Open for business

Shopping. Smithton retailers are choosing to open on Saturdays to provide customers with a leisurely shopping experience. Newly relocated opportunity shop, Treasure Chest opened its doors on a Saturday for the first time two weekends ago.  According to manager Esther Quilliam, it was a good move. “It was very well done, they made a lot …

3 years ago

Black Uhlans’ run

Visit. A convoy of Outlaw Motorcycle Gang (OMCG) members arrived in Smithton on Friday afternoon, lining King Street in a sea of bikes. Visiting as part of the Black Uhlans’ annual ‘National Run’ (October 23-26), members rode from Devonport before stopping at the Smithton clubhouse. Smithton Police Sergeant Lee-Anne Walters said despite some concerns from …

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New rules

Fishing. New rock lobster and scalefish rules apply from Sunday November 1. Following extensive consultation, the new rules will be implemented in Tasmania to improve fishing practices and stock sustainability. To view the changes visit

3 years ago

Scholarship applications now open

Education. Students wishing to embark on tertiary studies in the new year are able to apply for financial assistance in the form of two scholarships offered locally. The Mayor’s Education Fund Bursary is a $5000 contribution awarded each year to an applicant who is able to demonstrate that they would find it difficult to access …

3 years ago

Pool solution

As I predicted, now we have no pool but thank goodness the aquatic centre proposal has been abandoned. Maybe now we can be much more practical and economical. Why can’t we work on the existing pool? With all the construction that is now possible – why not wreck the dome and all the surrounds of …

3 years ago

Kudos to the Women’s TRY-athlon Committee

  A massive thank you to Jess Maguire and her dedicated committee who worked their butts off and rallied the community to produce an awesome night with female world surfing champion and legend, Layne Beachley. The ‘can do’ attitude and positive vision that Layne represents and promotes so passionately was certainly present in bucketloads on …

3 years ago

Communication is key

Awareness. Open communication is the key to educating children about drugs. That was the take-home message from Tuesday night’s drug forum in Smithton. Hosted by Rural Health at the Circular Head Community and Recreation Centre, the public forum welcomed close to 100 people from a cross-section of community: parents, carers, grandparents, teachers, service providers, councillors …

3 years ago

Vacancy around the table

Local Government. Circular Head is set to welcome a new councillor following the resignation of Councillor Rodney Hardy last Thursday night. The 62-year-old cited health reasons for his decision to step down from his council duties after six years, saying it was the “opportune time” to do so. “Over the last two years, things just got …

3 years ago

Teeing off for Cup

Competition. Golfers from across Tasmania will converge on Stanley over the November long-weekend for the annual Clark Windows Nut Cup. The WT House Beta Home Living Veterans Cup will kick off the weekend’s events on Thursday October 29, welcoming up to 100 golfers to the course. Veterans secretary-treasurer Percy Monson welcomed keen-golfers along to the …

3 years ago

Long-awaited return

Competition. After close to 17 year of inactivity, indoor hockey is making a comeback. Set to begin early November with two divisions available, the idea of reinvigorating the roster came from discussions within the hockey community, who wanted to increase the skill level among local players and welcome new players to the sport. Needing someone to …

3 years ago