Scouts’ big Jamboree

Event. The Smithton Scouts will face their biggest adventure yet as they get set to take on the Australian Jamboree in early January. Held every three years, the event is the greatest event on the scouting calendar and is held from January 2 to 17 at Catarac Park. Last time the Jamboree was held at …

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GARDEN CLIPPINGS – December

 FRANGIPANI With the botanical name of Plumeria and belonging in the dogbane family of Apocynaceae, the beautiful perfumed frangipani can be grown in Tasmania against a warm, sheltered brick wall away from frosts or better still – in a container that can be moved indoors over the colder months. Plumeria has eight species native to …

3 years ago

Journey of self development

Honour. Hellyer Beach resident Jess Smith has been presented with a ‘Duke of Edinburgh Award’ by Tasmanian Governor Kate Warner at a special ceremony on Friday. The 23-year-old, who grew up in guiding and also has a Queen’s Guide Award to her name, set herself the task of completing the required sections for the award. …

3 years ago
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Hip HIPPY hooray

Learning. Pre-school aged children have joyously marked the end of their HIPPY years at a celebration and graduation party last Friday. Twenty-four children graduated and 30 families celebrated completing their first year of the ‘Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters’, which sees families work to develop skills and a love of learning. Parent tutors …

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Smithton’s hot shots

Play. Smithton Tennis Club hosted the last session of the eight-week ‘Hot Shots’ program for 2015 on Sunday. Participants had a chance to put together everything they had learnt into playing some friendly games. Program coordinator Leanne Gifford said it was great to see so many children, ranging from four to 12-years-old, having a hit. …

3 years ago

Forest Stanley’s finesse

U/16s. Marrawah totally out played Forest Stanley and finished up 198-run winners in round five of Circular Head Cricket Association’s junior competition. Marrawah’s top order went on a running spree punishing anything loose. Logan Smith (25) and Ben Spinks (48) put on a 75-run partnership for the first wicket followed up by Isaac Popowski (31), …

3 years ago

Cool running Kay 

Athletics. Competing in Canberra’s 37-degree heat, Charli Kay welcomed rain on her last day of competition at the School Sport Australia ‘Track and Field National Championships’. The 11-year-old qualified for the state team whilst representing St Peter Chanel Catholic School at the ‘Australian All Schools Track and Field’ competition held recently in Hobart. The only …

3 years ago
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Johnston’s next innings

Experience. For local all-rounder Bhodi Johnston, playing cricket in another country has always been a dream. Now, that dream is becoming a reality as he prepares to move to England to play the iconic game. Based in Wiltshire, Calne Cricket Club has contracted Johnston for the upcoming 2016 West of England Premier League campaign. Applying …

3 years ago

Giants end TB’s reign

Hockey. Round five of Circular Head’s Indoor Hockey roster saw veteran Sonia Poke slam a whopping 10 goals into the net, securing a victory for the Sonics. The Sonics’ 15-2 win over Partners and Pals can largely be attributed to Poke’s attack, her strategic manoeuvres and ability to lead her team resulted in the massive …

3 years ago

CHCA top contenders

Cricket. Both Forest Stanley and Marrawah have moved into the final four of the North West Community T20 Cup on Sunday, after earning wins against Riana and Irishtown. Forest Stanley made their way with a comfortable 47-run win over Riana. Batting first, FS set the pace with Marty Hardy’s 21 and Mitchell Bellinger 19. The …

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