Child seat checks

Free. The RACT will be offering free child restraint checks next week after organised inspections in Smithton last year found about 80 per cent of child restraints were installed incorrectly. Professional RACT child restraint fitters will be on site at: • Woolworths car park from 2pm on Monday February 22; • Circular Head Children’s Services …

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Girls rule the relay

Team. The Smithton Girl Guides will host their own mini Relay for Life event to carry the baton in supporting cancer sufferers and their families. Not to be limited by their age in staying awake for the real event, the ‘mock’ event will see the girls aged five to 14 keep a baton moving for …

3 years ago

Music to your ears

Entertainment. If you ask Eric Marshall, the Devil Country Muster ‘musta’ helped put Circular Head on the map. The Rotary Club member and festival organiser says the country music festival has added Smithton and surrounds to many tourists’ bucket lists. “The event advertises as being at the heart of the Tarkine and the centre of …

3 years ago
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Garden of knowledge

Produce. Establishing a school garden six months ago, St Peter Chanel Catholic School students returned last week to see it flourishing. Overseeing the garden is Stuart Smith, who said the project developed after recognising the need to increase students’ understanding of how produce ends up on supermarket shelves. “A lot of kids think produce comes …

3 years ago

Couta’s fighting spirit

Bushfire. The small community of Couta Rocks is still reeling after the full force of fires was felt by shack owners. All bar two of 14 owners stayed to defend their properties on Wednesday January 27 as the tight-knit coastal community found itself in the path of the fires – the impact intensified as several …

3 years ago

There’s no stopping Honess 

Triathlon. Local triathlete Kelly Honess has added another accolade to her collection after winning the Launceston Triathlon Club’s McCrimmon Insurance Triathlon held at Beauty Point on Sunday. Competing in the women’s sprint division, Honess completed the 750-metre swim, 20-kilometre bike ride and 5km run in 1:11.02 – a personal best by more three minutes. “I …

3 years ago

Leaping into love

Engagement. Four years ago Melissa Wells’ niece teased her to propose to partner Malcolm “Balky” Stokes, fast forward to the next leap year and she actually did. “We had only been together six months or so and my niece, Leah brought up the fact that in a leap year a girl can ask a bloke …

3 years ago
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Tennis time

Kids. The ANZ Tennis Hot Shots ‘Community Play’ program is set to begin at Smithton Tennis Club this Sunday and all children aged 5-12 are encouraged to join the fun. Run by volunteers, the program has attracted national popularity with 500,000 children taking part in the past year. Each week over six weeks, Smithton Tennis …

3 years ago

Savannah’s strength

Athletics. Although 12-year-old Savannah Wigg was born with a rare chromosome disorder, she’s not letting anything hold her back from leading an active and healthy life. There are approximately 400 reported cases worldwide of Trisomy 8 Mosaicism and Savannah is one of just five Australians living with the disorder. First starting Circular Head Little Athletics …

3 years ago

Runs in the family

Cricket. Andrew Popowski found it difficult to contain his excitement during Circular Head Cricket Association’s Marrawah and Forest Stanley B Grade match at the weekend. Playing alongside his two sons Lucas, 14, and Isaac, 15, who stepped up from Marrawah’s U/16s side to assist the undermanned team, Andrew couldn’t help but not-so-quietly celebrate their achievements …

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