Study options sorted

Session. February is an opportune time to consider study options for the year and Smithton LINC will hold a Learning Options afternoon today (Thursday February 4) to help. From 12-5pm community members are invited to the Smithton Library to speak with Sabena Lund about study options at the LINC, TasTAFE, Circular Head Trade Training Centre …

3 years ago

Drought loans now open

Farm. Farmers affected by drought can now apply for a Drought Concessional Loan from the Australian government. The scheme allows farmers to borrow up to 50 per cent of eligible farm business debt, up to $1 million. Loans are for eligible farm businesses for the purposes of restructuring existing eligible debt (including a Farm Finance …

3 years ago

ATO phone scam

Police. Tasmania Police is currently investigating reports relating to a number of people falling victim to an Australian Taxation Office (ATO) telephone scam. The ATO tax scam involves a victim being ‘cold called’ and advised that they have an outstanding bill with the ATO which must be paid immediately. Tasmania Police advise members of the …

3 years ago
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MIB, man in blue

Recruit. Smithton Police’s newest recruit Constable Will Smith is more down to earth than you might think, preferring to chase a good sized fish than a criminal alien. Joining the force in 2013, Constable Smith was previously stationed in Devonport and had not been to Circular Head prior to his posting last week. A four-wheel-drive …

3 years ago

Sealed with a heart

Goodwill. We all know that small towns do it best, but somehow Circular Head seems to go that one better. When Perth woman Anne Banks-McAllister phoned Providore 24 in Stanley recently to say she may have lost a bracelet in the boutique store, she was blown away by the response. “I wandered into Providore 24 …

3 years ago

Riverbend’s refurbishment

Funding. Riverbend Youth Centre has received a $5000 federal government grant to upgrade the centre’s kitchen. Federal Member for Braddon, Brett Whiteley made the announcement on Tuesday, as part of the ‘Stronger Communities Grant’. “Riverbend Youth Centre year in, year out provides a great camping experience and retreat for young people across the state,” Mr …

3 years ago

Demons, Bulls claim points

CHCA. Round nine of the Circular Head Cricket Association A Grade competition saw plenty of individual highlights, but Forest Stanley and Marrawah claimed crucial points with only three rounds to go before finals. In a round that was highlighted by individual performances, spectators witnessed two centuries over the weekend and a brilliant all-round display. The …

3 years ago
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Force on the court

Tournament. Having mastered their defence on the court, Smithton Basketball Club’s next challenge will be to break through the Australia Defence Force’s (ADF) basketball teams’ barriers. The ADF will visit Smithton next week as part of a 10-day tour of the state, playing local clubs including the Smithton Saints’ men’s and women’s seniors sides on …

3 years ago

Double header, double action

Hockey. Circular Head Indoor Hockey’s Division One teams had a double header this week, playing their Semi Finals on Sunday night and Preliminary Finals on Monday. Sunday night’s first Division One game between Sonics and Giants had spectators on the edge of their seats as the ball zigzagged from each end of the court. However …

3 years ago

Fighting fire with love

Appeal. Our firefighters have been overwhelmed by the generosity of locals who have donated everything from bottles of water to lip balm. Over the past week, donations have been received constantly, with drinks, fruit, lollies, sunscreen, throat lozenges and other personal care items among those considered by residents to be what the volunteers fighting fires …

3 years ago
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