Locals do it best

Golf. Smithton Ladies Golf Club saw three members – Jill Dixon, Jan Kay and Cynthia Marshall – take out top honours at the weekend’s Marie Lord Memorial Smithton Bowl. Now in its 22nd year, the annual event welcomed golfers from across Tasmania and from Victorian clubs Lakeside Ladies and Cheltenham to compete for the prestigious …

3 years ago

Season wraps up

Tennis.The Smithton Tennis Club is nearing the end of the season with the post-Christmas roster having their finals recently. The A Grade Mixed final was played between the Red team of Jason “Rubber” Williams, Tim Arnold, Ben Forsyth and Janette Grey, and the Blue team of Sam Cleland, Greg Horton, Laura Korpershoek and Fiona Van …

3 years ago

Sam’s Slingshot success

Boating. Sam Spinks’ passion for racing was reignited recently after watching Australia verse America at the ‘Powerboat Spectacular’ in Sydney. The 13-year-old has raced with the Tasmanian sector of the Australian Power Boat Association since he was 11 and with two successful seasons under his belt, he is eager to continue improving. After securing a …

3 years ago
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Coach Saville’s gap year

Experience. When Danyon Saville was first encouraged to play basketball he was not impressed. “I didn’t even like it at first. Mum (Jodie) pretty much made me play,” he laughed. But as time wore on, Saville’s opinion of the game improved and was replaced by the passion he has for basketball today. “Over time I …

3 years ago

Women’s win over Wynyard

NWBU. The Tall Timbers Smithton Saints Women put on an impressive performance at the Wynyard Basketball Stadium during round eight’s showdown on Saturday night. Their convincing win saw the Saints push Wynyard down a notch, with all players pitching in for the four quarters to record the 77-49 score. American import April Perry again demonstrated …

3 years ago

Rugby rumbles into town 

Recreation. As the weather cools off, winter sport is heating up and a new game is coming to town. Circular Head will host a round-robin tournament of rugby union at the Forest Recreation Ground next Saturday (April 2), showcasing the game to the region. The Burnie Rugby Union Club, Devonport Rugby Club and the Launceston …

3 years ago

Ambassadors of the industry

Recognition. Sharefarming power couple Kellie and Leigh Schuuring have won the ‘Share Dairy Farmer of the Year’ at the 2016 Tasmanian Dairy Awards. The awards, jointly presented by DairyTas and the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA), were held at the Burnie Arts and Function Centre last Wednesday following the state’s annual dairy conference. This is the …

3 years ago
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Be safe this Easter

Safety. Alcohol and driving do not mix, but this fact is often forgotten when it comes to boating. Ahead of the Easter long weekend, Smithton Police are urging locals not to mix alcohol with driving, or with boating. Under the Marine Safety Act 2006, it is an offence to operate a vessel with a blood …

3 years ago

The Chronicle is moving!

New. Circular Head Chronicle staff will likely be seen walking down Smith Street this week with cardboard boxes in hand, but rest assured – their jobs are safe. It is all part of a move to their new office, the former Tastec Computers building on Goldie Street, Smithton. Originally located at Stanley, the Chronicle has …

3 years ago

Longevity, loyalty valued

Circular Head Progress Group hosted a celebration evening on Wednesday March 9 to honour former longstanding business owners who have contributed immensely to the local community over their many years in business. The evening welcomed friends, family and clients of Smithton’s Heather and David Woodward, and Chrissy and Gary Hingston to recognise their business and …

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