We will remember them 

Respect. As the sun crept over the Stanley Nut and the bugles sounded, the Australian and New Zealand flags flew at half mast and our thoughts were carried away to a foreign shore, to muddy trenches and desperate lives. In commemoration of our past and present service men, women and animals, the community united at …

3 years ago

Top spots for Giants

NWFL. The Circular Head Giants have edged inside the top four in the Seniors and Reserves after both sides picked up their third win of the season against Burnie Dockers over the Anzac Day weekend. The U/18s however showed further improvement but were unable to get the points. With a comfortable 110-point win, the Seniors …

3 years ago

Demons, Canaries’ clean sweep

CHFA. The opening round of the Circular Head Football Association kicked off on Saturday with Irishtown hosting Scotchtown and Redpa battling Forest Stanley at home. Both Seniors games saw some great individual performances, especially in front of goal as both Irishtown and Forest Stanley recorded big wins. At Irishtown, the home side jumped the visitors …

3 years ago
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Giants U/16s’ first victory

NWJFL. The Circular Head Giants’ junior sides are effortlessly easing into a new season, now with a few games under their belts. Following a bye last Sunday (April 17) due to East Devonport’s forfeit, the U/12s headed to West Park Oval on Sunday to take on the Burnie Dockers for their second game of the …

3 years ago

Women not close enough 

NWBU.  The Tall Timbers Smithton Saints women played an unbearably close game on Tuesday night, eventually going down to their Ulverstone Hoppers opponents by just two agonising points. In the men’s, the first quarter was full of errors by both teams however the Hoppers were superior to the Saints in their conversions, seeing them able …

3 years ago

West’s winning ways

GNL women. Facing reigning Greater Northern League premiers West Devonport in front of a home crowd on Saturday, the Rocky Cape Tavern Saints experienced a lacklustre game. The Saints were under pressure from the start with Mel Gray and Leah House working hard in the backline to repel West’s attack. Entering the second half with …

3 years ago

Past teammates, new opponents 

GNL men. It was almost an intertown match-up during Saturday’s Greater Northern League Division One clash as the Rocky Cape Tavern Saints took on Burnie Baptist on home turf. No fewer than six former Saints stood on the opposite side of the field, now dressed in blue. The competitiveness was apparent from the outset as …

3 years ago
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Tigers’ big winning weekend

CHHA. Round four of the Circular Head Hockey Association roster began with Tigers thwarting Robins in a 6-1 Division Two showdown. An early goal through Tigers’ Camilla Woolley quickly started the frenzy and they continued to pressure Robins’ defence with four more goals through Irene Grey (three) and Woolley (two) before the break. With fresh …

3 years ago

Nursery visitor

Event. The Circular Head Garden Club will soon welcome Andrew Lockett of Red Dragon Nursery, presenting a wonderful opportunity for all garden lovers in the community. The respected nursery owner is based at Karoola in the state’s north, and will venture west to be a guest speaker on light and shade and striking the best …

3 years ago

GARDEN CLIPPINGS – April

ABUTILON [ab-yew-til-on] These evergreen, fast growing shrubs of up to two and three metres tall have the common name of Chinese lanterns and belong to the Malvaceae family. With over 200 species in the genus they have been distributed throughout the tropics and subtropics including Australia. Closely related to the hibiscus, abutilons have delicate, pendulous, lantern-like …

3 years ago
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