Saints’ fiery clash 

GNL men. The Rocky Cape Tavern Saints hosted Devonport in Smithton on Saturday for a heated round nine clash. Last meeting in round five at Meercroft Park, the Saints saw this round as an opportunity to avenge the two-all draw on their own turf. Grasping at the limited opportunities early, Smithton were the first to …

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Canaries, Demons bully opposition

CHFA. After the competition’s second bye, the status quo continued as Irishtown and Forest Stanley did a number on their round seven opponents. Hosting a special ‘Life Members and Sponsors Day’ at the Circular Head Community and Recreation Centre in Smithton, Scotchtown were slow to start against the Canaries. Irishtown kicked six first-quarter goals to …

2 years ago

Giants’ two from three 

NWFL. During round 12 of the North West Football League the Greenham Tasmania Circular Head Giants claimed two victories from three games against the Burnie Dockers at the West Park Oval on Saturday. The senior match saw the Giants get off to a flying start, booting six goals to none to take a 39-point lead …

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Irishtown powerless in loss

CHHA. Tigers dominated in both divisions during Saturday’s round 11 proceedings with a seven-goal uncontested haul against Irishtown in Division Two. Despite the final result, Irishtown took charge of the game early to hold possession within their attacking half for the first 15 minutes of the game. However a number of opportunities were wasted and …

2 years ago

Clinics for goalkeepers

Hockey. Division One goalkeeper Dylan Jago will host a series of free clinics in Smithton in order to lift numbers and develop goalie technique. Welcoming newcomers and current players, the Rocky Cape Tavern Saints keeper will share his knowledge throughout the two-hour sessions, the first to be held at 11am this Sunday (June 26) at …

2 years ago

Top bacon in Smithton

Awards. It’s Bacon Week (June 19-25) and the Johnston Gourmet Meats crew is celebrating with a top spot at the Australian Bacon Awards. The Smithton butcher, owned by Josh Perry, came in second place on the Tasmanian list of top short-cut and full-rasher producers. Sharman’s Butchery at Wivenhoe took out first place – a title Perry …

2 years ago

High rainfall, winds

Warning. The Bureau of Meteorology forecasts up to 30 millimetres of rainfall for Smithton today (Thursday June 23) with northwesterly winds reaching 40km/h. At Marrawah, up to 35mm is predicted while 25mm is expected at Stanley. Rain is expected to ease on Friday. The SES has advised north-west residents that as a result of the …

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Where to vote

Election. The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) has completed an assessment of its polling places. As a result some polling places in Circular Head have been abolished and will not be used at the 2016 federal election. The polling places that have been closed are Mawbanna, Montagu and Togari. Affected voters will receive notification of the …

2 years ago

Budget passed 

Council. Circular Head Council passed the Annual Plan and Budget Estimates for 2016/2017 at Thursday night’s monthly meeting and Mayor Daryl Quilliam says it was with a balanced approach in mind. Cr Quilliam said that while infrastructure costs continue to increase, the council has continued to take a balanced approach with the general rate set …

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Grants for community

Funds. Eight community groups were granted funds through round one of Circular Head Council’s 2016/2017 Community Small Grants Scheme. • Circular Head Arts (CHArts) received $2500 for the CHArtchibald prize exhibition and pastel workshop. • Circular Head Little Athletics Centre will put their $4000 towards their first ever timing gates. • Circular Head Senior Citizens’ Club …

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