Cycling for empowerment

Event. Nine local women tackled a worldwide challenge on Sunday, conquering a 100-kilometre ride. The global event, Rapha’s ‘Women’s 100’ saw thousands cycle the distance in a bid to connect and empower female cyclists. Tasmania’s north-west event was hosted by the coastal group North West Cycling Sisters and based in Penguin. The Circular Head participants …

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Megan’s marathon mania

Triumph. Some call it brave, others call it insane but most will agree it is determined. Rabobank Smithton employee Megan McGinty has completed seven marathons in seven locations in seven days for the ‘Bravehearts 777’ charity initiative. All this, from a woman who began running for leisure and fitness just last August. The feat was …

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Fire fuels creativity

Experience. Local artists will have Nelson Bay as their backdrop when they meet for a retreat guided by Latrobe’s June Wilson. The day will be held at Sue and Ashley Popowski’s shack, POP INN, on Saturday September 10 to coincide with Circular Head Council’s ‘Art About Town’ month. The theme for this year’s art and …

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Al Hansen’s a top citizen

Recognition. Allen Hansen was named Smithton Lions Club’s Citizen of the Year for 2016 at the annual changeover dinner last night (Wednesday July 13). “I’m exhilarated,” Mr Hansen said of the honour. “It came completely out of the blue. I’m so flattered, I can’t express how much.” Born in Oconto, Wisconsin in the United States …

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GARDEN CLIPPINGS – July

ARISAEMA [ar-ih-see-muh] One of the most fascinating, bizarre, exotic looking plants to encounter in the garden is a member of the large and diverse Arisaema genus of the Araceae family. With close to 200 species found in the wild, the largest numbers grow in China and Japan and are commonly known as cobra lilies because …

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Eisteddfod champions

Performance. Dancers from Smithton studio, Inpulse Dance and Fitness dazzled judges at the 49th annual Burnie City Eisteddfod, taking home top honours along the way. Two of those who most impressed were Inpulse dancers Bridget Hofing, 18, and Maddison Gleeson, 14, who put on a show with their respective solo routines. Dancing to “Blow” by …

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Cue the bullocks

Experience. Edith Creek’s Ritchie Wells and his team are taking over Hollywood one movie at a time – what bullocks! The team’s movie debut was for filming of the The Light Between Oceans in Stanley in 2014. Last year it was six weeks on set for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. …

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Giants’ scoring struggles

NWFL. The Greenham Tasmania Circular Head Giants found it hard to score in all three grades as Latrobe flexed their muscles at the Smithton Recreation Ground in round 15 on Saturday. In the Seniors, a fast start from Latrobe did Circular Head no favours as the visitors silenced the home crowd, taking opening-quarter honours to …

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Home side dominates

GNL women. The Rocky Cape Tavern Saints hosted a young and fit Tamar Churinga outfit in Smithton on Saturday. In the second last home game of the Greater Northern League season, the Saints took the opportunity to impress the home crowd with strong ball movement which controlled much of the opening-half play. With Ali Oates …

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Saints crumble Churinga 

GNL men. The Rocky Cape Tavern Saints hosted bottom of the ladder, Tamar Churinga at the Smithton Hockey Centre on Saturday. The round 13 encounter began in an even affair with a number of offensive plays made by both sides but to no avail. Coach Nigel Kingston and Joe Coombs were outstanding in defence, halting …

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