One point the difference for Saints  

GNL women. The Rocky Cape Tavern Saints have concluded their Greater Northern League season, narrowly missing out on finals glory. Travelling to Burnie, the Saints met the City Marians in the round 18 encounter, that would be their last for the season. Without the strength of Mel Gray and Bek Lardner, Circular Head Hockey Association’s …

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Saints robbed

GNL men. The Rocky Cape Tavern Saints were beaten by rivals City Marians in the dying seconds of their final game of the Greater Northern League season on Saturday. The Saints started the round 18 clash slowly, seemingly unable to find second gear. City capitalised on this opportunity and jumped into attack. Smithton’s defensive trio …

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Brilliant bookworm

Creativity. Stanley Primary School student Xander Power has unleashed his imagination to design an award-winning bookmark. As part of the ‘Premier’s Reading Challenge’ initiative, Tasmanian students were encouraged to design a bookmark to promote literacy. A self-proclaimed bookworm, Xander, 9, drew inspiration for the design from his favourite authors, knowing that by letting their imaginations …

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Humanity at heart

Recognition. Smithton Primary School student Ty Haywood is kind, considerate and always smiling. For this, he has been nominated to receive the ‘Fred Hollows Humanity Award’. Named after opthalmologist Fred Hollows, whose foundation has helped to restore sight to two million people worldwide, the award recognises students who show care and compassion towards others. Open …

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Seniors’ social

Fun. The Senior Citizens’ Club entertainers enjoyed the last week in July by providing a program for the club’s social visits to Emmerton Park and the Wynyard Senior Citizens Club. As part of the entertainment, a male quartette, Bush Band, group songs, skits and other items were performed to a very appreciative audience who showed …

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Centenary Committee’s dedication

Appreciation. The Smithton Lions Club has recognised the Circular Head RSL World War I Centenary Committee for its continued dedication to Australia’s war history and local veterans. The committee was presented with a ‘Community Award’ last Wednesday (August 17) at the Lions Club’s monthly meeting. Lions president Sheryl Robson said the award was fitting for …

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Murchison plan

Blueprint. Residents are being asked to provide their views on a draft community plan to help shape the Murchison region over the next 25 years. More than 1900 people took part in consultation around the ‘Sustainable Murchison Community Plan 2040’, which is a joint initiative of the Burnie, Circular Head, King Island, Waratah-Wynyard and West …

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Tasmania’s tidiest town 

Community. Stanley has been named ‘Tasmanian Tidy Town’ for 2016 in the Keep Australia Beautiful (KAB) Awards, and residents could not be more proud. This is the fourth time the seaside village has taken out the state award, having previously won in 1994, 1996 and 2002. In 1997, Stanley went on to win the national …

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Parks entry

Free. One hundred years of national parks in Tasmania is being celebrated throughout 2016. To mark the centenary, entry fees to the state’s 19 national parks are being waived to encourage the community to share in the wonder of their natural environment. Entry to all national parks will be free on the weekend of Saturday …

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Local vets honoured

Service. The Circular Head RSL World War I Centenary Committee commemorated the 50-year anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan and national ‘Vietnam Veterans’ Day’ in a felicitous manner last Thursday (August 18). A memorial service held at Anzac Park, Smithton preceded a luncheon at the Circular Head RSL where local veterans and relatives were …

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