Census next week

Survey. The 2016 Census is just days away and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) asks that all locals participate on Tuesday August 9. The data gathered in 2016 will help to inform planning for vital infrastructure and local services, including schools, health services and transport. Tasmania Census director Georgia Chapman said participation ensures information …

2 years ago

Mum knows best

Personally I struggled to return to work as early as I did. Knowing my child was able to receive the love, care and attention she needed on a daily basis helped me get through my own anxiety. I can always rely on the educators to give her a warm safe hug, consoling her to feel …

2 years ago

Yes or no?

Fireworks. Australia Day is a time to celebrate being in this land of plenty. The day usually ends with a bang in a spectacular show of lights in the night. The Smithton fireworks, concluding the annual Twilight on the Duck festival, are enjoyed by young and old but not everyone takes delight in the show. …

2 years ago

Battle of Long Tan

Anniversary. August 18 will mark 50 years since the Battle of Long Tan, in which 18 Australians were killed and 24 injured. The battle took place in a rubber plantation near Long Tan, in South Vietnam’s Phuoc Tuy province. Australia’s D Company, of the 6th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment (RAR), was outnumbered when 100 troops …

2 years ago

Giants tickled pink

NWFL. A strong offensive effort saw the Greenham Tasmania Circular Head Giants’ senior side get off to a great start, booting four goals to Devonport’s one on Saturday in a feature match for the McGrath Foundation. The blistery conditions played havoc in the second quarter as the Giants dominated play with countless possessions however failed …

2 years ago

The end of the season is nigh 

CHFA. Ladder leaders Forest Stanley finished off a stellar undefeated season with a 199-point win over Scotchtown during Saturday’s final rostered round of the Circular Head Football Association. Setting the pace early, power forward Lincoln Jackson bagged 10 goals ably assisted by Martin Hardy’s eight to see Forest Stanley’s lead to 103 points at the …

2 years ago

Juniors through to Semi 

NWBU. Smithton Basketball Club’s junior squads complemented their stellar seasons with victories over the Latrobe Demons in all seven games at the Smithton Sports Centre on Sunday. Following the final rostered round of the North West Basketball Union’s Junior Coastal competition, six local sides will continue into the first round of the finals series this …

2 years ago
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