Canaries meet Magpies 

Social. Circular Head Football Association’s reigning Under 16 premiers challenged their North Eastern Football Union counterparts to a feature match at the weekend. Playing under lights, Irishtown Football Club met the Winnaleah Magpies at their home ground in the state’s north east. With Canaries’ Jason Gofton and Rob and John Coates each donning the black …

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Local women future of footy

TWL. Three Circular Head sportswomen are savouring the taste of premiership victory following a 48-point  Tasmanian Women’s League Grand Final triumph in Launceston on Saturday. Taylor Grey, Jessica Brown and Romany Ewington tore through the banner with determination as they ran into Aurora Stadium holding high hopes of defeating reigning TWL premiers, Clarence. The Burnie …

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Slow start for Smithton 

NWBU U/22. Despite a slow start to the North West Basketball Union’s Under 22 season, The Tall Timbers Smithton Saints are gearing up to take on the Wynyard Wildcats tomorrow night. During the round three clash with Penguin Lady Blues on Friday (September 16) the Saints women fall short in front of a home crowd …

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Shredding a new culture

Skate. Rural Health Tasmania and Smithton Police are collaborating to bring a new campaign to the youth of Circular Head. The ‘Shred Safe’ initiative will recognise the efforts of youth displaying positive behaviour at the Smithton Skate Park. Rural Health youth and community liaison Dudley Billing said the initiative evolved from conversations with youth who …

2 years ago

Pop in people

Experience. A themed pop-up gallery in Smithton is just willing locals to pop in for a browse. Reflecting on the bushfires of early 2016, the Art About Town feature is open until September 30 when the month-long affair culminates in a ‘Red Party’. Volunteering at the gallery on Saturday and Monday mornings was Sue Popowski, …

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Something new

Gift. After entering the Circular Head Chronicle’s ‘Great Relaxations’ competition, Wendy Brooks knew exactly how she would spend her winning Lizzy’s This ’N’ That voucher. Announced as a recipient of one of the five weekly $50 vouchers up for grabs during week five, Wendy thought straight to her daughter Tiffany who had just announced her …

2 years ago

Farmers deserve better: Keay

Issue. Federal Member for Braddon Justine Keay has called on the government to take urgent action to address lengthy delays for farmers applying for the Farm Household Allowance (FHA). “Just recently my office had to intervene to help a Circular Head couple get access to this assistance after they had waited for three months for …

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Farmers’ group

Planning. Dairy Tas’ north-west discussion group is open to anyone who is interested. An upcoming session will be a short planning day to reset and launch the general discussion groups in the Circular Head area after a brief recess. Interested people are invited along to bring their ideas and have a conversation regarding the topics …

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Science and Innovation Awards

Apply. Applications are now open for the 2017 Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. Young people aged between 18 and 35 can apply for a grant of up to $22,000 to fund a project on an innovative or emerging scientific issue that will benefit Australia’s primary industries. There are …

2 years ago

Tracks meeting

Update. A meeting of community stakeholders held in Smithton on Monday identified future opportunities around protection, education and interpretation of Aboriginal heritage and also of sustainable access to the west coast. The meeting presented opportunities for not only tracks access but wider possibilities surrounding management of the Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area. Approximately 20 people were in …

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