Bryan Green resigns

Politics. Labor leader Bryan Green resigned on Friday following two decades of parliamentary service, 16 of which were in government. Mr Green was first elected to state parliament as Labor Member for Braddon in 1998, he then went on to serve in various ministerial roles before becoming Deputy Premier in 2006 and then Opposition Leader …

2 years ago

Gibson Street progress

Works. Planned infrastructure and streetscape upgrades to Gibson Street, Smithton are progressing well. Included in Circular Head Council’s 2016-17 Budget, the $750,000 works will fix the deteriorating condition of the road due to its age as well as include tree planting and streetscape to improve aesthetic. Commencing in September last year, the council worked in …

2 years ago

Smithton Stars’ Rising Star success

BCL. Connor Smith has made his mark on the Burnie Cricket League in his debut season as a Perry’s Quality Meats Smithton Star. The 17-year-old claimed the league’s Rising Star Award at the Best and Fairest presentation held at Acton Cricket Club on Sunday. Starting out with Marrawah Cricket Club in the Circular Head Cricket …

2 years ago
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Taking on national field

Tournament. Local football players Bailey Grey, Toby Reeve and Lloyd Gallaher will represent the state at the National Diversity Carnival to be held in New South Wales next month. Played at Blacktown International Stadium in Sydney from Saturday April 8 to Thursday April 13, Bailey and Toby will represent in Tasmania’s KickStart team while Lloyd …

2 years ago

Social squash expression of interest

Invite. Fancy a social session of squash? Interested community members looking to learn to play or reignite their love of the sport are welcome along to the Smithton Sports Centre, 110-114 Nelson Street, on Tuesday (March 28) from 7.30pm. Open to all ages, this is an all-weather sport that is great for families. To find …

2 years ago

King clutches win

NWBU. The Tall Timbers Smithton Saints women continue to struggle through the North West Basketball Union season while the men have secured a close one-point victory. The Saints hosted Latrobe Demons on Friday for the round six clash where the women were defeated 37 to 93. The men however had a better performance with a …

2 years ago

Australian Masters Games registrations open

Event. Registrations are now open for the 2017 Australian Masters Games set to be held across the north west later this year. More than 50 sports will be showcased at the biennial competition between October 21 and 28, and Circular Head remains a contender to host hockey games at the Smithton Hockey Complex. However registrations …

2 years ago

Monster Fair madness

Entertainment. Emmerton Park will host a Monster Fair this weekend with something to capture the attention of all ages. The family friendly fair will host a variety of stalls including trash and treasure, a monster raffle, cakes and produce, craft, handmade furniture created by the community Men’s Shed, hot spuds from Smithton Lions Club, a …

2 years ago

TasWater situation

Discussion. Members of Local Government Association of Tasmania (LGAT) will discuss the future of TasWater at next month’s general meeting. Earlier this month, Premier Will Hodgman and Treasurer Peter Gutwein announced a plan to fix the “failing water and sewerage infrastructure”. They said the current situation across the state was not acceptable with 25 towns on …

2 years ago