Saints push City Marians limits

NWH. The Smithton Saints claimed victory against City Marians Red during round five of the North West Hockey Under 16 season on Friday. Playing on opposition turf, the young Saints took control of the game from the first whistle. After just four minutes of play, a solid ball from Henry Wright into the circle was …

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Saints dull Suns

GNL. The Rocky Cape Tavern Smithton Saints have secured second place on the Greater Northern League ladder following a dominant 5-1 victory over South Launceston on Saturday. The win coincides with Joe Coombs’ and Daniel Cramer’s 300 and 200 game milestones. It was South Launceston however who took control of the game early, using their …

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Farewell Mrs Farrelly

Retirement. What began as a six week relief position has spanned more than three decades for one treasured librarian. Janette Farrelly took a temporary post as a teacher’s aide in the kindergarten class at Forest Primary School in 1985. The position gradually grew into full time work, with roles in both the lower and upper …

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Divisions split

CHHA. Round nine of the Circular Head Hockey Association saw the competition revert to two separate divisions. Previously identifying as a Division Three side, Robins has advanced to Div Two alongside Tigers, Irishtown and Mustangs while three teams remain in Div Three: Mustangs, Tigers and Irishtown. The round’s proceedings began on Friday night with Irishtown and …

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Win a trip to Antarctica

Students. Tasmanian students are being encouraged to name Australia’s new icebreaker vessel for a chance to win a trip to Antarctica. Chair of the Parliamentary Antarctic Alliance, Liberal Senator for Tasmania Stephen Parry, said up to 12 students and four teachers from across Australia will fly to Antarctica for a day. “The students would become …

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Mobile dental services

Rural. Circular Head will welcome increased dental services, now that’s worth smiling about. The Royal Flying Doctor Service has received $11 million from the federal government to expand dental outreach services in country Australia over the next two years. Senator Jonathon Duniam launched the nationally proportioned funding for the RFDS in Tasmania at the Circular …

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Now, that’s paw-fection!

Fundraiser. The Circular Head community has once again brought about a hugely successful event for Sunday’s RSPCA Million Paws Walk. Event coordinator Trina Morris said the weather was fine and calm, so participants had a great day. “Torrential rain the day before kept numbers down, but those who came had a great time.” At 11am, …

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Intersection safety

Infrastructure. The intersection at Mengha and Spion Kop roads sparked debate at Circular Head Council’s monthly meeting on Thursday. During councillor question time, Councillor Jan Bishop enquired about the progress of roadworks undertaken at the Forest intersection after an audit of council roads identified the spot required upgrading. Engineering and projects manager Bilal Akhtar said …

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May day record

Rain. Smithton and Marrawah have recorded their wettest day in May. Heavy rain fell in much of the state’s north west, north and upper east coast on the weekend. In the 24 hours from 9am Friday to Saturday, the heaviest falls were in the north, including 62 millimetres at Smithton, 50mm at Marrawah and 38mm …

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Southside demolition open day

History. As Smithton High School’s main campus renovations near completion, demolition of Southside will commence next Monday (June 5). Established by WSH Smith and Sons in 1907 for Smithton Public School, the building was used by Smithton Primary School during the ’80s while the current Grant Street campus was under construction. Since then, Smithton High …

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