New rockwall for Smithton foreshore

Grant. A Circular Head environmental project will receive funding support of $250,000 from the federal government. Liberal Senator for Tasmania Stephen Parry announced the funding commitment for rehabilitation of the Duck River Eastern Foreshore in Smithton as part of the Improving Your Local Parks and Environment program. “The funds will allow the Circular Head Council …

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Old pool

Update. Stage one of the demolition of the Circular Head War Memorial Swimming Pool will continue early next week. The bulk demolition of remaining out buildings and structures is due to begin on Monday (May 29) and will take approximately two weeks. Removal of asbestos, the old pool liner, some plant and other equipment has already …

1 year ago

Mayor Quilliam nominated for president

LGAT. Circular Head Council voted unanimously to nominate Mayor Daryl Quilliam for the position of both member and president of the Local Government Association of Tasmania. Mayor Quilliam currently holds the position of vice president of the General Management Committee of the LGAT. Councillor John Oldaker announced his nomination at Thursday’s meeting which was seconded …

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Cracker Night

Reminder. This Saturday night (May 27) is Cracker Night, traditionally a celebration of Commonwealth Day in which fireworks displays may be seen across Australian communities. The cutoff for fireworks permits has now closed. Permit holders should notify neighbours, and local police and fire services of their event. Animal owners are reminded to keep their pets and …

1 year ago

Descendants commemorate

Anniversary. A significant family gathering was held in Stanley recently to commemorate two fallen soldiers. Descendants of the families of Private George Anderson and Sapper Monte Button met on the 100 year anniversary of the death of the two soldiers killed in the First World War. Private George Anderson was born in September 1895, son …

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Canaries’ cool victory

CHFA. While on the road, Irishtown claimed a classy 120 point victory against Redpa during round two of the Circular Head Football Association season on Saturday. The two sides tussled for dominance in the opening quarter with Redpa remaining in the game at quarter time, 1.2.8 to 2.3.15. However the visitors took control of the …

1 year ago

Embrace being you

Events. Settle in for a girls’ night and bring the popcorn! Embrace will grace the screen at Smithton High School next Friday and you’re all invited. The film is a social impact documentary which follows mother-of-three Taryn Brumfitt as she explores the issue of negative body image and inspires women to change the way they …

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Victories from high scoring

NWFL. The Greenham Tasmania Circular Head Giants had a high scoring encounter with East Devonport during round seven of the North West Football League on Saturday. Scores were level at quarter time with both sides having secured four majors and three behinds. However East Devonport found momentum in the second quarter to lead by 13 …

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Wildcats claw opposition

NWBU. The Tall Timbers Smithton Saints were unable to match the strength of their Wynyard Wildcats opponents during round 15 of the North West Basketball Union on Tuesday. Played in Wynyard, the home side displayed total control over its opposition in the women’s proceedings. The Saints remained in contention for three quarters before falling away …

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Saints dealt blow by Penguins

GNL. The Rocky Cape Tavern Smithton Saints men have suffered their first loss of the Greater Northern League season to top-of-the-table Queechy Penguins. The round five clash marked 250 games for goalkeeper Dylan Jago in Smithton on Saturday. Queechy began the game at a frantic pace, surprising Smithton as they expected a patient, methodical approach. …

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