Giant national debut

Representative. Following a giant leap into the North West Football League with the Circular Head Giants Under 18s this season, Lachlan Blakemore is kicking goals. Stepping up from the Under 14s after the withdrawal of Smithton Football Club’s Under 16s from the North West Junior Football League, he has impressed at a regional level and …

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Talent showcased

Representatives. Ryan Nibbs, Jett Grey and Emerson Wells have shown their skill in the North West Basketball Union and are now making an impact at a national level. The Smithton Basketball Club players have done their club proud in their selection to compete at the Australian Junior Basketball Championships. Following a promising performance in Kilsyth, …

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Teams tied at the top

CHFA. Round seven of the Circular Head Football Association saw two crowd pleasing matches on Saturday. Out at Redpa, it was an intense first half in which both teams were eager to get the win. Redpa were the first to falter, kicking an inaccurate 14 behinds which possibly cost them their maiden win. Rodney Franks, …

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Giants take the win

NWFL. The Greenham Tasmania Circular Head Giants are back on the winners’ list this week with an important 25 point win over Latrobe at home for round 11 of the North West Football League. The Giants got out to an early lead kicking four goals to the Demons’ one and taking a 23 point lead into …

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Determined play in Division Two

CHHA. Round 13 of the Circular Head Hockey Association roster was a passionate affair. In the first game of the day for Division Two, Robins and Irishtown met with the latter missing a few star players. The first half of the game was even, with Robins going into the half time break with a one …

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Bringing home the bacon

Produce. Bacon lovers rejoice and head on down to Smithton, for that’s where Tassie’s best can be found. Perry’s Quality Meats, Smithton, took out the state’s top spot in both the full rasher and shortcut categories of the Australian PorkMark Bacon Awards. “It’s a good product. We’ve been tinkering with the recipe a little bit, …

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Nine new projects to support workers

Package. Funds have been announced to assist Murray Goulburn workers affected by the impending closure of the Edith Creek facility through a variety of projects. The Circular Head Regional Economic Working Group met in Smithton on Friday to announce the nine projects that are expected to help create jobs and re-training opportunities. This represents more than …

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A life filled with love

Milestone. On the eve of her 100th birthday Elsie King will likely be sitting down to a jigsaw puzzle. A table fit for that purpose is positioned at the sunny northerly window of her Smithton home, where she can watch the outside world from the comfort of her favourite chair. Tomorrow the table will likely …

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Shattered Smithton Saints

GNL. The Rocky Cape Tavern Smithton Saints have suffered another heartbreaking loss, this time at the hands of Burnie Baptist. Baptist arrived ready to play, while the Saints took time to settle into the game. Baptist made them pay with two first quarter goals, placing Smithton firmly on the back foot. Smithton found structure in …

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Students present The Tonic

Broadcast. Old timers will remember listening to radio shows in the ‘50s, tuning in each week to hear the voices they knew so well. New timers have reinvented the classic, and it’s called a podcast. A bunch of local youths is involved in hosting and producing The Tonic, a podcast that focuses on health and …

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