Simple waves save lives

Campaign. It’s hard not to smile when someone gives you a friendly wave. Ask Katie Everett, 10, she’ll tell you: “You’ve gotta wave,” she says. “When I see my friends go past in a car or when they’re across the road, or I see someone who’s friends with Mum I wave to them. “They wave …

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Men march into finals

NWBU. The Tall Timbers Smithton Saints men are relishing their win over Ulverstone on Tuesday night as they look to the finals. The Saints looked nervous early and while they led for much of the match they never really found their rhythm in what could have been their last game for the season. Ulverstone led …

1 year ago

Local representatives shine

Competition. Circular Head’s finest young hockey players travelled to Hobart at the long weekend to compete in the Junior Intrastate Tournament. Representing the north west, the sides took on teams from the south and north at the Tasmanian Hockey Centre. Led by coach Keegan Popowski, the U/18 Boys returned home victorious ahead of South Blue, …

1 year ago
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Academic path to Smithton

Life. Smithton’s Nadira Pardo has a knack for writing books. To date, she has written 17 of them. Her most recent published work is a book for recovery from alcohol and drug addictions. Co-authored with a recovering alcoholic, the book will be used as a textbook to teach Christian ministers in professional training in Queensland …

1 year ago

Exhibition.

Art. The latest exhibition in Smithton is a spectacular showcase of works from Tasmanian photographers. On display at Time Out on Emmett for the next month, the photographs include local landscapes and natural scenes. Featured photographers include Garth Smith, Nick Monk, Hillary Younger and Rob Blakers. Time Out’s Cheryl Sharrock said she loved all the …

1 year ago

Mondays are made for shopping

Sale. You would be mad not to bag a bargain during Mad Monday. The initiative of the Circular Head Business Group will see 32 businesses reduce their prices for one day only. New owner of Circular Head Office Supplies, Kathy Monson has been settling into the swing of small business for the past three months …

1 year ago

Happy campers

Donation. The kindness of a caretaker and his wife has not gone unnoticed in the community, with many thanking the couple for their efforts. Roy “Buster” and Bev Hardy run the Montagu campground, winning people over with their fun-filled fundraisers that help local causes, most recently raising more than $3200 for Emmerton Park. The money …

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Volunteering in Vanuatu

Experience. Just as they close the chapter on one year of volunteering abroad, Jamie and Deb Quilliam look to another year in a new country. The Quilliams, of Edgcumbe Beach, have kept Chronicle readers up to date on their journey with regular columns from their time in Cambodia. Now as the couple prepares to set …

1 year ago

Investing in a local icon

Update. Following news that the Stanley Nut will see an upgrade to its visitor facilities with $150,000 allocated in the 2017-18 state budget, Liberal Member for Braddon Joan Rylah said the money will be spent on “providing a quality visitor experience at this spectacular location”. “The Nut State Reserve is a major tourism drawcard for …

1 year ago

Championship brothers

Camaraderie. Forget sibling rivalry, these brothers are standing together to represent the state at a national competition. Smithton Hockey Club players Keegan and Eddie Popowski will run out side by side at the Australian Hockey Championships next month. Playing in Wollongong, New South Wales from Friday July 7 to 14, the Popowski brothers will compete …

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