Cats conquer Giants

NWFL. The Greenham Tasmania Circular Head Giants were left scarred by the Wynyard Cats following three North West Football League thrashings on Saturday. In the final rostered round of the season, Circular Head hosted proceedings looking to challenge top of the table Wynyard. As the home side opened with just one goal and one point, …

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Members’ night

History. Circular Head Football Association inducted two Life Members at its annual awards night on Saturday. As prominent figures in local footy throughout the past three decades Kerry Armstrong and Ricky Stewart were bestowed the honour while Scotchtown Football Club’s Todd Wilson was named the CHFA Ambassador. Armstrong joined Irishtown Football Club in 1976 before …

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Little Pattie visits Smithton

Experience. The Battle of Long Tan erupted in Vietnam more than half a century ago and among those caught in the crossfire was Patricia Thompson. Better known as Little Pattie, Mrs Thompson was performing in Nui Dat the day the battle broke out, August 18, 1966.  “I was in the middle of our third show …

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Anniversary commemorated

Service. The Circular Head RSL WWI Centenary Committee unveiled the long awaited Vietnam War Memorial at Anzac Park on Friday while paying tribute to a fallen soldier. RSL Australia president Robert Dick attended the Vietnam Veterans Day service in Smithton where the project was unveiled and a tree planted and plaque instated in the memory …

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Adventures of an author

Books. A face some locals may remember well, teacher Ross Walker is now making a name for himself in the world of children’s books. “I got transferred down there a long time ago, teaching at Smithton Primary School in 1991,” he says. He lived in Circular Head for 12 months with his wife and firstborn …

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Canaries look for premiership trifecta

CHFA. The Irishtown Canaries will field three sides in the Circular Head Football Association Grand Final this Saturday. Following Forest Stanley victories in both the Seniors and Reserves during the Preliminary Final in Stanley on Saturday, the Demons will meet with the Canaries and vie for premiership glory while Irishtown will challenge an undefeated Redpa after …

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Sparkling sweethearts

Dance. Glitter and sequins glistened in the spotlight at the 50th Burnie City Eisteddfod recently. Inpulse Dance and Fitness students were among those to illuminate the stage and mesmerise judges and audience members. “I’m extremely proud,” says Inpulse owner Trudi Hine. “There’s a lot of hard work and commitment that goes into this, lots of …

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Tallies best of the best

Awards. Tall Timbers Tasmania earned two accolades at the 2017 Tasmanian Hospitality Association Awards for Excellence. At the gala event in Hobart on Monday, the local business received Best New Tourism Initiative and Hotel or Accommodation Venue of the Year for regional areas. Tall Timbers sales and marketing manager Dave Joiner says this acknowledgment further …

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Principle of parenting

Life. Since joining the Circular Head community much has changed for Gregg Sharman. The St Peter Chanel Catholic School principal shares how life has evolved in the past five years and the gift of parenthood. The Wynyard resident has been travelling to Smithton daily since 2013 and says he is often asked about the commute. …

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Night of nights

Achievements. Circular Head Football Association held its annual awards at the Stanley Town Hall on Saturday where president Stuart Gale announced his retirement. Having held the presidency for three years, and a role as treasurer prior to that, Gale says he is no longer able to commit as much time to the role as required. …

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