Smithton Saints’ season surrendered

GNL. The Rocky Cape Tavern Smithton Saints concluded their Greater Northern League season on Saturday with a disappointing defeat against South Burnie. The Saints men began the game in dominant fashion as captain Jason House led from the front alongside Kade Wooldrage in the midfield. Keegan Popowski and Richard Cornish used their speed and skill to …

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Word of the Year

Oxford. What’s trending in the schoolyard today? Oxford University Press Australia and New Zealand is on the hunt to find the most commonly used word amongst Australian children with the launch of their inaugural Australian Children’s Word of the Year competition. Primary school children are encouraged to nominate their ‘Word of the Year’ through a …

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Forestry agreement extended

Industry. Last Friday, the federal and state governments reached an agreement to extend the Tasmanian Regional Forest Agreement (RFA) for a further two decades. The RFA provides a framework for the sustainable management of Tasmania’s public and privately owned forests. Minister for Resources Guy Barnett said the extension would provide certainty for the state’s forestry …

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Melody makers

Music. Five local violinists have displayed their virtuosity with exquisite individual and dual performances at the coast’s recent competitions. The musicians, Julia Parker and Kositsin siblings Timothy, Jonathan, Emma and Anastasia performed to a high standard at the Burnie City Eisteddfod recently. Timothy, 9, says he was inspired by his older siblings to immerse himself …

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CHAC rallies community

Change. Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation hosted its reconciliation rally in Smithton on Sunday with more than 200 community members turning out in support. The event was an opportunity for locals to hear from guest speakers and voice their opinions on the reopening of recreational tracks in the Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area and dual naming within Circular …

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Reconciliation Council of Tasmania

New. The Reconciliation Council of Tasmania has been formed. Premier Will Hodgman said the state government welcomes the formation, which aims to be an inclusive and consultative avenue to further progress reconciliation in Tasmania. “Reconciliation requires acknowledgement that there may sometimes be differences in our views, but there must be an overriding, unified commitment to …

1 year ago

Milk production up

Dairy. A 10.2 per cent increase in milk production for the month of June has allowed Tasmanian dairy farmers to finish the 2016-17 financial year strongly. DairyTas last week released figures which show the state produced 835.4 megalitres, a decrease of 5.4 per cent, while the nation recorded a drop of 6.9 per cent. However, …

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Helping at the hospital

Support. Smithton District Hospital is looking to call upon community members who wish to volunteer their time to the local hospital. There are two ways in which volunteers can be of assistance to the hospital, perhaps by joining the Hospital Auxiliary. Forming in the 1950s, the group meets monthly to discuss ways in which to …

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Circular Head lapse before Latrobe

NWFL. The Greenham Tasmania Circular Head Giants recorded three defeats during round 17 of the North West Football League in Latrobe on Saturday. Circular Head kept up with Latrobe in the opening quarter trailing by just five points at the first change however their work rate began to drop in the second term as the …

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Saints a force of nature

NWH. The Smithton Saints Under 16s were faced with atrocious weather at Meercroft Park on Friday night but overcame the conditions for victory against West Devonport.  From the first whistle, the young Smithton Saints dominated proceedings, moving the ball around like a well drilled team.  Henry Wright broke out of defence to provide an opportunity for …

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