Arty touch

Textile. Edith Creek Primary School students last year focused their creative flair into an art project for exhibition. Now, the students’ work is featured for all to see in The Arty Duck in Smithton, the first display featured by students. The local school’s grade three to six class undertook the project last year as part …

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Backyard inspiration for learning

Career. Jye Crosswell is in his element working with Parks and Wildlife Service. A Marrawah local, the 22-year-old recently graduated from a four year Bachelor of Marine and Antarctic Science degree at the University of Tasmania in Hobart. Now, as an Aboriginal discovery ranger based along the north west coast, working in his own backyard …

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An English adventure

Abroad. At a crossroads in life, Liam McLaren will step out of his comfort zone this year to experience life living in the United Kingdom. After graduating from Launceston Grammar School at the end of last year, the 18-year-old plans to take a gap year to gain some clarity. “I had always wanted to take …

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Propel start-up week

Ideas. Have you got a business idea? The Van Diemen Project is running a free five-day intensive business starter program – designed to provide the tools to test and refine your idea into a workable business venture. Take advantage of skills sessions on core business topics, interactive team workshops, guest speakers from a range of industries, …

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Quiet achievers

Awards. Women, hear them roar, or perhaps quietly go about their business. Nominations are now open for the Unsung Heroine Awards where locals can nominate a woman worthy of recognition. Soroptimist International of Circular Head, together with Circular Head Council, will honour these unsung heroines at a celebration evening on International Women’s Day, Thursday March …

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School on schedule

Routine. Bag loaded with books, boarding the bus signifies the start of the new school year for many local students. As they enter term one, a new classroom may not be the only change encountered on the first day. Following a statewide review into transport by the Department of State Growth, many school bus transport …

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Stars succumb to opponent

BCL. In round nine of the Burnie Cricket League, Natone chased down Smithton within 17 overs to claim a victory. The Perry’s Quality Meats Smithton Stars won the toss to bat first with a home ground advantage supporting the side. Opening batsman Aaron Tuxworth was run out without making an impact on the score sheet …

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Twilight delight

Invite. Pack a picnic and duck around to West Esplanade next week to celebrate Australia Day. Circular Head Council will once again host its annual Twilight on the Duck event on January 26, this year with a few slight changes. Previously celebrated at the West Esplanade event, Australia Day Award recipients will now be recognised …

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Ready, set, play!

Fun. Free holiday fun will take over the Stanley Cabin and Tourist Park from next Thursday, with activities for all ages. Meet the crew from SU Tasmania, or Scripture Union Tasmania, at the newly upgraded Henry Hellyer Reserve Playground. There the group of trained volunteers will introduce school aged youth and their families to the …

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A-plus career

Retirement. Smithton High School principal Keith Billing has played a part in many students’ lives over the last four decades, whether big or small. His children Chris Billing, Lindsey Blake and Victoria Cotton escaped being his students for the most part except for his youngest in maths class. “Tori didn’t know what to call me. …

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