Home game disappointment, loss

NWBU. The Tall Timbers Smithton Saints launched into the North West Basketball Union senior season on Friday with a home game. Clashing with the Ulverstone Hoppers, the women began the evening’s proceedings in a fast paced affair. Smithton were competitive in their attack on the ball however ultimately fell shy of a victory, 73 to …

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Colts quick to win

CNW. The Circular Head Colts Under 13 side registered a win at Haywoods Reserve on Sunday while their Under 17 counterparts finished with a loss. Bowling first, the Under 13 team met with Ulverstone Red in a fierce match. Kade Hardy (2/4) led the unit followed by Rylee Popowski (1/9), Eli Arnold (1/11), Jonah Evans …

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Indoor, outdoor on fire

Hockey. Smithton Hockey Club talents Tomas Coker, Henry Wright and Max Lester will draw on their experiences playing alongside national representatives as the season begins. Selected to compete at the Australian Indoor Championships in Goulburn, New South Wales earlier this year, Coker has returned with a new perspective on the game while Lester says he …

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A sense of place

Art. Immersing herself in her surroundings, June Wilson’s latest exhibition is filled with local wonder. A Sense of Place is currently on display at Smithton cafe Time Out on Emmett. “My work is primarily to do with light on a landscape,” says the former local now based in Latrobe. “And what drew me to [these …

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Winning streak continues

Bowls. The Smithton Bowls Club ladies were outclassed by their country cousins Wynyard late last month. Smithton were defeated by Wynyard in all bar one rink where Karen Neilson’s side gained a draw. The Division Three women also put in a gallant effort as Joy Auld sealed the team’s only victory, winning 19 to 11 …

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Celebration of Education event

Study. Circular Head will have its first Celebration of Education event at the Circular Head Hall of Fame on Friday. The recipients of the Mayor’s Education Fund Scholarship and the Soroptimist International of Circular Head Scholarship will both be announced during the celebration. The scholarships, which have previously been announced on Australia Day, assist Circular …

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Wynyard capacity investment

Fonterra. Fonterra Australia will invest in $9.7 million into its processing plant in Wynyard in a bid to increase capacity. The Wynyard site produces milk powders, cheese, butter and spreads for domestic and international export with an annual capacity of between 45,000 and 50,000 tonnes. The investment will increase dairy milk processing from 1.3 million …

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Big Bass Highway commitment

Promise. Long awaited upgrades to the Bass Highway will be welcome following the state election, with both major parties now committing to the project. A re-elected Liberal majority government will invest $40 million to significantly upgrade the Bass Highway, west of Wynyard. The commitment was announced on Friday as one that headlines a range of …

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The Turning Tide

History. A new travelling exhibition telling the story of Australia’s naval involvement in the Second World War is now in Stanley – the first town outside Hobart to feature the display. Titled ‘The Turning Tide: Australia’s War at Sea in 1942’, the Maritime Museum of Tasmania display was a success with 4500 people viewing the exhibition …

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Turn up the fun!

Competition. The annual skate park day out is on next weekend and local youth are invited to join the action. There is adrenalin inducing fun to be had and $1000 in prizes to be won. Free snacks and lunch will feed the crowds as they watch the ‘Know Your Odds’ scoot, skate and BMX competition …

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