Saints surrender

GNL. The Tall Timbers Smithton Saints displayed poor ball control against the Queechy Penguins during round six of the Greater Northern League in Smithton on Saturday. The visitors swiftly slipped two goals onto the scoreboard in the first quarter as Smithton struggled to settle into the game. The home side found momentum after the break …

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Triumphant Tigers

Milestone. Tigers Hockey Club remains 40 years young. Established in 1978, past and present players, coaches and Life Members reunited to mark the four decade milestone at Tall Timbers earlier this month. Among the founding members were Patsy Grey, Jocelyn Flint, Jenny Davison, Kaye Hugo, Janette Grey and Jackie Hanson who joined to create a …

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Priorities and delivery

Politics. Labor Candidate for Braddon Justine Keay was in Circular Head last week to launch her campaign for the upcoming by-election.  Meeting with voters at Time Out on Emmett in Smithton as well as throughout the region, Ms Keay said these connections are important to her as a representative of the region.  “It’s about the …

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Wind farm project progress

Talks. UPC Renewables continues to investigate and collect data to inform the proposed Robbins Island and Jims Plain Renewable Energy Park project. The renewable energy developer is also gathering feedback from community members through drop-in sessions held in Smithton. A spokesperson for UPC Renewables said the consultation sessions have allowed locals to voice feedback. Environmental …

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Giants crumble in clash

NWFL. The Greenham Tasmania Circular Head Giants were vanquished by the Ulverstone Robins during round seven of the North West Football League on Saturday. The Robins, currently second place on the ladder, controlled the game from the outset to gain a powerful lead at half time, 10.6.66 to 2.7.19. The Giants marched into the third quarter …

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Service with a smile

Funding. Marking one year of polishing pearly whites in Circular Head are the Royal Flying Doctor Service Tasmania (RFDS) and Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation. The mobile dental care program is provided to rural and remote communities who may not have access to dental support.  Announced in the Federal Budget earlier this month, the outreach program …

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Budget benefits Braddon

Funding. The Braddon electorate, including Circular Head, will benefit from upgrades to the Bass Highway after the release of the 2018-19 Federal Budget.  The $400 million commitment was made days prior to the May 8 budget release where funds from the Roads of Strategic Importance initiative will support infrastructure spending along the highway. Treasurer Peter …

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Cracker night

Reminder. This Saturday night (May 26) is Cracker Night, traditionally a celebration of Commonwealth Day in which fireworks displays may be seen across Australian communities. The cutoff for fireworks permits has now closed. Permit holders should notify neighbours, and local police and fire services of their event. Animal owners are reminded to keep their pets …

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Canaries, Tigers dominate

CHFA. In round six of the Circular Head Football Association, Scotchtown and Irishtown dominated from the first bounce. As Irishtown took the windy road west to meet with Redpa, Scotchtown hosted a home game against Forest Stanley. The Canaries utilised their stamina throughout the contest, led by a strong midfield and forwardline which secured eight …

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Rivalry runs rampant 

CHHA. Traditionally fierce rivals, Irishtown and Tigers met in round seven of the Circular Head Hockey Association on Saturday. The Division Two teams hit the turf with power as Tigers settled into a structured game to rattle the Irishtown opponents. Tigers entered the second half with one goal to the tally before securing a second …

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