Warming up this winter

Appeal. For some, the winter months are filled with uncertainty for what may lie ahead.  Seeking to support those feeling the cold, Circular Head Youth Leaders will again host their annual Winter Woollies drive. An initiative of the Youth Advisory Group, the annual appeal has continued to provided a source of support for many throughout …

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Creating change

Competition. Circular Head Christian School student William Dawson is a strong advocate of standing up for what you believe in.  The eight-year-old was one of 20 regional finalists recognised at Government House in Sydney, New South Wales earlier this month as part of an anti-bullying competition. William was one of three Tasmanian finalists acknowledged at …

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By-election beckons

Politics. Braddon is preparing for a federal by-election with familiar faces set to contest the seat. The by-election was announced following Labor MP Justine Keay’s resignation from the House of Representatives in light of the High Court’s decision regarding her dual citizenship. Ms Keay, who is a seventh generation Tasmanian, made arrangements to renounce her …

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Sixth round races

CHHA. Tigers earned a tight victory over Robins in round six of the Circular Head Hockey Association on Saturday. The Division Two game produced an even match as both sides gained attacking opportunities. A clean passage of play late in the first half led to a Tigers penalty corner, converted by Kylie Monson. Tigers held …

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Wins all round

NWFL. The Greenham Tasmania Circular Head Giants earned a victory against East Devonport in round six of the North West Football League on Saturday.  Played at Girdlestone Park, the visiting side trailed by three goals at the main break before Jarrod Watling and Scott Jackson kicked into gear, securing five and three majors respectively.  The contest …

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Saints strike court

Netball. Strength, skill and stamina coupled with team spirit is what drives the Smithton Saints.  Coached by Alicia Jamieson, the Circular Head Netball Association representative team of Britney Arnold, Tori Williams, Imogen Wigg, Nikki Bramich, Piper Grey, Jaz Martin, Elise Popowski and Indi Tuxworth has displayed tenacity and team work in each appearance.  The side travels …

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Men march out

GNL. The Tall Timbers Smithton Saints travelled to Meercroft Park to meet with West Devonport in round five of the Greater Northern League on Saturday. A fierce contest ensued when the women took to the turf as Smithton attempted a new defensive strategy against the league ladder leader. Earning four goals before the main break, …

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Tour the Tarkine

Cycling. The Battlescars Foundation Tasmania will navigate the twists and turns of the north west this weekend for its Tour the Tarkine. Smithton cyclist Rodney Marthick will return to the road to take part in the charity event. Following a hairy situation with a hare earlier this year, Marthick was out of action for six …

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Saputo outcome

Dairy. Smithton’s Devondale Murray Goulburn factory is now in new hands with owner Saputo Dairy Australia announcing a retrospective farmgate milk price for the 2017-18 season. This follows a decision by Murray Goulburn stakeholders for Saputo Australia to take on all of the operating assets and liabilities of the co-operative. Mawbanna dairy farmer Matthew Gunningham …

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Eyes to the sky

Project. A community workshop for nature lovers is on in Stanley this weekend. Where? Where? Wedgie! aims to share the joy and science of Tasmania’s birds of prey, with a special focus on the state’s wedge-tailed eagles, culminating in a survey of these species at the end of May. Everyone, of all ages and across Tasmania, …

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