West mounts pressure on Saints

GNL. Tall Timbers Smithton Saints took on West Devonport at home this weekend. In what should have been an easier match for the Saints men, West came out firing to score early in the game and set the tone. The pressure was piled on the Saints defence for the majority of the game and mistakes …

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Playing in the elements

CHHA. Wind and rain made for poor conditions in Monday night’s two Circular Head Hockey Association games. In the evening’s first game, between Division Two’s Robins and Tigers, players were in a constant battle with the elements. Play moved from end to end with neither team able to capitalise on scoring opportunities and all goals …

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Canaries fly high

CHFA. Round 14 of Circular Head Football Association was played on a fine winter’s day, with the match of the round in Smithton between Scotchtown and powerhouse Irishtown. Scotchtown’s Jordan Williams and veteran Kieren Baldock teamed up in the midfield and even though the scoreboard show a 33 point defeat, Scotchtown played a well-matched and …

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Ready, working generation

Stimulus. A new $3.9 million jobs package was announced last week during the Prime Minister’s visit to the north west. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the North-West Tasmania Job Ready Generation Package will ensure local workers have the skills they need to meet the growing and changing job demands in the region. The package will …

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Giants taunt Magpies

NWFL. Greenham Tasmania Circular Head Giants came away with a win against Devonport in the weekend’s North West Football League Seniors clash on Saturday. Playing in Devonport, it was Nathan Bransden’s five majors that did the most damage on the scoreboard followed by Toby Reeve’s and Guy Kearnes’ two goals each. Kalon House, Mark Kearnes, …

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Master of mooting

Event. Best not take on Natasha Perry unless you have the facts to back up your argument. Now in her fourth year at the University of Tasmania School of Law, Natasha joined her peers to take out top honours at a prestigious national mooting event. A moot is a mock judicial proceeding where students present …

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Temma track

ATV. A Turners Beach man, 42, was flown to hospital with non-life threatening injuries following an ATV crash on the Sandy Cape Track at Temma on Saturday. The crash, which occurred about 12.20pm, was attended by both police and ambulance personnel. “Due to the remoteness of the crash scene the Westpac rescue helicopter was tasked …

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Food appeal

Winter. At your next shop at Woolies in Smithton, you will have the opportunity to help deliver more food and groceries to families in need. Until Tuesday (July 24), Woolworths customers can add a $2 Foodbank token donation to their purchase. “At this time of the year we have families struggling to make ends meet, …

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Capturing coastal sights

Interest. Local landscapes have caught the eye of judges in the Australasia’s Top Emerging Photographers competition run by Capture magazine. Open to emerging photographers across the country and New Zealand, Gerard Anderson submitted his entry and was soon rewarded with a Highly Commended in the landscape category. His six photos showcase the Tarkine and one …

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Making the difference

Project. A group of passionate locals has met to talk about ways in which to reconnect disengaged learners in the community. Recently, Smithton LINC was granted $27,400 through the Department of State Growth’s Training and Work Pathways Program. The funding is to be used for the local Making the Difference project to promote positive impacts …

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