National experience

Under 12. From the North West Junior Football League to the national stage, Circular Head Giants Jacob Furphy and Bronsen Sutton-Collins are making an impact on the footy field. Jacob, 12, will travel to Canberra, ACT to compete in the School Sport Australia National Carnival from Saturday August 11 to 18 while Bronsen, 11, has …

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Moonie makes milestone

Commitment. A stalwart of the club, Michael ‘Moonie’ Ollington made Smithton Football Club history on Saturday reaching 400 games.  The first to do so in the club, Ollington ran out in front of a home crowd in the Reserves in round 16 of the North West Football League to tackle former club Penguin.  Joining the …

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Intricate movement

Skill. Inpulse Dance and Fitness students are broadening their repertoire. The studio hosted Acrobatic Dance Association founder Stacy Mitchell for a weekend of workshops and exams recently. With more than four decades of experience, Stacy travels the country to teach the acrobatic dance syllabus. On Saturday, students completed exams for Stacy to adjudicate and received …

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Saints’ strong contests

Roster. The Circular Head Netball Association representative Under 16 team has completed a competitive season in the Burnie Netball Association. The Smithton Saints played in the Preliminary Final in Burnie on Saturday. Meeting with Marist Regional College Blue, Smithton started the game slow to give the opposition a headstart. The Saints picked up the tempo …

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Where’s Olly?

Muse. An icon on the streets of Smithton, the tale of Olly will be new to many. Loved by owner Frances Joyce and partner Tim Broom, two-year-old Olly is a mischievous but loyal companion. As the subject of many a mural around town, the English staffy keeps a watchful eye on passersby, featuring in the …

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Helping mainland farmers

Appeal. Circular Head is digging deep to support farmers in need across New South Wales. Drought is gripping New South Wales, parts of South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia. According to the Bureau of Meteorology, the nation this year endured its driest July since 2002. However in Tasmania, most of the state received above average …

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Bigger and better

Woolnorth. Moon Lake has officially opened its newly upgraded $2.7 million Gums Dairy. The new fully automated modern dairy is set to significantly increase production on the dairy, and has the capacity to expand production into the future. Operations manager Hugo Avery said the completion of the dairy underlined Moon Lake’s ongoing confidence in the …

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Cats claw at Giants

NWFL. The Greenham Tasmania Circular Head Giants endured an annihilation in the North West Football League on Saturday. The Wynyard Cats launched a strong home-ground campaign, leaving the Giants to pick up the pieces of a six goal margin at the main break. Nathan Bransden, playing game 300 for the club, notched two goals alongside …

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Sleep like a baby

Venture. A change in career has provided Jess Magee and her family with an easy night’s rest. As a first time mother, Jess struggled through months of broken sleep and says the breaking point was when she reached “total sleep deprivation”. “During these eight months I felt like a different person – my already present …

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Saints’ steep defeat

GNL. The Tall Timbers Smithton Saints travelled to take on the Queechy Penguins in the Greater Northern League on Saturday. The men started proceedings strongly as both sides displayed intensity however Smithton’s defence was tested as Queechy shot out to open the scoring within minutes, before securing a second goal soon after.   The Saints …

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