Child alerts family of fire

Emergency. Smithton residents have had a lucky escape from a Cuba Road house, which caught alight just before 10am on Sunday. Five occupants of the house – three adults and two young children – were in bed at the time, but all escaped serious injury after one of the children raised the alarm. Smithton Police …

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Floating into Christmas

Event. Familiar floats, new entries and cheerful jingles will bring in Christmas this year, with the annual parade and carols night on Friday December 19. The festivities will begin at 7pm with the parade, followed by the carols at Anzac Park at 8.30pm. This year, Rotary Club of Smithton is coordinating the parade on behalf …

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Christmas tree-son?

Correction. A Smithton resident has cried foul on a mainland city’s claim to be currently showcasing the largest outdoor Christmas tree in Australia. Ian “Snow” Nielsen, who is part of the Smithton Rescue Service crew that arrange lights on the Norfolk Island Pine during the festive season, was alerted to Geelong’s new 25-metre-tall metallic structure …

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Seeing stars in LA

Experience. The dazzling streets of Hollywood left a lasting impression on Smithton’s Romany Nicholls, as she successfully made her presence felt on the world stage. The 17-year-old touched down on home soil last Tuesday, returning with a silver medal and two bronze earned at the World Championships of Performing Arts in Los Angeles. Having also …

4 years ago

Coast’s best beds

Awards. Circular Head businesses have earned a clean sweep of accolades in the accommodation category at this year’s Cradle Coast Regional Tourism Awards. Stanley’s Old Cable Station, Smithton’s Tall Timbers Tasmania and Stanley’s Horizon Deluxe Apartments took out unique, standard and deluxe accommodation honours respectively at the annual presentations on Thursday night. In addition, Stanley …

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A region that excels

Hospitality. We all know that our tourist spots are world-class, and now visitors are vouching for us too. Close to 20 local businesses were awarded Certificates of Excellence from Trip Advisor, an international travel site allowing user reviews – good and bad. People from all over the world can log on to the site and …

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Libs’ local connection

Expansion. The Tasmanian Liberal Party officially opened its new office in Smithton on Tuesday following Braddon MP Joan Rylah’s announcement earlier this year. Premier Will Hodgman led formal proceedings inside the Emmett Street building, joined by his newly elected Braddon team of Mrs Rylah, Adam Brooks, Jeremy Rockliff and Roger Jeansch in cutting a cake …

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Centenary commemorations

Anniversary. Plans are underway for next year’s World War I Centenary commemorations, with new features set for Smithton, Stanley and Marrawah. The community is invited to a presentation detailing all that is planned for the momentous occasion, marking 100 years since the first world war. The Centenary Committee, formed by local groups across the region, …

4 years ago

Copper out, fibre optic in

Service. Stanley is next on the list to receive the National Broadband Network, with sections of Smithton’s old lines to be decommissioned in October. NBN Co, the company appointed to rollout the new system set to provide high-speed internet and phone services, says construction of fibre optic lines into the seaside town will be carried …

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Town transformation

Design. Smithton’s visual appeal is set for a touch up, with a draft of the Landscape Development Plan released for public comment. The proposal – a further step from initial discussions with the community in February – has incorporated 18 priority sites around the town, with improvements ranging from symmetrical tree plantations to eye-catching banners. …

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