Thursday November 21, 2019
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An ultra victory

An ultra victory

Smithton’s Judi Leale set out to complete Scottsdale’s 54 kilometre Rail Trail Run and Ride in eight hours.  Donning race number 123, the long distance extraordinaire blitzed the scenic circuit in five hours and 10 minutes to win the women’s title on Saturday August 17.  Hosted by the Rotary Club of Scottsdale with Ultrain, the second annual event featured two days of competition....
Milestone in the making

Milestone in the making

For the first time since community members made a splash in Swirl in May, Smithton Wellbeing Indoor Recreation and Leisure was still on Thursday August 29.  The warmth of the multi-million dollar facility was welcomed by all on a brisk winter day outside as community members gathered for the official opening.  A truly community-owned project, locals joined with Circular Head...
New parish priest welcomed

New parish priest welcomed

Following the departure of Father Alex at St Peter Chanel, Grade six students Brielle Bryan, Findlay McIntosh and Marlea Willie have put their journalistic skills to the test to find out all about their new Father, Father Christopher Kasturi and his journey to becoming Smithton’s newest member of the local Catholic congregation. Father Christopher was born in Rangoon, Burma but had to flee his...
Julius River back on track

Julius River back on track

The barbecue shelter at Julius River has been restored after a significant act of vandalism that was labelled a disgraceful act by Mayor Daryl Quilliam. “Council was disgusted to hear of the deliberate destruction of reserve infrastructure.”  Julius River Reserve forms part of the Tarkine Drive experience and was refurbished in 2018.  The pedestrian timber bridges on the Rainforest...
Straight in the pool room

Straight in the pool room

Following on from their success at the State Titles, Marliah and Jonty McIvor will now represent Tasmania in January at the Australian Eightball Championships in Albury. Jonty, a seasoned player, came away with another notch on his belt claiming the Under 18 state title and adding another trophy to the growing collection.  Playing competitive eightball since he was nine, Jonty has won...
Supporting women worldwide

Supporting women worldwide

Gill Buxton from the Devonport chapter of Days for Girls spoke at the Rotary Club of Smithton meeting Tuesday evening, August 13. Days for Girls organisation provides sanitary products for women in need, in particular in third world conditions, by providing access to menstrual care, education and everyday items. Gill spoke to the Rotary members about the results delivered by the local chapter...

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