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by Hobart Magazine27 February
Hobart Happenings in February 2024

Hobart Happenings in February 2024

by Hobart Magazine27 February
What’s On in Hobart
by Peta Hen27 February
Dan Booker: Global Rider Reps Tassie in Redbull Hardline

Hailing from Hobart, mountain biker Dan Booker has done it all from compet­ing around the world to getting his hands dirty building the very trails he races on. And with the renowned Redbull Hardline to be held at Maydena this month, Dan shares why competing on his home turf is so special.

by Stephanie Williams 27 February
Road Trip: A Sunday Well Savoured

Sometimes on a Sunday morning in the warmer months we like to head to a beach. You have to make the most of it while the weather is remotely warm and the water temps aren’t so arctic. On a Sunday recently, we decided to head toward Carlton Beach, not knowing we were about to spend a whole day exploring.

by Ollie Benson27 February
The Diversity Of Life, And Fruit

Over the Christmas break I sat down to read a recently published book by Jill Griffiths, called What’s For Dinner. In the book’s introduction the author quotes a staggering fact – that 75% of the world’s food comes from just 12 plant species and 5 animal species. And that’s despite having 14,000 edible plants to choose from!

by Serena Hodge27 February
Healthy Lunchbox Eats

With department store shelves brimming with backpacks and glittery pencil cases, it’s that time of year where people (begrudgingly) get back into the swing of school and work lunches.

by Hobart Magazine27 February
The Tassie Book Club- Feb 2024

The Woman Booker Prize Club is a local Hobart book club. Here they share their thoughts on books by Tasmanian authors, set in Tasmania, or about Tassie topics.

by Elizabeth Osborne27 February
Bellerive Beach To Little Howrah Beach

Walk in the footsteps of Charles Darwin on this exhilarating coastal trail.

by Sara Hewitt27 February
Zodiac Check-In: Your Monthly Astro Update

Dive into the month ahead with practical star insights – your guide to navigating the cosmos this February.

by Stephanie Williams27 February
Future-Tech Expert On Leadership And Launnie

Tasmanian Amanda Johnstone is a globally acknowledged AI technologist and the founding CEO of Transhuman, a mental health and emotion AI technology company. A trailblazer in leadership and STEM, Amanda is heading home next month for a very special International Women’s Day event with TasICT.

by Amanda Double27 February
Winning Words

“There is great power in the knowing of a word. The controversial hypothesis of linguistic relativity holds that language shapes our perception of reality…Each generation receives language, uses and changes it, and teaches it to the next gen­eration, which builds on it anew.”

by Mary-Lou Stephens27 February
Chocolate, Spies and Quakers

What do Cadbury, Rowntree and Fry have in common? Chocolate, of course, but there’s also something more.

by Hobart Magazine27 February
Local Person: Scott Butler

Swapping an island for an island, Scott is representing Tassie in the latest season of Australian Survivor.  

by Stephanie Williams27 February
Local Person: Anna Mykhalchuk

For Ukrainian artist Anna Mykhalchuk, Ukraine and Kyiv are never far from her heart. Anna keeps her connection to her homeland alive through her practice of Ukrainian folk Samchykivka painting which she proudly shares with the Tasmanian community.

by Stephanie Williams27 February
Local Person: Shelley Bickerstaff

Living the creative life looks good on Shelley Bickerstaff – wine brand manager, gallery owner, artist and now fashion collaborator.

by Peta Hen27 February
Local Person: Joel Imber

From his first job at Chickenfeed to founding Create Crew, Joel Imber’s career, and creativity, has grown.

by Hobart Magazine27 February
What’s On: Hobart events in December 2023

Check out these awesome events going on around Hobart this month, or make a weekend of it and travel a little further afield.

by Stephanie Williams27 February
JackJumpers Jordon Crawford Lighting Up the NBL

One of the newest players in the JackJumpers lineup, Jordon Crawford has made his presence known. From Cincinnati, to playing in leagues across the world, Jordon is lighting things up on Australian basketball courts this season.

by Annia Baron27 February
Brainwash Yourself

They took a baby boy into the laboratory and exposed him to various objects. The psychologist and his colleague showed the 9-month-old a white rat, a monkey, a rabbit, different types of masks, and even lit a newspaper on fire to observe the baby’s reaction.

by Stephanie Williams27 February
A Triumphant Return

When Tasmanian soprano Jacqueline Ward was injured, a return to the stage was not assured.

by Helen Hayward27 February
My Home Rules: How to streamline the home

When I had two children in London, twenty-five years ago, I found looking after them easy. Loving and looking after my kids was straightforward. However loving and looking after my home was not. I had long been instructed to put my career first. So I did. Yet what to do with the mushrooming laundry by the bathroom door? And what if I actually liked cooking?

by Hobart Magazine27 February
The Tassie Book Club – Dec 2023

The Woman Booker Prize Club is a local Hobart book club. Here they share their thoughts on books by Tasmanian authors, set in Tasmania, or about Tassie topics.

by Elizabeth Osborne27 February
Peter Murrell Nature Reserve

If you enjoy a tranquil walk on sandy terrain, an abundance of wildflowers, scenic ponds, and maybe even a sighting of an elusive forty-spotted pardalote or an eastern barred bandicoot, then head for the Peter Murrell Reserve. The 260-hectare Reserve stretches behind Kingston, Tinderbox and Blackmans Bay, with access points in these suburbs. It is a 20-minute drive south from Hobart.

by Ollie Benson27 February
Did Someone Say Zucchini Glut?

Let’s be honest here. Each year they start out as a grower’s best friend, making you feel like a legitimate market gardener, before quickly becoming a headache as you push back the leaves and find yet another zucchini that’s got away.

by Hobart Magazine27 February
The Grand Race to Hobart Over the Years

Once the Chrissy ham leftovers are safely in the Tupperware and the discarded wrapping paper dealt with, it’s time to turn our attention to the great race – the Sydney to Hobart.

by Hobart Magazine27 February
Hobart Happenings in December 2023

Hobart Happenings in December 2023

by Stephanie Williams27 February
Hamish Michael

After a childhood full of small town freedoms, Hamish Michael has crafted a career on the stage. From the Uni Revue to appearing in some of Australia’s most-loved dramas, he is now set to spread his wings even further.

 

by Stephanie Williams27 February
The Vagenius’ Revolutionising Pelvic Health Education

A newly launched Tasmanian online health training program created by pelvic physiotherapist, Rachel Andrew and education specialist, Colette Mckiernan is revolutionising the way GP’s learn more about pelvic health.

by Annia Baron27 February
Live(R) Your Best Life

Can you relate to this? After a busy period of go-go-go, you finally have the chance to rest, be it at home or away on holiday but as soon as you’re able to switch off and relax, you feel it coming on – scratchy throat, a subtle headache, and a noticeably flat mood. “Oh great,” you grunt to yourself, “I’m getting sick.”

by Serena Hodge27 February
Sugar and Spice and All Things… Stress?

You swear by the staff room Cadbury stash as your daily afternoon pick-me-up…but would you consider cutting back on sugar if you knew that it could assist in managing anxiety?

by Hobart Magazine27 February
The Tassie Book Club – Oct 2023

The Woman Booker Prize Club is a local Hobart book club. Here they share their thoughts on books by Tasmanian authors, set in Tasmania, or about Tassie topics. Over to the club!

by Ollie Benson27 February
Seasonal Eating During The Hungry Gap

Phil O’Donnell and Jimmy Zerella run Gardners Bay Farm, a market garden and orchard 10 minutes out of Cygnet. Originally established to supply the restaurant at Port Cygnet Cannery, the pair are now leasing the farm and selling their produce through vegetable box subscriptions and to restaurants.

 

by Stephanie Williams, Peta Hen27 February
Taste Of The North Hobart Streets

Side-step the famous North Hobart restaurant strip and explore the back streets to find some cracking good eats

by Peta Hen27 February
A Road Most Travelled: Stories of the Midland Highway

When travelling from Hobart to Launceston and back again, one stretch of long, hilly, winding road generally comes to mind. Synonymous with roadworks and slow-moving caravans, the Midland Highway, or Midlands Highway, as it’s often referred to, never struck me as anything more than the road to the north of Tasmania – one with a compulsory coffee stop in Campbell Town, as is tradition.

by Peta Hen27 February
Laura Rittenhouse

Did you know line dancing is great for your short-term memory? We spoke with line dancer Laura Rittenhouse about connecting the community through line dancing.

by Stephanie Williams27 February
Chris Twite

From programming events like Falls Festival and Sydney Festival to becoming creative director of Hobart Current: Epoch, Chris Twite is the driving force behind some of Australia’s biggest arts events.

by Peta Hen27 February
Explore Tassie’s Big Things

With the summer holidays around the corner, many will crisscross their way around our state, either to visit family or to spend some quality time away from home. Depending on where you live and where you’re headed, you may even come across one of the Big Things Tassie has to offer.

by Ollie Benson27 February
You’ve Got to be Kidding – Goat Cheese is in Season!

The hills above Copping are alive with the sound of…bleating! It’s here on the slopes of the Ragged Tier and overlooking Marion Bay that you will find Leap Farm, a small Swiss Toggenburg goat dairy that produces Tongola Cheese.

by Amanda Double27 February
Twamley Farm

Fancy getting away from it all for a night in the country? The historic Twamley Farm is about 46 km from Hobart, on the Tea Tree Rivulet just outside of Buckland. Here you can step back in time to stay in one of several delightful and comfortably renovated historic buildings.

by Serena Hodge27 February
Harnessing The Healing Power of Spices

Spending the previous month galavanting around overseas, I learnt lots about the flavour-packed cuisine that bestrews the colourful streets of Northern India. First, that their version of mild spice is my idea of an inferno. And second, that spices can act as a nutritional powerhouse when it comes to maximising our health through food.

by Stephanie Williams and Peta Hen27 February
Foodie Treasures of Sullivans Cove

A stone’s throw from Salamanca, you’ll find Sullivans Cove, a little trove of foodie finds, for any appetite.

by Piia Wirsu27 February
From The Dead

When 18-year-old Mick Doleman farewelled a blossoming romance to sail out of Hobart on 12 October 1973, he didn’t know his whole world was about to change.

by Hobart Magazine27 February
What’s On: Hobart events in November 2023

Check out these awesome events going on around Hobart this month, or make a weekend of it and travel a little further afield.

by Hobart Magazine27 February
Marine Scientist Annie Ford

Tasmanian Annie Ford is a marine scientist who is currently riding her bike a distance of 4000km from here to Queensland to raise awareness of seismic blasting and support a Tassie-made film about the practice.

by Annia Baron27 February
Show Me the Money!

“Everyone who drives a Mercedes is a snob. People who own multiple houses are greedy. And those who spend a lot of money are selfish.”

by Peta Hen27 February
Get Growing for Summer

With the release of her new book, Good Life Growing, we caught up with garden guru Hannah Moloney to get her hot growing takes for the warmer months.

by Stephanie Williams27 February
Narendra Shetty

Inspired by world-renowned Michelin star chefs and determined to follow in their footsteps, Aura Hobart sous chef, Narendra Shetty is committed to showcasing the very best of Tasmania on a plate.

by Peta Hen27 February
Dr Martin George

When looking at the stars at night, it’s hard not to think about the hidden secrets of the universe and the origin of existence. For Dr Martin George, astronomer and head of Hive Planetarium in Ulverstone, it’s his job to find out.

by Stephanie Williams27 February
Hobart Happenings in September 2023

Hobart Happenings in September 2023

by Hobart Magazine27 February
Whats on: Hobart Events in September 2023

Check out these awesome events going on around Hobart this month, or make a weekend of it and travel a little further afield.

by Hobart Magazine27 February
Miss Kaninna

Tassie girl Miss Kaninna’s debut single Blak Britney rocketed to the top of the Triple J charts earlier this year. From a childhood in the bush and beaches of Bruny Island and Dodges Ferry to a performing arts academy, a national tour with The Sapphires theatre show, performing her own song on festival stages and that number one single, it’s been a big few years for the Yorta Yorta, Kalkadoon and Yirendali artist. Kaninna sat down for a chat with us to reflect on her success and to look back on growing up with racism in Tasmania. Oh, and to share her intense enthusiasm for Hobart’s cafes.

by Ollie Benson27 February
Living Life Sunny Side Up

To many, eggs are seen as a year-round source of protein, however did you know they are seasonal? And right now, as all keepers of backyard chooks will testify, eggs are back on the menu!

 

by Annia Baron27 February
Biodiversify

When your dad’s sperm lovingly collided with your mum’s egg, there was a surge of energetic activity. You started as one cell. During round 260 of cell division, differentiation occurred. A powerful force instructed each cell to migrate to a 3D map and become the cell of a specific organ. Science can’t pinpoint the precise location of this instructional intelligence that enabled you to bloom into who you are, but we are beginning to understand more about the importance of biodiversity and its role in personalising our wellbeing.

by Serena Hodge27 February
Sugar and Spice and All things… Stress?

You swear by the staff room Cadbury stash as your daily afternoon pickme- up…but would you consider cutting back on sugar if you knew that it could help in managing anxiety?

by Hobart Magazine27 February
The Tassie Book Club – Sep 2023

The Woman Booker Prize Club is a local Hobart book club. Here they share their thoughts on books by Tasmanian authors, set in Tasmania, or about Tassie topics. Over to the club!

by Elizabeth Osborne27 February
Pipeline Track Waterworks Reserve to Ferntree

The Pipeline Track from the Waterworks Reserve in South Hobart to Fern Tree, nestled in the foothills of kunanyi/Mount Wellington, is a pleasant 3.5 kilometre walk.

by Stephanie Williams27 February
Not Too Far Off The Eatin’ Track

Food should be at the heart of any good road trip and you definitely won’t go wrong with these solid eating destinations just south of the mountain.

by Peta Hen27 February
Spring into Gardening

It’s official. Spring has sprung. To celebrate, we caught up with Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens horticulturist, Anne Griffin, to get the top garden- sprucing tips for this time of year.

by Peta Hen27 February
Loss of Rink Sinks Dreams of Tassie Ice Sports Community

In May 2022, the Tasmanian ice sports community had the ice taken out from under them with the closure of Tasmania’s only permanent ice rink. Ice Sports Tasmania President Anna Holliday spoke to us about the ongoing impact on the ice sports community and their hopes for the future.

by Peta Hen27 February
Massive Month for Mountain Biking

Tasmania has become a mecca for mountain bike riding in recent years, with local councils spending on upgrading infrastructure and trails all over Hobart. Our rugged trails have attracted tens of thousands of mountain biking tourists keen on exploring Hobart’s bushland, while injecting millions of dollars into Tasmania’s economy. However, us locals are pretty keen on the sport too, and with the newest trails opening at our three mountain bike parks, mountain bike fever is running high.

 

by Hobart Magazine27 February
Hobart Happenings August 2023

Hobart Happenings August 2023

by Hobart Magazine27 February
What’s On: Hobart events in August 2023

Check out these awesome events going on around Hobart this month, or make a weekend of it and travel a little further afield.

by Ollie Benson27 February
New Beginnings Sprouting at Fat Pig Farm

Since making Tasmania their home, Matthew Evans and Sadie Chrestman’s impact on food and farming in the state has been significant. And despite their decision to close their restaurant at Fat Pig Farm for a well-earned break, their influence is certain to continue. Indeed, in Keeley Bytheway, it already is.

 

by Hobart Magazine27 February
Tassie Duo to Dress Up for World Cosplay Champs

Most of us only dress up in costumes on Halloween or at fancy dress parties. For Hobart professional cosplayers, Dr Emerald L King and Amy King, it’s an obsession. We spoke to the dynamic duo about their passion for cosplay and the 2024 World Cosplay Championships in Japan.

by Peta Hen27 February
LOCAL PERSON: Mariangela Parodi

Mariangela Parodi, an alchemist, natur­opath and spiritual healer, helps people, especially women, find themselves after challenging life events; a theme that inspired her new, international best-selling book.

by Peta Hen27 February
LOCAL PERSON: Diane Reynoldson

Working with people serving time in prison takes compassion, understanding and a big heart. Occupational ther­apist and art therapy teacher, Diane Reynoldson, has these assets and more, helping inmates make positive change through art. We spoke with Di about her work for the Prison Fellowship and the upcoming art exhibition, Art from the Inside.

by Peta Hen27 February
LOCAL PERSON: Craig Garth

Capturing breathtaking scenes from the skies above Hobart, Craig Garth shares how he turned his passion for drone piloting and photography into his full time career.

by Stephanie Williams27 February
LOCAL PERSON: Dr Sherbet (Aka Claire Dawson)

For sick kids in hospital, putting smiles on their faces can be as valuable as medicine. For Dr Sherbet – aka Claire Dawson – it’s her vocation. We spoke with the Hobart Clown Doctor about her role in helping kids at the Royal get on the road to recovery.

by Stephanie Williams27 February
Hobart Happenings July 2023

Hobart Happenings July 2023

by Peta Hen27 February
Threads of Solidarity: Tasmanian Knitters Unite for Ukraine

A group of local women have taken up knitting needles to help raise funds for those affected by the war in Ukraine. Tassie for Ukraine is a community knitting project determined to make a difference.

by Ollie Benson27 February
Meet the Cabbage Growers that are A-Head of the Game

Sitting above the Jansz Parish Vineyard on the outskirts of Richmond, looking down on the spindly arms of the now dormant vines, you can see rows and rows of stunning vegetables destined for the restaurants of Hobart. And there’s one humble vegetable that takes pride of place amongst the rows. From the crinkled leaves of the savoy to the tightly packed, conical-shaped hearts of the sugarloaf, it’s cabbage season!

by Hobart Magazine27 February
Stay Chatty Marks Ten Years

SPEAK UP! Stay ChatTY was founded ten years ago by Hobart’s Mitch McPherson and has become a critical part of the mental health landscape in Tasmania. As he approaches this milestone, Mitch has reflected on his journey.

by Annia Baron27 February
The Dark or The Light

A wise woman lives in the deep south, close to the sea. It is said that she is blessed by the Gods and that her words are passed on from generation to generation. People from all over the world seek her knowledge.

by Serena Hodge27 February
From Cheers to Clarity

It’s no secret, we Aussies love to drink. But it wasn’t until I committed to eight weeks of sobriety that I learnt just how deeply alcohol is embedded within our culture.

by Peta Hen27 February
Two Teens, a Streetwear Brand and a Very Important Mission

Lost Edge, a new Hobart clothing brand, has hit the streets. We caught up with founders, entrepreneurial Hobart teens Luke Harris and Hugo Allison, to chat about the launch and the mission behind Lost Edge.

by Liz Osborne27 February
Exploring Mount Nelson Bicentennial Park

Have you wandered any of the tracks of the Bicentennial Park at Mount Nelson?

by Peta Hen and Stephanie Williams27 February
Crescent Hotel + Du Cane Brewing

On a cold, wet night after work, the last thing we felt like doing was navigating half of the mainland who had turned up for the to eat and a good craft beer to wash it down with.

by Peta Hen27 February
A Century Long Obsession with Tasmanian Skiing

It’s the time of year when the dark, low clouds in the evening look less ominous and looming, instead sparking hope and excitement. Will it snow? Will it be low enough? Can we go skiing?!

by Stephanie Williams27 February
LOCAL PEOPLE: Naarah

From humble northern suburb beginnings to on stage in the renowned First Nations musical, The Sunshine Club, Naarah has taken the Australian performing arts world by storm.

by Peta Hen27 February
LOCAL PEOPLE: Ben Hirst

Running a marathon is one thing, however running the distance of two Mount Everest climbs in a single week is another thing! We caught up with ultra-marathon runner and founder of Run for Mental Health, Ben Hirst, to speak about his upcoming Double Everest Challenge.

by Hobart Magazine27 February
Hobart Happenings June 2023

Hobart Happenings June 2023

by Ollie Benson, Sprout Tasmania27 February
Tunnel Hill Mushrooms

It’s mushroom season! But at a time when Instagram feeds are full of foraged slippery jacks and saffron milk caps, there’s a grower on the outskirts of Hobart who’s found a unique environment for producing mushrooms all year round.

by Annia Baron27 February
Fear Stories

He didn’t pack much. It was only a short hike. Two burritos, some chocolate, and a few bottles of water. But caught under the weight of a 350kg boulder that had dislodged and trapped him for 5 days, the flesh of his right arm began to rot. Oscillating between delirium and death, Aron Ralston recorded goodbye videos to his family and friends and carved his name on the sandstone wall of the canyon.

by Serena Hodge27 February
Artificial Sweeteners: Are They Sweet or Sour For Your Health?

It’s the age-old debate, are artificial sweeteners even good for us? Hold onto your hat, I’m about to take you through the rollercoaster of confusing evidence that exists around the safety and efficacy of their use as a sugar alternative.

by Peta Hen27 February
Photographic Picnic by the Salmon Ponds

Around this time every year, I try and think about where to take mum for her birthday. It’s cold, it’s wet and it’s usually gloomy, but I’m always determined to get her out of the house, even for just a few hours. And while I sit and rack my brain for somewhere new to take her, an old faithful always pops up and to this day, continues to always put a smile on my mum’s face.

by Hobart Magazine27 February
A Walk From Kingston Beach to Boronia Beach

Nothing beats Kingston Beach for an interesting stroll. We walked along Osborne Esplanade on a sunny day when the river views sparkled, the water and the sky merged into a blue shimmer.

by Peta Hen27 February
Rocking Hobart Rolls

Sometimes you just want to grab and go – and a near-perfect form for a quick lunch has to be a roll. This month we explored some CBD options for a speedy feed, in roll form.

by Hobart Magazine27 February
Creating Change for Tasmanian Women’s Footy

With a Tasmanian AFL team the topic of the moment, we spoke to Sophia Bellears from the North Hobart Football Club about the club’s history, equality and how they are creating a strong future for local womens footy.

by Amanda Double27 February
A Whale of A Time…

In late 2020 during the first year of the Covid-19 pandemic, when we were all living and working from home, going slightly crazy isolating from each other and the world, something exciting happened: a friend alerted me to a Tasmanian online auction that was about to take place.

by Hobart Magazine27 February
What’s On: Hobart events in June 2023

Check out these awesome events going on around Hobart this month, or make a weekend of it and travel a little further afield.

by Hobart Magazine27 February
What’s On: Hobart events in July 2023

Check out these awesome events going on around Hobart this month, or make a weekend of it and travel a little further afield.

by Stephanie Williams27 February
LOCAL PERSON: Ken Kerr

His work life revolves around cars, but Audi Service Manager Ken Kerr loves nothing more than family time and Playstation in his downtime.

by Peta Hen27 February
LOCAL PERSON: Eri Mullooli-Hill Konishi

After a jam-packed last few years performing with Second Echo Ensemble, we found out what’s next for artist, performer and Dance Movement Psychotherapist Eri Mullooly-Hill Konishi.

by James Marten27 February
What’s On: Hobart events in March 2023

Check out these awesome events going on around Hobart this month, or make a weekend of it and travel a little further afield.

by Peta Hen1 May
Is this Tasmania’s Best Unknown Artist?

What is the life behind a painting? This is a question I have always asked myself whenever I look upon the masterful
brushstrokes of the snowy Dutch homestead mounted on my living room wall.

by Danielle Scrimshaw1 May
She and Her Pretty Friend: Love at the Female Factory

Catherine Owens arrived in Van Diemen’s Land on the Lady of the Lake, after departing London on 12 June 1829. She had been convicted several times before being transported. Her convict record describes Catherine as having a violent disposition, in addition to being a single housemaid with a ‘dark complexion’ who could read and write (a rarity for lower‑class women at the time). She was sentenced to fourteen years for receiving stolen spoons.

by Stephanie Williams27 February
What’s On: Hobart events in May 2023

Check out these awesome events going on around Hobart this month, or make a weekend of it and travel a little further afield.

by Ollie Benson1 May
Coaldale Walnuts

On the banks of the Coal River just outside of Richmond, Phil and Jane Dening, daughter Sophie and son-in-law Brad Milic have been busy harvesting this year’s crop of walnuts.

by Stephanie Williams1 May
Celebrating 5 Years

A lot can happen in five years. Fire, flood, pandemic, border closures and a whole lot of resilience building! During that time, we’ve had the pleasure of interviewing some of Hobart’s most fascinating people – from sports and screen stars, to adventurers, creatives, business leaders and those agitating for social change.

by Stephanie Williams1 May
Hobart Happenings May 2023

Hobart Happenings May 2023

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Cold Water Wake Up Call
It seems everywhere I turn someone is talking about or participating in cold water swimming right now.
A Short Geelong Getaway
Since the Spirit of Tasmania terminal moved from Melbourne to Geelong late last year, a visit to Geelong has been on the radar.
27 Hobart Friends Get Snipping For One Off Wine
The borders were declared shut in Tasmania on the 30th of March, 2020; the first stare to do so amid the COVID- 19 pandemic and hard lockdown of Hobart followed.
Danphe Nepalese and Indian Food + Peppermint Bay Bar and Bistro
Nepalese food is a comfort in our house. Having spent much time trekking and mountain climbing in Nepal as a younger man, Nepalese food is something I always love to go back to.
That’s DR Hannah Gadsby To You
From Smithton to Netflix and the Emmys stage, Tasmanian stand up comic Hannah Gadsby has forged an unlikely path. Following on from the massive success of her shows Nanette and Douglas, Hannah brings her new show Body of Work to Hobart this month.
PODCAST: Incat founder Robert Clifford on why electric boats are the future
Robert Clifford is the founder of Incat, a Hobart company building fast ferries for the world. Always looking to future opportunities, he has identified where Hobart sits in the next wave of transportation. For more of this interview listen to The Hobart Magazine podcast.
Is Tourism Ready For More Forestry Wars?
Tasmanian forests are special. They’re home to centuries-old trees, including the tallest flowering trees on the planet, and support unique native species. Yet not everyone agrees on how these forests should be managed.
Hobart Chefs: When The Obsession Becomes Real
Tasmania’s brand as a foodie haven is cemented. But within the local hospitality industry there are those who love to use local produce...and those who are next-level obsessed with it. We spoke to a bunch of Hobart chefs who are top of the game when it comes to fostering relationships with local farmers and growers.
Did You Know Australia’s First Female Doctor Was Hobartian?
Tasmania, despite its small size and population in comparison to the mainland, has produced more than its proportionally predicted percentage of significant figures and heroes of Australian history. 
Return Travellers Adding Pressure to Hobart Housing
For all of us 2020 was a year like no other, punctuated by rapid change and plenty of new challenges. For vulnerable people in Tasmania, including people facing homelessness, those on low incomes and those facing increasingly higher rents, it was very challenging. We are seeing a growing demand for homes in Tassie from international travellers returning home, people moving for work and others seeking the lifestyle that our Apple Isle has to offer.
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Thank you to Luke Brokensha for mobilising his friends and local residents recently to host two rubbish clean ups along the Hobart Rivulet after heavy rains.
The warm weather returns...hello summer.
Need a laugh? Check out @theinspiredunemployed feed on Instagram.
Moto Vecchia Cafe in Bellerive and Czegs Cafe in Richmond have joined the Clarence City Council dementia program, creating dementia-friendly spaces for all patrons.
It’s hard to believe it’s not standard practice to have a working phone in every aged care room - shared phones make private conversations impossible and increase the risk of spreading COVID-19.
Tacks on the tracks. Mountain bikers beware of tacks being left on certain tracks on the mountain.
Just when you think your cousins are alright. NZ Opposition Leader Judith Collins took aim at Tassie during her recent (unsuccessful) campaign, calling us Australia’s “poor cousin.” She also seems worried about us nabbing tech businesses, “It’s a lovely part of the world but do you necessarily want to go there with your high- tech business? Possibly not,” she said. We beg to differ!