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Hobart Happenings

by Stephanie Williams23 September
Hobart Happenings August 2021

Get the lowdown on what’s happening in the Hobart community in August.

by James Marten23 September
Hobart Happenings July 2021

Get the lowdown on what’s happening in the Hobart community in July.

by James Marten23 September
Hobart Happenings June 2021

Get the lowdown on what’s happening in the Hobart community in June.

by James Marten23 September
Hobart Happenings May 2021

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) has recently opened an exciting new gallery space for children. Stephanie Williams had a chat with Andy Baird, Deputy Director, Engagement, to get the lowdown on the project.

by James Marten23 September
Hobart Happenings April 2021

Bird watching not quite your thing? Maybe it’s time to go rock spot­ting. Started in 2017, TasRocks is a state-wide game that allows people to hide-and-seek painted rocks in their local communities and has grown to be a social media phenomenon across the country. To participate, paint your rocks (no glass or ceramics) however you like, but keep the local wildlife in mind, so no string or pipe-clean­ers, and hide them for others to find. How do you know you’ve found a Tas Rocks’ rock? Look on the underside of the rock for the group’s Facebook details. If you’re keen to participate, you’ll want to jump onto their Face­book page, Tas Rocks Group, to get the full low-down on how to decorate, drop, search and share your rock-hunt­ing adventures.

by The Hobart Magazine23 September
Hobart Happenings March 2021
by Zilla Gordon10 February
Life’s a Ball: How Tassie Pioneered LGBTQI+ Rights

‘We’re reclaiming a space that was full of hatred, a place of oppression’:how drag queen bingo is delighting Hobart audiences.

by Zilla Gordon1 December
Distillers Diversify to Conquer Covid

The green fairy has left bohemian Paris and come to Hobart.

by Hobart Magazine1 December
Hobart Happenings Dec 20/Jan 21

Find out the latest community news and ideas from around Hobart in December and January.

by Hobart Magazine15 November
Hobart Happenings November 2020

Find out the latest community news and ideas from around Hobart in November.

by Hobart Magazine1 April
Hobart Happenings September 2020

Find out the latest community news and ideas from around Hobart in September.

by Hobart Magazine1 April
Hobart Happenings August 2020

You might remember back in September last year we featured two local Glenorchy cricketers, Shaun and Zac. They had faced a bit of adversity and through it all managed to put together a cracking cricket team packed with international players.

by Hobart Magazine1 January
Hobart Happenings July/August 2018

Hobart’s oldest public place, Franklin Square is getting a tech update with the provision of free public wifi coming in September. According to Ald. Anna Reynolds who has pushed the initiative, it promises to be faster than other free public wifi around town. Get ready for some cool live streaming events!

by Hobart Magazine1 November
Hobart Happenings November/December 2018

Fringe at the adge of the world – get along to the Fringe at the Edge of the World, a small, action-packed new fringe festival for Tasmania put together by Fringe veteran Gillian English.

by Hobart Magazine1 January
Hobart Happenings January/February 2019

Get your cans out – Perth comedian, Sean Conway is bringing his Canned Comedy concept to Hobart and teaming up with Tasmanian comedian Andrew Greeley for the first Fringe at the End of the World Festival. Their show Rabble Rousers, on January 4, will just cost patrons a can of food which will help support Foodbank Tasmania.

by Hobart Magazine1 March
Hobart Happenings March/April 2019

Lest We Forget – Anzac Day is coming up on 25 April and there are a host of services and marches on all over Hobart.

by Hobart Magazine1 May
Hobart Happenings May/June 2019

Hobart singer-songwriter Christopher Coleman (you might remember reading about him in our first issue) has formed an eight-piece supergroup featuring members of Augie March and The Drones to record his third album, The Great Tasmanian Escape.

by Hobart Magazine1 July
Hobart Happenings July/August 2019

Homelessness in Hobart – it’s not ok that an estimated 750 people sleep rough here each night, with many more in insecure housing situations or under mortgage stress.

by Hobart Magazine1 September
Hobart Happenings September/October 2019

A new short film is tackling the Tasmanian homelessness and housing affordability crisis. Tabernacle, produced entirely in Tasmania and by Tasmanians, is a satirical drama that examines class anxiety, social responsibility, and human responses to being confronted by this topic that has been at the forefront of Hobart’s consciousness for several years now.

by Hobart Magazine1 December
Hobart Happenings December 2019

Made to fit – When you think of dance companies, do you picture young kids in leotards looking for a future on the stage?

by Hobart Magazine1 March
Hobart Happenings March 2020

Do you know someone who might benefit from getting in the water? The Inclusive Swimming Tasmania pathway program of Swimming Tasmania and Special Olympics Australia, supports learn to swim teachers, clubs and centres in delivering swimming programs designed for people with a disability.

by Hobart Magazine1 February
Hobart Happenings February 2020

Try Dragon Boating – Over the gym, or bored of your usual walk/run route? Dragon boating is a fantastic way to maintain fitness and make new mates.

by Hobart Magazine1 April
Hobart Happenings April 2020

Dr Meg MeKeown is medical director for Moreton Group Medical Services (MGMS) and has recently returned from a stint in Antarctica (you might remember she was our Local Lady in December).

by Hobart Magazine5 May
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Exploring Tassie These Winter School Holidays
We know that staying indoors with the family isn’t always fun. And while it’s obviously cold outside, you’re only a puffer jacket and beanie away from being comfortable and ready to explore. There’s lots of family fun to be had in all sorts of weird and wonderful places across the state these school holidays.
Sand Surfing on the Peninsula
The half-day walk to Crescent Beach in the Tasman National Park offers so much- including epic sand dunes for surfing and incredible views.
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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September 2021

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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!