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by Sarah Aitken1 May
Living a Good Life in a Climate Emergency

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently presented us with a code red for humanity. It plunged some into a paralysed state of despair, whilst pushing others to action.

by Stephanie Williams1 May
Tassie Paralympic Medallist – Deon Kenzie

Deon Kenzie recently smashed out his event in the Tokyo Paralympics, as one of three Tasmanian competitors.

by Stephanie Williams1 May
Hobart Cricket Statistician Ric Finlay

Did you know that one of Australia’s most sought after cricket statisticians lives here in Hobart? This summer, listen for the voice of Ric Finlay over the airwaves, contributing facts and stats he’s gathered since the 1980s, stored in the database he built. He has also amassed an extensive collection of cricket books and almanacs, including not one but two full collections of Wisden Cricket Almanacs, dating back to 1864.

by Stephanie Williams1 May
Actor, Campaigner, Explorer Essie Davis

Our geography seeps into our being. It can take grit to withstand chilling winters and stinging rain, isolated (even more so now) from some things that people interstate and overseas may take for granted. But people from Hobart have a certain way about them that can be both grounded and in flight at the same time.

by Stephanie Williams10 March
Local Lady Belinda Kelly

Executive Producer Belinda Kelly is making sure a new generation of Tasmanians continue to enjoy puppetry.

by Stephanie Williams1 May
Local Lad Will Parsell

Will Parsell is from a musical family in Hobart and trained at the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music. Will is one of the primary musicians at Inscape Tasmania, a program that offers music and art to patients in a hospital setting.

by Dawn Green, Volunteering Tasmania1 May
Obsa and Ahmed

The Give Back program – how two Hobart teens are challenging stereotypes and leading the way.

by Stephanie Williams10 March
Artist and Mother of Six Gemma Lynch-Memory

Gemma Lynch-Memory has just opened her 33rd solo art exhibition, as well as a brand new gallery space as a joint venture with her husband Terry Memory with whom she has six kids.

by Stephanie Williams1 May
Local Lad John Churchill

As executive chef of The Deck and core restaurant and bar, John Churchill believes sustainability starts with teaching apprentices well.

by Steve Madgwick1 May
Survival Instincts Save Lives on the Franklin River

Luckily, Franzi Eichler uses her full-beast-mode only for the forces of good.

by Stephanie Williams1 May
Sarah Andrews The Self Styler

Sarah Andrews has built a small empire out of a humble Strahan shack, then creating her own styling school to help others do the same. She spoke with Sarah Aitken about her self-made successes and her love of Tasmania.

by Sarah Aitken1 May
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.

by Sarah Aitken1 May
What’s In Your Soil?

Tasmania’s poster boy for the tree-change, Matthew Evans of Fat Pig Farm, has released a brand new book all about dirt. It’s called Soil and it’s a fascinating delve into the history and future of this precious yet much-ignored resource. He told Sarah Aitken all about his love for the ground beneath his feet…even if it is currently sodden.

by Sarah Aitken1 May
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.

by Stephanie Williams10 March
Local Lady Gillian English

Gillian English is Hobart comedian, currently preparing for her national tour, Buy the Cow, which kicks off in August.

by Stephanie Williams1 May
Local Lad School Principal Craig Deayton

As the principal of Guilford Young College, Craig Deayton finds joy in helping young Tasmanians achieve their dreams…and a good cycle after work.

by Stephanie Williams10 March
Local Lady Scientist Margo Adler

As a native New Yorker, scientist Margo Adler has found her feet, and heart, in Hobart.

by Stephanie Williams1 May
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.

by Sarah Aitken1 May
Swimming Through the Depths of Winter

Ocean swimming in a Tasmanian winter is not for the faint-hearted. Yet there are a growing number of us doing it – sparked in part by pool closures during last year’s Covid restrictions.

by Sarah Aitkin1 May
A New Voice at Dark Mofo: Making Space for Aboriginal Representation

Tasmanian Aboriginal artist Caleb Nichols-Mansell has had a huge first half of the year. In March, he opened Tasmania’s first dedicated palawa arts and cultural hub – Blackspace Creative in pataway/Burnie.

by Stephanie Williams1 May
Psychologist Steve Biddulph: A New Way of Using Your Mind

Tasmanian author and psychologist Steve Biddulph has sold over three million books and is now celebrating the release of his latest book, Fully Human, a distil­lation of his 40 years as a therapist.

by Stephanie Williams10 March
How a Covid Change of Course Led Stephanie Jack to Hobart

Stephanie Jack is a true triple threat in the performance world, returning to Hobart after living in Shanghai when COVID hit.

by Zilla Gordon1 April
How Whale Blubber Built Sandstone Salamanca

If you took a stroll through Salamanca at the turn of the 19th century, you would have been greeted with the putrid smell of chunks of whale blubber, rendered down in cast-iron pots called try-pots; a far cry from the modern cocktail scene today.

But it was those gruesome sights that shaped the city – because Hobart was built on a whale’s back. While Hobart’s whaling history may go back to the time of the first European settlement, it was around the 1840s to 1880s that the industry entered what historians say was a golden age. And a warning, gruesome tales ahead.

by Stephanie Williams10 March
Welcome to The Shitshow

Sophie Ambler took matters into her own hands when COVID hit, eventually starting The Shitshow to help fellow performers get back on stage and make something of the horrible year.

by Hilary Schofield10 March
Island Entrepreneurs – Workbelt

Delving into the inspiration, influence and individuals behind some of Hobart’s happening businesses with a social bent.

by Stephanie Williams1 May
From the Syrian Army to Sandy Bay: How Good Karma Helped Mo Abdah

When Mo Abdah, then a member of the Syrian Army, met Yaz Mohamad, a make up artist from Hobart on Facebook, neither knew they were talking to someone on the other side of the world. It was through a series of chance moments, that their lives became entwined.

by Stephanie Williams10 March
Local Lady Meriem Daoui

Meriem is a registered nurse with a passion for running. This May, she’s using her running to raise money for children living with serious illnesses in Tasmania.

by Stephanie Williams10 March
Podcast: Farmer Stephanie Trethewey

Our editor Steph sat down with farmer Stephanie Trethewey for the latest episode of The Hobart Magazine Podcast. Stepha­nie is a co-founder of the Tasmanian Agri­cultural Company, a regenerative food brand on a mission to produce carbon positive beef through its farming practic­es. She’s also the host of the Motherland Australia podcast and a journalist.

by Stephanie Williams1 May
Tasmanian Olympic Kayaker Dan Watkins

Dan Watkins is one to watch. Bursting onto the senior scene only two years ago, the 25 year old is only just getting started, in a sport that values a bit of age under the belt.

by Stephanie Williams10 March
How Retired Midwife Ron is Helping New Dads

Ron Hastie started his working career as a bricklayer, only to find nursing and then midwifery later in his career. He now runs a special program to ease new Dads into parenthood.

by James Marten1 May
Matt Bevilacqua Finally Nabs Elusive Board Victory

Ironman Matt Bevilacqua added an extra special award to his trophy cabinet recently, becoming the Australian Board Race champion for the first time, despite being the world champ in the event five times over!

by Zilla Gordon10 March
Local Lady Natalie Venettacci

Natalie Venettacci is an actor and teacher who is about to direct her first play.

by Sarah Aitken9 February
Surf’s Up for Lizzie Stokely

Bruny Island’s Lizzie Stokely has just been invited to compete at the world’s most extreme surfing event, the Red Bull Cape Fear at Shipstern Bluff. She sat down to chat with Sarah Aitken about preparing for the big wave comp, which could be held anytime from now until 15 August 2021, on just 48 hours notice.

by Zilla Gordon1 May
Local Lad Blair Ashwood

Blair Ashwood is a professional dancer and dance teacher from Bellerive.

by Stephanie Williams10 March
Meet the Women Helping the Hobart’s Homeless Through Gardening

Sarah Clark is using her skills in gardening to help the homeless in Hobart.

by Hilary Schofield9 March
Island Entrepreneurs

Delving into the inspiration, influence and individuals behind some of Hobart’s most happening businesses with a social bent.

by Stephanie Williams9 March
Gemstones Are The Opal Of Luke Eliasz’ Eye

What happens when street art and opals combine? Jeweller Luke Eliasz is there for it.

by Stephanie Williams9 March
PODCAST: How Peter Siddle’s Body Became His Temple

Peter Siddle is a former Australian cricketer, a plant-based athlete, and currently calling Hobart home while playing for Tasmania.

by Zilla Gordon9 March
Musician Lasca Dry: Sweet Sea Surrender

As musician Lasca Dry releases her first solo album, she muses on ballet, her home town Ulverstone and why she just loves pink.

by Stephanie Williams1 May
Local Lad Marcus Enno AKA Beardy McBeard

Beardy McBeard is a Hobart-based photographer who has travelled the world shooting all the big races.

by Stephanie Williams9 March
Why Sabra Lane Now Calls Hobart Home

As one of Australia’s most prominent political journos, Sabra Lane is in the box seat when it comes to interviewing decision makers and thought leaders. And she’s now doing it from Hobart.

by Hobart Magazine17 February
Debut Collection on the National Stage for Bliss

For fashion designer Victoria Bliss, the opportunity to recently dress Australian of the Year Grace Tame came from a place of respect and emotion. Her new debut collection gives a nod to her Hobart childhood and her current hometown, Melbourne.

by Agnes Frith10 February
New Dementia Cafe Opens in Glenorchy

Agnes Frith opened the Golden Wattle Cafe to give people with dementia and their caregivers a safe and non-judgemental space where they can socialise and interact with each other and members of the community in a relaxed environment. Here she shares her story.

by Bonnie Mary Liston28 October
Matthew Brady: The Gentleman Thief

Before Ned Kelly cut a blazing trail through Australia’s collective imaginations, Tasmania had its own dashing bushranger who captured the hearts, and inevitably, material possessions of its populace.

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 Gordon9 February
What’s in Your Bin: How to Cut Down Your Household Waste

What would you buy from a tip shop? While Hobart is working hard to reduce its waste, we can still do more to cut down.

by Bonnie Mary Liston9 February
A Minute with The Slag Queens

The Slag Queens were once described as the Worst Band in Launceston’ but now having won the 2020 National Live Music Award ‘Tasmanian Live Act of the Year’ and performing at MONA FOMA for the fourth year in a row, they’re feeling pretty good.

by Stephanie Williams4 August
Local Lady Florist Eliza Rogers

Eliza Rogers is a florist with a love for using local and foraged flowers and weeds for weddings and installations.

by Stephanie Williams10 February
Richie Porte Back in the Saddle

With a Tour de France podium finish now under his belt, Stephanie Williams caught up with cyclist Richie Porte on his return to Tasmania. On a winning streak, he also recently held his crown as king of Willunga Hill at the Tour Down Under.

by Stephanie Williams9 February
How Sam Elsom’s Seaweed Start Up Is Fighting Climate Change

With an established career in the fashion industry, Sam Elsom didn’t expect a conference call with climate scientist Tim Flannery to result in a move to aquaculture. Sam is now cultivate ing a native Tasmanian seaweed to sequester carbon and help reduce methane emissions from Australia’s meat, wool and dairy industries.

by Stephanie Williams8 February
Listen Up! Our New Podcast Launches

This January marked eight years since Mitch McPherson lost his little brother, Ty, to suicide. Through his grief, he started SPEAK UP! Stay ChatTY with one very small but very significant action, a bumper sticker.

by Bonnie Mary Liston1 May
Local Lad Darran Petty

After a rough childhood that included periods of homelessness, Darran Petty turned his life around through the power of bodybuilding. He now owns and operates his own martial arts studio in Hobart, as well as running a podcast and starting a filmmaking company.

by Bonnie Mary Liston1 December
Tassie Lad in League For Top Surfing Prize

Tasmanian surfer, Sam Lennox may be on the brink of winning $30,000 after a video of him riding a gargantuan wave at Shipstern Bluff has progressed to the finals of an online competition.

by Bonnie Mary Liston1 December
Robbie Arnott’s Novel Approach

Robbie Arnott is a Tasmanian writer whose novels – Flames (2018) and The Rain Heron (2020) have received great acclaim locally and internationally. He’s the inaugural recipient of the University of Tasmania’s Hedberg Writer-in-Residence Program, which includes a stipend of $30,000, allowing him to take a sabbatical from his work as an advertising copywriter to focus on his third novel.

by Zilla Gordon1 December
The Tragic First And Last Go-As-You-Please Race

Mark Richards and George Radford took their mark for a race in Hobart, but they didn’t know they’d never make it to the finish line.

by Bonnie Mary Liston1 April
Why History May Not Be Kind To William Crowther

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. 

by Zilla Gordon8 December
Did You Know Police Uniforms Are Hand Stitched In Hobart’s CBD?

These women have been suiting up Tasmania’s front-line workers for more than 30 years. 

by Stephanie Williams7 December
Grace Tame: Australian of the Year 2021

As a passionate advocate for sexual assault, Grace is a leader of positive change committed to breaking the cycle of abuse. She’s also a self-described adventurer and a lover of life – who can’t leave home without her Akubra.

by Bonnie Mary Liston1 April
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. 

by Stephanie Williams11 November
Looking For Some Paid Salvation?

Hobart band, A. Swayze & the Ghosts recently released their debut full-length album. Lead vocalist Andrew Swayze steps us through releasing a new album amid a pandemic.

by Stephanie Williams11 November
Actor Marta Dusseldorp On Covid And Comebacks

Having graced Australian stages and screens for thirty years, Marta Dusseldorp is set to star in The Bleeding Tree by Angus Cerini at Hobart’s historic Theatre Royal.

by Stephanie Williams11 August
Engineering New Winemaking in the Coal River Valley

Anh Nguyen followed her life purpose to switch from being an engineering academic to a biodynamic winemaker in the Coal River Valley. But, after winning a major agriculture award for innovation, Anh is bringing her past experience into her new direction.

by Stephanie Williams4 August
Hobart Artist Zoe Fitzherbert

Artist Zoe Fitzherbert made the transition from architecture to art in her late 20’s and hasn’t looked back.

by Bonnie Mary Liston1 July
John Franklin – Hero or Hard-Doer?

John Franklin was the Lieutenant Governor of Tasmania from 1837 to 1843. Many things around Tasmania are named after him, or his impressive wife, Lady Jane Franklin. In Franklin Square he is depicted in statue, towering over the park on a plinth inscribed with his epitaph, composed by Lord Alfred Tennyson;

by Stephanie Williams4 August
Bondi Rescue’s Joel Bevilacqua

Joel Bevilacqua is as comfortable with words as he is with the waves. Having grown up on the beaches in Tassie, he now saves lives at busy Bondi Beach.

by Bonnie Mary Liston4 August
Saroo and Sue Brierley: Taking Pride In New Lion Works

When Saroo Brierley was only five years old, he got lost on a train in India and separated from his family. From the streets of Calcutta he was adopted by a Tasmanian family.

by Stephanie Williams4 August
Hamlet Cafe’s Emily Briffa

Hamlet Cafe has been part of the Hobart hospo landscape since February 2016 and delivers targeted training and work readiness skills in order to tackle the barriers which prevent disadvantaged Tasmanians from participating in work and community life. Since then, founder Emily Briffa has helped to provide over 22,000 hours of work experience to over 260 Tasmanians.

by Stephanie Williams4 August
How Boxing Became Luke Jackson’s Lifeline
After turning to boxing at 18 to escape a tough childhood, Luke Jackson has become one of Australia’s best boxers. He recently completed the 5-5-75 running challenge, raising funds for LIVIN, a charity that aims to break the stigma of mental health.
by Stephanie Williams4 August
Bridgewater Jerry: The Elusive Weather Phenomenon
Here’s what we know about old mate Jerry. Like a black-clad Melbourne art lover, he loves to visit Hobart in winter. Around Bridgewater is his stomping ground and cold mornings don’t deter him, in fact he favours them.
by Stephanie Williams4 August
Richie Porte In Tour de France Podium Finish
Richie Porte has taken out third place in the 2020 Tour de France, being only the second Australian to grace the podium in the race’s history. The race, rumoured to be one of his last, was extra challenging for Richie who missed the birth of his second child Eloise while racing. Having grown up in Launceston, cyclist Richie Porte will now go down in the history books as the first Tasmanian to achieve a podium finish in le Tour.
by Stephanie Williams17 July
Stellar Perry Takes It To The Final Of The Voice

Singer Stellar Perry battled it out in the grand final of The Voice as a contestant on Team Delta. We had a quick chat with Stellar ahead of her big night. 

by Stephanie Williams1 May
Adie Delaney From The Circus Studio

I’m Tasmanian by birth but left the state just before my 18th birthday to pursue a career in circus. I was coming home every couple of years to see my family, then around 2013 I put up some aerial equipment in the local gymnastics centre, did an intensive teacher training with a couple of people who held the fort until I came back in 2015 to run the program.

by Stephanie Williams1 May
Jess Wuetschner

Jess Wuetschner is one of two Tasmanians playing for the Brisbane Lions in the AFL Women’s League, playing a leading role in taking her team to the Grand Final in March this year against the Bulldogs. Jess fought hard to keep her team in the game – with two goals in the final term to get the margin back to five points. She finished the season with the most goals for the year (including in the GF) and even nabbed a spot in the AFLW All Australian team. Here’s Jess’ story.

by Stephanie Williams1 May
Joey Edwards From Moonah

Born and bred in Hobart, Joey Edwards runs Un-Racked, a group training gym in Moonah with a passionate following.

by Stephanie Williams1 May
Sophie Scarlett From Cambridge

Cambridge’s Sophie Scarlett is bringing stye to Hobart homes via her business Scarlett & Co.

by Stephanie Williams1 July
Daisy McMullen From The Eastern Shore

Young photographer Daisy McMullen loves nothing more than Tassie through her lens between coffee with friends.

by Stephanie Williams1 July
Conor Canning From Battery Point

Property representative Conor Canning is Hobart born and bred and is kicking goals in local real estate.

by Stephanie Williams1 July
Alex Peroni- Racing To A Fast Future

Hobart born and bred, 18 year old Alex Peroni is making waves in the world of motorsport in Europe. He recently won the Grand Prix of Monaco, marking the pinnacle of his fast-moving career to date.

by Stephanie Williams1 July
Musician Mike Noga On His Love Of Hobart

When I joined the band they were about to embark on a six month tour of Europe. I packed my bag and climbed aboard and before I knew it, six months had turned into 11 years. Somehow we just scraped by financially, but in terms of wealth of experience, I am a multi millionaire. From being pashed by Patti Smith on stage at the Sydney Opera House, to touring stadiums with Neil Young, to playing numerous festivals across the world and every horrible, run-down-toilet-of-a-venue in between.

by Stephanie Williams1 July
Musician Christopher Coleman Delivers Weak Month

Full of grit, vivid imagery and his unmistakable voice, Weak Month is the latest EP from Tasmanian musician, Christopher Coleman.

by Genevieve Morton1 November
Andrew Swayze From South Hobart

Hobart punk-rock band A. Swayze And The Ghosts played alongside Jet and The Vines this year and provided home-grown talent at Falls and Panama festivals here at home. Frontman Andrew Swayze lives in South Hobart with his wife Olivia.

by Genevieve Morton 1 November
Catherine Robinson From South Hobart

Social researcher and homelessness expert Catherine Robinson co-presents SBS TV’s Filthy Rich and Homeless and when she’s home she grows a native garden and drinks coffee on a sunny step.

by Stephanie Williams1 November
Michelle Crawford

Working with some top brands and publications, food stylist, recipe writer and photographer Michelle Crawford proudly calls the Huon Valley home. This year she’s curating The Taste of Tasmania Culinary Program, featuring Tassie’s top gastronomy talent.

by Stephanie Williams1 November
Josh Peach – Run To The Chopper – Behind The Scenes With The Westpac Rescue Team

Josh Peach has been a police officer since 1995 and part of the Westpac Rescue Chopper team since 2009. We went behind the scenes at their air base in Cambridge to learn more about this important service.

by Stephanie Williams1 January
Dr Kirsten Connan: Taking Care Of Women And Business

Dr Kirsten Connan is an obstetrician and gynaecologist and has recently extended her practice to focus on overall women’s healthcare. She’s also a Telstra Business Women’s Award recipient and passionate about helping women in all aspects of their lives.

by Stephanie Williams1 January
Bece Owens From West Hobart

As a senior property rep with Ray White, Bec Owens knows Hobart. She’s also a past winner of the Tasmanian Telstra Young Business Women Award, started baby wear label Mizzle and is mum to two rowdy boys.

by Genevieve Morton1 January
Guy Stayner

Self-confessed Hobart ‘newbie’, Guy Stayner recently replaced Peter Gee as the ABC TV news presenter last year. When he’s not exploring the city’s cafés in search of the best coffee, he’s revelling in the view from his home in Lindisfarne.

by Stephanie Williams1 January
Rebecca White

Rebecca White is a Member for Lyons and the leader of the Tasmanian Labor Party. She recently took time out to chat with The Hobart Magazine about her busy life.

by James Marten1 March
Matthew Jenkins From Kingston

Having a defence background helps Mates4Mates Liaison Officer Matthew Jenkins in his work with ex and current serving defence force personnel.

by Genevieve Morton1 March
Chloe Proud

Hobart healthy food advocate Chloe Proud takes a patch-to-plate approach to business. When she’s not pressing juice and sourcing the best Tasmanian produce for Vita, Alceme Kitchen and Tasmanian Juice Press, she’s bushwalking, drinking coffee and spending time with her family.

by Stephanie Williams1 March
From Intern To CEO- How AFL Has Shaped Trisha Squire’s Life

Trisha Squires is in the hot seat as the first female CEO of AFL Tasmania. Facing adversity earlier in her life, Trisha has enjoyed a high profile career in the community and sporting sectors. She now lives in Hobart with her husband and two gorgeous girls.

by Stephanie Williams1 March
Ironman Matt Bevilacqua

A childhood spent diving into our cold Tassie ocean has created a national ironman champion in Matt Bevilacqua.

by James Marten 1 May
Ben Clifford From Hobart

Children’s book illustrator Ben Clifford loves the simple things in life – a roast chook and time spent outdoors, or wandering through the bookshops of Hobart.

by Bonnie Liston1 May
Emma Skalicky From Sandy Bay

Actress, director, and playwright, Emma Skalicky recently had her work staged in Sydney, published an anthology, and is currently directing Picnic at Hanging Rock for Bad Company Theatre.

by Stephanie Williams1 May
Rodney Dunn Of The Agrarian Kitchen

Rodney Dunn and his wife Severine Demanet have created The Agrarian Kitchen Cooking School in Lachlan and more recently their two hatted Eatery at Willow Court in New Norfolk. They’re now set to embark on their next project, creating the most amazing kitchen garden in Australia…at least.

by Stephanie Williams1 July
Nick Hall From Dodges Ferry

As a surfer and adventurer, Nick Hall’s love of nature and the great outdoors has become part of his work.

by Stephanie Williams1 July
Bonnie Davies From Taroona

When she’s not nursing in theatre at the Royal, Bonnie is running, completing marathons all over the world.

by Stephanie Williams1 July
Annia Baron

Annia Baron wears many hats – singer, musician, yoga teacher, psychologist, walker. Ahead of her Festival of Voices performance she shares what drives her to perform in every part of her life.

by Stephanie Williams1 July
From Miss Tasmania to the Parliament: Politician Sue Hickey

As the city ramps up efforts to help the less fortunate, politician Sue Hickey has placed herself firmly in the centre of the debate. Not one to shy away from controversy or hard work, we discovered what has shaped Sue’s drive and determination to help.

by Genevieve Morton1 July
Jon Kudelka – Laughter Lines

Award-winning Tasmanian cartoonist Jon Kudelka is passionate about conservation, caricature and NOT falling off his bike before a deadline. Every now and then he cracks himself up.

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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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October 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!