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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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
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 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 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
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.

by Stephanie Williams1 September
Over The Fence With Shaun And Zac

In the upcoming short film Sidelines, best mates Shaun and Zac fulfil a lifelong dream to form their own cricket team.

by Stephanie Williams 1 February
Zindzi Okenyo

Depending on what stage of life you’re at, Zindzi Okenyo will be familiar for different reasons. Having spent formative years in Hobart, Zindzi is now an accomplished actor, RnB/hip hop musician and PlaySchool presenter.

by Stephanie Williams1 December
Smooth Sounds Of Sailing – Alistair Douglas

Alistair Douglas, OAM, plays an integral role in guiding salty sea dogs into port each year as part of the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. He recently let us into the control room to get the lowdown on the action.

by Stephanie Williams1 February
George Bailey

Hobart local George Bailey calls time on his international and domestic cricket playing career this month, moving into the role of national selector for the Australian men’s team.

by Stephanie Williams1 March
A Yarn With … David Plumpton

A life well served, as ex-copper David Plumpton reflects on his past work and new direction.

by Stephanie Williams1 March
Hollywood to Hobart: Director Justin Kurzel

From Hollywood to Hobart and back again, film director Justin Kurzel works with some of the biggest names in the business. His latest film True History of the Kelly Gang, was written here.

by Genevieve Morton1 April
Hannah Moloney of Good Life Permaculture

Meet the Tasmanian designing a better life for us all. Hannah Moloney of Good Life Permaculture is a leading landscape designer and educator in South Hobart (you may have noticed her bright pink and green house up on the hill). She’s spent 15 years designing and managing projects around urban agriculture, small-scale farming and community development. She believes in ‘radical hope’ and facing the climate crisis in a proactive and positive way.

by Stephanie Williams1 April
Australia’s Online Beauty Queen – Kate Morris

Kate Morris had an idea to sell cosmetics online at a time when it wasn’t done. She borrowed $12,000 from her boyfriend’s parents and set up an online store, Adore Beauty in the garage. Twenty years later, the business is thriving, enjoying annual revenue around $100m. Kate recently sold a chunk of the business to private equity investors, Quadrant.

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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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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.
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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!