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22.10.2020

Australia home rents falling

10 September 2015 In: Property, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra, Darwin, Adelaide, Brisbane, Hobart, Victoria, Tasmania, General

The cost of renting a house in Australia has fallen by 1% and across the country combined rent is increasing at its slowest on record. Rent inflation is slowing down as the construction boom brings tens of thousands of new homes onto the market in Australia’s capital cities. And in three major cities rental costs have fallen in the past 12 months, in one case by over 10%. Sydney, at $592 per week, remains the…

10,000 jobs in NW Tasmania

29 August 2015 In: Jobs, Tasmania, General

Up to 200 job vacancies each week are on offer in the North West of Tasmania, that’s 10,000 jobs over the course of a year. The figures were revealed at a recent forum where leading members of the business and residential community gathered to discuss local issues including housing, health and jobs. Mining and manufacturing have suffered over recent years but traditional industries such as farming and forestry are booming and require an influx of…

Icehouse comeback in Hobart

29 August 2015 In: Hobart, Tasmania, Entertainment, General

1980s rock group Icehouse are to play concerts in Hobart, Australia as part of a major comeback tour. The group, one of Australia’s biggest bands of the 1980s, shot to fame with a string of top-selling singles and albums and put Australian rock music on the world map years before better-known bands like INXS and Midnight Oil. Icehouse, fronted by Iva Davies (pictured), began as a pub-rock band in Sydney and was originally called Flowers….

Workers needed in Australia

16 August 2015 In: Jobs, New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania, Technology, General

Around 4,500 new workers are being sought to help the rollout of the National Broadband Network in Australia. Government officials say the workforce for the National Broadband Network must double in order to speed up the rollout and meet deadlines set for completion in 2020. Now moves are underway to attract skilled communications workers and to train workers new to the industry. Malcolm Turnbull, Communications Minister, told reporters: “We’ve got 1,300 jobs in New South…

$6.5m boost to Hobart marina

10 August 2015 In: Hobart, Tasmania, Sport, General

A new multi million-dollar extension to Sandy Bay marina is set to boost the yachting industry in Hobart. The city – famous for its’ Sydney-to-Hobart yacht race – will use the enlarged marina, used by the Derwent Sailing Squadron, to host a larger number of sailing events each summer. One in 17 people in Tasmania own a boat and one in nine have a boat licence, the highest percentage in Australia. The existing marina is…

Big rise in Hobart tourists

06 August 2015 In: Travel, Hobart, Tasmania, General

More hotels are needed in Hobart as result of a big rise in the number of tourists visiting the city. Room occupancy rates are predicted to reach 80% in the next two years, prompting calls for more hotels to be build in Hobart and across Tasmania. There are also calls for more flights into the city to cope with an expected rise in tourist numbers over the next six months. The Tasmanian government is spending…

Biggest snow in Hobart for 30yrs

04 August 2015 In: Hobart, Tasmania, General

The city of Hobart is experiencing its’ biggest snowfall for three decades. Residents awoke this week to find a blanket of snow had fallen across city in the biggest dump of ‘white stuff’ since 1986. The snow has even fallen on some beaches around Hobart. Meteorologists say record snowfall comes from very cold air that has travelled in a big cold front up from Antarctica. There was a big snowfall in Hobart in 2005 but…

Pastry Chef wanted in Hobart

25 July 2015 In: Jobs, Hobart, Tasmania, General

A leisure services company is seeking Pastry Chefs to work in Hobart Tasmania. The client is seeking a creative and passionate Pastry Chef to join their team and utilise their skills, knowledge and creative flair to produce a variety of specialty cakes and desserts. Do you want to take up a new challenge in the beautiful surroundings of Tasmania? To be successful you will demonstrate: A proven track record in a la carte and production…

Sydney – Hobart Yacht race

25 July 2015 In: Sydney, Hobart, Tasmania, Sport, General

Almost 120 entries have been received for the annual Rolex Sydney-to-Hobart Yacht race to be staged by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia. Due to the large number and sheer size of some yachts, there will be three start lines this year. The last time numbers topped 100 was in 2004, when 116 boats started, although just 59 finished. Five super maxis, 10 international entries, previous overall and line honours winners, old timers, record breaking…

Visitors spend $1bn in Tasmania

18 July 2015 In: Travel, Tasmania, General

Record numbers of tourists visited Tasmania in Australia last year and they spent more than $1 billion during their stay. Official figures reveal that air travel has risen by 3% and sea travel is up by 4% on the previous year with increasing visitor numbers coming from South East Queensland Luke Martin, CEO of Tourism Industry Council Tasmania has urged travel operators to increase domestic air services to the island by partnering with carriers in…

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