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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…

Hobart high on property yields

18 July 2015 In: Property, Finance, Hobart, Tasmania, General

Hobart has been named as one of the best holiday destinations in Australia in which to invest in rental property. The capital of Tasmania is ranked fourth in the country for rental yields on houses and tenth for unit rentals, according to a new survey. Hobart is ranked behind Cessnock, Margaret River and Adelaide but ahead of Cairns, Noosa, Port Douglas, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney. Hobart with its average house price of $521,000 returns a…

Australia firefighters aid Canada

13 July 2015 In: New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania, General

Fire fighters from Australia have flown to Canada to help tackle more than 400 bush fires burning in three provinces. Fire fighters from Victoria, New South Wales, Western Australia, Tasmania, Queensland and South Australia are in Canada to support the country’s emergency services. Raging fires in Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan cover more than one million hectares and 102 Australian fire fighters and specialists have travelled to help the Canadians. Aussie fire fighters have travelled…

Winter comes to Hobart

11 July 2015 In: Hobart, Tasmania, General

Frost and ice has blanketed Hobart as winter arrives in Tasmania. Hobart has experienced one of its coldest July mornings in over a decade. The temperature dropped to 0C in Hobart, the lowest July reading since 2001. The temperature is well below the minimum July average of 5C and is also the coldest in Hobart for two years. The lowest temperature recoded in the state was -9C. In the South, the lowest temperatures were at…

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