Christmas pageant in Hobart: The family tradition continues to strengthen

PHOTO: Another big crowd to see Santa riding high in the Hobart Christmas pageant. (ABC News: Erin Cooper) MAP: Hobart 7000 More Tasmanians than ever are continuing the 37-year-old family Christmas tradition of bringing their children to the Hobart Christmas pageant. Offering everything from sausage dogs to Chinese dragons, this year's pageant drew large crowds to the CBD, … Continue reading Christmas pageant in Hobart: The family tradition continues to strengthen

Utas’ Sweet New Offering

Dessert cafes have proven to be one of the longer-lasting food trends of the decade. While rainbow bagels and turmeric lattes may come and go, dessert cafes are spreading like wildfire. It seems that after eating dessert for centuries, humans finally realised we could dedicate entire eateries to just the sweet stuff. Even then, Hobart … Continue reading Utas’ Sweet New Offering

Tasmanian Government’s Royal Hobart Hospital commitment welcomed by Frank Nicklason

The head of the Royal Hobart Hospital's staff association has welcomed the Tasmanian Government's commitment to more beds across the hospital, although the total figure still falls short of demand. Tasmanian Health Minister Michael Ferguson used the first day of the new parliamentary session to announce an additional 31 beds, including nine "treatment recliners". Three … Continue reading Tasmanian Government’s Royal Hobart Hospital commitment welcomed by Frank Nicklason

Swim star Ariarne Titmus reveals food poisoning setback before world titles

Tasmanian teenager Ariarne Titmus has revealed her world championship swimming success came off the back of a bout of food poisoning. The 16-year-old represented Australia at the FINA World Swimming Championships in Budapest last week, winning a bronze medal with the 4 x 200m freestyle relay team. Her performance in Budapest also ranked her fourth in the … Continue reading Swim star Ariarne Titmus reveals food poisoning setback before world titles

HEJ255 News Unit: Piece Two

‘Everyone Belongs’ is the theme of Harmony Week 2017, and using the power of storytelling, the Hobart Human Library is living up to it. The Library is a collection of human “books” from diverse backgrounds, each telling their story of discrimination and stereotyping through face-to-face conversation. As part of statewide Harmony Week celebrations, the Library … Continue reading HEJ255 News Unit: Piece Two

HEJ255 News Unit: Piece One

Business confidence is unexpectedly positive on the North-West Coast, according to a statewide survey released today. The Tasmanian Survey of Business Expectations shows positive business confidence. Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry CEO Michael Bailey said the North-West result is pleasing. “We’ve been surprised to see the North West coast remain pretty resilient because it … Continue reading HEJ255 News Unit: Piece One