Bek Eirth’s insistence on keeping her dog Dexter ended in her eviction — but with some help her dog has been her saviour. Read more: Bek was left homeless after refusing to give up her dog — but he's helped her turn her life around Source: ABC News

The Queenstown Crows have a home-ground advantage not many would envy. Rather than a field of lush, green grass, their oval is made of gravel. Read more: Grass wasn't an option when this footy oval was built in 1895, so they improvised Source: ABC News

Rob Dickson has gone from looking after 100 expeditioners in Antarctica to being a GP for the 1,755 people who live in the remote town of Queenstown on Tasmania’s west coast. He says regional Australia can be more isolating. Read more: Antarctic GP swaps 'ice and snow for ice and rain' in regional Australia Source: […]

This tree has been around since the Greeks invented democracy, but researchers warn the effects of climate change could now see it go extinct. Read more: Huon pine trees live for 3,000 years but climate change could wipe them out in 50 Source: ABC News

At birth, Mackenzie Miller weighed just 670 grams. She’s one of the many premature babies to benefit from a volunteer cuddling program in the Royal Hobart Hospital. Read more: 'There's nothing nicer': Volunteer baby cuddlers give gift of human connection Source: ABC News

Dark Mofo art experience Hrafn: Conversations with Odin sees tourists returning to the fire-ravaged Huon Valley south of Hobart to spend money and boost the local communities. Read more: Dark Mofo using art to lure tourists and help with bushfire recovery Source: ABC News

Blue-green algae that was involved in the deaths of up to a million Murray cod earlier this year is being studied at the National Algae Culture Collection in Hobart. Read more: Scientists are on the hunt to discover the culprit behind the Murray-Darling fish deaths Source: ABC News

Tasmania is home to 180 “giant trees” more than 85 metres tall or with more than 280 cubic metres of girth, but enthusiasts have discovered at least 15 of the giants have been destroyed by the state’s summer bushfires. Read more: 500yo forest giant among trees reduced to 'pile of ash' by summer bushfires Source: […]

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