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Meadowbank Vineyard Pinot Noir block. Image supplied. Few stories in our wine media attract greater readership than reports of competitive tastings where little known, home-town heroes whip the hides off more expensive, highly fancied wines from across the water. Around 40 years ago, three competitions in particular set the US wine industry a-whooping and a-hollering […]

Spring has sprung and the school holidays are just around the corner. There’s no better time to get out and about and enjoy Southern Tasmania with the fam bam.  Not sure where to start? Fear not, we have compiled this list of 50 things to do with the kids these school holidays that the whole […]

Cat Davidson is looking forward to sharing her experience as she takes you through the twelve endemic birds that call Tasmania home, and the breeding endemics who make their way across the Bass Strait each year. Cat is a birding and nature guide with Inala Nature Tours based in Tasmania and the coordinator of the […]

Mark Thomson is a man with an unusual mission: he wants to interview at least one person from the 177 nationalities that are present in Tasmania. Tasmanian Times interviewed him recently about his 177 Nations Podcast. TT: Why did you decide to do the 177 Nations project? MT: A couple of reasons. Firstly, my work […]

By Eileen S. Lenson, MSW, ACSW, BCC  Welcome to Q&A Today, a column designed to answer your questions regarding challenges and concerns in everyday life, from family to coping with current events. A popular topic today revolves around the coronavirus. All questions are fair game. Just send me an email with your questions or concerns, and […]

Ghost light at the PT. The last week of August saw Launceston’s Princess Theatre open its doors to audiences for the first time since COVID-19 forced them to close six months ago. There was little public fanfare accompanying the opening, but there was certainly enthusiastic applause from both cast and audience when the ghost light […]

We have been spending more time at home recently which has meant more time with our beloved pets. We’ve grown even more attached to them (if that’s even possible) as have they to us, making leaving the home for the weekend even harder – who could leave those puppy eyes! If you are keen to […]

The COVID-19 pandemic has tightened our social circles and narrowed the scope of our lives in ways no one imagined just a year ago. But the lockdown also brought an unexpected solace: Everyone, it seems, turned to baking sourdough bread. Social media has been overflowing with photos of frothy sourdough starters — many of them […]

“Daniel returns to his rural Tasmanian hometown to help his mother with her real estate business. To his surprise, his best friend Emma turns up on his doorstep on the run from her marriage.” Thus began the first series of the ABC-TV series Rosehaven, according to a blurb on iView (where all episodes of the […]

There are plenty of things Tassie does well and epic sunrises (and sunsets) are certainly one of them. While red sky in the morning is said to be a sailors warning (or is it shepherds?), there’s nothing quite like watching the sky burst into a myriad of colours to put a smile on your dial […]


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