Yearly archives: 2018

'Sleepless Nights in Black' ... Joshua Clement's entry in the 2018 Young Archies in Hobart, Tasmania
We went to the Young Archies art awards in Hobart last Sunday, as one of our kids had an entry. This was a statewide event for school children, also held in other states. There were some truly impressive entries. Sadly, Google isn’t providing much in the way of 2018 winners […]

The Young Archies Awards, Hobart

Just when you thought you had dung it all, along comes a poo museum. The Pooseum is in the historic Tasmanian town of Richmond. Rather than make silly poo jokes, let’s cut to the link … Think twice before you give Pooseum staff a serve. They won’t take crap […]

The poo museum

A Tasmanian family has kicked off a possible world first, a farmstay designed to boost the immune system. “First thing we noticed as newbie farmers here in southern Taz was how poo starts piling up once you have a few animals,” said Immunity Farm director Ivan Ulsa. “Horse poo, sheep […]

Immunity Farm

The Dover woodchip plan has been canned, ironically because the salmon farming industry didn’t like it … The little thing called “the public” didn’t want it either, as southern Tasmania has been forging ahead in leaps and bounds without it, and an extra log truck every five minutes (as […]

Dover woodchip plan canned

There’s been a lot of fluff about Hobart’s booming real estate. Residential real estate might be hot, but clearly, not everything is booming. I took a drive through Hobart last week and was surprised by how many “For Lease” signs adorned empty commercial premises and shops. These began just two […]

Tasmania, For Lease

Ouch ... our eye watering zucchini
OK, maybe not. But it does provoke a reaction. If only watering eyes. Not sure if vegetable torture porn is even legal in Tasmania, so don’t tell anyone.

An exhibit for MONA?

A past exhibit at Hobart's hugely popular MONA
Hobart Lord Mayor Ron Christie says Tasmania is going silly, with too many people visiting and moving in, thanks mainly to MONA (art gallery) and the visit of Chinese communist leader Xi Jinping. Mr Christie told News Ltd “tourism will kill our city” and that Dark Mofo, a wildly successful […]

Bring back Slowbart, says Hobart Mayor

Some hi-tech companies are calling Tassie home … This is a trend that could bring true wealth to Tasmania. Cutting down trees is a fine occupation but generally doesn’t pay well.

It’s not all sheep and apples

North Hobart ... property prices have risen over the past year
Tasmanian real estate performed well over the past year … North Hobart was particularly strong … But with other Australian states now experiencing falling real estate prices, and with commentators saying this is just the beginning of a national decline, will Hobart and Tasmanian prices be dragged down […]

What goes up must come down

Hobart going up while others fall, crazy stuff … But it was always on the cards, with Melbourne and Sydney prices hitting silly levels. Add a bit of global warming …

Hobart real estate prices continue rise