Mr Tasmania


Enjoy Tasmania (ET) had a post on here titled “Hobart’s parking mafia” that was a dig at Hobart’s bombers nailing shoppers almost the minute after a parking metre expires. We explained how this could turn people off shopping in the CBD, especially when online shopping is an easy alternative. ET […]

2/3/2019 – Hobart’s parking meter fiasco


Our post on January 22 “Fire fuse is lit” was providential, heralding one of Tasmania’s more severe and perhaps unusual fire seasons. No one was killed, but homes were destroyed. The famous Tahune Airwalk through the forest canopy suffered minor damage. The Southwood timber mill was not so lucky, with […]

13/2/19 – A story of fire and ice


Even a wonderful place like Tasmania can’t be perfect. Tasmania’s Achilles Heel is fire. This summer Tasmania has dozens of fires burning, courtesy of a dry thunderstorm that passed over the state on January 15. If a weather front with strong winds comes through between now and the end of […]

22/1/19 – Fire fuse is lit



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Seems everyone and everything is moving into the Huon Valley. Including zebra finches. Although these guys do look aviary escapees, the one on the left being somewhat mutated n’all. Anyone else seen zebra finches? The way these things breed puts mice to shame. Tasmania already has many feral birds … […]

7/1/2019 – Huon Valley zebra finches


'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 […]

11/9/18 – 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 … https://pooseum.com.au/ Think twice before you give Pooseum staff a serve. They won’t take crap […]

9/8/2018 – The poo museum



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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 […]

30/7/2018 – Immunity Farm


The Dover woodchip plan has been canned, ironically because the salmon farming industry didn’t like it … http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-26/plan-for-dover-woodchip-mill-ditched/10040458 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 […]

26/7/2018 – 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 […]

23/7/2018 – 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.

23/7/2018 – An exhibit for MONA?