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Pioneer bakers then and now

Cripps Bakery is an iconic Tasmanian brand, with a long and proud history in our state. Tasmanian baking’s famous William Cripps was named after his convict father, a baker from Sussex who transported to live out his days in Hobart Town in 1844. After he was freed, William Cripps Snr. started a family and continued…

Clarence City Council Mayor Doug Chipman with Hunter Developments architect, Professor Robert Morris-Nunn, at Rosny Hill.
Picture: David Bellamy

Major plans for Rosny Hill

TASMANIANS are being asked to have their say on a major new tourism destination for Rosny Hill on Hobart’s Eastern Shore, with a proposal for new accommodation, restaurants and a conference centre, as well as improved public access for locals and visitors. Clarence City Council has named Tasmanian firm Hunter Developments as ‘‘preferred developer’’ for the project, enabling its Rosny Hill concept to be released for public consultation and feedback. Clarence Mayor Doug Chipman…

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Saul Eslake speaks to Tasmanian business leaders

Australia is one of the best managers of economic adversity in the world, and one of the worst managers of prosperity, to paraphrase Chief Economist for Bank of America – Merril Lynch Australia Saul Eslake. Tasmanian business leaders were given the opportunity to hear Mr Eslake’s insights on the economic challenges facing our country and…

Mal Matthews leading the pack in the Cataract Challenge Road Cycle leg

Crowe Horwath sets the bar at community fitness challenge

The 2015 Launceston Cataract Gorge Challenge was run, paddled, cycled and abseiled on 22 March, with the support of local businesses the Eye Institute, Avanti Plus, NRM North and the community sponsor, Crowe Horwath. With five different legs in this multisport event, the Launceston Cataract Challenge embodies healthy lifestyle choices and aims to make these…

Marinova use locally sourced materials such as this beachcast seaweed from a Tasmanian beach.

Seaweed extract wins international prize

A UNIQUE seaweed extract manufactured by an Australian biotechnology company has been announced as the winner of the silver medal at the Green Cosmetic Ingredient Awards in Barcelona, Spain. Developed by Hobart based company, Marinova Pty Ltd, the concentrated seaweed extract has been shown to exhibit soothing, protective and anti-ageing properties. Marinova chief executive Paul Garrott described the award as a tremendous achievement and attributed the success to a significant and sustained investment in research and development.…

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Training focus on Chinese tourism

PROMINENT Burnie-based training company, Outside the Square Solutions, is conducting a training program, ‘Enhancing the Chinese Tourist Experience’, for owners and employees of local tourist and hospitality businesses, so they are better able to service the growing number of Chinese tourists coming to Tasmania. Funded by Skills Tasmania, the program will beheld in Tasmania’s North and North West, from May to August this year. It comprises three nationally accredited courses, covering…

Australian Maritime College Vocational Education and Training Manager Jarrod Weaving

National acclaim for Torres Strait training program

The Australian Maritime College (AMC) has once again been recognised at a national level, for an award-winning maritime training program that teaches seafaring skills to Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal students. AMC was announced joint winner of the 2015 Transport and Logistics Industry Skills Council (TLISC) Chairman’s Award at a presentation ceremony in Melbourne in…