Captured by Simon Desalis - The $90 million irrigation scheme has been earmarked for five proposed tranche-2 irrigation schemes across Tasmania.

IRRIGATION SCHEMES TO BOOST AGRICULTURE

The federal government has invested $60 million into Tasmanian irrigation, creating new opportunities in the state’s dairy, wine, fruit, vegetable, poppy and seed crop industries. Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman said the federal government’s investment would help grow Tasmania’s primary industries and regional communities. ‘‘Jobs are our number one priority,” Mr Hodgman said, “This investment will grow hundreds of jobs in our vital agriculture sector. ‘‘In…

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TASSIE’S ON SHOW IN CHINA

THE dream of having Tasmanian products and services on display in a dedicated, custom-designed showroom in China is now a reality, thanks to the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. In what some observers believe is the biggest and boldest project ever undertaken in the 190-year history of Australia’s chamber movement, the TCCI is partnering with an arm of the NSW Business Chamber to create the…

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Tourism to take a leap in our wilderness

The state government is set to process 37 Expressions of Interest (EOI) for environmentally sustainable tourism projects in our National Parks and the World Heritage Area with mountain bike trails, horseback riding and scenic over-night treks already in the pipeline. Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage, Matthew Groom has so far given approval for 15…

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Huon Aquaculture reports strong profits following ASX listing

Huon Aquaculture Group Limited has delivered solid returns with net profit of $25.9 million for its maiden half yearly results which ended 31 December 2014. Having recently listed on the ASX, the Tasmanian company experienced an 11.5 per cent increase for the same period last year and a solid return on assets at 16.5 per…

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CONFERENCE SERIES TO FOCUS ON CHINESE OPPORTUNITIES

Following on from the success of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Tasmania in November, the inaugural Australia-China BusinessWeek Hobart will be held on Friday, 27 March 2015, at Wrest Point. Proudly presented by Australian Business Forum and supported by Austrade, Australia Post, Fairfax Media, AusIndustry and the Tasmanian Government, Australia China BusinessWeek (ACBW) is…

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SPIEGELTENT SET TO THRILL

The world renowned Spiegeltent is getting set to thrill Tasmanian audiences for the second year running, featured as part of the much anticipated 2015 Tasmanian International Arts Festival (formerly Ten Days on the Island) next month. Artistic Director David Malacari said the travelling entertainment salon, presented by Ten Days in association with Strut & Fret…

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SAFFIRE’S WORLDLY APPEAL

While business before was great for Saffire Freycinet, reception from the international market has significantly increased since it was crowned the best boutique hotel in the world. The Federal Group’s Saffire Freycinet on Tasmania’s picturesque East Coast was crowned the best boutique hotel in the world at the international World Boutique Hotel Awards held in…