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February 27, 2015
If you pay a parking fine in Hobart, you'd be forgiven for thinking you're a bit of a mug. The Hobart City Council's just written off another $160,000 worth of unpaid parking fines, because pursuing…

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Tyson Fury demands Wladimir Klitschko after beating Christian Hammer

• Fury wins by technical knockout after eight rounds• Eubank Jr wins WBA interim middleweight title Continue reading... read more >
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Said & Done: Qatar 2022; Arsenal’s cash pile; and a hotel fiestita

Also featuring: Coventry’s long-term bedrock; a four-month ethics holiday; and Colo-Colo’s holy father Continue reading... read more >
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Carl Frampton overwhelms Chris Avalos to retain IBF super-bantamweight title

• Carl Frampton wins emphatically with fifth-round stoppage• Irishman targets Scott Quigg for next fight• In pictures: The best images from Frampton v Avalos Continue reading... read more >
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IBF Super-Bantamweight Title Fight: Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos – in pictures

IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton (20-0) defends his title against Chris Avalos (26-3) at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast. A win for Frampton would open the door for a contest with Britain’s WBA champion Scott Quigg in the summer. Continue reading... read more >

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What's on this Weekend in Launceston 27th February - 1st March

Something for you and the family… FRIDAY: THE BOTHWELL SPININ & FIBRE FESTIVAL 2015Where: Bothwell District High SchoolTime: Starting from 8.30amIt is a unique festival held every second year celebrating fibre arts such as spinning, weaving felting and allied… read more >

2015 State Pony Club Trials

SATURDAY, MARCH 7TH TO MONDAY 9TH: 2015 PONY CLUB TASMANIA STATE HORSE TRIALS Where: Saturday 7th - Dressage at "Edinburgh Park" (Gravelly Beach).Sunday 8th - Cross country at "Fairlands" (only a couple of minute’s drive from the AMC on the East Tamar… read more >

Norwood Primary 50th Birthday Celebrations

Come and join us to celebrate Norwood Primary’s 50th Birthday Two ways to celebrate with us Celebration Cocktail Party Where: Launceston Golf Club, Kings Meadows When: 28th March Time: 6.30 – 8.30pm Price: $20 Details: Price includes finger food. Drinks at… read more >

Launceston Scale Model Club Swap Meet

Launceston Scale Model Club are having a Swap Meet on Sunday the 15th March Come along, buy, sell, swap modelling tools, bits and pieces, kits, models and more. Where: Round House - Inveresk (Enter from Forster St - adjacent to the Market) When: 15th March -… read more >

Tasmanian National Servicemen's Commermoration Day Parade

The annual Tasmanian National Servicemen's Commemoration Day Parade and Service will be held at the Longford Cenotaph on Sunday 15th February, 2015. This event is commemorated Australia-wide. The Parade, led by TS Tamar Drum Corp will step off at 10.40am from… read more >

Bittersweet Memories

Are you a bereaved parent looking for support and friendship from people who understand your situation? Bittersweet is a group where all members have experienced the loss of their child regardless of age or cause of death allowing everyone to be compassionate… read more >


Overland Jack is a party of nine hiking the Overland Track in Tasmania, with Jack Duffy being backpacked by his father Chris Duffy over the distance required to cpmplete the adventure of (65km over 6 days). Jack, an 8 year old boy with cerebal palsy spestic… read more >

Launceston Community Legal Centre Advice sessions

WHAT? Volunteer solicitors at the Clinic will provide clients, in 30 minute appointments, a one-off FREE advice session. There are no constraints on what legal issues for which clients may seek advice. However, Clients will be paired with solicitors who have… read more >

Tasmanian Dog Training Program

Assisting you to train dogs to be useful companions. Classes: Sun. mornings at Churchill Park, Foster Street end. Beginners and puppies 9.30am. Grades 10.45am. Enquiries – 0474 225 192 or Email tasdogclub@gmail.com read more >

Archers on Van Diemens Land

A second edition of the book Archer’s of Van Diemen’s Land is being published. If you are a descendent of the Archer family and have received family data forms to complete, please complete these and return them as soon as possible. If you are a descendent and… read more >

Social Indoor Bowls

Social Indoor Bowls Summerdale indoor bowls club. Meets every Friday 1pm – 4pm 297 Westbury Road, Prospect (Next door to Allen’s) All Welcome Easy to learn, Gentle Exercise For more information please call Gertrude – 6331 9873 read more >

Northern Rangers Soccer

Northern Rangers Soccer Join the Northern ranger soccer club , we have teams in every state wide division and are TOP of the ladder and you can become a member! The standards are HIGH and the atmosphere is GREAT!!! For further information please call 0466 973… read more >

Tasmania Gun Club

Tasmania Gun Club All clay target shooters welcome, Free coaching for new members and juniors. Practice everyone Wednesday from 1pm, competition 2 Sundays monthly. 200 Nile Road Evandale. For more information please call 6391 8577 read more >

Riverside Table Tennis Club

Riverside Table Tennis Club Need social players for ladies Tennis Group Who play on Tuesday and Fridays 9am – 12 Noon approx.. At the Riverside Tennis Club, Eden Street Anyone interested in playing please call Jan 63446572 or Amy 6331 4627 read more >

Australian Navy Cadets Launceston

Australian Navy Cadets Launceston If you want excitement , enjoy power boating , sailing and adventure activities? Boys and girls aged between 12-1/2 and 20 Be part of a great team and join now. Parades Friday 6.45 – 9.15pm for more information please Email:… read more >

Launceston walking Club

Launceston walking Club Bush walking in the Tasmanian wilderness with day and overnight every weekend, also cycling, kayaking, caving and social Meetings 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month At 7.30pm, LCGS Lyttleton Street For more information please call –… read more >

Launceston A Capella Choir

Launceston A Capella Choir Singcognito Community Choir Meets every Monday between 7-9pm At the music room block H Launceston College New Members Welcome For more information please call Jean 6344 7222 or David 63340151 During School Terms only read more >

Sing Australia – Launceston

Sing Australia – Launceston Meets every Thursday between 7-9pm At the music room block H Launceston College Reading music not a requirement All Voices Welcome For more information please call 0409 913 554 or 6394 4713 read more >

Northern Motor Cycle Riders Assoc

Northern Motor Cycle Riders Assoc Meets 1st Wednesday of every month At Archers Manor, Newham 7pm for 7.30pm Start For more information please call Judi 0409 291 024 read more >

Mind Moves Chess Club

This is a chess club held every Monday, at Windsor Community Health Precinct, 1 Windsor drive, Riverside, from 6-7pm during school terms, for all kids aged 5-18 years with a special invitation to gifted, autism spectrum and ADHD kids. The benefits of chess… read more >

George Town Baha'i Group

George Town Baha'i Group The George Town Baha'i Group holds regular meetings to reflect on the writings of the worlds religions. Baha'is believe in the underlying unity and oneness of the world religion. they meet every third Saturday of the month at 4pm. At… read more >

Tassie Drum Circle

Tassie Drum Circle Free Community Drum Circle First and Third Sunday of the Month 10am -12pm noon drumming All types of drum and skill levels welcome First Sunday Cataract Gorge (Stone bunker near swimming pool) Third Sunday City Park Launceston (Band… read more >