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September 02, 2014
The state Government's ridiculing Labor for opting out of producing an alternative budget reply today. The Opposition's argument is it doesn't want to perpetuate what it describes as the Liberals…

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Set of Six: St Helens to finally get feet under the table at Langtree Park home

Castleford and Leigh hit the high notes, Steve Prescott and Greg Mackey tributes, an expanded World Club Challenge and Paul Merson displays his good taste Continue reading... read more >
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Australia thump South Africa to get back on triangular series track

Australia 282-7; South Africa 220 Australia win by 62 runs in triangular series Continue reading... read more >
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India humiliate England again as Ajinkya Rahane leads nine-wicket romp

England 206; India 212-1 India win by nine wickets to take unassailable 3-0 series lead Continue reading... read more >
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England v India: fourth ODI as it happened

India hammer England with nine wickets (and 117 balls) to spare thanks to Ajinkya Rahanes brilliant 106 Continue reading... read more >

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Photography and Visual Arts Group Exhibition

Mole Creek Photography and Visual Arts Group Exhibition Held at the Mole Creek Memorial Hall on the 13th and 14th September Time: 10am-4pm on both days. For more information please contact Karen – 0418 990 075 Or Email philipnkaren@bigpond.com read more >

Fund Raiser - At the Winnaleah Football clubrooms

Fund Raiser At the Winnaleah Football clubrooms Starting at 5.30pm-6pm On the 4th of October We are holding a spit roast and auction with a licensed bar to raise funds for a local boy who broke his leg in 3 places 2 weeks ago playing country football and will… read more >

Prostate Cancer Info and Support Sessions

Prostate Cancer Info and Support Sessions Five informative sessions delivered by cancer specialists and other health professionals. Learn about prostate cancer, treatment and self-management options with useful practical advice. Find out about support… read more >

Trivia Night

Trivia Night 30th - August at 7.30pm$10.00 a head, table of 8TRAC - 125 Talbot Road, LauncestonTo raise funds for Pathfinders to travel to Toowoomba for a South Pacific Camporee. For more information please contact Julianne - 0438 265 918Or Email… read more >

National Op Shop Week

National Op Shop Week takes place between August 24-31. Now in its third year, the event asks people to donate good quality goods to their local charity op shop! In 2012, Australians donated 300,000 tonnes of items to charity op shop stores. A significant… read more >

Legacy Week Appeal 2014

Australia wide, this is Legacy Week Throughout Tasmania, Legacy supports nearly 3000 widows and the dependent children of those who fought for this country in war. For the remainder of this week, Legacy volunteers will be seeking donations from the public, in… 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 >

Baby & Kids Market

Baby & Kids Market Saturday 22nd November 2014 St Albies Hall, 46 Margaret street, Launceston Start Time: 9am End Time: 12pm Market selling good quality second hand baby and kids goods, great chance for local mums and dads to buy clothes, toys and other baby… read more >

Kidney Health Australian's Big Red Walk

Kidney Health Australian's Big Red Walk In Launceston, On Sunday 14th September. This will be the third year this event has taken place in Launceston let’s make it a BIG one this year. You can either run or walk - 1k, 2.5k or 5k. Register at… read more >

? Kings Meadows Class of 78 Reunion

Kings Meadows High School Reunion Saturday 13th September 2014 7pm at anchors Manor Tours of the school at 1pm For more information please call Leanne – 0402 441 765 read more >

Beyondblue Charity Rugby Match

The AMC Vikings Rugby Club will be raising awareness of depression and anxiety among university students and raising funds for beyondblue as they clash with the Launceston Bees this weekend. There are a few different ways you can show your support – by… read more >

Fund raising Event: Jacko's World Challenge 2015

Come along to see a large collection of party plan, local crafts and local business all under one roof! A fund raising event to help Jackson who has taken the challenge of participating in a World Challenge to Vietnam and Laos with Queechy High School in… read more >

Ride for Sick Kids

Join the cyclists in Launceston after their ride for some fun and help raise funds to support Tasmanian families caring for a seriously ill or injured child needing treatment in Hobart. All funds raised from this RMHC Ride for Sick Kids event will go to… read more >

Charity car boot sale

Westbury Joey Scout group are holding a charity car boot sale Commences August 30th 70% of all proceeds from the day being donated to local charities. For further information, Contact Kiowa - 0408 373 026 Or Email kiowa.fenner@dpipwe.tas.gov.au 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 >

1984 Queechy High school reunion

1984 Queechy High School Leavers Reunion. To be held on the 4th October at Hotel Launceston, Brisbane Street Launceston. Starting at 7pm. $30 per person includes finger food. Come along and share some stories and catch up with one another. for more… read more >

A fundraising BBQ

A fundraising BBQ at Harvey Norman to help us run our programs here in Launceston. We are volunteers working with teen mums and their babies through support, accommodation and education. "Making a Present for the Future" read more >

Ross Marathons

Physical activity event on Father's DaySunday 7th September 2014incorporating a marathon, half marathon,10 km run/walk, and an under 12 children's challenge.The day also includes a team marathon event which can be made up of 2, 3, or 4 team members.Marathon -… read more >

Teenage fashion awards

The Apex Australia Teenage Fashion Awards (AATFA) has been an annual event for Apex Australia over the past 20 years. In conjunction with secondary schools throughout Australia, Apex provides students with the opportunity to design manufacture and model their… read more >

West Tamar Lions Market

West Tamar Lions Club EXETER MARKET Exeter Showgrounds Sunday 7th September FREE ENTRY TO THE PUBLIC 9 am -1.30pm Hand made local products, including jewellery, knitted goods, cards, jams and preserves. Good quality second hand goods, plants, produce 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 Excise 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 couching 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 to social playing 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 >

Riverside Tennis Club

Riverside Tennis Club Will be commencing their ladies summer pennant Wednesday, September 3rd 2014. Anyone interested in playing please contact the club or phone 6327 1166 or 6327 3031 All new members welcome read more >

Australian Navy Cadets Launceston

Australian Navy Cadets Launceston If you want and 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… read more >


RAIL SAFETY WEEK Every year there are over 100 near hits at railway level crossings. It takes a freight train up to 2 kilometres to stop after applying its emergency brakes. This Rail Safety Week, stay safe around trains and tracks and don’t become another… read more >

Bridport Football Club Auction

Bridport Football Club are having an Auction, Our Auction is on the 15th August commencing at 7.30 at the Bridport Ex-Services Club Bridport Football Club is holding its annual Major Fundraising Auction (as above) Over 150 lots will go under the hammer… 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 >

Fundraising Market

Saturday, 2nd August, 201410.00am to 2.00pm St Albies Hall, Margaret Street - Launceston Entry by gold coin donation - Raffle tickets also available A Fund-raising Market is being held to help a local Launceston lady raise funds for reconstructive… 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 >

Girls Day Out

Girls Day Out Girls Day Out is Tasmania’s largest female lifestyle expo and is this year coming to Launceston, to be held at Albert Hall, 25 October 2014, 10am - 4pm. With fashion shows, Q&A forums, cooking demonstrations, live music and more than 80… read more >

Long ride for Life

Long ride for Life Is a joint community fund-raiser supporting both the Leukaemia Foundation and the Royal Flying Doctor Service Our Self-Funded Long Ride 4 Life Team (LR4L) consists of 4 people, 4 horses and 4 dogs who will ride approximately 3,000 kms over… 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 mouth at 4pm. At… read more >

National Book Council Tasmania July 16th

National Book Council Tasmania SPEAKER: Dorothy Rosemann, author of Dorothy Edwards, A Live Well Lived. The speaker at our next meeting, on Wednesday, August 20, 2014, will be Dorothy Rosemann, author of Dorothy Edwards, A Life Well Lived. As well as becoming… read more >

Tassie Drum Circle

Tassie Drum Circle Free Community Drum Circle First and Tired 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 >