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October 31, 2014
The strength of Tasmania’s tourism across the off-peak winter season has been a happy surprise for management at the West Coast Wilderness Railway. After government intervention reopened the…

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Female sport stars should earn the same as their male counterparts

There is no possible justification for the disparity in prize money. Why cant sport move into the 21st century? Continue reading... read more >
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Cronulla Sharks coach Shane Flanagan cleared to return after suspension

Flanagan has undergone education courses after being stood down in 2013 over the clubs controversial supplement program Continue reading... read more >
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MLS Playoffs: New York Red Bulls 2-1 Sporting KC

New York Red Bulls clinch first playoff win at Red Bull ArenaLast minute Bradley Wright-Phillips goal knocks out holdersNew York to face D.C. in first leg of Eastern Conference semis Continue reading... read more >
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Kurtley Beale fined $3,000 for in-flight argument with management

Following a $45,000 fine for sending offensive texts, Wallabies star is punished again for stand-up row on flight to Argentina Continue reading... read more >

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Ravenswood Heights Primary School Car Boot Sale

Come and grab some goodies at the Ravenswood Primary Car Boot Sale! Over 30 stalls will be on offer for everyone as well as pony rides for the kids, a jumping castle and a food van. There will also be lucky dips, showbags and raffles (lucky door raffle)! Drop… read more >

Gridiron Tasmania

After 12 months in the pipeline it's finally here! Gridiron Tasmania's 2014/15 season gets underway Saturday November 1st, 2pm at Royal Park in Launceston as the Southern Knights trek into the jungle to take on the Northern Gorillas. Get down to show your… read more >

Riverside High Annual School Fair

Riverside High School's Bi-annual School Fair - Sidfest Will be held Friday 7th November between 5.30-9.30pm Food, wine and entertainment will make up the night which will be concluded with a spectacular fireworks show! For more information please contact… read more >

Australian Women's Senior Amateur Tees off in Launceston

Australian Women's Senior Amateur Tees Off in Launceston The Australian Women's Senior Amateur Championship tees off at Riverside Golf club from the 27th-31st October A field of 84 players will play at Riverside, a full field for the Championship in its 29th… read more >

City Mission Car Boot Sale

The City Mission's Newnham shop Car Boot Sale is on again! Come along for loads of fun and heaps of bargains on Saturday 8th November in the Mission Shop car park, 73 Georgetown Road. Stalls are $15 - Stall holders must provide their own table All profits go… read more >

My Closet Market

My Closet Market An indoor fashion market for new and used quality clothing, showcasing over 40+ stalls of men's and women's clothing, shoes and accessories. An excellent way to purchase quality fashion needs at market prices. Aromas Bambino food van will be… read more >

Larmenier School Fair

Larmenier School Fair 38 Station Rd, St Leonards Friday 21st November 5-8pm Come along and enjoy an evening of Pony rides, a jumping castle for the kids, Food, beer and wine stalls! For further information please contact Tracey Badock on 0407 048 052 read more >

Elizabeth Handmade Mraket

Come along and enjoy the wide range of quality, locally made handcrafts ranging from toys, papercraft, and home decor items to clothing, jewellery and accessories available at the Elizabeth Handmade Market - Get all your christmas shopping done in one place!… read more >

Westbury Primary Community Open Days

Come and spend some time at the Westbury Primary School Community Open Days From 2pm to 4pm, November 5-6th View the school facilities and talk with staff, students and parents about what the school can offer your child - and the community. A Tas Dance… 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 >

Halloween Night

Cormiston Girl Guides is hosting a Halloween night on Thursday 30th October from 6-8pm at Kids Paradise. Get dressed up and have a family fun night out with a DJ, games and prizes.The Tailrace cafe will be open for pizza and refreshments. Call and book your… read more >

Launceston Christian School Twilight Fair

Annual Launceston Christian School Twilight Fair (452A W Tamar Highway, Riverside) 5-8pm Friday 7th November There will be food and drink stalls, rides and much more on offer for a fun filled evening For further information please contact Katrina Barracu on… read more >

Perth Primary School Shopping Night

It’s on again, the Perth Primary School invites you to come along and shop. Grab a friend and enjoy an evening out! Do all your Christmas shopping in the one spot while enjoying a cuppa and some supper. The shopping night is a major fundraiser for the school… read more >

National Bandanna Day 2014

Celebrating 20 Years - National Bandanna Day is set to take place on Friday, October 31st 2014. Every year, another 23,000 young people have to deal with the challenge of cancer, whether it’s their own diagnosis or their parent, brother or sister. CanTeen… read more >

Invermay Primary 125 Year Celebrations

Invermay Primary School 125 Year Celebrations Students, teachers and staff both past and present, are invited to the school to help celebrate the milestone Location: Invermay Primary (35-43 Mayne St. Invermay) Friday 14th November – 11am to 1pm Saturday 15th… 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 >

Run For A Wish (RFAW)

Run For A Wish (RFAW) RFAW is a 6.4km Charity Fun Run/Walk aimed at securing participation from all levels of the community, and a 400m Aurora Dash for children under 12 years. Run for a Wish is not about the elite runner. It is about encouraging family and… 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 >

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 >
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