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A Practical Guide for Moving to Tasmania (and all your FAQs)

Are you considering moving to the beautiful, thriving and industrious state of Tasmania? We look at some of the great reasons to move here and answer your Frequently Asked Questions.

Princes Wharf shed in Hobart and rent for events

Some promising news on rents for the newly renovated shed on the Hobart Wharf. Hopefully this will mean more great events can go ahead. The full article is at: Shed rents rethink to aid events THE State Government wants to maximise use of the newly upgraded Princes Wharf No. 1 shed and says it is …

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The cost of living in Tasmania for those moving to Tasmania or living in Tasmania

The cost of living in Tasmania is a topical issue and some news has just come out which seems to indicate that the cost of living is not increasing as rapidly as claimed. Is it more expensive to live in Tasmania than the rest of the country? Is the mainland cheaper? Well housing is cheaper …

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Cat and Fiddle Arcade in Hobart CBD gets a facelift

The Cat and Fiddle Arcade in Hobart Tasmania is an icon of the Hobart CBD. I remember going to watch the cat and fiddle “display” as a child and really liking it. Well an upgrade of the area is now planned and again heralds more improvement for the Hobart CBD. It seems that a large …

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Tasmanian apples are in jeopardy – Update

Further to our earlier post here  Tasmania is keeping up the apple ban and preventing the import of New Zealand apples into Tasmania still. Here’s the latest update: TASMANIA will maintain its ban on fruit from fire-blight affects areas such as New Zealand, while the State Government works out what its next move should be. …

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Retail trade news for Hobart Tasmania including Myer Tasmania

Myer Tasmania makes a long awaited announcement regarding re-building If you are new to Tasmania and Hobart in particular then you will learn that Myer is very important to the Hobart CBD. Myer however was severely damaged by fire in 2007 and the Hobart CBD has been suffering ever since. Myer continued to trade in …

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Latest real estate news for Tasmania shows some bargains to be found

Some new figures have just been released regarding the Tasmanian real estate market. Now is a good time to get a bargain in Tasmanian real estate. It seems that prices are down generally and the market is much slower. See this article for the full details: HOBART’S real estate slump has hit new lows with …

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What is Tasmanian weather really like?

We were recently asked the following question about the weather in Tasmania. Hi, I currently live in Melbourne, Victoria, but hope to move to Tasmania one day. I have visited Tasmania several times and always had a great experience but one thing that concerns / interests me is the real weather. What is the weather …

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Major Changes for the Taste of Tasmania Festival

Plans for a bold new Taste of Tasmania Festival Are you moving to Tasmania or relocating to Tasmania? Make sure you visit the Taste of Tasmania Festival this year. It is absolutely fantastic and showcases the best food and wine that Tasmania has to offer. The Taste of Tasmania festival is a wonderful event. I …

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Driving rules for the elderly change in Tasmania – Will more now move to Tasmania?

Elderly in Tasmania trusted at last An interesting story from the Mercury newspaper. Compulsory driving tests for the elderly are being abolished. Maybe we will now be flooded with elderly people moving to Tasmania! As the article says it will save the elderly some money but I am sure the government is counting on it …

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