Andrew’s Items of Interest

By novisiblemeans | An evolving magazine of media clippings and other items related to my work, clients or of general interest.

Salmon industry plan for dead fish pit in Tasmania town causes big stink

The salmon industry plans to build a pit capable of storing up to 4,000 tonnes of dead fish in the event of a mass mortality event on the west coast, …

Waste Management

Freycinet Lodge Coastal Pavilions hotel - Tasmania, Australia

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International tourists flocking to state, new figures show

HOT PROPERTY: Tasmania has experienced a big increase in international visitors for the year to March 2018 - and those visitors are spending big. …


Clarence Council rebuked for hotel plan as residents speak out against development

Residents concerned Crown land on Hobart's eastern shore will be privatised for a major hotel development have called for the City of Clarence to go …


Hunter printing press to close as rival publishers ink “landmark” deal

About 70 jobs are expected to go at the Beresfield printing press as Fairfax Media and News Corp announce “landmark” printing deal

News Corp

Foot and Playsted wins silver at 2018 National Print Awards

NATIONAL WINNER: Foot and Playsted moved into the National Theatre building in 2016. It was awarded Silver in its industry's top award ceremony in …

Willow Court heritage listing snub anger mayor who threatens to 'get the dozers in'

A decision not to include New Norfolk's historic Willow Court site on the National Heritage List has been described as disappointing and …

Mental Disorders

The Ultimate Tasmania Spring Road Trip

Go behind the scenery and discover some of Tasmania’s best-kept secrets.<p>Wind-swept coastline. Roaring fires. Mountain roads fringed with ice-covered …

New Zealand

Tasmanian towns where favourite TV shows and movies were filmed

OVER the past few years, the television and film industry has been catching on to what a beautiful, pristine, cinematic place Tasmania is — a secret …


New life for Maylands mansion | Tourism stories | Brand Tasmania

Hobart’s heritage gems are being re-imagined as luxury accommodation; and while all eyes have been focused on the historic Treasury Building, a …

Luxury Lifestyle

Upgrade for historical Hydro site Lake Margaret

The interpretation centre at the Lake Margaret village hall has been upgraded with new information panels, a three-dimensional map of the West Coast …


UTAS tries to save hundreds of rare flood-damaged law books by having them freeze-dried

Conservation experts are going to extreme lengths to salvage hundreds of rare books damaged during floods that devastated Tasmania's south earlier …


Why Australia might be at risk of 'overtourism'

Recently, some of Europe’s most-visited cities have become surprisingly inhospitable to tourists. Barcelona residents have been openly hostile to …


Hobart Lord Mayor Ron Christie's plan to turn Macquarie Point into caravan park panned

Hobart Lord Mayor Ron Christie's support for a caravan park at Macquarie Point has been slammed by the Tourism Industry Council of Tasmania.<p>Alderman …


No-go for Willow Court's national heritage

AFTER three years of assessments and deliberations, the Australian Heritage Council seems to have decided against including Willow Court on the …


The boys' and girls' sections of the orphanage will both be repurposed

The boys and girls sections of the orphanage will both be repurposed.

Is UNESCO World Heritage status for cultural sites killing the things it loves?

Hoi An is a beautiful coastal town in central Vietnam that escaped the devastation of the American War. In 1999, it was listed as a UNESCO World …


Maydena: Gravity-assisted paradise

Rumbling up a remote access road in Tasmania's Derwent Valley, I begin to realize the potential of Australia's latest gravity-assisted bike park: …

Mountain Biking

New heritage hotel to open in Hobart

It has been a private mansion, a hostel, a girls’ school and a Salvation Army headquarters. Now Maylands Lodge in Hobart is being readied for its …

Futuristic flying trains could be on their way

It sounds like something from a futuristic sci-fi film – a train turning into a plane to speed up the boarding process at the airport.But this is …


Gay farmers go naked to help raise awareness of mental health

When The Naked Farmer came to town looking for people to get their kit off for a good cause, dairy farmer Kerry Wilson was approached to take part.<p>He …

Mental Health

The 10 other Australian attractions we should be boasting about

• Share<br>• Post on facebook wall<br>• Share on twitter<br>• Share via Email<br>• Pin to Pinterest<br>• Share on Google Plus<p>Australians are not natural boasters. Not in the way …


West Coast cycle tours proposed

A group of cycle enthusiasts is planning cycle tours around Queenstown


THE FARM SHEDEAST COAST WINE CENTREJoin us and The Gents for a Signs of Australia Dinner

Join us and The Gents – Brady Michaels and Dale Campisi – for a three-course shared table dinner and slideshow celebrating vintage Australiana …

Jordan River

Problems for Spirit of the Wild

The Gordon River cruise ship had engine issues on the weekend


Curious Hobart: What happened to the Beaumaris zoo?

Hobart's old zoo is famous as the location where the last thylacine in captivity died, with the species being classified as extinct in the 1930s.<p>The …


Fishful thinking at upcoming Royal Society of Tasmania lecture

EXPLORATION: The Royal Society of Tasmania will present a lecture on the environmental observations at Port Arthur in the 1830s.<p>Port Arthur’s …


Hobart Festival of Voices draws crowds to Big Sing Bonfire despite cold weather

Hobart locals and visitors have come out in full voice as part of this year's Big Sing Bonfire.<p>Hundreds of people huddled around bonfires in the cold …


Steam trains stoking a new generation's interest on Tasmania's west coast

It is 7:00am on a foggy day in the mining heartland of Tasmania, and Brock Sutton is heading in to work.<p>He thinks he has one of the best offices in …