Hobart

Hobart schools buy house near middle school

The Hobart School Board has approved the $72,000 purchase of a home across from Hobart Middle School.<p>Superintendent Peggy Buffington said the middle school at 36 E. 8th St. is landlocked so the purchase affords the option for growth.<p>“As the city grows, this could be a potential solution for growth …

Middle School

6-year tax abatement approved for planned Hobart subdivision

The Hobart Economic Development Commission approved a six-year tax abatement Monday for the construction of a 183-home Cressmoor development, the first phase of a plan to bring 447 new homes to the city..<p>Randy Hall, of Luxor Homes Inc., said the property, at 601 N. Wisconsin St., was purchased in …

Urban Design

DARK MOFO, Tasmania

With the chill of long winter nights firmly set in, DARK MOFO enlivens Hobart with a surprising, captivating midwinter festival.<p>With the chill of …

Australia

Underground art: Dark Mofo artist Mike Parr unearthed from Hobart road after three days

It's not every day you see a person climb out of a road.<p>But that's exactly what well over 1,000 people who braved Hobart's freezing winter weather …

Entertainment (Australia)

Dark Mofo artist Mike Parr rises from under Hobart street – video

The artist is dug up from underneath a busy street after spending three days inside a steel container with no food as part of a performance piece at Tasmania's Dark Mofo winter festival. Mike Parr spent 72 hours meditating, drawing and reading Robert Hughes’s The Fatal Shore in the small container. …

Australia

Risdon Prison guards hospitalised after riot

Four Tasmanian prison guards have been hurt in a riot in the maximum security section of Hobart's Risdon Prison.<p>The incident is believed to have …

Hobart

Australian artist emerges alive from three-day burial under road

HOBART: An Australian performance artist who was buried in a steel container under a busy road for 72 hours as part of a so-called dark arts festival …

Australia

Man Buries Himself Under Road For 3 Days In Stunningly Realistic Portrayal Of Life In Hobart

Artist Mike Parr has been buried in a small container underneath a road in Hobart, in a moving depiction of what it’s like to live in the city.“It’s …

Australia

'It dawned on me how big a deal it was'

Centuries to Alex Hales and Jonny Bairstow pushed England to a remarkable record total of 6-481 in the third ODI against Australia at Trent Bridge

Australia

Hobart man accused of child porn offenses; gets federal court date

A Hobart man was charged with child pornography offenses in Hammond’s federal court, court records show.<p>Jerry L. James 62, is accused of the production, distribution and possession of child pornography between October 2012 and July 2017, according to a criminal complaint.<p>James “was linked to an …

Crime

Dark Mofo artist Mike Parr begins 72-hour stint 'buried alive' under Hobart street

An artist has been buried alive beneath a busy Hobart road, where he will spend 72 hours as part of Tasmania's Dark Mofo winter festival.<p>Organisers …

Entertainment (Australia)

Turnbull condemns troops flying Nazi flag

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has slammed a Nazi swastika flag which flew on an Australian Army vehicle in Afghanistan as completely and utterly …

Australian News

Adelaide is now Australia’s cheapest capital city

Hobart has long been Australia’s cheapest capital city to buy a home, but soaring prices have bumped it up the list for the first time in more than a …

Housing

Rolex Sydney Hobart - Wild Oats XI forced to retire as front hits

by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL on 26 Dec 2015<p><b>Bob Oatley's supermaxi yacht, Wild Oats XI, has been forced to retire from the Rolex Sydney</b> …

Sailing

Tim's pagan pilgrimage to Dark Mofo - Arvos

Tim Shiel is on a pagan pilgrimage this week, trekking to our southern most capital for the annual winter solstice celebration – <b>Dark Mofo</b>.<p>In the …

Adventure Travel

Dark Mofo's Controversial Crosses Inspire Competing Petitions To Have Them Removed Or Made Permanent

Written by Tom Williams on June 12, 2018<p>The controversial inverted crosses erected for Hobart’s Dark Mofo festival have continued to divide opinion, …

Hobart

Australia's hottest property market - and where's next?

Entrenched habits die hard and it’s difficult to shake people’s rigid views about certain locations.<p>This, despite everything that’s happened …

Housing

Griffith police investigate 'altercation' involving Hobart officers

Griffith Police are investigating an alleged altercation between some Hobart police officers attending an off-duty event earlier this month, Griffith Police Chief Greg Mance confirmed Monday.<p>Neither Mance nor Hobart Police Chief Rick Zormier would provide any details regarding the incident or the …

Paid Leave

Launceston church organ leaving town after Hobart sale

FOR SALE: The organ has not been used for many years, according to Australian Pipe Organs. Picture: Phillip Biggs<p>A 138-year-old church organ will …

Australia

Petition against Hobart's Dark Mofo inverted crosses demands removal

Almost 1,500 people have signed a petition calling on Hobart's Lord Mayor to remove inverted crosses installed for the mid-winter festival.<p>The four …

Entertainment (Australia)

University of Tasmania releases report on housing issues

A report on Hobart’s housing supply issues by University of Tasmania academics has found new housing supply has declined over the past five years …

Housing

Hobart Twilight Market to pop up in Northern Tasmania

COMING NORTH: Market operations managers Justin Davis and Gemma Chisholm are excited to bring the Hobart Twilight Market to Launceston. Picture: …

Australia

'State-sanctioned blasphemy': Anger over Hobart Dark Mofo art

Giant red inverted crosses installed in Hobart as part of annual festival Dark Mofo have outraged some in the state's Christian community.

Australia

Report forecasts a $2.2 million Hobart median house price in 2043

The median house price in North Hobart has grown more than 600 per cent in the past 25 years. Picture: ROGER LOVELL<p>A NEW report released today has …

Real Estate

Student parking draws complaints in Hobart

Complaints about students parking in the residential area near Hobart High School are spurring the Hobart City Council to consider a ban on student street parking.<p>Michael Herman, who lives on Duck Creek Court, said students began parking on that street instead of the school parking lot about a year …

High School

Free summer food program helps Northwest Indiana kids when school is out

Starting this month, nearly 120 sites across Northwest Indiana will start providing free meals to kids under the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program.<p>Around 100 sites in Lake County and more than a dozen more in Porter County will provide meals and snacks under the program. …

U.S. Dept. of Education

Hobart :: Three Poems

Drink Up<p>Some of space is made of diamond.<br>Some, of booze.<p>The gods’ own liquor cabinet<br>tastes like antifreeze.<p>You’d never be sober again.<p>See that world …

Poetry

Hobart :: Tonight On This And Every Episode Of Sons Of Anarchy

The Club pursues a shaky business proposition, and Jax must decide where his allegiances lie.<p>Allegiances are tested as a business deal heads south, …

TV

Dark Mofo seen as both blessing and curse as art community competes with MONA juggernaut

Hobart is a hotspot of software and digital jobs, ranking top of all regional centres for those creative industries in a recent study, with the …

Entertainment (Australia)

Tensions in Hobart City Council rise over Mayor's use of new Aboriginal name gifted to city

Unrest is brewing at the Hobart City Council (HCC) over the handling of the dual name of nipaluna gifted by the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre …

Indigenous Australians