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April is a busy month - Easter, school holidays, Anzac Day! The beautiful autumn days, with cool, crisp mornings herald the change of seasons proper.

This month we feature Matt and Coreen from Our Mates’ Farm. They’re in the thick of apple harvest right now so we got the low down on their delicious fruit, and what it’s like to be a producer in Tassie.

We also learn about a new fringe festival coming to Hobart, get behind burpee queen Lou Calvert in her new world record attempt and congratulate young basketballer Nayte Ackerley

on his recent call up into the Australian team. Plus loads of local news, events and people!

Something around town got you bothered? Email us at editor@ and we’ll see what we can find out.

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Interview: Peta Hen Pictures: Dino The Bread Guy

Micro baker Dino Matelli, aka “The Bread Guy”, is proving that small batch artisan bread is on the rise in Hobart’s restaurant scene.

Where did you grow up and where do you live now? I grew up in the USA, living in Chicago, Illinois, and Delavan, Wisconsin. I now live in Glenorchy.

Tell us a little about your work. I’m the owner/baker of a very micro, small batch bakery called ‘Dino the Bread Guy’. Producing in small batches allows me to tailor the loaves to the individual restaurant. As of now, I supply several wine bars and smaller restaurants in Hobart with sourdough loaves and deep-pan focaccia - or whatever the chefs need. I also open to the public for limited supply pop-ups where I sell several flavoured focaccia, sourdough loaves, and maybe even something sweet.

How did you get into baking? After many years working on the savoury side of the kitchen, I felt that I needed a change. I drew on past experiences where I enjoyed bread production and decided to start baking part-time from home and delivering to customers around Hobart.

What do you love about it? I get to meet tons of people, make food for them to

enjoy and hopefully make them happy that they purchased it. What’s better than that?

What is the hardest part? To put out a consistent product when dealing with a living medium such as bread. Sometimes it just does what it wants to!

What is your favourite baked good? I have to pick just one? Apart from good bread to make a sandwich with, probably a gooey cinnamon roll with cream cheese frosting.

Where can readers find your bread? Apart from several restaurants around the CBD, the only place to find my bread at the moment is at my weekly pop-ups. They’re usually held on Tuesday and Wednesday at my production shed in Red Square near the Hobart Brewing Co.

What do you do you love doing outside of work? I love to spend time trying to capture my inner rock star by relearning how to play the guitar. Reading is also important to me. I get to fully use my imagination and lose myself in a world that the author has created for us to experience. Above all though, I love spending my free time with my wife, Gina.

Who do you admire? My children. All three have moved to Melbourne to forge their own paths.

Favourite podcast or tv show? If channel surfing were a sport, I think I would at least make the podium. I don’t have a favourite show, but I like to watch anything to do with food, music, and history. I also like to watch 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown which is hilarious.

Secret vice? Tabasco flavored SlimJims. They’re meat sticks from the US.

What are you reading now? Silence by Shusaku Endo. I’ve been reading Japanese murder mysteries lately but Silence is a more serious departure dealing with the oppression of Christians in Japan during the 1600s.

What gets your goat? Those drivers that wait until the last moment to engage their turn signal or not use it at all. And of course, food that lacks flavor.

What was your first job? Newspaper delivery kid. I lied about my age to get the job. Twelve was the minimum age, I was only eleven.

What are your daily news/social media habits? I usually listen to the news in the car going to work and when I get home, I scan the news app on the computer. I’m on Facebook and Instagram, but I‘m not very good at keeping my pages exciting. I do seem to waste plenty of time on social media doing nothing though.

Your favourite place (in Hobart) for… Breakfast: Providence Cafe in North Hobart or Imago in the CBD.

Lunch: Bangkok City in the Elizabeth Street Mall.

Dinner: I’ll take the easy way out. I love to be at home for dinner.

Favourite team? I’ve not been paying much attention to sports lately, but I’ve been known to cheer for the Chicago Cubs (baseball) and the Chicago Bears (football).

Favourite Hobart secret? Not sure if it’s a secret, but Correa’s Kitchen stall at the Salamanca Market serves some delicious Filipino food that brings back memories.

Parting words? “The most satisfying product of culture is bread.” ― Thomas A. Clark


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Interview: Stephanie Williams

Why Hobart? Hobart is my forever home. The water. The mountain. The people. How could this not be the finest city in all the lands? I’ve been fortunate to travel far, but no place will be my Hobart.

Tell us a little about your work. I’m a travel writer and author. Most days, I’m hitting pen to paper about something Tasmanian or the road to explore for a story. The beauty of this – I love writing and I love Tassie. So, it doesn’t feel like work.

You’re a successful business person, with interests in a few areas. How do you decide on your next venture? My ventures are as random as my book titles! There is never a two-year business plan – they’re often passion-led and typically come to me conveniently at 2am. I was lying in my Tailored pod on a blow-up mattress at 2am when Wild Wellness came to me and Tailored Tasmania (website and books) arrived midway through a half marathon. Maybe in stillness and quiet, away from screens is where creativity can flow.

Wild Wellness was born from your own health journey. Can you share a little about WW and what you do? My own wellness journey has been wild. Growing up gay on Tassie’s NW coast when it was still illegal – it sure wasn’t fashionable to come out. When I discovered alcohol, it became the mask I hid behind for decades. Following many trips to rehab, I discovered my own ‘wholesome script to wellness’ that I’ve since shared through the Wild Wellness Method. My healing journey took me into moonlit mountain tarns, discovering breath workers and more. Wild Wellness is a merging of wellness professionals including an addiction specialist GP, Master NLP

Practitioner through to global thought leaders I discovered seeking my own answers. It’s delivered through retreats, walks, day experiences, online and a book is on the way! Never would I have imagined Wild Wellness would be invited to feature on Channel 10’s Well Traveller series where seven-time world surfing champ Layne Beachley hopped in the waterhole with us or pick up a national Spa & Wellness award, Ambassador for Change, a few months back. My dream was simply to share the pathway to my own wellness, but today it’s far bigger than me and is driven by an incredible Wild Wellness tribe.

How has Tasmania informed your work (and life!)? Tasmania is the backdrop to everything I do. It’s not until I lived in America that I realised how magical home was – the beginnings of my writing career. I get carried away with passion for Tassie! Each Tailored Tasmania book edition celebrates people and place – a fourth book on its way late 2023. The little pod featured on Grand Designs Australia, is the built form of everything I love about this island, funded by words I’ve written about it. To say this place has informed my work and life…it IS my living, breathing canvas. I couldn’t be more grateful to call myself Tasmanian and live here, seven generations on.

What do you love doing outside work? I’ve recently bought a trailer sailor yacht. My experience on the water doesn’t reach beyond sailing Mirror dinghies as a kid and terrifying crew members. So, I plan to spend more time out on the water. I equally love being in the water – diving in most mornings.

Who do you admire? My dear friends and family – I’ve taken those closest on one wild ride. Their unconditional love is bottle-worthy. I wouldn’t be here without it.

Favourite podcast or tv show? I usually run with a podcast – my current fave is Troy Trewin’s Grow A Small Business –a Tassie local with lots of local inspo as well as success stories far beyond. I

really don’t watch TV…I have issues working remotes. But I do love a good Australian Story.

Secret vice? Cold water. Having just discovered it in recent years – it’s nothing new. Cold water has (literally) been around Tassie a long time. But it wasn’t until I submerged Wim Hof-style for several minutes in the Forth River (snowmelt running off Cradle Mountain, kinda cold!) that I realised this secret vice made me feel great for days. Now, I never miss a day.

For anyone keen to try some cold water therapy, how can they get started? Just dive in. Hit the local beach or find a mate to take the plunge with you. It’s always more fun with friends. Growing up with a family of surfers, I never understood the pull of their winter wave riding. In fact, my only swim one year was when a crabby older brother picked me up after ruining another Christmas drinking and tossed me fully clothed in the Hawley shallows! These days, I’m in every day. I don’t miss one. I encourage folk just to blast a cold shower if they can’t make the coast. And if you want to deep dive in, join us for a Fire + Ice experience up kunanyi/Mount Wellington with Piet, trained by Wim Hof himself. If you read and love Annia Baron’s column in The Hobart Magazine like me, Annia’s ‘breath of joy’ hit national screens and you too can fling your arms about in happiness on a day out with us! We’ll also have Bruny Retreats, an epic SW Cruise aboard the new On Board vessel and a Three Capes adventure come July. It’s going to be a wild 2023!


What are you reading now? Untamed by Glennon Doyle. Again. And Sarah Wilson’s This One Wild and Precious Life. She pulled me in on page one describing the LA customs queue being a lonely place. I remember this place well after years of playing tennis in America. She goes on to tell Jose, the uniformed customs agent, that she was travelling as a writer and her working title was, ‘Wake the Fuck Up.’ Made me laugh out loud.

What gets your goat? Negativity. I feel we could talk all day about the imploding state of the world. But what’s beyond our sphere of control there’s little we can do about. I can only listen about politics and despair for so long. What we can do is our best to be good humans right here, right now. In Hobart town.

What was your first job? I think I created my first job. Taking pride in having the biggest walnut tree in Devonport, I dutifully collected them and sold them at a

local store. My first hired job was getting paid what I felt was squillions at 14 to write the tennis column for The Advocate newspaper. I’d finish my matches, type it up and slip it under the office door. I think some lady would then retype the action blow by blow. It was 1994, after all.

Your favourite place for…

Breakfast: I love grabbing early morning coffee from the always bustling Cam and Richard at Groundsman Espresso. And dropping in to Wide Awake Coffee… Elrick remembered my name from day dot and you can’t not feel great when he’s brewing up good vibes and smooth coffee.

Lunch: I’ve had a stall at Salamanca Market two decades come next year –which makes me feel terribly old. That said, the market is now brimming with what feels like a mini Taste of Tasmania. Pigeon Hole Café, Cyclo’s fresh to order rice paper rolls (they’ve recently opened a bigger Moonah restaurant) and Templo

are always fab.

Dinner: Overland Brewers & Distillers have a chef on board now so I’m excited to revisit after a recent private tour. Ti Ama, Franklin Wharf, Fico, Dier Makr, Frank…and I can never go past Aloft Restaurant. It feels like you’re floating and eating the very finest! That said, beach cooking over fire. Now, that’s the best.

Favourite Hobart secret? I’d have to say the waterhole that Andy (Walk on kunanyi) and I venture to as part of the Wild Wellness Fire + Ice experience. It’s simply, madly glorious. Freezing, yes. Invigorating, yes. And set in nature’s most gorgeous amphitheatre.

Parting words? Get out in the wilds. We are so fortunate they’re on our doorstep –some of the finest wilds on the planet!



Interview: Stephanie Williams

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Creativity runs through Frances Butler’s veins - an artist, musician and collaborator with a love of gardening.

Where did you grow up and where do you live now? I’m from Aotearoa/New Zealand. I’d been to Tasmania a few times and finally moved here in 2006 after a long time in Sydney and a little time in Melbourne. Irish by descent, Pakeha by birth and Tasmanian by choice!

Tell us a little about your work. I’m an independent creative producer as Gap In The Fence, which fulfils the artist in me that wants to do crazy, different and ambitiously creative things all the time. I love collaborative projects because what comes out of that is never what you expect and often ten times better than you hope if you’re working with the right people. Working that way gives room for the risk taking that we need to forge new ideas. I just wish it wasn’t so damn hard economically to do what I do - arts funding is pitiful. One day I hope we’ll have a Universal Basic Income for artists. Fortunately, having a part time job with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra as Community Producer gives me space for independent projects.

You work with TSO to produce shows such as the Live Sessions. TSO has made a wonderful new role which I’m fortunate to have, as Community Producer. I love this island, and I’m really happy that my job means having to regularly travel across it. My role includes venue and community liaison for Live Sessions, managing our Live & On Screen program streaming in regional areas, developing the Musicians in Community program for starters.

How did you get into music? I was the youngest of seven and we couldn’t afford for me to have the piano lessons I longed for. Eventually, I played bass guitar in a garage band in inner city Sydney in

the 80s. There was so much great music around at the time and we were so awful. But it was seriously fun and inventive. There’s absolutely nothing like the experience of making music together as a group - it’s where I learned the power of collaboration, and how to have both humility and courage. So much so that I fully encouraged band as my kids’ team sport. Later, I played in the Huon Valley Society Orchestra - the proverbial second fiddle with an ex-TSO violinist on one side and ex-SSO cellist on the other, both very generous and supportive people.

What do you love doing outside work?

My 70 square metre urban container garden keeps me sane. I’ve already had to leave an orchard behind and now I rent so there’s no way my potted orchard isn’t staying with me. It’s a constant joy to maintain plants and observe them over the seasons - it’s scientific and creative.

Who do you admire? People who have an unbroken lineage and connection to place - who know where they’re from, who their ancestors are and who honour this in spite of ongoing colonisation, ignorance and being told to ‘just get over it’. People who can focus and hone their craft to a level of expertise that transcends the ordinary. People of integrity who fight all their lives against injustice and give continuously of themselves so that others can simply have the basics. Those people inspire me to do better. I have no time or respect for narcissists, snobs and cheats no matter who they are.

What are you reading now? Eric Ries

The Lean Startup because I’m in the current Enterprize Born Global Incubator cohort and it’s homework! For pleasure I’m reading The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida by Shehan Karunatilaka because someone left it on the bookshelf in the TSO green room and it looked interesting. Next to read is Old Dar by Rex Greeno. I’m also learning Gaeilge (Irish) too so one day I may be able to read books in the language of my ancestors.

What gets your goat? Bog standard greed. I think it’s normalised and

widespread in so many guises, we fail to recognise it for what it is. It’s often miscast as ‘rights’ by people who have more than they need and feel no obligation to share or respect others’ basic human rights. Locally exemplified in our housing crisis and the obviously related increase in AirBNBs; also the kunanyi cable car fiasco which has failed on so many fronts, but still the investors can’t let it go. We’re a communal species, none of us would survive on our own. Greed works against that and every little bit oppresses someone else even if you can’t see it in operation. At the root of our systemic problems - housing, health, climate, you name it - someone is usually extracting and/or profiting unfairly.

What was your first job? A high school holiday job at the Reserve Bank sorting bank notes. Paper money is about the most germ-ridden thing there is.

Your favourite place (in Hobart) for… Breakfast: My kitchen! Porridge with ginger spiced pears or other delicious fruit, Okonomiyaki, Huevos Rancheros!

Lunch: Same place - usually for soups or salads from my garden.

Dinner: It’s an even split between Potsticker and Urban Greek.

Favourite team? As in footy? No interest at all, zip, nada, nil. Let’s not talk about the stadium.

Favourite Hobart secret? Are there still any secrets in Hobart?

Parting words? Get to know your neighbours! Support local. Share your abundance.



Hobart) on 1 April. Despite launching on April Fools Day, the new holistic wellness spa is no joke when it comes to providing a tranquil and luxurious haven for busy locals and tourists. The new spa boasts a thermal therapy hot tub, infrared saunas, oxygen therapy pods and a range of therapeutic massage treatments.



Overland Kitchen (284 Argyle Street, North Hobart) has recently opened alongside the Taproom and is serving up the goods Wednesday through to Sunday. Grab yourself a house-made ale and tuck into the likes of stacked chicken sandos, pizza sticks, loaded fries and crispy miso eggplant bites. The old Lipscombe Larder has reopened as Blac Fig (527 Sandy Bay Road, Sandy Bay). The new, revamped store is now offering an array of decadent, sweet treats - think red velvet melting moments - along with specialty grocery items, fresh produce and gourmet ice cream and coffee. Alma Supply Store (139 Macquarie Street, Hobart) is a new lifestyle store stocking boutique gifts and designer homewares. Brands include Opus Lab, Ann Studio and Eva Solo. Open Monday to Saturday. The

Drysdale Friday Afternoon Bar (F.A.B) (59 Collins Street, Hobart) is back with the training bar open on the last Friday of the month serving up reasonably priced drinks and live music. Aside from F.A.B, you can dine in at the Drysdale restaurant for lunch on Wednesday through to Friday, and dinner every Thursday night. Book in quick and support this year’s new students. Sports lovers rejoice. Salamanca has a new venue to soak up all your favourite sports in public, with beer. Pavilion at Salamanca (61 Salamanca Place, Battery Point) has opened where Phat Fish was, backed by the Jubb family and partners. A new oasis has sprung up in Hobart with the grand opening of Nova Holistic Spa (14 Goulburn Street,

In a small win for women’s health, the Federal Government has expanded on their original commitment to create 16 Pelvic Pain Clinics across the country (announced in November, 2022), to 20 clinics. Tasmania is included in the plan with one of the specialised, multidisciplinary facilities to be integrated into the Family Planning Tasmania Clinic in Glenorchy. This is good news as one in every nine people assigned female at birth suffer from severe pelvic disorders such as endometriosis, which can have devastating impacts in daily life. Each clinic will receive $700,000 funding over four years which will help hire nurses and allied health practitioners, along with paying for specialist equipment and fit outs. The clinics will work in tandem with existing general practice to help reduce diagnostic delays and increase early intervention and accessible treatment. This is crucial as people suffering debilitating pelvic pain and disorders wait seven years on average for a diagnosis and deserve better access to effective treatments and specialised care. Seven years!


The Peacock Centre, a mental health treatment centre in Mt Stuart, has reopened after much of its main building was burnt down in a multi-million dollar arson attack in 2016. The redeveloped centre now hosts four new services: Peacock House, a 12-bed short-stay unit providing specialist treatment for people who don’t require hospitalisation; Safe Haven, which supports people in suicidal or situational distress and their families, friends and support networks; A Recovery College classroom to assist community

members to improve their mental health and personal recovery through education and a Mental Health Integration Hub to bring together relevant community organisations. In 2016 the centre was set alight whilst 25 staff and an unknown number of patients were inside. Two people were taken to the Royal Hobart Hospital and treated for smoke inhalation. In 2018 the arsonist was sentenced to three-and-ahalf years jail and ordered to be detained and treated in the Wilfred Lopes Centre indefinitely.


In news that might surprise some, New Norfolk has been voted as the third best Australian town. It was the only Tasmanian town to make a new top ten list compiled from research by travel website Wotif. The awards are based on a data index that considers each destination’s accommodation quality, affordability, and traveller satisfaction as recorded by the website, with no official judging. Curiously, top place went to Albury in NSW, and QLD’s Bundaberg came second.


It’s one thing to hear of a shark spotting at a far-flung beach somewhere else in Tasmania…quite another to hear of one seen at morning tea time on a busy Monday at Franklin Wharf. Tasmania Police issued a community alert on 20 March saying a shark, estimated to be approximately 1-2 metres in length, had been seen near Mures. We can only presume he/she took one look at the menu and flaked.




Loads of new kunanyi/Mt Wellington mountain bike tracks to explore, suitable for beginners.

Easter chocolate and the return of Creme Eggs.

Aurora spotting is going off this season.


Conservation work continues on the iconic Royal Engineers Building at Mac Point, which was expected to be finished earlier this year. Developers are yet to complete restoration of the sandstone facade, which has deteriorated due to years of weathering and nearby traffic emissions. The building was first constructed in 1846 as the main headquarters for the Royal Engineers, who supervised construction works for the early Hobart colony. The Royal Engineers Building’s facelift is part of the Mac Point Urban Renewal Project which is overseen by Macquarie Point Development Corporation who are redeveloping the precinct. As one of Hobart’s most iconic historical landmarks, the building is being conserved for the future due to its significance to Hobart’s colonial heritage. Works will hopefully wrap up soon, so keep an eye out for the big reveal when the scaffolding finally comes down.


Australia’s Asthma Discovery Survey Asthma Australia wants to know what life is like for Tasmanians experiencing breathing problems and asthma, in the 2023 Tasmanian Asthma Discovery Survey. If you have asthma or breathing problems, care for someone who does, or work in this space, we

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If you’ve been impacted by the recent Latitude data breach you can get a new driver’s licence or personal information card for free. Latitude Financial is a company that offers loans and a buy now, pay later scheme (used by major retailers including Harvey Norman, JB Hi-Fi, David Jones and The Good Guys). It was targeted by hackers who stole the personal information - including drivers licence details - of more than 300,000 customers. It’s expected that several thousand Tasmanian licences may potentially be affected by the breach.

The usual licence replacement fee of $11.49 is currently waived if you can present evidence from Latitude that you have been impacted by the data breach or sign a statutory declaration to state that your personal information was compromised. Transport Minister Michael Ferguson confirmed the Tasmanian Government would be seeking reimbursement of the costs of licence replacements from Latitude, “so that Tasmanian taxpayers do not bear the burden of the data breach.”

Getting your veg serves up via veggie chips.

Meat tray raffles.


The need for a constant police presence in the Elizabeth Street Mall.

Referring to Hobart as regional Victoria.

Lack of public transport options, bike lanes and parking.

The bunnies are bugging us again. Rabbits are out in force and eating gardens across Hobart.



to spot glowworms along the walking track. Bioluminescence is another awesome glowy phenomenon that calls Hobart home. It’s mostly seen along Nutgrove Beach and Long Beach in Sandy Bay and the shorelines of the Eastern Shore, however you might need to wait for warmer months of the year to catch this one. To find when the next aurora is set to happen, check out the Aurora Australis Facebook group www.




As we continue to hear stories of terrible and sometimes dangerous behaviour on buses and in the bus malls, the government has announced they’ll pilot the use of transit officers on public transport services. The officers will be equipped with body-worn cameras and can direct passengers to leave when necessary and issue infringement notices. Though given some of the offenders don’t seem to respond to police we do wonder if they’d respond to transit officers? Here’s hoping it makes a difference.


It’s that time of year where you’ll see this question popping up on Facebook. “Where’s the best spot to see the aurora?” The celestial phenomenon is a hard one to catch, however Tasmania, and Hobart in particular, is a great place to grab a glimpse of the elusive light shows. Aurora hunters are nabbing the most shots at kunanyi/Mt Wellington, South Arm and the Howden boat ramp. Aurora Australis, otherwise known as the Southern Lights, occurs when charged particles from the sun collide with the earth’s magnetic field, creating dazzling light displays at each of the earth’s poles.

Apart from the aurora, if you’re keen on checking out other glowy things, head to Russell Falls after dark and try

A reminder to avoid fishing in marine reserves after a spate of offences detected by Marine Police. Marine Police recently caught several recreational fishers taking fish and rock lobsters from Southeast Tasmanian Marine Nature Reserves. Senior Constable Daniel Korn said now was a good time to check that your fishing spot was legal. “In the lead up to Easter, people are reminded of the importance of being aware of all Marine Reserve locations and are advised to consult recreational sea fishing guides and online resources for reserve locations and boundaries,” he said. Fishery offences can be reported to Tasmania Police on 131444 or via Crime Stoppers Tasmania www.


Light Up the Lane, Hobart’s digital youth arts festival, is on the lookout for young artists aged 12-25 to contribute their work this year. Selected digital artworks such as illustrations, paintings, photography and video will be projected onto buildings, fences, windows, doors and footpaths in Mather’s Lane and surrounding laneways.

Light Up the Lane is an all ages, drug and alcohol-free festival featuring live music, dance performances and interactive activities on Friday 5 May. Artwork submissions close 5pm, Friday 14 April, head to for more details.

Drones look set to become more common in Hobart skies as TasNetworks switches their routine fault checks, usually performed via helicopter, to drones instead. Tasmanian business Fulcrum Robotics has been hired as the contractor after a recent trial. Helicopters will continue to be used for emergency situations, aerial transmission inspections, some eagle nest surveys and situations where TasNetworks needs to inspect a large section of the network very quickly. We asked Rowan Dix, a spokesperson from TasNetworks, to clarify a few things about the new eyes in the skies.

How often can central Hobart suburbs expect the drones to be flying over? As required. Tasmania has about 210,000 power poles. We seek to inspect each one at least every five years on a rotating cycle, and urgently manage any poles or equipment that don’t meet the standard.

Will the drones be taking photos and/ or videos? Typically only photos, but we may sometimes capture footage if required. But only of our assets, in close detail, not of homes or businesses.

Will those images/videos be stored somewhere? Yes, in our private maintenance records, so we can analyse them for defects and upkeep.

Is there a way to know in advance when a drone will be flying over? We notify customers in the direct proximity of flights, by SMS (we have done this for helicopters; will do the same for drones). We’ll publish our flying plans on our website (usually with several weeks’ notice), and use social media to publicise upcoming flights, just as we currently do with helicopter flights. Anyone with a special interest in flights can liaise with us on 132 004.


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news on social media, saying “I haven’t felt like this since I was seventeen!”, referring to the age he got his car P plates. What mid-life crisis?!


Hobart is officially the worst city to live in if you intend to survive a zombie apocalypse. A study, by housing and rental site Rentola, assessed our capitals based on five categories: vulnerability, hideouts, supplies, safety and mobility. Turns out we’re the worst, with Canberra and Adelaide slightly better.


life Service (PWS) State Fire Manager Katy Edwards has reminded park users to remain careful with any fire. “Please continue to be mindful that campfires can easily escape and start a bushfire. If you light a campfire, you are legally responsible for ensuring that it is safe, does not escape, and is completely extinguished with water before you leave the area. Campfires must be at least three metres away from overhanging branches, stumps, logs, trees, leaf litter and other flammable materials and a water source of at least 10 litres should be close by.”


If you think you spot Premier Jeremy Rockliff doing the rounds on a motorbike, don’t be alarmed - you’re probably right. Our 53 year old premier recently got his motorbike P plates and posted the exciting

Annual campfire restrictions in Tasmania’s national parks and reserves have been lifted. The restrictions have been in place since late December last year to protect the bush from fires over the summer period. Tasmania Parks and Wild-

Remember that campfires can only be lit in areas where signage indicates they are permitted. There are some national parks and reserves that remain Fuel Stove Only Areas all year round and breaches of the regulations can result in a substantial fine. For more information head over to www.

Brighton Looks To Net Zero by 2035

Brighton Council has endorsed a revised Climate Change and Resilience Strategy with a new corporate target of 85% emission reductions by 2030, and net zero by 2035. The Council proudly achieved their previous 2030 target of a 70% reduction eight years early. Brighton’s Mayor, Leigh Gray, said reducing waste to landfill remained one of the biggest challenges, with community waste services representing 89% of greenhouse gas emissions from Council’s services.

Flags to Fly in CBD as Developer Interests to be Declared

Hobart City Council recently resolved to permanently fly the Aboriginal flag at the front of Town Hall alongside the Australian national flag. As part of the new Flag Management Policy multicultural communities will be able to

request their flags be flown to recognise national days or in the event of a natural disaster in their home nation. Council also voted to establish an Elected Member Public Interest Register and a Property Developer Contact Register Policy, paving the way for more transparency amongst our elected officials. Both draft policies will be developed further and considered by Council at this month’s meeting.

Office Development for Kingston

A significant office and retail development for Kingston by developers Traders In Purple, has been approved by Kingborough Council. The Kingston Park Hub will provide 4375 square metres of office and retail spaces at a cost of $300m and will be four storeys tall. Kingborough Mayor Paula Wriedt said she hoped the development would eventually ease some of the congestion on the Southern Outlet as it would provide a place for people to work

locally without the need to travel into the Hobart CBD.

Kangaroo Bay Back to Public Hands

Clarence City Council voted to buy back land at Kangaroo Bay from developers Chambroad. The decision comes after years of community concerns and missed deadlines. Chambroad bought the site for $2.44million in 2017 and planned to build a large hotel. Council rejected Chambroad’s recent request for more time and have smoothed the way for the site to be returned to public hands. It’s believed Council can buy the land back for the 2017 sale price, with GST and stamp duty added. Premier Jeremy Rockliff, who is also the Minister for Tourism, has urged Clarence City Council to reconsider the decision. “The bottom line is it would be a lost opportunity for the site to be left a wasteland for years as the Council and developer fight over a buyback,” the Premier said.

19 Enquire about our Making Tracks programs for NDIS participants today. Explore your artistic side in our art classes. Perhaps you would enjoy jamming out some tunes in our music classes. Or maybe expanding your cooking skills in our cooking classes. Or all three! Get in touch today. 1800 ONTRACK (1800 688 722)


Ten kilometres of family-friendly mountain bike tracks have been added to kunanyi/Mt Wellington. Unlike many of the newer tracks on the mountain, Rocky Wheel’n and Free Wheel’n (named for their proximity to bushranger Rocky Whelan’s hideout cave) cater to less experienced riders and are graded green - the easiest grade. Rocky Wheel’n is a shared use trackfor riders, walkers and runners who want a new route from Fern Tree to The Springs. Free Wheel’n is a downhill track for riders only.


New Census data has painted a grim picture of the current housing crisis, with Tasmania being flagged as having the largest increase in homelessness rates between 2016 and 2021. The amount of people sleeping rough has risen by 45 percent during the five year period the data was recorded, with the number of homeless people rising from 32 to 45 in every 10,000 people. Mission Australia’s State Director, Mychelle Curran, is calling for the Commonwealth and Tasmanian governments to urgently commit to building more social and affordable homes. The data captured in the 2021 Census revealed that nearly 2,400 Tasmanian people were going without a safe place to sleep or call home, with the majority of them experiencing hidden homelessness. Many were staying in severely overcrowded dwellings, refuges, boarding houses or temporarily with friends or family the night the Census was recorded. Some of the specific statistics the 2021 Census revealed were that 10 percent of the homeless population in Tasmania are sleeping rough, 17 percent are aged 55 years and over, around 45 young people aged between 12 and 18 are couch surfing on any given night, and that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people accounted for 11 percent of the Tasmanian homeless population on Census night. “I’m not

surprised that Tasmania’s homelessness figures have increased,” Curran said. “The severe shortage of social and affordable housing, a private rental market that is extremely unaffordable across Tasmania and soaring cost of living are accelerating the housing and homelessness crisis.” An important takeaway is that behind the numbers making up these Census statistics are the thousands of Tasmanian men, women and children who are living in uncertain and insecure situations.


Nathan Maynard, a Trawlwoolway man, artist and playwright, sparked debate recently after posting an advertisement asking the public for the donation of a deceased person’s body of “an Australian with British descent” to be used in an upcoming art installation. The work will speak to the sacrifice for past sins perpetrated against the palawa (Indigenous people of Tasmania). The request hopes to generate thought-provoking conversations and debate. “The body and the memory of the successful applicant will be treated with the utmost respect at all stages of the project,” said Maynard in his advertisement, that was posted in The Australian newspaper last month. “Potential applicants should see this opportunity as an honour.” The details of artwork, which is to become part of the Hobart Current: Epoch exhibition at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) later this year, are yet to be finalised. It is reliant on whether someone will come forward to offer their remains. Macabre or not, this is definitely a case of watch this space.


After 21 years of elite cricket, Hobart’s Tim Paine has retired. The wicketkeeper, from Lauderdale, received a Tasmanian rookie contract aged just 16 and rose to become the 46th captain of the Australian Men’s Cricket Team. He played 35 Tests for Australia, including 23 as skipper. All up, he represented the country on 82 occasions, including 35 One Day Internationals and 12 T20 Internationals. After the news of his retirement broke, Cricket Australia said of Paine, “one of the most talented Australian glovemen to ever take up residency behind the stumps. Tim has been an exceptional on-field talent for the countless teams he has played for over the years, but despite the ups and downs that come in a sporting career as long as his, he will most be remembered for the passion and energy he has brought to the changerooms, and the humility with which he has carried himself with off the field.”


As Paine exits the international stage, Tassie Hobart Hurricanes player Caleb Jewel makes his debut for Australia. At the time of print Jewel had just been selected to join Australia A’s tour of New Zealand early this month. Jewel nabbed the spot made available when Peter Handscomb was withdrawn after Handscomb signed a deal with an English county side instead.



Interview: Peta Hen

Pictures: St Virgil’s College

Sixteen year old Nayte Ackerley is gearing up to represent Australia after being selected to play at the World Dwarf Games in Germany in late July

this year. The St Virgil’s College student is the only player from Tasmania and the youngest athlete on the team. The school commended Nayte’s passion and determination for the sport, and that his “never-say-die” attitude is what led to his selection for the games. We caught up with Nayte to find out what it means to represent Tassie and Australia.

How did you first get into basketball? My friend J’Kobe Bone got me into basketball. He played a few years before me and I used to play soccer with him, so I decided to try it out in fifth grade. I tried school basketball first before playing club basketball for New Norfolk.

What’s been your progression towards playing for Australia? I was playing club basketball and heard about the opportunity to compete in the World Dwarf Games. I was planning on trying

out in 2019, but the event was cancelled due to COVID.

How does it feel to be representing Tasmania and Australia? I’m pretty excited and a little nervous!

What’s next for you? I want to continue with basketball and eventually become a motorbike mechanic.


Love kittens, but can’t commit to years of pet ownership? You can contribute to the safe and responsible care of cats in our beautiful bushy city by signing up to be a foster carer through a local charity such as Ten Lives Cat Centre. You don’t have to foster all the time - even a week or two helps. Kittens need fostering so they can learn how to be around humans, to gain confidence, sometimes to gain strength and health, or sometimes they’re simply too young to adopt just yet. You’d have the kittens in your own home until they’re ready for adoption, at which point they return to the Ten Lives Cat Centre. 24 hour support is provided, as are all the essentials like kitty litter and food and vet services are covered. It’s a great way to get some kittens or cats in your life

without the long-term commitment that adoption requires. For more information head to


Wearing a seatbelt and leaving your phone alone while driving should be obvious, however the government is cracking down hard on irresponsible drivers, with automated phone and seatbelt cameras being tested on roads around the state. The new cameras are designed to capture illegal mobile phone usage and seatbelt non-compliance - factors which are involved in nine percent of serious and fatal traffic accidents per year in Tasmania. Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Michael Ferguson said, “The delivery of

a new fleet of automated traffic enforcement cameras around the State is a major action in our ongoing efforts to save lives and reduce road trauma.” This comes after an alarming eighteen thousand confirmed speeding offences were snapped on speed cameras that were implemented in September, 2022. “Every death and serious injury is an avoidable tragedy,” Minister Ferguson said, emphasising that any level of road trauma won’t be tolerated. However, concerns have been raised around public sexual privacy laws with the cameras coming under scrutiny in other jurisdictions, such as NSW and Queensland, regarding the potential for images to be misused. Once the trial testing period is completed, heavier law enforcement is expected to follow by the middle of the year.





FRI 21 APR 7.30pm

Federation Concert Hall


Epic music from epic films including Lord of the Rings, Jurassic Park, Babe and lots more! Bring the whole family.


THU 4 MAY 6.00pm

Federation Concert Hall


Guitarist brothers Leonard and Slava

Grigoryan step into the spotlight for Towards Takayna, composed by Nigel Westlake and inspired by the staggering beauty of Tasmania’s north-west.

For full concert information and tickets go to or call 1800 001 190






Social Circus Tasmania are holding a workshop today at St Mark’s Bellerive. Multiple sessions are running throughout the day from 10am. Book online.

Learn how to safely use some of the most popular online buy and sell websites at Glenorchy Library from 9:30am.

Reflections and Challenges in the South is a public seminar at IMAS at Salamanca tonight from 6pm.

Tough Guy Book Club, a book club for blokes, chat tonight at Shambles from 7pm. Neighbours of Fish Farming present The Heart of The Island, a film by Mark Sampey, 6pm tonight at State Cinema.

Kick the month off with Restore and Resonate, an evening of relaxation and aligning with the energy of Autumn with Emmanuelle and Dave at The Fourth Floor, 6:30pm.

copy Good Friday. Nepalese singer Raju Lama and his band Mongolian Heart are playing at the Uni Bar tonight.

Don McLean brings his 50th anniversary tour to Wrest Point tonight from 7:15pm.

Get out the mini golf clubs because the Australian Junior Amateur Championship is on for the next few days at The Tasmania Golf Club, Cambridge.

See the best of Tassie’s wilderness when the Launceston Walking Club presents Walking Wild Tasmania - their 47th wilderness film show. 7:30pm, The Polish Club, New Town.

Learn to make a hat from reclaimed materials today at the Resource Work Cooperative at the South Hobart tip, 10am3pm. DIESEL rocks out at the Theatre Royal from 7pm.

The annual Fresh Hop Beer Festival celebrates the annual Tasmanian hop harvest with beers, food and entertainment tonight and tomorrow at the New Norfolk Distillery.

Junior ballers will love the JackJumpers School Holiday Camp, today for kids aged 6-15, Kingborough Sports Centre.

We think we’ve found the best school holiday activity yet…Make a BIG MAC from scratch at Youth Arts and Recreation Centre (Collins St) from 10am. Check Humanitix for deets.

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In Reverie, artist Audrey Williams ponders the relationship between nature and the divine feminine as well as her idea of home. See her beautiful pieces at Moonah Arts Centre 10am-5pm until 29th.

Grab a bargain at the Friends of the Library Kingston (FOLK) book sale. Cash sales only, from 9:30am12pm. Later, The Carbon Neutral Adventures of the Indefatigable Enviroteens is at the Theatre Royal from 5:30pm.


Day. Hobart’s march starts at 11am from Elizabeth St, moves down Macquarie Street and arrives at the Cenotaph in time for the service at 11:45am.

Check out the best of the Glenorchy Youth Open art exhibition at Moonah Arts Centre, until April 29, Tuesdays to Fridays.

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Last days of the taypani milaythina-tu: Return to Country exhibition at TMAG, featuring significant cultural pieces from the Tasmanian Aboriginal community.

Brigita Ozolins’ exhibition Looks Dreams Awakes, based on a series of quotes by Carl Jung, is on for just three more days at Bett Gallery.

Every Brilliant Thing walks through the shadows of mental illness, finding joy in the miracles of life’s minutiae. Today until the 6th, Theatre Royal.

The Sleepyheads and Superdose Gangway will be supported by Swordbros at Hobart Brewing Co tonight from 7pm. Free!

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Easter Saturday. Meet other indie authors and talk about writing, self-publishing, marketing, and book news at the Tasmanian Indie Author catch up, 1-3pm, State Theatre.


Easter Sunday. Tour the Hobart Synagogue - the oldest in Australia, built in 1845. From 10:30am, register to attend. The Hobart Showground Markets are closing after 120 years. Today’s the final market! Open 8am-2pm.

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See some of the island’s best blues musos at this year’s Riverbend Blues at The Boathouse Centre, Launceston, from 1pm. Featuring Pete Cornelius Band, Wahbash Avenue, The Sheyana Band and more.

The Australian Plants Society plant sale is on today at Kingston Primary School from 10am-1pm.

Celebrate Indian New Year with a series of festivals from various Indian communities today from 11am at the Polish Club.

Learn how to make a mermaid cake with Creating Cakes, 9am-3pm in Lindisfarne. Enjoy Annus Horribilis tonight at St. David’s Cathedral, a baroque comic opera.

The Derwent Valley Autumn Festival is back, for the first time in a few years, at the Esplanade New Norfolk from 10-4 today. Celebrate Holden Appreciation Day at the Queens Domain from 8:30-11:30am.

Will there be a cloud in sight as Wendy Matthews serenades the Longley Hotel crowd from 2:30pm.


change. Check in with individual events for further details.

16 April

Foodies can follow their noses to World Street Eats, the multicultural food market at Launceston. Held monthly at Civic Square, World Street Eats features a collection of Tassie food stalls and food trucks full of international flavours, 11am-3pm.

16-23 April

King Island hosts the very special Moonbird Festival this week, celebrating the island and combining art, science and conservation. There’ll be guided nature walks, local produce, and intimate performances. The festival coincides with the time of year the Short-tailed Shearwater leave their colonies on King Island on their annual 30,000km migration.

22 April

It’s fagus time again! The Festival of Fagus at Cradle Mountain Hotel includes a Paint-n-Sip Workshop with artist Marion Robertson from 10:30am.

5-8 May

Get your country on as Agfest is back for another year. Get amongst approx 60,000 others to enjoy the exhibitions, events, entertainment in the paddock at Carrick. Run by inspirational Rural Youth volunteers every year, this year looks set to be the biggest yet.

even more events in Hobart and further afield this month head to
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Enjoy Coldplay music played in a classical form by candle light from 8pm at the Hobart Town Hall. Jazzamanca is back at the Founders Room at Salamanca Arts Centre, 7:30pm.


and Coal River Farm did the same in the Excellence in Food Tourism category. Meanwhile, last month it was announced that visitor spend in Tasmania for 2022 was at a record high of $3.5 billion.


Choking can kill in minutes and is a constant worry, especially for parents of young children. Lifevac is an airway clearing device that helps dislodge hard-to-budge objects from the throat when severe choking is happening and standard first aid protocols have failed. The simple, yet effective device has already saved close to eight hundred lives.

Lifevac works by creating a one way suction to safely and effectively clear airways and is the only airway clearing device approved by the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG). Brain damage from oxygen deprivation can occur as quickly as four minutes. Choking on food and small objects such as coins, batteries, lollies and toy components accounts for hundreds of hospital visits each year. Another terrifying statistic is that choking is the second most common cause of accidental death in under fourteen year olds.


Tasmania’s pharmacist immunisers will now be able to administer selected vaccines not currently covered under the National Immunisation Program (NIP). The Tasmanian Government is expanding the list of eligible vaccines that can be administered by a local pharmacist. This includes a range of vaccines, including vaccines for shingles and travel vaccines, when they have been prescribed by a medical or nurse practitioner. This will remove the need (in most cases) for Tasmanians to return to their GP to have the vaccine administered after it has been dispensed by a pharmacist, making it easier on patients and cutting pressure on GP appointments. Caleb Stuetz, pharmacist at South Hobart Pharmacy where the new initiative was launched in late March, said, “You will still need to get a prescription from your GP but you won’t need to go back to get the administration appointment. It will mean your medicines are more stable as you don’t have to take them home to then take them back to your GP. It increases patient safety, which can only be a good thing.” The expansion of vaccines includes non-NIP vaccines approved for use by the Therapeutic Goods Administration, except those where specialised training, screening or regulatory conditions apply. The expansion doesn’t include vaccines for tuberculosis, yellow fever, Q fever and mpox.


Tasmanian tourism operators recently swept up 10 medals at the Australian Tourism Awards. In a first for Tasmania, wukulina Walk took home the gold medal for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Tourism Experience category. Bangor Vineyard Shed won gold in Tourism Wineries, Distilleries & Breweries

Lifevac is recommended for use on people above 10kg in a choking emergency when resuscitation through standard Basic Life Support Protocol (BLS) is not successful. Obviously, this doesn’t constitute as medical advice, so make sure you do your own research. For more info, head to

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What does the record entail and how is it measured? The most chest-to-floor burpees in twenty four hours is measured by how many full range burpees can one accumulate in twenty four hours. I can approach this however I see fit as there is no set format. There are, however, very strict guidelines on the judging to make sure the attempt is all above board.

How have you prepared to take on the challenge? My preparation has been a lot of conditioning, running and riding. And also, accumulating burpees weekly. I do them in three hundred rep blocks so each week leading in, I add another three hundred. I have a “bad” wrist from the previous attempt, so it’s a fine line to make sure that I don’t overdo it in training.

You already hold the current world record. How much do you want to smash it by? I’m aiming to hit six thousand or more burpees. I hold the previous record at five thousand, seven hundred and fifty-six, so a few hundred more should be achievable.

Around twenty thousand Australians live with Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI) with one person acquiring a SCI daily. To follow Lou Calvert’s journey and to support the cause, Head to www.

We caught up with Hobart Guinness World Record holder, Louise Calvert, about why she is setting up to smash her current world record on 22-23 April, and the heartfelt reason behind it.

What made you decide to break your own record for the “Most Chest To The Ground Burpees In Twenty Four Hours”? My partner Ryan Wiggins suffered a near fatal spinal cord injury and is now a C2 quadriplegic. Spinal cord injuries (SCI) is a very close cause to me. Ryan is my hero and I’d do anything to raise awareness and funds for SCI to help Ryan and others get the treatment and rehab they need.

Why have you chosen burpees? I’ve always liked burpees. When instructing a class, I would always ask if there’s a birthday and for members to complete one burpee for every year of birth. From that, they started saying I needed to do ten for every year of birth. Years ago, a lady in Queensland broke a burpee world record and it went viral. I got tagged in this attempt over one hundred times and the rest was history.

Words: Peta Hen
Pictures: Louise Calvert I @bennybintruck
Benny Bintruck is a messy, noisy garbage truck just trying to do his job. A fun new children's book by Hobart author, Stephanie Williams.Available
at selected book stores locally and online (includes shipping).

Hobart’s Friday night market!

4:30pm - 9:00pm


Apr 28, May 26, Jun 16, Jun 30


Returning on Friday Nov 3, 2023



Engage, learn and experience local! 20 Kangaroo Bay Drive, Rosny



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Spartan, Cox’s Orange Pippin, Gravenstein, Akane, Royal Gala, Pink Lady, Crofton, Jonagold, Braeburn, Geeveston Fanny…the apple list goes on and on. And we haven’t even begun to list the cider varieties.

Chatting with Matt Tack and Coreen Ung from Our Mates’ Farm is always fun and hearing them talk about the flavours of each heritage apple they grow is like listening to a sommelier describe wine. From the early season Vista Bellas, reminiscent of raspberries, to the sweet and refreshing Honeycrisp, through to the exotic fruit salad notes of the Mutsu, each apple represents a special moment in the season.

On the outskirts of Geeveston, as the road to Tahune and the Hartz Mountains begins to climb, Our Mates’ Farm sits proudly above the fog that lines the Huon River. When they purchased the farm in 2013 it was neglected, with only five varieties of apple trees. Their first thoughts were to remove them all and

begin grazing cattle, but a conversation with Andrew Smith of R&R Smiths helped change their minds, and from there they discovered a community of other passionate apple growers. Fast forward ten years and they now have around 26 dessert and 14 cider varieties growing.

Community has always been at the heart of how Matt and Cor operate. As well as certified organic apples, they also farm heritage breed pigs, sheep, and cows, selling their produce direct to consumers in the region. They are always keen to share their journey and what they’ve learnt, and you can feel the deep love they have for the land they now call home. As Matt and Cor say, “when you buy the food we grow, you become our mates. We called it Our Mates’ Farm because it’s your farm too.”

The relationship between apples and Tasmania post-colonisation is well documented, with as many ups and downs as there are varieties grown. Nowadays, many growers also produce cider and juice to value-add, and Matt and Cor are no different. A few years ago, after a bad season for black spot, one of several cosmetic issues that affect apples, they decided to purchase some equipment and begin pressing fruit for juices. They were amazed at how each apple’s unique flavour came through in the juice and since then haven’t looked back.

Their apples and juices are now sold through their own farm gate


stall, at Unpacked in Kingston, Eumarrah in Hobart, Scoop Wholefoods in Sandy Bay, at the Visitor Centre and Arte-Zans Patisserie in Geeveston, online through the Tasmanian Produce Collective, and at several cafes and restaurants in the region. Their main crop Royal Gala and Pink Lady apples are also sold through R&R Smiths into the Woolworths Macro Organic Range.

And yes, we still haven’t mentioned the cider varieties that are turned into Willie Smith’s cider. There’s Bulmers Norman, Kingston Black, Frequin Rouge Amer. Driving away from the farm you get the feeling Matt and Cor are still listing the varieties they grow.



300g plain flour

160g salted butter

1 teaspoon salt

90ml water

6 medium-sized apples – we like a mix of firm apples like Braeburn or Gravenstein, and fluffy ones like Bramley.

2 tablespoons of plain flour

170g sugar (you can use any you prefer: raw, brown, coconut, caster)

1½ teaspoons ground cinnamon

½ teaspoon ground clove


Preheat oven to 210-220C, grease and line a pie tin/dish. In a food processor, blend the flour, salt, and butter until it looks like rough crumbs. Add in the water and blend until it’s sticking together. Tip the mix into a bowl and shape it into two rounds, wrap in film and let chill for a half hour. Core and chop your apples into small 1cm cubes (you can peel them if you want, but I like the texture!). Mix it together with the rest of the filling ingredients. Roll out one of the chilled doughs on a lightly floured surface, then lay it into your pie dish. Add in the apple pie filling. Roll out the second dough ball for the pie topping, then lay it on top, pressing it together at the edges – you can go with a plain top (make sure to cut a few lines through to let steam out), or cut it into strips for a lattice top, or use cookie cutters to

cut out shapes. Brush with water/milk and sprinkle some raw or Demerara sugar on top. Bake in the oven for 20-25 mins or until the crust is a light golden brown and the apple filling is bubbling. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream, or cold with whipped cream.

Alternatives: this recipe also works well with other fruit like cherries or berries mixed into the filling.



My partner lovingly jokes about how easily I can change my mind regarding our plans for the day. One second I might say, “I’m going out into the garden this morning to whipper snip” but soon that may change to, “I feel like baking some delicious cinnamon scrolls” or, “Actually, I think I’m going to roll out the yoga mat and play with our son on the grass.”

The human body changes its cells regularly. About 330 billion of them are replaced daily and approximately 30 trillion replenish every 80 to 100 days - a whopping 30 trillion (Sender et al, 2016; 2021)! That’s the equivalent of all the cells that could make up a whole new you. But whether it’s what you feel like eating for dinner, your weekend plans, or even your social-political perspective, why is it that we don’t embrace changing our minds more often?

We associate mind-changing with indecision and a lack of confidence. We tend to perceive people who exhibit these behaviours as unreliable. Afterall, if you say you’re going to do something, you should do it, right? Isn’t that what rational people do? Isn’t that what world leaders and successful entrepreneurs do? But research shows that when decision making is involved, there are surprising upsides to having mixed feelings and expressing them (Hohnsbehn, Urschler, & Schneider 2022). Psychologists term this as trait ambivalence and often, it can encourage us to seek alternative viewpoints that lead to better decisions based on logic and reasoning. Trait ambivalence can also avoid inherent prejudices such as confirmation bias, which is the tendency to search (and have preference for) data that confirms what we already believe, and disregard information that goes against what we think to be true. But when we change our minds or take our time to weigh up options, we avoid outcomes we

may regret later. We’re also more likely to do things with a sense of joy rather than obligation, just to impress others or save face (and don’t we do enough of that already?). When we’re in a state of happy action, doing what we really want to be doing, the result is often far more positive and rewarding.

The next time you find yourself feeling the need to commit to something, consider asking yourself:

• Why am I choosing to do this right now?

• Does this support my values-aligned goals?

• If I follow through with it, will it rejuvenate me or is it likely to drain me?

• Am I doing this to avoid letting someone down?

• Is this what my body and mind truly need right now?

Whether your approach to life is go-with-the-flow or you prefer to be organised and methodological in what you do and how you do it, understand that like most things, balance is key. At times decisiveness and perseverance to follow through is more important than being free-spirited in accordance with our mood. What matters though, is that you commit to the things that are truly important to you, to the people you care about and the goals you are wholeheartedly pursuing to elevate yourself and others. For these things, stand by your word. If you say you’re going to do better to look after physical health, do it. If you’re working on your mental wellbeing, keep at it. If you want to be a more compassionate friend, partner, or parent, stick to the plan.

But for all the little things, don’t force yourself to engage in situations or interactions which at the end of the day, won’t really change the course of your life. Don’t let your heart be silenced just for the sake of appearing decisive. Life is way too short for that. Instead, be courageous to speak from a place of sincerity and stop committing to things that don’t enliven and fulfil you.

Change occurs all the time. Your cells love doing it. Nature loves doing it. Let’s embrace doing it more often too. What you do and how you do it is for you to decide. Honour how you feel. You don’t need to impress anyone. You’re free to change your mind at any time.

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We are all guilty of tossing out a bag of slimy spinach or bunch of brown bananas at the end of a busy week. But have you considered just how much of an impact food waste is having on the environment in Australia?

If you are anything like me, you haven’t lost sleep over it. Thinking no further beyond the fact that it is a waste of money to buy veggies you don’t use. Or that there is a starving child on the other side of the world that would have appreciated your withered perishables a lot more than you did.

Households account for the majority of the food waste in Australia, at an astounding 2.46 million tonnes per year. This equates to an average of one in five bags of groceries being thrown away per household. The impact of which has a ripple effect on wasted agricultural resources. Would you believe me if I told you that each year, the amount of water that is used to grow food that is wasted could fill the Sydney Harbor five times over. The impact on the economy? Around $36.6 billion, or up to $2500 per household per year being thrown in the trash. I could keep reeling these stats off, but I think you get the point. As a nation, we are wasting a heck of a lot of resources and money on otherwise perfectly good food.

I was genuinely shocked when I read these statistics. A rude awakening, if you will. With a plethora of questions bouncing around in my mind, I was left wondering whose hands does the responsibility for such immense food waste fall into? Why are we all consistently buying more food than we need? But perhaps a more productive question to ponder

- what can I do to help reduce my waste with food?

Shop with a purpose

Buying less unnecessary food means disposing of less at the end of the week. Sounds simple enough. But how can we put it into practice? Shop with a plan. Sit down on the weekend and take a moment to plan ahead for the week. Write a shopping list (and stick to it!). Choose a food theme for the week to ensure no leftover ingredients go to waste. Let’s say Italian in your jam. The leftover tomatoes and basil one night can turn into the star ingredients for a fragrant bruschetta the next. And a piece of sage advice; don’t shop on an empty stomach!

Be food storage savvy

Unused leftovers are a biggie when it comes to fridge food waste. So how can we tackle it? Keep your fridge organised. Store meals correctly in an airtight container. Make sure it is actually visible in the fridge (you won’t eat it if you can’t even see it). Bulk freeze soups, quiches or leftover bolognaise sauce you know you won’t get through. Yoghurt on the verge of going off? Freeze it in an ice cube tray as a cool and creamy addition to your next smoothie.

At the very least...dispose of it correctly

Let’s be real, encountering some waste with food is inevitable. Promise me you will at least dispose of it correctly! Pop the perishables in the green bin. Wash out old jars and toss them in the yellow wheelie or repurpose them for storing things in the pantry, because…recycling!

For extra brownie points, create your own backyard compost and give those leftover nutrients back to Mother Earth.

A note for the health nuts out there

If you are reading this and nodding along thinking ‘I already do all this stuff’. Let me offer you a few more niche ways to cut down on food scraps. Save the leftover pulp from homemade almond milk. It makes for a high-fibre addition to homemade cookies. Hang onto the stalks from celery or carrots and blitz them in a homemade pesto. Keep those used coffee grounds to make yourself a luxurious body scrub, you lustrous waste-free super foodie, you!

A waste-free Australia starts with you

When I began researching for this article, I assumed I would conclude with some fluffy advice such as ‘make yourself some cute beeswax wraps to swap out the cling wrap’. As I sit here writing this now, a lot more well-informed (and a tub of carrot-top pesto richer); I feel the need to encourage you to consider this less of a leisurely read, and more of a call to action. Tackling food-waste is not a task reserved for the tree-hugging sustainability junkies among us. It’s everyone’s business. We all have the power to make a difference, no matter how small.

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Throwing away one hamburger patty wastes the same amount of water as a 90-minute shower.

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In an electric collaboration of performance, design and art comes Dark Fringe, an unconventional new Hobart festival that’s bound to create conversation. We caught up with David Male, co-creator of The Emergency Dollhouse.

What is Dark Fringe and The Emergency Dollhouse? The Emergency Dollhouse is the main event in the new Dark Fringe festival which is Australia’s latest Fringe Festival. In 2023, every other capital city in Australia has a Fringe Festival except Hobart - until now.

The Emergency Dollhouse is a onehour, immersive experience for visitors, who journey through three levels of The Dollhouse and are exposed to its

characters, circumstances and drama. The characters in the Dollhouse not only interact with each other, but the audience as well. This makes it different from a typical theatre or live event. When you enter the building (on the corner of Collins Street and Murray Street, Hobart) you’re immediately triaged and disoriented by the staff. If you take one pathway in triage, you’ll never experience the other. It’s a wild thing, this event, physically imbued with extraordinary costumes, beautiful materiality, luxury crucifixes, dark corners, and both dark and comical characters. You’ll find yourself inside the dollhouse world, not as a mere watcher or voyeur, but as a participant in the middle of things, with jeopardy and decisions to be made.

A fringe festival is an arts festival

usually associated with another larger event. Is this on the fringe of Dark Mofo? Dark Fringe is in addition to Dark Mofo and is not being run in collaboration. While Dark Mofo runs from 8 - 22 June, Dark Fringe runs from 9 -25 June, so it captures the extra Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the end for both locals and tourists who want to stay and experience more. Dark Fringe gives more flexibility to local venues to participate and collaborate with artists in an agile way across the city of Hobart. This generates income for more venues and local businesses. Dark Mofo primarily packages established interstate and overseas artists. Dark Fringe can also offer more options to the 20,000 to 30,000 interstate visitors who come down to Hobart for Dark Mofo and more opportunity and variety for both local and interstate audiences and performers.

Dark Mofo rarely supports local talent to any significant extent when you review the acts and lineups in the program each


year. While Dark Mofo receives millions of dollars from state and federal governments, it contributes relatively little to creative capacity building in Hobart and Tasmania for local artists with talent.

Tell me about the people behind Dark Fringe and The Emergency Dollhouse. The Emergency Dollhouse encompasses world design, scripting, visual and sound design, art direction, choreography, costumes and performance among other disciplines. Sabio & Male (Sabrina Evans and David Male), as the co-creators of the event, we have developed the world design, character profiles and audience experience design for Emergency Dollhouse. We’ve been collaborating on the conceptualisation since March 2022.

As for the Dark Fringe Festival, there is a group of local artists, musicians, performers and event coordinators who are the organizers. Some of these local artists and musicians have performed in New York and around the world. The artists are solely responsible for their content, and whether it could offend or not, and also set their own entry price or make it free.

Sabio is an incredible costume designer. Tell us about their work and what people can expect? The design artist, Sabio, has created award-winning costumes, sets and other work that has appeared in the Sydney Opera House and many other venues. Sabio has also been commissioned for Marina Abramovic exhibitions and for film and television projects such as The Nightingale, The Kettering Incident, Rosehaven and many other productions. Their work includes sculpture, animation, projection mapping and multimedia experiences.

I’m told there’s more to the story... what do you want our readers to know? There are two emergencies in The Emergency Dollhouse, but these won’t be immediately clear to the visitor. They’ll take time to discover. The tour de force takes you on a journey you’ll have never ridden before. The dollhouse seduces visitors to interact, crawl through parts on their hands and knees and delight in the unexpected.

How can people enjoy Dark Fringe? The Dark Fringe Festival will run from 9-25

June, 2023. 6,800 tickets will be on offer and ticket info can be found on Instagram @emergency_dollhouse or head to www. and Dark Fringe



Words: Stephanie Williams

You might remember we ran a story a while back about a first timer’s trip to Derby. That was me. It was my first time riding there. I’m not much of a mountain biker but I enjoyed that trip - I’m in for a gentle roll down the rivulet or on an easy track but anything harder than that isn’t my natural place. Once, before having kids, I was roped in to write a story that involved me climbing to the top of an epic World Championship mountain bike

course in Canberra. I made it but I was younger and less aware of what could go wrong.

So, as it turns out, my kids are now really into mountain biking and were keen for another Derby trip. The Blue Derby Mountain Bike trails encompass over 85 kilometres of purpose-built mountain bike trails spread across the Derby and Weldborough towns. I had visions of a rerun of our first trip - gentle riding round the very green-rated Lakeside track and watching the kids as they did laps of the pump track. Boy, was I wrong with that vision!

Our last minute booking proved to be a winner. Situated on the river, we were a short ride away from the town centre, with a huge grassy domain for the kids to

play on, and for us to enjoy a fire pit. The first day of riding was right in my lane…a roll around the lake with my eldest, hours of watching my youngest hit the pump track while hubby circled up on the shuttle and back down again. After a chicken burger lunch from Trails Espresso, near where the shuttles leave from it was back into the same thing again. That night we were booked in at The Hub, the pizza place in town, so I rode back to our accommodation while hubby did one last run.

And what a run it was. Without going into too much detail, it didn’t end well and meant he couldn’t ride again this trip. Our plans changed quickly and it was my time to step up into the role of “8 year old’s chaperone at the mountain bike park”.

The next day I felt nervous, knowing that it was going to be my job to get up and down those trails all day with him. He eased me into it with some lovely encouragement, “you can do it Mum, you got this!”. And I did have it. I got to some decent trails and back again - which I never would’ve done normally. Of note, the trails that form the ‘Choose Your Own Adventure #1 and #2’ were particularly fun - with trail names like Rattler, Sawtooth, Howler and Rusty Crusty, you get the vibe!

I definitely earned dinner and a glass of wine that night. Heading to bed exhausted, but happy with myself for rising to the challenge, I can’t wait to get back up there to explore more.


Know before you go

Eat: The Hub serves up fantastic pizza, most nights of the week, with an excellent wine and beer list and icecream. There are two pubs in town too and Main Street also serve a contemporary all-day menu with a lovely view from the deck.

Coffee: Try Two Doors Down or Trail Espresso for your daily hit.

Shop: There are a number of bike stores in town for any gear you need. The general store opening hours are a little sketchy so it’s a good idea to shop on your way at Scottsdale or Lilydale.

Tickets: This is the best part… there’s no fee to ride! But you can support the trails by shopping locally or grabbing a shuttle to the top.

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This cheeky little place caught my attention and I’m certainly glad it did. Since opening in Wellington Court in July, 2022, Pink Buns have been supplying lunch goers in Hobart a taste of Cantonese-Western fusion in a vibrant-yet-relaxed, sunny setting in the centre of the CBD.

The simple menu offers a variety of bao buns, yum cha, dumplings and other interesting lunch treats - like fried ice cream buns. I chose Tea Smoked BBQ Pork on beetroot-flavoured bao buns (you can choose from four bun options) for $14. The two buns were quite substantial and the luscious serving of tea smoked pork did not disappoint. Each bun comes with red cabbage and lettuce, however you can jazz it up with the huge


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While we usually go here for the pizzas, the snacks menu often turns up some delicious options. On the current menu you can order the Cuca anchovy tin served with pickles, mustard and woodfired bread ($12). You can also choose sardines, but I can never say no to anchovies, these ones arriving at the table still in the tin, The woodfired bread is just the right kind of burnt, then with a swipe of mustard, and anchovy draped across it and crunchy pickles, I’m in heaven. The pate, which I was told was made fresh that day, was also very good. Both dishes were a beautiful match with a glass of Clemens Hill Pinot Noir.

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Did you know there’s a lost town located on the northern slopes of the Wellington Park, above Glenorchy? Nope, neither did we!

We decided to trek to find the ruins of Merton. We entered Wellington Park at the end of Tolosa Street, and took the north track uphill. A man walking his dogs came towards us. “Is this the right track to the lost village of Merton?” we asked. “Easy to find,” he replied, “Just keep going straight up.”

After walking about three kilometres, we saw pine trees set back from the track, and a clump of calla lilies, obvious remnants of old gardens.

Then we saw it - an old fence of cement posts and steel cable bordered the track. The ruins of a house stood in the midst of the bush. Only the cement front steps remained, surrounded by freestone rock foundations. People were still living in Merton in the 1950’s, the ruins are probably the remains of a house destroyed in the 1964 bushfire.

As I stood on the steps, looking down the valley to the Derwent Entertainment Centre, I wondered about the life of the people who lived here. The children walking down the hill to school in Glenorchy, the men to work in the sawmills, the quarry, the lime kilns and orchards. A lonely life.

Further down the track we found similar ruins of another house. Cement steps to a lost dwelling, the foundations showing the footprint of a house with two fireplaces, all now rubble. Pink lilies, known as naked ladies (amaryllis belladonna), some conifers, glossy green shrubs were all that remained of the garden, once the pride of the homeowner.

So what destroyed the original settlement at Merton? To learn more, I looked up the Government report, The 1872 Glenorchy Debris Flow, Tasmanian Geological Survey Record, 2016/02. On the night of Tuesday 4 June, 1872, as a result of extremely heavy rainfall, a very large landslide occurred on the north-western slopes of Mt Arthur, at the head of Humphreys Rivulet. The debris of boulders and uprooted trees were carried in torrents of water down Humphreys Rivulet, sweeping away the settlement of Merton, flowing down to O’Brian’s Bridge and on to the Derwent River. The reports in The Mercury at the time recorded considerable damage and destruction. Fortunately, the area impacted was then low-density farming and light industry, which meant the material damage was not as extensive as it would be today, in the densely settled modern suburbs and city of Glenorchy.

There is evidence in the ruins and the remnant garden plants that people had once lived, loved, laughed in Merton. Have their stories been forgotten?

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Did you know there’s a historically significant site in Brighton that takes a deep dive back thousands of years up until today?

If you don’t have plans after Dawn Service ceremonies this ANZAC Day and want to carry on with the commemoration and history lesson, head to the ‘Old Army Camp’ at Menin Road, Brighton. The Brighton Council and the Rotary Club of Brighton have teamed up to create a new signed walk it brings the history of

the site to life. Starting with the area’s significance to palawa culture and the Tasmanian Aboriginal Nations that lived and travelled through the region, through to Tasmanian military history as the Brighton Army Camp with the site’s time as an army hospital and WWII training camp explained. For those with access to an iPhone or iPad, you can download an app, Uist, linked to from the Brighton Council website, that will immerse you further through the power of augmented reality (AR) while you’re on site. The digitally curated experience will draw


True ‘Blu’ Australian recipe that has lasted the test of time.


1 cup of plain flour

1 cup of rolled oats

1 cup of sugar

¾ cup of desiccated coconut

125g of butter

2 tbsp golden syrup

½ tsp bicarb soda

1 tbsp boiling water

forth the extraordinarily rich tapestry of stories that the Brighton Army Camp has sealed away through time.

Make a day of it by taking the family along with a picnic (and a few homemade Anzac biscuits, of course) and commemorating all the Australians and New Zealanders who served in days past - and who still serve today. If you’re interested in the interactive experiences at Brighton Army Camp, head to www.brighton.tas.


Preheat the oven to 150 degrees. Combine the plain flour, rolled oats, desiccated coconut and sugar in a bowl and mix well. Melt together butter and golden syrup. Mix together bicarb soda with boiling water, then add to the golden syrup-butter mixture. Mix this well then add the combined wet ingredients to the bowl of dry ingredients. Mix well, then place heaped tablespoons of the combined biscuit mixture onto a greased baking tray with space between to allow the biscuits to spread out. Bake in the oven for twenty minutes. Finally, loosen the cooked biscuits then allow to cool on the tray before serving.


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