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  1. Tasmania's west coast mining contractors struggling to keep businesses afloatRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | ABC News

    Mining contractors on Tasmania's west coast are struggling to keep their businesses afloat as they wait for news about the future of the Mount Lyell copper mine. The deaths of three Queenstown mine workers and the shutdown of their employer marked the start of a grim year for mining on Tasmania's west coast.

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  2. Town's uneasy wait on futureRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | The Advocate

    BROKEN TIES: Queenstown electrician Aaron Burden with son Nate, 2. Mr Burden says families have been moving away from the West Coast since the closure of the Mount Lyell mine. QUEENSTOWN residents are staying put in an uneasy state of limbo, waiting for confirmation the Mount Lyell mine will reopen despite growing financial pressure to move.

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  3. Where we're jetting off toRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | The New Zealand Herald

    For the past couple of weeks we've been asking Herald Travel readers to tell us where they like to go. And some of the answers to our online survey were surprising.

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  4. New railway service makes tracksRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | The Advocate

    THE West Coast Wilderness Railway's expansion reached new heights as its first full-day service departed from Strahan yesterday. THE West Coast Wilderness Railway's expansion reached new heights as its first full-day service departed from Strahan yesterday.

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  5. New West Coast Wilderness Railway service makes tracks to StrahanRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | The Advocate

    THE West Coast Wilderness Railway's expansion reached new heights as its first full-day service departed from Strahan yesterday. THE West Coast Wilderness Railway's expansion reached new heights as its first full-day service departed from Strahan yesterday.

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  6. Traditional welcome for Jetstar's new Gold Coast-QueenstownRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 14 | Scoop

    Passengers on Jetstar's new trans-Tasman service between the Gold Coast and Queenstown were treated to a traditional aircraft water arch welcome and Maori powhiri on the tarmac when they arrived in the Southern Lakes capital this afternoon. Jetstar announced the new service between the two world-famous holiday resorts in September this year, with the first flights timed ahead of the festive holidays and peak summer travel season.

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  7. Huffing, puffing railway is the little tourist venture that couldRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 14 | Examiner

    THE steam train is ready and so are the tracks which means the West Coast Wilderness Railway will open its routes today. THE steam train is ready and so are the tracks which means the West Coast Wilderness Railway will open its routes today.

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  8. West Coast tourist railway back on track with full-day toursRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 14 | ABC News

    Tasmania's West Coast Wilderness Railway will resume its full run from Strahan to Queenstown today for the first time in nearly two years. "We just want to make sure that the train is actually doing its departures, when it is, and the experience is what the guests are enjoying," she said.

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  9. Lack of bus shelter frustrates localsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 14 | Marlborough Express

    A member of a Blenheim group that hosts visitors from around the world is frustrated nothing has been done about a new bus shelter at the Blenheim Railway Station, despite promises from the mayor. Friendship Force member Judith Kerridge said she is sick of being "fobbed off" by staff at the Marlborough District Council.

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  10. Big Al's short life celebratedRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 13 | Examiner

    Ricky Lucas, whose older brother Alistair Michael Lucas died in a Mt Lyell Mine accident one year ago. Picture: NEIL RICHARDSON Last Tuesday marked one year since Alistair Michael Lucas, 25, and Craig Nigel Gleeson, 45, fell to their deaths while working at Queenstown's Mt Lyell copper mine.

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  11. Fears businesses missing out in next Tasmanian NBN rolloutRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 30 | ABC News

    The next phase of the National Broadband Network rollout in Tasmania will be inferior and the project is behind schedule, an IT lobby group says. But are there concerns business areas are missing out on the faster fibre-to-the-premises method and the project is now five years behind schedule.

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  12. Tasmania Sighted by DutchRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 23 | The Free Dictionary

    Tasmania is an island state , part of the Commonwealth of Australia, located 240 kilometres to the south of the Australian continent, separated by Bass Strait . The state includes the island of Tasmania, the 26th largest island in the world , and the surrounding 334 islands .

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  13. Philanthropic Mexican franchise to open in QueenstownRead the original story

    Sunday Nov 23 | Scoop

    Australian-owned Mexican franchise Zambrero is the latest new business to announce it will open at Queenstown's The Landing next year alongside well-known health providers Remarkable Physios and an ethnic grocery specialist. Zambrero is a quick service restaurant franchise that sells healthy, fresh and nutritious Mexican food to support humanitarian projects in Africa, Asia and the Americas and most recently Australia.

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  14. New itineraries put old railway on trackRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2014 | The Advocate

    THE West Coast Wilderness Railway yesterday launched two new itineraries leading up to the peak holiday season, including a shorter afternoon trip. THE West Coast Wilderness Railway yesterday launched two new itineraries leading up to the peak holiday season, including a shorter afternoon trip.

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  15. Silver Fern Rally - Bristow Takes Historic TrophyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2014 | Scoop

    Vince Bristow/Dean Mitchell of the United Kingdom have won the Historic Trophy in the 2014 epay Silver Fern Rally which ended in Queenstown this afternoon. In doing so they created history as they became the first international crew to win the event since it was instigated in 2006.

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  16. Mount Wellington cable car plan cool | opinionRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2014 | The Advocate

    OPPOSITION to a cable car at Mount Wellington is probably the clearest example of the anti-progress brigade stopping Tasmania from capitalising on its recent good tourist visitor numbers. OPPOSITION to a cable car at Mount Wellington is probably the clearest example of the anti-progress brigade stopping Tasmania from capitalising on its recent good tourist visitor numbers.

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  17. Great Escape team honoured with the 65 Roses AwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2014 | The Ararat Advertiser

    THE 2014 Cystic Fibrosis Great Escape was one to remember for rally regulars Ron Harris, Greg Colquhoun and Dale Pinniger. Dale Pinniger, Greg Colquhoun and Ron Harris are presented with the prestigious 65 Roses Award by Michelle Skinner, CEO of Cystic Fibrosis Australia, at the Hobart presentation night.

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  18. RAAF floats on CoastRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2014 | The Advocate

    THE Air Force will arrive at Queenstown today, showcasing its hot air balloon and hosting events at local schools and surrounding areas. With the moon still up the Air Force Balloon sets up to launch for a flight over Smithton, North-West Tasmania.

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  19. Tourist agents call for changesRead the original story

    Nov 12, 2014 | The Otago Daily Times

    Queenstown tourism operators have criticised what they call inflexible immigration rules for foreign workers and a lack of promotion of adventure activities, at a Tourism New Zealand roadshow in the resort. TNZ director of marketing Andrew Fraser said the organisation agreed the immigration rules were an issue, and was discussing it at board level with other ''NZ Inc'' agencies.

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  20. Students fire into actionRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2014 | The Advocate

    SMITHTON High School students were blown away yesterday by a special visit that involved a hot-air balloon and some pyrotechnics. RAAF balloon crew visit to Smithton High SchoolStudents get their chance to fire up the burners of the hot air balloon.

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