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  1. Shonky backpacker hostels blightRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | The Mercury

    BACKPACKER hostel owners are supporting a crackdown on dodgy operators ripping off young travellers working as fruit-pickers around Tasmania. The Sunday Tasmanian has spoken to several hostel proprietors who say backpackers have complained about pay and conditions, and so-called "working hostels" gouging money from guests.

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  2. Adam is stirring the passion in our youthRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 26 | The Advocate

    As Tasmanian Young Australian of the Year, Mr Mostogl, of Queenstown, was in Canberra yesterday as a finalist for Young Australian of the Year. "It's not to say one person is better than anyone else, everyone here is doing so many incredible things in so many different areas, I would hate to be a judge."

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  3. Time for talk over: EvansRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | The Advocate

    THE time for talk about projects to benefit the West Coast was over and these needed to get underway, according to Queenstown businessman Phil Evans. BENEFITS: The West Coast Economic Working Group Final Report could create jobs, according to a Queenstown businessman.

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  4. Investing in the WestRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | The Mercury

    ONLY the private sector can revive the fortunes of Tasmania's West Coast. Governments can do their bit but ultimately it is private investment which can turn the region's economy around.

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  5. Foundation to rebuild WestRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | The Advocate

    FINAL REPORT: Adam Brooks speaks in Queenstown yesterday while releasing the final report for the West Coast Economic Working Group. Pictures: Heath Holden.

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  6. Backpacker 'paid $1.35 an hour'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 21 | NEWS.com.au

    BUSINESS owner has strongly hit back at claims he paid a young Italian backpacker less than $2 an hour for four weeks' work. EVERY time you use Paypass or brush your teeth with Optic White or boot up an Apple Powerbook, you should thank David Placek.

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  7. Private investment to boost CoastRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 21 | The Mercury

    THE State Government is confident private adventure tourism projects will stimulate the West Coast while the community waits for mining to resume at Zeehan and for Copper Mines of Tasmania to announce whether the Mt Lyell mine will re-open. Braddon MHA Adam Brooks today released the final report of the working group set up to come up with job creation ideas in the wake of Mt Lyell's closure in July last year .

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  8. Workplace watchdog says Tasmanian business paid backpacker $1.35 an hourRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 21 | ABC News

    ASHLEY HALL: The promise of sunshine, adventure and a decent wage draws thousands of young people to Australia on working holiday visas every year. But the country's workplace watchdog says too many backpackers are being ripped off by unscrupulous employers.

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  9. BikeSport: Cody Cooper chasing third grand prix winRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 21 | The New Zealand Herald

    Mount Maunganui's Cody Cooper has set his sights on another victory at the Woodville GP this weekend.Pictures / Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ.com It's tough when you have a big No1 plastered over the front and sides of your motorcycle - everyone has you in their gun sights and wants to take that title away from you. Bay of Plenty's national MX1 motocross champion Cody Cooper can feel the pressure, although it's something he's become accustomed to over the past few years.

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  10. Grand Prix Title One That Every Rider WantsRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 20 | Scoop

    JANUARY 21, 2015: Winning a New Zealand Motocross Grand Prix title is top of the wish list for every respectable racer and perhaps no career is complete until this one has been ticked off. Although this weekend's 54th annual New Zealand Motocross Grand Prix at Woodville has attracted a record number of international stars, it will still be the cream of the Kiwis who rate as the top contenders, Rotorua brothers and Honda team-mates Mike and John Phillips among those who must fancy their chances.

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  11. Huge International Interest in Woodville EventRead the original story

    Monday Jan 19 | Scoop

    CAPTION: British rider Rob Holyoake , this weekend making his second visit to the Woodville GP. Photo by Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ.com JANUARY 20, 2015: This weekend's 54th annual New Zealand Motocross Grand Prix at Woodville has attracted a record number of international stars.

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  12. International Cricket Legends to play in QyeenstownRead the original story

    Sunday Jan 18 | Scoop

    Some of the greatest cricketers in the history of the game will swap their bats for golf clubs, and resume battle at the BMW New Zealand Open when they line up in the inaugural ANZ Celebrity Challenge from March 12-15. West Indians Sir Viv Richards and Brian Lara, Englishmen Sir Ian Botham and Graeme Swann, Australians Ricky Ponting and Shane Warne and New Zealand's Stephen Fleming, Nathan Astle and Mark Richardson will all be contesting the event, as amateur golfers in a Pro-Am teams format, to be branded the ANZ Celebrity Challenge.

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  13. Hail storms sweep through TasmaniaRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2014 | ABC News

    A line of storm cells from Queenstown in the state's north to Hobart in the south dropped heavy hail stones and rain this afternoon.

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  14. Impressive celebrity list at NZ OpenRead the original story

    Friday Jan 16 | ISeeekGolf

    Some of the greatest cricketers in the history of the game will swap their bats for golf clubs, and resume battle at the BMW New Zealand Open when they line up in the inaugural ANZ Celebrity Challenge from March 12-15. The Celebrity Challenge is incorporated into the BMW New Zealand Open and will form part of the pro-am championship run in conjunction with the rapidly developing event.

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  15. Stewart, Baldock in St Kilda's top threeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 16 | The Advocate

    TASMANIAN football legends Ian Stewart and Darrel Baldock have been named as two of the top three greatest St Kilda players of all time, in a list compiled by the club's official historian. TASMANIAN football legends Ian Stewart and Darrel Baldock have been named as two of the top three greatest St Kilda players of all time, in a list compiled by the club's official historian.

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  16. Hitchhikers blaze a green trail through TassieRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 10 | The Advocate

    The Big Green Hitch will cut a swathe through Tassie, starting today in Devonport where participants began hitching straight off the Spirit of Tasmania. Julia Late and Dom O'Donnell hitch a ride after docking in Devonport this morning on the Spirit of Tasmania.

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  17. NZ hot spot for summer tourismRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 1 | The New Zealand Herald

    New Zealand is enjoying its best summer for overseas tourist arrivals but operators are worried that demand from our most important market, Australia, could be dented by the fall in the value of the Aussie dollar. Latest figures show an overall increase of 5 per cent in international arrivals for the past year to 2.83 million, the "no vacancy" sign will be up in tourism hotspots during the next two months and operators are upbeat.

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  18. On board for delights of wild WestRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 27, 2014 | Examiner

    It is the fourth time that trains have left the station in about 18 months, due to urgent upgrades that were needed. Fireman Pete Nolte has already been here for a few hours putting oil into the locomotive to ensure that the steam engine can pull two carriages all the way along the 35-kilometre track.

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  19. Targa's revamped course releasedRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 26, 2014 | Examiner

    THE organisers of Targa Tasmania 2015 have released preliminary information regarding the revamped course which will include 38 stages over six days and covering 500 competitive kilometres. THE organisers of Targa Tasmania 2015 have released preliminary information regarding the revamped course which will include 38 stages over six days and covering 500 competitive kilometres.

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  20. SKYCITY - John Mortensen Chief Operating Officer NZRead the original story

    Dec 22, 2014 | Scoop

    SKYCITY Auckland's General Manager, John Mortensen, has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer New Zealand/GM SKYCITY Auckland, announced SKYCITY's Chief Executive Nigel Morrison today. The newly created role will see Mr Mortensen assume responsibility for SKYCITY's Hamilton and Queenstown operations in addition to his current responsibility as General Manager at SKYCITY Auckland.

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