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  1. $420,000 winner wins againRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 22 | The Mercury

    A HOTEL owner's gaming licence has been suspended for three months after he won more than $420,000 on Keno while he was working at a Queenstown pub. Railway Hotel manager Michael Courto's licence was cancelled in April last year after an investigation by the Tasmanian Gaming Commission sparked by a tip-off from the public.


  2. Jobs on way after funds nod in WestRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 21 | The Advocate

    SIX projects expected to create 141 new jobs on the West Coast received funding approval from the state government at a meeting at Queenstown yesterday. SIX projects expected to create 141 new jobs on the West Coast received funding approval from the state government at a meeting at Queenstown yesterday.


  3. Fears for rural nursingRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 18 | The Mercury

    Health sources have confirmed that nursing positions have been cut or are threatened at Beaconsfield, Campbell Town, Deloraine, George Town, Nubeena, Oatlands and Queenstown, with ambulance services also in the firing line. The Sunday Tasmanian understands that Tasmanian Health Organisation North is amalgamating director of nursing positions and not replacing retiring nurses.


  4. Tassie the adventure islandRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 18 | The Mercury

    As Tasmania's 120 adventure tourism operators gear up for another boom summer, the state sits positioned to grab a chunk of an exploding international industry. Canyoning, trekking, climbing, rafting, kayaking, mountain biking, fishing - they're worth $263 billion annually in Europe and the Americas alone.


  5. Volunteer organisations working towards better workplace protection for staffRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | ABC News

    For the past seven years he had been a driver an organisation called Community Transport, a group offering subsidised travel for people in need. "The client states that the chocolate was aimed at her head and that she put her hand and arm up to deflect the chocolate, the chocolate struck her on the arm resulting in a skin tear.


  6. Lake Margaret: Artists reflect on a century of life in the town that powered Queenstown's boom daysRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 16 | ABC News

    When the Lake Margaret power station was built in 1914, it was with the kind of impressive manpower that a mining boom could generate. A century on, the row of houses that once housed the workers who built and then operated the hydropower station is unoccupied - though today, one of the doors is ajar.


  7. Kiwi just miss wool winRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 15 | Southland Times

    A South Canterbury couple has come within a whisker of winning the world's finest bale of merino wool competition. Barrie and Yvonne Payne, who farm at Visulea, near Timaru, produced a bale of 11-micron wool, matching a bale produced by the eventual Australian winners.


  8. Big weekend of events across stateRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 10 | The Mercury

    Seven-time Australian mountain bike champion Rowena Fry will make her multi-sport debut this weekend in the Freycinet Challenge. The North-East of the state will be in awe of participants in the Freycinet Challenge, the North will crowd into the Launceston Show and the West Coast will be dazzled by the Queenstown Festival.


  9. Boost for Golf OpenRead the original story

    Tuesday Oct 7 | Southland Times

    The New Zealand Open has been given a major boost, with next year's national golf championship securing greater government funding and live television coverage. At a press conference in Auckland yesterday, Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce announced a major events development fund investment of $700,000 a year for the 2015 and 2016 events and a one-off cash boost of $250,000 - to be matched by event promoter Michael Hill, to ensure live broadcasting continues.


  10. Tassie in mix for mobile fixRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 7 | The Mercury

    TASMANIA has 262 mobile-phone black spots that will beeligible for new or enhanced base stations under a Federal Government $100 million Mobile Black Spot Program. Tasmanian MPs have pledged to push for local black spots to be fixed but they are competing against nearly 6000 black spots found across the nation.


  11. Graham McGregor: Luxury travel marketing lessons - Part 1Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 6 | The New Zealand Herald

    One of the easiest ways to get helpful marketing ideas is to look at businesses that are in a completely different industry to your own business. I've found whenever you do this; you invariably find a treasure trove of useful marketing ideas that can easily be adapted to your own business.


  12. Australian mine deaths preventable if warnings heeded: expertRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 1 | ABC News

    Deaths at three Tasmanian mines could have been predicted and prevented had safety warnings been heeded, a mining safety seminar has heard. Professor Michael Quinlan, who analysed deaths in mines around the world, including five from rock falls in Tasmanian mines at Beaconsfield, Renison and Cornwall, today addressed a WorkSafe seminar in Launceston.


  13. Shorten goes in to bat for WestRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 30 | The Mercury

    Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has called on Prime Minister Tony Abbott for funds to be pumped into Tasmania's struggling West Coast. OPPOSITION Leader Bill Shorten has written to Prime Minister Tony Abbott asking for Federal funds to be pumped into Tasmania's struggling West Coast.


  14. Hawthorn manager happy his team calls Tasmania homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 28 | The Advocate

    Formerly from Queenstown, the Hawthorn general manager of football operations has seen a remarkable change in Tasmanian football patriotism since the team struck a deal with the state 14 years ago. "When I was a young person in Tasmania there were no AFL teams playing regular games down there, maybe once in a while," Mr Fagan said.


  15. Silver Ferns test win the icing on the cakeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 28 | Stuff.co.nz

    FRAGILE CARGO: Birthday girl Joline Henry looks toward a cake box held by Casey Kopua as the Silver Ferns line up for a photo at Invervcargill airport after landing there this morning. Silver Ferns defender Joline Henry was looking forward to dining out on some birthday cake before getting down to the serious business of taking on Australia on Thursday night.


  16. Council moves to save NW courtRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 24, 2014 | The Mercury

    CIRCULAR Head Mayor Dar yll Quilliam has vowed to do everything he can to retain the Magistrates Court at Smithton, including offering the use of the Council Chambers for sittings. Cr Quilliam said he only discovered the court was closing at lunchtime yesterday when he was told by a local solicitor who was concerned about clients being forced to travel to Burnie.


  17. epay Silver Fern Rally - The PinnacleRead the original story

    Sep 23, 2014 | Scoop

    Australians are known for not mincing their words so when experienced marathon rally campaigner Keith Callinan of MacKay, Queensland calls the epay Silver Fern Rally the pinnacle of the rallying calendar you know he means it! Callinan and his wife Mary Anne have competed in events all over the world and have just completed the iconic Sydney to London Marathon Rally. "We really shouldn't be doing the Silver Fern this year," says Keith.


  18. Haka's tourism strategy pays offRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 19, 2014 | Stuff.co.nz

    The 36-year-old self-confessed "adrenaline junkie" started Haka Tours in 2007 with a 15-seater Mercedes minibus offering a tour for international visitors wanting an eyeful of Kiwi destinations. That initial $20,000 vehicle has set the way for a fleet to 10 or so 22-seaters that today traverse the country and host independent travellers in the 18 to 45 age range that are willing to pay at the "high end of the low end" for a tour.


  19. Tasmania's north-west needs RET to stay: ShortenRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2014 | ABC News

    Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has called on the Federal Government to support the Renewable Energy Target during a trip to Tasmania's west coast. Mr Shorten is visiting Queenstown today to meet some of the workers affected by July's closure of the Mount Lyell Copper Mine.


  20. West Coast warning on RETRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2014 | The Mercury

    Federal Opposition leader Bill Shorten, centre, with Franklin MP Julie Collins and Senator Anne Urquhart at Queenstown. Picture: CHRIS KIDD THE mayor of Tasmania's West Coast has given Opposition leader Bill Shorten a message to take back to Canberra: leave the Renewable Energy Target scheme alone.