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NBN rollout calls on Telstra retirees

August 03, 2015
Tasmania's NBN rollout is picking up speed with news hundreds of skilled workers are needed for the next phase. Head contractor Vision stream put off around 160 contractors this year as the rollout…

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JETSONVILLE TUESDAY PLAYGROUPWhere: Jetsonville Hall, Muskfield Road, JetsonvilleWhen: Tuesdays during the school terms from 10am till 12 noonDetails: Jetsonville Playgroup is a family friendly environment catering for children age 0-5 years. Come along and… read more >


FESTIVAL OF ROSESWhere: Rose Garden at Woolmers Estate, LongfordWhen: Sunday, November 15th, 9am until 4pmDetails: The Festival of Roses offers numerous stalls including plant nurseries, gardening books, jewellery and craft. Food and wine is offered, along… read more >

Wednesday Playgroup

WAVERLEY PRIMARY SCHOOL WEDNESDAY PLAYGROUPWhere: Waverley Primary School, Naroo Street, WaverleyWhen: Every Wednesday from 1:30pm-3:00pmDetails: Waverley's award winning Playgroup now provides a Wednesday session for families with children from Birth to 5… read more >


Where: Morven Park, Barclay Street, EvandaleWhen: Every Wednesday, from August 12th to September 2nd, from 4:30pm to 5:30pmDetails: The Evandale Women's TWL football team will be hosting 4 FREE Auskick sessions for girls aged 5-10 years at our club grounds at… read more >


Where: University of Tasmania (Newnham Campus) Building D, Lecture Theatre 6When: Saturday, August 29th from 9:30amDetails: The iWoman Project is a free community event aimed to educate women to make better financial decisions and to help them feel empowered… read more >


Where: Holy Trinity Church on the corner of George and Cameron StreetWhen: The exhibition will begin on Friday, the 31st of July and continue until Saturday, August 15thDetails: The Holy Trinity Church is hosting the annual art exhibition for the Launceston… read more >


THURSDAY, AUGUST 13th: SOUP AND SANDWICH LUNCHEONWhere: The Australian Italian Club, ProspectWhen: Thursday, August 13th at 12pmDetails: The Holman Clinic and Cancer Ward Auxiliary Inc are holding a Soup and Sandwich Luncheon to raise funds for the benefit of… read more >


Where: 207 Gravelly Beach Road, Gravelly Beach When: Saturday, August 8th to Sunday, August 9th from 10am to 4pmDetails: Come to the Open Garden at the beautiful ''Bonnie Banks''! Gorgeous at any time of the year, but in winter it is a wonderland for the… read more >


LADIES NIGHT FUNDRAISERWhere: Exeter Primary SchoolWhen: Friday, August 7th from 7pmDetails: Help raise some money for Exeter Primary School Parents and Friends, by enjoying what the Ladies Night at Exeter Primary School. Over forty stalls will be there,… read more >

Waverley Primary School's Lakeside OP Shop

Waverley Primary School's Lakeside OP Shop When: Every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Where: Waverly Primary School - Follow the signs from the car park Opening on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 1.30pm to 3.30pm A big selection of clothes for the… read more >


Join us every Friday for a friendly game of Bingo Where: Launceston Football Club Rooms at Windsor Park conduct Bingo at their Windsor Park Time: Eyes Down at 11am Need more details? email: generalmanager@launcestonfc.com.au read more >

Bittersweet Memories

Are you a bereaved parent looking for support and friendship from people who understand your situation? Bittersweet is a group where all members have experienced the loss of their child regardless of age or cause of death allowing everyone to be compassionate… read more >


Overland Jack is a party of nine hiking the Overland Track in Tasmania, with Jack Duffy being backpacked by his father Chris Duffy over the distance required to complete the adventure(65km over 6 days). Jack, an 8 year old biy with cerebal palsy spastic… read more >

Launceston Community Legal Centre Advice sessions

WHAT? Volunteer solicitors at the Clinic will provide clients, in 30 minute appointments, a one-off FREE advice session. There are no constraints on what legal issues for which clients may seek advice. However, Clients will be paired with solicitors who have… read more >

Tasmanian Dog Training Program

Assisting you to train dogs to be useful companions. Classes: Sun. mornings at Churchill Park, Foster Street end. Beginners and puppies 9.30am. Grades 10.45am. Enquiries – 0474 225 192 or Email tasdogclub@gmail.com read more >

The book Archer’s of Van Diemen’s Land

A second edition of the book Archer’s of Van Diemen’s Land is being published. If you are a descendent of the Archer family and have received family data forms to complete, please complete these and return them as soon as possible. If you are a descendent and… read more >

Social Indoor Bowls

Social Indoor Bowls Summerdale indoor bowls club. Meets every Friday 1pm – 4pm 297 Westbury Road, Prospect (Next door to Allen’s) All Welcome Easy to learn, Gentle Exercise For more information please call Gertrude – 6331 9873 read more >

Northern Rangers Soccer

Northern Rangers Soccer Join the Northern ranger soccer club , we have teams in every state wide division and are TOP of the ladder and you can become a member! The standards are HIGH and the atmosphere is GREAT!!! For further information please call 0466 973… read more >

Tasmania Gun Club

Tasmania Gun Club All clay target shooters welcome, Free coaching for new members and juniors. Practice everyone Wednesday from 1pm, competition 2 Sundays monthly. 200 Nile Road Evandale. For more information please call 6391 8577 read more >

Riverside Table Tennis Club

Riverside Table Tennis Club Need social players for ladies Tennis Group Who play on Tuesday and Fridays 9am – 12 Noon approx.. At the Riverside Tennis Club, Eden Street Anyone interested in playing please call Jan 63446572 or Amy 6331 4627 read more >

Launceston Patchwork and Quilters

Launceston Patchwork and Quilters Meet every Thursday From 9.30am – 2.00pm At Punchbowl Christian Centre, Punchbowl Road New member welcome. For more information please call Marlene 6344 7467 read more >

Australian Navy Cadets Launceston

Australian Navy Cadets Launceston If you want excitement , enjoy power boating , sailing and adventure activities? Boys and girls aged between 12-1/2 and 20 Be part of a great team and join now. Parades Friday 6.45 – 9.15pm for more information please Email:… read more >


Crossroads A Christian fellowship with people with disabilities . Evenings cover a wide variety of activities. Meetings 6-8pm South Launceston 1st Tuesday of every month With Janet – 6344 2679 And North Launceston 3rd Tuesday of the month with Margaret – 6395… read more >

Launceston walking Club

Launceston walking Club Bush walking in the Tasmanian wilderness with day and overnight every weekend, also cycling, kayaking, caving and social Meetings 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month At 7.30pm, LCGS Lyttleton Street For more information please call –… read more >

Exeter Charity Knitters

Exeter Charity Knitters For anyone who knits or crochets or would like to learn. We meet on the second Friday on the month At Tresca community centre in Exeter We create items to donate to various charities and organisations. Donations of wool are greatly… read more >

Choir of High Hopes

Choir of High Hopes Meets every Wednesday between 10.30am-12.00pm At City Mission, Fredrick Street New and old Members Welcome For more information please call Merelyn 6334 0965 or David 6335 0151 No experience necessary read more >

Launceston A Capella Choir

Launceston A Capella Choir Singcognito Community Choir Meets every Monday between 7-9pm At the music room block H Launceston College New Members Welcome For more information please call Jean 6344 7222 or David 63340151 During School Terms only read more >

Sing Australia – Launceston

Sing Australia – Launceston Meets every Thursday between 7-9pm At the music room block H Launceston College Reading music not a requirement All Voices Welcome For more information please call 0409 913 554 or 6394 4713 read more >

Northern Motor Cycle Riders Assoc

Northern Motor Cycle Riders Assoc Meets 1st Wednesday of every month At Archers Manor, Newham 7pm for 7.30pm Start For more information please call Judi 0409 291 024 read more >

George Town Baha'i Group

George Town Baha'i Group The George Town Baha'i Group holds regular meetings to reflect on the writings of the worlds religions. Baha'is believe in the underlying unity and oneness of the world religion. they meet every third Saturday of the month at 4pm. At… read more >

Tassie Drum Circle

Tassie Drum Circle Free Community Drum Circle First and Third Sunday of the Month 10am -12pm noon drumming All types of drum and skill levels welcome First Sunday Cataract Gorge (Stone bunker near swimming pool) Third Sunday City Park Launceston (Band… read more >

Launceston Gaming Club

The Launceston Gaming Club meets every Thursday and Friday night, at the Soldiers Memorial Hall, St Leonards, from 7pm-midnight. If you like Miniature Wargaming, card or board games, we play a variety and are open to new games, so come along and satisfy the… read more >

Mind Moves Chess Club

This is a chess club held every Monday, at Windsor Community Health Precinct, 1 Windsor drive, Riverside, from 6-7pm during school terms, for all kids aged 5-18 years with a special invitation to gifted, autism spectrum and ADHD kids. The benefits of chess… read more >