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Encounter Maria Island


Encounter Maria Island's new ferry Osprey V, that will allow even more visitors to enjoy one of the State's best tourism attractions, was launched today.More

Progress on Cradle Mountain Master Plan


An important milestone in the Cradle Mountain Master Plan project has been reached following a competitive tender process, with Cumulus Studio chosen to design the Cradle Mountain gateway precinct and the Dove Lake viewing shelter.More

Exciting new proposal for Tasmania's South East Cape


Award-winning local tourism operator Ian Johnstone can now progress a new project to lease and licence negotiations under the Tourism Opportunities in Tasmania's National Parks, Reserves and Crown Land process.More

WildCare Tasmania Nature Writing Prize - And the Winner is...


The winners of the 2005 WildCare Tasmania Nature Writing Prize were announced in Hobart on Monday April 4. A former winner of the award, Nick Drayson, announced the prizes, and WildCare Tasmania Co-Chair, Andrew Smith presented the cheques.

The major prize of $5000 cash plus airfares to Tasmania and a 2 week wilderness residency in one of our national parks, was awarded to:

Mark Tredinnick from Lavender Bay, NSW for his essay "Days of Christmas"

2 minor prizes of $250 cash were awarded to:

Adrienne Eberhard from Tinderbox, Tasmania for her essay "Cave, Skin, Water", and

Dael Allison from Warrawillah, NSW for her essay "Portrait of a Wild Pool"

The judges, Dr Peter Hay and Dr Veronica Brady, also made honourable mention of three entrants. They were C.A. Cranston ("Narrative Streams"), Don Knowler ("Last Stop on the Shimmering Way") and Evan Hunter ("Duelling with Giants").

67 entries from every state and a number of other countries were received. The judges were impressed by the very high standard of work submitted. The winning entries will be published in both Island magazine and WildCare's Wild Times newsletter.