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The East Coast of Tasmania has seen an unprecedented boom in tourism figures in 2017. 

But how does a region sustain such growth, and what is next?

Tuesday, June 6, 2017, marked one year since the devastating floods that lashed through Tasmania. 

Lives, houses, businesses, pets and livestock were lost during an unprecedented three days of heavy rainfall and flooding.  

Richie Porte puts in the legwork for this year’s 3516-kilometre Tour de France by completing up to 1000km a week around Tasmania.

Beginning his day with Fritz, a scary-looking but harmless rottweiler, Porte methodically prepares his sustenance and checks his bike before heading off well before the 6.24am sunrise.

The idea was wacky, the concept was visionary and the plan was big. 

The inaugural Newkind Festival was designed to be more than a festival. It was designed to change the world.

The Newkind Festival took place in a post-apocalyptic fictional narrative but hoped to inspire real-world change, it was described as “a social change movement disguised as a festival”.

Woodchopping as a sport, legend has it, originated from a bet between two men in an Ulverstone bar in 1870. 

A Victorian and a Tasmanian went head-to-head for £25, seeing who could fell a tree the fastest: there’s no mention of who won, but considering the strength of the Tasmanian woodchopping community, the answer may be obvious.

JKB Racing trainer John Blacker rises at the crack of dawn to make his way to the stables.

Mr Blacker meets with gelding Smoke’N’Whisky to begin the final training session ahead of the 2017 Launceston Cup. 

On February 7, 1967 in and around Hobart it seemed as though hell had opened up.

The most deadly fires in Tasmania’s history swept through the city leaving a trail of devastation and grief.