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Brand Tasmania is at its most effective when Partners work with the Brand Tasmania Council to champion the State’s place-of-origin brand. The monthly publication Partner Connections serves to link Brand Tasmania with its Partners and Partners with each other. This newsletter introduces new Partners and emerging sectors, as well as profiling existing Partners who have achieved success. Where appropriate, we encourage Partners to consider other Tasmanian-based businesses when buying goods or services. View a listing of Partners by sector.

Partner Connections Janaury 2018

Partner Connections Bonorong wildlife Tassie Devil

Welcome to the January edition of Partner Connections.

In this edition we start by wishing all Partners a happy new year. This will be an exciting year for the Brand Tasmania Council as it prepares to transition to a statutory authority.

We welcome several new Partners including Van Diemens Land Creamery, Corey Speers Consulting and Olive & Ash.

24 January 2018, Brand Tasmania

Partner Connections December 2017

Partner Connections Nov 2017 Premium fresh export award

Welcome to the December edition of Partner Connections.

In this edition we congratulate Premium Fresh Tasmania on its success at the National Export Awards.

We welcome several new Partners including Loaves and Fishes Tasmania, wukalina Walk and King Island Prime Meats.

19 December 2017, December 2017

Partner Connections November 2017

Partner Connections Nov 2017 - Kooee Snacks

Welcome to the first edition of Partner Connections.

Each edition will introduce new Partners, profile existing Partners who have achieved success and promote upcoming events that assist you in developing your business.

In this first edition we congratulate Kooee! Snacks on securing distribution for its beef jerky in Woolworths. We welcome new Partners Swinging Gate Vineyard, Oyster Cove Marina and Penguin Composites.

23 November 2017, November 2017

Latest partners

Listed below are businesses recently approved as Brand Tasmania Partners. We encourage you to familiarise yourself with each of these businesses.

Bistro Camille

Combining the best Tasmanian produce with French technique.

Bistro Camille, in Devonport Tasmania, is committed to highlighting the best of Tasmania's fresh produce, particularly the Cape Grim beef of the North West. Passionate advocates of Tasmanian food and wine, we aim to show off and promote the state's premium beef, seafood, fruits and vegetables.

Contact name Bistro Camille
Phone 03 6424 8411
Email paul@bistrocamille.com.au
Website www.bistrocamille.com.au
Categories: Food and beverage, Seafood, Tourism

Rhuby

The Eccentric Chocolatier is the maker of Rhuby Delights and Rhuby Creations, a unique range of Tasmanian freeze dried fruits and vegetables coated in Dark Chocolates.

Rhuby Innovations Pty Ltd trading as Rhuby was launched in May 2015 as the result of the creator Malcolm Ryan, The Eccentric Chocolatier, who had a light bulb moment to make Rhubarb new again. The business has morphed from Rhuby Delights to include Rhuby Creations and now Rhuby Veg is hitting the marketplace. Watch this space.

All Rhuby products are Dairy, Gluten and Nut free and free of all artificial colours flavours and preservatives. All fruits and vegetables are of the highest quality and sourced from Tasmanian growers that have a soft footprint on this wonderful patch we call Tasmania.

Contact name Malcolm Ryan
Phone 0407822411
Email malcolm@rhubydelights.com.au
Website www.rhubydelights.com.au
Categories: Food and beverage

Tasmanian Dental Prosthetics

Tasmanian Dental Prosthetics is a locally owned and operated denture clinic in the Hobart CBD.

Dental Prosthetist Jessica has over 10 years' experience in the industry and offers friendly, professional service and advice.

Jessica believes that all her clients’ wants, needs and concerns deserve to be heard so she carefully takes all relevant aspects into consideration when creating their denture or mouthguard, yielding high quality results.

Contact name Jessica Swan
Phone 0404 193 993
Email tasdentalpros@gmail.com
Website www.tasmaniandentalprosthetics.com.au
Categories: Services

Tasmanian Timber Promotion Board

The Tasmanian Timber Promotion Board promotes the use of Tasmanian timber and timber products.

Tasmanian Timber is a thing of beauty. Grown locally and sustainably, Tasmanian Timber is processed to the highest standards, and backed by the technical support of Australia's leading timber experts.

The Tasmanian Timber Promotion Board (TTPB) supports research into the use of wood and its derivatives (sawn timber and timber products), markets timber and timber products, and disseminates information on using timber and timber products.

The TTPB marketing program includes a website and content campaign that promotes the use of Tasmanian Timber to architects, interior designers, furniture makers and designers, specifiers and builders.

The campaign provides a combination of inspiration through case studies, and technical information and support provided by the Centre for Sustainable Architecture with Wood (CSAW) at the University of Tasmania.

Contact name Tasmanian Timber
Phone 0419 319 789
Email terry.edwards@fiatas.com.au
Website www.tasmaniantimber.com.au
Categories: Forestry and timber

Corey Speers Consulting

Providing communications, media and engagement services based on the North-West Coast of Tasmania.

Corey Speers Consulting is a proudly Tasmanian-based consultancy providing media and public relations, social media management and strategies, content curation and creation, copywriting, community and stakeholder engagement services.

Contact name Corey Speers
Phone 0438 802 077
Email corey@coreyspeersconsulting.com.au
Website www.coreyspeersconsulting.com.au
Categories: Media and entertainment, Services

Van Diemens Land Creamery

Established by a dairy-farming family in 2005, you can find our award-winning ice cream in reputable cafes and restaurants around Tasmania.

All of our products are handmade with the finest ingredients to produce quality, great-tasting ice cream. Our goal is simple: create delicious flavours that bring a smile to your face.

Contact name Carly Palmer
Phone 0448 853 242
Email sales@vdlcreamery.com.au
Website www.vdlcreamery.com.au
Categories: Food and beverage

King Island Prime Meats

King Island is surrounded by temperate waters producing lush, salty and richly abundant pastures with natural shelter belts for wild, relaxed and free roaming wallaby.

A new brand for King Island, the first of its kind...

This is the story of our very own Local Processing Plant created as a Community Project, King Island Prime Meats. The concept was developed by Community discussion and then championed by a Local group of farmers and business people. This 5 year journey was made possible thanks to the first class support and contribution from many passionate King Islanders, alongside a hard working and motivated Team of Locals.

Designed to deliver a Brand you can believe, we offer prime products of 100% guaranteed King Island provenance for Local and Interstate markets. We look forward to consistently delivering and supplying professional production of pure King Island branded prime multiple species meat.

Meeting customers' expectations for quality by operating a sustainable, ethical business.

Contact name Anthony Gibbons
Phone 0458 580 065
Email sales@kingislandprimemeats.com.au
Website www.kingislandprimemeats.com.au
Categories: Agriculture, Food and beverage

Eat Well Tasmania

We are a not-for-profit organisation that works with industry to champion healthy eating and opportunities to enjoy Tasmanian grown, produced and value-added food

Our goal is to be a key influencer of healthy eating in Tasmania and to connect the local food industry with the Tasmanian community.

CONNECT - we act as a connector and partnerships maker across the food industry and aligned sectors.
CREATE - we create new content and/or platforms that drive the purchase of healthy Tasmanian food.
SHARE - we share knowledge and expertise that builds capacity around healthy eating in the food industry and aligned organisations.

We deliver campaigns to influence food choices and promote the Tasmanian food system from paddock to plate, including retail and hospitality.

Contact name Leah Galvin
Phone 6223 1266
Email leah@eatwelltas.org.au
Website www.eatwelltas.org.au
Categories: Agriculture, Food and beverage, Services

Tasmanian Safety & Training Services

Tasmanian Safety & Training Services is a training company offering state wide training in industries such as Agriculture, Business, Forestry, Civil Construction and Mining.

Our trainers are passionate about the quality of training and the safety of our students. We specialise in adult learning, where we have fun in a learning environment. We also conduct a large part of training in the workplace. We offer both funded and fee-for-service training.

Contact name Mariee McDonald
Phone 0411 484 592
Email marie@tsts.net.au
Website www.tsts.net.au
Categories: Services

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Facts about Tasmania

Tasmania

Tasmania is the southernmost state of Australia, located at latitude 40° south and longitude 144° east and separated from the continent by Bass Strait. It is a group of 334 islands, with the main island being 315 km (180 miles) from west to east and 286 km (175 miles) north to south.

Tasmania

Tasmanians are resourceful and innovative people, committed to a continually expanding export sector. In 2012–13, international exports from the state totalled $3.04 billion. USA, China, Taiwan, India, Japan and other Asian countries account for the bulk of exports, with goods and services also exported to Europe and many other regions.

Geography

Tasmania is similar in size to the Republic of Ireland or Sri Lanka. The Tasmanian islands have a combined coastline of more than 3,000 km.

Geography

The main island has a land area of 62,409 sq km (24,096 sq miles) and the minor islands, taken together, total only 6 per cent of the main island’s land area. The biggest islands are Flinders (1,374 sq km/539 sq miles), King, Cape Barren, Bruny and Macquarie Islands.

Geography

About 250km (150 miles) separates Tasmania’s main island from continental Australia. The Kent Group of Islands, one of the most northerly parts of the state, is only 55km (34 miles) from the coast of the Australian continent.

Climate

Twice named ‘Best Temperate Island in the World’ by international travel magazine Conde Nast Traveler, Tasmania has a mild, temperate maritime climate, with four distinct seasons.

Climate

In summer (December to February) the average maximum temperature is 21° Celsius (70° Fahrenheit). In winter (June to August) the average maximum is 12° C (52° F) and the average minimum is 4° C (40° F). Snow often falls in the highlands, but is rarely experienced in more settled areas.

Annual Rainfall

Tasmania’s west coast is one of the wettest places in the world, but the eastern part of the State lives in a rain-shadow. Hobart, the second-driest capital city in Australia, receives about half as much rain as Sydney.

Annual Rainfall

Annual rainfall in the west is 2,400 mm (95 inches), but hardy locals insist there is no such thing as bad weather, only inadequate clothing. If you travel 120 km east to Hobart, you experience a much drier average of 626 mm (24 inches) a year.

Population

The 512,875-strong community spreads itself across the land; less urbanised than the population of any other Australian state. Hobart, the capital city, is home to more than 212,000 people.

Capital City

Hobart nestles at the foot of kunanyi / Mount Wellington (1,270 m / 4,000 ft) and overlooks the Derwent Estuary, where pods of dolphins and migrating whales are sometimes seen from nearby beaches. Surrounded by thickly forested rolling hills, the city is home to the state parliament and the main campus of the University of Tasmania.

Capital City

Its historic centre features Georgian and Regency buildings from colonial times. Hobart is home port for coastal fishing boats, Antarctic expeditions and vessels that fish the Southern Ocean.

Land Formation

Mountain ranges in the south-west date back 1,000 million years. Ancient sediments were deeply buried, folded and heated under enormous pressure to form schists and glistening white quartzites.

Land Formation

In the south-west and central highlands, dolerite caps many mountains, including Precipitous Bluff and Tasmania’s highest peak, Mt Ossa (1617 m / 5300 ft). More than 42 per cent of Tasmania is World Heritage Area, national park and marine or forest reserves.

Flora

Vegetation is diverse, from alpine heathlands and tall open eucalypt forests to areas of temperate rainforests and moorlands, known as buttongrass plains. Many plants are unique to Tasmania and the ancestors of some species grew on the ancient super-continent, Gondwana, before it broke up 50 million years ago.

Flora

Unique native conifers include slow-growing Huon pines, with one specimen on Mt Read estimated to be up to 10,000 years old. Lomatia tasmanica, commonly known as King’s holly, is a self-cloning shrub that may well be the oldest living organism on earth. It was discovered in 1937.

Fauna

Tasmania is the last refuge of several mammals that once roamed the Australian continent. It is the only place to see a Tasmanian devil or eastern quoll (native cat) in the wild and is the best place to see the spotted-tailed quoll (tiger cat), all carnivorous marsupials.

Fauna

The eastern bettong and the Tasmanian pademelon, both now extinct on the Australian continent, may also be observed.

Fauna

The Tasmanian tiger, or thylacine, was Australia’s largest surviving carnivorous marsupial and is a modern day mystery. The last documented thylacine died in captivity in 1936 and although the animal is considered extinct, unsubstantiated sightings persist.

History and Heritage

Aboriginal people have lived in Tasmania for about 35,000 years, since well before the last Ice Age. They were isolated from the Australian continent about 12,000 years ago, when the seas rose to flood low coastal plains and form Bass Strait.

History and Heritage

Descendants of the original people are part of modern Tasmania’s predominantly Anglo-Celtic population.

History and Heritage

Tasmania was originally named Van Dieman’s Land by the Dutch explorer Abel Janszoon Tasman in 1642. The island was settled by the British as a penal colony in 1803 and the original name was associated with the convict era. It was changed to Tasmania when convict transportation stopped in 1853.

Economy

A resourceful island culture has generated leading-edge niche industries, from production of high-speed catamaran ferries and marine equipment to lightning-protection technology.

Economy

Tasmanians produce winches and windlasses for some of the world’s biggest ocean-going pleasure craft; large-scale inflatable evacuation systems and provide specialist outfit-accommodation services to the marine industry.

Economy

The Wooden Boat Centre at Shipwrights Point has re-established the skills and traditions of another age and attracts students from around the world.

Economy

Tasmania is a world leader in natural turf systems for major sporting arenas and in areas of mining technology and environmental management. Its aquaculture industry has developed ground-breaking fish-feeding technology and new packaging.

Economy

Tasmanians sell communications equipment to many navies and their world-class fine timber designers and craftsmen take orders internationally for furniture made from distinctive local timber.

Economy

The state is a natural larder with clean air, unpolluted water and rich soils inviting the production of 100 varieties of specialty cheeses, as well as other dairy products, mouth-watering rock lobsters, oysters, scallops and abalone, Atlantic salmon, beef, premium beers, leatherwood honey, mineral waters, fine chocolates, fresh berry fruits, apples and crisp vegetables.

Economy

Tasmania is a producer of award-winning cool-climate wines, beers, ciders and whiskies. Other export products include essential oils such as lavender, pharmaceutical products and premium wool sought after in Europe and Asia. Hobart is a vital gateway to the Antarctic and a centre for Southern Ocean and polar research.

Economy

The industries in Tasmania which made the greatest contribution to the State’s gross product in 2010–11 in volume terms were: Manufacturing (9.4%), Health care and social assistance (8.2%), Financial and insurance services (7.2%), Ownership of dwellings and Agriculture, forestry and fishing (each 7.1%).

Getting to Tasmania

Travel is easy, whether by air from Sydney or Melbourne, or by sea, with daily sailings of the twin ferries Spirit of Tasmania 1 and 2 each way between Melbourne and Devonport throughout the year.

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