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February 21, 2017

Tas road toll rises

Tasmania's road toll for the year rises to 2, following the death of a Queensland tourist near Fingal in the state's Northeast. The 36 year old man was on a motorbike that crashed with a truck on the Esk Highway. Although the rescue chopper took him to the Royal Hobart Hospital, he didn't make it… read more >
February 21, 2017

Glenorchy sacking advice

Peter Gutwein might have to exercise his local government minister muscles again on Glenorchy City Council after the leaking of a board of inquiry report. It's understood, the board's recommending aldermen, who are currently on a 6 month suspension, be sacked. The council's been gripped by internal… read more >
Feb 20, 2017

Pill test unworkable

The idea of pill testing at events where drug-taking's common has been shot down by the Tasmanian government. 22 people were hospitalised, some of them critically ill, after taking what they thought was ecstasy at Melbourne's Electric Parade dance festival on… read more >
Feb 20, 2017

Water war of words

Tasmania's councils are being slammed by the state government which is unimpressed at a lack of attention to water and sewerage. 21 towns have boil water alerts, 4 have do not consume advice, while sewer overflows are 7 times the national average. Local… read more >
Feb 17, 2017

Alleged fox sighting near Waratah

A caller has contacted Tasmanian Broadcasters to report a live fox sighting just outside of Waratah earlier today. Caller Shane says he saw the fox cross a road and pick up some road kill about 40 metres in front of him. Foxes are enormously damaging to the… read more >
Feb 17, 2017

STEM vision surges

In the same way as Launceston's UTAS campus redevelopment is expected to be transformative, Hobart's now much further down the same path after Infrastructure Australia today announced support for a new university precinct in the CBD. It's declared the… read more >
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Feb 17, 2017

Tassie part of Midnight Oil's 'Great Circle'

Tasmania is on the map for Midnight Oil's first tour in more than 15 years. The legendary Australian band, which called it a day when singer Peter Garrett entered politics, took to Sydney Harbour this morning to announce the 'Great Circle' world tour. The… read more >
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Feb 17, 2017

Walkers urged to stay in touch

Police are using the plight of a man, stranded in the Tasmanian wilderness for two days, to stress the need for bushwalkers to carry communications gear. The 62-year-old German had collapsed on the South Coast track near Cox Bight and was forced to waited for… read more >