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Tas Export Awards

Tasmanian businesses have been celebrated at the Export Awards in Launceston. At the awards, now in their 26th year, Premier Hodgman presented Essential Oils of Tasmania the top honour of Exporter of the Year, which also took the Agribusiness, Food and...

Council changes Aus Day events

A council in Tasmania's north has voted to scrap official Australia Day celebrations and move citizenship ceremonies to another date. Launceston City Council unanimously voted for the changes out of respect for the country's indigenous people. Mayor Albert van Zetten maintains it's...

Students rally for climate action

What’s already being dubbed possibly the largest protest in Tasmanian history has taken place this afternoon. School students marched through Hobart’s CBD in full voice, calling for more action on global warming. Organisers estimate a total of over 22 thousand people gathered for...

CBD fatality

A report will be prepared for the coroner following a fatal pedestrian crash in Hobart's CBD on Thursday night. A 39-year-old woman from the UK died after being hit by a car at the intersection of Collins and Argyle Streets around...

Tas Powerball frenzy

By the time tonight's Powerball lottery draw gets underway, nearly half of Australia's adult population will have bought an entry. A 12 game entry costing $14.50 gives you roughly a one in 11 million chance of winning the $150 million dollar...

Truck carrying turbine blade rolls

Cranes will be needed to haul up a massive wind turbine attached to a truck that rolled on the Highland Lakes Road early this morning at Apsley. The turbine was to be part of the Cattle Hill Wind Farm and combined...

Controversial family law system review

Domestic violence support groups are questioning the merits of the controversial Morrison Government's review of Australia's family law system. It will go ahead after crossbenchers including Jacqui Lambie voted in favour. Domestic violence campaigners such as Rosie Batty have hit out at...

Fire permits brought forward

Tasmanian fire authorities are bringing forward fire permit periods for the state's parched east coast, in the wake of dire predictions for the upcoming bushfire season. Permits will be needed to light fires in the Break O'Day, Glamorgan Spring Bay and...

Dryer warning after fire

The Tasmania Fire Service is issuing a reminder about the proper use of dryers after investigators determined the fire that damaged a cafe in Lenah Valley overnight was caused by hot towels catching fire after being left in a dryer...

Blitz buzz builds

As Tasmania moves towards its own NBL team, the state's fans are 'amped' at what is promised for the next few days. A chance to meet basketball's leading lights is on offer as teams gather in Tasmania for the NBL Blitz,...