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Gretna abattoir cleared of animal cruelty

A Derwent Valley abattoir has been cleared of animal cruelty allegations after a lengthy DPIPWE investigation. The allegations against Gretna Meatworks stemmed from an anonymously supplied video from activists. General Manager Lloyd Klumpp said that kind of footage was rarely admissible in...

Penguin killer sentenced to community service

A man who beat six little penguins to death, at Sulphur Creek in the state's north west, in 2016 has been sentenced to 49 hours community service. Joshua Jeffery was convicted of killing the penguins with friend who was charged under...

Tourism boss lashes Hobart mayor

The head of Tasmania's peak tourism body has lashed out at comments by Hobart Lord Mayor Ron Christie, suggesting tourism was a bad thing for Tasmania and Hobart in particular. Mayor Christie says he doesn't want to see the city destroyed...

Police seek Hobart gunmen

Tasmania Police are still investigating a shooting incident at a Hobart bar late on Saturday night. Two men were responsible for the targeted attack at Pablo's Cocktails & Dreams in Harrington lane in the Hobart CBD, which saw several shots fired...

Mofo spray

Numerous quarters are handing out a serve to Hobart's Lord Mayor for what other aldermen portray as presenting views that don't reflect the rest of the council. Recently Mayor Ron Christie caught flak over adopting indigenous word Nipaluna as a dual...

Scallops galore

Media reports implying scallops will be in short supply this year are being hosed down in Tasmania's North East. There have been some assumptions that the decision to close the Tasmanian fishery for the next two years would pose a threat...

Police graduates ready for deployment

Ninteen new police officers have just graduated from the Police Academy ready to join the force on the beat. The seven men and twelve women have just completed a rigorous 31 week training program. Eight of the new officers will be stationed...

Launceston in the mix for Qantas academy

A potential big boost for Launceston, after the city was shortlisted as a possible home for a new Qantas Pilot Academy. Launceston is one of nine Australian cities which could host the Academy. The city had been part of a combined...

Mona Foma, Festivale funding for next three years

As Hobart's Lord Mayor fends off criticism for suggesting Dark Mofo should move to Launceston, the Premier has announced funding to keep the summer festival, Mona Foma, in the northern city for another three years. Will Hodgman told Brian Carlton the...

New deal for Bellamy's and Fonterra

Bellamys and milk processor Fonterra have started a long term partnership in the supply of organic milk. The deal will see Tasmania's organic dairy farmers build a 20 million litre milk pool to be process at Fonterra's Spreyton plant.