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$500 offered for puppy's return

The last remaining puppy from a litter removed from their mother aged just three weeks old has still not been returned.  Six pups were offered for sale at just three and a half weeks before they were weaned or desexed. Rewards of...

Not guilty pleas

The two people on charges over the gunshot murder of Hobart tattooist Dwayne Davies have pleaded not guilty. Bradley Scott Purkiss is accused of murdering the 47 year old in May, while Margaret Anne Otto was allegedly an accessory after the...

Tas tourism boom continues

Tasmania has seen a significant increase in tourism numbers in the latest Tasmanian Visitor Survey.    The figures show the state saw the highest increase in overnight stays, up 16 percent compared with the national average of 5.   It's also leading in the...

Longford blow

40 meat workers will be paid redundancies, as Longford's JBS abattoir decides against reopening its lamb processing line for Spring. The workers had been in limbo since early in the year when the line closed with supply problems, which have not...

Road toll rises

A 67 year old man from Sulphur Creek's been identified by Tasmania Police as the motorbike rider killed when he crashed with a ute in West Ulverstone last night. It happened around 7pm at the corner of Penguin Road and Westland Drive...

Tas salvos tackling alcoholism

The Salvation Army is struggling to keep up with a spike in the number of Ice addicts seeking help from its drug rehab service. The number people seeking help in States like Sydney has jumped from 16 percent to 57 percent...

Airport security pledge

While there might not be a federal election until 2019, Bill Shorten was in Tasmania today vowing to reinstate federal police officers at Hobart airport, should he be elected. The AFP was pulled out of Hobart in 2014 as a cost...

Stunning Tas jobs growth

4% annual jobs growth in Tasmania's outpaced all other states and territories in new Australian Bureau of Statistics data. State Treasurer Peter Gutwein says it's been a long term trend sinece the Liberals came to power "Since the election of the Hodgman...

Tassal worker 'harshly' sacked for hangover sickie

A Tassal factory worker who was sacked for giving an honest excuse for taking a sick day has been awarded 8,000 dollars by the Fair Work Commission. Avril Chapman left a message on her boss's phone the day before she was...

Flu toll grows

21 elderly people have now died while battling influenza across Tasmania this season, around seven or eight are thought to have succumbed in the past week. 17 of the state's aged care facilities are currently wrestling with the virus. Director of Public...