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An extra 10 cents at the checkout a big plus for farmers

Supermarket giant Coles won't be scrapping its one-dollar-a-litre milk line, unlike its rival Woolworths. From today, Woolies is increasing its home brand milk by 10-cents a litre, promising the extra money will go to dairy farmers. Chair of the Tasmanian Farmers and...

Fire summit to hear of climate challenges

We're being warned earlier, longer bushfire seasons will become the "new normal" for Australia. The dangerous combination of hot weather and dry lightning is also expected to feature more heavily into the future; strikes were responsible for this year's fires which...

Bailey on the mend

Veteran cricketer George Bailey's scans on a shoulder dislocated in the Hobart Hurricanes Big Bash semi-final on Thursday have come back as well as they could have, according to coach Adam Griffith. He'll be re-evaluated in a fortnight, with a view...

Tasmania is cholesterol capital of the nation

There are alarming indications for Tasmania's heart health in new mapping released by the Heart Foundation. The organisation charted the incidence of heart disease and found Queensland is the nation’s heart disease hotspot with eight regions in the nation’s top 20...

Home defender charged

A man who shot an alleged home invader in southern Tasmania is facing a charge of wounding. Police sped to a house at Colebrook north of Hobart early yesterday after shots were exchanged between the resident and a group of four...

"New era" for Tassie freight

The largest investment in Australia's coastal shipping in a quarter of a century will be up and running next month. Prime Minister Scott Morrison was on hand for the official naming ceremony of Toll Group's Tasmanian Achiever II in Burnie yesterday. Toll's...

Labor wants to name-and-shame rip-off petrol retailers

Petroleum giants and petrol retails would be forced to openly publicise wholesale prices of fuel, under a plan released by Tasmania's Labor party.  Under the scheme, the wholesale price of fuel would be published in the public arena in an attempt...

Federal Government plans to grow state forestry industry

A Regional Forestry Hub for Tasmania's north has been announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison at Somerset today.  It's one of nine initial Regional Forestry Hub sites around the nation that the government hopes will provide a strategic vision for forest...

Maiden voyage of cruise ship offers a boatload of opportunity

Two-thousand cruise ship passengers have descended on southern Tasmania as one of the world's most famous ships docks in Hobart. The Queen Elizabeth is enjoying her maiden call to port, and will make a further seven in the next five weeks. Chairman...

Hemp's golden future

It is full steam ahead for hemp production in Tasmania, as more growers enter the industry now that law changes are in place regarding its use. This year there will be 1600 hectares of hemp grown in the state, with a...