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Proposed change for Mt Wellington cable car

The Treasurer has put the onus on the Mount Wellington Cableway Company to make a fresh application for preliminary works on a proposed new, shorter route to the summit. The company is thinking of abandoning the...

New King Island freight ship sets sail

The new freight ship servicing King Island has been officially launched at a naming ceremony on the port of Grassy today. The John Duigan replaces its smaller predecessor Investigator Two. The ship, run by Bass Island Line,...

Save our TSL round

TSL footy matches this weekend are to have an underlying theme of survival of the very league itself. The Save Our TSL round has been mounted by the clubs to push back at any hint of...

Hampshire chosen as site of mammoth Hermal timber mill

A hotly anticipated timber industry mill which will create hundreds of jobs in the state's north west will go ahead in Hampshire, south of Burnie.. Melbourne based Hermal Group made the announcement today which will see...

Mayor welcomes Macquarie Harbour joint venture

Salmon farming in Macquarie Harbour on the west coast will be given a shake up as farmers Petuna and Tassal enter a new joint venture. Each producer will continue to run it's own lease but a...

Balloon ban

Kingborough's Mayor is maintaining a ban on balloons at public events involving the Tasmanian Council is the right step for the sake of the environment. Along with the balloon ban, the council has decided to prohibit...

Karate kids (and adults)

Tasmania is punching above its weight, having five karate athletes in the Australian team at this weekend's Oceania Cup Championship in New Zealand. One of them is 41 year old Stuart Eaton who's contesting veteran categories. "We've...

Tas Police officer nabbed for drink driving

A Tasmanian police officer has been charged with allegedly drink driving near Burnie last night. The 23 year old western district officer recorded a blood alcohol reading of 0.060 after a minor single vehicle crash at the Bass...

Tas insurance companies warning of scammers

Tasmanian flood claims have surged past the $25 million mark. Almost four thousand Insurance applications have been lodged. With companies warning of potential scammers preying on flood victims. The Hobart rivulet underneath the CBD has escaped serious structural...

PM reassures Tasmania on GST

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has assured Tasmania it's share of the GST carve up wont be affected if there is a shake up. A Productivity commission report looked into the way GST is distributed around the...