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Tas big chill

Liawenee, the small Tasmanian town named from the Aboriginal word for frigid, lived up to its reputation overnight by dipping to -9.8 degrees. That is still slightly warmer than its record low of -12.1C recorded in...

Dark Mofo wraps up

Momentum continues to build for the Dark Mofo winter festival after its biggest box office take yet, rising by nearly $1 million to over $4 million for 2019. A 47 per cent rise in international ticket...

Hobart Airport buys ramps

Climbing stairs to board a plane at Hobart Airport may soon be a thing of the past, after the purchase of 5 new ramps. Hobart Airport CEO Matt Cocker says the new ramps will mean visitors...

Power prices increase

Tasmanians will see a 2 percent rise in their power prices, after a decision from the state economic regulator yesterday. Aurora Energy is assuring its customers, there will be no more changes in electricity prices for...

Folau crowdfunding goes gangbusters

Israel Folau was found to have committed a “high-level breach” by making homophobic social media posts. (Adam Davy/PA Wire) Over three thousand people have now donated money towards Israel Folau's legal fight, already giving him a tenth...

Nude Solstice Swim

2200 people are registered for tomorrow morning's Nude Winter Solstice Swim in Hobart. They get up at the crack of dawn and assemble on Sandy Bay's Long Beach without a stitch of clothing except for swimming...

Dairy's hefty output

New volume benchmarks are set to be hit by Tasmania's dairy industry.  Fresh data show the state's dairy industry pumped out 799 million litres of milk from July to April, meaning the full financial year is...

UTAS Launceston update

The University of Tasmania has updated its plans for its northern Tasmanian campus after appointing an architect. The so-called Northern Transformation keeps on growing, the project now worth $344 million, 84 million more than the original...

Herlihy pleads not guilty

Launceston's Keith Wayne Herlihy has been bailed after pleading not guilty to the aggravated armed robbery of an elderly man in South Launceston. 51 year old Herlihy has also pleaded not guilty to causing grievous bodily...

Launceston Skyway grand plan

Gondolas drifting high over Launceston's Cataract Gorge is a $20 million vision publicly released today. The Launceston Skyway will have 24 gondolas, each carrying up to eight people, travelling nearly 1.5 kilometres between towers on the route. Proponent...