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Second Bruny ferry deal

Relieving the pressure of Bruny Island's traffic bottleneck at the ferry terminals advances further today. Operator, SeaLink Travel Group, has announced another deal with local company Richardson Devine Marine to produce a second ferry. The ship builder...

Independent Meg Webb wins Nelson

A new face will appear in Tasmania's Upper House of Parliament after Independent Meg Webb bested Liberal Nic Street on preferences to claim the seat of Nelson. The anti-poker machine campaigner and community sector worker ended...

Southern Lights on the way

A treat's store for Aurora lovers, the Weather Bureau predicting dramatic Southern Lights displays for Tasmania's east coast, although partly cloudy conditions could hinder the spectacle. Early tomorrow morning is expected to provide the best activity,...

Shorten & ScoMo back in Tassie

A comparison diptych generated of Australian Opposition Leader Bill Shorten and Prime Minister Scott Morrison, May 6, 2019 (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas). Less than a week until polling day, both major leaders have returned to the island state, making last...

Landcare fund deadline

  The window for the first round of grants in Tasmania's Landcare Action Programme is closing at the end of the month, so the word is, get in quickly. $1.8 million across four years was allocated to...

Crucial firewood choices

It is the season when firewood is being brought into homes across Tasmania and the message is choose your supplier carefully. Every year there are stories of buyers being short-changed on the amount delivered and green...

No room for fire complacency: TFS

A shed and its contents went up in flames overnight after strong winds whipped up a small burnoff. Monday night proved a busy one for Tasman Peninsula fire crews as stiff winds whipped up an unattended...

Locals fall short at Cape Fear

After a slow start, the highly anticipated Cape Fear - the one-of-a-kind invitation-only big wave surfing competition - has wrapped up, with our local hopes just missing out in the final. A perfect 10 monster barrel...

Anger brews over parking meters

An end may be in sight for locals frustrated at Hobart City Council's parking meters. There's no warning or refund for people who mistakenly put money in the machines, even after their time limit has expired. It's...

Rats and mice growing onslaught

Tasmania's annual invasion of rats and mice into homes has all the ingredients, so far, to be on the more severe side than usual. A warmer Summer and Autumn and plenty of food creates an ideal...