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48 wind turbines need names

Tasmanian students have the opportunity to name their very own wind turbine at a wind farm in the state's Central Plateau. Aurora Energy is launching a state-wide competition to name the 48 wind turbines at Cattle Hill...

Ta-ta, Tah: new homeless shelter

Hobart's Waratah Hotel is being bought by the Hodgman Government for supported accommodation. The Murray Street building will be housing the vulnerable next year after refurbishment plans pass through council processes. Housing Minister Roger Jaensch says they're...

Rapist rowing coach gaoled

A former rowing coach now behind bars for rape was considered a family friend of the victim. The 60-year-old, whose identity can't be revealed, attacked a woman in her tent at a school regatta at Lake...

Meningococcal in Burnie

Meningococcal's surfaced in Tasmania again, this time in the North West. A 20-year-old Burnie man has the B strain, which is not covered by government funded vaccine programmes. He is receiving hospital treatment, while those who've been...

Chilly blast coming our way

Tasmania is in for an icy blast, with multiple weather systems carrying cold air from Antarctica approaching. Temperatures will drop over the rest of the week, as the system brings some high winds and rain. The Weather...

Smoking limit a no-go, for now

A controversial Bill to increase Tasmania's minimum smoking age to 21 is off the table, after the politician behind the measure withdrew it. Premier Will Hodgman had already indicated his government didn't support Windermere Independent Ivan...

Skyway visual claims

Opponents to the planned skyway development at Launceston's Cataract Gorge have released their impression of how they think it could look close up (above impression). The $20 million project would feature 24 glass gondolas travelling a...

Private hospital bid

As uncertainty continues about the future of Hobart Private Hospital, another operator is looking at entering the market, albeit on a smaller scale, up the road at New Town. National operator Nexus Hospitals is teaming up...

Body found in missing man search

. Police searching for a Hobart man who went missing two days ago have discovered a body on the banks of the Jordan River at Bridgewater. 33 year old Gatbel Gatwech, also known as Tot Tarir, of...

Whelan issues apology

Image: Liberal Candidate for Lyons Jessica Whelan at the Agfest agricultural show, Thursday, May 2, 2019. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas)   Former Liberal candidate for Lyons Jessica Whelan has issued an apology Labor leader Rebecca White. Ms Whelan resigned from...