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| All is in readiness for the first Tasmanian Wine Festival staged at the state's Botanical Gardens in Hobart this weekend. 20 wineries each with around half a dozen products are setting up, as are gourmet food vendors and...
| The State Government's making no apologies for having the Bob Brown Foundation slapped with a Worksafe Tasmania prohibition notice. The Foundation, which has made headlines lately for its tree-sit blockades and equipment...
| An Australian-owned homewares company, which has 60 stores nationwide, is the latest retailer to collapse into voluntary administration. Ishka employs more than 450 people, including at its Rosny Park and Launceston stores,...
| West Coasters will welcome news of a trial bus service between the region's towns. Mayor Phil Vickers says a 12-month pilot will be up and running as of next week, thanks to a $100,000 State Government grant. The trial...
| At an unchanged 5.8% for January, Tasmania's trend unemployment rate remains the third highest in the nation in the monthly ABS report on unemployment. Only Queensland and South Australia have worse trend rates, the best...
| Two New Norfolk men are due in court on Thursday over an alleged aggravated burglary involving firearms. Police allege the pair aged 33 and 35 stole three guns from a Derwent Valley home on Tuesday. The weapons were registered...
| A report out today confirms the Launceston General Hospital has the worst emergency department bed block in Australia, with the Royal Hobart rated the nation's third-worst. Independent health policy analyst Martyn Goddard...
| A local insurer has been named Australia's best. In the Roy Morgan Customer Satisfaction Awards, the RACT Insurance took the General Insurer of The Year and that is now five times in a row. RACT Insurance chief executive...
| Police are hunting an armed robber who struck at a post office south of Launceston this morning. The man walked into the Post Office on High Street at Evandale just after 10 am and produced a weapon, forcing a staff member...
| A peak industry group is lashing Jetstar workers, as 250 baggage handlers and ground crew walked off the job around the country on Wednesday in their pay battle with the budget carrier. The Transport Workers Union is pushing...
| More details are surfacing from the fatal shooting of a man by police on Hobart's outskirts last night. 3 officers were responding to reports of a male threatening others with a knife and also a small fire at a rural property...
| Police are hunting a hoon motorcyclist who sped through a fatal crash scene in northwest Tasmania last week. Emergency services were responding to the tragedy, which claimed the life of a 54 year old Devonport man, on the...

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