Tasmania

Brighton ratepayers no fans of merger

Brighton Mayor Tony Foster. Source: News Limited COUNCILS in Tasmania’s south appear to have polar attitudes towards voluntary amalgamation. While Clarence City Council has agreed to write to Hobart and Sorell councils with an eye to becoming part of a greater Hobart or greater Southeast municipality, Brighton ratepayers say they …

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Tasmania

Short retains passion for cooking

Kylie Millar steps in to give some advice to Kristina Short during Monday night’s elimination cook off. Picture: Channel 10 Source: Supplied TASMANIAN MasterChef contestant Kristina Short hopes to use her experience on the TDT reality show as a platform for a career within the cooking industry. The 28-year-old former …

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Tasmania

Narcissus offers warmer welcome

Narcissus Hut at the northern end of Lake St Clair has a new lease of life following renovations by the Parks and Wildlife Service. Picture: SUPPLIED Source: News Corp Australia Tables and bench seating in the upgraded Narcissus Hut. Picture: SUPPLIED Source: News Corp Australia WINTER hikers can wait in …

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Woman denies animal cruelty counts

A 41-YEAR-OLD Coal River Valley woman has pleaded not guilty to multiple counts of animal cruelty. Horse owner Jocelyn Gaye Larkins, of Campania, appeared in the Hobart Magistrates Court to face charges including using an animal management method likely to cause unreasonable pain or suffering, failing to comply with an …

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Tasmania

Alert over tax phone scam

TASMANIA Police is warning of a phone scam in which Tasmanians are told they owe money to the Australian Taxation Office. In a post on its Facebook page, Tasmania Police said it had received calls from people around the state today who had been targeted. The scam has targeted people …

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Tasmania

Groom outed for disorderly conduct

State Growth Minister Matthew Groom was ejected from State Parliament this morning. Source: News Corp Australia STATE Growth Minister Matthew Groom has become the second Liberal minister to be ejected from State Parliament. Speaker Elise Archer said Mr Groom had been disorderly during Greens MP Nick McKim’s explanation of his …

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Tasmania

No cause for argument

Thinkers in their groups on day one of the Hothouse. Picture: NIKKI DAVIS-JONES Source: News Corp Australia CONVERSATIONS around education can end in heated arguments and disagreement, but that is not the case at the Hothouse. At the first Hothouse session on Monday, experts huddled in their bamboo pods to …

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Tasmania

Celebrating land rights legacy

Gail Mabo will talk about the story behind the name Mabo, which has come to signify a watershed moment in Australia’s history. Source: Supplied THE daughter of land rights activist Eddie Mabo is speaking in Hobart today as part of a series of events to mark National Reconciliation Week. It …

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Tasmania

Smoother ride for footy fans

Hundreds of supporters queue for a ride in the bus mall before last month’s North Melbourne-Richmond game. Picture: SAM ROSEWARNE Source: News Corp Australia ALL lanes and buses will lead to Blundstone Arena for the AFL game between North Melbourne and West Coast Eagles on Sunday. Following “the perfect storm” …

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Tasmania

Police criticised over ammo controls

Police record keeping on seized ammunition has been called into question. Source: News Corp Australia THE  Auditor-General is concerned police are failing to keep proper records of seized ammunition, so there is no way of knowing if it ends up in the wrong hands. Auditor-General Mike Blake has found that …

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