Tasmania

Cyclists fight for walkway

Walkway supporters, Hobart Alderman Jeff Briscoe and Emma Pharo, of Bicycle Tasmania. Source: News Corp Australia BATTERY  Point walkway ­advocates say they are deeply disappointed with the planning tribunal’s rejection of the council project. The Resource Management and Planning Appeals Tribunal refused the Hobart City Council’s application to build stage …

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Clarence ponders council merger

Doug Chipman said the key focus for the budget was on maintaining quality services while minimising rate increases. Source: News Corp Australia CLARENCE City Council will write to Hobart and Sorell councils this week as it pursues merger options — a greater Hobart council or a greater South East council. …

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What is happening with our taxis?

REFUSED: Jen Nickols with her seeing eye dog Zelda. Picture: LUKE BOWDEN Source: News Limited TASMANIA’S taxi industry has been put on notice after another case of a vision-impaired passenger being refused carriage because of an assistance animal. Minister for Infrastructure Rene Hidding has personally intervened to order an urgent …

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Closer watch on cash

Lord Mayor Alderman Sue Hickey poinders the proposed Hobart City Council governance recommendations. Picture: KIM EISZELE Source: News Corp Australia HOBART City Council aldermen are closer to a new way of life with a governance committee ticking off on a number of new policies last night. The full council will …

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Dessert test proves too tough

Advice … MasterChef guest chef Kylie Millar stepped in to help contestant Kristina Short with her dessert. Picture: Supplied Source: Supplied BAKING and desserts were foreign territory for Kristina Short long before the Tasmanian signed up for MasterChef. But when it came to cooking for her survival on Channel 10s …

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Friends farewell shooting victim

The cover of the Order of Service for Olga Dizon Neubert. Source: News Corp Australia MORE than 100 mourners attended the “energetic, personal and emotional” farewell for shooting victim Olga Dizon Neubert held in Hobart today. Turnbull Family Funerals director Rebecca Lyons described the service as “amazing – very energetic, …

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Glenorchy votes for 4.3% rate rise

Glenorchy Mayor Kristie Johnston voted against the council’s 2015-16 budget. Source: News Limited HEATED debate at the Glenorchy City Council this afternoon has resulted in its 2015-16 budget passing with a rate increase of 4.3 per cent. Mayor Kristie Johnston, along with aldermen Jan Dunsby and Matt Stevenson, voted against …

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Kindness leaves Meg in the pink

Friend Alex Johnston, left, and Meg and Lisa Brown are overwhelmed by community support which has raised $50,000 to help Meg. Source: News Limited SCHOOLS, businesses, friends and strangers have rallied behind the family of Hobart schoolgirl Meg Brown, raising more than $50,000 to provide her with much-needed support. Meg, …

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Care needed on icy roads

On location filming a new campaign for Tourism Tasmania, a drone captures the whiteout in the Central Highlands. Footage courtesy: HYPE TV AS snow continues to fall in Tasmania’s higher regions, Tasmania Police has advised motorists to exercise caution on roads around the Central Highlands. Highland Lakes Rd is affected …

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Call for abalone pay review

HOBART abalone deckhand of 25 years Wayne Blacklow says he has been pushing for a fairer rate of pay for the industry’s divers and deckhands since 2007. “The public perception that we all earn hundreds of thousands of dollars and live like kings is far from the truth,” he said. …

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