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Tas battery plan

Tasmania's quest to become Australia's battery has had a meaningful leap forward today on the announcement of significant feasibility studies. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency and Hydro Tasmania have tipped in funding to explore 30 pumped...

TAS armed robbery at Launceston bank

A man allegedly armed with a knife has robbed an ANZ bank at Launceston's Mowbray this afternoon. Tasmania police allege the offender entered the bank on Invermay Road and demanded money from a teller and a...

Man charged over alleged headbutt on MP

A 38 year old North Hobart man has been charged with allegedly headbutting former Prime Minister Tony Abbot on Hobart's waterfront, yesterday afternoon. Mr Abbott says the man was a same sex marriage supporter and approached...

Embrace building high

Tasmania is being cautioned against being wishy washy when it comes to major accommodation projects that are striking resistance. Developer, the Fragrance Group, has two high rise hotel developments on the drawing board in Hobart and...

Fake $50 notes circulating Hobart

Hobart businesses are being warned of counterfeit $50 notes circulating. In most cases, only one fake note is being passed per transaction.  Tasmania police say the notes are distinctively fake with apparent Chinese characters on both sides. Officers...

$500 offered for puppy's return

The last remaining puppy from a litter removed from their mother aged just three weeks old has still not been returned.  Six pups were offered for sale at just three and a half weeks before they...

Not guilty pleas

The two people on charges over the gunshot murder of Hobart tattooist Dwayne Davies have pleaded not guilty. Bradley Scott Purkiss is accused of murdering the 47 year old in May, while Margaret Anne Otto was...

Tas tourism boom continues

Tasmania has seen a significant increase in tourism numbers in the latest Tasmanian Visitor Survey.    The figures show the state saw the highest increase in overnight stays, up 16 percent compared with the national average of...

Longford blow

40 meat workers will be paid redundancies, as Longford's JBS abattoir decides against reopening its lamb processing line for Spring. The workers had been in limbo since early in the year when the line closed with...

Road toll rises

A 67 year old man from Sulphur Creek's been identified by Tasmania Police as the motorbike rider killed when he crashed with a ute in West Ulverstone last night. It happened around 7pm at the corner of...