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Embattled councillor no-show

Kingborough's Mayor says he's disappointed a councillor who was due to apologise for bad behaviour at Monday night's meeting didn't show up. Councillor Paula Wriedt's code of conduct complaint against David Grace for threatening to "put...

Cradle Ghost Authority: Burnie bails

Burnie City Council is withdrawing from the Cradle Coast Authority, as it grapples to get on top of financial woes. In announcing the decision, Mayor Steve Kons said remaining in the group of nine north-west councils...

April climate summary

The Bureau of Meteorology has crunched the numbers on Tasmania's weather experienced in April. It found conditions drier and warmer top temps than average in the north east, minimum temperatures higher than typical in the south...

Armed hold-up at Lighthouse Hotel

Police are investigating an aggravated armed robbery at Ulverstone's Lighthouse Hotel on Sunday night. It's a understood a male wearing dark clothing approached the pub's gaming lounge bar at about 9:20pm, holding the barrel of a...

Happy ending for missing walkers

Two bushwalkers who went missing on the Forestier Peninsula east of Hobart are safe and well. The Westpac helicopter was sent to the Fazackerly Range near Murdunna, after the men aged in their 60s got lost...

Teen accused of murder

The death of a man in the Royal Hobart Hospital on Saturday following an alleged assault at Sorell has seen a 19-year-old local man charged with murder. The teenager was detained after a 51-year-old man suffered...

Gutwein claims victory

Tasmania's Liberal leader has claimed victory in the state election, although yet to officially secure a parliamentary majority. The party is on track to win at least 12 of the 13 seats needed to govern in...

Over halfway through vote count

  With just over 57% of the total votes counted, some electorates have been won, while others are heavily contested.   In Bass, Peter Gutwein was re-elected in a landslide, with Sarah Courtney and Michael Ferguson also holding...

Liberals still seeking majority government

Image: ABC election analyst Antony Green outlining early numbers in the Tasmanian Election Tally Room in Hobart, Saturday, May 1   Mr Rockliff is leading the count in Braddon where 42 per cent have been counted on...

Labor falls short of majority government

The Liberals need just one more seat to claim a 13-seat majority, and it is clear in the early stages that Labor will not reach majority. Leading Bass is Peter Gutwein in a landslide, with 50.7%...