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Labor cabinet team take two

(AAP Image/Ethan James)  A shuffling of the decks again for Tasmania's Labor party as returned leader Rebecca White puts her stamp on shadow ministerial responsibilities. One time leader aspirant Shane Broad has been granted the important role...

Plastic abundant in Coastal beach litter

Rethink Waste Tasmania has revealed data on litter collected at five beaches across the North-West Coast in May.Not surprisingly, plastics made up more than half the rubbish collected at 59 per cent, more than trebling...

Coastal charities and community groups benefit from funding

A number of charities and grass roots community organisations on the North-West Coast have received funding through the State Government's Community Support For Charitable Organisations latest grants round.The programme concentrates on social support, connectedness and...

Council's "Chat-Bot" Rose getting noticed

The Devonport City Council's new on-line artificial intelligence application that can imitate a real time discussion, known as a chat-bot, is attracting interest around the country.The council is one of the first in Australia to...

Emus finish 10th at world cup

Australia's under 19 basketball team, the Emus, has failed to make the finals of the FIBA Under 19 World Cup in Latvia.The team, which includes North-West Thunder's Taran Armstrong and former Thunder player Reyne Smith,...

$1.5 million upgrade for Spreyton Racecourse

The Devonport Racecourse at Spreyton is set to receive $1.5 million in State Government funding to upgrade amenities and jockey facilities as part of $3 million infrastructure racing industry package announced by the State Government.As...

Brunswick probe ramps up, neighbours prepare to reopen

Business operators on Hobart's Liverpool Street are coming to terms with the impact of yesterday morning's Brunswick Hotel fire. Part of the road remains a "crime scene" as the investigation into what sparked the blaze ramps...

Motorists reminded to drive to the conditions

Police are urging motorists to slow down and drive to the winter conditions following reports of black ice on the roads.  “With winter now here bringing adverse road conditions such as ice, rain and snow, it’s...

Canberra weighs in on Tarkine dam

The Federal Environment Department is demanding a full assessment on a proposed mine tailings dam near Rosebery, declaring it a controlled action and effectively halting it for now. Minister Sussan Ley toured the Tarkine site earlier...

Moving tribute for Caitlyn

Players from Penguin and Devonport women's football teams have paid a moving tribute to Devonport player Caitlyn Loane, who died suddenly, aged 19.Players from both teams observed a minute's silence at the start of their...