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Managing Director of TAP Agrico David Skipper says the deal to send canola to South Korea is for 700 tonnes. The contract comes as many Tasmanian grain growers report their best start to autumn in many years. David Skipper spoke to Laurissa Smith about the grain industry in the state, including ...
Bernard Atkins, who owns Atkins Livestock Services at Stanley in the far North-West, says live exports of Tasmanian cattle were to a different market and in different conditions from those of live sheep. Australia's live exports industry is under pressure after news thousands of sheep died on board a ... shipments

Tony Peirce has spent every one of his 65 years living at the family's Wesley Vale farm with paddocks and the ocean for a backyard. Soon that landscape will be covered with about 40,000 solar panels as the neighbouring property becomes Tasmania's largest solar farm. Australian company Epuron ...
Throughout Tasmania, people in the largest cities and smallest towns will pause on April 25 to observe the 103rd anniversary of the landing of Australian and New Zealand troops at Gallipoli in 1915. Many people will proudly wear the medals of family members on Anzac Day and the Returned and ...
While the majority of chillies need a warm or hot climate to grow well, a Tasmanian grower has been able to produce some of the world's hottest at his Launceston home. Regan Parkinson is self confessed chilli-mad and the 2017/18 Tasmanian summer has given him the perfect conditions to grow one ...
A stoush is brewing between two regional Tasmanian airports with competing bids to be the base of a proposed Qantas pilot training college. Qantas announced earlier this year it would establish a $20 million pilot academy that could train up to 500 pilots a year to help meet the demand for skilled aviators.

The Tasmanian Government paid an interstate fumigation contractor $250,000 for less than two weeks' work after fruit fly was detected in the north-west of the state, the ABC has learnt. Global Fumigation Services Pty Ltd was contracted by the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water ...
That trend reversed recent weakness in full-time job creation and a dominance of part-time jobs in Tasmanian employment growth. ... Shadow Treasurer Scott Bacon said Mr Gutwein "two days ago was talking about Tasmania's booming economy, but that is not reflected in the figures today from the ABS".
A man missing in remote bush on Tasmania's west coast has been found safe and well by search and rescue crews. The 59-year-old from Smithton was reported missing about 6:00pm on Wednesday. Police said he was located about 7:45am seven kilometres from the small settlement of Corrina. He ...
... on Tasmania's far-north-west coast. The latest research from the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) confirms the total quantity of unfished rock lobster in the area is now similar to historic lows on the state's east coast. The head of the Tasmanian Association for Recreational Fishing ... fishermen
Tasmania's deer-management policy is focused around preserving the population for hunting purposes. However, the population is growing and spreading into national parks and World Heritage areas. Deer also have a major impact on farming operations in many areas. “The numbers of deer are ... fishermen
A government spokesman said he could not verify Lisa's claims about the expected wait time for a Housing Tasmania property. “However the Government is providing additional incentives for rental accommodation, and there are over 100 new affordable homes and crisis beds coming online before June,” ... fishermen
Tasmania's Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has flagged a dramatic reduction of allowable salmon stocks in Macquarie Harbour to levels not seen for five years. One third of the harbour on Tasmania's west coast is inside the World Heritage Area and has seen a series of mass fish deaths and stock ... fishermen
Tasmania road toll: Motorcyclist killed in single-vehicle crash on North-West Coast ... About 3.30pm, Tasmania Police and emergency services responded to the motorcycle crash on Grant St, Smithton. ... Over the past five years, 34 riders have been killed on Tasmanian roads, with 383 seriously injured. fishermen
The trials are being run at the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture's Forthside facility and they are led by research fellow Mark Boersma. Because hemp is a relatively new crop for Tasmania, Mr Boersma said there was a lot to learn about growing it. “The Canadians have done a lot of research work but that's ... fishermen
About seven times as many women as men have gained jobs in Tasmania since the Hodgman Government was elected. ... Consequently, employed females rapidly caught up on employed males, with just 6400 more employed Tasmanian males than females in February (126,400 to 120,000). The period ... fishermen
THIS week's celebration of the 20th birthdays of our Spirit of Tasmania ferries is a reminder of how important they are to the state and particularly to this ... to believe the duo have been operating across Bass Strait since 2002, but it is no exaggeration to say they revolutionised travel to and from Tasmania. fishermen

Everard is no stranger to Shipstern Bluff — a surfer's paradise off the southeast coast of Tasmania renowned for its intimidating waves. On this occasion, he was aboard a boat last week with Enever and fellow surfers Marti Paradisis, Russell Bierke and Brett Bircher. “In the morning, it was really rough,” ... fishermen
Basslink hotly contests the Tasmanian report findings. “Basslink stands by the independent investigation that was undertaken by … one of the world's leading submarine power cable experts, who described the exact cause of the subsea cable fault as 'cause unknown',” the company said last year. fishermen
An out-of-control space station will likely crash to Earth within weeks, with Tasmania and New Zealand inside the possible strike zones. China's Tiangong-1 is likely to crash in early April, give or take a week, according to the latest estimate by US-funded Aerospace Corporation, published on March 8. fishermen
This meant that Tasmania's 1200 shooters reported an average of about 50 ducks each. Birdlife convener Dr Eric Woehler said the decreases were “catastrophic”. “Shooting species whose populations have decreased between 62 per cent and 97 per cent cannot be described as sustainable, no matter how ... fishermen
North-West Tasmanian photographer Graham King sharing Tasmania's icons on Instagram ... King's photography is full of the wild western coast of Tasmania, with golden shots of Stanley and Cradle Mountain frequently appearing on his Instagram feed. “In the beginning when I was first getting into ... fishermen
Expedition co-ordinator and environmental scientist Matt Dell said “a toxic wave of plastic is trashing our oceans” with much of the debris originating well outside Tasmania. “Marine debris travels across the seas and washes ashore on some of the planet's most isolated and spectacular beaches in western ... fishermen
After a delightful afternoon trekking along the far north-eastern coast of Tasmania in the Mt William National Park, I've jumped on the cold-water therapy ... As well as being knowledgeable about the ecology of coastal wattle, local history and identifying Tasmanian devil poop, our guides are whizzes in the kitchen. They whip ... fishermen
APPETITE FOR TASMANIA: China, including Hong Kong, is Tasmania's biggest market for overseas merchandise exports and overseas visitors, and both markets are growing strongly. Mainland China paid $1.026 billion for Tasmanian export goods in the year to the end of January. That was an increase of ... fishermen
The contrast today couldn't be any greater, with the Government having the visitor economy firmly at the core of its economic agenda through T21 — The Tasmanian Visitor Economy Strategy — and the Premier providing whole-of-government oversight as Minister for Tourism. The challenge now for the ... fishermen
Tasmanian Hospitality Association general manager Steve Old said the money was not a kickback for helping the Liberals get elected. "We have shown on the record that we do amazing stuff for hospitality industry for Tasmania and it is the best bang for buck for government." Mr Old said Labor had offered ... fishermen
Teachers will develop units of work and resources in partnership with the University of Tasmania's School of Engineering, which will provide professional learning to upskill staff in the use of wearable technologies and e-textiles. This project will address multiple areas of the Digital Technologies Curriculum ... fishermen
Tasmanian women on low incomes are suffering financially and emotionally by having to travel interstate for abortions, a leading women's advocate says. The CEO of the Women's Legal Service Tasmania, Susan Fahey, said it was costing women between $1500 and $2000 to travel to Melbourne for an ... fishermen
There are calls for an independent review into the use of social media among Tasmanian ministerial staff, with Labor raising questions about a Facebook account that targeted poker machine opponents — which vanished soon after the election. The account, under the name Brent Smith, began ... fishermen
Experts say the Government was warned that Hobart was on the verge of a planning crisis. Images of families and couples living in tents and caravans at the Hobart showgrounds have shocked the Government into action. The Premier has convened what he called an urgent housing summit. fishermen
The Tasmanian Government is being urged to ensure any vacant public housing properties are made available to families in crisis. ... The Property Council wants the Government to conduct an urgent audit of Housing Tasmania properties to ensure empty houses are being used to accommodate families in ... fishermen
The former barrister and solicitor in 1999, has made an enormous impact since being named CEO of the Women's Legal Service Tasmania, improving services and support for Tasmanian women and their families and winning national recognition in the process. Ms Fahey moved from private practice family ... fishermen
New Tasmanian resident Morgan Pulcipher outside her home Photo: Morgan Pulcipher has just moved from Sydney with her husband. (ABC News: Linda Hunt) · Related Story: Joke's over — Tasmania is on the way back. Mainlanders moving to Tasmania for peace and quiet are finding a capital city on the ... fishermen
The Tasmanian Fire Service said there would be no threat to communities from the burn at Conara. Smoke from the fire may ... EARLIER: BOTH the Tasmania Fire Service and the Parks and Wildlife are undertaking several controlled burn-offs across the state over the coming days. Planned burn-offs from ... fishermen
Much of the Tasmanian election debate was dominated by Labor's pledge to remove gaming machines from pubs and clubs. Labor and the Greens have both accused the Liberals of buying seats in parliament, citing the widespread belief the government's campaign was heavily bankrolled by the gaming ... fishermen
ABC News said that the discovery has been “downplayed by Tasmanian authorities” after Biosecurity Tasmania's general manager Lloyd Klumpp claimed the fly could have been blown to that area by the wind. In a media release from Biosecurity Tasmania, Klumpp said that, “the information at this stage ... fishermen
“We believe that it is a fundamental right for Tasmanians to be able to go about their lawful work without the threat of protesters intentionally shutting down and harming Tasmanian businesses,” he said. “Unfortunately, we have already seen that following the High Court disallowing some aspects of our laws ... fishermen
Teachers are particularly concerned about one southern Tasmanian primary school that has started the new school year with eight classes of 30 or more students. AEU Tasmania president Helen Richardson said larger classes could be harming some young Tasmanians' education. “The survey results ... fishermen
Sites at Nubeena, Queenstown, Scottsdale, Smithton and St Helens will also be open from March 1 to 2, with a number of interstate pre-polling locations also on offer for Tasmanians interstate. For all pre-polling centre locations see the Electoral Commission website. Postal votes for people in Tasmania, ... fishermen
Scooters take Tasmania by storm. Posted February 18, 2018 18:12:56. The Tasmanian State Scooter Titles attracted a full field. Rhiannon Shine. Source: ABC News | Duration: 1min 2sec. Topics: community-and-society, tas ... fishermen
If you think scooters are nothing more than a fad for children — you're wrong. Far from dead, the Australasian Scooter Association (ASA) claims scooter riding is the fastest-growing action sport in Australia. Its popularity has now spread to the country's island state, with the inaugural ASA Tasmanian State ... fishermen
Last week Biosecurity Tasmania was conducting tests on a suspected male fruit fly found at George Town in Tasmania's north — well east of the edge of the control zone. Now the DPIPWE has been forced to suspend its fumigation activities, after four staff fell ill. In a statement, a DPIPWE spokeswoman said ... fishermen
The Tasmanian Labor Party will scrap public school fees for students if it wins next month's state election. Labor leader Rebecca White used her address at the party's official campaign launch in Launceston to reveal the party's latest policy. "Public education is a right, and financial barriers should not stop ... fishermen
Tasmania have thrashed an inexperienced Western Australia by an innings and 87 runs in their Sheffield Shield match at Bellerive Oval. Tigers skipper George Bailey lauding his young pace battery after they wrapped up victory before lunch on day three. The Warriors were dismissed for 277 after they ... fishermen
View Tasmania chief executive Adrian Kelly said Tasmania had been discovered. “Purchasers are willing to pay for position and quality, hence the jump in $1 million-plus sales,” Mr Kelly said. “I suspect quite a few of these people have been taking advantage of the current market conditions and therefore ... fishermen
“There is no doubt that Tasmania's education system has changed for the better but there is more work to be done, which is why we have a target to increase the retention rate of Year 10-12 students to at or above the national average by 2022, and to have 75 per cent of students complete their TCE by 2022 ... fishermen
The Tasmanian SSA 15 and Under National Championship team fell out of second place in Pool A with a 104-run loss to NSW Green in Queensland on Thursday. Battling defeat: North-West Coast's Lucas Badcock and Julius Kerwin featured in Tasmania's 104-run loss on Thursday. Picture: Paul Scambler. fishermen
Opposition parties are questioning whether Tasmania's Deputy Premier has a conflict of interest as a minister responsible for the state's irrigation scheme and as one of its major customers. Deputy Premier and Primary Industries Minister Jeremy Rockliff is the director of a family company that buys water ... fishermen
Research co-author Dr Rodrigo Hamede, from the University of Tasmania's School of Natural Sciences, said the research was promising. “While hosts and infectious diseases are 'enemies' with opposite interests they must learn to live with each other,” he said. “All the evidence suggests that devils have ... fishermen


 

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