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From January 1, our series "Tasmania 2022" will examine some of the long-running debates so important to our social and economic wellbeing and offer solutions to some of our most vexing problems. The mercury's team of reporters has asked the experts in a range of fields for fresh visions of the course ...
Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark enjoying the sun and surf at Spring Beach, Orford, Tasmania, Australia. Picture: LUKE BOWDEN. Also joining the group was Mary's sister Patricia Bailey, friend Amber Petty, other family and friends as well as several security guards. The Danish royals arrived in Hobart on ...

Six guns, ornamental swords and an archery bow have been stolen from a Tasmanian home. police say thieves broke into the New Norfolk home sometime between Saturday and Tuesday. They are appealing for help from anyone with information about the stolen weapons, which were legally owned and ...
A GIANT horse pinata has taken prime position on the Taste of Tasmania lawns, ready to inject colour and energy into tomorrow's grand opening. ... The Taste sign at the entrance and the table decorations are an aromatic display of edible herbs which can be tasted, while the sound of Tasmanian nature ...
Inattention and fatigue are two of the "fatal five" driving behaviours that have been on display on Tasmanian roads this week, say police involved in Operation Crossroads. A woman crashed her car while adjusting the music on her radio when she was doing about 110km/h on the Midland Highway ...
The small Tasmanian town of Derby is in the midst of a boom brought on by the arrival of mountain bikers, who've been hitting trails voted by enthusiasts as some of the best in the world. But can the town balance bikes, tourism, forestry and the environment without getting the wobbles? Or will it all come ...

Tasmania Fire Service crews attend a blaze burning in Montagu Bay. Picture: GARRY BESTER. "There were some LPG cylinders inside the building, and at least one of those has exploded," Mr Netherton said. "At the height of the fire I think we have four career crews and two volunteer crews here, ...
Mithina is the child's name, and she is an Indigenous Australian from Flinders Island off the coast of Tasmania. The painter is evidently a strange figure to her. He is Thomas Bock (c1793-1855), and quite possibly unfamiliar to us as well. For Bock was a convict artist. He started out with a considerable ...
"But one of the great things about visiting Tasmania, or even just being a Tasmanian, is there are so many wonderful beaches. "It's great to get that experience of looking down on to Wineglass Bay and that beautiful white sand from the lookout at Freycinet National Park, but you can also then travel 30 ...
Whether it's the offender or the police officers it's not a good thing to happen." The incident comes after repeated police union warnings over police evasion incidents, often by young repeat offenders, which the State government has labelled an "epidemic". police association of Tasmania president Pat Allen ...
Tasmania's heavy rain has so far failed to fall on the east coast where it is most needed. Parts of the east coast have experienced their driest period on record between June and October. The Bureau of meteorology (BOM) says the highest rainfall recorded since 9:00am AEDT yesterday was in the southeast ...
Tasmanian farmers and Graziers Association president Wayne Johnston said there were areas around the state which urgently needed heavy rainfall, including the East Coast, Bothwell, Kempton, the Coal River Valley and Tasman Peninsula. "There has been destocking happening for a couple of months ...
"We will fight tooth and nail in every forum available to us to ensure Tasmania's interests are protected." GST contributes 40 per cent to Tasmania's budget revenue. Proposed changes would cost the state the equivalent of its police force or roughly 40 per cent of its nursing service, Gutwein said.
Staff concerns were being ignored said Emily Shepherd from the Tasmanian Branch of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation. "It certainly seems like the THS executive are keen to implement the unit regardless of the significant feedback from a variety of members across the health sector that ...
The first exercise this morning involved four Hornets flying low down Tasmania's East Coast, from Tasman Island tracking west to the south tip of Bruny Island, and then north to the island's western tip. The aircraft also flew over Channel Primary school in Margate before roaring over Hobart and through to ...
The Tasmanian government has banned gillnets in some areas, but not enough to stop penguins from becoming trapped elsewhere. But Eric Woehler from BirdLife Tasmania said too many of them die in large fishing nets that are strung across the water. "Most penguins are shallow-diving birds," Dr ...
"We know that the biggest cause of homelessness in Tasmania is the lack of safe and affordable housing," he said. "We are seeing growing numbers of families with children seeking help from homelessness services, with one in five clients now being children under nine years of age." Tasmanian Greens ...

The Tasmanian Planning Commission is reviewing State government regulations around visitor accommodation, which came into effect in July.
A Tasmanian Liberals social media post which claims Labor ... "I don't want a government in Tasmania that can't control sections of their party.
"Preliminary findings from this work by Hydro Tasmania indicate a ... government was already investing in Tasmanian projects such as a ...
Tasmania is partnering with the Australian Renewable Energy Agency ... north-west, as it will open the market further for Tasmanian energy.
Mixed fortunes for Tasmanian farmers as state feels the heat ... Agricultural contractors of Tasmania chairman Peter Campbell said the ...
Rather than ship the 500 litres of wine and spit back to Tasmania, Mr Bignell found the closest distillery to the event and used their stills to turn ...
The head of Tasmania's public service Greg Johannes has resigned, but has told staff he is going "at a time of my own choosing".
AFL draft: Hugh Dixon ready to break Tasmanian drought ... AFL Tasmania state talent manager Jy Bond has been fielding calls from AFL clubs ...
Speaking to reporters in Kingston this morning, Tasmania police Inspector David Wiss said police and ambulance crews were called the scene ...
A TasmaniaN senator will canvas migrant workers and international students in a ... "In Tasmania, 64 per cent of survey participants identified ...
FIRE crews are attempting to prevent a bushfire near Blackmans Bay from spreading towards the neighbouring suburb of Huntingfield.
The Bandidos, who are expanding their presence in the state with more chapters, start arriving here today on the Spirit of Tasmania and other ...
Hundreds of Bandito gang members will arrive in Tasmania this weekend as part of a national run. Many are expected to arrive in Devonport on ...
The Tasmania Fire Service said the blaze, on Birralee Rd, had fully engulfed the poppy storage shed, with crews still trying to extinguish the ...
Tasmania'S newest Supreme Court judge is Hobart lawyer Gregory Geason -- who was best man at Premier Will Hodgman's wedding.
Hemp has been legal for less than a week, but the Tasmanian industry is already growing significantly in anticipation of an increased demand.
'Living Fossils' of Earth's Oldest Life-Forms Found in Tasmania ... The wetland site, which lies in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage ...
The acclaimed Tasmanian creative was recognised for his work ... by the Governor of Tasmania, Kate Warner, at government House in Hobart.
The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts Monday announced it will debut the brand's first hotel in Tasmania in late 2018, following a full-scale ...
Trash talking in Tasmania is usually around sport or GST distribution, but there are calls this week to make the state the waste research centre ...
There's been a spike in leopard seal sightings in Tasmania, with one juvenile female turning up to Seven Mile Beach on Hobart's eastern shore ...
More than 100 Tasmanian dairy factory workers have agreed to ... "In Tasmania we have been working on a new agreement that, while it is ...
A four-day walk immersing visitors in Aboriginal culture is set to be launched in Tasmania's north-east. The wukalina walk covering more than ...
Travel agent Tasmanian Odyssey (Tasmanianodyssey.com) organises ... Tasmania's Gordon River is a haunting ribbon of dark water snaking ...
Matthew Wade's Magellan Ashes prospects took another hit while Tasmania suffered a post-tea collapse of 8-30 to put Queensland in the box ...
Labor's Jo Siejka has won the Pembroke by-election, leaving the Hodgman Liberal government with just one seat in the Tasmanian Upper ...
Tasmanian farmers have jumped on the ever-growing demand for timber, ... Mr Freeman is one of a handful of farmers in Tasmania who have ...
Tasmania's politicians have been warned not to "take voters for fools" as campaigning ramps up ahead of next year's state election. While it is ...
The Tasmania Fire Service reported at midday that significant progress had been made on the blaze which had been burning in difficult terrain ...
A MARINE heatwave will not occur in waters off Tasmania's East Coast ... fails to cool quick enough before reaching colder Tasmanian areas.
Tasmania wicketkeeper Matthew Wade is slated to come in at No.5 .... Think Again Western Warriors and Tasmanian Tigers' season-opener, ...
Six emergency mining rescue teams have worked more than a kilometre underground on Tasmania's west coast over the weekend. Mt Lyell ...
A YOUNG Tasmanian ice-skater is preparing to represent Australia on the global stage, but ... I want to put Tasmania on the map for ice-skating.


 

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