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Supermoon tonight

This evening is one to step outside and take in the supermoon, the brightest and largest it will look for the year. At just after 8pm the moon will rise and be at its closest in...

Big laughs coming in new festival

New ground will be broken when Tasmania kicks off a fully fledged international comedy festival next month. Spanning the week starting Monday March 18th, 'Laughs of Launnie' will feature a massive array of live acts including...

An extra 10 cents at the checkout a big plus for farmers

Supermarket giant Coles won't be scrapping its one-dollar-a-litre milk line, unlike its rival Woolworths. From today, Woolies is increasing its home brand milk by 10-cents a litre, promising the extra money will go to dairy farmers. Chair...

Fire summit to hear of climate challenges

We're being warned earlier, longer bushfire seasons will become the "new normal" for Australia. The dangerous combination of hot weather and dry lightning is also expected to feature more heavily into the future; strikes were responsible...

Bailey on the mend

Veteran cricketer George Bailey's scans on a shoulder dislocated in the Hobart Hurricanes Big Bash semi-final on Thursday have come back as well as they could have, according to coach Adam Griffith. He'll be re-evaluated in...

Tasmania is cholesterol capital of the nation

There are alarming indications for Tasmania's heart health in new mapping released by the Heart Foundation. The organisation charted the incidence of heart disease and found Queensland is the nation’s heart disease hotspot with eight regions...

Home defender charged

A man who shot an alleged home invader in southern Tasmania is facing a charge of wounding. Police sped to a house at Colebrook north of Hobart early yesterday after shots were exchanged between the resident...

"New era" for Tassie freight

The largest investment in Australia's coastal shipping in a quarter of a century will be up and running next month. Prime Minister Scott Morrison was on hand for the official naming ceremony of Toll Group's Tasmanian...

Labor wants to name-and-shame rip-off petrol retailers

Petroleum giants and petrol retails would be forced to openly publicise wholesale prices of fuel, under a plan released by Tasmania's Labor party.  Under the scheme, the wholesale price of fuel would be published in the...

Federal Government plans to grow state forestry industry

A Regional Forestry Hub for Tasmania's north has been announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison at Somerset today.  It's one of nine initial Regional Forestry Hub sites around the nation that the government hopes will provide...