Author: Ainsley Koch

A public relations firm boasting two former Liberal party senior advisers purchases two regional Tasmanian newspapers, installing as editor a controversial former adviser to the Premier. Read more: Media diversity concerns as PR firm takes control of Tasmanian regional papers Source: ABC News

A local council launches an internal investigation to find out why it was not consulted about a decision to cull 14 geese and two ducks at New Norfolk’s Tynwald Park. Read more: Outrage after geese poisoned by council contractors at New Norfolk park Source: ABC News

Tourism operators propose a $20 million system of glass gondolas that would travel above Cataract Gorge, but not everyone is happy about the plan. Read more: Cataract Gorge skyway plan unveiled, leaving some Launceston residents 'shocked' Source: ABC News

When cherry juice destined to become cider was discovered to be tainted by bushfire smoke, things looked grim, but the ashy brew may take on a new life in brandy. Read more: This cherry juice was too smoky to be cider, so it might be used in brandy instead Source: ABC News

A row erupts inside the walls of Hobart City Council over a motion to recognise climate change as a global emergency, with three members staging a walkout. Read more: 'An insult to the community': Hobart councillors resort to name calling over division on climate change Source: ABC News

Willow requires a paediatric wheelchair for multiple complex disabilities, but her mother worries she will not be able to afford a new chair for her child following eligibility changes in the transition to the NDIS. Read more: 10-year-old Willow may be left without access to a wheelchair under NDIS Source: ABC News

A spike in influenza notifications this Easter prompts nurses at the Royal Hobart Hospital to call for a separate flu clinic to open this winter to alleviate the pressure on the emergency department. Read more: Nurses call for flu clinic to open in Tasmania to take pressure off RHH Source: ABC News

A former registrar at the Royal Hobart Hospital is suspended for six weeks after calling for women to be raped. Read more: 'Some women deserve to be raped': Doctor suspended over professional misconduct Source: ABC News

Hobart is Australia’s second oldest city, and there are thousands of convicts, earlier settlers and Indigenous Tasmanians buried under the city’s schools, churches and private homes. Read more: If you walk around Hobart, you could be standing on someone's grave Source: ABC News

Last year’s controversial display of crosses is due to return to MONA’s Dark Mofo festival, but in a move welcomed by Christian leaders, organisers are considering reversing them so they do not appear in inverted form. Read more: Dark Mofo to bring back controversial cross display, but they may not be inverted Source: ABC News

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