Author: Manika Dadson

As drought takes its toll on the rest of the nation — including much of eastern Tasmania — these farmers just cannot keep water off their land. Read more: As others pray for rain, these farmers want the water to go away Source: ABC News

Terry Hodgetts, 80, reckons a lifetime of woodchopping has kept him motivated, and he wants to see more “young ones” get into the sport. Read more: Launceston show sees 80yo woodchopper return for another swing of the axe Source: ABC News

A typical show day for Gary Clarke involves getting up early to wash and blow-dry his Hereford cattle before the crowds arrive. It is dedication like this which has helped the humble Burnie Show reach its 100th year. Read more: 'Wash and blow-drying the Herefords': How this humble rural show reached 100 Source: ABC News

A coronial inquest has heard a 56-year-old man who was killed when he was electrocuted at his workplace was trying to move cafe equipment before he died. Read more: 'He said he knew what he was doing': Man died after moving coffee machine, inquest hears Source: ABC News

The Launceston City Council becomes the second in Tasmania to scrap its Australia Day celebrations and instead hold its citizenship ceremony on a less contentious day. Read more: 'People feel it's a day of death': Council votes to move Australia Day celebrations Source: ABC News

Women’s football has taken off across Australia, but there’s one big issue — a lack of facilities. At one Hobart club girls are forced to use the public toilets and get changed outside because of a lack of facilities. Read more: This footy club has 130 girls, their training ground changerooms have one toilet and […]

Launceston’s Cataract Gorge is renowned for its “natural” beauty — but what many don’t realise is it took dynamite, the digging up of a swamp and the planting of scores of trees over 100 years ago to make it the tourism drawcard it is today. Read more: How Launceston tourism icon Cataract Gorge sprang from […]

When Nick Daking and his family came back from a holiday, they found a small crack between their garage and their house. They had no idea they’d bought their home in an area prone to landslides. Read more: Nick went on a holiday and came back to find his house 'literally falling away' Source: ABC […]

When musician Aaron Worker had a heart attack at 26, he feared he’d never be able to play the guitar again. A mechanical heart kept him alive while waiting for a transplant. Read more: When Aaron's heart stopped beating, finding a new one took a year Source: ABC News

An ex-bodybuilder who waterboarded and suffocated the man he believed had stolen his $22,000 Nissan Patrol, resulting in the man’s death, is sentenced to 22 years’ jail for murder. Read more: Ex-bodybuilder who tortured man to death had previous rape conviction, court told Source: ABC News

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