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Sudden stratospheric warming — it’s great for the ozone layer at the South Pole, but not so great for heat and rain levels over the next few months. Read more: Hot dry conditions ahead as the South Pole records smallest ozone hole in decades Source: ABC News

‘A pleasant pastime’ is over for Tasmanian flower grower Peter Botting. He has pruned his last peony leaving the industry in capable hands. Read more: Tasmanian peony pioneer retires, selling the farm to first-time flower growers Source: ABC News

Julie Gough’s 25-year quest to tell history through art is captured across more than 30 works that range from unsettling to searing. Read more: Dark chapters of Tasmania's colonisation are brought to light in artist's exhibition Source: ABC News

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

Companies impacted by the catastrophic 2016 Hobart Rivulet wall collapse — which flooded Myer just months after it reopened after being destroyed by fire — launch civil action in the Supreme Court. Read more: Myer seeks millions in damages over 2016 Hobart Rivulet flood Source: ABC News

❌ This message is no longer current – For current fire incident details see fire.tas.gov.au There are currently two alert level bushfires burning in Tasmania (as of 6:30 PM, 23rd October 2019). One Advice level fire at Glen Huon in the Huon Valley (south of Hobart), and one Watch and Act level fire at Tods Corner […]

Calls for a trial of the Federal Government’s cashless welfare card in Tasmania spark fierce rebukes, including a comparison to “Nazi Germany” by one local mayor. Read more: Tasmanian Liberals call for cashless welfare trial in the island state Source: ABC News

The latest forecast from the Bureau of Meteorology has left many Tasmanians in shock, after a whopping TWENTY-SEVEN degree maximum was predicted for this Thursday in Hobart! We are told 2019’s Royal Hobart Show day is the first show day in almost 10 years to have temperatures exceeding 25 degrees predicted! The Hobart showgrounds will […]

Royal Life Saving Society Australia is warning parents to limit distractions and be vigilant with water safety, as new data shows one-year-olds are at the greatest risk of drowning compared to any other age group. Read more: Lifesaving authorities urge parents to 'focus on the child, not our phones' to avoid childhood drownings Source: ABC […]

A report warns Glenorchy’s Derwent Entertainment Centre redevelopment could damage existing retail businesses if completed too soon. Read more: Planned retail and entertainment hub a win for jobs but a risk for existing retailers: report Source: ABC News


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