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Jake Birtwhistle, Ellie Salthouse take out wins in Tasmania's first IronMan event in Hobart

Australian Broadcasting Corporation 05 Feb 2023
Tasmanian Olympian Jake Birtwhistle and elite athlete Ellie Salthouse have won Tasmania's first IronMan event, amid mass road closures around Hobart that organisers insisted would not result in traffic chaos for motorists ... .
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The campaign to declare a dark sky sanctuary in Tasmania

Australian Broadcasting Corporation 05 Feb 2023
Tasmania has some of the darkest skies in the world and one organisation is concerned future generations will grow up having never seen a starry sky. They're determined to protect the state from increasing impacts of light polution ... .
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Red Nose MusselRowers attempting to become first all-female crew to row from Victoria to Tasmania

Australian Broadcasting Corporation 04 Feb 2023
A team of rowers are attempting to become the first all-female crew to cross the Bass Strait in an effort to raise money towards curing sudden infant death syndrome ... .
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Hobart's first IronMan Tasmania event more than a year in the making

Australian Broadcasting Corporation 04 Feb 2023
More than 100 traffic controllers and marshals will be deployed across four council areas for today's IronMan event — the first to be held in Tasmania and one of five that will be held annually until at least 2027 ... .
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This Tasmanian couple is restoring unmarked graves at cemeteries

Australian Broadcasting Corporation 04 Feb 2023
‘It gives you a lot of satisfaction’. Peter and Phyllis have refurbished more than 150 marked graves and laid down more than 200 headstones in their local cemetery ... .
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When a $15-a-glass wine bar came to a small Tassie town, population 2,270, locals knew ...

Australian Broadcasting Corporation 04 Feb 2023
In Melbourne, Sydney, or Hobart, a new retro wine bar — complete with prosciutto platters and espresso fit for a coffee snob — wouldn't raise an eyebrow. But in the historic town of Westbury, it's brought strangers together ... .
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Landon hadn't seen stars in 10 years. He fears others will have to experience the same

Australian Broadcasting Corporation 04 Feb 2023
After working as a lighting consultant for two decades, Landon Bannister has become the president of an organisation fighting for the preservation of starry skies — and, somewhat ironically, arguing for cutting back on illumination ... .
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Woman stunned after public housing contractor leaves paint 'all over the furniture'

Australian Broadcasting Corporation 04 Feb 2023
A woman who lives in public housing is left in a state of disbelief after a painter contracted by Homes Tasmania left paint "all over the furniture" and told her she would need to fix the job herself if she was unhappy ... .
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Man with axe charged with attempted murder, breaching family violence order

Australian Broadcasting Corporation 03 Feb 2023
A north-west Tasmanian man who had an axe is charged with attempted murder and breaching a family violence order over an incident that left a woman with head and hand injuries ... .
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Magistrate goes sour on 'milkman defence' for seatbelt exemption bid

Australian Broadcasting Corporation 03 Feb 2023
A delivery driver fails to convince a magistrate that he qualified for what has become known as the "milkman defence" after being pulled over by police for not wearing a seatbelt ... .
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Outlawed Motorcycle Gangs to Be Refused Firearms Under Aussie State’s Proposed Gun Laws

The Epoch Times 03 Feb 2023
... prowess—at least in the Australian State of Tasmania—as the state government seeks to amend its laws on gun ownership and usage.
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Basketball hype high in Tassie, but JackJumpers success is causing grassroots pain

Australian Broadcasting Corporation 03 Feb 2023
Tasmania has fallen in love with basketball thanks to its NBL team's surprise success — but the sport is so popular on the island, local courts are being overwhelmed by wannabe JackJumpers ... .
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Fears Tasmania's proposed law reform could make some firearms more accessible

Australian Broadcasting Corporation 02 Feb 2023
The state government hopes to crack down on illegally manufactured firearms, but gun control advocates are sceptical of the plan ... .
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Nazir was working in IT when he fled the Taliban. Now he's a tradie

Australian Broadcasting Corporation 02 Feb 2023
Refugees face an overwhelming challenge when they arrive in an unfamiliar place and have to start a new life from scratch. A new program is making sure they don't have to do it alone ... .
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Summer pause: cold weather forecast for south-east Australia to bring snow across Alps

The Guardian 02 Feb 2023
Sharp temperature drops expected in SA, Victoria, NSW and Tasmania on Friday while north-east faces heatwave conditions Follow our Australia ...

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