Just had a chance to sit down and watch - what an awesome find! I only found out from Brett Costello’s reports that Sue Hickey was a weather girl I didn’t know that. For those not from Tasmania Sue Hickey has been more famous (or infamous) the past few years for becoming Hobart Lord Mayor for a few years with some interesting decisions (a fortune spent on upgrading public toilets for instance) and then later became a member of the Tasmanian House of Assembly for the Liberals but did a deal with Labor and the Greens to be installed as the Speaker which was against her party wishes where they’d done an internal deal for one of their senior members to have the role. She’s also come under fire quite a bit over time for disagreeing with her party and not being involved in Cabinet - as she’s not a Cabinet member. I did chuckle thought that the sponsor for the weather was read by Peter Murphy who must surely have become Tasmania’s longest serving weather presenter. I did also note there was no forecast for the North West Coast, only Hobart and Launnie mentioned with the cities forecast and other regions mentioned but they must have put us in the West Coast side (which is quite different).
It appears that the Tim Lester story must have been presented from the TNT9 studios in Launceston as that was a northern story, would technology have allowed (or afforded) live type crosses back then or would those stories have needed to be pre-taped and somehow rushed to Hobart for broadcast?