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New Antarctic ship stepping in

The Australian Antarctic Division has hired a new vessel to fill in while awaiting the arrival of new icebreaker RSV Nuyina. The MPV Everest will be...

Time warp fuel price

Back in 2005, Tasmania's average price for unleaded was a 117.9 per litre. So an even lower 109.9 recently at Tasmanian Petroleum's Bridgewater automated Shell outlet...

State's first death ahead of lockdown

A woman in her 80s has become Tasmania's first coronavirus fatality, succumbing to the illness at Burnie's Northwest Regional Hospital. The state's infection count has risen...

5 charged with murder in Burnie

Four men and a woman have been charged with murder, after the death of 23-year-old man early yesterday morning in Burnie. Emergency services were called to...

Brutal death in Burnie

5 people are in custody following a shocking incident in Burnie early on Sunday morning. Emergency services were called to Ritchie Avenue at around 3am, finding...

"Toughest quarantine measures in the country"

Premier of Tasmania Peter Gutwein speaking to media ahead of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) in Sydney, Friday, March 13, 2020. (AAP Image/James Gourley) Any...

Hand sanitiser thieves

Police are investigating the theft of hand sanitiser from the Mersey Community Hospital. Around 7pm on Wednesday night, two women were seen leaving the Mersey Community...

Students to be kept at home if possible

Parents and carers are being told to keep their children away from school, if they're able to do so, from Monday March 30th. Premier Peter Gutwein...

Grey nomad exodus

Attention's now turning to how to get tourists still in the state back home, with calls for extra Spirit of Tasmania day sailings. The closure of...

Early-morning fires probed

A number of boat sheds were damaged by fire at Dodges Ferry east of Hobart early on Friday morning.  Local brigades responded to the flames on...

Hang on, help is on its way

Round two of the Tasmanian government's economic relief package to stem the damage of coronavirus sees the first quarterly water and power bills after April...

Drugs in the mail haul

Tasmania Police alleges thousands of deals of party drugs are off Tasmania's streets after they arrested and charged a Lindisfarne man.  The 18-year-old will face court...

Final hurdle for coronavirus crackdown

Boosted police powers to enforce Tasmania's self-isolation rules are expected to pass State Parliament on Thursday. It's among a suite of coronavirus measures which passed the...

Embezzler gaoled

A Launceston woman who ripped off her employer by generating fake invoices and paying herself will have to serve at least half of a 14-month...

Incat to build new South Korean ferry

Tasmanian shipbuilder Incat will put together a state-of-the-art ferry to be used in South Korea. The 76-metre high-speed wave-piercing catamaran will operate between the port of...

Hobart crash, critical injuries

Two people are in a critical condition after a crash this morning on Hobart's Eastern Shore. At around 7.30am, a red Holden Cruze travelling towards Hobart...

Premier authorises Netflix

"I'm asking people to sit on the couch and watch Netflix. Surely we can do that," Premier Peter Gutwein said on Wednesday morning.  Tasmania is moving...

Virgin cutbacks

Tasmania's set to lose more flights as Virgin Australia drastically scales back services. Virgin had previously cut services by 50 per cent; that's now being ramped...

Push for 'medi-hotels' to enforce quarantine

Tasmania's peak medical body is calling for hotels to be used as accommodation for people self-isolating.  Many are empty, given the tourism industry has ground to...

Michael Hill shops closed

Michael Hill jewellery outlets have closed their doors indefinitely. 300 shops globally, 165 in Australia, three of those in Greater Hobart and one in Launceston.  Coronavirus of...