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West coast rescue

Rescue police on the state's west coast are hoping a break in the weather will allow the Westpac Helicopter to pick up a pair of...

Body found in burned-out home

There'll be a probe after a body was found in a home destroyed by fire at Geeveston overnight. The Geeveston, Huonville and Franklin brigades found the...

Tas renters receive help

$2,000 or four weeks rent is being offered by the state government to Tasmanian tenants facing extreme hardship. The COVID19 Rent Relief Fund is eligible for...

Remote plane owner accused of attacking eagle

Authorities are investigating an alleged toy-plane attack on a native bird in Tasmania's northwest. DPIPWE says it's received reports of a remote-controlled plane being flown at...

Property market changing

Damage from the coronavirus downturn's become apparent in Tasmania's real estate market. In new Real Estate Institute of Tasmania figures, the number of home sale slumped in...

Coroner to probe deaths

Two deaths at Burnie's North West Regional Hospital have been referred to the coroner. Health authorities say a man died on Sunday morning and a woman...

Agricultural shows plead for help

Agricultural festivals across Australia are facing some tough times, as coronavirus restrictions continue. The Royal Agricultural Society of Tasmania is asking the Federal Government for financial...

Logging makes fires worse: report

New research from the University of Tasmania has found that logging causes bushfires to be worse. In a scientific paper published in the Journal ‘Fire’, the...

Tas fuel price similar to Melbourne

Persistent protests about Tasmania's fuel prices might be having an effect. Just last week the RACT made another plea for government intervention on unjustifiably expensive pump...

Caution urged as restrictions ease

Small household gatherings of up to five people are back on the agenda for Tasmanians as stage one pandemic restrictions ease. Groups of 10 are now...

Barbaro behind bars

Ricardo Barbaro is escorted to a prison van at Burwood Court in Sydney, Thursday, May 14, 2020. (AAP Image/Joel Carrett) Accused murderer Ricardo Barbaro has fronted...

Wild mushroom warning

Tasmanians are being warned not to eat wild mushrooms, after a significant spike in exposures to potentially deadly fungi. Between February and May, mushroom-related calls in the...

Tas maritime company wins grant

A Northern Tasmanian company has won a $150,000 defence industry grant. Based in Legana, Pivot Maritime specialises in naval simulation, training and consultancy. It's become the first...

Tassie's infrastructure blitz

Tasmania will fast track infrastructure projects at record levels, in order to keep the state's fragile economy afloat amid the coronavirus pandemic. Grim new economic modelling...

5-star hotel bid feted

The Launceston Chamber of Commerce is welcoming council's approval of an $80 million hotel precinct slated for the CBD, looking forward to the creation of...

Parks roadkill fears

There's an appeal for Tasmanians to take care on the roads around newly-reopened national parks. Southern Tasmania's Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary has indicated roadkill reports to its...

Unemployment rate to rise further

Tasmanians are being warned to brace themselves for even worse jobs data in the months ahead. ABS figures reveal the country lost 594,300 jobs between March...

Arrest over young mum's death

A man wanted over the death of a young Tasmanian mother has been arrested in Western Sydney. Ricardo Barbaro has been on the run since last...

Full hospital operations resume

Tasmania has now gone six days without a new coronavirus case, leaving the infection total on 225, with 30 active cases.  It comes as the virus-hit...