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Rare whales spotted off Tassie coast

Wildlife watchers are excited after a rarely-seen visitor to Australia turned up off Tasmania's east coast.  Patrons onboard a tourist boat were over the moon as...

Huonville's flood defence

It's hoped $4.8 million of new flood mitigation infrastucture in Southern Tasmania's Huonville will help the region cope with rare heavy rain events.  The upgraded drainage...

Acting PM in Tas tells Joe to go home

Joe the racing pigeon sits on a rooftop Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Melbourne, Australia (Kevin Celli-Bird via AP) On his visit to Tasmania, the acting...

Strong uptake for free car travel on Spirits

There has reportedly been a surge in Spirit of Tasmania bookings on Thursday morning, as TT-Line's "bring your car for free" promotion went live.  The $6...

Tas tracing done from Brisbane hotel cluster

All Tasmanian arrivals who completed their international quarantine at Brisbane's Grand Chancellor Hotel since December 30 have been tracked down by state health authorities. 14 travellers...

Reedy Marsh deceased named

The media's being warned to stay off the northern Tasmanian property at the centre of a suspected murder investigation. Police have now released the name of...

Manhunt ends in arrest

Police have wound up a manhunt in Tasmania's north sparked by the alleged murder of a 69 year old man yesterday (Tuesday) at Reedy Marsh. They...

Tasmanian border rules unchanged

Although it has recorded another day of no community transmission of coronavirus, travel is still not allowed from Greater Brisbane to Tasmania. It is due to...

Broadmarsh bushfire investigation

TasNetworks is committing to a review following one of its contractors setting off a bushfire at Broadmarsh in blistering conditions on Monday. The contractor's been found...

Northern manhunt after body found

A land and air manhunt continues near Deloraine for a knife-wielding suspect after a suspicious death at a Reedy Marsh property. Emergency services were called to...

Fires avoided

New Bureau of Meteorology figures reveal Tasmania dodged a bullet during yesterday's (Monday) heatwave. Dover in the far south ended up being the hotspot as the...

Public service review extended

An independent review into the Tasmanian State Service has been extended. The final report was originally due to be handed down at the end of March...

Positive signs for Tas retail

Tasmania's retail operators are starting the year with irrefutable evidence shoppers have returned to spending in a solid way. New ABS data on retail turnover for...

Some Brisbane arrivals free to leave isolation

Anyone who arrived in Tasmania from Greater Brisbane prior to 9am on January 8th can now leave quarantine. "...because they have not been identified as a...

Shark attacked

An investigaton is underway into a Great White shark being allegedly caught and killed near Smithton. Police and the Department of Primary Industries, Park, Water, and...

Beacon saves the day, again

A distress beacon and satellite phone last night (Sunday) played their part in helping an injured bushwalker in Tasmania's North West. Today (Monday) the Rescue Chopper...

Hot weather prompts pet warning

We're being reminded to keep an eye on our pets on scorching days like today. RSPCA Tasmania maintains bringing animals inside is the best option. "If you...

Fire threat looms

Tasmanian fire authorities are bracing for potentially dangerous temperatures in the state's southeast and Upper Derwent Valley on Monday.  Hobart will reach 35 and tops of...