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Regional home values still rising

Regional Tasmania's home values are still growing. CoreLogic's report finds the capitals, including Hobart, mostly drifted slightly lower for median home values in July. Hobart was the...

Let it snow

Although Tasmania's entering a big chill for the next few days, it's not thought snow will penetrate to sea level as it did on the...

Homelessness spreads across Tasmania

New data shows that the number of people without a home in Tasmania is an issue that spreads throughout the state. Homelessness Australia has released data...

Marinus link the "death knell" for rare eagles

There are fears the endangered wedge-tailed eagle could be a casualty of the fast-tracked Marinus link. A second underwater cable is slated for construction from 2028...

'Missing' greyhounds prompts ban

A Tasmanian MP is calling on the state government to conduct an independent investigation into the greyhound industry. Independent and Member for Clark Andrew Wilkie says...

Stronger buy local protocols

Tasmanian business is being given a bigger head start when pitching government tenders. The Liberal state government's buy local policy is being cranked up further in...

Missing woman

A 27-year-old woman remains unaccounted for after vanishing in Hobart this week. Megan Springborg was last seen on Tuesday and her family hasn't heard from her...

Police investigate suspicious fire

Tasmania Police is investigating a deliberately lit house fire on Springfield Avenue in West Moonah this morning. Around 9am, emergency services were called to reports of...

Tragedy could be around the corner

Unlike the plot of 1975 movie classic Jaws where a marauding great white is hunted, the shark or sharks terrorising Tasmanians in boats are protected. Off...

Battery of the Nation boost

The first of the new twin power cables proposed between Tasmania and Victoria could be laid as soon as 2028, although there's still no confirmation...

Favourite fun run cancelled

Tasmania's biggest fun run, the gruelling Point to Pinnacle, has fallen victim to the pandemic. Organisers are ruing the event's first cancellation in 26 years, just...

Great white off Beechford

Another large Great White has been reported. Fishermen 5 to 10 kilometres off Tasmania's North coast near Tenth Island describe the shark as 3.4 to 4...

Fast and furious loss of licence

A couple of P platers are in hot water after alleged hooning in Launceston. Northern Road and Public Order Services officers were called to Lindsay Street...

Hotel quarantine fears

The Tasmanian Government is playing down Opposition concerns about a potential infection risk at a Hobart quarantine hotel. The Travelodge on Macquarie Street has been housing...

Lake Malbena opponents lodge second appeal

The legal battle goes on against Wild Drake's Lake Malbena luxury tourism development in Tasmania's Wilderness World Heritage Area. Conservationists are appealing a Supreme Court decision...

Stanley predator identified

It's been confirmed, the shark which pulled a 10-year-old boy from a boat near Tasmania's Stanley earlier this month, was a great white shark. On July...

Hobart home rents declining

Hobart's home rental values are slipping. The deepest June quarter fall of all the capitals in fact, Hobart off 2.3% due to the economic shock produced...