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Racing trials given go ahead in Tas

Trials in the three racing codes have been given the green light to resume in Tasmania as the state eyes a return to the track...

Roadkill rates down

A prominent Tasmanian wildlife carer is noticing a shift in animal injuries being reported to his 24-hour rescue service due to the pandemic. Greg Irons from...

Sixth gang targeted

Another outlaw motorcycle gang is being banned from wearing colours in Tasmania. From today, the Nomads, who've recently tried to establish a presence in the state,...

Bike thief sought

Glenorchy detectives are hunting a trailbike thief who made off with a KTM85 model after responding to a Gumtree ad. Police believe offenders contacted the owner...

New film shines a light on tourism

Destination Southern Tasmania has released a new tourism film, entitled 'Feel Good'. Hype TV's Dave Flower has, with his team, created the film for the tourism...

New data shows increased spending

There are positive indications for Tasmania's economy from the latest Commonwealth Bank snapshot of spending compared to a year ago. Over the week to last Friday,...

Lagoon rescue

Two adults and a child are safe and well after being caught out by a rising tide near Clifton Beach east of Hobart on Monday...

Testing to spread as infections flatline

Tasmania has now gone four days without recording a single coronavirus case. It follows the first full day of increased visitor limits to nursing homes, the...

Virus restrictions begin to ease

The first tentative steps to ease Tasmania's coronavirus restrictions have come into effect, as the state recorded no new cases for a third day straight. It...

Two charged with 2009 murder

A Northern Tasmanian murder investigation spanning over a decade has finally led the arrests of two people. Shane Barker was last seen in Campbell Town on...

Man injured in motorcycle crash

Police are investigating a motorcycle crash near Mayfield yesterday afternoon where a man was left with critical injuries. The 35-year-old unlicensed rider lost control on a...

Servo robbery

Police in Hobart's north are hunting a robber responsible for a terrifying heist at Bridgewater at around 9 o'clock on Sunday night.  The masked offender used...

Botanical Gardens re-opening

The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens in Hobart will reopen on Monday May 11th, as the state begins to gradually ease coronavirus restrictions. National Parks will be open...

Bank closes northern branches

The Bank of Heritage Isle is under fire for closing three branches in Northern Tasmania, as it transitions online. The company's shop-fronts in George Town, Launceston...

Tassie's plan out of restrictions

The Premier Peter Gutwein has outlined Tasmania's road map out of virus restrictions. From 11th May, funerals can have up to 20 attendees and aged care...

19 accused of $1m wood theft

An alleged illegal wood harvesting ring worth around a million dollars has been busted in Southern Tasmania, following a major investigation. The joint operation between Tasmania...

Pursuit of Ellie's boyfriend

Young Tasmanian woman Ellie Price is thought to have been dead for up to a week when her assaulted body was found on Monday in...

Wesley Vale fish food factory

While the world's been going through some upheaval lately, farmed salmon still have to eat and so it's all systems go for Danish outfit BioMar's...

One new Tas case confirmed

Tasmania now has no patients with coronavirus in intensive care units. The news comes after a close contact of a previous case linked to the North...

Virtual Agfest a winner

Agfest has got off to a roaring start online. Tasmania's largest event on the calendar held near Carrick in the state's north last year pulled 63,000...