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kunanyi/Mt Wellington cable car scaled back

The Mount Wellington Cableway Company has ditched its proposed pinnacle restaurant as part of a drastically reduced application. A cafe would remain at the summit but...

Firearm incident in Launceston

  Tasmania Police are investigating a firearms incident in Launceston yesterday afternoon. At around 3.30pm, an argument between two groups of people known to each other occurred...

New covid case in Tassie

Passengers on Sunday's Virgin flight into Tasmania from Brisbane are in isolation after an infected man got on the plane. The passenger has been placed in...

Medicine stockpiles boosted ahead of border reopening

Preparations continue for our health system ahead of Tasmania's border reopening on December 15. Medication stockholdings have more than doubled since the start of the pandemic,...

Wade heroics sends Aussies to T20 WC final

Matthew Wade of Australia hits a six during the ICC Men's T20 World Cup Semi Final match between Australia and Pakistan, at Dubai International Cricket...

Step closer for hydrogen hub

The state's future as a potential green hydrogen hub is progressing forward in leaps and bounds. Woodside, one of the country's leading electricity producers, has announced...

Norfolk Bay search continues

UPDATE: Police have confirmed the body of a man has been found on Friday morning in the search for a boat which went missing on...

Cold weekend ahead for Tassie

The Bureau of Meteorology is warning cold fronts crossing the state this weekend will bring cool, showery conditions. Predominantly hitting the state Sunday afternoon and into...

Petrol keeps going up

Eye watering rising prices for petrol, attributed to zooming demand for crude oil as the world shakes off the pandemic slowdown, sees Tasmania's average price...

Bureaucrats lashed on crowd caps

Agricultural show organisers from around the state are joining forces to lobby health authorities to relax Tasmania's covid crowd caps, saying stringent limits are regulating...

Launceston recognised by UNESCO

Launceston and Northern Tasmania are set to be recognised by UNESCO - as a Creative City of Gastronomy. Launceston will be one of 49 cities joining...

44-year-old charged over reported assault

A man has been charged in relation to a serious assault in New Norfolk. Last month, Ambulance Tasmania were called to Andrew Street, finding a man...

TasTAFE changes a step closer

Tasmania's Legislative Council will have the final say on controversial reforms to TasTAFE, after they passed the Lower House of Parliament on Tuesday night.  The Liberals...

Drink driver charged after Launceston crash

  An East Launceston woman will be charged with high range drink driving after a crash at East Launceston last night. The woman, aged in her 70s,...

Police establish gun origins in Devonport shooting

Investigations continue into a Devonport shooting that claimed the life of two men, police determining the origins of a firearm involved. The incident saw two men...

Kangaroo Bay Boulevard to go ahead

A multimillion dollar development proposed for Hobart's eastern shore will be approved by Clarence City Council officers under delegation, after a deadlocked special council meeting...

Getting prepared for bushfire season

  Firefighting agencies are getting ready for bushfire season - more than 150 people from different places taking part in a pre-season briefing in Launceston today. Representatives...