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Estia Festival called off

Sunday's popular Estia Greek Festival has been 'postponed', but effectively cancelled, for Hobart because of the coronavirus. The Greek Community of Tasmania's Committee decided it is...

Robber hunted in Launceston

A sizeable manhunt's underway in Launceston after a robbery at a CBD store this morning. Police say a man entered the store in the Quadrant Mall...

Time to get your eyes checked

It's officially World Glaucoma Week and we're being urged to get our eyes tested and know the risks of the world’s biggest contributor to irreversible...

Toilet paper chain reaction

TasWater is making a plea for households to only flush toilet paper. Due to a run on toilet paper rolls by 'coronavirus doomsday preppers', its evident...

Patient #3 on Sydney flight

Passengers who flew into Hobart from Sydney on a Sunday night Jetstar flight are being told to self-quarantine if they travelled in rows 13 to...

It's official: coronavirus pandemic

The coronavirus has been officially declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation, after cases ballooned 13-fold in the last two weeks. The pandemic designation signifies...

Alternate winter celebration

There are plans to mount some replacement events to substitute for Dark Mofo which has been cancelled this year because of the coronavirus. The wildly popular...

Plastics, smokes in the gun

Hobart City Council is forging ahead with its controversial by-law banning single-use plastic takeaway food packaging. Following last night's seven-to-four vote, enforcement will begin next year...

Dark Mofo cancelled

Mona’s popular winter festival Dark Mofo has been cancelled this year due to concerns around coronavirus. Last year the event sold 100,000 tickets, and 65 percent...

Man injured in shooting

A man remains in the Launceston General Hospital with a non-life-threatening gun shot wound after allegedly being shot at his home early this morning. Emergency services...

Hydro boss quits

Hydro Tasmania is searching for a new boss, a role that's worth more than $600,000 a year. After almost seven years in the CEO's chair and...

Aurora Australis bids farewell

It's the end of an era for Australia's Antarctic icebreaker RSV Aurora Australis which is, after 31 years, embarking on its final voyage from Hobart today. The vessel's...

Hobart man recovering

Hobart's only known coronavirus patient is reportedly doing well in hospital. The man in his 20's is part of the Nepalese community and returned from overseas...

Tasmania records highest oxycodone use

An analysis into Australia's waterways has recorded a nationwide increase in the number of illicit drugs. The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission report found between April and...

Warning issued over pills

Tasmania Police has issued a warning on MDMA capsules after a person became ill at a music festival. The warning relates to red MDMA-based capsules circulating...

Stand-off at youth detention centre

A nearly 6 hour confrontation between police and detainees at the Ashley Youth Detention Centre in the state's north has ended with no injuries reported.  It's...

Guaranteed staffing levels at 24hr police stations

What are being described as "nation-leading" provisions for police security are being implemented in the state's seven 24-hour police stations. A new directive on 'Safe Staffing...

Drive the change

Drivers are being reminded to be part of the solution to Tasmania's bloated petrol prices by choosing those few outlets which are seriously undercutting the...