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West Coast fire threat not over

Waterbombers are returning to a bushfire which has destroyed property on Tasmania's West Coast, fire authorities hopeful Sunday's forecast calm conditions will aid the battle. Tullah...

Tas coronavirus death toll at 15

An 85 year old man with Covid and existing medical problems admitted to Latrobe's Mersey Hospital on Thursday has died. It raises Tasmania's official pandemic death...

Tas reaction to WA remaining closed

Western Australia's Labor Premier deciding to keep his state's border closed is drawing plenty of heat, including the threat of legal action from Flight Centre...

Report out on 18yo crash victim's death

Coronial findings on the death of an 18-year-old on Christmas Day near Lower Turners Marsh just over three years ago have been released. Jayden John Pearce...

COVID-infected Hobart woman dies

An elderly Hobart woman has died amidst a COVID-19 outbreak at the Barrington Lodge nursing home at New Town, in what's being counted as the...

Tas jobless rate falls to 3.9%

Tasmania's unemployment rate has dropped to 3.9% seasonally adjusted for December in newly released ABS data. That's the equal second lowest in Australia. Digging deeper into the...

Mersey COVID situation deteriorates

The COVID-19 outbreak at Latrobe's Mersey Community Hospital is continuing to wreak havoc. So far there's 10 confirmed cases linked to the cluster including two staff...

Second and third dose numbers rise

As covid numbers in the state rise, so do vaccination rates. 97.9% of those aged 12 and over have had one dose of a covid vaccine,...

Canes caned: record flogging for Hobart

AAP Image/Joel Carrett Hobart insist they can shrug off Glenn Maxwell's demolition job as a one-off and rebound for the BBL finals after the biggest loss...

Vandals destroy Tasmanian devil fence

A number of newly installed guide-posts for the Tasmanian devil have been destroyed. The act has been slammed by Circular Head Council, who have called it...

Charges laid over alleged shooting and house fire

A man has been charged in relation to an alleged shooting incident in the State's north. The 25-year-old was arrested following an alleged shoot out with...

Two in ICU as hospitalisations increase

29 people are in our state's hospitals with COVID-19. 12 people are being treated specifically for their symptoms, 17 are being treated for other medical conditions. Two...

House fire at Elizabeth Town

Two people have been taken to hospital after escaping a fire that engulfed a home in Elizabeth Town early on Wednesday morning Emergency services were called...

Shooting suspect in custody

Police are yet to lay charges over a fatal shooting at Bridgewater after arresting the suspect on Tuesday night.  The man was taken into custody without...

Covid case numbers jump

Tasmania has seen a jump in case numbers once again - recording 1,310 new positive covid cases in the 24 hour reporting period. 360 positive infections...

Motorcyclist in hospital following Ravenswood crash

Police are investigating a serious single motorbike crash at Ravenswood on Monday night. Emergency services rushed to the scene near Mornington Avenue at around 7:15pm. The male...

Man fatally shot at Bridgewater

A manhunt is underway in Hobart's north after a man was fatally shot at Bridgewater overnight. Police were called to a Douglas Drive residence just before...

Incat ferry for South Korea

Incat Tasmania's revealed it's won a major contract to build a fast ferry for South Korea, Construction of the 76 metre vessel has already started and...

Nyrstar seeking $350m upgrade at Lutana

The future of Hobart's Nyrstar zinc smelter and more than 600 jobs appear secure as the company eyes a $350 million revamp of its 100-year-old...