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Man from North-West Tasmania dies in fireworks incident

A man in his 50's has died after being struck by a firework in the state's north. Police were called to a gathering in Birralee at midnight last night, following reports the man had become unresponsive at the scene. Initial investigations suggest...

New beginning for summer

Travel into Tasmania from regional New South Wales is to start from next Friday under a quarantine at home trial. Conditions will include arrivals having to be fully covid vaccinated, test negative before travel and the property to have a sign...

Olympian Ariarne Titmus receives key to Launceston

A key to the city is an honour not bestowed on many - but Launceston born Ariarne Titmus is in great company. At a ceremony at Civic Square on Friday afternoon, surrounded by family, friends and the public, she received a...

Market masks at Salamanca

Mask wearing will be compulsory at Saturday's Salamanca Market as part of new public health guidelines. The state government rules require face coverings at any event where the crowd capacity exceeds 1000 people. Hobart Lord Mayor Anna Reynolds says marketgoers shouldn't be...

Release the hounds

Hobart, Launceston and Devonport will go to the dogs on Sunday morning, as greyhounds and other sighthounds take to the streets in celebration of the breed. Tasmanian hounds and their humans will join in the Great Global Greyhound Walk, but other...

Women's Big Bash opening games to be played in Tasmania

The Women's Big Bash League (WBBL) match between the Hobart Hurricanes and the Sydney Thunder in Burnie, Tasmania, 2019 (AAP Image/Grant Wells) Cricket Australia will shift the opening fortnight of the Women's Big Bash to Tasmania as it continues to tinker...

New deals penned for Roos and Hawks in Tas

(AAP Image/James Ross) New sponsorship agreements are locked in with Hawthorn and North Melbourne to continue AFL in Tasmania...but only for next year. Premier Peter Gutwein waited until he'd extracted a timeline on a decision for Tasmania's own team from the League...

State's housing woes continue

  House prices have risen - and they're going to continue to do so, according to a new report. Released by the University of Tasmania's Housing and Community Research Unit, it reveals the housing market continues to be under extreme pressure -...

Alleged Risdon escapee collared

A 35-year-old man is back in custody after allegedly fleeing Risdon Prison on Thursday morning. Police swarmed on Hobart's eastern shore, aided in the search for the man by the Westpac helicopter, after reports an inmate had absconded just after 9. Officers...

Hobart house prices skyrocket once again

Hobart's house prices have jumped once again, according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics data.   Tasmania's average house price sat at $576,200 in the June quarter.    In Hobart houses spiked another 6.3% in the quarter, nearly 18% year on year.    It was...