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Tas economy shines again

Honours for top spot for economic health again go to Tasmania. State final demand, a leading indicator of economic performance, has leapt by 4.2% for the September quarter in new ABS data, making Tasmania the star performer in Australia. It is in...

Ferry service setting sail on Saturdays

Shoppers across the eastern shore will have a new way to get to the Hobart CBD this summer. The City of Hobart have announced a new ferry service to run on Saturdays between Bellerive and Brooke Street Pier from 18 December. Council...

Kerry Whiting search drags on

Police have been left frustrated without any major breakthroughs yet in the manhunt for Kerry Whiting. The 44-year-old is sought in relation to a horrific stabbing at a home in Ravenswood early on Thursday morning, that left a man dead and...

Covid in Tassie again

Tasmania has another covid patient, the third diagnosis in the last month. The local woman in her 40s arrived in Hobart from the USA via Sydney on a jetstar flight on Monday morning and has tested positive. She'll be cared for at...

Man charged after Flowerdale stand off

Tasmania Police have charged a man off the back of a siege in the north west. The 39-year-old man was arrested earlier this week after barricading himself inside a Flowerdale home. Officers were called early yesterday morning after the man reportedly stole...

Race industry hearings

Claims a leading greyhound trainer angrily dragged his whimpering dog which had broken its leg from Launceston trials to a trailer on November 23rd have been heard today. The Government Business Enterprise hearing into TasRacing was told the dog allegedly wasn't...

New Tassie AFLW umpires

Eight Tasmanians will officiate in the upcoming AFL Women's season. Field umpire Tomas McIntee, boundary umpire Dominic Schiliro and goal umpire Will Robertson - all from Launceston - will be on the ground in the AFLW for the first time in...

Neill-Fraser appeal fails

A Hobart grandmother looks set to serve out her 23-year murder sentence after her latest appeal bid failed. Susan Neill-Fraser had a last-ditch chance to be freed under new Tasmanian laws allowing another appeal. In a split decision on Tuesday morning, the...

Flowerdale standoff resolved

A police standoff with a man holed up inside a house in Tasmania's north west has ended. The man allegedly stole a vehicle and drove to a Flowerdale property near Wynyard where police assembled outside around 8am today. Two others in the...

Drink drivers pinged

Two alleged high range drink drivers are out on bail following separate crashes in the state's north on Friday night. A 22-year-old Hillwood male in a Subaru station wagon hit two parked cars on George Street in the Launceston CBD at...