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Investigations launched into Rokeby fire

Tasmania Police are appealing to the public for information, after fire tore through a home on the Eastern Shore. Tas Fire crews were called to a property on Duntroon Place in Rokeby at around 5.00pm last night, after reports of smoke billowing...

518 new Coronavirus cases today

A slight jump in Coronavirus numbers overnight, as we continue to ride the Winter wave. 518 new infections have been reported in the last 24 hours, compared to 375 yesterday. 61 Covid-positive people are in hospital statewide, 21 of those patients are...

Bike pests collared

Glenorchy Police are cracking down on the unlawful use of motorised pushbikes, following an increase in reports of dangerous riding behaviour on public streets, off-road areas and near private dwellings. Sergeant Amanda Hall believes the main offenders are predominantly youths. Several...

Council boots Crowther statue

AAP image/Anthony Corke A contentious statue of a former Tasmanian premier who mutilated the body of an Aboriginal man in 1869 will be taken down by the Hobart City Council. William Crowther, a surgeon and politician, stole the skull of William Lanne...

Unvaccinated teachers allowed back

The implications of allowing teachers not vaccinated for Covid back into Tasmania's classrooms are being processed across the community. Around 20 teachers who have been off work on 6 months full pay for not complying with Covid vaccination requirements can return...

New face in Franklin

Tasmania's parliament will be shaken up by a fourth House of Assembly recount since last year's state election, sparked by the departure of another Liberal government politician. Jacqui Petrusma retired in July after a 12-year career, citing a desire to spend...

Tassie downpour

kunyani / Mount Wellington has recorded in excess of 120 millimetres of rain since last night and the effects of that are very evident at the south Hobart rivulet (photo) which looks more like a whitewater rafting course than its...

Rainy Sunday

The east and the south of Tasmania are heading towards a drenching tomorrow. A low pressure system is carrying around 30 to 50 millimetres of rain for many locations and even more could be recorded in higher areas. Belinda House from the...

Susan Neill-Fraser legal defeat

An application to appeal the murder conviction of Susan Neill-Fraser has been refused by the High Court, leaving legal options exhausted. Serving 23 years jail for the 2009 murder of partner Bob Chappell on their yacht in Hobart, the 68 year...

Second tug wreck out of the water

Photo: Peter Sayers Work is continuing today on salvaging the second of two tugs sunk in the Mersey River in January when they were rammed by the bulk cement carrier Goliath.   Although the Campbell Cove is out of the water, it's yet...