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New money for Royal Hobart Hospital

The Royal Hobart Hospital will receive an immediate five million dollar boost per year into its crippled Emergency Department. It's expected the funds will reduce waiting times for patients and provide relief to overworked staff, with fifteen new full-time doctors, additional...

Salamanca brekkie spot tops list for best Tassie restaurants

Australians have spoken and the top Tassie places to eat have been unveiled.  Machine Laundry Cafe is the crown jewel this year, with the popular Salamanca brekkie spot making number one on the list for Tasmania eateries. The date, conducted by food...

Female worker hospitalised after armed robbery

Police are investigating an aggravated armed robbery at Dominos Pizza in Devonport last night which left a female staff member in hospital.  Around 10:35pm, just twenty-five minutes before the store was due to close, two women entered the pizza store on...

Bridgewater shooting

Residents of Bridgewater in Hobart's north are being reassured last night's drive-by shooting wasn't random and those involved were known to each other. A 26-year-old man known to police is recovering in hospital after being gunned down on Albion Road around...

Police concerned for welfare of missing Queenstown woman

Tasmania Police have requested information that may lead missing Queenstown woman, Susan Ann Deuchar.  The 72-year-old has not been seen or spoken to since around midday on Monday 10th December.  Mrs Deuchar is described as being around 167cm (5’6”) tall, slim to medium...

Drenching on the way for Tasmania

A low pressure system teaming up with Cyclone Owen in the Gulf of Carpentaria will drench Tasmania's north this weekend. The Bureau of Meteorology has warned of heavy rainfall across parts of northern and north-eastern Tasmania from tomorrow to Sunday, with...

Father and son left clinging to capsized vessel

A father and son headed out in the early morning light today to retrieve cray pots off Akaroa, near St Helens.  But disaster struck arolund 6am, when their 5.18 metre aliminium vessel became swamped by an unruly wave.  A second wave caused...

Showgrounds windfall

The Royal Agricultural Society of Tasmania is on cloud 9 after landing a huge sale of its prime Glenorchy Bunnings site. The $14 million result was nearly twice initial expectations for the land on Howard Road, adjoining the increasingly decrepit showgrounds...

Students told to apply now for Youth Allowance for 2019

Next year's students are being encouraged to apply now for Youth Allowance and Austudy to beat the rush. In 2017 around 240,000 Australians applied for Austudy or Youth Allowance, with one third of these claims received in the first two months...

Don't leave children or pets in locked cars

The RACT is urging Tasmanians not to leave children or pets in their vehicles this summer after a rise in callouts in recent years. Between December 1, 2017 and December 1 this year, RACT received callouts to 110 children and 128...