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Burnie site sold to TasNetworks

The Burnie City Council has confirmed it's sold the Old Tioxide Site in Heybridge to TasNetworks to assist the Marinus Link project. The Council bought the site for $2.5 million dollars 13 years ago, hoping it would be transformed into an...

Launceston alleged murderer pleads not guilty

A man's due to stand trial in coming months after denying responsibility for a suspicious death in Launceston. The body of Jingai Zhang was discovered in a Wellington Street home on Boxing Day. Emergency services and a witness tried in vain to...

MONA turns 10

Hobart's Museum of Old and New Art is celebrating its tenth birthday. Millionaire, professional gambler and art collector David Walsh's famous "subversive adult Disneyland" (in his own words) officially opened on 21 January 2011, with an exclusive function for 1350 invited...

Back from the dead: "extinct" cray resurfaces

Biologists are excited after a species of burrowing crayfish thought to be extinct was rediscovered on Tasmania's West Coast. A Hydro Tasmania environmental survey at Lake Burbury has found short-tailed rain crayfish specimens flourishing on the eastern slopes of Mt Lyell,...

Claremont vehicle fire probe

Tasmania police is investigating the circumstances surrounding several vehicles being deliberately set alight on Main Road at Claremont in the state's south on Tuesday night. Detectives say information suggests that one vehicle had been targeted by an unknown person, however as...

Rare orange-bellied parrot breeding in record numbers in Tas

A rare orange-bellied parrot (AAP Image/Supplied by Department of Primary Industries) A critically endangered migratory parrot is breeding in Tasmania in record numbers, giving biologists renewed hope for the species' survival. The orange-bellied parrot makes a perilous journey between southern Australia and...

Proposed new Launceston hotel

Business groups have welcomed a proposal for a new hotel on Boland Street. A development application has now been lodged with City of Launceston Council for the 130-bed facility which would include a restaurant, courtyard, gym and 17-space carpark. "I'd like to...

Detectives probe Claremont firebombing

Glenorchy Detectives are investigating a mass car torching at Claremont in Hobart's north on Tuesday night.  Five vehicles went up in flames on Main Road at around 9:15.  Following multiple triple zero calls from alarmed residents, fire crews attended and managed to...

Car charging station welcomed

The northeast community of Bridport is the latest to hop on board the electric vehicle trend, with local community organisation Bridport Innovations launching a new charging station. Tasmania currently has around 340 electric vehicles on the roads, the State Govermnent is...

Big Tree brought back to life

Augmented reality is being used to cement memories of a fallen forest giant in Tasmania's south. An 87-metre swamp gum known as the Arve Big Tree near Geeveston was among the priceless natural heritage wiped out in the 2019 bushfires. Tourism groups...