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Missing kayaker rescued

A kayaker who went missing on northwest Tasmania's Wilmot River is safe and well, although cold after a night exposed to the elements. Police say the man in his 20s was kayaking with another paddler on Sunday afternoon when he became...

Missing Persons Week

(Photo of missing person Craig Taylor) It is National Missing Persons Week of which Tasmania has 168 dating back to the 1950s. Tasmania Police is highlighting seven unsolved cases. They are Gilbert Midson (below) a 23 year old Hobart bus driver missing since...

Games over for Tassie's golden girl

Photo: AAP Image/Joe Giddens Tasmania's most successful Olympian has won silver in the 800 metre freestyle, her final event at the Tokyo games. Ariarne Titmus, who's already bagged two gold and a bronze, qualified more than three seconds slower than winner Katie...

Taste resurrection

An entry fee will be introduced for a new-look Taste Festival but the new owners of Tasmania's premier food and wine event say they'll aim to keep it as low as possible. The Pinpoint consortium, made up of a group of...

Extra $600 million for health

The government's revealed it will direct an extra $600 million dollars into the troubled health system across four years when the budget is updated next month. This is claimed to be additional to what was pledged in the state election campaign. Treasurer...

Tasmania leads the way with vaccinations

Tasmanian COVID vaccination rates continue to out-strip the national average, with more than 300,000 eligible Tasmanians having received their first dose.Deputy Premier, Health Minister and Braddon MP Jeremy Rockliff says our 46 per cent  vaccination ratee is better than the...

Tick of approval for Boland St hotel

A new six-storey hotel development in Launceston's CBD has been given the green light. At last night's meeting, Launceston City Councillors voted in favour of the development application for the 134 room building on Boland Street, which would feature a restaurant...

King Island fatality

A Tasmania police crash investigation unit is due to fly to King Island on Friday morning to examine the scene of a fatality at Camp Creek Reserve.  A 33-year-old man was killed in a single-vehicle crash at around 8:50 on Thursday...

Bronze for Titmus and team

(Photo: AAP Image/Joe Giddens) Ariarne Titmus has added to her Olympic dual gold medal haul by winning a bronze in the 4 by 200 metre freestyle relay. China set a new world record time of 7 minutes and 40.33 seconds to take...

Transition away from Brahminy program

The use of a controversial Northern Territory youth diversion program for Tasmanian children will be phased out. There were claims of mistreatment at Alan Brahminy's Many Colours 1 Direction program, including damning footage of a young participant speeding off from the...