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NBL, DEC upgrade a go: Premier

Tasmania is on track to have a team in the NBL next year, the state government confirming a deal is locked in. Premier Peter Gutwein says they've finalised an agreement which paves the way for a construction blitz.  “This development will unlock...

Manhunt underway in Launceston

A man is on the run in Launceston after a stabbing this afternoon. Emergency services were called to Hobart Road in Kings Meadows around 2pm after a man was reportedly stabbed. The victim was taken to the Launceston General Hospital with non-life-threatening...

Groups fail to join Redress Scheme

Six organisations refusing to join the National Child Abuse Redress Scheme will cop financial penalties after being named. The Australian Air League, Boys' Brigade NSW, Fairbridge Restored Limited, Lakes Entrance Pony Club, Jehovah's Witnesses and Kenja Communications have not signed up,...

Prices up, rents slightly down

Another report affirms Tasmania's home values are on the rise. CoreLogic finds Hobart's median home value lifted 0.3% in June to nearly $488,000, while there were falls in every other capital except Darwin and Canberra. Even more impressive growth was in regional...

Crowne Plaza opening

Those behind Hobart's newly-built Crowne Plaza development are clearly confident Tasmanian tourism will bounce back post pandemic. Wednesday's opening for the glitzy development on top of the Liverpool Street Myer complex comes after the rivulet collapse in mid-2016 initially threw a...

Bikie charged with drug trafficking

A top ranking member of the Bandidos Outlaw Motorcycle Gang is facing drug trafficking charges. The 55-year-old Claremont man has been charged in relation to the alleged trafficking of more than half a kilogram of methylamphetamine and 83 grams of cocaine,...

Beating Wombat mange

Tasmania's efforts in supporting the wombat are being cheered on. Much of that cheering is coming from the state government which professes to remaining a keen backer of the work by UTAS to control sarcoptic mange, a mite infestation that causes...

Beaconsfield Gold Mine to reopen

An Australian mining company has finalised its takeover of northern Tasmania's Beaconsfield Gold Mine. In February this year, NQ Minerals signed a staged acquisition agreement to purchase 100% interest in the Beaconsfield gold mine for $2 million. The company says it has...

Premier's popularity up

A senior Tasmanian Labor politician says the Premier's sky-high approval rating is hardly surprising, attributing it to the "wartime effect". A Newspoll in the Australia has found Peter Gutwein's support from voters has risen to 90 per cent, while Victoria's Labor...

Meander rehab centre update

Years of disagreement over a rehabilitation centre for Meander is still playing out. Christian group Teen Challenge has been trying to establish an addiction recovery centre for women and their children in the small town's old primary school which closed in...