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Suburban gunshot leaves 26-year-old hospitalised

A surburban street in Kings Meadows was last night shaken when a gunshot rang out in the area.  Police arrived to the residential property on Pinkard Street at approximately 7:30pm, responding to reports of a gunshot nearby.  A 26-year-old man from Nunamara...

Beach in the clear after faecal fiasco

Blackmans Bay beach has reopened after more tests showed a significant improvement in the River Derwent’s water quality, but the southern end of the beach remains closed. Earlier, the main beach was closed after tests found elevated faecal contamination. This week water...

Public housing tenants at risk of being "evicted into homelessness"

It was called a David and Goliath battle in mid-November, when the Tenants Union represented housing tenant Gregory Parsons, who lives with a disability, after Housing Tasmania handed him notice to vacate his home of ten years. The fight was taken...

Wildlife over social life - or at least social media.

Wombats being chased around by selfie sticks, picnic lunches being fed to wallabies, and tweeting seabirds on Twitter: tourists to Tasmania are obsessed with getting the perfect snap with our furry and feathered natives.  But authorities are attempted to re-educate tourists...

Smoky weekend looming

Worsening conditions have prompted fire authorities to have extra crews on standby in the Derwent Valley township of Maydena. A total fire ban is in place for southern Tasmania today, with conditions set to spread to the midlands, central north and...

Fire efforts grounded by aerial intruder

An unidentified helicopter that flew over the Gell River fire earlier in the week caused Tasmania Fire Service air efforts in the area to be fully grounded.  Tasmania Fire Service Incident Controller, Steven Richardson said the small helicopter was detected by...

Tasmanians encouraged to shop around for fuel

Tasmanian motorists are being urged to support fuel retailers that are offering prices below $1.40 a litre after weeks of continued high prices. With the wholesale price currently below $1.20 per litre, motorists should be buying unleaded fuel for less than...

Rents still boiling

Hobart's median house rents have grown to such an extent to be just $20 a week cheaper than Melbourne. Domain's latest Rental Report finds Hobart's house rent at $420 dollars (+6.3%), units at $380 (+11.8%), both representing the largest increases of...

Shocking home invasion

Police in Launceston are hunting two males responsible for a terrifying home invasion at Kings Meadows. The balaclava-wearing pair forced their way into a Kay Street home around 7.10 am on Wednesday, attacking a 23-year-old woman. They poured petrol on the woman...

New drugs to help those living with endometriosis

There could be a breakthrough in treating the debilitating disorder endometriosis, which affects up to 10 per cent of women. Researchers at the Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne have tested close to 4,000 drugs using high test screening. They found a range...