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Northern fires keep crews busy

The fire service is assuring residents of Ravenswood in Launceston there was never a threat to property from a fast-moving scrub fire late on Thursday night. Alarmed residents made multiple triple zero calls as around 100 square metres of gorse went...

Tasmanians to mask up at airports

Mask-wearing is now compulsory in Tasmanian airports whether travellers are heading inter or intrastate. The rule covers check ins, bag drops and any retail outlets on airport premises as well as outdoor areas like pickup/dropoff zones.  Tasmania reopened to Greater Brisbane and...

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...