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Importance of infant mental health

  Tasmania is welcoming a branch of the Australian Association for Infant Mental Health, which brings the state in line with the rest of the country. It is believed that support and intervention much earlier in a child's life will reduce the...

Police call over waterfront death

Police are seeking public sightings of a man in the area around Victoria Dock in Hobart early this morning before he was located deceased in the water. “Around 4.30am police responded to a report of a man in distress in the water...

Spring snow ramping up

Tasmania's typically volatile spring weather is living up to its reputation, with snow falling in the Central Highlands and on Hobart's Mt Wellington, although warmer ground temperatures are accelerating the melt. Snowfall will lower to the 500-metre mark over most areas...

Four held over alleged kidnapping

Three men and a woman are in custody and will face a Magistrate on Thursday morning over an alleged kidnapping at Devonport. Police allege the four northwest coasters kidnapped a 33-year-old woman early on Wednesday.  She wasn't injured in the incident and...

Divided visions for Domain House

What happens at Hobart's Domain House and its extensive gardens still has two very different visions hanging over it. UTAS is looking to construct new buildings and car-parking on the site as part of its full relocation to the CBD.  Roland Browne...

Here's a climate change for you

There will be little relief from wild and woolly conditions around the state until into the weekend.  Locations including Strahan, Devonport, Scottsdale and the Bass Strait Islands are in the firing line for damaging northwesterly winds today (Wednesday).  The Weather Bureau's Michael...

Tassie contenders hot to trot

Devonport para-athlete Deon Kenzie is in the Middle East gearing up for his biggest event of the year. He's among the Tasmanian contingent at this year's IPC World Championships in Dubai, along with Launceston shotputter Todd Hodgetts and Hobart's Sam Walker. Kenzie,...

Boil water alert for eastern shore

Some suburbs east of Hobart are on boil water alerts after faecal bacteria was detected in Lauderdale reservoir. Taswater says routine sampling found E.Coli, with a precautionary alert in place until more conclusive tests are carried out. Lauderdale, Roches Beach, Acton Park...

Zeehan bike trail

The West Coast's ambition of becoming a mountain biking destination is taking shape, with a new track near Zeehan now completed. The Oonah Hill track was funded from some of the state government's $500,000 grant to diversify the region's economy which suffered...

RHH helipad testing

Testing of the Royal Hobart Hospital's K-Block helipad has started with the rescue chopper christening the soon to be operational facility. Project Director, Ben Moloney says aeromedical helicopter retrieval will soon be a routine event at the hospital. "The helipad’s fire suppression...