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New acts announced for Dark Mofo's Night Mass

 Dark Mofo is less than a month away, with more acts announced for the iconic festival. Night Mass: Transcendence welcomes back to Hobart Her Divine Holiness Pope Alice, the enigmatic alien figure embodied by Australian performance artist Luke Roberts. Pope Alice will...

Police issue safety reminder after Claremont crash

Tasmanians are being reminded to always wear protective equipment and follow the road rules after a serious crash in the state's South. Officers were called to Claremont on the 5th of May, following a collision involving a motorised push bike and...

Coronial findings on Hobart kayaker's death

The coroner believes a medical episode may have led to an expert kayaker's drowning on the River Derwent mid-last year. Anthony Gaiswinkler set out in rough and windy conditions from Marieville Esplanade at Sandy Bay on a kayak described as "sturdy...

Mother and son die in smash

Update:  Police are continuing to investigate a horror fatal crash on Brinktop Road, near Penna. Preliminary investigations indicate a Black Toyota Hilux was travelling towards Sorell when the vehicle momentarily drift onto the incorrect side of the road, at around 5pm yesterday...

Cradle Forest Inn fire found to be accidental

Investigators have spent the day on the scene at Moina, investigating a blaze that gutted Cradle Forest Inn. Crews from Devonport, Sheffield, Wilmot, Forth Valley and Claude Road were called to the scene at around 2am, arriving to find the structure...

Cheapest in Tasmania's bush

Some of Tasmania's cheapest petrol remains in the bush. The state's average for 91 unleaded is $1.94 per litre, with the cheapest in Hobart and Launceston at around $1.86. Yet, head to some out of the way locations such as the Bracknell...

Covid case toll rises to 60

Tasmania has recorded another covid linked death overnight - an elderly woman passing away at the Royal Hobart Hospital. 1,021 new cases were reported - 1,077 people released from isolation during that time. There are 5,916 active cases across the state. 40 people...

Motorbike rider with child arrested after alleged chase

A 32 year old motorcyclist from Invermay has been charged after allegedly riding dangerously with a young child on board. Last week police released of a photo of the alleged incident at Newnham on May 3rd. He's since been tracked down and...

Coroner probe into ambulance wait

The coroner hasn't been able to confirm whether a four-hour-plus wait for an ambulance was a factor in an elderly Howrah man's death. Alan Maurice Grey died in late 2020 following a fall at a Bellerive service station. The 77-year-old drove himself...

Teen killed in Devonport road crash

A ute rollover near the Devonport airport has lifted Tasmania's road toll to 24 for this calendar year. Five people were in the Nissan when it crashed on Pardoe Road around 1pm this afternoon (Monday). Inspector John King shared the sad details. "A...