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Westbury man missing

Police are concerned for the welfare of a Westbury man who hasn't been seen since 8am on Monday.  85-year-old Geoffrey Frank Trezise is believed to have remained in northern Tasmania. He's of slim build, around 170 cm tall with short wavy grey...

Facebook's floral faux pas

A public relations drive by Facebook has hit an awkward juncture, with the social media giant potentially in hot water for breaching quarantine. Clark Independent Andrew Wilkie says he's been sent a promotional floral arrangement which breached Tasmania's strict biosecurity laws. He's...

Most popular team sport in Tasmania

While Tasmania continues the push for its own AFL Team, another code is proving the quiet achiever. Soccer, or 'The World Game' as many know it, is the most popular team sport in the state, with 7.4 percent of the population...

Tasmanians urged to say 'Nup to the Cup'

Tasmanians are being encouraged to say 'Nup to the Cup' tomorrow, in memory of horses killed each year on racetracks and in slaughter houses. A recent expose revealed thousands of ex-racehorses were tortured before being killed at abattoirs and knackeries in...

Pizza workers underpaid

A North Hobart restaurant is facing a six-figure penalty payout for a flagrant case of migrant underpayment. The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured $104,000 in penalties against the operators of a Crust Gourmet Pizza franchise outlet in Hobart after they discriminated...

Pizza Hut heist

Police on Hobart's eastern shore are hunting two men after a robbery at the Howrah Pizza Hut on Sunday night. Investigators say a coordinated response is underway after the men were seen fleeing the premises. Around 9.15pm last night, two men entered...

Hospital woes continue

Labor has the knives out again for the State Government over yet another setback at the Royal Hobart Hospital. Construction dust has caused around a million dollars of damage to communications equipment at the new K block, which has already been...

Man dies while driving on Bass Hwy

Authorities are investigating the death of man who appears to have suffered a medical emergency while behind the wheel of a car driving on the Bass Highway in the state's north. Police say the vehicle went through safety rails on the...

Crews fight to get the upper hand

Another fire weather warning remains in place for Tasmania's Southeast, East Coast, Midlands and Upper Derwent Valley as bushfires continue to burn across the state. A handful of shacks in the state's remote Central Highlands were under threat from a blaze...

Female motorcyclist killed

A female motorcyclist has been killed in a road accident in the state's north-west.  Four motorcycles and a car were part of the devastating multi-vehicle crash on the Bass Highway at Wynyard between Calder Road and Mt Hicks Road just after 9am...