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Ta-ta, Tah: new homeless shelter

Hobart's Waratah Hotel is being bought by the Hodgman Government for supported accommodation. The Murray Street building will be housing the vulnerable next year after refurbishment plans pass through council processes. Housing Minister Roger Jaensch says they're serious about alleviating the capital's...

Rapist rowing coach gaoled

A former rowing coach now behind bars for rape was considered a family friend of the victim. The 60-year-old, whose identity can't be revealed, attacked a woman in her tent at a school regatta at Lake Barrington in March last year,...

Meningococcal in Burnie

Meningococcal's surfaced in Tasmania again, this time in the North West. A 20-year-old Burnie man has the B strain, which is not covered by government funded vaccine programmes. He is receiving hospital treatment, while those who've been in close contact are also...

Chilly blast coming our way

Tasmania is in for an icy blast, with multiple weather systems carrying cold air from Antarctica approaching. Temperatures will drop over the rest of the week, as the system brings some high winds and rain. The Weather Bureau's Michael Conway says the...

Smoking limit a no-go, for now

A controversial Bill to increase Tasmania's minimum smoking age to 21 is off the table, after the politician behind the measure withdrew it. Premier Will Hodgman had already indicated his government didn't support Windermere Independent Ivan Dean's bid to outlaw sales...

Skyway visual claims

Opponents to the planned skyway development at Launceston's Cataract Gorge have released their impression of how they think it could look close up (above impression). The $20 million project would feature 24 glass gondolas travelling a triangular route on cables supported...

Private hospital bid

As uncertainty continues about the future of Hobart Private Hospital, another operator is looking at entering the market, albeit on a smaller scale, up the road at New Town. National operator Nexus Hospitals is teaming up with the Launceston-founded Contact Group...

Body found in missing man search

. Police searching for a Hobart man who went missing two days ago have discovered a body on the banks of the Jordan River at Bridgewater. 33 year old Gatbel Gatwech, also known as Tot Tarir, of Sudanese heritage, hadn't been accounted...

Whelan issues apology

Image: Liberal Candidate for Lyons Jessica Whelan at the Agfest agricultural show, Thursday, May 2, 2019. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas)   Former Liberal candidate for Lyons Jessica Whelan has issued an apology Labor leader Rebecca White. Ms Whelan resigned from the Liberal party during the...

Dead animals, nappies dumped

Putrid piles of rotting deer carcasses, burned-out cars and disposable nappies are among tonnes of illegal rubbish fouling bushland in northern Tasmania. The "Nunamara Wasteland" Facebook page has shone a light on the chronic issue which locals say has been going...