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Indigenous expertise to better manage fire danger

Three new specialist indigenous roles will be created within the Parks and Wildlife Service to push for better land management in Tasmania. The State Government has announced the move, along with committing to having Aboriginal representation on the Statewide Fuel Reduction...

Shot fired at Longford home

Authorities are appealing for information after a firearm was discharged towards a home in Longford overnight. Police were called to the property on Wellington Street about 1am this morning after the firearm was shot through a front window. Initial investigations indicate that...

Alleged traffickers busted

Police are warning drug traffickers they'll be caught sooner or later, after making two arrests in suburban Hobart over the weekend. It's alleged a 47-year-old Kingston man and a 23-year-old woman were nabbed at Lenah Valley carrying traffickable quantities of methylamphetamine. Police...

Records smashed at Cadbury Marathon

It started with Launceston's Milly Clark breaking a 34-year record in the half-marathon, running 73 minutes and 15 seconds. She took 45 seconds off the benchmark held by Lisa Ondieki, the 1988 Olympic marathon silver medalist. "It lasted 34 years for a...

Injured bushwalker airlifted to hospital

A bushwalker has been airlifted to the Royal Hobart Hospital after sustaining an injury while hiking at a remote location near Hibbs Bay on Tasmania's West Coast. The 22-year-old male had fallen off a 4 metre cliff and hurt his hip...

Motorbike hoon arrest

A 30-year-old man has been arrested after police were led on a dramatic high-speed chase through Hobart's eastern shore on Thursday night. The motorcyclist was allegedly detected travelling at 180km/h on the Bowen Bridge at Goodwood at around 8:30pm, but refused...

Male and teen arrested on firearms offences

A man and a teenager are behind bars on firearm charges after a lengthy investigation into reports of gunshots in Launceston last month.  Police received reports of gunfire from New Street in Invermay on Thursday December 19 and then again on...

Sailor's lucky escape after running aground

A sailor is safe and well after getting into trouble in Georges Bay at St Helens last night. Marine police received a concern for welfare call last night after the man didn't return from a boating trip. The Westpac Rescue Helicopter was...

Firebugs light up Hobart's eastern shore

Deliberately-lit fires kept emergency services busy in Greater Hobart overnight, with homes menaced on the eastern shore as high winds and warm temperatures fanned the flames. Multiple blazes were lit on Thursday night at the Waverley Flora Park. "TFS have requested the...

Endlay guilty of assault

A man, who was last year found to be responsible for the death of his own baby four years ago, has been found guilty of assaulting his wife in 2019. 40-year-old Gaurav Endlay appeared in the Launceston Magistrates Court on Thursday...