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Man rescued from Tasmania's popular Totem Pole

A 26-year-old man remains in a stable condition in the Royal Hobart Hospital after being winched to safety from one of Tasmania's popular rockclimbing areas. Around 8pm last night police from Marine and Rescue Services and paramedics responded to a report...

Another ship cancels

Burnie's cruise ship season has taken another blow as savage weather prevented the Pacific Eden from visiting this morning. The ship had come from South Australia's Kangaroo Island but bypassed Burnie to head straight onto Melbourne. Kirk Pinner from the local Tourism...

Deadly Longford smash

A woman is dead and a truck driver is in hospital after a horror smash at Longford on Tuesday morning.   Police were called to a head-on collision between a red Kia van and the medium-rigid truck on Illawarra Road around 5...

Fire threat downgraded, parks reopen

Tuesday morning saw a big development in Tasmania's bushfire crisis, with the 55,000-hectare Great Pine Tier fire downgraded to no alert level. It's welcome news after low cloud and sleet hampered firefighting in the area. The fire, which has burned for weeks,...

Market embroiled in gender laws row

Hobart City Council has apologised for pamphlets against proposed law changes around gender making their way into Saturday's Salamanca Market, referring to them as anti-transgender. Women Speak is opposed to the laws which include the removal of gender from birth certificates. Spokesperson...

Royal Hobart Regatta Public Holiday might go

  There is talk of potentially not having the Royal Hobart Regatta Public Holiday Monday anymore. As the final day of the Regatta wraps up, organisers say they are looking at ways of sustaining and building the Regatta into the future. Organiser Chris...

Brooks quits

Embattled Hodgman Government MP Adam Brooks is quitting parliament. He's told Tasmania Talks he'll no longer be the Member for Braddon as of close of business Tuesday, after visiting the Governor and Premier Will Hodgman on Monday morning.   Mr Brooks' fall from...

Ansons fishing tragedy

The coroner will receive a report after a man died while fishing at Ansons Bay in the state's northeast. Emergency services were called after the man, who was fishing with his wife, collapsed in shallow water on Saturday night.  Despite the best...

Saturday ferry floats the Hobart City Council's boat

The Hobart City Council will consider the implementation of a regular ferry service between Bellerive and the Hobart waterfront.  However, the Sydney-reminiscent concept would be confined to weekends, with Lord Mayor Anna Reynolds stating public transport is the state government's domain.  "We...

All hands on deck at Wooden Boat Festival

Hobart's waterfront has been reawakened with the bi-annual Australian Wooden Boat Festival. Yesterday thousands flocked to the area to take in the sights, food, music and activities, with around 120,000 people expected over the four days.  Organisers report that the festival is...