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Olympic glory for Titmus

Ariarne Titmus is the toast of Tasmania, winning the 400 metre freestyle Olympic gold, beating American champion Katie Ledecky. Launceston born, Ariarne and her family moved to Brisbane in 2015 to further her swimming career. For Premier Gutwein and the rest of...

Ben Lomond big snow

(Photos courtesy of Ben Lomond Snow Sports) Around 11 people and two dogs reportedly had to be brought to safety by the SES overnight as their vehicles ran afoul of treacherous icey and snowy roads in Tasmania's Central Highlands. The West Coast...

Man to face court following bike crash

A 21-year-old trailbike rider is lucky to have avoided serious injury in a drunken crash east of Hobart over the weekend. Police were called to Bangalee Street at Lauderdale shortly before 10am on Saturday after the man came to grief while...

Tassie tops State of the States again

Tasmania's success in avoiding coronavirus-related lockdowns is believed to be a factor in it coming out on top again in Commsec's latest economic rankings. It's the sixth consecutive quarter Tasmania's ranked above the rest of the country in the State of...

Shots fired into Launceston home

Police are investigating after a firearm was discharged into a house in Launceston's south on Saturday night. Occupants of the residence on Boiton Hill Road in Norwood were home at the time but weren't injured It happened at about 10:45pm. Authorities say it...

Holiday vouchers return

More support is on offer for Tasmania's covid-hit visitor economy as hard borders against New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia continue to hurt businesses, as well as the two-month suspension of the trans-Tasman travel bubble with New Zealand.  The Premier...

Tas covid update

Having wrapped up a coronavirus meeting with the Prime Minister and other Premiers, Peter Gutwein's provided an update on where everything's at. As expected, he's keeping Tasmania's arrival ban in place for New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. He is also...

Teddy's heroism in revised book on Tasmania's finest

The exploits of Latrobe war hero Teddy Sheean are being chronicled in the latest revision of a book on Tasmania's finest. "Our Heroes" chronicles the lives of notable Tasmanians including those who received Australia's highest military honour of the Victoria Cross.For...

Freak tides on way

A wintry spell in Tasmania in coming days is being preceded by the highest tides in 26 years.  Low air pressure and the combined pull of the sun and moon will see inundation on the coast and tidal rivers around the...

Man not seen since Monday

Police are appealing for information about the whereabouts of a 42-year-old from the Derwent Valley. Lawrence Leigh Brown was last seen in the Hobart CBD on 19 July, with police and family now holding concern for his welfare. Lawrence is described as...