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Day on the Lawn festival line-up

The Day on the Lawn festival was launched today (Wednesday) at the Royal Botanical Gardens, and promises to be a 'ripper' event. Among the headliners are Grinspoon, Ocean Alley and Coolio. Vandemonium Touring's Brendan Self launched the event...

Port Arthur massacre film controversy

Distress continues in Tasmania in reaction to news a movie about the Port Arthur gunman is in the works. Tasmanian author Justin Woolley, who escaped the mass shooting as a 12 year old, is highly critical...

Damaging winds to continue

Wild weather lashing much of the state on Tuesday night is forecast to ease off in most areas late on Wednesday morning. A warning for damaging west to northwesterly gusts of up to 100 kilometres an...

Bandidos members charged after police raid

Three Bandidos bikie gang members are facing charges after a police raid on their East Devonport clubhouse on Tuesday. Police will allege they found stolen property, a firearm, ammunition and drugs at the former plaster warehouse...

Tas war hero Teddy Sheean awarded VC

A picture of Ordinary Seaman Teddy Sheean (AAP Image/Lukas Coch) On the 78th anniversary of his heroic World War II actions, Teddy Sheean has posthumously been awarded Australia's highest military honour for giving his life to...

Border reopening to SA after Adelaide scare

Tasmania's border will reopen to South Australia at 12:01am Thursday. It'll be classified as a low-risk jurisdiction, meaning arrivals won't have to quarantine - unless they've been in a specific hotspot identified by South Australian Health as...

Rookies ready to rescue

Trainee air crew police are being put through their paces at Cambridge in preparation for a busy summer season. Hanging out of a helicopter in atrocious weather while winching lost bushwalkers or crash victims on board...

Xmas arrives in Burnie

Burnie's modified Christmas celebrations have been announced. The city's Christmas Parade and the New Years' Eve Bite and Brew celebrations were cancelled because of the gathering considerations caused by the pandemic, but plenty of other experiences...

Windy and chilly start to summer

Tasmania's set for a volatile start to summer, weather-wise, as a cold front sweeping over the state brings temperatures in the mid 20s for the south on Tuesday and as low as zero for the...

Plane crash at Stanley

An Australian Transport Safety Bureau investigation is underway into what caused a small plane to go down at Stanley in the northwest this morning. The pilot managed to pull of an emergency landing on a paddock...