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Rare orange-bellied parrot breeding in record numbers in Tas

A rare orange-bellied parrot (AAP Image/Supplied by Department of Primary Industries) A critically endangered migratory parrot is breeding in Tasmania in record numbers, giving biologists renewed hope for the species' survival. The orange-bellied parrot makes a perilous...

Proposed new Launceston hotel

Business groups have welcomed a proposal for a new hotel on Boland Street. A development application has now been lodged with City of Launceston Council for the 130-bed facility which would include a restaurant, courtyard, gym...

Detectives probe Claremont firebombing

Glenorchy Detectives are investigating a mass car torching at Claremont in Hobart's north on Tuesday night.  Five vehicles went up in flames on Main Road at around 9:15.  Following multiple triple zero calls from alarmed residents, fire...

Car charging station welcomed

The northeast community of Bridport is the latest to hop on board the electric vehicle trend, with local community organisation Bridport Innovations launching a new charging station. Tasmania currently has around 340 electric vehicles on the...

Big Tree brought back to life

Augmented reality is being used to cement memories of a fallen forest giant in Tasmania's south. An 87-metre swamp gum known as the Arve Big Tree near Geeveston was among the priceless natural heritage wiped out...

Dozens off the grid, kayakers safe

Around 170 Derwent Valley locals blacked out in Monday's severe weather are being advised it'll likely be Tuesday afternoon before they're reconnected. Tasnetworks customers in Lachlan accounted for most of the outages, New Norfolk and Westerway...

Easing restrictions for Greater Brisbane

The Tasmanian Government has moved to allow people from Greater Brisbane to travel here. Travellers from the region are now able to come to Tasmania but must still quarantine when they arrive into the state, effective...

Worry over economic growth post pandemic

Challenges and opportunities loom for Tasmania post-covid, according to an influential economic report The Deloitte Access Economics forecast is predicting economic growth of 3.4 per cent for the state this calendar year. Premier Peter Gutwein's welcomed bullish...

Royal Hobart Regatta going ahead

Those keen to attend next month's Royal Hobart Regatta need to get their registrations in for a covid-capped event. After lengthy negotiations with the Tasmanian Government and health authorities, the much-loved riverside festival is set to...

Wilderness kayaker rescue

The Rescue chopper team headed to the rugged terrain of the Franklin-Gordon Rivers National Park late yesterday (Saturday) to help a 61 year old woman out of trouble. They responded to a Personal Locator Beacon in...