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Hobart prepares for NZ flights

A travel bubble between Australia and New Zealand is now underway after both countries had success in containing coronavirus. People are allowed to cross the Tasman provided they don’t have symptoms and aren’t waiting on a...

Man dies in trailbike tragedy

A northwest Tasmanian man is dead after a trail bike crash on the state's West Coast on Sunday.  Police say the man in his 30s was riding with a group on Ocean Beach south of Trial...

Official campaigns launched

Both major parties have officially launched their election campaigns, two weeks out from the state election. Tasmanians are heading to the polls ten months earlier than expected after the Premier declared his government in minority when...

Child abuse material charges

A southern Tasmanian man has faced court charged with uploading child abuse material to multiple social media platforms. A joint state and federal police operation acting on a tip-off from US authorities raided a New Norfolk...

Spate of gun crime prompts police to act

A recent surge in gun crime in Launceston has prompted the establishment of a police task force to tackle the issue. The new team has been set up in Launceston. "Firearms in the wrong hands are dangerous...

Beaconsfield gold haul on the move

The new owner of the Beaconsfield gold mine has begun processing old tailings. A fleet of half-a-dozen trucks is moving a significant amount of gold-bearing material from the Beaconsfield Wetlands area to the Beaconsfield processing plant. NQ...

No more free car travel on Spirits

Spirit of Tasmania's ‘bring your car for free’ promotion has ended more than two months ahead of schedule, due to strong take up. The federal government's $6 million boost to the Bass Strait Passenger Vehicle Equalisation...

Police probe Ridgley fatality

A report will be prepared for the coroner after a single-vehicle fatality at Ridgley in the state's northwest on Thursday evening. A man in his 20s died after his Ford ute left West Mooreville Road on...

Charges laid after Launceston robbery

Police have charged a 31-year-old man in relation to a robbery in Launceston on Thursday morning. Just after 8:30am, it's alleged a woman was approached by a man opposite the Morty's Food Court on Wellington Place...

Waste probe into dairy giant

Australia's largest dairy company is being investigated by the Tasmanian environment watchdog over issues with effluent management. The island state's Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is keen to meet with the owner of Van Dairy Limited in...