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Fears for forest giants

An environment group fears the state-owned logger is leaving giant trees nearly six meters wide off its protection register. Forestry Watch says it's identified five huge Mountain Ashes in the Huon Valley which are in a...

Calls to curb Airbnb influence

Hobart Lord Mayor Anna Reynolds has backed calls for short-stay accommodation providers to be reined in, as the state's housing crisis shows no signs of slowing. It follows similar comments from maverick MP Sue Hickey, which...

Indigenous expertise to better manage fire danger

Three new specialist indigenous roles will be created within the Parks and Wildlife Service to push for better land management in Tasmania. The State Government has announced the move, along with committing to having Aboriginal representation...

Shot fired at Longford home

Authorities are appealing for information after a firearm was discharged towards a home in Longford overnight. Police were called to the property on Wellington Street about 1am this morning after the firearm was shot through a...

Alleged traffickers busted

Police are warning drug traffickers they'll be caught sooner or later, after making two arrests in suburban Hobart over the weekend. It's alleged a 47-year-old Kingston man and a 23-year-old woman were nabbed at Lenah Valley...

Records smashed at Cadbury Marathon

It started with Launceston's Milly Clark breaking a 34-year record in the half-marathon, running 73 minutes and 15 seconds. She took 45 seconds off the benchmark held by Lisa Ondieki, the 1988 Olympic marathon silver medalist. "It...

Injured bushwalker airlifted to hospital

A bushwalker has been airlifted to the Royal Hobart Hospital after sustaining an injury while hiking at a remote location near Hibbs Bay on Tasmania's West Coast. The 22-year-old male had fallen off a 4 metre...

Motorbike hoon arrest

A 30-year-old man has been arrested after police were led on a dramatic high-speed chase through Hobart's eastern shore on Thursday night. The motorcyclist was allegedly detected travelling at 180km/h on the Bowen Bridge at Goodwood...

Male and teen arrested on firearms offences

A man and a teenager are behind bars on firearm charges after a lengthy investigation into reports of gunshots in Launceston last month.  Police received reports of gunfire from New Street in Invermay on Thursday December...

Sailor's lucky escape after running aground

A sailor is safe and well after getting into trouble in Georges Bay at St Helens last night. Marine police received a concern for welfare call last night after the man didn't return from a boating...