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Small cruise ships locked in for Devonport

Devonport won't be missing out altogether on the lucrative Tasmanian cruise ship season, with two smaller boutique vessels to visit the port.   The Star Breeze, carrying 312 passengers, will dock on November 29 after visiting Port...

Heavy lift ship to remove sunken tugs - Barge plan shelved

Plans to salvage two tugs on the bottom of the Mersey River using the special lifting barge, the St Vincent, currently holed up in Brisbane, have been abandoned.   Instead, the heavy lifting ship AAL Melbourne has...

Dams sink due to big dry

Hydro Tasmania is blaming an extremely dry summer and autumn for water storages falling below a key benchmark. Tasmania's energy storage position remains secure according to Hydro, which came under fire for its role in the...

House values continue to drop

A new report has found house prices in Australia are dropping at their fastest rate since the global financial crisis. The Corelogic study has found the nation's median property values dropped by 2 per cent since...

Premier's health system priority

Tasmania's Premier's bowing out of a trip to New Zealand, instead remaining at home to keep working on the state's health system dramas. New data finding ongoing struggles with the elective surgery waiting list and emergency...

Control of Tas Labor seized

Federal Labor's stepped into run Tasmania's division of the party until 2025 in an attempt to bolster its chances of winning the next state election. Former Senators Doug Cameron and Nick Sherry will steer local operations. The...

Two wounded in Devonport incident

Two people have been taken to hospital following a wounding incident in Devonport this morning around 6.30 a.m..   Police say the two people, both males in their 20s, are known to each other and one is...

Truck fire on Spirit sparks emergency procedures

TT-Line has confirmed a truck fire on board the Spirit of Tasmania 2 last night was quickly contained by it's on-board fire crew.   Passengers arrived safely in Devonport this morning after a truck fire on a...

1,042 Covid-19 cases pop up overnight

Tasmania has recorded 1,042 new cases of Covid-19 overnight. Recoveries are continuing to outpace new infections, with 7,267 active cases being monitored across the state. 3,785 of those cases are active in the State's South, another 1,838...