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Mayor Debbie Wisby stands down

A local mayor on Tasmania's East Coast has resigned amid growing criticism. Halfway through her four-year term, Debbie Wisby has quit Glamorgan Spring Bay Council, which last month was issued a performance improvement direction by the...

Body found during missing person search

Police and emergency services have located the body of a man at Primrose Sands, believed to be missing 77-year-old man Robert Lucas. The man’s body was located in scrub just off Primrose Sands Road by the...

Police welcome latest ice bust

A man and a woman are due in Devonport Magistrates Court on Friday morning, police alleging the pair tried to smuggle half a kilo of ice into the state on the Spirit of Tasmania. Officers working...

Missing man: Bob Lucas

A land and air search is underway in the Primrose Sands area for a missing man. The Rescue Helicopter is being utilised in the search. Police say 77-year-old Robert (Bob) Lucas is about 172cm tall with a...

Fur seal found injured by large hook

DPIPWE’s Marine Conservation Program staff have successfully removed a fishing gaff lodged in the muzzle of an Australian fur seal. The seal, a large adult male weighing about 200kg, was first spotted near Cape Hauy on...

State of emergency extended

Tasmania's state of emergency, giving the government sweeping powers including quarantining interstate visitors, will be extended until the end of next month as Victoria's coronavirus situation remains tense. Police Commissioner Darren Hine will continue in his...

Hobart rents plunge

Tenants have a better chance of nabbing a cheaper rental as prices fall across the country. Latest figures from Domain show the rental market has become highly fragmented in recent months, hit by border closures. In the...

Luxury project a step closer

The Wilderness Society has 21 days to appeal a Supreme Court decision rejecting its case against a luxury helicopter tourism development in the Walls of Jerusalem National Park. Environmentalists argued the state's Planning Appeal Tribunal failed...

Tasmania closes border to Victorians

Tasmania is banning all Victorian travellers from midnight on Wednesday, amid an escalating coronavirus outbreak in Melbourne. The tightened border restrictions also include a ban on those who have been in Victoria within 14 days before...

Man charged with bow and arrow offences

A Newnham man has been charged after allegedly firing arrows at homes in the Invermay area yesterday morning. Just after 10am police responded to reports of a man discharging arrows from a recurve bow at houses...