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Man circumnavigates Tasmania solo on a jet ski

For the first time ever, an adventurer has circumnavigated Tasmania solo on a jet ski. 60-year-old Lindsay Warner from South Australia finished the solo trip in 12 days yesterday and says...

Suburban gunshot leaves 26-year-old hospitalised

A surburban street in Kings Meadows was last night shaken when a gunshot rang out in the area.  Police arrived to the residential property on Pinkard Street at approximately 7:30pm, responding...

Beach in the clear after faecal fiasco

Blackmans Bay beach has reopened after more tests showed a significant improvement in the River Derwent’s water quality, but the southern end of the beach remains closed. Earlier, the main beach...

Wildlife over social life - or at least social media.

Wombats being chased around by selfie sticks, picnic lunches being fed to wallabies, and tweeting seabirds on Twitter: tourists to Tasmania are obsessed with getting the perfect snap with our...

Smoky weekend looming

Worsening conditions have prompted fire authorities to have extra crews on standby in the Derwent Valley township of Maydena. A total fire ban is in place for southern Tasmania today, with...

Fire efforts grounded by aerial intruder

An unidentified helicopter that flew over the Gell River fire earlier in the week caused Tasmania Fire Service air efforts in the area to be fully grounded.  Tasmania Fire Service Incident...

Tasmanians encouraged to shop around for fuel

Tasmanian motorists are being urged to support fuel retailers that are offering prices below $1.40 a litre after weeks of continued high prices. With the wholesale price currently below $1.20 per...

Rents still boiling

Hobart's median house rents have grown to such an extent to be just $20 a week cheaper than Melbourne. Domain's latest Rental Report finds Hobart's house rent at $420 dollars (+6.3%),...

Shocking home invasion

Police in Launceston are hunting two males responsible for a terrifying home invasion at Kings Meadows. The balaclava-wearing pair forced their way into a Kay Street home around 7.10 am on...