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Wilderness kayaker rescue

The Rescue chopper team headed to the rugged terrain of the Franklin-Gordon Rivers National Park late yesterday (Saturday) to help a 61 year old woman out of trouble. They responded to...

Rare whales spotted off Tassie coast

Wildlife watchers are excited after a rarely-seen visitor to Australia turned up off Tasmania's east coast.  Patrons onboard a tourist boat were over the moon as a pod of orcas swam...

Huonville's flood defence

It's hoped $4.8 million of new flood mitigation infrastucture in Southern Tasmania's Huonville will help the region cope with rare heavy rain events.  The upgraded drainage system, which is now in...

Acting PM in Tas tells Joe to go home

Joe the racing pigeon sits on a rooftop Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Melbourne, Australia (Kevin Celli-Bird via AP) On his visit to Tasmania, the acting Prime Minister is facing the...

Strong uptake for free car travel on Spirits

There has reportedly been a surge in Spirit of Tasmania bookings on Thursday morning, as TT-Line's "bring your car for free" promotion went live.  The $6 million federal government injection to...

Tas tracing done from Brisbane hotel cluster

All Tasmanian arrivals who completed their international quarantine at Brisbane's Grand Chancellor Hotel since December 30 have been tracked down by state health authorities. 14 travellers are in isolation and being...

Reedy Marsh deceased named

The media's being warned to stay off the northern Tasmanian property at the centre of a suspected murder investigation. Police have now released the name of the man whose body was...

Govt wants people to record little penguin numbers

Tasmania is calling on citizen scientists to help record little penguin numbers so threats to their colonies can be better managed. The state government has tightened protections for the birds after...

Manhunt ends in arrest

Police have wound up a manhunt in Tasmania's north sparked by the alleged murder of a 69 year old man yesterday (Tuesday) at Reedy Marsh. They arrested a 47 year old...