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Coronavirus racist attack

Another case of racial abuse aimed at Asians involving coronavirus taunts has reared its head in Tasmania. The latest is from Launceston where teenagers are claimed to have hurled coronavirus insults,...

Trees 'spiked' in Tasmania's south

Tasmania's forest wars look set to reignite following news 'spiked' timber has damaged sawmilling equipment. Potentially fatal bolts were allegedly discovered driven into logs at two Tasmanian logging mills in the...

West coast rescue

Rescue police on the state's west coast are hoping a break in the weather will allow the Westpac Helicopter to pick up a pair of stranded walkers. A 19-year-old Rosebery woman...

Body found in burned-out home

There'll be a probe after a body was found in a home destroyed by fire at Geeveston overnight. The Geeveston, Huonville and Franklin brigades found the Fourfoot Road address well alight...

Tas renters receive help

$2,000 or four weeks rent is being offered by the state government to Tasmanian tenants facing extreme hardship. The COVID19 Rent Relief Fund is eligible for those with less than $5,000...

Remote plane owner accused of attacking eagle

Authorities are investigating an alleged toy-plane attack on a native bird in Tasmania's northwest. DPIPWE says it's received reports of a remote-controlled plane being flown at a juvenile white-bellied sea eagle...

Property market changing

Damage from the coronavirus downturn's become apparent in Tasmania's real estate market. In new Real Estate Institute of Tasmania figures, the number of home sale slumped in April, Launceston down 39%, Hobart...

Coroner to probe deaths

Two deaths at Burnie's North West Regional Hospital have been referred to the coroner. Health authorities say a man died on Sunday morning and a woman early on Monday.  Both were aged...

Agricultural shows plead for help

Agricultural festivals across Australia are facing some tough times, as coronavirus restrictions continue. The Royal Agricultural Society of Tasmania is asking the Federal Government for financial help to keep its 24...

Logging makes fires worse: report

New research from the University of Tasmania has found that logging causes bushfires to be worse. In a scientific paper published in the Journal ‘Fire’, the researchers found that logging regrowth...