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Smoke cancels flights

Flights between Melbourne and Tasmania are being affected by bushfire smoke from Victoria for a second day. A Qantas service into Hobart was cancelled this morning while this afternoon's TigerAir flight...

Hodgman's legacy hailed

Prominent industry figures are hopeful Will Hodgman's replacement will be able to maintain the momentum, following news the popular Liberal Premier is quitting Parliament to spend more time with his...

Ice bust in Launceston

A woman's been arrested after routine passenger screening at Launceston Airport. Drug Dog Fang gave a positive signal, resulting in a 25-year-old Newnham woman being searched. She's facing trafficking charges, allegedly in...

Melbourne haze hits Tassie

City buildings are seen through smoke haze from bushfires in Melbourne, Tuesday, January 14, 2020 (AAP Image/Erik Anderson) Smoke has again been on the rise in Tasmania due to mainland blazes.  The...

Hodgman resigns

Image of Premier Will Hodgman from October 2019. (AAP Image/Lukas Coch) Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman has announced he's standing down both from the state's top job and from parliament altogether. An emotional Mr...

Firearms stolen from home

Police in the state's south are appealing for information after seven registered firearms were stolen from a house in New Norfolk. Authorities were called to the house on North Cresent about...

Fears for forest giants

An environment group fears the state-owned logger is leaving giant trees nearly six meters wide off its protection register. Forestry Watch says it's identified five huge Mountain Ashes in the Huon...

Calls to curb Airbnb influence

Hobart Lord Mayor Anna Reynolds has backed calls for short-stay accommodation providers to be reined in, as the state's housing crisis shows no signs of slowing. It follows similar comments from...

Indigenous expertise to better manage fire danger

Three new specialist indigenous roles will be created within the Parks and Wildlife Service to push for better land management in Tasmania. The State Government has announced the move, along with...

Shot fired at Longford home

Authorities are appealing for information after a firearm was discharged towards a home in Longford overnight. Police were called to the property on Wellington Street about 1am this morning after the...