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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...

Gov urged to clamp down on essential workers

The State Government is assuring Tasmanians it's acting only on public health advice, as Labor raises concerns about essential workers being allowed into the state from Victoria without quarantining. Currently personnel are allowed to work and...

Questions over workplace investigations

There are claims Tasmanian Government underfunding is putting workplaces at risk. Right to Information figures obtained by the Greens revealed out of 38 workplace deaths in the state, formal probes were undertaken into only 21 of...

Chemists robbed

Launceston police are investigating burglaries at two chemists last night. Damage was sustained to the front door and medication was taken from the Youngtown Pharamacy on Hobart Road at about 9:15  20 minutes later a similar event...