tasmanian news 7ad 7bu pageheader

Poppy love: alkaloids bounce back

Tasmania's volatile poppy industry is set for another upswing. Tasmanian Alkaloids has announced it's boosting the number of hectares needed for next year's crop by 65 per cent to more than 8000 hectares, good news for...

Underwear couple arrested

A shipment of underwear allegedly loaded with nearly a kilo of ice has a northwest Tasmanian couple in serious trouble. The man and a woman aged 48 and 39 were arrested after police raided an Ulverstone...

Two people in custody over Richmond murder

Two people are in custody and assisting police with their inquiries following the suspicious death of a 22-year-old man by the side of Colebrook Road at Richmond in the early hours of Sunday morning. Detective Inspector...

Police could be anywhere, any time this Easter

Tasmania’s new-look police vehicles have been unveiled to lead this year’s Easter road safety campaign. Police Commissioner Darren Hine says this Easter break, Tasmania Police could be anywhere, any time and in any vehicle. “We’re targeting high-risk...

Anti-cable car meeting "premature"

The Mount Wellington Cableway Company expects to submit a development application for the project shortly. It claims Tuesday night's meeting, called by Hobart City Council in response to a petition, was premature, as the petition's conditions...

Folau to answer breach notice

Israel Folau has until this afternoon to decide whether he'll face a code of conduct hearing after Rugby Australia served him with a breach notice over last week's social media posts. It follows reports in Sydney's...

One critical after Forcett crash

Two people remain in hospital with serious injuries following a two-car crash in the state's south this morning. The crash occurred on the Arthur Highway at Forcett when a black Holden sedan travelling towards Sorell crossed...

Hobart smoking ban given the green light

Smoking in central Hobart will soon be limited to only a handful of areas, after council last night voted to expand its cigarette ban. From April 15 next year, it will be illegal to smoke in...

Ravenswood arson probe

There's an urgent call for donations for two single mothers who've been left with nothing after their home was apparently firebombed at Ravenswood yesterday evening. There's been around $200,000 damage to the Warring Street home. Arson investigators...

Maria Island kayaker saved

A kayaker who went missing off Maria Island on Monday afternoon has turned up safe and well. Hobart man Steve Smith paddled out from Darlington yesterday morning, but his family raised the alarm after he failed...