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Ansons fishing tragedy

The coroner will receive a report after a man died while fishing at Ansons Bay in the state's northeast. Emergency services were called after the man, who was fishing with his wife, collapsed in shallow water...

Saturday ferry floats the Hobart City Council's boat

The Hobart City Council will consider the implementation of a regular ferry service between Bellerive and the Hobart waterfront.  However, the Sydney-reminiscent concept would be confined to weekends, with Lord Mayor Anna Reynolds stating public transport...

All hands on deck at Wooden Boat Festival

Hobart's waterfront has been reawakened with the bi-annual Australian Wooden Boat Festival. Yesterday thousands flocked to the area to take in the sights, food, music and activities, with around 120,000 people expected over the four days.  Organisers...

Labor Abandons Pokies Policy

A year after its pledge to remove poker machines from Tasmania's pubs and clubs torpedoed its election campaign, state Labor is now dumping it. Opposition leader Rebecca White made the revelation today. Federal Independent Andrew Wilkie calls...

Hit by a truck: Pedestrian airlifted from north-west to RHH

A woman has been left hospitalised after being hit by a truck in Burnie this morning.  Police say the 56-year-old woman was crossing the Cattley and Wilson street junction just after 9 am this morning when she...

Ambo crash

Two paramedics needed treatment from colleagues after their ambulance was caught up in a crash on the Bass Highway at Burnie on Thursday. "A white Holden utility travelling south on Wilson Street had entered the intersection...

Man dodges jail for child sex

A man who carried on a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl has walked free from the Supreme Court at Burnie on a suspended sentence. The man, who can't be named, was in his early twenties...

Thousands expected as tall ships grace Hobart's Derwent

All the pieces are falling into place for Australian Wooden Boat Festival starting in Hobart tomorrow. Some of the early arrivals are Rite of Passage and HMAS Choules carrying the historic Mistral II which will be...

Rescue helicopter summoned following serious car crash

UPDATE 4:20PM: One person has been transported by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter to the Royal Hobart Hospital. Another person has been transported by Ambulance to the North West Regional Hospital in Burnie. --------------------------------- EARLIER: A serious car...

Crane-drain: Hobart's skyline to lose a visitor in RHH next step

A 120-metre high structure will depart the Hobart skyline this weekend when one of the cranes completing the Royal Hobart Hospital redevelopment takes its leave.  Approximately 15,000 lifts after it arrived in late July 2017, the Jaso...