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Bees to buzz at Taste

The Taste of Tasmania is today unveiling its full line-up of food and beverage producers who will gather at Princes Wharf to tempt crowds from December 28th to January 3rd. 93 producers will be serving up...

Payday lenders crackdown call

Predatory payday loans are on the rise as Tasmanians feel the pinch from the rising cost of living. Advocacy groups including the Hobart Community Legal Centre and TasCOSS have released data revealing more and more people...

Yaraandoo's familiar failures

The Aged Care Quality and Safety Royal Commission in Tasmania has been drilling down into the Yaraandoo facility at Somerset near Burnie, which was sanctioned last year for critical deficiencies. Ellie Valier has reflected on staff...

Launceston yacht fire

A leaky stove sparked a fire that badly damaged a yacht and burned two others in Tasmania's north. Just after 8pm on Sunday the Tasmania Fire Service rushed to the Tamar Yacht Club in Launceston, finding...

Remembrance Day events

From Zeehan to Bicheno, King Island to Dover, Tasmanians right across the state have stopped to pay their respects to defence force personnel who gave their lives. A total of 67 locations across the state hosted...

Bushwalker search underway

  Another search and rescue operation is underway in Tasmanian bushland. Four bushwalkers called for help late on Sunday afternoon after becoming disoriented on the top of Tarn Shelf at Mt Field National Park. The rescue helicopter had...

Tassie firefighters heading to NSW to help

27 additional TFS firefighters have left for Northern NSW to help the state battle unprecedented bushfires. The group, including 25 volunteers, flew out on Airforce Hercules from Hobart Airport early this morning  A Tasmanian strike team from...

Regional Tas shines at tourism awards

The state's often overlooked West Coast has been recognised for its fast growing tourism sector. Four operators from the region including the West Coast Wilderness Railway and Gordon River Cruises won gold at the 2019 Tasmanian...

Newstart inquiry in Tasmania

Tasmania's perspective on life on the dole is being heard by the federal parliamentary Newstart inquiry which is moving around the country.  Liberal Premier Hodgman's expressed his support for a rise to the weekly social security...

Gorge Hotel plans struck down

Hopes for a proposed new hotel development in Launceston have been dashed, following a decision by the Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal. Josef Chromy's JAC Group was behind the $50 million Gorge Hotel to be...