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MONA turns 10

Hobart's Museum of Old and New Art is celebrating its tenth birthday. Millionaire, professional gambler and art collector David Walsh's famous "subversive adult Disneyland" (in his own words) officially opened on 21 January 2011, with an...

Back from the dead: "extinct" cray resurfaces

Biologists are excited after a species of burrowing crayfish thought to be extinct was rediscovered on Tasmania's West Coast. A Hydro Tasmania environmental survey at Lake Burbury has found short-tailed rain crayfish specimens flourishing on the...

Claremont vehicle fire probe

Tasmania police is investigating the circumstances surrounding several vehicles being deliberately set alight on Main Road at Claremont in the state's south on Tuesday night. Detectives say information suggests that one vehicle had been targeted by...

Rare orange-bellied parrot breeding in record numbers in Tas

A rare orange-bellied parrot (AAP Image/Supplied by Department of Primary Industries) A critically endangered migratory parrot is breeding in Tasmania in record numbers, giving biologists renewed hope for the species' survival. The orange-bellied parrot makes a perilous...

Proposed new Launceston hotel

Business groups have welcomed a proposal for a new hotel on Boland Street. A development application has now been lodged with City of Launceston Council for the 130-bed facility which would include a restaurant, courtyard, gym...

Detectives probe Claremont firebombing

Glenorchy Detectives are investigating a mass car torching at Claremont in Hobart's north on Tuesday night.  Five vehicles went up in flames on Main Road at around 9:15.  Following multiple triple zero calls from alarmed residents, fire...

Car charging station welcomed

The northeast community of Bridport is the latest to hop on board the electric vehicle trend, with local community organisation Bridport Innovations launching a new charging station. Tasmania currently has around 340 electric vehicles on the...

Big Tree brought back to life

Augmented reality is being used to cement memories of a fallen forest giant in Tasmania's south. An 87-metre swamp gum known as the Arve Big Tree near Geeveston was among the priceless natural heritage wiped out...

Dozens off the grid, kayakers safe

Around 170 Derwent Valley locals blacked out in Monday's severe weather are being advised it'll likely be Tuesday afternoon before they're reconnected. Tasnetworks customers in Lachlan accounted for most of the outages, New Norfolk and Westerway...

Easing restrictions for Greater Brisbane

The Tasmanian Government has moved to allow people from Greater Brisbane to travel here. Travellers from the region are now able to come to Tasmania but must still quarantine when they arrive into the state, effective...