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Tasmanians missing out on millions

  New figures show Tasmanians with ill health are missing out on millions of dollars in federally-funded treatment due to difficulty affording and accessing primary care. The Tasmanian Council of Social Service says up to 100 million...

Heritage recognition for the Gorge

  Some major updates to Tasmania's heritage register are out for public comment. For the first time Launceston's Cataract Gorge's natural values are being recognised with a listed boundary for its surrounding reserves. The Tasmanian Heritage Council says it...

Deer hunters welcome new grounds

A prominent Tasmanian hunter is welcoming moves to open up more public reserves to deal with Tasmania's growing fallow deer problem. The opening up of the Tooms Lake and Buxton River conservation areas, as well as...

Air quality warnings

The west and northwest coasts of Tasmania as well as areas around Launceston are experiencing poor air quality due to a number of bushfires still burning around the state. As of 3:20pm on Tuesday afternoon, a...

King penguin comes ashore

An unusual visitor was seen on a Southern Tasmanian beach, more than a thousand kilometres from its home. The penguin was spotted at Seven Mile Beach and may have come ashore to rest after a big...

Arson probe after classrooms gutted

A suspicious fire at a Catholic school in Hobart's north will be probed.  Several neighbours of Holy Rosary on Wyndham Street at Claremont raised the alarm after flames were seen around 8.30 on Monday night.  The blaze...

Fatal Launceston crash

Police are pledging a full professional standards probe into a fatal crash in Launceston overnight involving an on-duty car. The vehicle was under lights but no siren when it was involved in a crash with another...

Tassie's favourite baby names

Tasmania's top baby names for last year are out. Births, Deaths and Marriages figures reveal Oliver and Willow were the most popular names for boys and girls respectively in 2019. Willow jumped from 8th the year before...

Festival behaviour praised

Paramedics are pleased fewer people required medical attention at the recent Falls Festival at Marion Bay compared with previous years. 113 volunteers and staff from St John Ambulance were on hand to look after revellers, promoting...

New prize offer for artists

A new award has been announced for this year’s highly-coveted Hadley’s Art Prize. This year the prize pool has grown with a one-month studio residency prize up for grabs, in addition to the major prize of...