tasmania news pageheaders

Beware $50 fakes

Check your pineapples, with Tasmania Police warning fake $50 notes are in circulation in the lead up to Christmas.  They have appeared in the Greater Hobart area and look at first glance like legal tender, but...

Slaughter blamed on dog, again

Tasmanian wildlife authorities believe a dog was responsible for the deaths of nearly 30 penguins near Bicheno.  The carcasses were found at Waubs Bay Beach on Friday and rangers have been investigating.  Autopsies carried out at the...

Mona's funky ferry, baby

Ferry travellers to and from Tasmania's famous Museum of Old and New Art are now able to experience a gold toilet.  A new ferry, the Mona Roma II, produced by local boat builder Richardson Devine Marine,...

QLD fires easing

Some Tasmanian firefighters are expected home from Queensland tomorrow, with the end in sight for dozens of exhausted crews who've been battling bushfires across the state for more than a week. Conditions are beginning to ease,...

Cheap spares risks

Tread carefully when sourcing cheap car parts on the internet is the advice being offered again today. The industry for so called 'after market' parts, which are products substituted for genuine car manufacturer branded components, is...

Tassie petrol prices under the pump

Up to thirty cars were queued at a Brighton service station over the weekend, eventually draining the location of unleaded fuel. The price had plummeted to 129.9 cents a litre, despite other retailers in the south...

Some churches spared from sale

Tasmania's Anglican Church says it's taken a spirited public campaign against church sales on board. There was an outcry after more than 100 properties were flagged for sale, including St Albans at Koonya, where some Port...

Summer glitch

Tasmania's weekend warmth is well and truly over as a strong, cool westerly flow over the state sparks a severe weather warning.  There's a risk of damaging wind gusts of more than 100 kilometres an hour...

Blair Brownless puts his hand up for Nelson

Educator and footballer, Blair Brownless has announced his intention to run as an independent candidate for the Legislative Council seat of Nelson in the 2019 election. Mr Brownless, who is the brother of AFL football identity...

Surf lifesavers at the ready

Tasmanian surf lifesavers are patrolling beaches from today and will be doing so every weekend and Public Holiday right through to the end of March next year. Boyd Griggs from Surf Life Saving Tasmania says clubs...