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Devonport hotel drawcard

The work is staying local for Devonport's new luxury waterfront hotel with Fairbrother being announced as the developer. The $40 million project to start building in 2019 was brought forward in Devonport's Living City transformation to...

Elimatta hotel bandit

A police search is on for a would-be armed armed robber who tried to hold up Devonport's Elimatta Hotel. At around 10 o'clock last night, he'd entered the pub with a metal pole and told a...

Libs defer vote on TasWater takeover bill

A parliamentary vote on the state government's intention to take over TasWater is being postponed until after the Pembroke by-election. The Hodgman Government's announced the delay because currently its numbers in the Upper House are down...

Tas records chilliest September

Tasmania has experienced its coldest September in nearly 15 years. The mean temperature was 0.68 degrees below the average for the month making it the coldest start to spring since 2003. Total rainfall for the state was...

Northeast power upgrade

Having endured patchy power, it's been announced Tasmania's Northeast is to have a major upgrade to energy infrastructure. New State Growth Minister Peter Gutwein predicts it will unlock millions of dollars worth of investment. "This is the...

Tas property going berserk

Hobart's real estate market remains the tearaway star of Australia's capitals for price growth. New Corelogic data found Hobart home values rose 3.4% for the quarter, and spiked 1.7% in September alone. Tasmania's Real Estate Institute President...

Dr Vanessa Goodwin resignation sparks by-election

A by-election in the electorate of Pembroke is being seen as a weathervane for the next year's state election. State MP Dr Vanessa Goodwin, who is battling brain cancer, has officially resigned from the upper house...

Tas gun amnesty reaches nearly 2000 firearms

Almost 2000 illegal or unwanted firearms have been surrendered to Tasmania Police during a three month National Firearms Amnesty. During the period from July 1 to September 30, 745 shotguns, 1071 rifles and 108 handguns were...

Moonah fire

  A double storey brick warehouse in Hobart's Moonah has been extensively damaged by fire. Because of concerns about the Charles Street building potentially collapsing, Tasmania Fire Service crews pulled out and used a snorkel to douse...