Tasmanian News

Tasmania Police has confirmed Tranmere woman Nikita Jo Walker was the pilot killed in a light plane crash in the state’s remote south-west on Saturday. The pilot of the Par-Avion flight was making a routine flight to Melaluca at around 8.30am on Saturday, but had attempted to return to Hobart before it went missing. Par-Avion […]

The Hobart City Council officially launched their brand new smart-parking app, “EasyPark” today, allowing Hobart motorists to pay for parking with their phone! From today, drivers can download the free “EasyPark” app on their smartphone, and easily pay for parking in the CBD on the go. Peter Carr, the Hobart City Council innovation and technology […]

A man has died from heart attack after he was stung by a stingray while swimming at a Tasmanian beach. The 42-year-old went into cardiac arrest about 3pm on Saturday at Lauderdale Beach, east of Hobart, after he suffered a puncture wound to his lower abdomen, police say. He was swimming alone and close to […]

Tasmanian public school teachers are yet again planning to stop wok to advocate for a higher pay rise. This isn’t the first time public school teachers have taken industrial action this year, with many teachers walking off the job near the end of the school day in late October, which caused 65 Tasmanian public schools […]

70 year old Elson has been missing from his Moonah home since 11 AM on Friday, when he left to play golf. His wife reported him missing at 3 PM on Friday. Tasmania Police located Mr Kiddle’s Toyota Hilux ute in bushland in Lenah valley on Monday morning, nearly two days after he was last […]

Today, Australia marked 100 years since the guns of the Western Front fell silent. On this day in 1918, one century ago, the signing of the Amristice took place, bringing an end to World War One. Services were held all across Tasmania today to commemorate the lives that were lost. A large crowd gathered around […]

58 year old Launceston man Rod Patterson, well known in the state for his humorous Autobarn TV commercials, was stabbed during the frightening knife attack on Bourke Street in Melbourne’s CBD on Friday afternoon after trying to stop the attack. Mr Patterson was taken to the Alfred Hospital in a serious but stable condition, but […]

Tasmania Police remain concerned for the welfare of 70 year old Moonah man Elson Kiddle, who has not been seen by family since approximately 11 AM yesterday when he left his home in West Moonah. Elson Kiddle was described as being around 170cm tall, slim build with white hair and green eyes, with a tanned […]

At approximately 1 PM today (10th November 2018), a man in his late 50’s working at a traffic management company suffered a serious medical incident, and passed away. Tas Ambulance attempted CPR on the man, however, despite their efforts, the man was unable to be revived. Our thoughts are with the man’s family and friends. […]

Residents in the Midway Point area were in shock on Sunday night after seeing powerpoints melting and catching on fire, cords burning, televisions blowing up and falling off the wall and other electrical appliances getting burnt out. The incident, which affected close to 80 Tasnetworks/Aurora customers was due to a faulty Tasnetworks transformer, which reportedly […]


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