Tasmanian News

MORNING BRIEFING: The operation of traffic lights in central Hobart which contributed to the death of a Queensland woman are to be reviewed, and the future of the Kangaroo Bay development under the spotlight. Read more: Live: Tasmania Now: Traffic lights blamed for pedestrian death under review Source: ABC News

The crown alleges Mark Jones waterboarded Bradley Breward with a hand towel, by placing it over his face and pouring water over it, and also put a plastic shopping bag over his head twice for 40 seconds each time. Read more: Man 'tortured, waterboarded and suffocated' over stolen car claims, court hears Source: ABC News

A self-described online news service operator who admitted to duping a woman out of $5,000 in Tasmania is wanted on similar allegations in South Australia, a court hears. Read more: Man who claimed to be filming Channel 7 program, scammed k 'a repeat offender' Source: ABC News

The rise of home renovation shows has helped glamorise DIY but take the cameras and personalities away and the situation is quite different — especially when it comes to tackling heritage buildings. Read more: Farm tourism boom keeps heritage tradies on their toes Source: ABC News

Citizen scientists snap thousands of photos of mosquitoes in their backyards for research that aims to tackle mosquito-borne diseases like Ross River and Barmah Forest virus. Read more: Volunteers trap 8,000 mozzies in backyards to help researchers reduce disease risk Source: ABC News

Patients at the Royal Hobart Hospital were held in ramped ambulances and in corridors for almost 10,000 hours in the nine months to March this year, newly released data shows, and the Health and Community Services Union says the worst is “very much far from over”. Read more: Ambulance ramping at RHH hits nearly 10,000 […]

MORNING BRIEFING: Many regional Tasmanian areas are in a population decline, and a former senator says Labor should have ignored its factions to ensure Lisa Singh retained her seat. Read more: Live: Tasmania Now: People voting with their feet in regional Tasmania Source: ABC News

Dark Mofo art experience Hrafn: Conversations with Odin sees tourists returning to the fire-ravaged Huon Valley south of Hobart to spend money and boost the local communities. Read more: Dark Mofo using art to lure tourists and help with bushfire recovery Source: ABC News

Art is helping the Huon Valley rebuild after Tasmania’s devastating January bushfires. Read more: Art helping to mend bushfire devastation (Supplied: Dark Lab/Jesse Hunniford) Source: ABC News

The Giants move up to second, denying the Kangaroos a third-straight win under caretaker coach Rhyce Shaw with a victory in Hobart. Read more: Giants get the win over North in Hobart Source: ABC News

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