Tasmanian couple on a mission to clean up their neighbourhood and its image | ABC News

For many years, the illegal dumping of rubbish has been a big problem for the Brighton area, north of Hobart. One local couple is determined to change that, with the help of the community. Read more here: https://ab.co/2EVlV9E For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: … Read more Tasmanian couple on a mission to clean up their neighbourhood and its image | ABC News

Australian Scientists Name Newly Discovered Insects After Marvel Characters

During the past year CSIRO scientists have given scientific names to 165 new species, including tributes to Marvel characters Deadpool, Thor, Loki, and Black Widow along the way. Paying homage to another name creator, they also named a fly after Stan Lee, the comic book creator who named the Marvel characters. CSIRO entomologist Dr Bryan … Read more Australian Scientists Name Newly Discovered Insects After Marvel Characters

International students caught up in pandemic sleeping in cars | ABC News

A charity set up to provide food and blankets to international students stuck in Hobart because of coronavirus has seen a huge rise in the number of people seeking help. More than 700 students have registered for support after losing jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic. And while many of the students face homelessness and … Read more International students caught up in pandemic sleeping in cars | ABC News

Research ship sets sail after months of COVID-19 delays |ABC News

Australia’s research ship RV Investigator is heading back to the high seas after sitting idle in its home berth of Hobart because of the coronavirus pandemic. Science projects have been on hold for the past six months, with five trips postponed or cancelled. The ship’s crew have spent the downtime doing maintenance and upgrades but … Read more Research ship sets sail after months of COVID-19 delays |ABC News

Dogs at Hobart shelter relax and rewind after initial COVID-19 adoption surge | ABC News

After an initial spike in demand for dog adoptions at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the Dogs’ Home of Tasmania says things have quietened down, literally. Fewer visitors, mean less stimulation for the pups seeking their forever homes and they are more chilled and relaxed. The home says their behaviours are more settled and … Read more Dogs at Hobart shelter relax and rewind after initial COVID-19 adoption surge | ABC News

Tasmania’s public health authorities recommend people in quarantine test for coronavirus | ABC News

It will be “strongly recommended” people staying in quarantine hotels in Tasmania have voluntary coronavirus tests at days five and 12 of their stay. But the government has stopped short of making testing compulsory. On Monday, Tasmania recorded its first new coronavirus case in 65 days. A young Tasmanian woman is recovering in hospital from … Read more Tasmania’s public health authorities recommend people in quarantine test for coronavirus | ABC News

Tasmanian PR company adds snaps up another regional newspaper | ABC News

A Tasmanian public relations company has again expanded its local newspaper holdings, buying Tasmanian Country. It’ll prevent the closure of the much-loved paper, but there are concerns over whether Font PR will deliver independent journalism. News Limited announced in May it would cease publication of rural weekly Tas Country. Hobart based company Font PR has … Read more Tasmanian PR company adds snaps up another regional newspaper | ABC News

Two adults, nine children, rushed to hospital after carbon monoxide poisoning from BBQ | ABC News

It’s a family nightmare that could have had tragic consequences. Eleven people inside a Hobart home, overcome by carbon monoxide fumes from a barbecue which had been used inside. Two adults and nine children were rushed to hospital, some in a serious condition. The children have now been released and the adults are in a … Read more Two adults, nine children, rushed to hospital after carbon monoxide poisoning from BBQ | ABC News

How a busy street in Hobart’s northern suburbs has ridden out the coronavirus wave | ABC News

Main Road is a busy hub for the Hobart suburbs of Glenorchy and Moonah. The area has a younger population, more people who speak a language other than English and lower median incomes than the Tasmanian average. So how has the coronavirus crisis affected this stretch of road in the heart of the northern suburbs? … Read more How a busy street in Hobart’s northern suburbs has ridden out the coronavirus wave | ABC News

The Tasmanian town of Sorell has an identity crisis as its population rapidly grows | ABC News

Sorell is a small Tasmanian town with an identity crisis. 200 years on, a lot has changed for the town that sits about 25 kilometres north-east of the Tasmanian capital of Hobart. With more than 14,400 residents recorded at the last census, Sorell’s population has grown rapidly in recent years. According to Tasmania’s Department of … Read more The Tasmanian town of Sorell has an identity crisis as its population rapidly grows | ABC News

Hobart’s Disappearing Tarn becomes social media sensation | ABC News

A secret pond on Hobart’s Mount Wellington has become an overnight social media sensation. Hundreds of people have been flocking to see the rare Disappearing Tarn, raising concerns about the site’s conservation. Katri Uibu reports. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-27/hobart-disappearing-tarn-popularity-on-social-media/12399072 For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on … Read more Hobart’s Disappearing Tarn becomes social media sensation | ABC News

The small-town cheerleaders flying high as school program builds confidence | ABC News

In Sorell on the outskirts of Hobart, the school cheerleading team is enjoying national and international success. There are no auditions, and most of the cheerleaders had no formal training before joining. For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: https://ab.co/2OB7Mk1 Subscribe to us on YouTube: … Read more The small-town cheerleaders flying high as school program builds confidence | ABC News

Pressure is mounting to reopen Tasmania’s borders to other coronavirus-free states | ABC News

Pressure’s mounting on the state government to reopen Tasmania’s borders, even if it’s only to other coronavirus-free states. The Premier’s expected to make an announcement on Friday with one Liberal MP saying the situation is changing every day. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/hobart/ For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC … Read more Pressure is mounting to reopen Tasmania’s borders to other coronavirus-free states | ABC News