Sweet Adelines bring sweet harmony of female barbershop singing to Hobart

Sweet Adelines bring sweet harmony of female barbershop singing to Hobart

Updated May 18, 2018 17:41:34 A barbershop chorus seems an unlikely place to find a 10-year-old belting her heart out. But for Chelsea Bennett and her mum Sharon, it is something special that has brought them from their home on the Gold Coast to Hobart to compete against other barbershop …

Tasmania Police intercepts 3,000 ecstasy pills sent to Hobart by mail

Tasmania Police intercepts 3,000 ecstasy pills sent to Hobart by mail

Posted May 16, 2018 16:22:04 Photo: Two parcels containing MDMA were found in the mail, police said. (ABC News: Carla Howarth) About 3,000 ecstasy pills with a street value of $250,000 have been found in packages sent to Hobart in the mail, Tasmania Police says. Officers have been targeting mail …

Hobart homelessness up 21 per cent, figures reveal, but government rejects data

Hobart homelessness up 21 per cent, figures reveal, but government rejects data

Posted May 15, 2018 20:41:37 Photo: The homeless situation had worsened since the rental crisis, TasCoss said. (ABC News) Homelessness in Hobart rose by 21 per cent over five years, new figures have revealed. The Launch Housing Australian Homeless Monitor, released today, showed Hobart had the fourth-highest increase in the …

Hobart floods declared a natural disaster as Lord Mayor puts damage cost in ‘tens of millions’

Hobart floods declared a natural disaster as Lord Mayor puts damage cost in ‘tens of millions’

Updated May 14, 2018 19:36:25 Photo: Clean-up work was continuing in many areas. (ABC News: Tony King) The Federal Government has declared last week’s flood event in Hobart a natural disaster as the full extent of the damage becomes clearer. The Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements provide for assistance …

James Faulkner homeward bound to play Big Bash cricket for Hobart Hurricanes

James Faulkner homeward bound to play Big Bash cricket for Hobart Hurricanes

Posted May 14, 2018 17:01:56 Photo: James Faulkner is a right-hand bat, and a left-arm fast medium bowler. (AP Photo: Eranga Jayawardena) Related Story: Tasmania’s lesson for Cricket Australia: How to fix a broken culture Tasmanian-born cricket star James Faulkner is expected to be officially unveiled as the Hobart Hurricanes latest signing …

Hobart weather: Record rain, flash flooding inundate CBD and parts of southern Tasmania

Hobart weather: Record rain, flash flooding inundate CBD and parts of southern Tasmania

Updated May 11, 2018 12:40:45 Cars have floated down Hobart CBD streets and homes and businesses were evacuated as flash flooding hit the city following record rainfall overnight. Key points: Hobart hit by more than 100 millimetres of rain in a single day, doubling the previous record Flooding in city …

Hobart flooding clean-up continues with the damage bill running into millions

Hobart flooding clean-up continues with the damage bill running into millions

By Tamara Glumac Updated May 12, 2018 16:35:07 The clean-up from Hobart’s worst storm in decades is underway, with the total damage bill estimated to run into many millions of dollars. The extreme weather event, combining heavy rains, wild winds and thunderstorms, saw cars swept down streets in central Hobart …

Hobart residents call for better clean-up communication

Hobart residents call for better clean-up communication

Posted May 12, 2018 14:14:19 Photo: Michael Kerr, whose home was damaged in the flooding, wants better communication from Hobart City Council. (ABC News: Carla Howarth) The harsh reality of the scale of the clean-up needed is hitting many Hobart residents following the worst storm to visit the city in …

Victoria prepares for drenching rain as Hobart begins clean-up after flooding | Weather

Parts of Victoria were forecast to receive a month’s worth of rain in one day after several months of drought-like conditions, while Hobart cleaned up after the city’s wettest day in nearly 60 years. On Friday, 129mm of rain fell in 24 hours in Victoria, alongside wind gusts of more …

Hobart flooding declared ‘catastrophe’ as wild Tasmanian storm eases and tracks north

Hobart flooding declared ‘catastrophe’ as wild Tasmanian storm eases and tracks north

By Fiona Blackwood Posted May 11, 2018 16:50:39 Photo: There have been more than 1,000 insurance claims after Hobart’s flooding crisis. (ABC News: Carla Howarth) Related Story: Live: BOM warns of damaging winds for the east as Hobart clean-up continues Related Story: Hobart’s homeless shelter in cow shed after wild …