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Logging protesters charged

Four people have been arrested and charged with trespass and breaching COVID 19 laws while protesting in forests north of Mt Field National Park - the area has two documented Wedge-tailed Eagle nests in adjacent...

Roads to be upgraded in council funding boost

Tasmanian councils will share in over $16 million from the federal government to upgrade local roads and infrastructure in the post-COVID-19 economy.  Canberra is injecting $500 million into local government coffers as part of the new Local...

Hungry rodent onslaught

Business owners stirring out of hibernation might have a few rodent headaches to deal with. Globally, rats are in dire straits because of the shutdown of restaurants and cafes, some having supported generations of the animals...

Woman charged over vile allegation

A woman who allegedly spat on staff at a Hobart supermarket has been charged with assault. Police arrested the 42-year-old on Thursday morning after being called to Coles New Town. The alleged offender will face Hobart Magistrates...

Job adverts on the rise

Green shoots are emerging after the pandemic brought devastation on Australia's economy. Seek's weekly employment figures reveal a sharp rise in the number of employment advertisements around the country in the fortnight to Sunday - up...

Smothering the curse

Tasmania keeps chipping away in its war on coronavirus as another day passes without a new infection appearing. Just one new case has been discovered in the state in the past 12 days. Director of Public Health...

New police fine powers

Tasmania Police are now able to dish out on-the-spot fines for those flouting pandemic restrictions. Previously, flagrant offenders could only be arrested or issued with a court summons. Police, ADF and SES personnel have been busy conducting...

Brave staff see off robber

A failed robber's on the run after trying to hold up a pizza shop at Mornington on Hobart's eastern shore on Wednesday night. Police say a male masked with a blue bandana entered Pompeo's Pizza on...

Coronavirus racist attack

Another case of racial abuse aimed at Asians involving coronavirus taunts has reared its head in Tasmania. The latest is from Launceston where teenagers are claimed to have hurled coronavirus insults, a coat hanger and lollies...

Trees 'spiked' in Tasmania's south

Tasmania's forest wars look set to reignite following news 'spiked' timber has damaged sawmilling equipment. Potentially fatal bolts were allegedly discovered driven into logs at two Tasmanian logging mills in the Derwent Valley and at Bridgewater. Karanja...