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Tasmania prepares for potential COVID-19 outbreak

The State Government are putting measures in place to prepare for COVID-19 hitting our shores. Plans for Tasmania specific COVID-modelling and reopening borders are expected to be released next week; the Garvan Medical Research Institute commissioned...

Wynyard sailors win world title

Wynyard sailors Chris Symonds and Manuela Klinger have teamed up to win the World Hansa 303 double-handed championship in Italy.Symonds also finished fourth in the world para-sailing Hansa 303 single-handed championship at the same venue...

The Hive buzzing, with official opening only weeks away

Ulverstone's new $9.5 million cultural precinct, The Hive, is nearing completion and on schedule to open in less than four weeks.The development, which includes a planetarium and science centre, visitor centre, art spaces, and a...

Coastal COVID vax rates continue to rise

The Kentish Municipality has shaken off the tag of having the lowest COVID-19 vaccination rates in Tasmania after well-attended clinics in Sheffield over the weekend. The Tasmanian Department of Health says around 500 first doses were...

Tasmania JackJumpstarts the season

Tasmania's new National Basketball League team is being given the honour of launching the season in early December. The JackJumpers will take on the Adelaide 36ers at the newly-refurbished MyState Bank Arena (formerly the Derwent Entertainment...

Murder trial underway

A murder trial has begun in the Launceston Supreme Court. Natalie Maher is accused of the murder of her mother 71 year old Veronica Corstophine in October 2019. The court heard Ms Corstophine's body was found on...

Hobart to review parking policies

Hobart City Council will re-evaluate the impact of its parking policies on local businesses as well as examining the possible introduction of a parking voucher scheme. Alderman Marti Zucco's motion passed narrowly at Monday's meeting. It came...

Hobart single mum celebrates lottery win

A single mum from Hobart will be buying her very first home after a mammoth lottery win. The Apple Isle resident had only recently started playing TattsLotto when she took out a division one winning entry...

Green plan for Central Coast

A North-West Coast council has set an ambitious target of having 30 per cent of its municipality covered with vegetation before the end of the decade.The Central Coast Council's draft greening strategy outlines the target...

Cherry pickers needed

Fruit pickers will be in short supply in the upcoming cherry season on the North-West Coast.Peak body Tasmanian Fruit Growers says around 8000 seasonal workers will be needed to meet peak demand in January, including...