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Nearly 85% fully vaccinated

Full Covid vaccination for Tasmania's eligible population is just shy of 85%, 22 days out from the state's hard border ending. A few days ago, 37,000 people had still not received their second shot of vaccine...

Two new magistrates for the North-West

Expressions of interest from within the legal fraternity have been called for two new magistrates who will sit in courts predominantly in Devonport and Burnie.Attorney General Elise Archer says one of the positions will be based...

North-West vax rates still a concern

As Tasmania edges closer to 90 per cent of the eligible population being fully vaccinated against COVID 19, the North-West Coast continues to lag behind the rest of the state.Tasmanian Health Department secretary Katherine Morgan-Wicks...

Circular Head Christmas parade to go ahead

A Christmas parade for Circular Head has been given the green light, subject to appropriate COVID-19 crowd management being part of the event.The parade, organised by the Rotary Club of  Smithton, will be held on...

Back on track

Investigations are underway into a minor derailment for Tasmania's West Coast Wilderness Railway. A diesel locomotive partially slipped the rails at low speed on Monday morning at around 10.30 near Camp Spur. "It appears the 'loco' was...

Midnight Oil to light up Mona Foma

Peter Garrett performs with Midnight Oil during a warm-up show ahead of their Makarrata Project tour, at the Enmore Theatre, in Sydney, Thursday, February 25, 2021. (AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts) One of Australia's great rock bands is...

Council backs bus mall, skate park clampdown

A Clarence Alderman says youth crime at the Rosny Park Bus mall and nearby skate park is at crisis point. Brendan Blomeley's motion for council and police to work together in tackling the issue, including real-time...

The Legislative Council says yes to eScooters

Electric scooters are set to hit the streets this summer. Legislation for eScooters has been given the green light after an amendment to the Traffic Act 1925 passed the Legislative Council. The new wheels are expected to...

Beach clean up this Sunday

Conservation group Sea Shepherd and the Bass Strait Maritime Museum are looking for volunteers who can spare two hours this Saturday to help clean up Devonport's Mersey Bluff Beach.It will be the third Bluff Blitz...

Circular Head Council says no to forced amalgamations

The Circular Head Council will formally ask the Local Government Association of Tasmania to lobby the State Government to commit to not forcing any amalgamations in the upcoming Local Government review.The council also wants the...