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Covid-19 density restrictions to be scrapped

Crowd density limits will be scrapped this coming Friday. Premier Jeremy Rockliff has made the announcement off the back of Public Health advice, the restrictions to be removed from all premises and settings. It means premises will...

Abel Tasman making it's final voyage

The former Bass Strait passenger ferry Abel Tasman is on its way to a scrap yard in Turkey.   The 855-passenger ferry serviced the Devonport-Melbourne-Devonport route from 1985 to 1993, replacing the Empress of Australia.   It was also...

Dark Mofo announces new show in support of Ukraine

Dark Mofo has announced a special performance at this year's festival. With Ukraine will be supported by the Arco Set Orchestra and Dean Stevenson on Tuesday 21 June, 8pm, at the Odeon Theatre in nipaluna/Hobart. Dark Mofo...

Potato farmers spitting chips

The saying "cheap as chips" might become a thing of the past with North-West Coast potato growers facing their most expensive season on record.   About 140 growers provide potatoes for the Simplot factory at Ulverstone, with...

Bass Highway improvements on target

The State Government says work is on schedule as part of the $280 million Bass Highway Action Plan to improve the major corridor between Launceston and Marrawah.   The work is being co-funded by the Federal Government...

Volunteers needed for cultural hub

Ulverstone's cultural hub, the Hive, is on the lookout for more volunteers.   The Central Coast Council is hosting an information session for anyone interested on Friday afternoon, which will include a walk-through of the facility, including...

Rodent rampage

Rats and mice are on the march in Tasmania in what one pest controller sums up as verging towards plague proportions. It is pretty much statewide and more severe in areas on the outskirts of the...

New death, 1179 new cases

Another Tasmanian has lost their life to COVID-19, taking the state's pandemic death toll to 67. Wednesday's update from the Department of Health showed 1179 new cases, down slightly from 1216 on Tuesday.  The number of patients...

Youth arrested after Launceston stabbing

A youth has been arrested in possession of a knife after a stabbing incident in Launceston yesterday afternoon. Tasmania Police responded to an altercation involving a group of youths on St John Street at around 1.50pm. As...

Tasmanian charged after series of reported burglaries

A Tasmanian man will face the Hobart Magistrate's Court today, after a spate of reported burglaries in the Hobart CBD. The alleged incidents occurred on the 1st of May 2022 in Collins Street area. Police say the...