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School Covid preparations

Talk of the Tasmanian government's return to school plan for Covid is undercooked appears likely to be thrashed out with unions today (Thursday). Doubts are being cast on various preparations such as whether relief teachers can...

Waratah-Wynyard bans jumping castles etc.

The Waratah-Wynyard Council has banned the use of large inflatable amusements on land it owns or administers in the wake of last month's Hillcrest Primary School tragedy in which six children died when a gust...

Three Coasters get OAMs

Three North-West Coasters have been recognised in the Australia Day Honours. being  bestowed with Order of Australia Medals.Devonport's Vicki Purnell has been awarded an OAM for her community services, founding Bridie's Blossoms and Blessings, making...

New Don River Railway GM brings plenty to the job

The man who oversaw the establishment of the West Coast Wilderness railway has been appointed general manager of the Don River Railway.Eamon Seddon was GM at the West Coast from it's commencement in 2000, staying...

No more covid cases in ICU

Two of Tasmania's covid cases are no longer being treated in an ICU. 24 people are being treated in hospital with covid across the state - 11 in the North, 7 in the South and 6...

Alleged murderer fronts court

A man has fronted the Devonport Magistrates Court on Thursday accused of murder after a body was found at Sprent south of Ulverstone this week. The 25-year-old was arrested by heavily-armed special operations group officers at...

Fuel hikes on the way?

Wholesale data reveals Tasmanians are still paying over the odds for fuel. Hobart's terminal gate price for unleaded has been hovering around $1.60 a litre this week, rising around 10 cents since Christmas. But many motorists in...

Body found

The body of a woman in her 20s has been found at Launceston's Cataract Gorge. She'd been reported as having become separated from other swimmers and was last seen in the First Basin yesterday afternoon (Tuesday)...

Invasion Day rally

An Invasion Day rally has been held in lutruwita/Tasmania seeking the date for Australia Day to be shifted. Held online for Covid reasons, the event drew an audience well over a thousand at any one time...

Fourth death since borders reopened, cases steady

Tasmania has recorded its fourth coronavirus-related death since borders reopened last month. A woman in her 80s died in hospital while being treated for COVID pneumonia. She was admitted back on January 13. "I would like to pass...