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Estia Festival called off

Sunday's popular Estia Greek Festival has been 'postponed', but effectively cancelled, for Hobart because of the coronavirus. The Greek Community of Tasmania's Committee decided it is in the best interests of the wider community.   President Nick Theodoropoulos...

Robber hunted in Launceston

A sizeable manhunt's underway in Launceston after a robbery at a CBD store this morning. Police say a man entered the store in the Quadrant Mall at around 10.30, assaulting a staff member before fleeing on...

Time to get your eyes checked

It's officially World Glaucoma Week and we're being urged to get our eyes tested and know the risks of the world’s biggest contributor to irreversible blindness. Glaucoma affects 1 in 20 Australians, yet it is estimated...

Toilet paper chain reaction

TasWater is making a plea for households to only flush toilet paper. Due to a run on toilet paper rolls by 'coronavirus doomsday preppers', its evident to TasWater that some substituted products are gaining favour. It's issued...

Patient #3 on Sydney flight

Passengers who flew into Hobart from Sydney on a Sunday night Jetstar flight are being told to self-quarantine if they travelled in rows 13 to 17. Tasmania's third confirmed Covid-19 case, a woman in her 30s,...

It's official: coronavirus pandemic

The coronavirus has been officially declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation, after cases ballooned 13-fold in the last two weeks. The pandemic designation signifies the disease is spreading out of control across multiple countries.  Tasmania's...

Alternate winter celebration

There are plans to mount some replacement events to substitute for Dark Mofo which has been cancelled this year because of the coronavirus. The wildly popular winter festival provides a tourism surge for Tasmania's otherwise sleepy...

Plastics, smokes in the gun

Hobart City Council is forging ahead with its controversial by-law banning single-use plastic takeaway food packaging. Following last night's seven-to-four vote, enforcement will begin next year after a a period of trader and community education. Council's also...

Dark Mofo cancelled

Mona’s popular winter festival Dark Mofo has been cancelled this year due to concerns around coronavirus. Last year the event sold 100,000 tickets, and 65 percent of those were from interstate and overseas visitors. This morning, Dark...

Man injured in shooting

A man remains in the Launceston General Hospital with a non-life-threatening gun shot wound after allegedly being shot at his home early this morning. Emergency services rushed to the Kings Meadows address around 2am, finding the...