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Expanded testing criteria

Tasmania has now gone 8 days without recording a new case of coronavirus.  As of 12pm Sunday, there were only 11 active cases across the state:...

Taste hangs in the balance

A decision is imminent on whether there'll be a one-off cancellation of the Taste of Tasmania. Due to doubts over the future for large gatherings because...

Logging protesters charged

Four people have been arrested and charged with trespass and breaching COVID 19 laws while protesting in forests north of Mt Field National Park -...

Roads to be upgraded in council funding boost

Tasmanian councils will share in over $16 million from the federal government to upgrade local roads and infrastructure in the post-COVID-19 economy.  Canberra is injecting $500...

Hungry rodent onslaught

Business owners stirring out of hibernation might have a few rodent headaches to deal with. Globally, rats are in dire straits because of the shutdown of...

Woman charged over vile allegation

A woman who allegedly spat on staff at a Hobart supermarket has been charged with assault. Police arrested the 42-year-old on Thursday morning after being called...

Job adverts on the rise

Green shoots are emerging after the pandemic brought devastation on Australia's economy. Seek's weekly employment figures reveal a sharp rise in the number of employment advertisements...

Smothering the curse

Tasmania keeps chipping away in its war on coronavirus as another day passes without a new infection appearing. Just one new case has been discovered in...

New police fine powers

Tasmania Police are now able to dish out on-the-spot fines for those flouting pandemic restrictions. Previously, flagrant offenders could only be arrested or issued with a...

Brave staff see off robber

A failed robber's on the run after trying to hold up a pizza shop at Mornington on Hobart's eastern shore on Wednesday night. Police say a...

Coronavirus racist attack

Another case of racial abuse aimed at Asians involving coronavirus taunts has reared its head in Tasmania. The latest is from Launceston where teenagers are claimed...

Trees 'spiked' in Tasmania's south

Tasmania's forest wars look set to reignite following news 'spiked' timber has damaged sawmilling equipment. Potentially fatal bolts were allegedly discovered driven into logs at two...

West coast rescue

Rescue police on the state's west coast are hoping a break in the weather will allow the Westpac Helicopter to pick up a pair of...

Body found in burned-out home

There'll be a probe after a body was found in a home destroyed by fire at Geeveston overnight. The Geeveston, Huonville and Franklin brigades found the...

Tas renters receive help

$2,000 or four weeks rent is being offered by the state government to Tasmanian tenants facing extreme hardship. The COVID19 Rent Relief Fund is eligible for...

Remote plane owner accused of attacking eagle

Authorities are investigating an alleged toy-plane attack on a native bird in Tasmania's northwest. DPIPWE says it's received reports of a remote-controlled plane being flown at...

Property market changing

Damage from the coronavirus downturn's become apparent in Tasmania's real estate market. In new Real Estate Institute of Tasmania figures, the number of home sale slumped in...

Coroner to probe deaths

Two deaths at Burnie's North West Regional Hospital have been referred to the coroner. Health authorities say a man died on Sunday morning and a woman...

Agricultural shows plead for help

Agricultural festivals across Australia are facing some tough times, as coronavirus restrictions continue. The Royal Agricultural Society of Tasmania is asking the Federal Government for financial...

Logging makes fires worse: report

New research from the University of Tasmania has found that logging causes bushfires to be worse. In a scientific paper published in the Journal ‘Fire’, the...