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New ice rink resolve

Efforts are well underway to establish a new ice skating rink now that Tasmania's only facility, a quarter sized arena, closed forever at Hobart's Glenorchy after 42 years. The state government has been brought into the...

West Park incident still under investigation

Police are continuing to investigate an incident at West Park Oval on Saturday, in which a football player was seriously injured during a behind-play melee.   A Burnie player suffered a cardiac arrest after being allegedly punched...

Election means tourism funding for some, not for others

Funding for the Don River Railway's expansion to run steam train trips into the Devonport CBD and the Penguin Market on Sundays now appears in jeopardy following the Federal Election result.   The Liberals promised $10 million...

Government moves to make council election voting compulsory

The State Government is looking at making voting in council elections compulsory.   Local Government Minister Nic Street is hoping to have the legislation pass through Parliament in time for this year's Local Government elections in October.   With...

Huon Highway reopens after serious crash

A motorcyclist is believed to be seriously injured after a crash on the Huon Highway. Police and emergency services were called to the scene near Sandfly at around 8:15am this morning. The incident involves a yellow Triumph...

913 new cases, hospital numbers steady

Tasmania has recorded 913 new cases of coronavirus, according to the latest figures from the Department of Health. It's an increase on yesterday's number of 723. No new COVID-related deaths have been reported in that 24-hour period,...

A driver dies in Sandy Bay crash

A horror crash in Tasmania's south has claimed the life of an elderly woman. The 83-year-old was exiting the St. Canice retirement village in Sandy Bay, when her Holden Cruze hatchback failed to negotiate a left-hand...

"Safeguarding officers" to protect students in schools

Following horror revelations of paedophile teachers at recent commission of inquiry hearings in Hobart, the Tasmanian Government is set to fund dedicated student safety officers in schools. Every government school will employ a safeguarding officer in...

Man dies in Tasmanian prison

A prisoner has died in custody overnight. The Tasmanian Prison Service has confirmed the man's death, with Director of Prisons Ian Thomas extending his condolences to the deceased person's family and friends. The matter has been referred...

Fast food icon headed for Howrah

(Photo by Denis Thaust / SOPA Images/Sipa USA) Another set of golden arches will be going up on the eastern shore. Construction will begin on a new McDonalds in Howrah this week, supporting 100 constructions jobs. It'll be...