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17 primary close contacts discovered on Spirit of Tasmania

Public Health are monitoring quarantined Spirit of Tasmania crew members closely, after they were identified as primary close contacts of a positive COVID-19 case. Friday night's scheduled sailing had been put on hold after a Melbourne-based...

Clarko joins team Tassie

Tasmania's attempt at winning its own team in the AFL competition has Alistair Clarkson joining the crusade. Having a break from coaching that stretched from 2005 to this year at Hawthorn, the 53 year old has...

Van Dairy packaging facility for Somerset

Australia's largest dairy processor, Van Dairy, has announced plans to develop a packaging facility at Somerset.Company owner Xianfeng Lu says the development is part of his vision to create world's best practice for its Tasmanian...

Elderly Ulverstone woman dies in crash

An elderly Ulverstone woman has died following a single vehicle crash in Ulverstone yesterday afternoon.Police say the 84 year-old was reversing from a driveway when the vehicle lurched backwards aggressively and impacted heavily with a...

Crows-Demons merger a no-go

A proposed merger between the Motton-Preston and East Ulverstone football clubs has fallen over.The proposal was put to members of both clubs at separate meetings on Thursday night.The East Ulverstone Crows voted overwhelmingly to push...

Tas modelling to be done on living with the virus

How Tasmania will cope with coronavirus circulating among a mostly vaccinated population will be investigated by the Garvan Institute of Medical Research. The Premier's commissioned the modelling to be released with an border reopening plan in...

Campground comeback

It's good news for weekend campers - Launceston's Myrtle Park camping ground is reopening from October 22. The City of Launceston council yesterday voted for a motion which allowed for the reopening - with new operators...

Claremont crash ends in tragedy

The little girl critically injured in a pedestrian crash in Hobart's north on Tuesday afternoon has died in hospital. Police will prepare a report for the coroner following the tragedy on Cadbury Road at Claremont. Initial investigations...

Big turnout for Mozza farewell

The life of popular Tasmanian media identity Adrian Morrisby has been celebrated at Hobart's Bellerive Oval. He is being remembered for his kind, upbeat personality and community mindedness. Passing aged just 49, Mozza was well known in...

1954 Royal Tour remembered by the Coast

The Royal Tour of Tasmania by The Queen in 1954 will be remembered at a special exhibition at Penguin next month.The exhibition is being co-ordinated by the Penguin Royal Event committee.The Queen and Duke of...