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Coasters recognised in Volunteering Tasmania Awards

Devonport hockey official Minka Woolley has been named the The Premier's Tasmanian Volunteer of the Year.   The award was announced at the Tasmanian Volunteering Awards in Hobart, where the Governor Barbara Baker hosted the 30 finalists...

Bridgewater Bridge closure

Hobart's Bridgewater bridge will close this weekend. In what underlines the imperative for its replacement, the nearly 80 year old bridge has road and underlying concrete damage. Repairs will entail closing the bridge from 8pm Friday night...

Pearce vows to continue to fight for the region

Re-elected Braddon Federal Member Gavin Pearce is vowing to take the fight to Canberra despite no longer being part of the Government.   Mr Pearce increased his vote by more than 5% in Saturday's Federal Election, but...

Parking officers to get body cams

Burnie City Council parking officers will be issued with body worn cameras.   A report to be tabled at tomorrow night's monthly council meeting for May says body worn cameras will add to the safety and integrity...

Pandemic death toll up to 71

A woman in her late 80s in the state's north is the latest Tasmanian to fall victim to coronavirus. Her death takes the overall number of pandemic fatalities here to 71. Public Health has recorded 723 new...

Tasmania Covid-19 death toll reaches 70

Another Tasmanian has died of Covid-19. A man in his 90's has passed away in the south of the state, taking the toll to 70 since the pandemic began. The news follows 782 new cases recorded overnight. The...

Investigations launched into two separate footy incidents

Tasmania Police are appealing for witnesses to an alleged incident in the North West. Ambulance Tasmania and local officers were called the West Park Football Oval in Burnie on May 21st, during the match between Penguin...

Portable stove explodes in Devonport home

Tasmania Fire Service say a portable gas stove explosion should serve as a safety reminder. Crews were called to a private home in Devonport at around 2.30pm yesterday, following reports of an explosion. There was a power...

Wilkie romps home before 8pm

Victoria Jones/PA Wire The odds for Scott Morrison holding onto power after Saturday's election had blown out to $8 by 9pm, Labor pulling ahead with nearly half of the nation's total vote counted at that point.  Electoral...

Tasmania records 962 new Covid-19 cases

Coronavirus numbers have remained steady overnight. Public Health is reporting 962 new cases today, compared to 967 yesterday and 1,076 the day before. 617 people are being monitored under the [email protected] program, with five people being helped...