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Central Coast the best vaxxed on the Coast

The Central Coast Municipality is still leading the way for COVID-19 vaccinations as the state edges towards 70 per cent fully vaccinated.Central Coast now has 80.4 per cent of its eligible population having received their...

Pin pulled on Festivale 2022

Next year's much anticipated Festivale has been cancelled. Organisers of the iconic Launceston event say COVID restrictions made it too hard to stage. "As a not-for-profit committee, we cannot take the financial risk of planning an event...

Missing boaters named

A significant search operation continues for a boat which failed to return from Bass Strait.  The yellow and white Caribbean half-cab with three people on board set out from the Wynyard boat ramp at around midday...

Search for missing boat

A 17-foot vessel and three passengers are missing off Tasmania's northwest. Police and the Australian Maritime Safety Authority have been searching Bass Strait for the yellow and white Caribbean half-cab. A relative of one of the passengers...

Lockdown ends

The three day coronavirus lockdown for southern Tasmania is over as scheduled. There's no evidence of transmission from an infected man who broke into the state without authorisation and escaped hotel quarantine. Premier Gutwein is satisfied the...

The Royal Hobart Show will run!

The Royal Agricultural Society of Australia have confirmed the Royal Hobart Show will proceed this week. It's a milestone event, celebrating 200 years of agricultural showing in Hobart. The announcement follows the news lockdown will lift for...

Four Coasters up for Tasmanian of the Year honours

  A journalist, charity worker and two youth leaders from the North West Coasters are among those short-listed for Tasmanian of the Year honours.Hong Kong-based former Burnie journalist Craig Leeson has been named in the Tasmanian...

COVID Vax bus hits the road

The State Government's vaccination bus will hit the road this week, providing COVID-19 Pfizer jabs to rural and remote townships, including a number on the North-West Coast.The service, run in conjuction with the Royal Flying...

Migrant seasonal worker accommodation plan under fire

The Latrobe Council has come under fire for its plan to host 150 seasonal migrant workers at Camp Banksia at Port Sorell from private operators who say the council is taking business away from them.Moomba...

Firies kept busy in Northern Tas

It's been a busy weekend for the state's firefighters - with a spate of fires since Friday. On the West Coast, a tire fire continues to burn at Queenstown. On Friday afternoon, a fire at Lanena caused...