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Tunnel proposal to take flood waters away

An ambitious plan to divert flood waters from the Mersey River through an underground tunnel at Latrobe is being considered among more traditional flood mitigation measures for the town.Latrobe was inundated in the 2016 floods,...

Coastal icon passes away

Devonport identity Steve Daley OAM is being remembered as the voice of cycling and other sports, after passing away on Saturday.Mr Daley was the cycling commentator for the Tasmanian Christmas Carnivals Series for more than...

Burnie Show cancelled again this year

The Burnie Agricultural Show has been cancelled for the second year in a row due to COVID-19.The show is usually held in early October and is traditionally the first one on the Tasmanian shows season.The...

Two more charged over Norwood shooting

Another two people have been charged over a Launceston gun crime last month. Shots were fired into a home on Boiton Hill Road in Norwood on July 24th. A 27-year-old Waverly man and a 40-year-old Mayfield man...

Stampede for travel vouchers

Those who threw their hat in the ring for Tasmania's latest round of holiday at home vouchers have a one in six chance of scoring $300 off their getaway bill. Almost 149,000 entries were received in...

Tarkine tracks to remain closed

A concrete decision that Tarkine tracks closed to 4 wheel driving in 2012 are to remain that way has been announced. Since 2014, the Liberal Government had been seeking to reopen the tracks, however, it recently...

Latrobe, Smithton police numbers not at safe levels

Staffing levels at police stations at Latrobe, Smithton and Deloraine,  do not currently meet mandated minimum safe levels, according to the Police Association of Tasmania.Police association president Colin Riley says the North-West Coast's two 24-hour...

New transport service for electric wheelchair users

A new transport service aimed specifically at people in electric wheelchairs has been launched on the North-West Coast.The service is being run by Ulverstone-based NDIS provider PIPO Support Services.Although based in Ulverstone, the company says...

Submissions sought for Wynyard to Marrawah highway upgrade

Highway upgrade between Wynyard and Marrawah will start next week.Public submissions on elements of the upgrade are welcome, with the deadline for submissions closing today.Guidelines for submissions can be found at parliament.tas.gov.auFederal funding for the...

Coastal farms and engineering companies recognised with awards

Coastal farming and engineering businesses have been been recognised over the weekend in two major awards.The Redbank Farm at Sisters Beach was recognised for its industry-leading poultry farming practices, winning the Innovation in Agriculture Award...