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New music festival for summer

It's been a long time between parties in the paddock - but there's a new sister festival hitting Launceston in December Titled Party in the Apocalypse, hosted by Vibestown (who ran Party in the Paddock and...

Jobless rate falls

Unemployment has fallen in Tasmania. ABS data for August found Tasmania's unemployment rate went from equal lowest to the highest in Australia at 5.5% percent in the space of a month. Happily, it's plunged 0.7% to 4.8%...

Weather forces Street Eats postponement

This month's Devonport Food and Wine Festival will start a day later than scheduled due to bad weather.Tomorrow night's festival opener, the Street Eats event at East Devonport had been cancelled due to an unfavourable...

Another Christmas parade bites the dust

Christmas parades could be a bit thin on the ground across the Coast this festive season, with yet another one being cancelled due to concerns over the ability to deliver a COVID-safe event under current...

More police recruits likely from the Coast

The decision to conduct police recruit training courses in the North of the State is expected to see an influx of applications from the North-West Coast.Until now, all training has been conducted at the Rokeby...

Coronial findings into drowning off Maria

There could be changes to lifejacket rules, after an experienced lobster fisherman drowned off Maria Island in mid-2020. Coroner Simon Cooper has handed down his findings into the death of Kevin Haigh, electing not to hold...

Bridgewater students in quarantine

Two students at a Bridgewater school are among primary close contacts in quarantine after an infected NSW man left hotel quarantine and spent time in Hobart's north on Tuesday afternoon. The East Derwent Primary School has...

Launceston murder trial continues

A 12 person jury is set to hear from the first key witnesses in a murder trial in Launceston's Supreme Court. On Wednesday, the jury heard opening remarks from Crown Prosecutor John Ransom - who outlined...

Emissions reaction

Net zero carbon emissions by 2030 in Tasmania touted by the state government is being met with indifference by the Greens. The state already having achieved that environmental benchmark in the past six of seven years...

COVID-19 positive traveller breaches Hobart quarantine

Public Health have slammed the actions of a 31-year-old traveller after he broke out of hotel quarantine. The NSW man flew in via Melbourne on Monday evening, without an approved G2G pass. He was then placed in...