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Plans revealed for Penguin Rec. redevelopment

Concept plans for the redevelopment of the former Penguin Recreation Ground have gone on public display for the first time.   The Central Coast Council has ear-marked the prime real estate in the centre of Penguin to...

Anti-vax case thrown out

A group of anti-vaxxers who sued the Commonwealth, Victorian, NSW, Queensland, Northern Territory, WA and Tasmanian governments over lockdown and vaccine mandates have had their case struck out by the Federal Court. On Monday, Justice Debra...

Case surge continues

Tasmania's coronavirus numbers are continuing to climb through winter, with another 1228 new cases recorded on Tuesday. There are 29 COVID-positive patients in hospital, 16 of those being treated specifically for virus symptoms and four in...

Kingston man wins $200,000

A Kingston man is jumping for joy after winning $200,000. The Tasmanian blue-collar worker won the guaranteed 1st Prize of $200,000 in Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw 1578, drawn Monday 27 June 2022. Lottery officials called the...

Tasmanian groups respond to Roe V. Wade decision

(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) Family Planning Tasmania has joined a chorus of Australian organisations condemning the overturning of Roe v Wade in the United States. On Friday, the United States Supreme Court decided to overturn the landmark 1973...

Tasman Bridge upgrade plans revealed

Concept plans of a major refurbishment for the Tasman Bridge have been released for public feedback. The $130 million dollar project will be the first big upgrade to the bridge since 1975 and has been outlined...

Call for fish farm expansion moratorium

A Coastal environmental group wants the State Government to place a moratorium on fish farming expansion while wider public consultation is undertaken.   North West Tas for Clean Oceans is circulating a petition it hopes to have...

Coastal dairy producers recognised

Coastal producers have been recognised in the Dairy Industry Association of Australia's Tasmanian Dairy Awards, held at Smithton at the weekend.   Saputo Australia's Roaring Forties Blue, manufactured on King island, was named champion cheese.   Ashgrove Cheese at...

Coastal firm to build new $18.8 million bridge

Ulverstone-based firm VEC Civil Engineering has been awarded the contract to build the $18.8 million new Cam River Bridge on the Bass Highway near Somerset.   Infrastructure and Transport Minister Michael Ferguson says construction will start early...

Commission of Inquiry begins Launceston hearings

Tasmania's child abuse Commission of Inquiry hearings are underway in Launceston, with a focus on LGH alleged pedophile nurse James Geoffrey Griffin. In her opening remarks, Counsel Assisting Elizabeth Bennett SC has read out a follow-up...