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| A number of states and territories are moving to ease coronavirus restrictions as the rate of infection continues to fall, but Tasmania won't be among them in the near future. The nation recorded another 17 cases on Wednesday,...
| The Cradle Coast Authority is welcoming last night’s Burnie City Council decision to stay with the tourism body, owned by Tasmania’s nine North West and West Coast councils. Councillor Ken Dorsey moved a motion...
| Police are investigating a suspicious fire in Gagebrook early this morning which completely destroyed a house on Bond Place. Around 4:30am police on patrol observed the vacant house fully alight. The Tasmania Fire Service...
| Hospital inpatients in Greater Hobart now have more options for acute medical care. The state government announced this week that the Hospital In The Home initiative is now running in Hobart. To prevent bed block and free...
| Around a third of Tasmania's overall coronavirus cases remain active, with 135 recoveries, according to the latest figures. Another four cases confirmed on Tuesday night, comprising three northwest coast healthcare workers...
| Health authorities are investigating one potential coronavirus case in the state's South, the first "borderline" test to be returned in Tasmania. "This is the first time in Tasmania and we're currently probing the case further,"...
| Some encouraging headway is being made in the quest to save the Orange Bellied Parrot from extinction. A few years ago, the wild population turning up for breeding at Melaleuca in Tasmania's World Heritage Area was 17, last...
| Opponents to the new Northern prison proposed for Westbury are eager to hear the findings of a survey taken in February, which is still yet to be released. A phone and mail survey went out in February to gauge the feelings...
| New Zealand is beginning to loosen its pandemic restrictions, described as some of the toughest in the world. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the country has stopped community transmissions of COVID-19. The nation will...
| The state government has announced an independent review into the coronavirus outbreak in Tasmania's North West. A preliminary report undertaken by the government itself has already been handed to the Health Department,...
| It's hoped a first-placed economic ranking for Tasmania will encourage reinvestment in the state once the pandemic dies down, with Tasmania tied with Victoria for Australia's best economic performance in CommSec's quarterly...
| A Risdon Prison inmate who allegedly escaped a guard at the Royal Hobart Hospotal just across the road from the Tasmania Police Headquarters in Hobart on Sunday evening was back in custody within minutes. Multiple units...

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