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Crime rates low thanks to lockdown

Shock figures have revealed an unexpected benefit from coronavirus restrictions and it has the police union urging a review of weekend opening hours. The Police Association of Tasmania says public order offences in the Hobart division, bounded by Taroona, New Town...

Capped fuel prices dubbed 'a bluff'

Compulsory real time fuel price reporting for retailers in Tasmania is not regarded as particularly concerning by the industry's representative body. General Manager of the Tasmanian Automobile Chamber of Commerce, Malcolm Little, has expressed support if it helps some drivers save...

Burnie jewellery shop burglary

A large number of Citizen watches were burgled from a Burnie jewellery shop overnight, sometime before 7.30am. The front windows of My Jewellers on Mount Street were smashed in from the raid. Burnie police are hoping to speak with anyone who was in...

A right royal maternity wing

The Royal Hobart Hospital will offer water births for the first time, as maternity services make the shift to the new K-block building.  Women's and children's services are moving into the multimillion-dollar structure this week. A 13-bay neonatal intensive care unit has...

Tassie's lockdown cooking frenzy

Stuck-at-home Tasmanians are strapping on the apron and having a go in the kitchen in record numbers. A new survey of over 1500 people by Eat Well Tasmania found 53 percent were cooking at home more often. Nearly 40 percent of respondents...

Former Lorinna general store damaged by fire

Investigators have determined a fire that damaged a house at Lorinna in the North West this morning started when a build-up of soot and other residue in the wood heater flue caught alight. Fire crews from Railton, Sheffield, Mole Creek and...

Fuel pricing shake-up

Real time fuel prices Tasmania's retailers will be legally obliged to provide are to be implemented from July. Citing how the state's drivers have paid out millions more than they should have since the pandemic plunged prices elsewhere, the government has...

Coronavirus milestone

The number of active Covid-19 cases in Tasmania dropped back into the single figures for the first time since mid-March on Tuesday.  Health department figures list 8 active cases remaining in Tasmania's northwest, after the north followed the south in recording...

Cygnet Folk Festival cancelled

Another major event in Tasmania has been cancelled due to coronavirus. Organisers of the Cygnet Folk Festival in the state's south say the 6000 attendees brought to the township every January posed an "unacceptable health risk". It was also thought the basic...

Tourism sector funding call

Some in the industry don't believe international tourism will resume until at least the end of next year, as calls are made to extend the JobKeeper payments to workers in the sector. Thousands of positions across aviation, accommodation and tourist attractions...