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Tassie locations running for research

Bookings are now open for the annual Mother's Day Classic, with over 70 locations around the country confirmed where people can take part.  Devonport and Launceston are among the destinations to play host to the event for the first time in...

Aus monitoring AstraZeneca concerns

The Morrison Government is now considering next steps in regard to the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine rollout, after the UK began offering people aged under 30 an alternative formula.  It comes after the European Medicines Agency confirmed the jab can cause bloot...

Candidate stands by Labor, despite pokies comments

There's more trouble for the Opposition's bid to return to government, following news of Dean Winter's preselection, fellow Franklin candidate Fabiano Cangelosi has written a scathing letter to party members. The Hobart barrister says Labor's pro-poker machine and protest crackdown platform...

Improper text cancels McGregor

A seven year old text message characterised as horseplay between friends is at the centre of more problems for Labor's state election campaign. Ben McGregor has quit as a Clark candidate, claiming a cold and calculated dumping by leader Rebecca White. He...

Fire contained on MPV Everest

Australia's Antarctic resupply ship is continuing its journey back to Hobart after a fire broke out, leaving expeditioners and crew shaken but unhurt. The blaze on board chartered vessel MPV Everest was contained and extinguished after it broke out about 2pm...

Hobart schools on track for co-ed

The State's education Department says the transition of Hobart's last single-sex public schools to a co-ed model is on track for next year. There's been a mixed reaction to the changes for Ogilvie and New Town Highs, welcomed by some parents...

Dean Winter to stand for Labor

Popular Kingborough mayor Dean Winter will stand as a Labor candidate in the seat of Franklin after a pledge from Tasmania's leader to the ALP national executive. Overlooking Mr Winter as a candidate has dogged the party's every step soon after...

Almost $1 million for Hobart man

It is Hobart's turn for a TattsLotto windfall. Only last month, a Burnie man landed more than a million dollars by sharing in the division one prize from a Saturday draw. Now, its happened for a Hobart man who has one of...

Too early to say if cheap flights having an impact

Tourism operators in Tasmania are reporting an uptick in business over the long weekend but say it's too early to tell if that's a direct result of the federal government's $1.2 billion cheap flights package. Burnie, Devonport, Launceston and Hobart are...

Labor yet to shake off Winter drama

Labor is still struggling to shake off the Dean Winter preselection controversy with reports the Australian Workers Union is now asking the party's national executive to intervene. The Australian Workers Union has complained the popular Kingborough Mayor was left disadvantaged by...