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Rare Virus Detected In Eastern Tasmania

Authorities have issued a health warning for the east coast of the state, after a rare mosquito-borne virus was detected. Barmah Forest Virus causes symptoms similar...

Ten days festival NW launch

Hundreds assembled on the beach at Devonport's Bluff early this morning for the launch of the Ten Days on The Island festival. The sunrise celebration was...

Longer sentence for Zeehan burglar

A man who took part in a brutal home invasion at Zeehan in May last year has had nearly two years added to his existing...

Duck 'shortage' rubbished

There is a counterclaim today that duck numbers are fine and any suggestion otherwise is just anti-hunting propaganda. After Victoria scaled back its shooting season because...

Ten Days On The Island's new structure

The new format of three consecutive weekends for Tasmania's major cultural showpiece Ten Days On The Island is about to get underway. The biennial festival begins...

Soccer hub for Hobart's north

More solid funding for kids' sport is coming southern Tasmania's way, ahead of the May election. In a boost for soccer, Clark Independent Andrew Wilkie has...

Season opening on struggling ducks

There is an appeal to call off Tasmania's opening of the duck shooting season this weekend because of water bird numbers plummeting. Ducks are among migrating...