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A two-vehicle crash blocked parts of South Arm Rd on the Eastern Shore for several hours this morning. The crash, which happened about 6.30am, was not serious but resulted in the road being closed until about 8.45am Tasmania Police issued a statement on Facebook, telling drivers “South Arm Road at the neck (near Hope Beach) […]

The Kingston Pool and Wellness Centre at Mertonvale Circuit had Tasmania Police arriving in numbers this morning. The centre has advised patrons “URGENT POOL CLOSURE Due to unforeseen circumstances the pool is closed today Tuesday the 13th March for the rest of the day. We hope to reopen tomorrow again. We will keep you updated.” […]

As counting continues to decide the final make-up of the Tasmanian Parliament, a cross-section of federal politicians call for the state house to be restored to 35. Full Article: Federal members call for Tasmanian Parliament numbers to be restored Source: ABC News Tasmania Copyright © ABC News Tasmania

Steampunker fires up her heart for north-west Tasmanian celebration of steam engines. Full Article: Steampunker fires up her heart Source: ABC News Tasmania Copyright © ABC News Tasmania

Steampunk artisan Cookie Jansen’s outfit of leather, old doona covers and machinery is finished with a steam-powered heart, for Australia’s largest festival of working steam machinery. Full Article: Steampunker fires up her heart at Tasmania's Steamfest Source: ABC News Tasmania Copyright © ABC News Tasmania

About 150 Tasmanian prisoners will participate in parenting program Circle of Security, helping them to improve family connections and rehabilitate successfully, with the State Government committing $150,000 to the initiative. Full Article: Program helping prisoners become better parents to launch in Tasmania Source: ABC News Tasmania Copyright © ABC News Tasmania

More than 112,000 pieces of garbage including a “toxic wave of plastics” are collected by volunteers from remote beaches in Tasmania’s World Heritage area. Full Article: Record rubbish haul collected from remote Tasmanian beaches Source: ABC News Tasmania Copyright © ABC News Tasmania

New robotic technology could make knee replacements more successful and longer-lasting, according to a Tasmanian orthopaedic surgeon who is an early adopter of the technology. Full Article: Surgical robots at the cutting edge of knee replacements Source: ABC News Tasmania Copyright © ABC News Tasmania

Robots designed to help surgeons remove damaged knees with greater accuracy and insert new implants, reducing the need for a second replacement later in life. Full Article: Robots are helping surgeons with full knee replacements Source: ABC News Tasmania Copyright © ABC News Tasmania

From bed pans to bone saws and even a convict’s tooth, a collection of medical equipment is being used to tell the story of health care in Tasmania. Full Article: Bone saws and bloodletting: Antique medical equipment on show Source: ABC News Tasmania Copyright © ABC News Tasmania


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