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Arson probe into fires

Police are appealing for information regarding two deliberately lit bushfires which tore through a large part of the state's north east during the last week. Nearly 1300 hectares of vegetation have...

Hobart Airport thanks passengers for patience

Heads of management at Hobart Airport are thanking passengers for their patience, after huge delays yesterday. Strong winds along with poor visibility grounded several aircraft and forced others to abort landing, stranding...

National Geographic recognition

Tasmania has made a prestigious global list. The 2020 list of 25 must see world destinations from no less than the esteemed National Geographic includes Tasmania, the solitary Australian entry. In summing...

Southport shooting

More details are emerging about a firearms incident in Tasmania's far south overnight. Police were called to Southport following reports of a firearm discharge at around 8 pm.  They arrested a 62-year-old...

Spate of property fires

Another home at Rosebery on the West Coast has been consumed by fire. The unoccupied property in Hollywood Street, attended by local crews at around 10'clock last night, was valued at...

Fire danger hits extreme

The fire danger in parts of Tasmania has risen to extreme, as the state swelters in temperatures which have reached the high 30's in the state's south. The extreme fire danger...

Frozen French: Oz lends a hand

Australia's summer antarctic program will be rejigged slightly after a French vessel struck problems. The 72-metre icebreaker L'Astrolabe has suffered propulsion damage while docked in Hobart, leaving the French Antarctic program...

Man detained over crash

A 21-year-old Launceston man will face court today on charges including reckless driving on Tamar Street yesterday afternoon. It's alleged the disqualified driver, behind the wheel of an unregistered red Commodore,...

Housing proposal withdrawn

A housing project slated for Scamander on the state's north east coast will no longer go ahead, after residents voiced their concerns over the proposal. Centacare Evolve Housing had planned eight,...

Fire conditions to worsen tomorrow

Tasmanians are being told to prepare for the most dangerous fire conditions this bushfire season, with high temperatures and strong winds to hit the state. The fire danger rating in the...