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Firebugs light up Hobart's eastern shore

Deliberately-lit fires kept emergency services busy in Greater Hobart overnight, with homes menaced on the eastern shore as high winds and warm temperatures fanned the flames. Multiple blazes were lit on Thursday night at the Waverley...

Endlay guilty of assault

A man, who was last year found to be responsible for the death of his own baby four years ago, has been found guilty of assaulting his wife in 2019. 40-year-old Gaurav Endlay appeared in the...

Grants for fire-affected Fingal Valley

The Federal and Tasmanian Governments have announced grants for those impacted by the fires in Tasmania's North East. Recovery and Restoration Grants of up to $9,400 have been made available to support people in the Break...

Tassie not spared in big dry

Australia's rainfall last year was 10 per cent lower than the previous record dry in 1902. The shocking figure is contained in the Weather Bureau's latest annual snapshot, which also reveals Tasmania's rainfall was below average...

Rokeby fire deemed suspicious

A suspicious fire on Hobart's eastern shore has done the state's lengthy public housing waiting list no favours. A charity-managed property on Annabelle Street at Rokeby was apparently targeted just after midnight, a neighbour alerting emergency...

Newhart takes out Devonport Cup

Star jockey Craig Newitt has won a record-equalling 6th Devonport Cup after the Leanne Gaffney-trained Newhart won the $100,000 feature race at Spreyton today in a new track record. Despite the recent expose regarding the mistreatment...

Tasmanians missing out on millions

  New figures show Tasmanians with ill health are missing out on millions of dollars in federally-funded treatment due to difficulty affording and accessing primary care. The Tasmanian Council of Social Service says up to 100 million...

Heritage recognition for the Gorge

  Some major updates to Tasmania's heritage register are out for public comment. For the first time Launceston's Cataract Gorge's natural values are being recognised with a listed boundary for its surrounding reserves. The Tasmanian Heritage Council says it...

Deer hunters welcome new grounds

A prominent Tasmanian hunter is welcoming moves to open up more public reserves to deal with Tasmania's growing fallow deer problem. The opening up of the Tooms Lake and Buxton River conservation areas, as well as...

Air quality warnings

The west and northwest coasts of Tasmania as well as areas around Launceston are experiencing poor air quality due to a number of bushfires still burning around the state. As of 3:20pm on Tuesday afternoon, a...