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Tasmanian heat

Tasmania Fire Service have responded to and contained more than 30 vegetation fires in the past 24 hours.    The current Total Fire Ban remains in place in the south, north and areas of the north-west until midnight tonight.    While weather conditions in...

Five rescues in Tasmania in 24 hours

Police on Tasmania's Westpac Helicopters have been kept busy with five rescue missions across the state yesterday. It started at 7am, one helicopter went to a car crash on Masons Rd at Nugent, where a 20-yer-old woman was flown to the...

DJ Astro pleads guilty to headbutting Tony Abbott

Tasmanian DJ Astro Labe has pleaded guilty to causing harm to a Commonwealth public official at the Magistrates Court in Hobart. The 38-year-old admitted to headbutting former Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Hobart’s Waterfront in September last year. The court heard Mr...

Total Fire Ban as temperatures soar tomorrow

A Total Fire Ban has been declared for the southern region of Tasmania and parts of the north for tomorrow. The Tasmania Fire Service said the ban will be in place from midnight tonight until midnight tomorrow, with the possibility of...

Hobart light rail hopes on track

A light rail corridor connecting Hobart's CBD and the northern suburbs is back on the cards following the City Deal agreement made yesterday by the Prime Minister and the Premier. The State Government left its options open in the past about...

Fifth Waverley assault charge

A fifth person has now been charged over the alleged attempted murder and aggravated armed robbery of a man who was found on a road at Waverley last week. 24-year-old Corey Mitchell Gesler has been charged, alongside four other people. Mr Gesler...

The Premier rocks out at Mona Foma

Mona Foma's first event in Launceston has been hailed a resounding success by curator Brian Ritchie. The event over the weekend saw performances from Gotye and the Violent Femmes along with many others. The Premier played with the Violent Femmes in front...

Waverley assault charges mount

  A 25 year old Rocherlea man has become the fourth person has been charged - following the serious assault in the Launceston suburb of Waverley last week. The man appeared in an after-hours court last night where he faced charges of...

Remains found on beach believed to be human

The discovery of skeletal remains, believed to be human, on a Hobart beach has prompted a forensic investigation. Police say they bones, which were discovered by a dog walker on Lauderdale Beach. appear to be quite old. Officers say further details won't...

Man in custody over serious assault in Launceston

A 23-year-old man has been taken into custody following a serious assault in the Launceston suburb of Waverley. A 48-year-old Prospect man was found on the side of road at the intersection of Naroo Street and the Tasman Highway, with what...