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Not out of the woods yet: Huon flare-up

Tasmanians who've fled their homes due to the bushfire threat could be allowed back later in the week. Bushfire activity is easing amidst this week's cooler, calmer conditions, with Tuesday morning's sole emergency warning, for the shack community of Brandum on...

Another home destroyed as bushfire devastation becomes clear

Another house has been destroyed by bushfires in Tasmania overnight with seven homes lost in total. The latest property was ravaged by the Riveaux Road fire in the Huon Valley after hot, dry winds fuelled blazes across the state. The Tasmania Fire...

Fatal plane crash site out of reach

Rough terrain has prevented investigators reaching the site of a fatal plane crash southwest of Hobart which killed a woman pilot. 30-year-old Nikita Walker was flying solo when her twin-engine aircraft crashed near the summit of West Portal, in the rugged...

Cruise accused hearing

The Supreme Court case of a man who allegedly tried to throw his fiancee off a cruise ship in October last year comes up for a hearing in Hobart today. David James Fysh was arrested after the Royal Caribbean cruise liner...

Cool change eases threat

Just one emergency warning remained current for Tasmanian bushfires on Monday morning, after hot weather fanned flames on Sunday afternoon.  The Reynolds Neck area in the Central Highlands is still considered at very high risk, not only from the fire itself...

Bushfire breakout as temps rise

The dangerous Riveaux Road bushfire burning in the Huon Valley has jumped containment lines this afternoon, prompting fresh emergency warnings for several communities. "It is unlikely the full extent of fire impact on the warning areas will be known today, with...

Sent to see Tassie with 'dead best friend' - dog death sparks outrage

The death of a beloved family pet while onboard the Spirit of Tasmania has prompted an outcry from animal lovers.  South Australian Marcus Lehmann boarded the ferry last Tuesday night with his 93-kilogram South African mastiff Mook, but when he departed...