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Criticism over MP's festival outing while on medical leave

Labor claims a Hodgman Government MP's decision to attend the Taste of Tasmania while on indefinite medical leave does not pass the pub test. A photo of Adam Brooks and his partner, Hobart City Alderman Tanya...

Advice for asthma sufferers impacted by smoke

Fire authorities are concerned a change in the weather tomorrow could whip up the huge Gell River wilderness fire in Tasmania's southwest. It's torn through more than 17,000 hectares of buttongrass and mixed forest along the...

Man accused of alleged armed robbery at McDonalds

A man has faced an out-of-hours court in Hobart over an alleged armed robbery at McDonalds in Moonah. The 49-year-old is accused of threatening staff with a knife and demanding cash on Saturday night. No one was...

Elective surgery ban postponed

Nurses claim the Tasmanian Government is being heavy handed in pay negotiations after a threat to stand down striking professionals without pay. After a stop work meeting at the Mersey Community Hospital this morning, union members...

Weekend fires probed

Launceston detectives are calling for help as they investigate a destructive weekend car fire. A 35-year-old woman has been arrested and charged over the alleged firebombing on Camberon Street early on Saturday. Flames from a burning vehicle...

Smoke warning for Oatlands, Campania and surrounds

People are being warned to protect themselves from smoke from a bushfire still burning in Tasmania's southwest. The Tasmania Fire Service says the Gell River fire has burned through about 17,000 hectares of bush but no...

Fire still burning in Tasmania's Southwest

A wilderness bushfire raging in Tasmania's southwest is expected to continue burning over the weekend as firefighters battle to put it out. The Tasmania Fire Service says the Gell River fire has burned through almost 15,000...

Nurses cancel elective surgery as pay dispute heightens

Elective surgery theatres at Mersey Community Hospital will be quiet this month, with a ban on elective surgeries from the start of this month.  Members of The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation Tasmanian Branch (ANMF) have commenced...

Smoke blankets Hobart, as Maydena bushfire rages on

An uncontrolled bushfire at Gell River in Tasmania's Southwest is testing firefighters this morning. A Watch and Act alert has been issued for Maydena, Tyenna, Mt Field and the National Park. The Tasmania Fire Service says the...

Did you say ice block ?

Animals at Tasmania Zoo in the state's North are being fed some frozen sweet treats to enjoy through this burst of hot weather. Tassie Devils, meerkats and monkeys are among those chewing into ice blocks of...