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Total Fire Ban for parts of Tasmania

The Tasmania Fire Service has declared a Total Fire Ban for tomorrow, as temperatures reach the high 30's in parts of the state. The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting 36 degrees for Hobart and 39 at...

Tas-wave-ia - is an independent state on the cards?

Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman has today laughed off the idea of Tasmania seceding from mainland Australia. The suggestion was made by a futurist on ABC National Radio who argued that the state could be a prime...

Tas-wave-ia: is an independent state on the cards?

Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman has today laughed off the idea of Tasmania seceding from mainland Australia. The suggestion was made by a futurist on ABC National Radio who argued that the state could be a prime...

Primed for fires

We are all being asked to play our part in getting through a stint of scorching fire weather in areas of the state. The key day is tomorrow when temperatures are on track to push into...

Tasmania tops the nations class for least distracted driving

Tasmanian's are the safest drivers in the nation - at least when it comes to mobile phone use.  New data from Australian startup UbiCar found that Tasmanian drivers were the nation's least distracted, using their phone...

Hawley death

A 66 year old man pulled from the water at Hawley Beach in the state's North West yesterday afternoon has not survived. Resuscitation efforts of ambulance staff and witnesses were not successful. The death is not considered...

Suspicious Launceston fire

Fire has torn through a wood mill at Launceston's Mowbray, destroying two buildings, machinery, timber and vehicles. Emergency services raced to the Vermont Road property at around 6pm last night, preventing the blaze spreading to nearby...

Dead dolphin mysteries

Testing on a dolphin carcass found near St Helens is aimed at figuring out a cause of death. Gun fire isn't being ruled out for wounds on the dolphin which was discovered at the beach at...

Unidentified man killed in New Years highway hit and run

The Midland Highway was closed near the Brighton turnoff for five hours this morning after the discovery of a hit and run incident.  A male pedestrian has died following a hit and run by what police...