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Deliberately lit blaze destroys property on Bruny Island

Police are investigating a deliberately lit fire in bushland near the shore at South Tinpot Bay on South Bruny Island in the state's south. Authorities say it broke out on private property on Lighthouse Road around...

Thirsty animals sneak into suburbs

More frequent encounters with wildlife across Tasmania's cities and towns are being attributed to dry conditions. A few cases of deadly snakes slithering up to suburban homes and yards have been reported in the past few...

80 grand reno nightmare

Tasmanians jumping on the renovation bandwagon are being warned to take care with heat guns. Typically used for stripping paint, they've been linked to a number of recent house fires. Crews were called to a home at...

Supermoon tonight

This evening is one to step outside and take in the supermoon, the brightest and largest it will look for the year. At just after 8pm the moon will rise and be at its closest in...

Big laughs coming in new festival

New ground will be broken when Tasmania kicks off a fully fledged international comedy festival next month. Spanning the week starting Monday March 18th, 'Laughs of Launnie' will feature a massive array of live acts including...

An extra 10 cents at the checkout a big plus for farmers

Supermarket giant Coles won't be scrapping its one-dollar-a-litre milk line, unlike its rival Woolworths. From today, Woolies is increasing its home brand milk by 10-cents a litre, promising the extra money will go to dairy farmers. Chair...

Fire summit to hear of climate challenges

We're being warned earlier, longer bushfire seasons will become the "new normal" for Australia. The dangerous combination of hot weather and dry lightning is also expected to feature more heavily into the future; strikes were responsible...

Bailey on the mend

Veteran cricketer George Bailey's scans on a shoulder dislocated in the Hobart Hurricanes Big Bash semi-final on Thursday have come back as well as they could have, according to coach Adam Griffith. He'll be re-evaluated in...

Tasmania is cholesterol capital of the nation

There are alarming indications for Tasmania's heart health in new mapping released by the Heart Foundation. The organisation charted the incidence of heart disease and found Queensland is the nation’s heart disease hotspot with eight regions...

Home defender charged

A man who shot an alleged home invader in southern Tasmania is facing a charge of wounding. Police sped to a house at Colebrook north of Hobart early yesterday after shots were exchanged between the resident...