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Rain soaks fires

Fire authorities are confirming heavy rain overnight has eased the risk to a number of Tasmanian communities. The Riveaux Road, Great Pine Tier, Gell River and Brittons Swamp bushfires have all received rain, as well as...

Postie bikes get training wheels for bigger parcel delivery

Australia Post has introduced new electronic vehicles across Moonah, in Hobart's north. Three three-wheeled electric delivery vehicles and one electric pushbike have been rolled out to improve the delivery for customers and the safety of posties. They...

Another drone spotted in fire zone prompts police plea

Another occurrence of drone use in fire-affected areas has frustrated the Tasmania Fire Service.  Tasmania Police have issued repeated warnings for drone-operators that when drones are flown near affected areas, air-efforts that are fighting bushfires have to...

Plain-clothes police promise to join 'paddock pals' for festival

As party-goers flock to the fields for the annual Party in the Paddock (PITP), so too will a fleet of plain-clothes and uniformed police, licensing officers, and drug-sniffing dogs.  Tasmania Police are warning the 'paddock pals'...

TT Line: your pets are safe with us

Spirit of Tasmania operator TT Line is backing its pet transport procedures after the death of a dog on a sailing last week. The owner of a 93-kilo South African mastiff named Mook was left heartbroken...

Honey fire misery

194,000 hectares of wilderness being ravaged so far in Tasmania's summer bushfires is wreaking havoc on local honey producers. Tasmanian Beekeepers Association's Peter Norris explains a honey industry mainstay has been hit very hard and price...

'Draw a Line in the Sand' and stop drowning deaths

With a month of summer to go, Australia has recorded an appalling 42 coastal drowning deaths, a big increase on the 14-year average of 27 summer deaths. This week in Tasmania, children were rescued from outside...

Apartments approved to ease housing shortage

Newly-approved apartment developments for Hobart will add 103 flats to the tight housing market. Hobart City Council last night approved a four-storey block on Burnett Street, along with a 10-storey development on Bathurst Street. The University of...

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...

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...