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Residents in the Midway Point area were in shock on Sunday night after seeing powerpoints melting and catching on fire, cords burning, televisions blowing up and falling off the wall and other electrical appliances getting burnt out. The incident, which affected close to 80 Tasnetworks/Aurora customers was due to a faulty Tasnetworks transformer, which reportedly […]

Cracker Night will be held across Tasmania on the 26th of May. For decades, families across Tasmania and around Australia have celebrated Cracker Night. The annual event will see Tasmanian families enjoy the fun of personal fireworks displays. Dogs are particularly afraid of fireworks, so owners should try to keep dogs inside, put blinds down, […]

About $250,000 worth of Ecstacy was intercepted by police, after being mailed to Hobart. Police have been cracking down on border security as part of Operation Vitreus Week of Action. Detective Inspector Colin Riley from Tasmania Police told the press two parcels containing MDMA were found in the mail coming in to Hobart on Wednesday. Over […]

The popular Ben Lomond Alpine Hotel was burnt to the ground at around 10:30 on Tuesday night. Two heavy TFS tankers responded to the incident, with two others later being dispatched. Investigations into what caused the fire are expected to commence on Wednesday. Acting Sergeant Gavin Spencer from Tasmania Police said extensive damage was caused […]

Winter has arrived early in Australia, and it’s likely not going away any time soon! Both Adelaide and Darwin experienced their coldest morning of the year on Monday, dropping to below 6 degrees. Many parts of Australia, including in Victoria and Tasmania have been dumped with snow over the past few days. Perth had its […]

Kingborough Council agreed to send out a draft dog management policy at last nights council meeting, which, if implemented, would see dogs banned from public areas such as beaches and sporting grounds at all times, except for the existing designated off-lead dog areas at Kingston Beach and Clarks Beach. Dogs would be required to be […]

Thursday night was one of the worst weather events we’ve had with rainfall in excess of 129mm (The Mercury). When digital radio “DAB+” was turned on about a month ago it was well known that in an emergency situation, an additional pop up emergency station could be added to provide up-to-date emergency information and news […]

Heavy rain combined with wind gusts of up to 80km/h (BOM report via ABC Hobart at 5.20pm) is causing poor driving conditions. A reminder to drive to the conditions and that it’s better to drive slowly and safely than risk having an accident. Water is starting to appear over the road, especially on the Tasman […]

An Antarctic Blast will send temperatures across the country’s South-East into negative numbers in the coldest snap since 1978! Hobart, Sydney and Melbourne will be hit the hardest, with temperatures set to dip below 0 degrees on Friday and over the weekend. Melbourne is expected experience its coldest may weather since 1978, with temperatures predicted […]

Huntingfield resident Harley Wiltshare has become the latest victim in the alleged dog poisoning attacks that are happening across Southern Tasmania. Harley realized something was wrong with her 4 year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Bane, after he started vomiting and having diarrhoea with blood in it. She managed to get Bane to the vet in time and […]


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