Water restrictions start tomorrow

Map showing the area included in Stage 1 water restrictions.Click on map to enlarge. TASWATER customers throughout the Derwent Valley are included in Stage 1 water restrictions which start in the greater Hobart region tomorrow (Friday). These restrictions are expected to be in place until February. “Stage 1 restrictions require

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Local water plant struggling to keep up

TASWATER’S Bryn Estyn treatment plant near New Norfolk is struggling to keep up with Hobart’s increased demand for water as summer approaches. Following a period of below-average period of winter rainfall across south-eastern Tasmania, both TasWater and Tasmanian Irrigation are preparing for what could be unprecedented pressure on the water

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Remembering those touched by cancer

Some of the tributes placed in the memorial garden atArthur Square in New Norfolk. THE annual “Pink Lady Day” memorial service was held recently at New Norfolk’s Arthur Square. Now well established, the event is held near the rose garden that has been developed as a memorial to those lost

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Meeting on bushfire recovery and preparedness

A MEETING to update the community on Upper Derwent Valley bushfire recovery and preparedness will be held at Maydena this Wednesday evening. With summer approaching – and the first fire weather warning already issued – the Tasmania Fire Service invites the community of the Tyenna Valley in particular to hear

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New Norfolk ambulance was an hour away

State Labor leader Rebecca White at the BridgewaterAmbulance Station yesterday. STATE Labor leader Rebecca White says the Derwent Valley was left without ambulance coverage last weekend due to under-funding and the ongoing problem of “ramping” at the Royal Hobart Hospital. On the same day that the State Government announced its

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Remembering those touched by cancer

Pink Lady Day at New Norfolk today. THE New Norfolk Can-Hope Cancer Support Group’s annual event remembering those living with or lost to cancer was held at Arthur Square today. The service was held near the rose garden that has been progressively developed as a memorial on the High St

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Swimming in the Derwent

SUMMER is here, but where are the cleanest places to swim in the River Derwent? The Derwent Estuary Program, State Government and local councils are once again co-ordinating weekly water quality monitoring of about locations in the estuary between December 6 and March 30. Water samples are tested for enterococci,

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BreastScreen bus in New Norfolk this month

THE BreastScreen Tasmania Mobile Unit is visiting New Norfolk until September 29. The free service gives women aged over 40 the opportunity to make an appointment for a mammogram which can detect cancer in its early stages. Local resident Shellee Cook said everyone should use the service while it’s here.

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