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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Boil your water again Westerway

TASWATER has today issued a new boil-water advisory to consumers in Westerway, Fentonbury and National Park. The water company says heavy rainfall has once again caused high levels of turbidity in the water supply, resulting in discoloured water and an increase in sediment. “Due to the weather conditions, we are unable to provide

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All-clear for Westerway water

THE temporary boil water alert for Fentonbury, Westerway and National Park was lifted last week by the Department of Health and Human Services. The warning was issued on June 6 after heavy rain and flooding in the catchment area led to discolouration and high turbidity levels in the water supply.

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All-clear for three water supplies

LIFTING of the boil-water alert affecting people at Lawitta, Boyer and Dromedary has been approved by the Department of Health and Human Services. The warning was issued on June 8 after heavy rain resulted in floodwaters impacting on the water supply. Extensive cleaning of reservoirs has taken place along with

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Keeping watch on water quality

WATER quality in the River Derwent and its tributaries above New Norfolk will be closely monitored over the next year to keep tabs on changes in southern Tasmania’s major drinking water supply. The 12-month monitoring trial is an initiative of the Derwent Estuary Program in co-operation with TasWater, Hydro Tasmania

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