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Federal member’s praise for PCYC

THE Bridgewater/Derwent Valley PCYC has been congratulated for its success at the Telstra Best of Business Awards last week, taking home the Building Communities category. Announced at the Hotel Grand Chancellor in Hobart, the award celebrates small and medium-sized businesses and organisations that make a positive impact on their communities

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Granton men charged over Bothwell theft

POLICE are seeking assistance to solve a crime that occurred in the early morning of Saturday, February 4, when a white Husqvarna trail bike was stolen from a property at Bothwell. The motorcycle was allegedly ridden from the scene by a person who was not wearing a helmet at the

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Events

A pleasant Sunday arvo at the New Norfolk Pool

THE New Norfolk Olympic Pool will host a live music event this Sunday, February 5, from noon until 3pm. Hobart duo Bliss will entertain on this “Sunday Arvo at the Pool.” The normal pool entry price will apply, a sausage sizzle will be held and other food and drinks will

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Lake Meadowbank lowered for spillway works

UNSUSPECTING visitors could be forgiven for thinking someone has pulled the plug and accidentally drained the man-made Lake Meadowbank near Ouse. In fact, the water in the Hydro storage has been deliberately lowered two metres below its usual level to allow work to start on the replacement of nearly 60-year-old

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Ouse and Westerway schools working together

RESPECTED educator Andrea Long has been appointed principal of the Ouse and Westerway schools and will oversee the continuing partnership between the two schools that started last year. A long-term Derwent Valley resident, Ms Long is a past principal of Westerway Primary School. It has been announced this week that

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Community

Derwent Valley dances for cancer

A FUN night of dancing will be held at the New Norfolk War Memorial Hall this Friday (February 3) as a fundraiser for the Derwent Valley Relay for Life. The Freedom Crew relay team has extended an invitation for all to join in this night of fun with zumba, line

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Bushfire smoke alert for Lachlan Rd

Bushfire Smoke Alert – Lachlan Rd near Blackhall Gully Rd, New Norfolk – Avoid smoke CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST WARNINGS FROM TASALERT This is a Smoke Alert message for Lachlan Road New Norfolk – Avoid smoke. There is a bushfire at Lachlan Rd, New Norfolk, near Blackhall Gully Rd.

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Crews responding to Lachlan Rd vegetation fire

VOLUNTEER fire fighters are responding to a vegetation fire at Lachlan Rd, New Norfolk. The incident was reported at about 2.30pm today (Wednesday). UPDATE: As of 4pm this fire is reported as “being controlled.” The Tasmania Fire Service advises that if there is any fire activity causing you concern, please

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Saturday: open day at Derwent Valley SES

THE Derwent Valley SES is actively recruiting people who may be interested in joining the unit as volunteers. To help meet this aim, the unit will be holding an open day at its headquarters located on the corner of George and Blair streets in New Norfolk this Saturday, February 4,

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Grass fire at Dromedary yesterday

A SMOKE alert was issued during a grassfire near the railway line opposite the junction of Boyer Rd and Millvale Rd at Dromedary yesterday evening (Tuesday). Police and the Tasmania Fire Service were at the scene from about 6.30pm. Motorists were asked to drive carefully due to the amount of

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Charges to follow explosions at New Norfolk

POLICE will be taking action against two youths alleged to have been involved in destruction to property using home-made explosive devices at New Norfolk last week. In a statement, a Tasmania Police spokesperson said there had been reports of loud bangs in the Pioneer Avenue area of the town centre,

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Crews responding to fire beyond Kensington St

UPDATED: Local fire brigade crews are responding to a vegetation fire in the hills above Kensington St, New Norfolk. The incident was reported at about 2.15pm today (Sunday). As of 4pm this fire is now reported as in the process of being controlled. The Tasmania Fire Service advises that if

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