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Liberals promise another boost for Glenora Rd rehabilitation

A RE-ELECTED Liberal government would allocate further funding to continue the upgrading of Glenora Rd, premier Peter Gutwein said while visiting New Norfolk last week. “The Derwent Valley is an iconic Tassie tourist destination, and a re-elected Gutwein Majority Liberal Government will facilitate the investment of $2 million for upgrades

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Snow on elevated roads

POLICE have warned of snow-covered roads more than 700m above sea-level causing dangerous driving conditions today. They remind road-users to drive with caution on all roads and to be aware of road weather alerts. As of 12.20pm the Lake Dobson Rd at Mt Field National Park is reported to be

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Millions promised for increased services at New Norfolk Hospital

A STATE Labor government would provide $197 million to provide emergency care services at regional facilities including the New Norfolk District Hospital, Labor leader Rebecca White announced in New Norfolk this morning. Ms White said the Labor Party’s election commitment included funding for capital improvements as well as staffing costs.

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DV Council

Mayoral nomination dominated special meeting

LAST night’s special meeting of the Derwent Valley Council spent longer discussing a plan to nominate mayor Ben Shaw to be president of the Local Government Association than it did to approve a subdivision, two planning scheme amendments and a development application. Held to deal with matters deferred from last

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DV Council

Deputy mayor standing in for a month

THE Derwent Valley Council will have its first female acting mayor, with Jessica Cosgrove tonight announcing that she would be standing in for mayor Ben Shaw for the next month. Posting on Facebook, Cr Cosgrove said Cr Shaw had been granted a leave of absence until May 3. As the

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The wait is over: here’s your April News

THE April print edition of New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News will be published tomorrow (Friday), with 32 pages and more than 60 articles. Taking pride of place on the front page are Jodie and Nigel Graham of New Norfolk’s Welcome Swallow brewery, who are looking forward to next week’s

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State Election candidates named

THE names of the candidates standing at the 2021 House of Assembly elections were announced today. The 19 candidates for Lyons, in the order announced by the Tasmanian Electoral Commission are: LIBERAL PARTYGuy Barnett, of Newstead, Member of ParliamentSue Bower, of Westbury, chief executive officerStephanie Cameron, of Chudleigh, electorate officerJustin

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New tilt at Lyons seat by former mayor

FORMER Derwent Valley mayor Tim Morris has been named as one of the five Tasmanian Greens candidates contesting the seat of Lyons in next month’s State Election. Mr Morris has lived in the Derwent Valley since 1976 and had two stints as a local councillor and then 12 years in

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Motorcyclist in critical condition after Ellendale crash

POLICE officers including crash investigators are examining a serious single motorcycle crash on private property on Jones River Rd at Ellendale around 2.25pm this afternoon (Sunday). A police spokesman said a 35-year-old male motorcyclist had been transported to the Royal Hobart Hospital in via the Westpac rescue helicopter in a

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Easter fires discouraged as weather warms up again

FORECASTS of warm and windy weather and a very high fire danger have prompted the Tasmania Fire Service to urge landowners and campers to avoid lighting fires this weekend. The TFS warns that the weather conditions will increase the likelihood of fires escaping. UPPER DERWENT VALLEY WEATHER FORECAST The warning

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Labor names its team for Lyons

STATE Labor leader and Lyons MHA Rebecca White has named the party’s candidates for the May 1 general election, including five candidates for the local division. Lyons will be contested by the two sitting members, Ms White and Jenna Butler, along with three additional candidates. Joining Ms White and Ms

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Final days for signing of tribute books

THE collecting of messages of thanks for the century of service by two local doctors is nearing its end but there are still several more opportunities to contribute. Initiated by New Norfolk’s Anne Salt late last year, the “tribute books” are a community-based effort to acknowledge the service and support

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