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Granton man charged after Sunday drive

POLICE have charged a 42-year-old Granton man and suspended his driver licence  after he was allegedly caught drink-driving well over the legal limit on Sunday afternoon. Police say the man was intercepted on Pioneer Ave, New Norfolk about 2.45pm on Sunday. He was breath-tested and was said to have returned a reading of

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Federal election: Lyons still hanging in the balance

THE counting of 3999 postal votes today made only a marginal change in the race to see who will be the Member for Lyons in the next federal Parliament. With 100 of those votes rejected as informal, 3889 were distributed among the eight candidates and sitting member Brian Mitchell benefitted

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Too close to call: Lyons swings back to the Libs

THE identity of the federal member for Lyons looks likely to come down to postal votes and the distribution of preferences following an apparent swing back to the Liberal Party in today’s federal election. At the close of counting tonight, a minority Labor government is all but certain, but Labor’s

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Full closure of Bridgewater Bridge for repairs later next week

A 40km/h speed limit has been put in place on the Bridgewater Bridge for the foreseeable future, ahead of a full closure for essential maintenance next weekend. The Department of State Growth has today announced that the bridge will be closed to all traffic from 8pm on Friday, May 27,

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Concert of note as Derwent Valley Concert Band returns

WORDS of Note is the title of the Derwent Valley Concert Band’s first public concert of this year, which will be given at the Stanley Burbury Theatre this Sunday. It is the first full concert performance since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. It is a wonderful variety of thoroughly

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Two men on hooning charges after incidents on Saturday night

POLICE have charged two people, confiscated one vehicle, and clamped another following two separate hooning incidents in New Norfolk on Saturday. Shortly after midnight on Saturday police detected a white Toyota Hilux doing “burn outs” on the corner of Back River Rd and Hamilton Rd at New Norfolk. Police allege

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Smoke investigation at historic pub

| UPDATED – 5PM | The Bush Inn incident has been closed and power has been restored to the area. EARLIER – 4PM: Power supplies have been cut off from the Bush Inn Hotel and about 30 nearby properties while the Tasmania Fire Service continues its response to smoke and

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Back to New Norfolk for Shoobridge family bicentenary

A REUNION of one of the most significant families in the development of the Derwent Valley will be held at New Norfolk next week. The May 22 gathering at the Derwent Valley Boathouse will mark the 200th anniversary of the arrival of William Shoobridge and family in Tasmania. Shoobridge came

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New Norfolk man on drug trafficking charge after northern drive

POLICE have seized cocaine valued at $40,000 from a car being driven by a New Norfolk man. The Police Media and Communications Unit says two people have been charged with with trafficking in a controlled substance following a traffic operation in the Northern Midlands area on Thursday night this week.

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Kellys make history on the footy field

HISTORY was created for the New Norfolk District Football Club last Saturday, May 7, when father and son Josh and Zayden Kelly ran out for the Eagle seniors against the Dodges Ferry Sharks at Shark Park. In our recorded history, this is the first time this has occurred at Senior

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$3m boost for Barwick’s business at Boyer

A DERWENT Valley business has been selected as the successful applicant to establish an organic waste processing facility. Environment minister Roger Jaensch MHA today said B.G. & J.M. Barwick Pty Ltd would receive seed funding of $3 million to establish a regional organic waste processing facility near New Norfolk. Mr

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Bipartisan election boost for Boyer

THE federal Labor and Liberal parties have both committed up to $2 million to support upgrades at the Norske Skog paper mill at Boyer. This funding supports a further $2m from the State Government and $2.9m from the papermaker itself. “Labor supports Norske Skog’s Boyer Mill both as an important

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