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Early opening for fishing in Bradys Lake system

UPDATED: The Bradys Lake system will be opened to recreational fishing earlier than usual, on a trial basis. The Inland Fisheries Service (IFS) today announced it would open Bradys Lake, Lake Binney and Tungatinah Lagoon, from this Saturday, June 1. In a statement, the IFS said the opening of the

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Back to Ellendale for the Clark family this Sunday

THE lives of Ellendale pioneers James and Alice Clark will be celebrated at a special service this weekend. The Clark family will gather at St Andrew’s Anglican Church in Ellendale this Sunday (June 2) for a service to mark the restoration of James and Alice’s grave. Family and friends are

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Ice on valley and highland roads this morning

POLICE have issued a warning about road conditions in the Derwent Valley and Central Highlands, urging extreme caution on three routes: Up-to-date statewide road closures can be found on the Community Alerts page on Tasmania Police website. See more Derwent Valley and Central Highlands news online and read our print edition

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Saturday is dance night at the Lachlan Hall

GET your groove on at the Lachlan Community Hall this Saturday night, May 25, where a dance night will be in full swing from 7.30pm until 10.30pm. Entry will be $20 per person, payable at the door. Derwent Valley duo Silver Zephyr will supply the music, featuring their repertoire of

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Local member’s first speech in state parliament

THE most local of the recently-elected members of the expanded seat of Lyons in state parliament, Derwent Valley resident Tabatha Badger, made her inaugural address in the House of Assembly on Tuesday of this week. Ms Badger’s speech follows. An invitation has also been extended to another of the new

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World tourism award for Derwent Valley farmstay

THE Derwent Valley’s Curringa Farm has been congratulated by premier Jeremy Rockliff after receiving a World Agritourism Award last week. Located between Hamilton and Ouse, Curringa is a 300 hectares sheep and cropping farm where owners Tim and Jane Parsons also operate a farm accommodation tourism business. “Sixth generation Tasmanian

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Reboot for New Norfolk Neighbourhood Watch

A NEW co-ordinator aims to reboot the New Norfolk Neighbourhood Watch Group and build links between the community, council and police. Local business operator Shemi Rubin volunteered to take on the role after the previous committee decided to call it quits after six years of trying to engage with the

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House damaged, caravan destroyed by fire at New Norfolk

FIRE has destroyed a caravan and damaged a house in North Crescent at New Norfolk tonight (Saturday). Crews from the New Norfolk and Magra fire brigades arrived at about 9.15pm, finding a caravan fully engulfed and the fire spreading to the adjacent house. Police officers and TasNetworks crews are also

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Local ciders dominate Tasmanian Fine Food Awards

LOCAL business Plenty Cider has added to its medal and trophy haul by taking out the champion and reserve champion ciders at the Tasmanian Fine Food Awards. Only two gold medals were awarded to ciders, both to Plenty – one for its Cornucopia and the other for its Apple and

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Full house again in Circle Street shops

THERE is once again full occupancy in New Norfolk’s small Circle St shopping strip following this week’s re-opening of the popular Circle Coffee House. Penny and Brett Wallner’s cafe opened its doors on Monday morning, welcoming back many of the customers from the original location further around the circle, which

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Smiles all around as Corumbene celebrates

CORUMBENE’S $11.7 million Health Hub on The Avenue at New Norfolk is open for business after it was officially opened on Friday by the Governor of Tasmania, Barbara Baker. Corumbene chairman Ross Carlyle said it was a significant day for the future delivery of health care and health services in

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Ouse Fire Brigade barbecue this Sunday

THE Tasmania Fire Service and Ouse Fire Brigade are putting on a “thank you” barbecue for the surrounding communities this Sunday in appreciation of support received during last the summer’s bushfires. TFS midlands district officer Jason Vinen said the event was a thank you to the Ouse and lakes communities

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