Emergency roadshow this Saturday

Click image to enlarge. AN emergency management roadshow will roll into New Norfolk this Saturday to provide information on the services available during and after a flood or other disaster. The roadshow is making its way around four southern municipalities worst affected by last year’s floods. The first stop was at

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Upgrade for Derwent Valley power station

Hydro Tasmania has upgraded the Repulse Power Station. IMPROVEMENTS to power stations in the Derwent Valley are expected to increase hydroelectricity generation by more than 80 gigawatt hours a year by 2021. Visiting Repulse Power Station near Ouse on Monday, Energy Minister Guy Barnett said this was another step in

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Have your say in recreation survey

THIS weekend is the last chance to take part in an online survey to help the Derwent Valley Council make decisions about recreational facilities in the municipality. The council has engaged Melbourne-based @Leisure Planners to prepare a “Recreation, Play and Open Space Strategy” to set the direction it will follow

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New facilities for Lake Dobson campers

The new facilities at Mt Field’s Government Huts. VISITOR facilities have been given a boost in the alpine section of the Derwent Valley’s Mt Field National Park. Liberal Lyons MHA John Tucker said new amenities at the popular “Government Huts” would enhance the experience of visitors, bushwalkers and skiers staying

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Updated severe weather warning

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Severe Weather Warning for DAMAGING WINDS For people in Upper Derwent Valley, South East, East Coast and parts of Western, North East, Central Plateau and Midlands Forecast Districts.Issued at 9:32 pm Wednesday, 11 September 2019.DAMAGING WIND RISK FOR SOUTH AND EAST TASMANIA WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND

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Weather bureau gives the all-clear

Click image to enlarge THE raft of overnight weather warnings for the Derwent Valley and other parts of Tasmania ohave been cancelled or downgraded by the Bureau of Meteorology this morning. The bureau says severe weather is no longer occurring in Tasmania. “The immediate threat of severe weather has passed,

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Petrol pricey in New Norfolk

NEW Norfolk had some of Tasmania’s highest petrol prices in March and June this year, according to figures released by the RACT last week. The motoring organisation is calling for legislation to make it compulsory for fuel retailers to provide real-time reporting of their bowser prices. “Tasmanians have been paying

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Manhunt for Maydena man

POLICE are seeking information on the whereabouts of a Derwent Valley man alleged to have escaped custody yesterday. Inspector Damien George said police were continuing to try to locate 21-year-old Jake Mark Pearce, but there was no risk to the community. In a statement, Inspector George said Mr Pearce, of

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Business as usual at the Community Garden

The Derwent Valley Community Garden, off The Avenueat Willow Court, New Norfolk. THERE is no plan to close the community garden at Willow Court, Derwent Valley Community House chairman Matt Hill has told the New Norfolk News. Responding to local speculation, Mr Hill said the garden co-ordinator was presently on

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Valleyfield venue for Derwent Catchment fundraiser

Click image to enlarge. THE annual spring celebration and fundraiser for the Derwent Catchment Project will be held at New Norfolk next week. Historic Valleyfield will be the venue for the event on September 6, which supports the work of the group across the Derwent Valley and Central Highlands. “Every

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Quiet Hour for New Norfolk supermarket

There will be a “Quiet Hour” at the NewNorfolk Woolworths each Tuesday. THE “Quiet Hour” concept has been introduced at the New Norfolk Woolworths supermarket following a successful trial period interstate. The business has announced that the period from 10.30-11.30am every Tuesday will be “Quiet Hour” at 260 of its

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Distillery welcomes Willow Court lease approval

Artist’s impression of the New Norfolk Distillery. THE New Norfolk Distillery has launched its first products and announced its intention to start work on its bar, cellar door and distillery at Willow Court. In a statement issued by public relations firm FontPR on Friday, the distillery proponents also acknowledged the

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