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Alleged crime spree ends in Bothwell

POLICE have arrested a man for making off without payment, following an incident in the Central Highlands yesterday. Senior Sergeant John Parker of Tasmania Police said it was alleged the 31-year-old man had stolen fuel from a business in Bothwell. “The man was driving a silver Holden Captiva with interstate

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Fireworks light up the night

GLEN Derwent has put on its annual fireworks display as part of a Cracker Night event at the historic New Norfolk home. Fire pots and a giant bonfire kept the paying guests warm, and food an entertainment was provided. For the wider town, a fireworks show lit up the night

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Police seize firearms, drugs and cash

POLICE have charged a 23-year-old man with drug and firearms offences following a search in New Norfolk yesterday. The operation is alleged to have resulted in the seizure of four illegal firearms, two of which are confirmed as stolen, and a significant quantity of ammunition, as well as illicit drugs

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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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