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Works planned to smooth out Marlborough Rd

MOTORISTS have been asked to allow extra time if travelling via the Marlborough Rd between now and the middle of next month. The Department of State Growth will be grading and resheeting the unsealed sections of the road, which travels between Bronte Park in the Derwent Valley and Miena in

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Mayor calls in minister as council dispute escalates

DETAILS of a fractured relationship between key figures at the Central Highlands Council emerged during yesterday’s (Tuesday) monthly meeting at Bothwell. After being repeatedly named during the discussion, general manager Kim Hossack said it was unfair that only one side of the debate had been heard in public. By a

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Another fire in old hospital chapel

EMERGENCY services are once again at the former Royal Derwent Hospital site in New Norfolk where there is another fire in the old church on Glebe Rd. The Tasmania Fire Service advises that crews from the New Norfolk, Bridgewater and Lachlan fire brigades are attending a structure which is currently

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Five charged over New Norfolk fires

FIVE youths have been identified and charged over a series of fires in New Norfolk last month. Tasmania Police says nine were reported from 22 to 25 March 22-25, with garbage bins, a motor vehicle and vegetation set alight. “The five boys, aged 14, 15, 16, 16 and 17 from

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Support for those affected by Sydney tragedy

AT the request of the Prime Minister, flags are today flying at half-mast on government buildings across Australia, including the Derwent Valley Council Chambers in New Norfolk. In a statement, the Commonwealth Flag Officer said this action had been taken to honour the victims of the tragic events at Bondi

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End of the road for the Bashan bridge

THE suspension bridge over the Ouse River near Waddamana will be demolished in the near future after collapsing last month. Tasmania Police issued an alert around 6.45am on March 23 announcing that the Bashan Rd bridge had collapsed. The bridge is reportedly about 90 years old and maintained by the

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Churchyard fire at New Norfolk

ABOUT six units from several local fire brigades are dealing with an incident at the former St Luke’s Church off Glebe Rd at New Norfolk. First reported at about 5pm as a structure fire, the first crews to arrive found the incident to instead be a grassfire behind the church

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Key roles for Lyons Liberals after the poll was declared

THE voters’ role in electing the new lower house of Tasmania’s parliament concluded yesterday (Tuesday) with the formal declaration of the poll ceremonies. These are short ceremonies at which the returning officer formally announces the elected Members of the House of Assembly and candidates are invited to make a brief

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Voice of the valley in European opera houses

IN her teenage years, Bryony Dwyer sang in front of the Derwent Valley Concert Band in local venues such as St Matthew’s Church and the Royal Derwent Hospital Theatre. Today, the former Molesworth Primary School student graces the stages of the opera houses of European cities. Born in New South

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Mayor decries highland council ‘collusion and corruption’

MAYOR Loueen Triffitt took no prisoners during a speech at the start of yesterday’s special closed meeting of the Central Highlands Council at Bothwell, claiming “corruption and collusion” between councillors, the general manager and a guest at the meeting. The meeting had been called at the request of the other

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Crash closes Molesworth Rd

5.50PM UPDATE: The crash site on Molesworth Rd has now been cleared and the road has reopened. 4.45PM UPDATE: Police report that tow trucks are on their way and Molesworth Rd is expected to reopen shortly. They thank motorists for their patience. EARLIER: Police and other emergency services are responding

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Crash takes out Lachlan power supply

LACHLAN residents are likely to be without power for most of today following a crash on Lachlan Rd this morning (Wednesday). At about 9.30am police advised that the road was blocked near 190 Lachlan Rd where a truck had hit a power pole. The road has since reopened. Emergency services

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