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Vegetation fire reported at Glenfern

MULTIPLE units from the Tasmania Fire Service are responding to a vegetation fire at Glenfern Rd, Glenfern. The incident was first reported at 1.20pm and as of 1.50pm there are two light tankers, two heavy tankers, a medium tanker and a utility at the scene, with a further utility on

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Family activities at New Norfolk this Easter long weekend

Family breakfast EASTER SUNDAY: Family breakfast at the Lions Club of New Norfolk with poached or scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, tomato, hash browns, mushrooms, baked beans, toast and sauces. Tea, coffee and juice will be included, all in the price of $15 for a full serve or $8 for a

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New Norfolk Lions pay tribute to the late Sam Wilton

A GRAVESIDE service will be held at the Malbina Cemetery tomorrow (Thursday) to farewell former New Norfolk resident Sam Wilton who has died in his 96th year. He was a long-time member of the Lions Club of New Norfolk, which has extended its condolences to his family. David “Sam” Wilton

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Federal election called: Who’s running in Lyons

SIX candidates are already known to be contesting the seat of Lyons in the Federal Election which has been called for Saturday, May 21. Prime Minister Scott Morrison this morning asked the Governor-General to issue writs for a House of Representatives and half-Senate election. The following are the known candidates

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Jeremy Rockliff’s speech on being elected premier of Tasmania

MEMBERS of Tasmania’s Parliamentary Liberal Party met on Friday morning to elect a new premier and deputy premier. The only candidates were Jeremy Rockliff MHA for premier and Michael Ferguson MHA for deputy premier. Mr Rockliff later gave the following speech: “I am honoured and excited to be elected today

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Students put pen to paper for writers’ festival

CHILDREN’S storywriting workshops are being held in the lead-up to the inaugural Derwent Valley Writers’ Festival next month. Classes from Glenora District School and Molesworth Primary School took part in workshops earlier this week, and two public sessions will be held as school holiday activities later this month. Sophie Reid

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Vegetation fire on Saddle Rd, Magra

THE Tasmania Fire Service is responding to a vegetation fire on Saddle Rd, Magra. The fire was first reported at 1.16pm and smoke can be seen from New Norfolk. A heavy tanker, medium tanker and two light tankers have been sent to the scene. UPDATE: This fire was reported as

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Premier Peter Gutwein resigns from parliament

TASMANIAN premier Peter Gutwein has today announced his intention to resign as premier of Tasmania and as a member of parliament. Mr Gutwein said that after the “unforeseen challenges” of the last two years, it was time to focus on his family. State Opposition Leader and Member for Lyons, Rebecca

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First Derwent Valley Youth Easter Festival on tomorrow

THE Derwent Valley’s first Youth Easter Festival will be held on the New Norfolk Esplanade from 2.30-4.30pm tomorrow (April 2), offering free fun, games, activities and demonstrations. Presented by the Derwent Valley Family and Youth Action Network , the event will close with a colour run at the end. The

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Local petrol prices dip back below $2

THE price of petrol has dropped back below $2 mark at most New Norfolk outlets, following the Federal Government’s decision to halve the fuel excise for the next six months, effectively cutting the price of petrol by 22c per litre. After sitting above $2 for the last month, the price

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In the News: Paying tribute to Colin Triffitt

ON the front page of the next issue of New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News we pay tribute to Colin Triffitt who has retired after many years as New Norfolk’s fire chief and we congratulate Mark Lusted on being elected to follow in Colin’s footsteps. Colin has retired from the

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Brief closures on the Bridgewater Bridge this weekend

COMPLETE closure of the Bridgewater Bridge will occur at multiple times this weekend while additional steel beams are installed as part of ongoing maintenance. The Department of State Growth advises there will be short closures for up to 15 minutes between 7am and 5pm today (Saturday) and tomorrow. Between these

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