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In the News: First Community Achiever Award presented

TODAY’S 17th print edition of New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News announces the selection of New Norfolk man Tim Size as the first recipient of the new Derwent Valley Community Achiever Award which has been introduced by the newspaper in partnership with Banjo’s New Norfolk. While he is well known

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Fatal crash at Glenora overnight

UPDATED: As of 11am, police report that Gordon River Rd has re-opened to traffic following this morning’s fatal accident. EARLIER: A man died in a crash on Gordon River Rd near Glenora early this morning, police have advised. The road between Glenora and Westerway is likely to remain closed for

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Corumbene Village opens its doors

THE Village at Corumbene in New Norfolk is poised to open its doors and play a part in easing the state’s housing crisis. With support from the State Government, Corumbene Care has built 18 independent living units and expressions of interest are now being accepted from potential tenants. The units

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Rosehaven’s final go-around starts tonight

THE television show that put New Norfolk on the map is about to roll out its final season, starting tonight. Filmed in the Derwent Valley and other southern Tasmanian locations last summer, the popular ABC-TV comedy Rosehaven has just eight episodes left to show. Written by and starring Luke McGregor

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Late ballots block council staff industrial action

A UNION representing staff at the Derwent Valley Council will apply to Fair Work Australia for another vote on protected industrial action after a recent ballot was declared to have failed to reach the minimum number of votes required. The Australian Electoral Commission said the majority of the votes cast

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Second update to Minor Flood Warning

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania Minor Flood Warning for the River Derwent Issued at 1.19pm on Friday 30 July 2021 Flood Warning Number 3: RIVER OUSE MAY REACH THE MINOR LEVEL OVERNIGHT SATURDAY INTO SUNDAY. River levels in the River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam are expected to remain elevated

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Rate rise may hit 9% for some in the Derwent Valley

THE Derwent Valley Council last night handed down a 3% rate rise for the 2021-22 financial year but a manager confirmed the impact may be as high as 9% for some ratepayers. About half of the $19.5 million budget will be funded by rates and charges, with the remainder to

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Safe driving tips from the State Emergency Service

REGARDLESS of whether we are emergency service workers responding to an incident, or a member of the general public going about our business, we all must know how to recognise and avoid hazards whilst driving. A hazard can be any possible source of danger on, or near the road that

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Repulse bridge under review

PUBLIC opinion is sought on the future of the Bailey bridge on Lake Repulse Rd, near Ouse. The bridge was built in the 1960s during the construction of the Repulse Power Station. Hydro Tasmania continues to manage the bridge, which was only ever intended to be a temporary structure and

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Local road closures and hazards due to snow

UPDATED: Tasmania Police advise motorists of the following road weather alerts as of 2pm on Sunday, 25 July 2021: Snow-covered roads with snowfalls down to 300 metres will make driving conditions dangerous during Sunday and Monday in the Upper Derwent Valley, North West Coast, Western and Central Plateau forecast districts.

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Cautious council cancels meetings, citing Covid concerns

THE July 22 Derwent Valley Council meeting has been cancelled due to the unavailability of two senior staff members and an elected member who are isolating themselves due to COVID-19 concerns. In a video posted online this afternoon, mayor Ben Shaw said the trio did not have COVID-19 but were

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