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Pub putting on a bike show for charity

A BIKE show will be held at the Star and Garter Hotel at New Norfolk on the Eight Hour Day public holiday tomorrow (March 11) in aid of the charity Speak Up Stay Chatty. An entry fee of $5 per bike applies, with trophies awarded for the best sport bike,

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Dragon boats on the Derwent this Sunday

THE Dragon Boat of Tasmania Association is conducting its state championships on the River Derwent this Sunday, March 10, with great viewing available from the New Norfolk Esplanade. The event will be contested by all of the state’s dragon boat clubs, coming from Hobart, Launceston, St Helens, Deloraine and Devonport.

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Hamilton Show’s 71st outing a great success

THE 71st Hamilton Show on Saturday, March 2, was a great day enjoyed in pleasant weather. The following photo gallery is presented by New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News as a proud multi-year sponsor of the event.  See more Derwent Valley and Central Highlands news online and read our print edition every second

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Chance for locals to remember the Battle of the Bismarck Sea

The 81st anniversary of the Battle of the Bismarck Sea will be commemorated in a small community service at New Norfolk this Thursday, March 7, at 11.30am outside the Derwent Valley Council Chambers in Circle St, New Norfolk. The Battle of the Bismarck Sea took place in March, 1943, when

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Who’s who in the Lyons election zoo

36 candidates  |  7 to be elected  |  87,722 electors enrolled THE Tasmanian Electoral Commission has published the names of the candidates for the March 23 state election. Below are the names of the candidates seeking election in the division Lyons. Registered parties and groups are listed below in the

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SUNDAY: Total Fire Ban for southern Tasmania

THE Tasmania Fire Service has declared a Total Fire Ban from 2am tomorrow, March 3, until 2am on Monday for the southern region of the state. The Total Fire Ban applies to the municipalities of: Derwent Valley Central Highlands, Brighton Clarence, Derwent Valley, Glamorgan Spring Bay, Glenorchy, Hobart, Huon Valley,

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SES advice: Prepare for damaging winds on Sunday

THE Tasmania State Emergency Service is working with the Bureau of Meteorology monitoring weather forecasts and has called on the community to prepare and be safe during periods of damaging winds tomorrow. “A severe weather warning is in place for damaging and destructive winds in excess of 125km/hr over large

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Lakes bushfire update ahead of Total Fire Ban

ALTHOUGH the bushfires in the Upper Derwent Valley/Central Highlands are now contained, the Tasmania Fire Service is urging vigilance as strong winds are expected this afternoon and tomorrow (Sunday). Incident controller Mark Klop said about 150 firefighters from Tasmania Fire Service, Parks and Wildlife Service and Sustainable Timber Tasmania continue

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TFS advice: avoid the lakes bushfire area if you can

AS of 5pm today, there remains four bushfires in the Bradys Lake and Dee Lagoon area (two fires have merged), covering about 5640 hectares at Mentmore Tier (Dee), Lyell Hwy and Portal Rd (Bradys Lake), Lanes Tier (Ouse) and Snake Tier (Tarraleah).  The Tasmania Fire Service reports that favourable conditions

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Head to the show for bushfire recovery information

THE volunteers of the Hamilton Agricultural Show Society are busy making the final preparations for the running of the 71st Hamilton Show tomorrow, March 2. The official opening by Mark Shelton MHA will be at 10am but the program of events will already be well under way, with most activities

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Preparing for a high fire danger weekend

THE Tasmania Fire Service is preparing for extreme fire danger in some parts of the state this weekend, and with strong winds forecast, a Total Fire Ban has been declared for southern Tasmania on Sunday. Acting southern regional chief officer Phil Smith said a fire permit suspension in southern Tasmania

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Police charge four youths over crime spree

POLICE have charged four youths in relation to a number of crimes committed in the New Norfolk, Bridgewater and Hobart areas over the last month.  The youths – girls aged 12 and 13 and boys aged 14 and 16 – were arrested at Bridgewater yesterday. Police allege the majority of the

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