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Fire service implements hot day response plan

WITH hot weather, dry and windy conditions and extreme fire danger forecast over the coming days, the Tasmania Fire Service has initiated a hot day response across the state, and a Total Fire Ban has been declared for southern Tasmania. TFS deputy chief officer Matt Lowe said a total fire

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Thursday/Friday: total fire ban in the south

THE Tasmania Fire Service has declared a total fire ban from 2am tomorrow (Thursday, February 22) until 2am on Saturday, for the southern region of the state. The total fire ban applies to the municipalities of Brighton, Central Highlands, Clarence, Derwent Valley, Glamorgan Spring Bay, Glenorchy, Hobart, Huon Valley, Kingborough,

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See you on Saturday at the Bushy Park Show

THE Bushy Park Show Society has tonight released the updated program for this Saturday’s 149th Bushy Park Show. The gates at the Bushy Park Showground on Gordon River Rd will open at 9am and entry will cost $7 for adults and $3 for children. PHOTO GALLERY FROM LAST YEAR’S SHOW

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Vegetation fire reported at Shepherds Hill

LOCAL fire brigades are responding to a reported vegetation fire at Shepherds Drive, New Norfolk. This incident was first reported at 5.07pm today (Wednesday). CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST UPDATE. The Tasmania Fire Service advises that if there is any fire activity causing you concern, please report it by calling

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Election on: statement by the premier

THIS is the unedited text of a statement issued by premier Jeremy Rockliff announcing that the governor, Barbara Baker, has accepted his advice that a general election should be held: “Today I visited the Governor to advise that the House of Assembly be dissolved, and that a general election will

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Premier to ask governor to call an election

AFTER weeks of toing and froing, Premier Jeremy Rockliff has this evening announced he will ask the governor to approve a state election. The Mercury newspaper tips the election will be held on March 23. “The Parliamentary Liberal Party this afternoon met to discuss the failure of former Liberal MPs

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Sunday’s festival will be the bee’s knees

ORGANISERS are putting the final touches to this Sunday’s inaugural Honeybee Festival at New Norfolk which they say will have something for everyone. Derwent Valley Beekeepers Association spokesperson Debra McArdle said everyone was invited to attend the festival at the New Norfolk Esplanade on February 11. “It’s not only for

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Derwent Valley Council community event of the year

THE award for Community Event of the Year in the Derwent Valley municipality was given to the Derwent Valley Rotary Club for its staging of the 2023 Derwent Valley Autumn Festival. Presented by mayor Michelle Dracoulis during the council’s Australia Day observance on January 26, the award was accepted by

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Central Highlands Council community achievers

YOUNG Bronte Park resident Katelyn Nichols received an Appreciation Award from the Central Highlands Council at the municpality’s Australia Day celebration at the Bothwell Football Club on January 26. Presenting the award, deputy mayor Jim Allwright said the accolade was in appreciation for Katelyn’s contributions to the community including participation

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Multiple charges follow police crackdown at New Norfolk

POLICE have charged 25 people with more than 40 offences following an operation at New Norfolk in the past week. In a statement, Tasmania Police said “Taskforce Saturate” aimed to make communities safer by had targetting repeat offenders. “Over the past week, Taskforce Saturate, in collaboration with Bridgewater Police, New

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Shoobridge returns to council table

RETIRED businessman and former councillor Wayne Shoobridge has won a seat at the Derwent Valley Council table to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of former councillor Peter Binny. Mr Shoobridge, of New Norfolk, won the majority of Mr Binny’s votes in a recount conducted this afternoon by the

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Central Highlands Council citizen of the year

TINA Horne, of Bothwell, was named the Central Highlands Council’s Australia Day Citizen of the Year during an event at the Bothwell Football Club on January 26. Tina is captain of the Bothwell Bunnies Relay for Life team, which has raised more than $85,000 for cancer research since forming in

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