Norske Skog Albury mill to close by Christmas

PAPERMAKER Norske Skog has announced the closure of the Boyer Mill’s sister factory at Albury following the ongoing drop in demand for newsprint from Australia’s newspapers. The Albury mill opened in 1981 – 40 years after Boyer – and many of its original workers transferred from New Norfolk to get

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Lachlan venue for makers’ market

The Lachlan Community Hall. THE Lachlan Community Hall will be the venue for a twilight makers’ market from 5.30-8pm on October 11. Local artisans will display a wide range of talents such as artwork, jewellery, craftwork, timber cars, cakes and more. A sausage sizzle will also be available. The hall

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New Norfolk man evacuated from Overland Track

A police officer photographing the Westpac Rescue Helicopterat the Overland Track this morning. A BUSHWALKER has been evacuated from the Overland Track in the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park after a medical emergency overnight. The 50-year-old New Norfolk man has been taken to the Royal Hobart Hospital for treatment.

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Fire at Glenfern

THREE Tasmania Fire Service vehicles were dispatched to the scene of a vegetation fire in the area of Glenfern Rd, Glenfern, this evening. The fire was first reported at 5.25pm, with two light tankers and one medium tanker sent to the incident. The case was reported as “closed” about 30

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Emergency roadshow this Saturday

Click image to enlarge. AN emergency management roadshow will roll into New Norfolk this Saturday to provide information on the services available during and after a flood or other disaster. The roadshow is making its way around four southern municipalities worst affected by last year’s floods. The first stop was at

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Upgrade for Derwent Valley power station

Hydro Tasmania has upgraded the Repulse Power Station. IMPROVEMENTS to power stations in the Derwent Valley are expected to increase hydroelectricity generation by more than 80 gigawatt hours a year by 2021. Visiting Repulse Power Station near Ouse on Monday, Energy Minister Guy Barnett said this was another step in

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Have your say in recreation survey

THIS weekend is the last chance to take part in an online survey to help the Derwent Valley Council make decisions about recreational facilities in the municipality. The council has engaged Melbourne-based @Leisure Planners to prepare a “Recreation, Play and Open Space Strategy” to set the direction it will follow

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New facilities for Lake Dobson campers

The new facilities at Mt Field’s Government Huts. VISITOR facilities have been given a boost in the alpine section of the Derwent Valley’s Mt Field National Park. Liberal Lyons MHA John Tucker said new amenities at the popular “Government Huts” would enhance the experience of visitors, bushwalkers and skiers staying

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Updated severe weather warning

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Severe Weather Warning for DAMAGING WINDS For people in Upper Derwent Valley, South East, East Coast and parts of Western, North East, Central Plateau and Midlands Forecast Districts.Issued at 9:32 pm Wednesday, 11 September 2019.DAMAGING WIND RISK FOR SOUTH AND EAST TASMANIA WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND

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Weather bureau gives the all-clear

Click image to enlarge THE raft of overnight weather warnings for the Derwent Valley and other parts of Tasmania ohave been cancelled or downgraded by the Bureau of Meteorology this morning. The bureau says severe weather is no longer occurring in Tasmania. “The immediate threat of severe weather has passed,

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Petrol pricey in New Norfolk

NEW Norfolk had some of Tasmania’s highest petrol prices in March and June this year, according to figures released by the RACT last week. The motoring organisation is calling for legislation to make it compulsory for fuel retailers to provide real-time reporting of their bowser prices. “Tasmanians have been paying

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Manhunt for Maydena man

POLICE are seeking information on the whereabouts of a Derwent Valley man alleged to have escaped custody yesterday. Inspector Damien George said police were continuing to try to locate 21-year-old Jake Mark Pearce, but there was no risk to the community. In a statement, Inspector George said Mr Pearce, of

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