Price jump leaves motorists Shell shocked

The New Norfolk Shell/Coles Express. A SHARP increase in the price of fuel at a New Norfolk petrol station has been the subject of much discussion today. True to the warning issued by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission late last week, the price of unleaded fuel has jumped 20c

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Ellendale fire witness wanted

POLICE would like to hear from anyone with information about a fire that destroyed a carport and two cars at Ellendale last night. Detective Senior Constable Simon Vout said emergency services had been called to a fire at The Avenue, Ellendale, just before 11pm. “The fire was contained at the

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Police seeking burglary witnesses

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after three businesses in New Norfolk were burgled in the early hours of this morning. All suffered damaged as a result of the forced entry and a small amount of property was stolen. “The offender is described as being approximately six foot tall, stocky build,

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Concern for welfare

Dale Nicholson POLICE are concerned for the welfare of a 59-year-old man from the New Norfolk area who went missing on Sunday morning and has not been seen since. Dale Waverley Nicholson is described as being of slim build, 175cm tall, and may be wearing a black beanie. He is

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September opening likely for police youth club

Mayor Martyn Evans, left, Police Minister Rene Hidding MHAand PCYC chief executive Darren Clark. POLICE Minister Rene Hidding MHA has announced the posting of an additional constable to New Norfolk as part of the development of the state’s newest Police and Citizens Youth Club (PCYC). Mr Hidding joined senior police

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Police seek crash witnesses

AN international tourist was taken to the Royal Hobart Hospital in a critical condition after being involved in a collision with a car on Boyer Rd yesterday afternoon. Constable Chris Lovell of Bridgewater Police said the injured man was a 31-year-old from Hong Kong. The incident happened at about 3.55pm yesterday (Saturday). “The tourist

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Crash closes Boyer Rd

POLICE have closed Boyer Rd due to a crash 2km from the Midland Hwy junction. Traffic to and from New Norfolk is advised to use the Lyell Hwy. Described as serious, the crash occurred around 4pm. The Mercury reports that the incident involved a car and a pedestrian. 7.30PM UPDATE:

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Police to lay charges over house fire

The Pioneer Ave property. TWO teenagers are facing charges over a fire in a vacant police residence in Pioneer Ave earlier this week. Police say a 15-year-old and a 14-year-old will be proceeded against following the fire which occurred in the early hours last Tuesday, July 26.  The pair will be summonsed to appear

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Police youth club for New Norfolk

The Derwent Valley Sport and Recreation Centre is set to becomea Police Youth and Citizens Club. THE Derwent Valley Sport and Recreation Centre will soon reopen as the Derwent Valley Police Youth and Citizens Club (PCYC). Built in the 1970s and originally known as the New Norfolk Sports Centre, the

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Police attention turns to car fire

THE police investigation into a suspicious house fire in New Norfolk last week has now turned its attention to a car fire and disturbance in the days prior. Constable Stephen Bugg said inquiries were continuing into a deliberately lit fire at Unit 22/35 Kensington St, at around 7.20pm last Tuesday,

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Police seek house fire witnesses

POLICE have appealed for information about a suspicious house fire in Kensington St last night. “Around 7.20pm on Tuesday, emergency services were called to the fire at Unit 22, 35 Kensington St, New Norfolk,” Constable Stephen Bugg said. “Members of the New Norfolk Fire Brigade attended and were able to

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Search continues for missing man

POLICE continue to hold grave concerns for Mr Trevor Foster who was swept away in floodwaters from his property in Ouse around 8am on Monday. Rescue specialists, marine police and the Westpac rescue helicopter have been involved in the search. “The weather in the area has improved significantly and the

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