Police seek witnesses to fatal Magra crash

POLICE are seeking witnesses to a crash involving a car and a motorcycle on Black Hills Rd, Magra, that caused the death of a man on Sunday night. Accident investigator Rod Carrick said the incident occurred at about 8.25pm on February 25, when a grey Statesman sedan driven by a

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Government promises new police station

New Norfolk Police Station THE State Government has rolled-out New Norfolk’s biggest election promise in years, saying it will build a new police station with “an around-the-clock permanent police presence” if re-elected. Built as the Central District Headquarters in the mid-1960s, the New Norfolk Police Station was today described as

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Fairview fire doused

THE New Norfolk Fire Brigade made quick work of a vegetation fire at Fairview tonight. Reported at 8.28pm, the fire was quickly contained. A light tanker, medium tanker and heavy tanker responded to the scene, which was in the area between Oakdale Rd and Warner Ave.

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Local driver facing multiple charges

A LOCAL man faces court tonight or tomorrow (Tuesday) after being charged with multiple driving offences today. Sergeant Chris Hey of New Norfolk Police said it was alleged that a 59-year-old New Norfolk man had twice been intercepted driving whilst intoxicated. “Mid-morning today (December 11, 2017), the man was intercepted

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Concern for missing person last seen at Magra

UPDATE: Police advise that Ms Puriri has been found, safe and well. EARLIER: POLICE and family hold concerns for the welfare of Honey Karma Atareta Puriri, aged 29, who was last seen in the Magra area on last Saturday afternoon, November 18. Sergeant Jason Klug said Ms Puriri was described

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Police seek Camry vision

POLICE are calling for witnesses who may have seen a blue Toyota Camry allegedly driving dangerously from New Town to New Norfolk this afternoon. Police say the vehicle has the registration number FB5662. Anyone with details or dash-camera footage is encouraged to phone the New Norfolk Station on 131 444

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Crash on Glenora Rd

EMERGENCY services are at the scene of a vehicle crash on Glenora Rd, Plenty, south of the Salmon Ponds. The road is blocked at this stage and motorists are asked to avoid the area.  Police report there are two vehicles involved, with the drivers suffering minor injuries.

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Mr and Mrs Pickery found

POLICE have advised that Gordon and Hazel Pickery have been safely located in Glenora Rd, New Norfolk, after being missing since yesterday afternoon. Searchers worked throughout the night and located the couple around 9am today. Mr and Mrs Pickery are being medically assessed.  Police thank members of the public for

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Concern for local couple’s welfare

POLICE are searching for Gordon Pickery, 83, and Hazel Pickery, 79, who were last seen at the Woolworths supermarket in New Norfolk at 11.45am today (Tuesday). Relatives hold concerns for the couple, with both having medical conditions that require attention. “Police are asking the public to make contact on 13

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Police seeking witnesses to fatal car fire

POLICE are seeking witnesses to a tragic event at the Millbrook Rise boat ramp at New Norfolk yesterday afternoon. At about 4.30pm yesterday, emergency services responded to a report of Toyota hatchback being on fire at the boat ramp. “Once the fire was extinguished, a deceased person was located in

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Vehicle fire at boat ramp

IN their fourth callout of the day, the New Norfolk Fire Brigade is now responding to a vehicle fire at the Millbrook Rise boat ramp, off the Lyell Highway between New Norfolk and Sorell Creek. Earlier today the brigade responded to two alarm calls and a structure fire. A heavy

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Fire at old Royal Derwent

EMERGENCY services are on the scene of a fire in the former pharmacy building at the old Royal Derwent Hospital Site. The incident was reported at 12.32pm and a heavy tanker from the New Norfolk Fire Brigade was on scene soon after. The police and two more units from the

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