Hop kiln fire investigation continues

Before-and-after image of the Hopgrove Kiln. INVESTIGATIONS are continuing into the fire that destroyed a historic hop kiln at Lachlan on Sunday. Crews from multiple Derwent Valley fire brigades were called to the fire yesterday afternoon to find the three-storey oast house well alight. It took crews several hours to

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Fire claims historic hop kiln

Fire has destroyed Hopgrove kiln at Lachlan. A CENTURY-OLD hop kiln has been destroyed in a spectacular fire at Lachlan this afternoon. Smoke from the blaze could be seen from New Norfolk. Fire brigades from throughout the Derwent Valley converged on the scene at Hopgrove, on Lachlan Rd, finding the

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Vehicle crimes on the rise in April

POLICE report that a number of vehicle-related crimes occurred in the New Norfolk area last month. The April crime report provided by Tasmania Police to the New Norfolk Neighbourhood Watch also included references to firewood being stolen from the Peppermint Hill Reserve on April 3 and 13. A blue Hyundai

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Burglaries dominated March police reports

BURGLARY and theft dominated the March crime report provided by Tasmania Police to the New Norfolk Neighbourhood Watch. Thieves forced their way into multiple buildings at Fairview Primary School overnight on March 3. A window was broken in the incident. Personal items were stolen from a vehicle in Charles St,

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First look at the new police station

An artist’s impression of the proposed new police station to bebuilt on the site of the existing New Norfolk Police Station. THE design of the proposed new police station at New Norfolk is revealed in plans which have been lodged with the Derwent Valley Council by Heffernan Button Voss (HBV)

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TV bank becomes real-life cop shop

Police officers outside the temporary policestation in High St, New Norfolk. A FORMER bank used in two seasons of ABC-TV’s Rosehaven will serve as the New Norfolk Police Station until late next year. Tasmania Police yesterday announced that the former ANZ Bank at 24 High St would today become a

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New Norfolk men on firearms charges

TWO men have been charged with aggravated burglary, stealing and various firearms offences following the alleged burglary of a Derwent Valley residence earlier this week. This is the fourth reported firearms incident locally since November. PREVIOUSLY:GEORGE ST ROBBER FLED WITH FIREARMSSIX CHARGED OVER LOCAL BURGLARIESFIREARMS INCIDENTS AT NEW NORFOLK Detective

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Man charged over supermarket burglary

Security camera image. POLICE have charged a man with motor vehicle stealing, and burglary and stealing following an incident at New Norfolk early on Thursday morning. A Tasmania Police spokesman said a 36-year-old man had been charged after the Value Plus Supermarket at Fairview was burgled. “Shortly before 3am on

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Firearms incidents at New Norfolk

POLICE are investigating the theft of firearms and ammunition from a house at New Norfolk yesterday (Monday). A spokesman said police were called to a house in North Crescent at about 4.30pm after the owner had returned home to find the front door lock had been forced open. The owner’s

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Local woman injured in city incident

A DERWENT Valley woman was hospitalised after being struck by a car in Hobart at about 8.30am on Christmas Eve. Police say the woman, aged 46, was struck by a reversing car while crossing Argyle St, North Hobart. “The collision, near the corner of Argyle and Tasma streets, occurred when

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Mood Food manhunt continues

A screenshot from security camera vision of last week’s allegedarmed hold-up at Mood Food in New Norfolk. ONE man has been remanded in custody on robbery and assault charges following last week’s alleged armed hold-up at Mood Food New Norfolk, and police have renewed their appeal for public help to

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Fatal car crash at Glenfern

A YOUNG German man was killed in a single-vehicle crash at Glenfern this morning. Police say the car he was driving collided with a tree. Senior Constable Adam Hall said the crash had occurred at about 11.30am when the man was driving a red 2000-model Mazda 323 sedan on a

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