Armed robbery at New Norfolk overnight

POLICE are investigating an overnight armed robbery at Mood Food New Norfolk, during which staff members were threatened with a shortened firearm and cash stolen. Police officers at Berriedale were threatened with a similar weapon a short time later and believe the two incidents to be related. Detective Inspector Dave

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Emergency service workers test their skills

The mock accident scene on Peppermint Hillat New Norfolk tonight. COLD and windy weather provided a dose of reality as emergency service workers took part in an accident scenario at New Norfolk tonight (Wednesday). Though to be the first of its kind held locally in about 30 years, the emergency

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Six charged over local burglaries

Sergeant Chris Hey addressing last week’sDerwent Valley Council meeting. THE last two months had been the worst period for burglaries at New Norfolk in the last two years, the officer in charge of New Norfolk Police told last week’s Derwent Valley Council meeting. Against this background, Sergeant Chris Hey told

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George St robber fled with firearms

POLICE are seeking information about three burglaries which were reported in central New Norfolk early yesterday morning. Officers attended an address in George St around 5am after a woman reported a man breaking into a gun safe in her shed. Two other burglaries were reported in the same street and

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Police to address council meeting tomorrow

THE monthly meeting of the Derwent Valley Council will be held at 6pm tomorrow (Thursday) at the courthouse in Circle St, New Norfolk. The meeting is open to the public and the agenda documents are available online and in hardcopy from the council chambers. Police will once again be in

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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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Thin blue line at council meetings

Police cars at the Bushy Park Pool earlier tonight. THE cost of police presence at council meetings was questioned by members of the public attending tonight’s community forum and Derwent Valley Council meeting in the hall at the Bushy Park War Memorial Swimming Pool. Two uniformed police officers sat through

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Seeking information about Eve Askew

AS part of National Missing Persons Week, Tasmania Police is seeking information about the disappearance of Upper Derwent Valley girl Eve Askew who was last seen on November 16, 1991, aged 14. Eve went missing from her family home at Fitzgerald, near Maydena. At the time of her disappearance she

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Seeking information about Jason Mazurek

AS part of National Missing Persons Week, Tasmania Police is seeking information about the disappearance of Derwent Valley man Jason Mazurek who was last seen at Sandy Bay on September 15, 2002, aged 20. Jason was last seen around 2am that Saturday morning, walking out the Wrest Point Casino main

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Arson attack shuts down three businesses

POLICE investigating yesterday’s shop fire in New Norfolk have determined that the blaze was deliberately lit. The local Vinnies charity shop at 34B Burnett St was gutted and two adjoining businesses suffered smoke and water damage. Acting Inspector Mark Burke of Tasmania Police said the fire had started beside a

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Charity shop fire

MULTIPLE units from local fire brigades are at the scene of a fire behind the St Vincent de Paul charity shop in New Norfolk this morning. The fire was reported at 6.16am, with multiple Tasmania Fire Service heavy tankers and heavy pumpers quickly turning out to the shop on the

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Supermarket burglar sought

A person trying to open the cigarette cabinet Value Plus Fairview.in the early hours of Tuesday morning.  THE operators of New Norfolk’s Value Plus Supermarket hope local residents may be able to identify the person who broke into the business in the early hours of today (Tuesday). They have posted

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