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Mayor decries memorial garden ‘desecration’

THE removal of nearly 40 plants from the recently-opened Queen’s Jubilee Garden at New Norfolk was an act of desecration as well as theft, Derwent Valley Council mayor Michelle Dracoulis said this afternoon (Thursday). Inspecting the damage at the Humphrey St garden, Cr Dracoulis expressed disappointment at the lack of

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Stay safe on the wet roads

TASMANIA Police are calling on motorists to drive with extra caution this afternoon, with wet weather affecting many parts of Tasmania. Drivers are urged to: See more Derwent Valley and Central Highlands news

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Police clamp for Granton speedster

A SOUTHERN Tasmanian man has had his vehicle clamped for 28 days by members of the Tasmania Police road policing services after a mobile speed camera detected his vehicle exceeding the speed limit by more than 47km/h on March 18. Acting Sergeant Shane Etherington said a car was detected travelling

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Concern for missing woman at New Norfolk

UPDATE: At 1.55pm on March 22, police reported that the woman missing from New Norfolk had been found safe. EARLIER: Police have concerns for the welfare of Judith Helen Willison who was last seen on the evening of Monday, March 20, and is believed to be in the New Norfolk

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Police investigating Fairview firearms incident

DETECTIVES from the Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) at Bridgewater Police are investigating an firearm incident alleged to have occurred in the Fairview area of New Norfolk overnight. Police attended the scene about 2am today (Tuesday), after a firearm was reported as being discharged at a house on Benjamin Tce. No

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Serious crash at speedway on Saturday night

POLICE and ambulance services were called to the Hobart Raceway around 9.15pm on Saturdayafter a competitor was involved in a serious crash. The program of racing at the speedway, just outside New Norfolk, was cancelled after the incident. The 34-year-old driver was transported to the Royal Hobart Hospital with serious

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Granton rollover blocked highway

THE north-bound lane of the Brooker Highway near Granton was temporarily blocked after a car overturned at around 8.30pm yesterday (Thursday). In a statement, Tasmania Police described the incident as a single vehicle rollover the Granton roundabout. No serious injuries were reported and the road was reopened by 10pm. See

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Camera captures Boyer Rd speedster

A SOUTHERN Tasmanian man has had his car clamped by police after a mobile speed camera detected his vehicle speeding by more than 70km/h above the speed limit at Dromedary last week. Inspector Jim Semmens said it was alleged that the car was detected travelling at 152km/h in an 80km/h

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Drug and firearm charges follow dangerous driving complaints

POLICE have laid multiple charges against a man who was reportedly driving dangerously at New Norfolk earlier this week. In a statement released earlier today (Friday), a Tasmania Police spokesperson said a man from Richmond had been charged with driving, drug and firearms offences. “Around 10.55 pm Wednesday night, police

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Granton men charged over Bothwell theft

POLICE are seeking assistance to solve a crime that occurred in the early morning of Saturday, February 4, when a white Husqvarna trail bike was stolen from a property at Bothwell. The motorcycle was allegedly ridden from the scene by a person who was not wearing a helmet at the

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Charges to follow explosions at New Norfolk

POLICE will be taking action against two youths alleged to have been involved in destruction to property using home-made explosive devices at New Norfolk last week. In a statement, a Tasmania Police spokesperson said there had been reports of loud bangs in the Pioneer Avenue area of the town centre,

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Charges follow police raids in Central Highlands

POLICE officers and rangers yesterday executed search warrants on four properties in and around London Lakes, northwest of Hamilton, to investigate alleged poaching, drug offences and property crime. Senior Sergeant John Parker of Tasmania Police said that as a result of the searches, a 33-year-old London Lakes man had been

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