Police seek crash witnesses

POLICE are calling for witnesses to a serious crash in New Norfolk last night. At about 6pm on Friday, New Norfolk Police were alerted to a crash on Blair St at the intersection of Charlotte St, involving a white Holden utility and a homemade motorised bicycle. “The 33-year-old male rider

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Wood chipper missing

POLICE are investigating the theft of a wood chipper from Phoenix Gardens at New Norfolk on Friday. The large chipper is green in colour and is designed to sit on a tandem trailer.   If you have seen the wood chipper or have any information regarding its whereabouts, contact Senior

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Truck crash on Glenlusk Rd

MOTORISTS are asked to avoid the area of Glenlusk Rd, Glenlusk. Police say it has been reported that a truck has crashed, taking out power lines in the area. Police are on the scene.  There are no details of injury reported at this time. 2PM UPDATE: The scene is now

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Crash closes highway

POLICE advise that the Lyell Hwy at Lawitta is closed in both directions due to a two-vehicle crash. Please take care in the area and seek an alternative route such as Glenora Rd or Black Hills Rd. The Mercury has more. 12.30PM UPDATE: One driver has been transported to hospital in a critical

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Police renew appeal for information

Missing Person – Dale Waverley Nicholson Police have renewed their plea for public assistance to help locate missing New Norfolk man Dale Waverley Nicholson who has not been seen since December 11, 2016. Mr Nicholson may have been travelling in the highland lakes area in his faded patchy purple 1993

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Have you seen this car?

Did you see this car? Police would like to identify the owneror driver. POLICE are seeking witnesses to a series of dangerous driving manoeuvres involving the silver-grey Mitsubishi Magna sedan pictured opposite. Seen here entering Burnett St, New Norfolk, in the wrong lane of traffic, the car is believed to

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Police probe Maydena incident

TWO men have been hospitalised following an incident at Maydena earlier today. Police say a 53-year-old man suffered several stab wounds to the abdomen and arm but his injuries were not considered life threatening.A 42-year-old man is also being treated for a knife injury and is assisting with police enquiries.

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Police ping roadworks speedsters

POLICE issued nine speeding tickets to drivers passing through roadworks near Hamilton early last week. Sergeant Terry McCulloch of Tasmania Police said nine speeding infringements were issue at a roadworks site on the Lyell Hwy, Hamilton, on Tuesday morning. The alleged infringements were detected in a period of 90 minutes.

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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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