Federal Member condemns tree spikes

THE alleged “spiking” of Derwent Valley trees destined for sawlog harvesting has been condemned by the Federal Member for Lyons. “At least nine metal bolts were discovered in logs sourced from harvesting coupes near Mt Field,” Brian Mitchell MHR said on Wednesday. “Some of the bolts were discovered only once

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Premier’s roadmap to Covid-19 recovery

Click image to enlarge. PLANS for a staged return to normal life following the coronavirus crisis have been released by the state government. Premier Peter Gutwein yesterday released the government’s Roadmap to Recovery, which he said would outline the process to rebuild a stronger Tasmania. “While I thank all Tasmanians

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Pollies’ pay cut proposed

Councillor Paul Belcher A LOCAL councillor’s proposal for elected officials to take a pay cut during the coronavirus pandemic was broadcast on multiple commercial radio stations on Friday. “In this troubled time I am putting forward the suggestion that elected members of Local Government and State and Federal parliaments, and

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Politicians’ potato peeling picture special

Bushy Park Show program co-ordinator Alison Hennessy, left, listens as sponsorBel Bird of the New Norfolk Guardian Pharmacy starts the 2020 Pollie Peel-Off at the show on Saturday. Bushy Park policeman Peter Gibson’s performance in Round 1 got him through to the final of the fastest-peel. Lyons MHA and Primary Industries minister

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Tenders called for Bridgewater Bridge works

The 2016 design for the new crossing at Bridgewater, alongsidethe existing bridge. TENDERS have been called for geotechnical investigations to assist with detailed design options for the replacement Bridgewater Bridge. Deputy Prime Minister and Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the Australian and Tasmanian Governments

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Federal Agriculture Minister’s visit to the Valley

National Party Lyons candidate Deanna Hutchinson, left, andRay Williams of the Derwent Valley Field and Game Club lookon while Senator Bridget McKenzie lines up a shot. AUSTRALIA’S 642,000 recreational hunters and shooters contributed $2.4 billion to the nation’s economy in 2018, National Party deputy leader  and Victorian Senator Bridget McKenzie

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Meet and greet at the Bush Inn

Senator Bridget McKenzie. THE Bush Inn Hotel will be the venue for a “Pollies in the Pub” meeting with the deputy leader of the National Party this evening. Senator Bridget McKenzie is Federal Minister for Agriculture and deputy leader of the Nationals, who are the junior partner in the Coalition

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Upgrade for Derwent Valley power station

Hydro Tasmania has upgraded the Repulse Power Station. IMPROVEMENTS to power stations in the Derwent Valley are expected to increase hydroelectricity generation by more than 80 gigawatt hours a year by 2021. Visiting Repulse Power Station near Ouse on Monday, Energy Minister Guy Barnett said this was another step in

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How you voted in the 2019 Federal Election

TWO weeks after the 2019 Federal Election, only 34 of the 151 seats in the House of Representatives have been declared, with the local division of Lyons among those where counting is still to be completed. Despite the delay, the most likely result is that the sitting member, Brian Mitchell

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Election promises stand: Nationals Senator

New Norfolk Cricket Club president Jamie Hill, right, withNationals candidate Deanna Hutchinson and Senator SteveMartin at the funding announcement at Willow Court last month. MORE than 100 Federal Election commitments made by the National Party throughout Tasmania will be fulfilled, Senator Steve Martin said this week. Despite looking unlikely to

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Local candidate in Senate election

Ray Williams LOCAL businessman Ray Williams has been named as the lead candidate for the Citizens Electoral Council (CEC) in this month’s half-senate election. Mr Williams said he had followed the CEC for 20 years and believed its policies had much to offer the country, especially its proposals to break-up

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Latest election promise hits a roadblock

Part of the Plenty Valley Link Rd near New Norfolk. THE Labor Party’s federal election promise to upgrade the Plenty Link Rd between the Derwent and Huon valleys could result in the route being closed to the public, Derwent Valley mayor Ben Shaw said today. Commenting on Facebook after the

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