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Liberals promise another boost for Glenora Rd rehabilitation

A RE-ELECTED Liberal government would allocate further funding to continue the upgrading of Glenora Rd, premier Peter Gutwein said while visiting New Norfolk last week. “The Derwent Valley is an iconic Tassie tourist destination, and a re-elected Gutwein Majority Liberal Government will facilitate the investment of $2 million for upgrades

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Millions promised for increased services at New Norfolk Hospital

A STATE Labor government would provide $197 million to provide emergency care services at regional facilities including the New Norfolk District Hospital, Labor leader Rebecca White announced in New Norfolk this morning. Ms White said the Labor Party’s election commitment included funding for capital improvements as well as staffing costs.

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State Election candidates named

THE names of the candidates standing at the 2021 House of Assembly elections were announced today. The 19 candidates for Lyons, in the order announced by the Tasmanian Electoral Commission are: LIBERAL PARTYGuy Barnett, of Newstead, Member of ParliamentSue Bower, of Westbury, chief executive officerStephanie Cameron, of Chudleigh, electorate officerJustin

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New tilt at Lyons seat by former mayor

FORMER Derwent Valley mayor Tim Morris has been named as one of the five Tasmanian Greens candidates contesting the seat of Lyons in next month’s State Election. Mr Morris has lived in the Derwent Valley since 1976 and had two stints as a local councillor and then 12 years in

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Labor names its team for Lyons

STATE Labor leader and Lyons MHA Rebecca White has named the party’s candidates for the May 1 general election, including five candidates for the local division. Lyons will be contested by the two sitting members, Ms White and Jenna Butler, along with three additional candidates. Joining Ms White and Ms

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Local face in Liberals’ line-up for Lyons

BUSINESSMAN and former Derwent Valley Council citizen of the year Justin Derksen has been named as one of the Liberal Party’s six candidates for Lyons at the May 1 State Election. Mr Derksen, who also serves as an officer in the army cadets, will join sitting members Guy Barnett, Mark

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BREAKING: Double duty for Derwent voters

AN early State Election has been called for May 1, meaning that Derwent Valley and Central Highlands voters will be casting votes in two elections on that day. May 1 had already been named as the date for the election for this year’s Legislative Council election for the seat of

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LegCo candidate hits the road and river

LEGISLATIVE Council election candidate Ivan Davis has completed an ironman-style triathlon within the Derwent electorate to promote his campaign and raise awareness of animal issues. Mr Davis, of Claremont, is the Animal Justice Party candidate for the seat of Derwent, which is up for election this May. Despite being relatively

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Federal member’s praise for volunteers in Lyons

VOLUNTEERS were the lifeblood of the Lyons electorate, Labor member Brian Mitchell said in Federal Parliament earlier this month. Speaking in the House of Representatives on November 10, Mr Mitchell said volunteerism had been to the fore during the coronavirus pandemic and would continue over summer. “Volunteers come in all

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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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