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How you voted in the Voice referendum

MOLESWORTH voters showed the strongest local support for the proposed indigenous voice to parliament in Saturday’s national referendum but none of the 12 Derwent Valley and Central Highlands polling places returned a majority vote in favour of the change to the Constitution. The referendum asked: “A Proposed Law: to alter

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Lyons MP laid low by spinal injury

THE independent member for Lyons in the Tasmanian Parliament, John Tucker MHA, will miss the next sitting of the House of Assembly because of a spinal injury. In a statement earlier today, Mr Tucker said he had been in hospital for the past week, receiving treatment for a bulging disk

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Business

Australians vote – using the paper we make here

PAPER manufactured at the Norske Skog Boyer mill was used for the production of the more than 17 million ballot papers on which Australians voted yes or no (or something else) in yesterday’s referendum on a proposed law to alter the Constitution to recognise the first peoples of Australia by

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White: Time to get back to parliament

LOCAL Labor member and state opposition leader Rebecca White says the State Government has been given every reason to confirm that Parliament will resume on Tuesday next week (October 17) after a tumultuous time in state politics. “Last week, when the government was unravelling, I wrote to Premier Jeremy Rockliff

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Business

Distillery grant process questioned in parliament

THERE were cries of “grubby politics” from the government benches in parliament last week as the State Opposition’s small business spokesperson, Janie Finlay MHA, asked a question about the awarding of a grant to the New Norfolk Distillery. During Question Time in the house of Assembly last Thursday, Ms Finlay

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Health

Labor: make better use of rural hospitals

UPDATED: DISTRICT hospitals and regional health facilities should be properly utilised to ensure all Tasmanians can access timely healthcare close to where they live, Labor leader Rebecca White MHA said at New Norfolk yesterday. “After nearly a decade the Liberal government has failed to invest in our regional hospitals to

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Housing crisis moves couple into a garage, tent is next

STATE Labor leader Rebecca White has this week visited a couple living in the garage of a New Norfolk house after they were unable to find alternative accommodation. Ms White, who is also one of the state Members for Lyons, said Wendy and Shane Reid had been forced to move

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Politics

Brian bags a $5m sports boost for New Norfolk

THE New Norfolk District Football Club says it is ‘over the moon’ with tonight’s announcement that will see much-needed upgrades to facilities at Boyer Oval and Tynwald Park. “It’s been a very long time coming, but now it’s a reality and we will finally get the facilities we need,” NNDFC

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DV COUNCIL ELECTION

Five final questions for the council election candidates

IN the lead-up to this month’s local government elections, New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News put 15 questions to all 18 candidates seeking election to the Derwent Valley Council. The questions cover a broad range of topics based on questions and comments received from readers. Candidates were also invited to submit a

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VIDEO: Meet the council election candidates

THERE was a good turnout for last Saturday’s council election candidate forum at The Valley Sports Bar in New Norfolk. Sixteen of the 18 candidates for the Derwent Valley Council took part. Master of ceremonies Steve Balmforth and timekeeper Pat Murray kept the proceedings flowing and batted away any inflammatory

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Four more questions for the council election candidates

IN the lead-up to this month’s local government elections, New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News put 15 questions to all 18 candidates seeking election to the Derwent Valley Council. The questions cover a broad range of topics based on questions and comments received from readers. Candidates were also invited to

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DV COUNCIL ELECTION

Six questions for the council candidates

IN the lead-up to this month’s local government elections, New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News put 15 questions to all 18 candidates seeking election to the Derwent Valley Council. The questions cover a broad range of topics based on questions and comments received from readers. Candidates were also invited to

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