Locals needed for Federal Election work

WITH a Federal Election due to be held in the next few months, the Australian Electoral Commission is seeking people who live near New Norfolk, Hamilton, Strathgordon or Bothwell to help conduct the poll. THE AEC says managing a federal election is a big undertaking and it can’t do the

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Time for counting (now the dealing’s done)

The five Liberal Party candidates for the division of Lyons ona visit to New Norfolk in January. From left. sitting MPs GuyBarnett, Rene Hidding and Mark Shelton were re-elected whileJane Howlett and John Tucker were unsuccessful. WITH the 2018 State Election now run and won, many groups and individuals will be

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How you voted in the State Election

New Norfolk Primary School Parents  and Friends Associationmembers Catherine Fenton, left, Lexie Hayton and MelissaLawrence serving up a “democracy sausage” on their election-daystall at the town-side polling place. The association is trying toraise  $2000 for a portable gazebo and donations can be made atthe school office in Pioneer Ave. New Norfolk. THE Tasmanian

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Where to vote tomorrow

POLLING places will operate at the following local venues for tomorrow’s State Election. Voting is compulsory and polling places will be open from 8am to 6pm. You can vote at any polling place in Tasmania. Dromedary Community Hall, 14 Millvale Rd, DROMEDARY Glenora District High School, 620 Gordon River Rd,

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Election candidates named

THE names of the 109 candidates standing at the 2018 House of Assembly elections were announced during the week. The candidates for Lyons, in the order announced by the Tasmanian Electoral Commission are: JACQUI LAMBIE NETWORKMichael Kent, mayor, of OrfordChris Reynolds, sole trader transport services, of LindisfarneBob Vervaart, disability support

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Election candidates revealed tomorrow

NEARLY 30 candidates have put forward their names in the contest for the seat of Lyons in next month’s State Election. Tasmanian Electoral Commissioner Andrew Hawkey said there would be 26 candidates in the sprawling central electorate, with their names to be announced at noon tomorrow (February 14). In total

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Barnett pads up for Gretna

Guy Barnett in the nets at GretnaCricket Club last week. GOVERNMENT minister and Liberal Member for Lyons, Guy Barnett MHA, came along to the Gretna Cricket Club’s senior training night last week. Mr Barnett said if the Liberals were to be re-elected in March, he would help the to club

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Greens candidate’s meet and greet

Fraser Brindley. A MEET and greet with the Tasmanian Greens’ lead State Election candidate for Lyons will be held at New Norfolk this weekend. Former Melbourne City Councillor Fraser Brindley was named as the Greens’ lead candidate for Lyons last April. This Saturday he will join former Greens MHA and

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Government boost for Maydena Bike Park

JUST days ahead of the opening of the Maydena Bike Park next week, the State Government has provided funding for the second stage of the development. Environment and Parks Minister Elise Archer yesterday said 11 projects had been approved for funding under the  government’s Cycle Tourism Strategy. “This includes $800,000

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Libs promise Glenora Rd upgrade if re-elected

GLENORA RD will be upgraded as part of a $72 million tourist roads package announced by the State Government today. Premier Will Hodgman and Infrastructure Minister Rene Hidding said a re-elected Liberal Government would take tourism in Tasmania to the next level with the single biggest investment in road infrastructure

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New electorate office pops up

Senator Duniam and Mr Barnett’s new office in High St. LIBERAL politicians Guy Barnett and Jonathon Duniam opened an electorate office in High St earlier this week. The office at 11 High St was until recently used as a pop-up shop selling second-hand books and was a hairdressing salon for

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$1.45 at the pump: MP slams price watchdog

Brian Mitchell MHR LAST weekend’s petrol price jump in New Norfolk and elsewhere had shown that the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission was a toothless tiger unable to stop price gouging, Labor Lyons MHR Brian Mitchell said. Mr Mitchell demanded that the ACCC “do its job on petrol prices and

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