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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Labor promises $5m for Mt Field

The Federal Member for Lyons, Brian Mitchell, left, and Labortourism spokesman Anthony Albanese listing to Federal Laborleader Bill Shorten’s funding announcement at Mona. A $5 MILLION federal election promise for Mt Field National Park has been welcomed by Derwent Valley councillor Rachel Power, who described the commitment as the biggest

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Nationals promise $2m for Derwent Valley projects

National Party election candidate Deanna Hutchinson, left, andSenator Steve Martin with New Norfolk Cricket Club presidentJamie Hill at Willow Court. FUNDING for four projects in the Derwent Valley was announced this morning by Tasmanian Senator Steve Martin and Lyons candidate Deanna Hutchinson. Senator Martin said the four projects totalling $2.1m

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MP explores local links to Anzac spirit

Craig Farrell MLC speaking earlier today. Edited text of the address given at the 2019 New Norfolk Anzac Day ServiceGiven by the Member for Derwent, Craig Farrell MLC AS we all gather here today it is difficult for most of us to imagine what going off to a war zone

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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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