Another six percent counted

The Tasmanian Electoral Commission is making slow workof the State Election count. Just over 80% was countedon Saturday night but only 12% has been added in thetwo days since then.  Click image to enlarge.For latest results click here.

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Election day

IT’S State Election day today, and polling places are open throughout Tasmania until 6pm. There are two polling places in New Norfolk, both with disability access. These are at: New Norfolk Primary School, 8 Pioneer Ave Derwent Valley Sport & Recreation Centre, 50 Derwent Tce Outside the town, you can

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If all those signs could talk…

  With the State Election only days away, there’s a record number of candidate posters at the popular spot in front of New Norfolk’sJunction Motel, but surprisingly little detail on policies or promisesfor the Derwent Valley. As always, candidates are welcome to send their statements to the New Norfolk News.  

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Election candidates named

AT noon yesterday, names of the 126 candidates standing at the 2014 House of Assembly elections were announced. The candidates for Lyons, in the order announced by the Tasmanian Electoral Commission are: LIBERAL PARTYGUY BARNETT, Consultant, of NewsteadBERTRAND CADART, Mayor, of BichenoMARTYN EVANS, Mayor, of MagraRENE HIDDING, Member of Parliament,

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Local member’s meet and greet

NEW Norfolk’s resident Greens politician Tim Morris MHA will hold a public function this weekend to discuss his party’s achievements and proposals for next month’s State Election. The former Derwent Valley mayor has been a Member for Lyons since 2002. He has announced that he will be at the Derwent

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Premier pops in

TASMANIAN premier Lara Giddings today made her first visit to New Norfolk for the current State Election campaign. Ms Giddings used the Derwent Valley Online Access Centre in Charles St as the backdrop for her announcement that Liberal Party proposals to cut jobs from the public service would impact on

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Local women nominate for Lyons

TWO New Norfolk women and a New Norfolk-born man are among the latest State Election candidates named at the weekend. The Tasmanian Greens have named recent Federal Election candidate Pippa Brinklow among its team of four to support the party’s lead candidate and New Norfolk resident Tim Morris MHA, while

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Councillor stands with Palmer United

Wayne Shoobridge A SECOND Derwent Valley councillor has been named as a candidate in next month’s State Election. Wayne Shoobridge will contest the division of Lyons as an endorsed candidate for the Palmer United Party. Mr Shoobridge, of New Norfolk, joins a growing list of locals who have put forward

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Premier praises Minister Farrell

BEING appointed as a short-term minister did not diminish the ability of New Norfolk’s Craig Farrell, Premier Lara Giddings said after Friday’s swearing-in by the governor. Ms Giddings said the elevation of Mr Farrell and Lyons MHA Rebecca White to the ministry allowed voters to see what a Labor Cabinet

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Yes Minister

Craig Farrell. FORMER Derwent Valley deputy mayor Craig Farrell MLC has been elevated to the ministry following the removal of the two Tasmanian Greens ministers from State Cabinet today. Mr Farrell, of New Norfolk, will be sworn in at Government House tomorrow morning (Friday). Mr Farrell serves as Leader for

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