Fire weather warning

Bureau of MeteorologyFire Weather WarningFor the King Island, Central North, North East, East Coast, Midlands, Upper Derwent Valley, South East, Central Plateau and Western forecast districts Weather SituationMaximum temperatures reaching into the high 30s, relative humidities lowering below 15% and northwesterly winds averaging 45 km/h are expected on Friday, January

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Fire update for Ouse, Ellendale, Hamilton

Tasmania Fire ServiceBushfire Watch & Act Message Dawson Road, LAKE REPULSE   Current until: 4/01/2013 8:00AM or further notice There is a large bushfire at Dawson Rd, LAKE REPULSE . The fire danger rating in this area  is forecast to be  very high overnight. Fire under these conditions can be difficult

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Pool to open early

WITH extreme weather conditions forecast for the upper Derwent Valley tomorrow (Friday), the Bushy Park Pool will open at the earlier time of 10am for all those who would like to seek refuge from the heat. Bushy Park reached 32.9 degrees at 2pm and a top temperature of 39 degrees

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Fire danger closes walking tracks

Parks and Wildlife ServiceMt Field National Park The Parks and Wildlife Service advises that in the interests of public safety, all walking tracks accessible within the Mt Field National Park from Lake Dobson Rd will be temporarily closed between 6pm today (Thursday 3 January 2013) and 6am Saturday 5 January

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Ouse, Ellendale, Meadowbank on alert

Tasmania Fire ServiceBushfire Watch & Act Message Lake Repulse Road , LAKE REPULSE     Current from: 03/01/2013 3:05PM until: 03/01/2013 6:00PM or further notice There is a large bushfire at Lake Repulse Rd, and Dawsons Rd, LAKE REPULSE . The fire danger rating in this area is very high. Fire

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Fire weather warning

Bureau of Meteorology Fire Weather Warningfor the Upper Derwent Valley, South East, East Coast and Midlands forecast districts Issued at 8:27 am EDT on Thursday 3 January 2013. Weather SituationMaximum temperatures reaching into the low to mid thirties, relative humidities lowering to around 15% and northwesterly winds averaging 35 km/h

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Total fire ban today

TASMANIA FIRE SERVICETOTAL FIRE BAN Today, Thursday, 3 January 2013 has been declared a Day of Total Fire Ban for the Southern Region. No fires may be lit or be allowed to remain alight in the open air until 11.59pm, Thursday, 3 January 2013. General Advice on a Day of

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Women’s water aerobics

A WOMEN’S water aerobics program is being run at the Bushy Park Swimming Pool on Thursday evenings this summer. The sessions start at 6pm and run in two 20-minute blocks with a five minute break in between. The cost is $5 per person. “This water aerobics fitness program is designed

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Youngster makes speedway history

TASMANIAN speedway history was made at the Mountain Dew Ice Raceway, near New Norfolk, on Saturday night when 21-year-old Callum Harper won the Tasmanian V8 Super Sedan Championship. Harper, from Hellyer Beach, became one of the youngest drivers in the 45-year history of the event, but also the first third-generation

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Willow Court weekend

BUSINESSES at the Nurses’ Quarters in Willow Court will be closed on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day but they are open all weekend from 10am-4pm. The range of boutique shops now operating from the beautiful Federation building just inside the gates at Willow Court include antiques, clothes, a

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Learn to swim at Bushy Park

CHILDREN’S swimming lessons are available on weekdays at the Bushy Park Pool this summer. Lifeguard Leigh Nichols is offering lessons at a cost of $15 per child, or $10 each if there are multiple swimmers. The times are 9am, 10am and 11am. Lessons run for an hour each and are

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NNHS annual awards night

Tyson Gray receives an award NEW Norfolk High School’s annual prizegiving assembly at the Derwent Valley Sport and Recreation Centre earlier this month recognised the efforts of a long list of achievers in all grades. Congratulations to all recipients and to the donors who make the awards possible. Bursaries and

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