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People

Lions Club news: Meet Troy Bester

SOME of Troy Bester’s earliest memories are of being with his grandfather, Sam Wilton, at Lions Club activities. “I remember, when I was about eight or nine, helping with the chocolate wheel, collecting sheep dung to sell and we went to all the family nights,” Troy said. “Back then we

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Business

Charge your car at Mood Food

RAPID recharging of electric vehicles is now available at Mood Food in New Norfolk following the recent installation of a 50 kilowatt fast charger. Supported by a grant from the State Government, the new facility becomes the second official electric vehicle charging station in the Derwent Valley (after the Mt

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Alert

Update to minor flood warning

Bureau of Meteorology, TasmaniaMinor Flood Warning for the River Derwent Issued at 3:58 pm on Tuesday 23 June 2020 Flood Warning Number: 3 Minor flooding may develop along River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam from overnight Tuesday into Wednesday and along the Rivers Ouse and Clyde during Wednesday based on forecast

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Weather

Localised flooding closes sportsfield

MINOR flooding may develop along the River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam overnight tonight and into Wednesday, and along the Rivers Ouse and Clyde during Wednesday based on forecast rainfall. The Bureau of Meteorology reports that river levels are easing in the lower Derwent tributaries, including the Tyenna, Styx and Plenty

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Alert

Final flood warning for River Derwent

Bureau of Meteorology, TasmaniaFinal Flood Warning for the River Derwent Issued at 12.18pm on Wednesday 24 June 2020 Flood Warning Number: 4 Flooding is no longer expected along the River Derwent. No significant rainfall is forecast for the River Derwent. Strong and dangerous flows will be a hazard over the

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News

Online Access Centres back in business

THE reopening of the Derwent Valley Online Access Centre in the New Norfolk Library yesterday morning means that all three centres in our region are now back in business following their temporary closures due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Derwent Valley Online Access Centre, in Charles St, New Norfolk, reopened

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Alert

River Derwent minor flood warning

Bureau of Meteorology, TasmaniaInitial Minor Flood Warning for the River Derwent Issued at 10.41pm on Monday 22 June 2020 Flood Warning Number 1 Minor flooding may develop in the Rivers Clyde, Ouse, and Derwent below Meadowbank Dam during Tuesday, based on observed and forecast rainfall. Strong river rises are also

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Traffic

More work on the Lyell Highway

ROAD surface repairs at Lawitta just outside New Norfolk are scheduled to take place from today until July 5. The Department of State Growth says repairs to the Lyell Hwy surface will be carried out between 7am and 5pm, with a reduced speed limit and frequent road closures. Construction works

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People

Lions Club News: Meet Denise Smith

DENISE Smith has been a member of the New Norfolk Lions Club for almost three years. She has a “can do” approach to life and likes to keep busy. As well as being part of Lions activities such as the Chocolate Wheel, Carols in the Park and operating the entry

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News

Young bushwalker dies at the sentinels

POLICE this morning reported the death of a young bushwalker in the South-West National Park beyond Maydena. “Sadly, a young man has died while bushwalking at Sentinel Range, near Strathgordon,” a police spokesman said. “Police believe the 19-year-old from Hobart fell from height during a bushwalk yesterday.” The teenager’s family

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DV Council

Doors remain closed for council meeting

SOME councillors will return to the New Norfolk Courthouse for tonight’s monthly council meeting but the doors will remain closed to the public. Council meetings have been held in an online format since the outbreak of COVID-19, with only the mayor and key staff being present in the council chamber.

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DV Council

Geese question remains unanswered

A COUNCILLOR has repeated his request to see a copy of the complaint that led to last year’s culling of birds at Tynwald Park. In response to an outcry over the lingering deaths of several bird species last June, a council spokesman said the cull had been conducted in response

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