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Grass fire at Dromedary yesterday

A SMOKE alert was issued during a grassfire near the railway line opposite the junction of Boyer Rd and Millvale Rd at Dromedary yesterday evening (Tuesday). Police and the Tasmania Fire Service were at the scene from about 6.30pm. Motorists were asked to drive carefully due to the amount of

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Charges to follow explosions at New Norfolk

POLICE will be taking action against two youths alleged to have been involved in destruction to property using home-made explosive devices at New Norfolk last week. In a statement, a Tasmania Police spokesperson said there had been reports of loud bangs in the Pioneer Avenue area of the town centre,

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Junior cricket season back in action

JUNIOR cricket is back, with both of our the New Norfolk Cricket Club junior boys’ teams  playing at the local home of cricket. The year 2023 brings new opportunities for everyone and our juniors are no exception, so let’s get into the report and see how they did! 🏏 New

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Crews responding to fire beyond Kensington St

UPDATED: Local fire brigade crews are responding to a vegetation fire in the hills above Kensington St, New Norfolk. The incident was reported at about 2.15pm today (Sunday). As of 4pm this fire is now reported as in the process of being controlled. The Tasmania Fire Service advises that if

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Dmytro forges new path to digital dream

“YOU can call yourself a programmer if you can fix your grandmother’s printer.” That joke tickled Dmytro Serdiukov when he spotted it online. The 18-year-old dreams of being a computer programmer one day, so he can get paid for what he is good at. While he studies hard to achieve

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Fires at Ellendale and Boyer

VOLUNTEER firefighters have been attending to several vegetation fires during today’s hot conditions that have seen the temperature peak at 31.2 degrees at Bushy Park at 3.30pm and 30 degrees at Ouse at 3.19pm. A fire was reported near 1292 Ellendale Rd, Ellendale, at 1.33pm today (Saturday) and has since

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Funding for Valley and Highland black spots

FUNDING from the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program will improve two dangerous crash sites in the Derwent Valley and Central Highlands municipalities. The government will provide $255,870 for a project on a 600m section of Plenty Valley Rd, 4km west of the Glenfern Rd junction, and this funding will be

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Push for public post office bank goes to council meeting

AUSTRALIAN towns were facing a banking crisis and the Derwent Valley Council should back the call for a post office bank, last month’s council annual general meeting heard. Local businessman Ray Williams campaigned on the post office bank proposal while seeking election to the Senate last year and he has

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Vegetation fire at Boyer

TASMANIA Fire Service crews on on-site at a vegetation fire at Boyer, just outside New Norfolk. The fire, off Boyer Rd, was first reported at 11.22am today (Friday). UPDATE: As of 1pm the fire is reported as having been controlled. See more Derwent Valley and Central Highlands news

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Central Highlands Council Australia Day Awards

COMMUNITY achievers in the Central Highlands municipality were celebrated at an Australia Day awards ceremony in the Hamilton Town Hall on Wednesday of this week. Mayor Loueen Triffitt announced the following awards: Read more in the next print edition of New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News. Pictured: Ron Sonners, left,

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Charges follow police raids in Central Highlands

POLICE officers and rangers yesterday executed search warrants on four properties in and around London Lakes, northwest of Hamilton, to investigate alleged poaching, drug offences and property crime. Senior Sergeant John Parker of Tasmania Police said that as a result of the searches, a 33-year-old London Lakes man had been

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Derwent Valley Council Australia Day Awards presented

FOUR residents of the Derwent Valley municipality have been presented with local Australia Day Awards this morning (Thursday) outside the council chambers in New Norfolk. Mayor Michelle Dracoulis announced the following award recipients: More to come. Australia Day activities will be held on the New Norfolk Esplanade today from 11.30am

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