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Rebecca White stands down from ALP leadership

RE-ELECTED to state parliament with a huge personal vote last Saturday, Lyons MP Rebecca White has today (Tuesday) announced her resignation as leader of the parliamentary Labor Party. The text of her statement follows. “Today I am announcing that I am stepping down as Leader of the Labor party. It

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New photos: Collapsed Bashan Rd bridge

NEW photos showing the extent of the damage to the Bashan Rd bridge have been shared with the readers of New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News. The suspension bridge crosses the Ouse River near Waddamana and was found in a collapsed condition yesterday (Saturday) morning. Ellendale stockman Max Jenkins passed

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Lyons vote count stalled at 78%

THE counting of primary votes cast in the division of Lyons in yesterday’s state election has stalled at 78% and the Tasmanian Electoral Commission says no further votes will be counted until Thursday. No party has won a majority in the election and the final makeup of the new parliament

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Monday morning: damaging winds developing

Severe Weather Warning for DAMAGING WINDS For people in Upper Derwent Valley and parts of Western, South East and Central Plateau Forecast Districts. Issued at 4:32 pm Sunday, 24 March 2024.Damaging wind gusts expected to develop during early Monday morning. Weather Situation: A strong westerly pressure gradient develops over the

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Century of motoring celebrated at New Norfolk

THE Royal Automobile Club of Tasmania (RACT) celebrated its centenary last weekend by re-creating its first car club run, which was held 100 years ago. RACT patron and governor of Tasmania Barbara Baker joined in the event. “The RACT has been an important part of the Tasmanian community for 100

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Traffic diverted after highland bridge collapse

A SUSPENSION bridge over the Ouse River near Waddamana is closed until further notice after being found to have collapsed. Tasmania Police issued an alert around 6.45am today (Saturday) announcing that the Bashan Rd bridge had collapsed. Motorists have been advised to take alternative routs to avoid this closure. A

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Bashan Rd suspension bridge closed

POLICE advise that the Bashan Road suspension bridge over the River Ouse at Waddamana has collapsed and motorists should take alternative routes to avoid this closure. Central Highlands Council is attending the scene. Follow the Tasmania Police website for updates. See more Derwent Valley and Central Highlands news online and read

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FIRST FOOTY GALLERY: New Norfolk v Campbell Town

A PRACTICE match between the New Norfolk and Campbell Town football clubs was played under ideal conditions at the Campbell Town Oval last Saturday, with the Eagles’ new senior coach Dylan Ford being very pleased with his team’s performance. This was the Eagles’ first opportunity to compete under match conditions

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Mayor ‘not campaigning’ in council car

AT the conclusion of an already tense Central Highlands Council meeting yesterday, a question about the use of a council vehicle during the current state election campaign received a sharp response from mayor Loueen Triffitt, who is an independent candidate for one of the seven seats available in the division

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Major party promises for the valley and highlands

AS this Saturday’s State Election draws closer, Tasmania’s two main political parties have been promoting their particular commitments for the Derwent Valley and Central Highlands. These include: Liberals* Investing $1.8 million in the Mt Field National Park to make it a year-round destination* Introduce 27 new community paramedics statewide who

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