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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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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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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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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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DV Council

Decision delayed on question of support

A PLEDGE of in-kind support for future works at a New Norfolk playground has been removed from a report to be presented before the Derwent Valley Council for a second time at this week’s council meeting. A report on the outcomes of a survey of users of the Ellis Dean

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Alert

Thursday road weather warning

Road Weather Alert for Tasmaniafor the Upper Derwent Valley, North West Coast, Central North, North East, Western, Central Plateau, Midlands, East Coast and South East forecast districtsIssued at 3.19pm on Wednesday 17 June 2020. Icy roads will make driving conditions potentially dangerous during Thursday morning in parts of the North

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Warning to sheep graziers

Warning to Sheep Graziersfor the Midlands, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts Issued at 4.03pm on Tuesday 16 June 2020. Sheep graziers are warned that cold temperatures, showers and strong westerly winds are expected for the remainder of Tuesday. Areas likely to be affected include the Upper Derwent

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People

Lions Club News: Meet Roger Triffett

ROGER Triffett has been an enthusiastic, easygoing and industrious member of the Lions Club of New Norfolk for 36 years. Over that time, he has worked on hundreds of Lions projects. These days he leads the Lions barbecue team and is most often seen turning onions and sausages over a,

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Wednesday road weather alert

Road Weather Alert for Tasmaniafor the Upper Derwent Valley, North West Coast, Central North, North East, Central Plateau, Midlands and East Coast forecast districtsIssued at 2.59 pm on Tuesday 16 June 2020. Icy roads may make driving conditions dangerous during Wednesday morning in parts of the North West Coast, Central

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Tuesday severe weather warning

Click image to enlarge Severe Weather Warningfor DAMAGING WINDS For people in the Upper Derwent Valley, Furneaux Islands, Western, South East, North East, East Coast, Central North, Midlands and parts of North West Coast and Central Plateau Forecast Districts. Issued at 4.09pm Monday, 15 June 2020. Weather Situation: A strong

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