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Minister hears farmers’ drought concerns

THE effects of ongoing drought conditions on the lives and livelihoods of farmers of the upper Derwent Valley and Central Highland was impressed upon primary industries minister Jo Palmer MLC during a visit to Hamilton today. Ms Palmer’s meeting with a small group of farmers at the Hamilton Town Hall

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Early voting booth available at New Norfolk

ABOUT 500 people have already cast their votes in this Saturday’s state election by taking advantage of an early voting centre that opened in the New Norfolk War Memorial Hall yesterday (Monday) and will be available all week. This pop-up pre-poll centre is open from 8.30am until 5.30pm tomorrow and

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Funds pledge for the ‘jewel of the Derwent Valley’

A MAJORITY Liberal Party state government would spend $1.8 million on improvements to visitor services at Mt Field National Park, Premier Jeremy Rockliff said yesterday. Describing the area as the jewel of the Derwent Valley, Mr Rockliff said the works would include a new “arrivals concourse” as well as improved

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Cricket

60 PHOTOS: Bothwell v New Norfolk grand final

THE Bothwell Bucks emerged victorious from the Derwent Valley v Central Highlands grand final fixture at Tynwald Park yesterday (Saturday), taking home the Southern Cricket Association 3rd Grade cup. The game started late after the dew dried, with a good-sized crowd of home team and visitors’ supporters in attendance. Meanwhile

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Cricket

Big day out as the Bothwell Bucks beat them all

WEEK 20 RESULTS – GRAND FINALS – MARCH 16 GLORIOUS weather greeted the Southern Cricket Association’s grand finals played today (March 16th). With four local teams in the big games, we were hoping to see some silverware make its way back to the local clubs. Out of the four teams,

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Golf

Sprinkling of party promises for golf club

TWO of the most senior members of the House of Assembly visited the New Norfolk Golf Club today to confirm state election commitments to fund new irrigation equipment at the expansive nine-hole course. Representing the Liberal Party was Mark Shelton, a Lyons MHA and Speaker of the House of Assembly,

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Cricket

Four local teams in SCA grand finals today

FOUR teams from Derwent Valley and Central Highlands teams of the Southern Cricket Association are taking part in grand finals today. Spectators are welcome at all venues: Relive the season through our exclusive photo galleries below, and check back later for results of today’s matches. See more Derwent Valley and

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Cricket

GALLERY: New Norfolk v Claremont qualifying final

THE New Norfolk Redcaps 3rd Grade team hosted Claremont at Boyer Oval on March 2 for the Southern Cricket Association qualifying final after finishing the roster season at the top of the ladder. Claremont finished its 50 overs well short of the target, giving the Redcaps a berth in the

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Cricket

GALLERY: New Norfolk v Weily Park elimination final

THE senior New Norfolk Redcaps team hosted Weily Park at Tynwald Park on March 2 for the Southern Cricket Association elimination final. Weily Park claimed victory in the 47th over with six wickets in hand, thus ending the season for the New Norfolk 1st Grade team. Read Justin Benson’s report

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News

Biggest-ever edition of the News out now

THE March 15 edition of New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News is the biggest local newspaper in 20 years. Editor Damian Bester said additional pages had been included in the latest issue at no extra cost to readers. The paper will be in the shops tomorrow (Friday) but it is

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Government doctor for Ouse under Liberals’ health plan

THE upper Derwent Valley town of Ouse would get access to a state-government funded GP under a re-elected majority Liberal Government, health minister and Liberal member for Lyons, Guy Barnett, said today. The town has been without a doctor for two years and a previous offer of help from a

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Labor promises help for Boyer’s new paper to make the cut

A STATE Labor government would back the Boyer paper mill by establishing a “buy local” policy for the purchase of copy paper across the state service and government business enterprises. “Currently, all copy paper used in Tasmania is imported, but Boyer-based business Norske Skog is determined to change that with

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