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Adult and youths charged over trail bike incidents

POLICE have charged an adult and three youths and seized four trail bikes following a series of alleged offences in the New Norfolk area. Sergeant Andrea Richardson said that over the past three weeks New Norfolk police had been targeting unregistered trail bikes being ridden on public streets. It was

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Cricket

Junior cricket results – March 9-15

NEW NORFOLKUnder-14 Boys (Sunday, March 10): New Norfolk finished the junior roster with a bye this week. Under-16 Girls* (Tuesday, March 12): For the last roster game of the season, New Norfolk was due to play Sorell but had to forfeit the game, giving Sorell the win. Stage 1** Boys: (Monday, March

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Sport

Great day at bowls club Hop Harvest tournament

THE New Norfolk Bowls Club held its annual Hop Harvest Fours tournament last Saturday. There were 28 teams of four on the greens, with seven of them from New Norfolk and the rest from other clubs, most notably Glenorchy Rodman (seven teams), Claremont (four), Kingborough (three) and Brighton (two), taking

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New Norfolk youth detained on robbery charges

POLICE say they have charged a 16-year-old from New Norfolk after an incident in Clarendon Vale yesterday. The boy has been detained in custody to appear in court tonight (Monday). It will be alleged that around 2.45am yesterday, March 10, the youth threatened a rideshare driver with a knife at

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Politics

$400,000 in community grants if Liberals retain government

THE Liberal Party has today announced a range of grants that will be awarded to community groups, councils and sporting organisations if it retains government at this month’s state election. The commitments include just over $400,000 for projects in the Derwent Valley and Central Highlands municipalities. Liberal Party campaign director

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Events

Pub putting on a bike show for charity

A BIKE show will be held at the Star and Garter Hotel at New Norfolk on the Eight Hour Day public holiday tomorrow (March 11) in aid of the charity Speak Up Stay Chatty. An entry fee of $5 per bike applies, with trophies awarded for the best sport bike,

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Cricket

Derwent Valley and Highlands cricket results – Week 20 (finals)

WEEK 20 RESULTS – 2ND WEEK OF FINALS – MARCH 9-10 FOUR LOCAL TEAMS INTO THE GRAND FINALSWITH a week of preliminary finals in the Southern Cricket Association it was great to see all local teams emerge victorious from their encounters. This takes the total number of our Derwent Valley/Central

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Politics

$100m Lyell Highway upgrade on Liberals’ radar

A RE-ELECTED Liberal state government would seek federal support for a $100 million upgrade of the Lyell Highway between New Norfolk and Granton. The party’s “2030 Strong Plan for Roads in Southern Tasmania” released today includes a $20m allocation to the project. Expanding on this announcement for New Norfolk and

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Labor offers New Norfolk Memorial Hall upgrade

DECADES-OLD problems at the New Norfolk War Memorial Hall will be rectified if the Australian Labor Party (ALP) wins office at this months State Election, Lyons candidate Ben Dudman said today. Visiting the hall with Derwent Valley Council mayor Michelle Dracoulis, Mr Dudman said a Labor Government would provide a

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Events

Dragon boats on the Derwent this Sunday

THE Dragon Boat of Tasmania Association is conducting its state championships on the River Derwent this Sunday, March 10, with great viewing available from the New Norfolk Esplanade. The event will be contested by all of the state’s dragon boat clubs, coming from Hobart, Launceston, St Helens, Deloraine and Devonport.

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Cricket

Junior cricket results – March 1-5

NEW NORFOLKUnder-14 Boys (Sunday, March 3): New Norfolk 8/110 (14.4 overs) lost to SHSB 1/111 (14.2 overs). The young Redcaps were back at Tynwald Park taking on South Hobart/Sandy Bay. Batting first, the home team was scoring at a pretty good rate but through the big hitting they lost wickets quite

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Valuable bikes recovered after Maydena thefts

TWO professional mountain bikes have been recovered after being stolen following the recent Red Bull Hardline event at the Maydena Bike Park. Constable Raquel O’Neill of Maydena Police told last week’s Westerway and Upper Derwent Valley Bushwatch meeting that two bikes had been stolen in the aftermath of the huge

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