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Fisherman feared drowned at Great Lake

POLICE have scaled back their search for a man who has been missing from Boundary Bay, near Liawenee, since early this afternoon. The search will resume at first light tomorrow (Friday) morning but police fear that the man has drowned in the Great Lake. A Tasmania Police spokesperson said it

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Windy weather warning cancelled

Cancellation of Severe Weather Warning For people in Western, Upper Derwent Valley, South East, North East, East Coast, North West Coast, Central North, Central Plateau and Midlands Forecast Districts. Issued at 4:14pm Wednesday, 28 December 2022. Severe weather is no longer occurring in Tasmania. The immediate threat of severe weather

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Dangerous day on the Lyell Highway

A TOURIST has died and another person has been flown to hospital in two separate incidents on the Lyell Highway today. The incidents occurred on a day of high winds throughout much of the state which resulted in trees falling on a number of roads. Tasmania Police advise that a

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Heatwave warning remains for Strathgordon

Heatwave Warning For Tasmania Issued at 3.16pm on Wednesday 28 December 2022 Severe Heatwave Warning for: South East and Western Districts Cancelled Heatwave Warning for: Central Plateau, Midlands, Upper Derwent Valley and East Coast Districts Heatwave Situation for 3 days starting Thursday 29th December 2022 Safety Advice For information on

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Valley and Highlands sweltering through heatwave

HEATWAVE conditions will continue through the night and into Wednesday morning throughout much of Tasmania, before a cooler change that will be coupled with high winds. The Tyga-FM community radio weather station indicates that today (December 27) was New Norfolk’s hottest day this year, with the temperature topping out at

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Wednesday: warning for damaging winds

Severe Weather Warning for DAMAGING WINDS For people in Western, Upper Derwent Valley, South East, North East, East Coast, Central Plateau, Midlands and parts of North West Coast and Central North Forecast Districts. Issued at 5.05pm Tuesday, 27 December 2022: Damaging wind gusts over parts of the state from early

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Summer of fun on the cards at Mt Field National Park

PARKS and Wildlife Service discovery and wilderness rangers have completed their training and from this week will be out and about supporting the visitor experience right across Tasmania. Wilderness Rangers and Discovery Rangers play an important role in keeping the public safe, protecting our wild places, and educating our visitors

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New Norfolk man charged over Christmas morning fires

POLICE at Glenorchy are investigating two incidents during the early hours of Christmas Day in which Molotov cocktails were allegedly thrown at parked vehicles in Berriedale. Shortly before 2am today (December 25), police were called to Maroni Rd where they identified three vehicles which appeared to have been damaged. Around

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Statewide heatwave warning

Heatwave Warning For Tasmania Issued at 2.56pm on Sunday 25 December 2022, by the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart Valid for Sunday, December 25, to Wednesday, December 28 Severe Heatwave Warning for: North East, East Coast, Central North, Midlands, South East, Upper Derwent Valley, Central Plateau, Western and North West Coast Districts

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Severe thunderstorm warning for parts of Upper Derwent Valley

UPDATE: This weather warning was cancelled at 6.38pm Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Severe Thunderstorm Warning for HEAVY RAINFALL For people in Midlands and parts of Upper Derwent Valley, East Coast and Central Plateau Forecast Districts. Issued at 5pm Friday, 23 December 2022. Heavy rainfall with showers and storms about

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Free Christmas lunch and festivities

FOR the third year in a row, Arthur Square in central New Norfolk will be the venue for a free Christmas Day lunch. Anyone without plans for Christmas Day lunch is welcome to join in the picnic-style community feast. A local tradition for about three decades, this free Christmas Day

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Christmas elves do their rounds

NEARLY 200 gift bags have been delivered to residents of two nursing homes as well as patients at the New Norfolk District Hospital thanks to the organising done by Carol and Lex Wilson and Helen Burns, and the donations of community members. The trio started the tradition last year, in

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