Fire

TFS advice: avoid the lakes bushfire area if you can

AS of 5pm today, there remains four bushfires in the Bradys Lake and Dee Lagoon area (two fires have merged), covering about 5640 hectares at Mentmore Tier (Dee), Lyell Hwy and Portal Rd (Bradys Lake), Lanes Tier (Ouse) and Snake Tier (Tarraleah).  The Tasmania Fire Service reports that favourable conditions

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Events

Head to the show for bushfire recovery information

THE volunteers of the Hamilton Agricultural Show Society are busy making the final preparations for the running of the 71st Hamilton Show tomorrow, March 2. The official opening by Mark Shelton MHA will be at 10am but the program of events will already be well under way, with most activities

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Preparing for a high fire danger weekend

THE Tasmania Fire Service is preparing for extreme fire danger in some parts of the state this weekend, and with strong winds forecast, a Total Fire Ban has been declared for southern Tasmania on Sunday. Acting southern regional chief officer Phil Smith said a fire permit suspension in southern Tasmania

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Politics

Highlands mayor nominates for state election

THE Central Highlands Council’s mayor is a late addition to the list of candidates for this month’s state election. Cr Loueen Triffitt today told New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News that she had nominated as an independent candidate for the seat of Lyons. A councillor for nearly 20 years and

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Cricket

Junior cricket results – February 23-27

NEW NORFOLKUnder-14 Boys (Sunday, Feb 25): New Norfolk 7/100 (30 overs) lost to Lindisfarne 6/200. The Redcaps were at Lindisfarne on Sunday, taking on Lindisfarne. Bowling first, the Redcaps saw Lindisfarne bat out the full 30 overs and put on a score of 200. Reuben Topping picked up three wickets

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Alert

Weather warning: damaging winds overnight

Severe Weather Warning for DAMAGING WINDS For people in Upper Derwent Valley, Central Plateau and parts of Western, South East, North East, East Coast, Central North, Midlands and North West Coast Forecast Districts. Issued at 9:27pm Wednesday, 28 February 2024. Damaging winds about elevated peaks Weather Situation: A low to

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Police

Police charge four youths over crime spree

POLICE have charged four youths in relation to a number of crimes committed in the New Norfolk, Bridgewater and Hobart areas over the last month.  The youths – girls aged 12 and 13 and boys aged 14 and 16 – were arrested at Bridgewater yesterday. Police allege the majority of the

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Cricket

Derwent Valley and Highlands cricket results – Week 18

WEEK 18 RESULTS – FEBRUARY 24-25 LEADING into the last roster match of the year before the Southern Cricket Association finals, three players were at the top of the leaderboard for the New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News Player of the Year award. Mathew Burns from Gretna 1, Nathan Rice

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Alert

Bushfire warnings now all at Advice level

Bushfire Advice– Victoria Valley, Osterley, Strickland and Surrounds – Monitor conditions This is a Bushfire Advice message for Victoria Valley, Osterley, Strickland and Surrounds – Monitor conditions. There is no immediate threat. The fire is travelling towards Strickland. Tasmania Fire Service, Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service and Sustainable Timber Tasmania

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Disaster assistance for fire-affected communities

THE state government has activated the Tasmanian Relief and Recovery Arrangements to help individuals and families affected by the current bushfires in the Upper Derwent Valley/Central Highlands. “This decision follows discussions with Central Highlands Council mayor Loueen Triffitt,” Premier Jeremy Rockliff said this morning. “The bushfires have already burned through

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Alert

Highland Waters warning downgraded

Bushfire Advice– Highland Waters, Central Highlands and surrounding areas– Monitor conditions This is a Bushfire Advice message for Highland Waters, Central Highlands and surrounding areas – Monitor conditions. There is no immediate threat. The fire is within containment lines. Tasmania Fire Service, Sustainable Timber Tasmania and Parks and Wildlife Service

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Fire

Good progress on bushfire response but challenges loom

THE Tasmania Fire Service urges people to remain vigilant as bushfires continue to burn in the Upper Derwent Valley/Central Highlands. While several fires have been brought within containment lines this morning, Watch and Act warnings remain in place for Highland Waters and surrounding areas, as well as Dee, Bradys Lake,

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