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Central Highlands Council Australia Day Awards

COMMUNITY achievers in the Central Highlands municipality were celebrated at an Australia Day awards ceremony in the Hamilton Town Hall on Wednesday of this week. Mayor Loueen Triffitt announced the following awards: Read more in the next print edition of New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News. Pictured: Ron Sonners, left,

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Central Highlands Council election completed

THE quirks of the preferential voting system have seen a likely new member of the Central Highlands Council pipped at the post. “Unfortunately, at the end of the day, 106 [votes] is less than 75,” unsuccessful candidate Rob Wilkinson wrote in a Facebook post yesterday. Mr Wilkinson, of Doctors Point,

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Jim Allwright retains deputy role in Highlands

OUSE farmer Jim Allwright looks to have retained his role as deputy mayor of the Central Highlands Council after outpolling his opponent, retired Bothwell pilot Robert Cassidy. Of the 2010 votes cast, 1354 or 67.36% went to Cr Allwright and 656 votes or 32.64% went to Cr Cassidy. Central Highlands

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Three new faces likely for Central Highlands Council

CENTRAL Highlands Council looks set to have three new councillors as counting continues in the statewide local government elections. Two councillors have retired and a third looks likely to lose his seat, with half of the local votes counted. Councillors Jim Poore and Anita Campbell, of both of Bothwell, did

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Too late to post, but not too late to vote local

AS of this afternoon, just under 280,000 postal votes have been received meaning 68% of electors have returned their vote in the state’s local government elections. Locally, just over 70% of Central Highlands voters have taken part, as well as 64% of those in the Derwent Valley municipality. Electoral Commissioner

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More than half of Derwent Valley and Central Highlands votes now in

MORE than half of the enrolled voters in the Derwent Valley and Central Highlands municipalities have now cast their vote in this month’s local government elections. Figures released this afternoon by the Tasmanian Electoral Commission show that 1444 Central Highlands voters and 4721 Derwent Valley voters have returned their postal

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Road closures and warnings

LOCAL roads have begun to be affected by flooding, leading to several closures and warnings. Roads closed: Bashan Rd, at Swinging Bridge Highland Lakes Rd, from Poatina Rd to Deloraine Lake Augusta Rd Victoria Valley Rd at Kenmere Creek Bridge Waddamana Rd from the Swinging Bridge Water on the road:

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More than a third of council votes already cast

THURSDAY UPDATE: Statewide return rate as at 3.10pm: 43.21%. Central Highlands: 988 votes or 39.54%. Derwent Valley: 3398 votes or 40.66% returned. EARLIER: Last week saw Australia Post deliver more than 400,000 postal ballot packs across the state for this year’s local government election. As of this afternoon, almost 157,000

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Candidate statement: Julie Honner

SITTING councillor Julie Honner has announced her intention to seek another term on the Central Highlands Council and has provided the following statement for publication. “Vote 1 Julie Honner: I am 62 years old and have lived in the Central Highlands Municipality for all but 6 months of this time.

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Travel assistance for Ouse medical centre patients

THE State Government has introduced financial assistance for patients of the closed GP clinic at Ouse to help with travel costs to attend a GP out of the local area. This was an issue raised by members of the public at a recent community meeting at Ellendale. “To be eligible

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Community waiting for answers and a new doctor

MORE than 1000 upper Derwent Valley residents have been without a doctor since Easter, a community meeting heard earlier today. Meeting organiser Anne Donaghy said the sudden closure of the GP clinic at Ouse three months ago had deprived the wider area of access to health services. About 100 people

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Contractual dispute closes Ouse GP clinic

PREMIER and health minister Jeremy Rockliff today said the State Government was taking all available steps to ensure the continued delivery of medical services in the Upper Derwent Valley and Central Highlands following the sudden closure of the Ouse GP clinic last week. “I share the frustration expressed by members

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