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Fired-up over changes to antique gun ownership

LOCAL firearms dealer and political candidate Ray Williams has joined his fellow Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party colleagues in questioning a decision by Tasmania Police to cancel an exemption that allowed antique firearms to be owned without registration or licencing. At a press conference in the New Norfolk Police Station

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Two police traffic operations at New Norfolk

POLICE have conducted two recent traffic operations at New Norfolk, focusing on random alcohol and drug testing and vehicle roadworthiness. The first, on December 19, resulted in one car was clamped and infringement noticed issued for nine defective vehicles and one disqualified driver. The second, on December 26, saw 150

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Crash on Boyer Rd at Dromedary

7PM UPDATE: Police report that the crash site has now been cleared and traffic is flowing normally. EARLIER: Emergency services are at the scene of a single vehicle crash on Boyer Rd at Dromedary.  This was reported at about 4.15pm. Police ask that motorists slow down and drive with caution

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PCYC shown the door from New Norfolk Sports Centre

THE Derwent Valley Council will resume direct management of the New Norfolk Sports Centre from the PCYC, mayor Michelle Dracoulis announced in a Facebook post tonight. Apparently prompted by an earlier post from the Derwent Valley PCYC, Cr Dracoulis said last week’s council meeting had decided the Police and Community

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Police seeking teen in connection with burglary

POLICE are seeking a 16-year-old they believe may have been part of an aggravated burglary at New Norfolk earlier today (Wednesday). Two men and another 16-year-old have already been charged in connection with the alleged offence. “Around 2.40pm, police received information that a burglary was in progress at an address

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VIDEO: Community expresses concern about crime

ABOUT 30 people attended a community meeting on Sunday morning (October 14) in response to the current rate of crime in the Derwent Valley. The meeting was called by Labor parliamentarians Jen Butler MHA and Craig Farrell MLC and Tasmania Police was represented by Acting Inspector Tony Stewart of Bridgewater

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Police appeal for information about Magra crash

POLICE are seeking witnesses or anyone with video of the vehicle involved in a fatal crash at Magra early yesterday (Saturday) morning. Speaking to the media later in the day, Inspector Adam Mollineaux appealed for anyone with “dashcam” vision or other information to come forward. “At 3.15 this morning, police

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Man dies in Magra crash

POLICE are investigating a crash that resulted in the death of a motorist at Magra early this morning (October 14). A spokesperson said a grey Toyota Hilux had been travelling southward on Back River Rd when the 33-year-old male driver failed to negotiate a right-hand bend in the road. “As

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Teens charged after three-month crime spree

THREE youths had been charged with multiple offences following a crime spree across southern Tasmania between August and October, Tasmania Police announced today. The charges followed the recovery of a stolen car in the beachside Carlton area yesterday. “On October 12, police recovered a vehicle [in the Carlton area] which

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Alleged assault at Boyer Rd crash scene

A MAN is in custody following a disturbance at a crash scene near New Norfolk last night, police say. “A vehicle crashed into a power pole on Boyer Rd about 9.37pm,” a police spokesperson said. “A witness who stopped at the scene was allegedly assaulted.”  Police say the victim was

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Brief closure for Boyer Rd today

POLICE have announced that Boyer Rd, near Norske Skog will be closed for about an hour from noon today (Wednesday) to allow officers to investigate a single vehicle traffic crash that occurred last night. Shortly after 9.30pm on Tuesday, a vehicle crashed into a power pole on Boyer Rd. “Motorists are

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Road warning: light snow at Mt Field

POLICE have issued a caution to motorists using the Lake Dobson Rd at Mt Field National Park today (Friday) due to light snow at the top section. Police say that section of road is suitable only for four-wheel-drives today. Check for updates. See more Derwent Valley and Central Highlands news

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