It's been a busy time at Arundel Farm on the Macquarie Plains near Bushy Park in the Derwent Valley.
A new hourly wage deal struck by the Fair Work Commission will make it more difficult for people to work part-time fruit picking, says Tasmanian fruit industry peak bodies.
IN a classic case of “who dunnit” the Derwent Valley Council general manager will take leave, effective today, while an independent review unravels the decision behind using chemically laced bait to cull 14 geese and two ducks at Tynwald Park. DV Council general manager Greg Winton said he notified council staff late yesterday of his … Continue reading
FORMER Liberal Lyons candidate Jessica Whelan, who polled strongly in the New Norfolk area at the last Federal election, has revealed she remains a member of the Liberal Party and won’t rule out seeking Liberal preselection again in the future. Ms Whelan was sensationally disendorsed by the Liberal Party in the middle of the Federal … Continue reading
THE many community groups, who banded together working long hours during the height of the bushfire threat are now moving into recovery. However, there is still a bushfire at Gell River in the southwest, but there is no immediate threat. According the Tasmanian Fire Service people in Maydena, Tyenna, Mount Field and National Park should … Continue reading
A BUS service, taking tourists and commuters through the Derwent Valley, along the route from Hobart to the West Coast will be cut from March 10 forcing travellers to do a circumnavigation of Tasmania. Incredibly there will be no direct connection between the West Coast and Hobart. The current three day a week service connecting … Continue reading