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Events

Back to the market place

TWO well-known Derwent Valley markets are back in business after several months in recess due to the coronavirus pandemic. The outdoor New Norfolk Market in High St resumes tomorrow (Saturday) from 8am-2pm, and the indoor Bushy Park Market reopens on Monday from 11am-2pm. The operators of both markets have asked

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Business

Economic slowdown forces downtime at Boyer

PRODUCTION will cease at the Boyer mill for three weeks over the next three months to help the company ride out the economic downturn caused by COVID-19. The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a significant decline in demand for newsprint and magazine-grade paper and the situation is not expected to

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Business

Ten years in business for popular pharmacist

THE start of the new financial year today represented the 10th anniversary in business for New Norfolk pharmacist Bel Bird. In a video posted on Facebook earlier today, Ms Bird said it had been a fantastic 10 years and she looked forward to several more decades in business at New

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News

$400,000 to connect employers with local job-seekers

SEVERAL media organisations have today reported that the Derwent Valley Council, Central Highlands Council and two other municipalities have been awarded funding to address employment issues and workforce gaps in the region. The Mercury and ABC Radio report that $395,000 from the Tasmanian Community Fund will be used to connect

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Police

Charges follow bottleshop incident

A MAN will face court in November following an alleged incident of multiple car damage at New Norfolk on Saturday night. “Police have charged a 28-year-old male with one count of dangerous driving following investigations,” Acting Sergeant Skye Carey said. Acting Sergeant Carey said investigations were continuing in relation to

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News

New look for the News

THE New Norfolk News has been given a complete overhaul just in time for its 12th birthday later this week. Local developer Andrew Lockman had charge of the project to update the site, which posted its first news report on July 2, 2008. After 2.3 million page views and 5694

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Alert

Sunday/Monday road weather warning

Road Weather Alert for Tasmania, for the Upper Derwent Valley, Central North, Central Plateau and Midlands forecast districts. Issued at 8:42pm on Sunday 28 June 2020. Icy roads will make driving conditions dangerous during Sunday evening and Monday in parts of the Central North, Central Plateau, Midlands and Upper Derwent

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Alert

Weekend road weather alert

Road Weather Alert for Tasmaniafor the Upper Derwent Valley, North West Coast, Central North, North East, Central Plateau, Midlands, East Coast and South East forecast districts Issued at 3:45pm on Saturday 27 June 2020. Icy roads will make driving conditions dangerous during Saturday and Sunday in parts of the North

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People

Lions Club news: Meet Troy Bester

SOME of Troy Bester’s earliest memories are of being with his grandfather, Sam Wilton, at Lions Club activities. “I remember, when I was about eight or nine, helping with the chocolate wheel, collecting sheep dung to sell and we went to all the family nights,” Troy said. “Back then we

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Business

Charge your car at Mood Food

RAPID recharging of electric vehicles is now available at Mood Food in New Norfolk following the recent installation of a 50 kilowatt fast charger. Supported by a grant from the State Government, the new facility becomes the second official electric vehicle charging station in the Derwent Valley (after the Mt

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Alert

Update to minor flood warning

Bureau of Meteorology, TasmaniaMinor Flood Warning for the River Derwent Issued at 3:58 pm on Tuesday 23 June 2020 Flood Warning Number: 3 Minor flooding may develop along River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam from overnight Tuesday into Wednesday and along the Rivers Ouse and Clyde during Wednesday based on forecast

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Weather

Localised flooding closes sportsfield

MINOR flooding may develop along the River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam overnight tonight and into Wednesday, and along the Rivers Ouse and Clyde during Wednesday based on forecast rainfall. The Bureau of Meteorology reports that river levels are easing in the lower Derwent tributaries, including the Tyenna, Styx and Plenty

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Alert

Final flood warning for River Derwent

Bureau of Meteorology, TasmaniaFinal Flood Warning for the River Derwent Issued at 12.18pm on Wednesday 24 June 2020 Flood Warning Number: 4 Flooding is no longer expected along the River Derwent. No significant rainfall is forecast for the River Derwent. Strong and dangerous flows will be a hazard over the

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News

Online Access Centres back in business

THE reopening of the Derwent Valley Online Access Centre in the New Norfolk Library yesterday morning means that all three centres in our region are now back in business following their temporary closures due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Derwent Valley Online Access Centre, in Charles St, New Norfolk, reopened

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Alert

River Derwent minor flood warning

Bureau of Meteorology, TasmaniaInitial Minor Flood Warning for the River Derwent Issued at 10.41pm on Monday 22 June 2020 Flood Warning Number 1 Minor flooding may develop in the Rivers Clyde, Ouse, and Derwent below Meadowbank Dam during Tuesday, based on observed and forecast rainfall. Strong river rises are also

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