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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Jefferys Track feasibility study

RECENTLY I attended a presentation by Deloitte Access Economics in New Norfolk to discuss the Jefferys Track feasibility study. There has been talk over 100-plus years about a possible link road between Crabtreeand Lachlan via Jefferys Track, and the two councils have commissioned a study to determine once and for

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Police

Woman charged over council fraud allegations

FOLLOWING a long investigation by Tasmania Police and the Central Highlands Council, a woman has been arrested and charged with multiple counts of fraud. In a statement, Oatlands Police said the allegations related to events in period from 2013 until this year, involving property allegedly obtained from various suppliers of

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People

D’FAT welcomes new members and looks ahead

THE Derwent Valley Youth Future Action Team (D’FAT) is looking forward to big things in the coming year following a successful annual general meeting yesterday. The Derwent Valley Council’s youth advisory group welcomed a number of new members, with one of them being elected to the position of vice chairperson.

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Sport

Eagles into SFL qualifying final

AS the football season moves into finals, the New Norfolk District Football Club takes the opportunity to congratulate the Southern Football League (SFL) and its member clubs for their persistence and effort in working through all the issues COVID-19 presented and pushing for a successful return to grassroots football. “The league and all clubs

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News

Community rallies behind lonely Fentonbury war memorial

COMMUNITY spirit is rallying behind a lonely and largely inaccessible World War I memorial at Fentonbury in the upper Derwent Valley. Built soon after World War I by the Fallen Soldiers’ Memorial Fund, the monument bears the names of three local men who lost their lives in that first global conflict.

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Business

Local baker backs mental health chats

UNTIL the end of this month, 50 cents from the sale of every large coffee at the New Norfolk Banjo’s Bakery Cafe will be donated to mental health charity Speak Up! Stay Chatty. While the donation pledge is being made by all of Banjo’s Tasmanian stores, there is a special

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Noel and Julie Browning's wedding
People

Obituary: Noel Browning built for the future

FUTURE generations will have master builder Noel Browning to thank for the preservation of many of the Derwent Valley’s most significant homes and buildings. During his funeral service at historic St Matthew’s Anglican Church in New Norfolk last March, Noel’s daughter Natalie said it was fitting that this had been

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Sport

New Norfolk golf results: August 26-September 19

TICKETS in the New Norfolk Golf Club’s Christmas Casket Raffle are available now at the clubhouse in Howell Drive. There will be weekly draws for a $50 prize and the major prizes of $500, $1500 and $2500 will be drawn on December 15. Tickets cost $50 and are limited to

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Sport

Gretna Cricket Club celebrates the season that was

GRETNA Cricket Club members and friends gathered at the Gretna War Memorial Recreation Ground last weekend to celebrate the successes of the last season and begin preparations for the summer ahead. The event had been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The gathering at the club’s home ground last Saturday

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Sport

New Norfolk wins Eagles derby

THE New Norfolk District Football Club has ended the pandemic-shortened Southern Football League season with a seven-point win over Sorell. The New Norfolk Eagles and the Sorell Eagles scored 12 goals apiece in the encounter at Prembroke Park, with the win coming down to New Norfolk registering 18 behinds to

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Australia Day committee faces the axe

THE New Norfolk Australia Day Committee faces dissolution at this week’s Derwent Valley Council meeting, with a council officer stating that the annual Australia Day celebration has “outgrown the scope” of the committee. The committee is an independent group which has organised the local Australia Day events for several decades,

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Sport

Eagles bounce back against Claremont

THE Eagles jumped from fourth to second place on percentage on the SFL ladder after a 117-point demolition of a struggling Claremont on the big Boyer Oval on Saturday. After an even first quarter, the Eagles gained the ascendency in the remaining three quarters to slam on 18 goals to

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Police

Man arrested over caravan park incident

A BYSTANDER suffered a minor injury while helping to subdue a man involved in an altercation at the New Norfolk Caravan Park earlier today (Monday). In a statement last this morning, police said a 58-year-old man was in custody and assisting police with their inquiries. Police were called to the

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Sport

Paul Cairns’ hat-trick against Clarence

YET again, the New Norfolk Panthers have proved themselves to be the team to beat in their 5-4 win against the Clarence Zebras at Wentworth Park on Friday night.Most certainly the closest match of the season so far, Clarence was hungry for a win against the undefeated New Norfolk side,

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Alert

Monday: Severe Weather Warning

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Severe Weather Warning for DAMAGING WINDS For people in Upper Derwent Valley, South East and parts of Western, East Coast, Central Plateau and Midlands Forecast Districts. Issued at 1:21 pm Sunday, 13 September 2020. DAMAGING WESTERLY WINDS DURING MONDAY Weather Situation:A strong westerly airstream persists

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