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Fifth issue of New Norfolk News hits the shops tomorrow

ANOTHER 28-page issue of New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News will be published tomorrow, November 13, packed with purely local news.

The November issue is the fifth print edition since publication started in July and it contains another 50+ news items, two pages of letters, a double-page picture spread from the Eagles’ Red, White and Black Ball, and two pages of puzzles.

The death of Derwent Valley Concert Band founder Layton Hodgetts dominates the news coverage, as well as an in-depth look at the proposed revitalisation of New Norfolk’s town centre and surrounds, which includes a recommendation to plant trees in an unspecified number of parking spaces, as well as new public toilets at Arthur Square and Laskeys Car Park. The report also recommends further reorganisation of that car park.

There are photos from the Remembrance Day service at New Norfolk yesterday, a great Christmas cake recipe from the Magra CWA, and several pages of local history including great photos from the 1935 Bushy Park Show and the story of how Australian Newsprint Mills built a community as well as making paper.


Plan for Arthur Square, New Norfolk
Concept design for Arthur Square, New Norfolk, prepared for the Derwent Valley Council by consultants Inspiring Place.


Derwent Valley shops stocking the paper include the New Norfolk Newsagency, Riteway New Norfolk, Eagle Snack Bar, New Norfolk IGA, Mood Food New Norfolk, Bushy Park Roadhouse, Westerway Roadhouse, Ellendale Post Office, Hamilton Post Office and the Bothwell Supermarket.

Other sellers include the Lagoon Store, Granton; Claremont Newsagency; Bridgewater Newsagency; Covehill Newsagency; Kingston Nextra; Longford Newsagency; Gagebrook IGA Express; Glenorchy Central News; Moonah News, New Town Plaza and Elizabeth Mall News.

Readers in any part of Tasmania can ask their preferred newsagency to order them a copy via the Mercury as the distribution agent. New Norfolk residents can ask the friendly team at the New Norfolk Newsagency to organise for a paper seller to visit within the town boundaries. More distant readers might prefer to download a copy from newnorfolknews.com.

The support of readers and advertisers is greatly appreciated. Feedback on the paper is invited by emailing damian@newnorfolknews.com


  1. Very much like in last paper the page about the books proved to be right on the money.
    At a time when P0TUS is under fire. There will books flooding the market place.

    In issue number five, page 20, we get introduced to the ‘B’ team. The mention of Georgia – a State that I personally love for lots of reasons. But even more interesting the connection to Jamaica in the 70’s & the familiarity to the tradition of Kamala’s family history.

  2. Please start articles about the disgraceful state of local streets council needs a nudge publicly to seriously do some thing regarding this. I live in Andrews St. We don’t have a footpath nor a sealed entry to our property and the road now has a hole in it.

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