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Bumper issue of New Norfolk News for Christmas

THE sixth print edition of New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News will be a bumper 32-page issue packed with local news and all you need to know about Christmas in the Derwent Valley. There is even a voucher for a free Christmas tart from the New Norfolk Banjo’s Bakery Cafe.

Available from tomorrow, this edition will be the biggest since publication started in July and this growth has been made possible by the readers and advertisers. The paper contains another 50+ items of purely local news, two pages of letters, and a guide to local Christmas events and activities.

Continuing the Christmas theme, there is a handy recipe for a Christmas pudding from the Magra CWA, and details of how to see Santa Claus around the Valley. There are some wonderful photos from Westerway Primary School and another great page on the newest books to read.

Sport is well covered, with news from the New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News soccer, golf and rowing writers – and did you know we have Tasmania’s biggest range of freshwater fishing lures right here in New Norfolk?

There’s also another interesting range of historical items, including how golf had its start in New Norfolk, a spread of pictures from the 1934 New Norfolk Regatta, and a great contribution from Steve Balmforth on the story of the boats that once transported paper from Boyer to Hobart.

Barges or lighters on River Derwent in Tasmania
Who remembers the barges that used to carry Boyer paper to Hobart?

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, Elizabeth Mall News and Salamanca News. You can even pick up a copy at the Longford Newsagency.

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 Norfolk Newsagency to organise for a paper seller to visit within the town boundaries. More distant readers might prefer to download a copy from

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

One Comment

  1. Just got back from the High Street in New Norfolk.
    “That was a good picture in the New Norfolk News!”
    …Which picture? that front page is overflowing with smiles
    & common*UNITY.

    That is true BUT let us go to the Christmas photo spread.
    Focus in on 2016 when one of my colleagues thought it
    would be a very good idea for councillors to participate
    in the fun of the parade.

    Let us think about putting concillors it a box…0h ‘ya I’m in.

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