First in 2021: Get the latest New Norfolk and valley news

ANOTHER 28 pages of purely local news is on offer in the seventh print edition of New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News which hits the streets tomorrow. Packed with about 50 items, the local interest starts on the front page with a family sharing the story of the safe arrival of their baby son who was born at home during the coronavirus lockdown.

There’s news of a special visitor to the Derwent Valley Medical Centre ahead of the arrival of four new doctors; a new shop for local arts and crafts; the opening of the Bushy Park Pool for the summer; and a photo featuring some of the team behind the New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News.

On the council front, Central Highlands mayor Loueen Triffitt sends her greetings for the new year, and there are reports on the Derwent Valley Council’s approval of a new logo and new streetscape plan including the location of the Peter Hudson statue.

There are some great photos from local Christmas celebrations and a page of scenic photos submitted by readers. On the history front, there are some amazing images of the Christmas bushfires of 1945 that tore though parts of the Derwent Valley.

The achievements of local students are celebrated in print, with more than two pages of end-of-year awards from most of the Derwent Valley’s schools. The paper also contains information about school holiday activities for the rest of January.

In sport, there is a new sponsor for the New Norfolk Cup, plenty of golf news and a rowing update, as well as details of the Lake Pedder fishing contest and the next dates for local speedway and powerboat racing.

men having a drink of water after a bushfire
These local men narrowly escaped with their lives after a bushfire destroyed Chesterman’s mill at Uxbridge on Boxing Day, 1945. See more photos in the New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News print edition 


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

New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News is first in 2021 and first every month with the truly local news. The ongoing support of readers and advertisers is greatly appreciated. Feedback on the paper is invited by emailing

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