Heather’s story in the News tomorrow

MEDICAL challenges have provided a rough few months for Heather Quarry, but she’s still standing, still laughing, and she shares her story in the March print edition of New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News tomorrow (Friday).

Now living at Plenty after a full and active life that took her from the Derwent Valley to north Queensland, Heather and husband Paul have been put through the wringer. Not long after moving back to the valley, she began experiencing debilitating headaches that eventually became life-threatening.

Heather attributes her survival to her quick-thinking husband, her intuitive dog, and the expert medical care received in two of Hobart’s public hospitals. She has not yet reached the end of the long road to recovery, with two further surgeries coming up this month.

The 28-page paper also includes another 50-plus news items. There are two pages of letters and some great photos from the first week of filming of the fifth season of Rosehaven. There’s a report on the success of last weekend’s Derwent Valley Relay For Life, and news from the Central Highlands and Derwent Valley councils. As always, there’s a puzzle page, an activity page for the kids, and a complete program listing for community radio station Tyga-FM.

There’s also sport, history, gardening, a CWA recipe, details of Easter church services and two contributions about the meaning of Easter, which is just a month away. We’ve got details of locally-made hot cross buns and a voucher for you to have a free hot cross bun with any other purchase at Banjo’s Bakery Cafe in New Norfolk.

Banjo’s Bakery Cafe team member Karlah Chivers.

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 newnorfolknews.com.

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


    1. This paper is just what the valley needed. The REAL truths, REAL Life, REAL people’s challenges and triumphs. What an awesome read this week is going to be. Well done.

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