Special edition of the News out tomorrow

IT’S only been two weeks since the last issue, but a special edition of New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News will be published tomorrow (Friday) to bring you all the latest local news and update you on the May 1 election. We have statements and photos of nearly all 19 candidates seeking election in Lyons, and a map and background story on the electorate itself.

But it’s not all about the election, with another 30-odd articles having nothing to do with it at all. It’s all packed into another 28-page paper, just a fortnight after our 32-page early April edition. If you missed that one, a digital copy can be downloaded for $2. Tomorrow’s paper will have another page of photos of our historic local pubs, focusing on some of those which are no longer standing, including New Norfolk’s landmark Freemason’s Hotel, pictured above.

We have all the news about Anzac Day coming up this Sunday, including details of each local service being held in the Derwent Valley and Central Highlands. There will be no public participation in the 5.45am and 10.45am marches in New Norfolk, which will be exclusively for veterans this year in accordance with public health regulations for large gatherings. But the public is very much welcome at the Cenotaph in Circle St, New Norfolk, to welcome the veterans after their short march from the RSL Club and to take part in the 6am and 11am services. There will be a public march at Maydena at 6am where the numbers of participants are more manageable.

There’s another two pages of your letters, our popular puzzle pages, news about the upcoming Youth Week activities, and the heartwarming story of two local girls who asked their friends to donate pet food to charity rather than bring gifts to their birthday party (pictured below).

Derwent Valley shops stocking the paper include the New Norfolk Newsagency, New Norfolk Foodmarket, 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;  Kingston Nextra; 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. I love the New Norfolk News. I don’t live in New Norfolk but I grew up there. I visit my family every fortnight, there are friends and some family left. Love the fact that I can still keep up with the news, and still feel part of the town.

  2. I would personally like to thank the News for making the effort to get the information out to the community. Creating the opportunity for us to find out about the cross section of ideas and what is on offer.

    Getting the second issues out in one month puts this one right up front historically with the first.

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