CWA ladies making news, and lunch

THE lucky 13th print edition of New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News is on the streets tomorrow (Friday), offering readers another 32 pages of purely local news. Among the 40-odd items in the paper are a couple of photos and a report on the Magra CWA’s successful soup and sandwich luncheon.

It’s been two years since the last CWA lunch was held, with last year’s cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. About $1000 was raised at this year’s lunch, which was attended by about 80 people in the function room at the New Norfolk RSL. Read more about it in the paper.

While still on the food and cooking theme, the June issue of the paper also has two pages of photos by Lynette Graham showcasing the Mother’s Day breakfast held at the Lions Club of New Norfolk. There’s also a page of photos from cracker night at New Norfolk.

There are also three great historical features, starting with the first instalment of a look into the history of the famous and much-loved river ferry Cartela. There’s a page of photos taken at New Norfolk High School in 1955, and Steve Balmforth writes about some of the milestones in the history of the Boyer paper mill.

A classroom scene at New Norfolk High School in 1955. Mercury Historical Archive photo.

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

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