In the News: First Community Achiever Award presented

TODAY’S 17th print edition of New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News announces the selection of New Norfolk man Tim Size as the first recipient of the new Derwent Valley Community Achiever Award which has been introduced by the newspaper in partnership with Banjo’s New Norfolk.

While he is well known as a captain with the Salvation Army, Mr Size is also a community volunteer with the Derwent Valley Rotary Club and the Australian Army Cadets. He nominator specifically mentioned the work Mr Size has been doing to help homeless people at New Norfolk. His award was presented by Kaitlyn Booth on behalf of the sponsors.

The Derwent Valley Community Achiever Awards will be presented monthly and nominations can be sent to this newspaper or delivered to Banjo’s Bakery Cafe in High St, New Norfolk. There are no big prizes on offer, just an opportunity to celebrate the Derwent Valley and Central Highlands people who make our community great.

The monthly winners will be featured in the newspaper and will receive a Banjo’s voucher and a 12-month subscription to New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News. Nominate a local hero today by emailing, or drop a letter into the box near the coffee machine at Banjo’s Bakery Cafe, 30 High St, New Norfolk.

Today’s issue of New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News is the 17th in total, and the fourth since the paper switched from monthly publication to fortnightly. The 28-page issue includes more than 40 items of purely local news, including a full report of the July Derwent Valley Council meeting. There is a page of your letters to the editor and another selection of New Norfolk High School photos from 1955. There are two puzzle pages, a two-page TV guide and a brand new quiz written exclusively for the paper.

Boys on bicycles
Boys on bicycles leaving New Norfolk High School one afternoon in 1955. See more of these Mercury Historical Archive photos in the New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News.


The Ouse Post Office has become the latest outlet to stock the newspaper. Other Derwent Valley outlets include the New Norfolk Newsagency, New Norfolk Foodmarket, Eagle Snack Bar, New Norfolk IGA, Mood Food New Norfolk, Bushy Park Roadhouse, Westerway Roadhouse, Fika Time Cafe Maydena, 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

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

One Comment

  1. Congratulations on the introduction of the new Community awards.
    A great initiative to recognise previously unsung heroes.

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