In the News: Paying tribute to Colin Triffitt

ON the front page of the next issue of New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News we pay tribute to Colin Triffitt who has retired after many years as New Norfolk’s fire chief and we congratulate Mark Lusted on being elected to follow in Colin’s footsteps.

Colin has retired from the top job but remains a member of the New Norfolk Fire Brigade, where he will celebrate 50 years of membership next year. Mark has progressed through the ranks since joining as a junior in 1997 and both firefighters have been recognised with the awarding of the National Medal among other honours.

Out tomorrow, March 25, this latest issue of the paper contains 28 pages of purely local news, all about the Valley and Highlands. Derwent Valley outlets for 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, Fika Time Cafe Maydena, Ellendale Post Office, Hamilton Post Office, Ouse 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.

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 New 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. Thank you Damian for the years of time you spent with me … Congratulations to Mark, Gerard, Tiffany (the first female office for the brigade) and Andy. You have worked hard in your job. I will watch with pride.

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