In the News: Four more pages at no extra cost

THE ongoing issue of the sealing of the western end of Sharland Avenue is the front page story in tomorrow’s bumper 32-page 35th print edition of New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News. Some of the residents have been waiting 60 years for a sealed road surface, a footpath and proper drainage. Residents are asking the question that in the 21st century, should a 75-year-old man living a kilometre from the post office really have to shovel road gravel from his back door every time it rains?

In happier news, we reveal that Jannie Ford and Allacia Fahey from Hamilton are the latest recipients of the Derwent Valley Community Achiever Award. The pair have become key contributors to community life in the Upper Derwent Valley since moving from the state’s West Coast eight years ago. The award is presented by Banjo’s Bakery Cafe New Norfolk and New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News.

The pair helped to establish the Ouse Swap Shop last year and are now running a monthly pop-up thrift shop at Hamilton. They were key figures in the organising of the Hamilton Christmas Carols last year and volunteered in the Home Industries pavilion at this year’s Hamilton Show, which included repainting the interior of the hall. They are keen tennis players and are hoping to start bingo and table tennis at Hamilton.

The Derwent Valley Community Achiever Award has been introduced by Banjo’s Bakery Cafe and New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News in order to recognise the quiet achievers who make our community great. The awards are presented monthly and nominations can be sent to this newspaper or delivered to Banjo’s Bakery Cafe in High St, New Norfolk.

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. Previous recipients were Tim Size, Tidy Towns Committee, Pauline Ackerly, Matt Hill, Myfanwy Lawless, Michael Hanson, Carol Volant and Neville Fenton.

This latest issue of the paper contains 32 pages of purely local news, all about the Valley and Highlands. There are nearly 50 items in the paper, including Anzac Day picture spreads, two pages of readers’ letters, two puzzle pages, a two-page TV guide, four pages of sport, and another of Annie Warburton’s quizzes. There is also a three-page federal election guide.

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

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  1. Thankfully its below the fold.
    Had the most number of below the line last preference in the country.

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