In the News: Award for Neighbourhood Watch

THE New Norfolk Neighbourhood Watch is named as the latest recipient of the Derwent Valley Community Achiever Award in the next print edition of New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News, out tomorrow (August 18).

They are a dedicated group of volunteers on a mission to make our community a safer place to be. Over the past five years, they have worked hard to improve awareness and empowerment around the issues of crime knowledge, prevention, detection and reporting, and the promotion of community wellbeing and increased feelings of safety.

They provide a monthly column in the News and also operate the website. They are a group that contributes so much to making the region great. Read more about them and their award in the paper.

The Derwent Valley Community Achiever Award is an initiative of Banjo’s Bakery Cafe and New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News to recognise the quiet achievers who make our community great. The monthly winners are featured in the newspaper and online, and they receive a certificate, a Banjo’s voucher and a 12-month subscription to New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News.

Nominate a local hero today by emailing, send a note to New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News, 4 Richmond St, New Norfolk, or call 0417 387 577. There’s no paperwork to complete. All it takes is someone to let us know the basic details and we’ll take it from there. Previous recipients of the award have been Tim Size, the Tidy Towns Committee, Pauline Ackerly, Matt Hill, Myfanwy Lawless, Michael Hanson, Carol Volant, Neville Fenton, joint recipients Jannie Fahey and Allacia Ford, Stefan Frazik, Celia Hooker, John Crowle, the Derwent Valley Youth Future Action Team (D’FAT), Jett Benson, Margaret McMaster, George Springer, Annie McKenzie, Josh Walsh, Janet and Richard Onn, Steve Foley, Doris McNeill and Colin Cunningham.

The latest issue of New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News is the 67th print edition since the launch in July 2020, and it contains about 40 news items for the cover price of $2. Up front there’s a great photo of Diane and Ken Shepherd who have retired after a combined service of more than 50 years at Glenora District School. Inside, we have lots of great news all about the Valley and Highlands. As always there are two puzzle pages, a two-page TV guide, your Letters to the Editor and much more.

Derwent Valley outlets for the paper include the New Norfolk Newsagency, New Norfolk Foodmarket, Eagle Snack Bar, New Norfolk IGA, Mood Food New Norfolk, Blair St Shop, Bronte Park Store, Bushy Park Roadhouse, Westerway Roadhouse, Fika Time Cafe Maydena, Ellendale Post Office, Hamilton Post Office, Ouse Post Office, Ouse IGA, and the Bothwell Supermarket. Other sellers include the Lagoon Store, Granton; Claremont Newsagency; Kingston Nextra; Glenorchy Central News; Moonah News; New Town Plaza; Lenah Valley Newsagency; and Salamanca News. You can also look out for our paper sellers at the New Norfolk Market.

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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