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Derwent Valley teams selected for national robotics contest

TWO groups from New Norfolk have qualified to take part at the national level in the First Lego League competition after their trophy-winning efforts in this year’s Hobart regional event earlier today (Saturday). Representatives of the Derwent Valley Youth Future Action Team (D’FAT) and students from St Brigid’s Catholic School

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In the News: Celebrating Matt’s community contributions

THIS week’s 23rd print edition of New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News announces the selection of Matt Hill as the fourth recipient of the Derwent Valley Community Achiever Award. The November award is in recognition of Mr Hill’s years of voluntary service to the community. Most people probably know Matt

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Community support for Ouse housefire victim

THE Ouse community is rallying to support a local resident whose Water St house was destroyed in a $350,000 fire last Saturday night, October 30. Brigades from Ouse, Hamilton, Gretna and Ellendale attended the fire, which was deemed accidental. The Ouse Community Country Club is staging a benefit tonight (Thursday)

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Lockdown ending but masks to be worn until Friday

SOUTHERN Tasmania will emerge from its three-day coronavirus lockdown at 6pm today (Monday) but some restrictions will remain in place until 6pm this Friday, including the compulsory wearing of masks outside the home. Premier Peter Gutwein this morning said people will no longer have to stay home after the end

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Where to get a free COVID-19 vaccine this week

THERE will be pop-up clinics in the Derwent Valley to deliver COVID-19 vaccines this week, in addition to the usual locations at the local pharmacies and medical centre. Premier Peter Gutwein has reminded Tasmanians that during the present lockdown it is permitted to leave home to be vaccinated or tested

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LOCKDOWN: What you can and can’t do for the next three days

The below information applies to residents in southern Tasmania. See the list of municipalities currently in lockdown. If you are not in a lockdown area please continue to check in when out and about and avoid travelling into the lockdown area unless it is essential. See more about Travelling within Tasmania. CLICK

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Commonwealth cash for Corumbene’s community campus

DEPUTY prime minister Barnaby Joyce has announced a grant of more than $3.75 million to help Corumbene Care develop its Derwent Valley Health and Wellbeing Hub at New Norfolk. Mr Joyce said Corumbene would receive $3,785,511 from the fifth round of the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund. With a

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In the News: Celebrating Pauline’s gift of giving

THIS week’s 21st print edition of New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News announces the selection of the Pauline Ackerly as the third recipient of the Derwent Valley Community Achiever Award. The October award is in recognition Mrs Ackerly’s 50 years of voluntary service with the St Vincent de Paul Society

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Corumbene celebrates 55 years of volunteer spirit

THE role of volunteers remained central to the successful operation of Corumbene Care at New Norfolk, chief executive Damien Jacobs said recently. Mr Jacobs was speaking at the unveiling of a silhouette artwork at the facility in Lower Rd, acknowledging 55 years of the Corumbene Auxiliary and other volunteers who

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New Norfolk Lions Club news

MASKING-UP AT BASKERVILLE: THE Lions Club of New Norfolk was back at Baskerville from September 17-19, operating the entry gates, selling tickets, distributing programs and facilitating COVID-19 check-ins for the thousands of racing enthusiasts who attended the Hobart Sporting Car Club’s biggest annual event. The popular Baskerville Historics was once

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Friends step out against brain cancer

MORE than 60 people took part in a 5km walkathon on the New Norfolk waterfront earlier today (Sunday) to raise funds and awareness of brain cancer in the national Walk4BrainCancer event. The group (pictured on the New Norfolk Esplanade) were members and friends of Freedom Health and Wellness centre at

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Tasmania’s bands remember Layton Hodgetts OAM

A MINUTE’S silence was observed in memory of the late Layton Hodgetts during the second day of the 2021 Tasmanian Band Championships in Devonport earlier this afternoon. Chief drum major Michael Mathers said the indoor ceremony had replaced a planned parade of bands in tribute to key members of the

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