Shovels at the ready for Great Lake shed
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Shovels at the ready for Great Lake shed

THE ground has officially broken for a new community shed and solar-powered greenhouse at Great Lake in the Central Highlands. A “sod-turning” ceremony for project, which is co-funded by the Federal Government and the Tasmanian Community Fund, was held yesterday (Monday). In attendance were the Federal Member for Lyons Brian Mitchell MP, Central Highlands Council…

School holiday fun in the Derwent Valley
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School holiday fun in the Derwent Valley

A WIDE range of school holiday activities is available this summer, including free activities at the New Norfolk Library and Mt Field National Park, and a full program hosted by Kids in the Valley. KIDS IN THE VALLEY PROGRAM: The following school holiday activities are free and available for children aged from 6-12. Bookings are…

Summer of fun on the cards at Mt Field National Park
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Summer of fun on the cards at Mt Field National Park

PARKS and Wildlife Service discovery and wilderness rangers have completed their training and from this week will be out and about supporting the visitor experience right across Tasmania. Wilderness Rangers and Discovery Rangers play an important role in keeping the public safe, protecting our wild places, and educating our visitors on the natural and cultural…

Humanitarian honour for Greg Hudson
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Humanitarian honour for Greg Hudson

THE highest award available to Lions Club members has recently been presented to long-serving Lion Greg Hudson in recognition of humanitarian service performed over more than four decades. Mr Hudson, of New Norfolk, was inducted as a Melvin Jones Fellow during the Lions Club of New Norfolk’s Christmas party last week. The award was announced…

Variety is the key as Banjo’s celebrates birthday
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Variety is the key as Banjo’s celebrates birthday

THE New Norfolk Banjo’s Bakery Cafe has long been a big supporter of Variety – The Children’s Charity so it was a natural fit to combine the store’s birthday and recent refresh with a charity fundraiser. It was all happening in the High St store early yesterday morning, with a Triple M radio broadcast, special…

Bounce into Banjo’s tomorrow morning to support Variety
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Bounce into Banjo’s tomorrow morning to support Variety

A BIG morning is coming up at Banjo’s Bakery Cafe in New Norfolk tomorrow (December 15). To celebrate the store’s 10th anniversary in its current location and the completion of a full refurbishment, owner Robbie Iles invites everyone to a “re-opening fundraiser”. See the video. Although the bakery has traded through its upgrade works, Mr…

Helping the Salvos to provide support at Christmas
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Helping the Salvos to provide support at Christmas

LIONS Club of New Norfolk president Kerry Kievit yesterday presented children’s gifts from club members to Captain Tim Size at the Derwent Valley Salvation Army Corps. “We discovered that this year more than ever the Salvos need our help to support those who are doing it tough in our community at Christmas,” Kerry said. “They…

VIDEO/PHOTO GALLERY: 2022 New Norfolk Christmas Parade
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VIDEO/PHOTO GALLERY: 2022 New Norfolk Christmas Parade

A BIG crowd attended yesterday’s Christmas Parade in High St, New Norfolk, which was the first held since 2019. Leading the parade was the Derwent Valley unit of the State Emergency Service, ahead of the marching band of the Derwent Valley Concert Band. The proceedings were broadcast live on community radio station 98.9 Tyga FM….

Christmas parade draws its biggest crowd yet
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Christmas parade draws its biggest crowd yet

THE crowd that turned out to see today’s New Norfolk Christmas Parade was widely regarded as the biggest in the more than 20-year history of the event. Organisers and participants were thrilled with the community response that saw an audience estimated at more than 2000 in High St. With nearly 30 floats entered in today’s…

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