Expanded restrictions on public gatherings

MUSEUMS, galleries and beauty salons will be the next businesses to temporarily close their doors as Australia’s state and federal governments tighten the rules around social interaction in the effort to slow the spread of coronavirus COVID-19. Hairdressers and barbershops will remain open but will have to follow enhanced physical

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Pubs, clubs, gyms, cinemas, churches to close

PUBS, clubs, gyms, entertainment venues, cinemas, casinos and churches throughout Australia will close at noon tomorrow (Monday) and remain closed for at least six months as the state and federal governments ramp up national efforts to limit the spread of coronavirus COVID-19. Prime Minister Scott Morrison tonight announced the following

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SES shows how to do it

THE Derwent Valley unit of the State Emergency Service has shown how it is done tonight, implementing the policy of “social distancing” at a briefing at their New Norfolk headquarters. An image has been shared on Facebook. COVID-19 is a contagious viral infection that has been declared a global pandemic

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Lions Club News: Supporting health initiatives

LIONS Clubs all across the country, including New Norfolk, donate to the Australian Lions Drug Awareness Foundation. This foundation delivers health and wellbeing information to schools and communities through a range of projects and resources. Two of these are Tune In Not Out and Freedom to Feel Fantastic.Tune In Not

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Market postponed, festival cancelled, meeting moved

CANCELLATION of this year’s Derwent Valley Autumn Festival and the temporary suspension of the New Norfolk High St market are among the latest local impacts of the state’s attempt to reduce the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19. In other developments, tonight’s Derwent Valley Council meeting has been relocated to the

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COVID-19 impact in the Derwent Valley

THIS VERSION HAS NOW BEEN ARCHIVED. SEE THE NEW VERSION HERE.LOCAL IMPACTS OF PREVENTATIVE MEASURES TO STOP THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 IN THE DERWENT VALLEY (REGULARLY UPDATING): GREEN = openORANGE = changed circumstancesRED = cancelled or postponedUpdated at 10.33pm, April 28, 2020 98.9 Tyga FM: on air; 9/11 Bottleshop:

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Ellendale water supply upgraded

The new Jones River weir and water intake supplying Ellendale. AN upgrade of TasWater’s weir on the Jones River is providing improved water security for the Ellendale community. The original 1950s weir was showing its age, with frequent blockages from river debris, and the working environment at the site did

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Electrical upgrades for New Norfolk Hospital

The New Norfolk District Hospital. THE New Norfolk District Hospital will benefit from improvements under the State Government’s  Rural Hospital and Ambulance Station Fund. Health Minister Sarah Courtney says the program will create jobs and deliver much-needed upgrades. “The $15 million Rural Hospital and Ambulance Station Fund is expected to

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Water restrictions start tomorrow

Map showing the area included in Stage 1 water restrictions.Click on map to enlarge. TASWATER customers throughout the Derwent Valley are included in Stage 1 water restrictions which start in the greater Hobart region tomorrow (Friday). These restrictions are expected to be in place until February. “Stage 1 restrictions require

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Local water plant struggling to keep up

TASWATER’S Bryn Estyn treatment plant near New Norfolk is struggling to keep up with Hobart’s increased demand for water as summer approaches. Following a period of below-average period of winter rainfall across south-eastern Tasmania, both TasWater and Tasmanian Irrigation are preparing for what could be unprecedented pressure on the water

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Remembering those touched by cancer

Some of the tributes placed in the memorial garden atArthur Square in New Norfolk. THE annual “Pink Lady Day” memorial service was held recently at New Norfolk’s Arthur Square. Now well established, the event is held near the rose garden that has been developed as a memorial to those lost

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