BreastScreen bus in New Norfolk this month

THE BreastScreen Tasmania Mobile Unit is visiting New Norfolk until September 29. The free service gives women aged over 40 the opportunity to make an appointment for a mammogram which can detect cancer in its early stages. Local resident Shellee Cook said everyone should use the service while it’s here.

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Boil your water again Westerway

TASWATER has today issued a new boil-water advisory to consumers in Westerway, Fentonbury and National Park. The water company says heavy rainfall has once again caused high levels of turbidity in the water supply, resulting in discoloured water and an increase in sediment. “Due to the weather conditions, we are unable to provide

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All-clear for Westerway water

THE temporary boil water alert for Fentonbury, Westerway and National Park was lifted last week by the Department of Health and Human Services. The warning was issued on June 6 after heavy rain and flooding in the catchment area led to discolouration and high turbidity levels in the water supply.

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All-clear for three water supplies

LIFTING of the boil-water alert affecting people at Lawitta, Boyer and Dromedary has been approved by the Department of Health and Human Services. The warning was issued on June 8 after heavy rain resulted in floodwaters impacting on the water supply. Extensive cleaning of reservoirs has taken place along with

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Keeping watch on water quality

WATER quality in the River Derwent and its tributaries above New Norfolk will be closely monitored over the next year to keep tabs on changes in southern Tasmania’s major drinking water supply. The 12-month monitoring trial is an initiative of the Derwent Estuary Program in co-operation with TasWater, Hydro Tasmania

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Colourful tribute at Arthur Square

PART of Arthur Square in New Norfolk became a field of pink and blue yesterday morning following the annual event remembering those lost to cancer as well as those who have survived the illness or are presently struggling with it. Reverend Celia Hooker of St Matthew’s Anglican Church officiated for

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Autumn festival: Save the date

APRIL 10 has been named as the date for the next Derwent Valley Autumn Festival. Derwent Valley mayor Martyn Evans said the organising committee now had a new chairman, David Cranfield. Councillor Evans said the council had been the event’s leading sponsor and supporter since the first festival in 2000

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Change of venue for immunisations

THE Derwent Valley Council’s free childhood immunisation service will relocate to the Derwent Valley Child and Family Centre in Blair St, New Norfolk, for three months. The sessions will continue to be held on the fourth Wednesday of each month between 2–2.30pm, with the next to be held on September

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Cancer support in New Norfolk

CANCER support services are now available on a regular basis at the New Norfolk Guardian Pharmacy thanks to a new partnership with the Cancer Council Tasmania. “On the second Friday of each month, Cancer Council staff will be at the pharmacy between 11am and 1pm to provide support and information

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