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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Have your say on Bushy Park water supply

RESIDENTS of Bushy Park and Glenora have been invited to have their say on a proposal to introduce a town water supply in the area. A recent decision to build a new water scheme at nearby Gretna means the same opportunity can be extended to Bushy Park and Glenora as

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Medical airlift from Plenty

TASMANIA Police advise that a rescue helicopter was called to perform a medical evacuation from a private property at Plenty near New Norfolk at 12.07pm today. A man had received serious leg injuries and has been airlifted to the Royal Hobart Hospital.

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Slip slop slap for the parade

WITH a top temperature of 30 degrees forecast in New Norfolk today, hats and sunscreen will be the order of the day for participants and spectators at the Christmas Parade in High St. It is predicted to be 25 degrees and sunny at noon.

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