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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Salvos seek community views

THE Salvation Army’s Communities for Children program wants to hear from parents of children aged 0-12 in the Derwent Valley as it goes through the development of a four-year strategic plan. Information collected through an anonymous survey or confidential discussions will help the program to identify the strengths and needs

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Valley visitor sparks measles alert

A TOURIST with measles who visited Tasmania briefly at the end of January this year may have introduced the highly contagious infection to the state, including the Derwent Valley. Population Health Service senior medical advisor Mark Veitch today warned Tasmanians and recent visitors to the south of the state to

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Rapid upgrade promised at NNHS

A RECENTLY announced science and technology grant for New Norfolk High School will be used to improve the school’s Materials, Design and Technology (MDT) building. Writing in last week’s NNHS newsletter, principal Malcolm Elliott said work had begun as soon as the $500,000 funding was announced. “Staff have been working

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Award for New Norfolk friends

A GROUP that brings people together to share a meal in New Norfolk is the winner of a Rural Wellbeing Champion Award – an initiative developed by Anglicare to celebrate Mental Health Week (October 6-12). The awards recognise Tasmanian groups or individuals who promote health and wellbeing in ruralcommunities. More

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Child safety ambassors in town this weekend

CONTINUING in their quest to make all Australia a safer place for children, Queensland child safety ambassadors Denise and Bruce Morcombe are heading south through New South Wales to Victoria and Tasmania this week. Mr and Mrs Morecombe are embarking on the trip to empower more Australians to educate children

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