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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X-ray service back in a fortnight

AN experienced radiographer would be appointed in the next two or three weeks to run the New Norfolk Hospital’s x-ray service, mayor Martyn Evans has been told. Following speculation that the facility was to be closed, Councillor Evans today released the text of an email from the Tasmanian Health Organisation

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Guardian challenge on again

LATE last year the New Norfolk Guardian Pharmacy offered a six week “Be Good To Yourself Challenge” to its customers. The challenge focused on losing weight, improving health markers and increasing fitness levels, all whilst being supported by pharmacy staff and the Be Good To Yourself program. Some 18 “Challengers”

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