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More tickets for New Norfolk Christmas carols

THE unprecedented demand for tickets to the Lions Derwent Valley Carols in the Park event has led to the Lions Club making 500 more tickets available. Lions president Kerry Kievit is thrilled with the response from the community but the decision to increase the number of tickets was not taken

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Health

Walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic at New Norfolk tomorrow

ANOTHER pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be held in the Community Health Centre downstairs at the New Norfolk District Hospital tomorrow (Saturday). Access is via the lower-ground floor entry. Anyone over the age of 12 who wants to be vaccinated will be able to walk in, with no booking required.

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Community

In the News: Ouse embraces house fire victim

THIS week’s 24th print edition of New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News details the response of the Ouse community following the recent fire that destroyed the house of local resident Wendy Hean (pictured above with friend Fran McDonald). The community quickly threw its arms around Wendy, who was away from

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News

Eight rescued after off-road adventure at Lachlan

POLICE have encouraged people to be better prepared when off-road driving, following a Derwent Valley rescue at overnight. “Around 11.35pm yesterday (Sunday) police were notified that a group of people in two 4WDs had not returned as planned from a day trip along Jefferys Track, and they couldn’t be reached

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Man, 44, charged over New Norfolk assault

POLICE have charged a man with causing grievous bodily harm following an investigation into a serious assault in New Norfolk last month. Detective Constable Anthony Marr said the victim and alleged assailant were known to each other. “On October 19, Ambulance Tasmania members located a man unresponsive on Andrews St,”

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Community

Faces new and old at Remembrance Day in New Norfolk

AN earlier-than-expected start to yesterday’s Remembrance Day service caught some people unawares, with some veterans and family members arriving to find the event already under way at 10.45am. Some missed the opening address by young veteran Michael Hodge who moved to the Derwent Valley two years ago. After the service,

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Events

Remembrance Day service tomorrow

THE New Norfolk Cenotaph in Circle St will be the location of the Derwent Valley’s Remembrance Day service at 10.45am on November 11. The venue is the council chambers forecourt, which will be closed to parking from 8pm tonight (Wednesday) until noon tomorrow (Thursday). This is organised by the New

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Business

Family Funfair postponed due to rain

WITH rain forecast at New Norfolk until next Tuesday, the organisers of the New Norfolk Family Funfair have postponed this weekend’s event for one week. Tickets will be automatically transferred to the same time next week, but refunds and date changes can be arranged online. The travelling Family Fun Fair was established

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Community

Valley crews on fire at state championships

THE New Norfolk Fire Brigade’s senior competition team has returned home from the Tasmanian Fire Brigade Championships with six wins and a state title under its belt. Gretna Fire Brigade’s teams also performed well in multiple categories at the same event at Invermay Park in Launceston this weekend. New Norfolk’s

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Community

Derwent Valley teams selected for national robotics contest

TWO groups from New Norfolk have qualified to take part at the national level in the First Lego League competition after their trophy-winning efforts in this year’s Hobart regional event earlier today (Saturday). Representatives of the Derwent Valley Youth Future Action Team (D’FAT) and students from St Brigid’s Catholic School

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Community

Community support for Ouse housefire victim

THE Ouse community is rallying to support a local resident whose Water St house was destroyed in a $350,000 fire last Saturday night, October 30. Brigades from Ouse, Hamilton, Gretna and Ellendale attended the fire, which was deemed accidental. The Ouse Community Country Club is staging a benefit tonight (Thursday)

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News

Bronze gong for New Norfolk in national tourism stakes

NEW Norfolk has today been named the bronze prize winner in the Australian Tourism Industry Council’s Top Tourism Town Awards, after being named Tasmania’s top tourism town earlier this year. The Federal Member for Lyons, Brian Mitchell MHR, said third-place on the national stage was a fitting recognition for one

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