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New Norfolk News: Next issue on the streets tomorrow

THE second issue of the print edition of New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News will be available tomorrow, Friday, August 14. The paper will be on sale throughout the Derwent Valley, while more distant readers might like to download a copy from this website. Following last month’s free introductory issue,

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Boutique hotel proposed for Willow Court

THE family behind the New Norfolk Distillery project has revealed its plans for a 22-room hotel to be built above one of the buildings at the Willow Court historic site. Details of the Derksen family’s proposed $15 million boutique hotel proposal were shared with Derwent Valley Councillors late last week

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Councils take another look at Jefferys Track

THE Lachlan route to the Huon Valley will be investigated for its potential to bring business, leisure and social benefits at both ends of the road. Regarded as the “missing link” between the Derwent and Huon Valleys, Jefferys Track has been the subject of investigation for more than a century.

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Fire incident at former hospital site

POLICE and several fire brigade crews attended a structure fire in the building known as Ward 10 at the former Royal Derwent Hospital site in New Norfolk tonight. One of only two original Royal Derwent Hospital wards still standing, the building off Glebe Rd appeared to have had a fire

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$300,000 Fentonbury house fire

A HOUSE fire at Fentonbury earlier this week has been declared an accident. Fire crews from Westerway, Ellendale, Bushy Park and Gretna arrived at the scene just after 10pm on July 12, finding the three-bedroom house well alight. Fire investigator Adam Doran said the fire had started when a chair

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New paper hits the streets tomorrow

A BRAND new newspaper for the Derwent Valley will be published for the first time tomorrow (Friday). The first issue of a monthly print edition of the New Norfolk News will be delivered to New Norfolk homes and distributed via shops throughout the wider valley. The New Norfolk Newsagency’s delivery

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Community Market resumes next weekend

THE long-running Derwent Valley Community Market will be back in business next weekend following several months on hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event is an initiative of the Derwent Valley Community House, which has named the date following its board meeting this week. The next market will be

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Warning after bathroom fan sparked ceiling fire

A RECENT house fire in New Norfolk started when a ceiling fan overheated, causing $10,000 damage to the bathroom and roofspace, the Tasmania Fire Service said today. The fire was quickly brought under control, preventing further damage to the home.“Heat lamp globes are hot, and with a build up of

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Rosehaven returns for season four

DERWENT Valley locations will again be front and centre in ABC-TV’s Rosehaven which returns tomorrow (Wednesday) for its fourth season. The popular comedy will screen on Wednesdays at 9pm on ABC-TV and ABC iView. Filmed around southern Tasmania, the production provided work for about 90 Tasmanian cast and crew members

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$400,000 to connect employers with local job-seekers

SEVERAL media organisations have today reported that the Derwent Valley Council, Central Highlands Council and two other municipalities have been awarded funding to address employment issues and workforce gaps in the region. The Mercury and ABC Radio report that $395,000 from the Tasmanian Community Fund will be used to connect

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New look for the News

THE New Norfolk News has been given a complete overhaul just in time for its 12th birthday later this week. Local developer Andrew Lockman had charge of the project to update the site, which posted its first news report on July 2, 2008. After 2.3 million page views and 5694

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Charge your car at Mood Food

RAPID recharging of electric vehicles is now available at Mood Food in New Norfolk following the recent installation of a 50 kilowatt fast charger. Supported by a grant from the State Government, the new facility becomes the second official electric vehicle charging station in the Derwent Valley (after the Mt

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Online Access Centres back in business

THE reopening of the Derwent Valley Online Access Centre in the New Norfolk Library yesterday morning means that all three centres in our region are now back in business following their temporary closures due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Derwent Valley Online Access Centre, in Charles St, New Norfolk, reopened

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Young bushwalker dies at the sentinels

POLICE this morning reported the death of a young bushwalker in the South-West National Park beyond Maydena. “Sadly, a young man has died while bushwalking at Sentinel Range, near Strathgordon,” a police spokesman said. “Police believe the 19-year-old from Hobart fell from height during a bushwalk yesterday.” The teenager’s family

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Hop kiln fire investigation continues

Before-and-after image of the Hopgrove Kiln. INVESTIGATIONS are continuing into the fire that destroyed a historic hop kiln at Lachlan on Sunday. Crews from multiple Derwent Valley fire brigades were called to the fire yesterday afternoon to find the three-storey oast house well alight. It took crews several hours to

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