Business as usual at the Community Garden

The Derwent Valley Community Garden, off The Avenueat Willow Court, New Norfolk. THERE is no plan to close the community garden at Willow Court, Derwent Valley Community House chairman Matt Hill has told the New Norfolk News. Responding to local speculation, Mr Hill said the garden co-ordinator was presently on

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Valleyfield venue for Derwent Catchment fundraiser

Click image to enlarge. THE annual spring celebration and fundraiser for the Derwent Catchment Project will be held at New Norfolk next week. Historic Valleyfield will be the venue for the event on September 6, which supports the work of the group across the Derwent Valley and Central Highlands. “Every

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Quiet Hour for New Norfolk supermarket

There will be a “Quiet Hour” at the NewNorfolk Woolworths each Tuesday. THE “Quiet Hour” concept has been introduced at the New Norfolk Woolworths supermarket following a successful trial period interstate. The business has announced that the period from 10.30-11.30am every Tuesday will be “Quiet Hour” at 260 of its

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Distillery welcomes Willow Court lease approval

Artist’s impression of the New Norfolk Distillery. THE New Norfolk Distillery has launched its first products and announced its intention to start work on its bar, cellar door and distillery at Willow Court. In a statement issued by public relations firm FontPR on Friday, the distillery proponents also acknowledged the

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Grant for railway history room

GRANT funding from Hydro Tasmania will help with the ongoing development of the Derwent Valley Railway as a local tourist attraction. Hydro Tasmania chief executive Steve Davy said the Derwent Valley Railway was one of six projects awarded grants of up to $5000 in the company’s annual community grants program

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Sewage spill closes community garden

One of the signs warning of a sewage spill near the LachlanCreek in New Norfolk. THE Derwent Valley Community Garden is temporarily closed due to a sewage spill in the area near Lachlan Creek at Willow Court in New Norfolk. Signs were erected this afternoon, warning against any contact with

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Call for Derwent Valley community bank

Craig Farrell MLC. EVERYONE concerned about the impending closure of the MyState Bank at New Norfolk should direct their energy towards establishing a community bank, local Legislative Councillor Craig Farrell said today. The bank has announced it will close its New Norfolk branch on November 7, leaving the Derwent Valley

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MyState Bank to leave New Norfolk

The present MyState New Norfolk branch at the time of itsopening in 2008. It had previously been at other locations. THERE will be just one banking chamber left in New Norfolk by the end of this year, following the announcement that MyState Bank will close its local branch. In a

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New Norfolk ambulance was an hour away

State Labor leader Rebecca White at the BridgewaterAmbulance Station yesterday. STATE Labor leader Rebecca White says the Derwent Valley was left without ambulance coverage last weekend due to under-funding and the ongoing problem of “ramping” at the Royal Hobart Hospital. On the same day that the State Government announced its

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Afternoon bus now a “super express”

A Derwent Valley Link coach crossing High  St, New Norfolk. FURTHER adjustments to the New Norfolk-Hobart bus service came into effect yesterday, following significant alterations to the routes operated by Derwent Valley Link earlier this year. Government-mandated changes at the start of the year followed an 18-month review of bus

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Vintage is in vogue at new-look Vinnies

Nicola Rouleston and Pauline Ackerly cutting the ribbon at theentry to the New Norfolk Vinnies Superstore. THE honour of cutting the ribbon at the official opening of the new Vinnies Superstore in New Norfolk went to the St Vincent de Paul Society’s long-serving local manager Pauline Ackerly. Mrs Ackerly has

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