Queen’s honour for local nurse

Kerry Reid-Searl with one of herPup-Ed mannequins. A NURSE whose ground-breaking teaching methods are used around the world was recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Kerry Reid-Searl has been made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for her  significant service to nurse education. Professor Reid-Searl grew

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Water off in town centre

6PM UPDATE: TasWater says water supply has been restored in the town centre but some customers may experience discolouration while crews continue to clear the line. If this happens, TasWater suggests running the outside tap closest to your water meter for about 10 minutes until the water runs clear. If 

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Norske lights up for Dark Mofo

Norkse Skog’s Boyer mill has once again turned on the red floodlights toilluminate the factory’s riverfront buildings in celebration of the annualDark Mofo festival.

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Friends present their vision for Willow Court

A SERIES of public and private meetings is being held by the Friends of Willow Court to promote the group’s proposals for the historic former hospital site in central New Norfolk. The group last year lodged a formal expression of interest with the Derwent Valley Council for use of council-owned

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Distillery given tick of approval

Cr Martyn Evans addressing tonight’s meeting. THE rum distillery proposed for Willow Court has been given conditional approval at tonight’s special meeting of the Derwent Valley Council. After two councillors declared conflicts of interest and left the room, the remaining five councillors gave unanimous approval to the first stage of

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Firefighters’ fast-water training

Queensland emergency service workers training on the RiverDerwent at Plenty. FAST-FLOWING rapids on the River Derwent near New Norfolk were the venue for two weeks of training for emergency service workers from Queensland this month. With assistance from Hydro Tasmania, a group of officers from Queensland Fire and Emergency Services

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Movement at last on the “oval wards”

Corumbene Care proposes to convert Willow Court’s Esperance,left, and Derwent buildings into a health and wellbeing centre. THE two remaining hospital wards on the eastern side of The Avenue at Willow Court are the subject of a development application advertised by the Derwent Valley Council yesterday. Public comments have been

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Mayor’s statement on distillery approval process

THIS is the unedited* text of Derwent Valley mayor Ben Shaw’s Facebook post, published yesterday in relation to Thursday night’s council meeting. “So we had a council meeting last night.For the main it all went as normal and pretty much to schedule.We did have the very important and very topical

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The Gloaming roams New Norfolk

SCENES for a new crime drama series are presently being filmed in New Norfolk, with a production base established at the football clubrooms in Back River Rd. Eight-part crime drama series The Gloaming is described as the largest screen production undertaken in the state. The State Government is contributing $1

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Job done and on the market

Now fully occupied, New Norfolk’s former Woolworthssupermarket is up for sale. NOW fully tenanted, New Norfolk’s redeveloped former Woolworths building has been put up for sale. Edwards Windsor Hobart is offering the building for sale by expression of interest, closing on May 24. Built in 1983 and operating as a

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Targa Tasmania’s 2019 visit to New Norfolk

“Batmen” Steven Sher and Fergal Murphy arriving in their 2016 Lotus Exige. Targa crews and onlookers during the lunch break at New Norfolk. Classic Holdens and Fords were on show. Cars on display in the paddock in front of the sports centre. A quick tidy-up for the 2002 Ford Falcon  Pursuit 250

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