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Flood watch for Derwent, Ouse and Clyde catchments

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania This Flood Watch provides early advice of possible flooding within the specified catchments. Flood Watch for North and North East, Mersey, Huon, Derwent and South East catchments Issued at 12:50 pm on Thursday 14 October 2021 By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart. Flood Watch Number:

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Commonwealth cash for Corumbene’s community campus

DEPUTY prime minister Barnaby Joyce has announced a grant of more than $3.75 million to help Corumbene Care develop its Derwent Valley Health and Wellbeing Hub at New Norfolk. Mr Joyce said Corumbene would receive $3,785,511 from the fifth round of the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund. With a

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In the News: Celebrating Pauline’s gift of giving

THIS week’s 21st print edition of New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News announces the selection of the Pauline Ackerly as the third recipient of the Derwent Valley Community Achiever Award. The October award is in recognition Mrs Ackerly’s 50 years of voluntary service with the St Vincent de Paul Society

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Corumbene celebrates 55 years of volunteer spirit

THE role of volunteers remained central to the successful operation of Corumbene Care at New Norfolk, chief executive Damien Jacobs said recently. Mr Jacobs was speaking at the unveiling of a silhouette artwork at the facility in Lower Rd, acknowledging 55 years of the Corumbene Auxiliary and other volunteers who

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Local roadside help when you need it

LACHLAN mechanic Nic Skeggs is the new operator of the RACT’s Roadside Assistance service in the Derwent Valley. Nic has operated NS Automotive Services at Lachlan on a part-time basis for nearly five years and took over the RACT contract at the start of July. The move prompted the former

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Education precinct proposed on former hospital site

THE Noble family has added to its property holdings at New Norfolk, recently acquiring the Derwent Valley Resort motel (pictured) and the Charles Brothers Social Centre. Both buildings form part of the former Royal Derwent Hospital site. The multi-storey motel was built as a nurses’ home in 1961 and the

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New chief appointed at Corumbene

FORMER parliamentarian Alison Standen (pictured) has been named as the new chief executive of Corumbene Care following the impending departure of Damien Jacobs after 12 years in the role. Board of management president Peter Rouleston said Mr Jacobs was leaving next month with the best wishes of the board and

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In the News: Backing local businesses

“GO Local First” is a national campaign urging Australians to buy from small businesses in their local communities. Small business is the engine room of the national economy and the heartbeat of local communities. New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News has backed local business since its first issue, and the

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Tasmania’s bands remember Layton Hodgetts OAM

A MINUTE’S silence was observed in memory of the late Layton Hodgetts during the second day of the 2021 Tasmanian Band Championships in Devonport earlier this afternoon. Chief drum major Michael Mathers said the indoor ceremony had replaced a planned parade of bands in tribute to key members of the

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New Norfolk Neighbourhood Watch – September community update

YEAR IN REVIEW: CONSIDERING the COVID-19 restrictions which have been in place over the past year, New Norfolk Neighbourhood Watch has still been able to achieve all the aims and objectives we set ourselves in 2019 by remaining focused and continuing to investigate local issues. We have continued to share

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In the News: Next Community Achievers named

TODAY’S 19th print edition of New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News announces the selection of the New Norfolk Tidy Towns Committee was the second recipient of the Derwent Valley Community Achiever Award. The September award is in recognition of the members and associates of the group who put so much

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District Hospital support continues despite pandemic

MEMBERSHIP of the New Norfolk District Hospital Auxiliary has rallied after a number of its members retired due to the coronavirus pandemic. In her report to the group’s annual general meeting, president Christine Blackwell said membership had dropped to 10 but had climbed back to 16. “It was very difficult

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