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Night of wild weather

DESPITE only being on the edge of the area covered by last night’s severe weather warning, extreme winds brought down trees and powerlines in the Derwent Valley and closed a local school. Various roads were partially closed by fallen trees, including Lachlan Rd and Lower Swamp Rd at Lachlan, Millvale

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Check-in app failing to connect at Bushy Park

THE notoriously bad mobile phone coverage at Bushy Park has come into sharp focus as people try to do the right thing by checking-in at local businesses and venues for COVID-19 tracing purposes. The town’s mobile phone reception has long been an issue, especially for those on the Telstra network.

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Education

Magic egg was just the start of the story

THE next chapter in the story of Paint the Valley REaD has begun, following the long-awaited “hatching” of Ptunarra Child and Family Centre’s magic egg last week. From April to August, the egg grew bigger as it was read to, talked to, sung to and played with by students, teachers,

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In the News: Ready to save lives

TODAY’S 18th print edition of New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News helps to spread the word about the growing number of automatic defibrillators available in our community, charged and ready to be used to help people suffering sudden cardiac arrest. Download a copy of the paper here. Shiploads and the

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Education

Something special is about to hatch at Ptunarra

THE magical red egg at the centre of the Paint the Valley REaD reading initiative has completed its circuit around Derwent Valley schools. Toward the end of its journey, the egg has travelled in style and safety, secured in a child’s seat in the back of the Ptunarra Derwent Valley

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Business

In the News: First Community Achiever Award presented

TODAY’S 17th print edition of New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News announces the selection of New Norfolk man Tim Size as the first recipient of the new Derwent Valley Community Achiever Award which has been introduced by the newspaper in partnership with Banjo’s New Norfolk. While he is well known

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Fatal crash at Glenora overnight

UPDATED: As of 11am, police report that Gordon River Rd has re-opened to traffic following this morning’s fatal accident. EARLIER: A man died in a crash on Gordon River Rd near Glenora early this morning, police have advised. The road between Glenora and Westerway is likely to remain closed for

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Corumbene Village opens its doors

THE Village at Corumbene in New Norfolk is poised to open its doors and play a part in easing the state’s housing crisis. With support from the State Government, Corumbene Care has built 18 independent living units and expressions of interest are now being accepted from potential tenants. The units

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Rosehaven’s final go-around starts tonight

THE television show that put New Norfolk on the map is about to roll out its final season, starting tonight. Filmed in the Derwent Valley and other southern Tasmanian locations last summer, the popular ABC-TV comedy Rosehaven has just eight episodes left to show. Written by and starring Luke McGregor

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Late ballots block council staff industrial action

A UNION representing staff at the Derwent Valley Council will apply to Fair Work Australia for another vote on protected industrial action after a recent ballot was declared to have failed to reach the minimum number of votes required. The Australian Electoral Commission said the majority of the votes cast

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Second update to Minor Flood Warning

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania Minor Flood Warning for the River Derwent Issued at 1.19pm on Friday 30 July 2021 Flood Warning Number 3: RIVER OUSE MAY REACH THE MINOR LEVEL OVERNIGHT SATURDAY INTO SUNDAY. River levels in the River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam are expected to remain elevated

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