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Kellys make history on the footy field

HISTORY was created for the New Norfolk District Football Club last Saturday, May 7, when father and son Josh and Zayden Kelly ran out for the Eagle seniors against the Dodges Ferry Sharks at Shark Park. In our recorded history, this is the first time this has occurred at Senior

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$3m boost for Barwick’s business at Boyer

A DERWENT Valley business has been selected as the successful applicant to establish an organic waste processing facility. Environment minister Roger Jaensch MHA today said B.G. & J.M. Barwick Pty Ltd would receive seed funding of $3 million to establish a regional organic waste processing facility near New Norfolk. Mr

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Bipartisan election boost for Boyer

THE federal Labor and Liberal parties have both committed up to $2 million to support upgrades at the Norske Skog paper mill at Boyer. This funding supports a further $2m from the State Government and $2.9m from the papermaker itself. “Labor supports Norske Skog’s Boyer Mill both as an important

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GALLERY: Derwent Valley flooding

FLOODING in the tributaries of the River Derwent caused property damage throughout the Derwent Valley today, most notably at Tynwald Park in New Norfolk, but also to rural roads and properties at Molesworth and Lachlan. Readers are welcome to contribute their own photos to this gallery by emailing damian@newnorfolknews.com.

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VIDEO: Today’s flooding at Tynwald Park/Lachlan River

TYNWALD Park at New Norfolk is likely to be closed for several days following extensive flooding overnight. A council spokesperson said early assessments indicated the damage was likely to be worse than the last flood in 2018. This New Norfolk News video shows the scene late this morning, May 6,

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Local warnings: Take care out there

NEW Norfolk High School is closed today due to flooding and police have issued warnings about several local roads in the Derwent Valley after a night of thunder, lightning and heavy rain. A further severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for today. There is water on the road between New

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In the News: Four more pages at no extra cost

THE ongoing issue of the sealing of the western end of Sharland Avenue is the front page story in tomorrow’s bumper 32-page 35th print edition of New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News. Some of the residents have been waiting 60 years for a sealed road surface, a footpath and proper

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Smoke blanketing the Derwent Valley today

SMOKE from several fuel-reduction and forest regeneration burns is blanketing New Norfolk and much of the Derwent Valley this morning. A fuel-reduction burn in the Florentine is reported as partially-completed, while others in the area are being patrolled. Click here for a map and more information on the Tasmania Fire

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Anzac Day 2022 at New Norfolk in pictures

A BIG crowd turned out on Monday to witness New Norfolk’s first public Anzac Day parade in three years. Master of ceremonies Rodney Bester said it was one of the biggest attendances in recent years.

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Contractual dispute closes Ouse GP clinic

PREMIER and health minister Jeremy Rockliff today said the State Government was taking all available steps to ensure the continued delivery of medical services in the Upper Derwent Valley and Central Highlands following the sudden closure of the Ouse GP clinic last week. “I share the frustration expressed by members

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Eight candidates to contest Lyons in next month’s Federal Election

EIGHT candidates have nominated to contest the seat of Lyons in the Federal Election which has been called for Saturday, May 21. The candidates were officially announced on Friday (April 22). In the order named by the Australia Electoral Commission, they are: Susie BOWER, Liberal Party of Australia – Tasmanian

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Deputy mayor’s welcome to Ukrainian arrivals

A UKRAINIAN woman and her two children have been welcomed to the Derwent Valley after fleeing war-torn Ukraine. Deputy mayor Jessica Cosgrove visited Olesia Trukhanska and her son Dmytro and daughter Marco at the weekend. Councillor Cosgrove said the family’s story was a powerful one, of finding hope in the

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