Changes to access to Justices of the Peace

PHYSICAL distancing requirements for the prevention of the spread of COVID-19 mean that a number of the Derwent Valley’s Justices of the Peace – and many others throughout the state – are no longer undertaking their duties. With many JPs being older members of the community, and working from home,

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Lions Club news: supporting Cystic Fibrosis Tas

YOUR generous support for our fundraising activities recently enabled us make a number of donations, one of which was to Cystic Fibrosis Tasmania. Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited, life-threatening condition for which there is currently no cure. In Tasmania, one in 20 people carry the CF gene which is

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More options for fresh food delivery

Marg Gaby with some of the fruit and vegetables availablefrom the Lachlan River Co-op. LOCAL bakers and a recently-formed co-operative are now offering fresh food deliveries to housebound residents of the Derwent Valley during the coronavirus pandemic. The Lachlan River Co-op has been established by John Blegg, Ivan Bean and

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School holiday fun goes online

Click image to enlarge. TWO online activities have been launched by the Derwent Valley Youth Future Action Team (D’FAT) to replace their previously planned school holiday program. Starting today is “Scratch”, a free online competition for participants aged six to 13, enabling them to create their own interactive stories, games

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Messages from local school principals

Rachel Oldham in her Facebook video. MESSAGES to local school communities have been posted on Facebook by the principals of two New Norfolk schools. In the most recent, published yesterday, New Norfolk Primary School principal Rachel Oldham speaks directly to families who have started learning from home due to the

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What do the new restrictions mean?

Click image to enlarge. THE State Government has introduced stricter self-isolation regulations as the state’s tally of coronavirus infections increases. As of today there has been a total of 69 cases, including one death. A number have fully recovered. The Director of Public Health today issued two directives tightening the

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Happy thoughts from NNPS

New Norfolk Primary School’s Prep, Grade 1 and Grade 2 students worked onthis message for the community last week. It can be seen from the school’sPioneer Ave entrance. School resumes today for the final week of lessons priorto next week’s student-free days leading up to the Easter holidays. The StateGovernment

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Free buses for a fortnight

ALL bus services across Tasmania will be free-of-charge for the next two weeks following a decision to change to a cashless payment system to help reduce to spread of coronavirus. This includes Metro services and O’Driscoll Coaches’ Derwent Valley Link. The Department of State Growth has announced that all bus

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Lions Club news: Supporting the SES

State Emergency Service volunteer Alan Baker, left, Lions Clubmember Margaret Bester with the new phone, and Rotary Clubpresident Matt Hill. “CAN you hear me? How about now?” These are words that the Derwent Valley State Emergency Service hopefully never need to use again now that their new satellite phone has

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Vegetation fire reported at Glenfern

WITH local temperatures still exceeding 25 degrees this afternoon, the Tasmania Fire Service is responding to a report of a vegetation fire at Glenfern. A light tanker and heavy tanker have been dispatched to respond to the incident, which was reported at 5.18pm. 6PM UPDATE: The Glenfern incident was reported

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New food options on the table during corona crisis

Some of the produce available at a recentNew Norfolk Market in High St. IN addition to the good service being offered by New Norfolk’s three supermarkets under the difficult circumstances of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, new fresh food options are now on the table. OPEN AND CLOSED IN THE DERWENT

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Expanded restrictions on public gatherings

MUSEUMS, galleries and beauty salons will be the next businesses to temporarily close their doors as Australia’s state and federal governments tighten the rules around social interaction in the effort to slow the spread of coronavirus COVID-19. Hairdressers and barbershops will remain open but will have to follow enhanced physical

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