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Bronze gong for New Norfolk in national tourism stakes

NEW Norfolk has today been named the bronze prize winner in the Australian Tourism Industry Council’s Top Tourism Town Awards, after being named Tasmania’s top tourism town earlier this year. The Federal Member for Lyons, Brian Mitchell MHR, said third-place on the national stage was a fitting recognition for one

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Man found with multiple injuries in Andrews St, New Norfolk

POLICE are seeking information about a man receiving head injuries at New Norfolk early Tuesday morning this week. Tasmania Police spokesman Anthony Marr said a 44-year-old man had been found unresponsive in Andrews St. “The man had a number of significant head injuries including a substantial laceration to his ear,

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COVID-19 testing clinic pops-up at New Norfolk

A POP-UP mobile testing clinic for COVID-19 has opened at New Norfolk today (Tuesday). It will be available at the New Norfolk Rowing Club car park at 5 Page Ave, from 10am to 4pm today and tomorrow. “While many lockdown restrictions were lifted at 6pm on Monday, it is still

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Where to get a free COVID-19 vaccine this week

THERE will be pop-up clinics in the Derwent Valley to deliver COVID-19 vaccines this week, in addition to the usual locations at the local pharmacies and medical centre. Premier Peter Gutwein has reminded Tasmanians that during the present lockdown it is permitted to leave home to be vaccinated or tested

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LOCKDOWN: What’s open and closed in the Valley

REGULARLY UPDATING: HERE’S a list of what’s open and closed in the Derwent Valley during the three-day coronavirus lockdown. Please send contributions and updates to damian@newnorfolknews.com Banjos New Norfolk Market: October 17 event cancelled. Click for updates.Bushy Park Market: Closed on October 16, 17, 18. Click for updates. Derwent Valley

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LOCKDOWN: What you can and can’t do for the next three days

The below information applies to residents in southern Tasmania. See the list of municipalities currently in lockdown. If you are not in a lockdown area please continue to check in when out and about and avoid travelling into the lockdown area unless it is essential. See more about Travelling within Tasmania. CLICK

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Derwent Valley and Central Highlands in southern COVID-19 lockdown

THE Derwent Valley and Central Highlands municipalities are among the 12 southern Tasmanian municipalities involved in a three-day coronavirus lockdown from 6pm today (October 15). CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION ON THE LOCKDOWN. Premier Peter Gutwein said earlier today that the lockdown was needed to identify if there were

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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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Community

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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