Hop kiln fire investigation continues

Before-and-after image of the Hopgrove Kiln. INVESTIGATIONS are continuing into the fire that destroyed a historic hop kiln at Lachlan on Sunday. Crews from multiple Derwent Valley fire brigades were called to the fire yesterday afternoon to find the three-storey oast house well alight. It took crews several hours to

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Fire claims historic hop kiln

Fire has destroyed Hopgrove kiln at Lachlan. A CENTURY-OLD hop kiln has been destroyed in a spectacular fire at Lachlan this afternoon. Smoke from the blaze could be seen from New Norfolk. Fire brigades from throughout the Derwent Valley converged on the scene at Hopgrove, on Lachlan Rd, finding the

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Grants for SES and axemen’s association

UP to $10,000 in funding will be provided to a local emergency service organisation and a sports association in community grants from Hydro Tasmania. The Hydro offers grants of up to $5000 to help fund projects by Tasmanian not-for-profit organisations making a difference for people and communities. Eleven grants have

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Federal Member condemns tree spikes

THE alleged “spiking” of Derwent Valley trees destined for sawlog harvesting has been condemned by the Federal Member for Lyons. “At least nine metal bolts were discovered in logs sourced from harvesting coupes near Mt Field,” Brian Mitchell MHR said on Wednesday. “Some of the bolts were discovered only once

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Local office to manage former Norske forests

SFM managing director Andrew Morgan, left, with directorDavid Wise. THE Tasmanian-based company selected to manage the former Norske Skog forest estate in southern Tasmania will open an office in New Norfolk. The State Government has welcomed the selection of Hobart-based SFM Forest Products to manage the the former Norske Skog

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Traill’s tobacco tin a hot item online

This tin of tobacco sold in New Norfolk is attracting stronginterest in an online auction. ONLINE auction bidders are going crazy over an antique tobacco tin with a connection to New Norfolk. Measuring 10.5cm by 8cm and 2cm deep, the tin was listed for sale on eBay on May 13,

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Barking dogs alert homeowners to housefire

FIRE caused $300,000 damage to a house at Hayes on Saturday night. The Tasmania Fire Service says the blaze was caused by a build-up of bird’s nests in a wall cavity near a wood heater flue. Crews from the New Norfolk and Magra fire brigades were called to the Lyell

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SES shows support for suicide awareness

Daniel Barry, left, presents the SES donation to Matt Hill of theDerwent Valley Suicide Prevention Group. MONEY raised for suicide awareness in the Derwent Valley has been presented to the intended recipient following the cancellation of a fundraising activity associated with the Derwent Valley Autumn Festival. The Derwent Valley State

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Lions Club news: Supporting Tidy Towns

Tidy Towns Committee members Ian Lacey, left, and PhilBingley, front, with Lions Club members Ricky Jackson, VivCardwell and Fiona Cardwell. THE Lions Club supports the valuable work of the New Norfolk Tidy Towns Committee for whom graffiti removal is a strong focus. A donation of graffiti removal equipment including a

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$200 million upgrade starts at Bryn Estyn

The Bryn Estyn water treatment plant at New Norfolk.  WORK on Tasmania’s largest water treatment plant upgrade has begun at Bryn Estyn just outside New Norfolk, with the aim of ensuring water quality and supply for future generations. TasWater Capital Delivery Office alliance program manager Ian Penman said the project

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Free delivery for Anzac Day flowers

Floral tributes on the New Norfolk Cenotaph on Anzac Daylast year. PEOPLE wanting to have a floral tribute placed on the New Norfolk Cenotaph for Anzac Day are being offered free delivery by local florist Willows Flowers. With Anzac Day parades and services cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, alternative

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Local youths donate swags for the homeless

MEMBERS of the Derwent Valley’s peak youth organisation are supporting today’s national Youth Homelessness Matters Day with donations to aid young people in need. In support of Youth Homelessness Matters Day (YHMD), the Derwent Valley Youth Future Action Team (D’FAT) will donate six swags to the The Salvation Army’s Street2Home program.

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