Pubs, clubs, gyms, cinemas, churches to close

PUBS, clubs, gyms, entertainment venues, cinemas, casinos and churches throughout Australia will close at noon tomorrow (Monday) and remain closed for at least six months as the state and federal governments ramp up national efforts to limit the spread of coronavirus COVID-19. Prime Minister Scott Morrison tonight announced the following

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Salvos still serving the community

THE Salvation Army Derwent Valley Corps remains open and is still providing welfare and emergency services to the local community. The headquarters in Hamilton Rd, New Norfolk, is open with the following changes: Doorways Program: No face-to-face assessments. All assessments by phone and collection of goods from a table set

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SES shows how to do it

THE Derwent Valley unit of the State Emergency Service has shown how it is done tonight, implementing the policy of “social distancing” at a briefing at their New Norfolk headquarters. An image has been shared on Facebook. COVID-19 is a contagious viral infection that has been declared a global pandemic

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Lions Club News: Supporting health initiatives

LIONS Clubs all across the country, including New Norfolk, donate to the Australian Lions Drug Awareness Foundation. This foundation delivers health and wellbeing information to schools and communities through a range of projects and resources. Two of these are Tune In Not Out and Freedom to Feel Fantastic.Tune In Not

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Structure fire at Glenfern

MULTIPLE units are responding to a reported structure fire at Glenfern this evening. The Tasmania Fire Service advises that two heavy pumpers and four heavy tankers have been dispatched to the fire on Glenfern Rd, which was reported at 5.33pm. UPDATE: The resources allocated to this fire have been updated

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Market postponed, festival cancelled, meeting moved

CANCELLATION of this year’s Derwent Valley Autumn Festival and the temporary suspension of the New Norfolk High St market are among the latest local impacts of the state’s attempt to reduce the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19. In other developments, tonight’s Derwent Valley Council meeting has been relocated to the

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COVID-19 impact in the Derwent Valley

THIS VERSION HAS NOW BEEN ARCHIVED. SEE THE NEW VERSION HERE.LOCAL IMPACTS OF PREVENTATIVE MEASURES TO STOP THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 IN THE DERWENT VALLEY (REGULARLY UPDATING): GREEN = openORANGE = changed circumstancesRED = cancelled or postponedUpdated at 10.33pm, April 28, 2020 98.9 Tyga FM: on air; 9/11 Bottleshop:

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Temporary closure for community house

AS part of the ongoing effort to reduce the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19, the Derwent Valley Community House has announced that both of its centres will close temporarily from 3pm this Friday, March 20. “This has been a difficult decision for DVCH, but we support the Department of Health

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Lions Club News: Healing our wombats

Vanessa Fletcher. WILDLIFE carer Vanessa Fletcher gave a passionate, energetic and engaging talk at a recent meeting of the Lions Club of New Norfolk. Vanessa, who has completed wildlife rescue training at Bonorong Wildlife Reserve and is undertaking further training to be a wildlife carer, spoke about her volunteer work

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Salvo shop moving to prime location

The former Browning’s Clothing store is the new home of theSalvation Army’s New Norfolk thrift shop. THE long anticipated relocation of New Norfolk’s Salvation Army thrift shop is under way, with stock being transferred to the new premises this week. After many years on the corner of High and Circle

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Bird investigation letter released

Click image to enlarge. THE letter informing the Derwent Valley Council of the results of Biosecurity Tasmania’s investigation into the killing of birds at New Norfolk last year has now been released. On Thursday afternoon the council issued a media release stating it had been advised that neither the council

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Community House shares in grant funding

THE Derwent Valley Community House has been awarded a share of the State Government’s Community Support Levy Charitable Organisation Grants for the 2019-20 financial year. Human Services minister Roger Jaensch today said the government was a strong supporter of charitable organisations and the vital role they played in supporting vulnerable Tasmanians

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