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Police seek witnesses to town centre mugging

POLICE are investigating the aggravated robbery of a 66-year-old man in Charles St, New Norfolk, on Sunday evening. A police spokesperson said the New Norfolk man was walking in Charles St at about 7.10pm. “The male was walking on Charles St, New Norfolk, when he was approached by two male

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In the News: Happy birthday and merry Christmas in July

IT’S happy birthday and merry Christmas in the 15th print edition of the New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News, which is on sale today. The birthday is ours, and it’s Christmas in July at The Valley Sports Bar. Host Liam Triffett is pictured above. Today marks the first anniversary of

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Cafe in the clear and back in business

MAYDENA’S only cafe and general store is back in business today after closing temporarily when it was named as a precautionary exposure site for COVID-19. Owner-operator Jeanette Callow closed on Saturday morning when she learned that the cafe had been visited by a person who later tested positive for the

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Derwent Valley businesses on precautionary COVID-19 list

UPDATED: Several Derwent Valley businesses have been named as “precautionary exposure sites” after having been visited by a healthcare worker who has since been diagnosed with COVID-19. The Tasmanian Public Health Service says there is no evidence that the person was infectious while in Tasmania, but precautions are being taken.

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Sub-zero until lunchtime

NEW Norfolk and much of the Derwent Valley has had its third night of sub-zero temperatures, with low-lying fog keeping thermometers below zero until lunchtime today (Friday). The Tyga-FM weather station recorded the late leap from -0.3 degrees to 1.3 degrees between 11.50am and noon. The community radio also recorded

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Local businesses take their message to the streets

THE New Norfolk Business Alliance is ramping up its marketing efforts in a renewed campaign to encourage people to shop at New Norfolk. The group, which consists of levy-paying local businesses, has partnered with O’Driscoll’s Derwent Valley Link and New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News to spread the “Shop New

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Concert band’s tribute to its home valley

THE Derwent Valley Concert Band will this month present the third concert in the St Matthew’s Church “Restoration” series. This will be the band’s first indoor performance since since October 2019. “We have taken great care to select wonderful music that will make the most of the lovely church setting,”

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Brr! Stay safe and warm out there

WITH the temperature still below zero in New Norfolk at 9am and a thick frost blanketing the town, the Bureau of Meteorology has issued a road weather alert for the Upper Derwent Valley and most of the state. The Tyga-FM weather station in New Norfolk recorded an overnight low temperate

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Two crashes this morning

EMERGENCY services have responded to two car crashes in the Derwent Valley this morning, including a two-vehicle crash at Granton and a single-vehicle incident at Glenora. Police say two vehicles crashed on the Lyell Highway at Granton at about 11am. No injuries were reported but motorists were urged to avoid

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Ouse community spirit in the News

THE first of the new fortnightly format New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News is on the streets tomorrow (Friday), offering readers another 28 pages of purely local news. Among the items in the paper is the story of the amazing effort by the Ouse community in raising nearly $10,000 for a

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Two injured in Ellendale crash

A MAN and a child were injured on Sunday when an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) is reported to have collided with a parked vehicle. Inspector Gavin Hallett of Tasmania Police said the incident had occurred on private property off Ellendale Rd at Ellendale. “At about 12.30pm, police including the Westpac Rescue

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Addams Family breaks the Maydena movie drought

THE Derwent Valley Youth Future Action Team (D’FAT) is heading back to Maydena this weekend to present the town’s first family movie night in six years. The 2019 animated comedy The Addams Family will be screened in the community room at the Maydena Bike Park this Saturday evening, June 26.

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