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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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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