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THIS VERSION HAS NOW BEEN ARCHIVED.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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In the clear over bird cull: council

THE Derwent Valley Council says it has been cleared of any wrongdoing in the case of the poisoning of birdlife at Tynwald Park, New Norfolk, at the end of June last year. Without releasing the advice received, the council today said it had been informed that the Department of Primary

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First look at the new police station

An artist’s impression of the proposed new police station to bebuilt on the site of the existing New Norfolk Police Station. THE design of the proposed new police station at New Norfolk is revealed in plans which have been lodged with the Derwent Valley Council by Heffernan Button Voss (HBV)

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Plans lodged for Molesworth school upgrade

Two views of the new classroom block designed for MolesworthPrimary School by Dunbabin Architects. PLANS for a major redevelopment of Molesworth Primary School have been lodged with the Derwent Valley Council. The Education Department’s $1.7 million project includes a new classroom block and upgraded administration area. Dunbabin Architects has applied

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TV bank becomes real-life cop shop

Police officers outside the temporary policestation in High St, New Norfolk. A FORMER bank used in two seasons of ABC-TV’s Rosehaven will serve as the New Norfolk Police Station until late next year. Tasmania Police yesterday announced that the former ANZ Bank at 24 High St would today become a

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