Federal Labor promises $2m for sport

THE apparent renewal of a promised $2 million in funding for the upgrading of sports facilities in the region has been welcomed by the Derwent Valley Council. In a statement issued this afternoon, council communications officer Daniel Cheetham said the Australian Labor Party had committed to funding the redevelopment of

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Dramatic fire at Boyer mill

Smoke rising from the fire in the woodchipconveyor system at Boyer today. THERE were dramatic scenes at the Boyer newsprint mill this afternoon when a fire broke out in the woodchip conveyor system. Units from local fire brigades were soon on the scene at the Norske Skog plant outside New

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Bushfire recovery sessions this week

Click image to enlarge. PEOPLE affected by this year’s Tasmanian bushfires are invited to attend information and support sessions being hosted by the Bushfire Recovery Taskforce, in collaboration with local councils. Bushfire Recovery Taskforce co-ordinator Michael Stevens said no appointments were necessary at the sessions, which will provide access to

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2019 Relay for Life in pictures

Craig Farrell MLC introduces the Governor,Professor Kate Warner at the openingceremony on Saturday afternoon. MORE than 260 people in 15 teams registered to take part in the 2019 Derwent Valley Relay for Life at the weekend. Fundraising totals are still being tallied and donations remain open at online, but it

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Plenty man injured in quad-bike crash

POLICE say a 52-year-old man from Plenty was last night in a critical condition in the Royal Hobart Hospital following a quad-bike crash about 8km east of Glenora on Saturday. Senior Constable Adam Hall said the incident had occurred at about 5pm on Saturday, on a forestry trail off Bluff

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Second Saturday market on the cards

The Saturday market in High St, New Norfolk. A SECOND weekly market in New Norfolk is on the cards following acceptance of the concept of a twilight market at last week’s Derwent Valley Council meeting. The council backed away from outright approval of the new venture but agreed to further

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Relay for Life fundraising tops $30,000

Participants in the Survivors and Carers Walk at the start of theDerwent Valley Relay for Life on Saturday. CANCER research and support will be boosted by more than $30,000 thanks to the efforts of the participants in this year’s Derwent Valley Relay for Life. Conducted at New Norfolk’s Tynwald Park

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New Norfolk golf results

NEW NORFOLK GOLF CLUB Saturday 23/2/19 Club Championships, Round 1 A Grade gross: L. Post 68, B. Rainbird 70, C. Youd 74. Nett: W. Coleman 76-9-67 c/b, L. Post 68-1-67, G. Heron 75-6-69. B Grade gross: K. Wilton 81, M. Minton 82, B. Withers 83. Nett: M. Minton 82-15-67, B.

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NNHS student leaders introduced

The 2019 New Norfolk High School prefect board. NEW Norfolk High School has introduced its new prefect board members for the 2019 school year. The traditional roles of head prefects have been replaced by co-presidents, and this year they will be Tahlia Zabel and Victoria Woodham The other executive members are

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Local women’s and junior cricket

HURRICANES JUNIOR LEAGUERound 11, last Sunday UNDER 13Kingborough: 5/276 off 30 overs defeated New Norfolk: 8/65 off 18.4 overs at Sherburd Park, Blackmans Bay.Batting: Cale Browning 32. Bowling: Fearghus Joyce 2-22 off 3, Tom Murray 1-9 off 3, Frankie Jones 1-36 off 4. UNDER 15New Norfolk 3/94 off 12 overs

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Local cricket – Round 13

Tyler White and Brock Nichols take care of the scoring duringtheir match against Gretna at Bothwell. Kookaburra Southern Cricket Association Men’s One Day matchesRound 13 WITH just one round remaining before finals, the cricket season is starting to really heat up. Some teams are now out of contention for a finals

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All welcome in survivors’ lap at Relay for Life

Governor Kate Warner, left, cutting the ribbon to startthe 2016 Derwent Valley Relay for Life.  ALL cancer survivors and carers are welcome to take part in one of the key events of this weekend’s Derwent Valley Relay for Life, alongside the registered participants. Tasmanian Governor Kate Warner will be a

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Latest advice on Gell River bushfire

BUSHFIRE WATCH AND ACT MESSAGE FOR MAYDENA, TYENNA, MOUNT FIELD AND NATIONAL PARKIssued At: 04/02/2019 11:43am (click here for the latest version)Click here for the advice message for Strathgordon There is a bushfire that started at Gell River, Southwest. The fire may put Maydena, Tyenna, Mount Field and National Park

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Bushfire situation Sunday night update

AS predicted, the warm, dry air forecast kept fire agencies busy yesterday. Several bushfires broke their containment lines and put communities at risk. The cold front has taken longer to move across the state than expected, which kept the fire danger elevated, well into the night in the northeast of

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Sunday: fire conditions to worsen

Click image to enlarge. FIRE conditions are forecast to worsen on Sunday with a Total Fire Ban taking effect in southern Tasmania as well as Break O’Day, Dorset and Northern Midlands municipalities from 2am until 2am on Monday, February 4. Very High Fire Danger, with pockets of Severe Fire Danger

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