Third Relay for Life coming up

Some of the people behind the Derwent Valley Relay for Life. THE third Derwent Valley Relay For Life will be held at Tynwald Park, New Norfolk, on February 25-26, raising funds for the fight against cancer, and there is still time to join in. Relay for Life started in the

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Police ping roadworks speedsters

POLICE issued nine speeding tickets to drivers passing through roadworks near Hamilton early last week. Sergeant Terry McCulloch of Tasmania Police said nine speeding infringements were issue at a roadworks site on the Lyell Hwy, Hamilton, on Tuesday morning. The alleged infringements were detected in a period of 90 minutes.

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Sheep graziers warning continues

Bureau of Meteorology Tasmania Warning to Sheep Graziersfor the Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts Issued at 4:17am on Monday 13 February 2017. Sheep graziers are warned that cold temperatures, showers and strong westerly winds are expected during Monday. Areas likely to be affected include the Upper Derwent

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New electorate office pops up

Senator Duniam and Mr Barnett’s new office in High St. LIBERAL politicians Guy Barnett and Jonathon Duniam opened an electorate office in High St earlier this week. The office at 11 High St was until recently used as a pop-up shop selling second-hand books and was a hairdressing salon for

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Warning to sheep graziers

Bureau of Meteorology Tasmania Warning to Sheep Graziersfor the Midlands, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts Issued at 4:05 pm on Saturday 11 February 2017. Sheep graziers are warned that cold temperatures, showers and strong westerly winds are expected during Sunday. Areas likely to be affected include parts

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Archaeology open day at Willow Court

Archaeology at Willow Court Community Open Day Sunday, February 12, 2017 10am-4pm Willow Court, New Norfolk The Willow Court Barracks is one of the nation’s oldest hospital buildings, built between 1830 and 1833 to treat convict invalids and free settlers. A second barracks building (now demolished) was attached at the

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Youth League cricket

Aidan Featherstone was amongstthe runs on Sunday. AIDAN Featherstone had a great match in the Under 13s game between Gretna and Clarence on Sunday. He made 42 not out, hitting six fours, and also took 1-18 off 4 overs with the ball. Sam Jackson did well also and finished with

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Southern cricket – round 11

SOUTHERN CRICKET ASSOCIATIONRound 11 FIRST GRADENew Norfolk I kept its finals hopes alive on Saturday with a 68-run win over bottom-placed St Aidan’s at Cambridge Oval. The Red Caps made 7/259 off their 50 overs and in reply St Aidan’s was bowled out for 191 off 47.5 overs. With the

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Blackest day recalled

The front page of thisweek’s Gazette. THE Black Tuesday bushfires of 1967 are the topic of a special issue of the Derwent Valley Gazette this week. Three local residents were among the 64 people who lost their lives in Tasmania’s worst natural disaster, 50 years ago this week. Houses were

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Memories of Black Tuesday, 50 years ago today

FORMER New Norfolk fire chief Barry Lathey is one of more than 100 Tasmanians who have shared their recollections of “Black Tuesday” for the 50th anniversary of the bushfire disaster today. The Tasmania Fire Service collected video recordings via its travelling story booth throughout much of last year. Mr Lathey

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Rare film of New Norfolk on Black Tuesday

A LOCALLY-MADE film about the Black Tuesday bushfires has re-emerged in time for the 50th anniversary of Tasmania’s worst natural disaster. Titled It Couldn’t Happen, the film is a mix of on-the-spot vision of the emergency as it unfolded 50 years ago today, plus footage recorded in the following days.

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