Anzac Day in the Derwent Valley

The New Norfolk Cenotaph. TRADITIONAL Anzac Day events have been cancelled throughout Australia and New Zealand due to the coronavirus pandemic, but there are many ways to observe this national day at home tomorrow (Saturday). Locally, the New Norfolk Anzac Day Address will be given by the Reverend Celia Hooker

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New Norfolk making paper for Australasia

THE Boyer Mill is presently the only manufacturer of newsprint in Australasia following the suspending of production in New Zealand due to the coronavirus pandemic. Newsprint is the specialist paper designed for high-speed newspaper printing presses. Owner Norske Skog has halted paper production at its Tasman mill in New Zealand

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Free delivery for Anzac Day flowers

Floral tributes on the New Norfolk Cenotaph on Anzac Daylast year. PEOPLE wanting to have a floral tribute placed on the New Norfolk Cenotaph for Anzac Day are being offered free delivery by local florist Willows Flowers. With Anzac Day parades and services cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, alternative

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Burglaries dominated March police reports

BURGLARY and theft dominated the March crime report provided by Tasmania Police to the New Norfolk Neighbourhood Watch. Thieves forced their way into multiple buildings at Fairview Primary School overnight on March 3. A window was broken in the incident. Personal items were stolen from a vehicle in Charles St,

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Lions Club news: Meet Howard Gant

Howard and Lucinda Gant. AS our Lions Club fundraising activities and meetings have been put on hold until we are through the Covid-19 pandemic, our articles in the next weeks and months will feature our members. We start with Howard Gant: community volunteer, educator and storyteller. Howard first joined Lions

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Warning to sheep graziers

Warning to Sheep Graziersfor the Furneaux Islands, Midlands, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districtsIssued at 2.56pm on Thursday 16 April 2020. Sheep graziers are warned that cold temperatures, showers and very strong westerly winds are expected during Friday. Areas likely to be affected include the Upper Derwent Valley

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Local youths donate swags for the homeless

MEMBERS of the Derwent Valley’s peak youth organisation are supporting today’s national Youth Homelessness Matters Day with donations to aid young people in need. In support of Youth Homelessness Matters Day (YHMD), the Derwent Valley Youth Future Action Team (D’FAT) will donate six swags to the The Salvation Army’s Street2Home program.

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High St mall back on council agenda

The section of High St used for the Saturday market is to beoffered for use as a mall. EXPRESSIONS of interest will be sought by the Derwent Valley Council for the use of part of New Norfolk’s High St as a mall. Councillors last month agreed with a proposal from

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Accountant becomes latest acting general manager

Bill Richardson. THE chief financial officer of the Derwent Valley Council has become the municipality’s latest acting general manager. Mr Bill Richardson, who joined the council last year, is understood to have been temporarily appointed to the senior managerial role in the middle of last week when Sydney-based Brian Barrett

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Tasmania’s favourite juice comes home

AFTER a troubled decade in multi-national ownership, Tasmania’s favourite fruit juice syrups are now in the hands of a Derwent Valley family. The Clark family of Westerway last week announced that it had been granted the original recipe for Tasmanian-made blackcurrant and raspberry syrups and would be marketing these under

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Free buses until May 31

FREE bus travel throughout Tasmania has been extended until the end of May to allow passengers more time to register for cashless payments. Infrastructure and Transport minister Michael Ferguson said the current arrangements for cashless buses and a bus fare amnesty had been extended to Sunday, May 31. These arrangements

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Lions Club news: supporting the Clown Doctors

ANOTHER of the Tasmanian charities that the New Norfolk Lions Club supports is the Clown Doctors. Imagine being a sick or injured child in hospital – It isn’t great. You are surrounded by unfamiliar people, smells and medical equipment. You are away from family, friends and the comfort of your

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Second round of community grants awarded

FUNDING of just over $14,000 was shared among eight applicants in the second round of the Derwent Valley Council’s community grants program for the 2019-20 financial year. In a report to last month’s council meeting, community development officer Bec Tudor said more money had been available than was originally expected,

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Council offering free ‘flu vaccinations

BOOKINGS are closing soon for the Derwent Valley Council’s free influenza vaccinations under its annual vaccination program. The council is offering free ‘flu vaccinations for: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people Pregnant women (during any stage of pregnancy) People aged 65 years and over People aged six months and over

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Warning to sheep graziers

Warning to Sheep Graziersfor the Furneaux Islands, North West Coast, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts Issued at 3.35pm on Sunday 5 April 2020. Sheep graziers are warned that cold temperatures, showers and strong westerly winds are expected during Sunday. Areas likely to be affected include the Furneaux

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