Changes to access to Justices of the Peace

PHYSICAL distancing requirements for the prevention of the spread of COVID-19 mean that a number of the Derwent Valley’s Justices of the Peace – and many others throughout the state – are no longer undertaking their duties. With many JPs being older members of the community, and working from home,

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Pollies’ pay cut proposed

Councillor Paul Belcher A LOCAL councillor’s proposal for elected officials to take a pay cut during the coronavirus pandemic was broadcast on multiple commercial radio stations on Friday. “In this troubled time I am putting forward the suggestion that elected members of Local Government and State and Federal parliaments, and

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Wade Gleeson reviews the cricket season

WITH the 2019/20 cricket season now completed, let’s take a look at how our local clubs fared in what was a great season of cricket action. Some teams played finals and some missed out, while others went on to win the premiership. The men’s statistics quoted below are combined from

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Changes to local charity services

INCREASED preventative measures against the spread of coronavirus COVID-19 has impacted on the provision of charitable and welfare services in New Norfolk and around the country. New Norfolk’s two thrift shops are now temporarily closed, following decisions of the Salvation Army and the St Vincent de Paul Society, and new

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Lions Club news: supporting Cystic Fibrosis Tas

YOUR generous support for our fundraising activities recently enabled us make a number of donations, one of which was to Cystic Fibrosis Tasmania. Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited, life-threatening condition for which there is currently no cure. In Tasmania, one in 20 people carry the CF gene which is

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Mayor explains meeting cancellation

Councillor Ben Shaw in his video message. THE following is a lightly edited transcription of yesterday’s video message by mayor Ben Shaw, explaining the cancellation of last night’s special council meetings. “Hi everybody, just a quick update from here at council. We were supposed to be having a special council

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More options for fresh food delivery

Marg Gaby with some of the fruit and vegetables availablefrom the Lachlan River Co-op. LOCAL bakers and a recently-formed co-operative are now offering fresh food deliveries to housebound residents of the Derwent Valley during the coronavirus pandemic. The Lachlan River Co-op has been established by John Blegg, Ivan Bean and

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Tonight’s council meetings cancelled

TONIGHT’S Derwent Valley Council special open meeting and special closed meeting have been cancelled. A small note on the homepage of the council website says simply that the meetings have been cancelled. The meetings were to have been held in the New Norfolk Courthouse from 5pm, with the open meeting

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Council to consider COVID-19 support package

A SPECIAL meeting of the Derwent Valley Council will be held tomorrow (Thursday) evening to consider a COVID-19 community support package including a rates freeze, free dog registration and food licences, and refunding certain fees. The 5pm meeting has been advertised to be held in the courthouse in Circle St,

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School holiday fun goes online

Click image to enlarge. TWO online activities have been launched by the Derwent Valley Youth Future Action Team (D’FAT) to replace their previously planned school holiday program. Starting today is “Scratch”, a free online competition for participants aged six to 13, enabling them to create their own interactive stories, games

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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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Public Health Direction: Self isolation

PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTION – ISOLATIONPublic Health Act 1997DIRECTION UNDER SECTION 16 I, MARK VEITCH, the Director of Public Health, in pursuance of section 16 of the Public Health Act 1997 (“the Act”), in order to manage the threat to public health posed by the notifiable disease known as COVID-19 (“the

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Public Health Direction: limiting mass gatherings

PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTION – MASS GATHERINGS Public Health Act 1997DIRECTION UNDER SECTION 16 I, MARK VEITCH, the Director of Public Health, in pursuance of section 16 of the Public Health Act 1997 (“the Act”), in order to manage the threat to public health posed by the notifiable disease known as

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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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