Free buses for a fortnight

ALL bus services across Tasmania will be free-of-charge for the next two weeks following a decision to change to a cashless payment system to help reduce to spread of coronavirus. This includes Metro services and O’Driscoll Coaches’ Derwent Valley Link. The Department of State Growth has announced that all bus

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Last golf results for a while

The scene in the New Norfolk Golf Club bar before socialdistancing came into play last week. NEW NORFOLK GOLF CLUB COMPETITION golf has been cancelled in Tasmania as part of the effort to reduce the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. The most recent results from the New Norfolk Golf Club

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Lions Club news: Supporting the SES

State Emergency Service volunteer Alan Baker, left, Lions Clubmember Margaret Bester with the new phone, and Rotary Clubpresident Matt Hill. “CAN you hear me? How about now?” These are words that the Derwent Valley State Emergency Service hopefully never need to use again now that their new satellite phone has

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Locals win southern cricket awards

New Norfolk cricketers Jason Rigby andRohan Heron received awards at the SCAtrophy night. A NUMBER of players from Derwent Valley and Central Highlands clubs received awards at the Southern Cricket Association dinner and trophy presentations at Blundstone Arena on March 11. The night was very well attended with almost every

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Vegetation fire reported at Glenfern

WITH local temperatures still exceeding 25 degrees this afternoon, the Tasmania Fire Service is responding to a report of a vegetation fire at Glenfern. A light tanker and heavy tanker have been dispatched to respond to the incident, which was reported at 5.18pm. 6PM UPDATE: The Glenfern incident was reported

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New food options on the table during corona crisis

Some of the produce available at a recentNew Norfolk Market in High St. IN addition to the good service being offered by New Norfolk’s three supermarkets under the difficult circumstances of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, new fresh food options are now on the table. OPEN AND CLOSED IN THE DERWENT

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Derwent Valley Council offices close

THE Derwent Valley Council offices in Circle St, New Norfolk, will be temporarily closed to the public from 5pm today (Thursday) as a preventative measure against the spread of coronavirus COVID-19. In a statement on Facebook, the council says it intends to reduce the number of face-to-face interactions with the

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Frost weather warning

Frost Warningfor the Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts Issued at 8:36pm on Wednesday 25 March 2020. Frosts with temperatures down to 0 degrees are forecast for Thursday morning in parts of the Upper Derwent Valley district, and parts of the South East forecast district south of Hobart.

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Expanded restrictions on public gatherings

MUSEUMS, galleries and beauty salons will be the next businesses to temporarily close their doors as Australia’s state and federal governments tighten the rules around social interaction in the effort to slow the spread of coronavirus COVID-19. Hairdressers and barbershops will remain open but will have to follow enhanced physical

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Great season for New Norfolk juniors

New Norfolk Under-13 cricket team. Click image to enlarge. IT’S been another successful season for the New Norfolk Junior Cricket Club. We had 17 kids play their first season of cricket and each and every one of the 24 boys we had playing improved a lot. My philosophy as a

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Pubs, clubs, gyms, cinemas, churches to close

PUBS, clubs, gyms, entertainment venues, cinemas, casinos and churches throughout Australia will close at noon tomorrow (Monday) and remain closed for at least six months as the state and federal governments ramp up national efforts to limit the spread of coronavirus COVID-19. Prime Minister Scott Morrison tonight announced the following

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Gretna Cricket Club players’ awards

WELL done to Mathew Burns who won the Gretna Cricket Club’s first division players’ award vote count that was held last Sunday. Burns, a club veteran who has now won the award four times, won with 22.5 votes, four votes ahead of Aaron Maddox on 18.5. In the second division,

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New Norfolk golf results

One of the greens at the New Norfolk Golf Course. New Norfolk Golf Club Saturday 21/3/20 Tony Henricks Memorial StablefordDivision 1: L. McKenzie 37 c/b, J. Wilton 37 c/b, B. Withers 37 c/b, L. Griffith 37, A. Richardson 36.Division 2: A. Watts 37 c/b, G. Bailey 37, D. Armstrong 35

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Red Caps celebrate first grade premiership

New Norfolk I players with the SCA first-grade shield. NEW Norfolk’s first grade cricketers have today celebrated the day on which they should have contested the Southern Cricket Association grand final. Instead, with the decider cancelled due to concerns about the spread of coronavirus COVID-19, the team gathered at Tynwald

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