Avoid the bridge if you can

Cars queued in Blair St this evening. TRAFFIC has been banking up in all directions from the New Norfolk Bridge yesterday and today as work started on repairs to the road surface around the roundabout. At the time of writing, there are queues in all directions as motorists attempt to

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Youth worker’s scholarship rescheduled

Youth worker Matt Hill. A NEW Norfolk youth worker has been invited to take part in an online summit following a decision to postpone the National Youth Futures Summit due to the coronavirus pandemic. Earlier this year it was announced that New Norfolk’s Matt Hill had been awarded a scholarship to

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Hazardous roads reported

POLICE advise motorists to drive according to the road conditions, allow a safe distance between other vehicles and take extreme care due to snow and ice on certain roads around the state.Local road hazards as of 9.23am, Tuesday, June 9:Hazardous roads – Derwent Valley/HighlandsHighland Lakes Rd from Barren Tier to MienaLyell

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Artwork sought for new police station

An artist’s impression of the new New Norfolk Police Station,which is to be built on the site of the existing station. A $30,000 commission is being offered for a Tasmanian artist to create a photo-essay for New Norfolk’s new police station. With the demolition of the existing police station in

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Lions Club news: Meet Dick Andrew

DICK ANDREW has been a resident of the Derwent valley and an energetic member of the New Norfolk Lions Club for more than five years. “Heather, my wife, and I moved from Maleny, Queensland, to Molesworth where we purchased a property with our number two son,” Dick said. Heather and

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Young driver arrested at New Norfolk

POLICE arrested a young driver at New Norfolk in the early hours of this morning after an alleged “hooning” incident in the town. A police spokesman said a gold-coloured Ford Ranger vehicle had been seen hooning in Humphrey St ar around 2.30am today. “Police attempted to intercept the vehicle however,

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Mayor’s economic slingshot misfires

Councillors Frank Pearce, left, and Ben Shaw, right, were theonly two to appear on screen during the monthly meeting forMay. Picture: Derwent Valley Council. A RAFT of proposals aimed at stimulating the local economy failed to win majority support at last month’s Derwent Valley Council meeting. Mayor Ben Shaw’s five-point plan

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Further easing of coronavirus restrictions

Click image to enlarge. THE second stage of the easing of Tasmania’s public health restrictions starts at 3pm this afternoon (Friday). A staged approach of lifting of restrictions has been developed to help reduce the risk to the community of Covid-19. Gatherings will increase to 20 people at a time

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Lion of the Derwent Valley passes away

Leon O’Donnell in hisnavy days. THE Derwent Valley lost one of its most passionate advocates with the death of Leon O’Donnell last weekend, aged 80. Born in 1939, he lived his early years in Maydena, served in the Royal Australian Navy and worked at Australian Newsprint Mills for many years.

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Free coronavirus testing at New Norfolk

Click image to enlarge. FREE testing for Covid-19 will be conducted at New Norfolk this weekend. While public restrictions relating to the coronavirus are being relaxed, the State Government says widespread testing remains essential in order to track and slow the spread of the disease. Mobile testing units are making

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Hop kiln fire investigation continues

Before-and-after image of the Hopgrove Kiln. INVESTIGATIONS are continuing into the fire that destroyed a historic hop kiln at Lachlan on Sunday. Crews from multiple Derwent Valley fire brigades were called to the fire yesterday afternoon to find the three-storey oast house well alight. It took crews several hours to

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Roundabout roadworks coming up

LANE closures and a reduced speed limit will be in force at the roundabout at the New Norfolk Bridge from June to August while essential roadworks are carried out. After repeated attempts to patch the several failures in the road surface surrounding the roundabout near St Brigid’s Catholic School, the

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