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Eight rescued after off-road adventure at Lachlan

POLICE have encouraged people to be better prepared when off-road driving, following a Derwent Valley rescue at overnight. “Around 11.35pm yesterday (Sunday) police were notified that a group of people in two 4WDs had not returned as planned from a day trip along Jefferys Track, and they couldn’t be reached

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Weather

It’s Snovember in the Derwent Valley

PARTS of the Derwent Valley have woken to a dusting of snow this morning (Monday), particularly in the Tyenna Valley, where Maydena residents are enjoying picture-postcard scenes (above) and a good dumping at Mt Field National Park has temporarily closed the Lake Dobson Rd while snow ploughing is done. Last

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Alert

Derwent Valley road weather alert and sheep graziers warning

Road Weather Alert for Tasmaniafor the Upper Derwent Valley, Central Plateau, Western and South East forecast districts Issued at 10:01pm on Sunday 14 November 2021. Snow covered roads will make driving conditions dangerous during Sunday and Monday in parts of the Western, Central Plateau, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast

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Weather

Snow expected down to 200m this weekend

SNOWY weather is forecast for several Derwent Valley locations over the next few days, with cold fronts due on Sunday and Monday. Snow is expected down to 200 metres on Sunday evening but the Bureau of Meteorology says it is unlikely to settle at lower elevations. At Maydena, showers or

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Sheep graziers warning
Alert

Warning to sheep graziers

Warning to Sheep Graziersfor the Upper Derwent Valley, South East, King Island, Furneaux Islands, North West Coast, Central North, North East, Midlands and East Coast forecast districts Issued at 10:17am  on Saturday 13 November 2021. Sheep graziers are warned that cold temperatures, showers and westerly winds are expected during Sunday.

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Man, 44, charged over New Norfolk assault

POLICE have charged a man with causing grievous bodily harm following an investigation into a serious assault in New Norfolk last month. Detective Constable Anthony Marr said the victim and alleged assailant were known to each other. “On October 19, Ambulance Tasmania members located a man unresponsive on Andrews St,”

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Community

Faces new and old at Remembrance Day in New Norfolk

AN earlier-than-expected start to yesterday’s Remembrance Day service caught some people unawares, with some veterans and family members arriving to find the event already under way at 10.45am. Some missed the opening address by young veteran Michael Hodge who moved to the Derwent Valley two years ago. After the service,

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Remembrance Day at New Norfolk
Events

Remembrance Day service tomorrow

THE New Norfolk Cenotaph in Circle St will be the location of the Derwent Valley’s Remembrance Day service at 10.45am on November 11. The venue is the council chambers forecourt, which will be closed to parking from 8pm tonight (Wednesday) until noon tomorrow (Thursday). This is organised by the New

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Business

Family Funfair postponed due to rain

WITH rain forecast at New Norfolk until next Tuesday, the organisers of the New Norfolk Family Funfair have postponed this weekend’s event for one week. Tickets will be automatically transferred to the same time next week, but refunds and date changes can be arranged online. The travelling Family Fun Fair was established

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Community

Valley crews on fire at state championships

THE New Norfolk Fire Brigade’s senior competition team has returned home from the Tasmanian Fire Brigade Championships with six wins and a state title under its belt. Gretna Fire Brigade’s teams also performed well in multiple categories at the same event at Invermay Park in Launceston this weekend. New Norfolk’s

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Sport

New Norfolk golf results – October 27 – November 4

Thursday 4/11/2021 Twilight Stableford – Division 1: R. Collins 20, A. Richardson 19 c/b, R. Rainbird 19, B. Heron 18 c/b, M. Tangata 18; Division 2: G. Hayden 18 c/b, M. Woodhams 18, R. Dureau, G. Triffitt 16 c/b, I. King 16 c/b; Division 3: A. Youd 18, R. Walters

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Community

Derwent Valley teams selected for national robotics contest

TWO groups from New Norfolk have qualified to take part at the national level in the First Lego League competition after their trophy-winning efforts in this year’s Hobart regional event earlier today (Saturday). Representatives of the Derwent Valley Youth Future Action Team (D’FAT) and students from St Brigid’s Catholic School

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