Warning to sheep graziers

Warning to Sheep Graziersfor the Midlands, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts Issued at 3.08pm on Monday 15 June 2020. Sheep graziers are warned that cold temperatures, showers and strong westerly winds are expected during Tuesday. Areas likely to be affected include the Upper Derwent Valley and South

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D’FAT has the code to fun

FREE online robotics workshops will be offered to local primary and high-school aged students over four weeks from late this month. The Derwent Valley Youth Future Action Team (D’FAT) will provide free “virtual” LEGO robotics workshops online through CoderZ, the online learning tool for coding and robotics with a virtual

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New Norfolk golf results

NEW NORFOLK GOLF CLUBWednesday 10/6/2020 Stroke18 hole: L. McKenzie 76-10-66, L. Dittmann 79-12-67, T. Banks 87-19-68, D. Post 82-13-69, J. Rainbird 73-3-70; Birdie draw: A. Watts.9 hole: D. Post 40- 6½-33½, T. Banks 44 -9½ -34½, J. Rainbird 37-1½-35½, L. Dittmann 42-6-36 c/b, G. Triffitt 42-6-36; Birdie draw: J. Miller.L.

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Local man arrested over armed robbery

POLICE have charged a New Norfolk man in relation to an alleged armed robbery at the Coles Supermarket at Bridgewater last weekend. A Tasmania Police spokesman said a 20-year-old man from New Norfolk had been arrested and charged in relation to the incident which occurred on Sunday afternoon. Police allege

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Rethink on roadworks at the roundabout

Wednesday night’s New Norfolk traffic snarl. WORKING hours on the roadworks near the New Norfolk bridge would be reduced in order to reduce traffic congestion, the Department of State Growth announced yesterday. Following feedback from the community, we have changed the working hours for this project to 9 am–2.30 pm,

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Friday morning road weather warning

Road Weather Alert for Tasmaniafor Central Plateau, Midlands, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts Issued at 10pm on Thursday 11 June 2020. Icy roads will make driving conditions potentially dangerous during Friday morning in parts of the Central Plateau, Midlands, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts.

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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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