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Walkers rescued on Mt Dromedary

UPDATED: POLICE have updated the information available about the rescue of two bushwalkers at the back of Mt Dromedary last night. A spokesman for marine and rescue services said a phone call was received shortly after 7pm on Friday, from a man who said he was lost in the Mt

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News

The day the music died: farewell Layton Hodgetts

FAMILY, friends and the wider community are today mourning the passing of Layton Hodgetts after a long struggle with cancer. A true leader in our community, Layton was known far and wide as the founding father of the Derwent Valley Concert Band, and closer to home he will be remembered

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Business

‘The Mills’ developers setting up shop in town centre

THE business behind a proposed redevelopment of parts of the former Royal Derwent Hospital site is setting up shop in High St, New Norfolk. Residential and retirement developers Roger and Daniel Noble have letterboxed New Norfolk with a flyer detailing their $500 million proposal for the Gateway Estate, which they

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Weather

32 degrees in the shade

AT 3PM today it was 32.5 degrees at New Norfolk, another above-average temperature that will not be recorded because the town does not have an official weather station. The Bureau of Meteorology ceased taking observations at New Norfolk in the 1980s, leaving Bushy Park as the nearest location for official

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Stanley Cordwell
News

New book tells the story of Boyer and the peg factory

THERE was a time when New Norfolk was making more than a million wooden clothes pegs for Australia every week, and for nearly 80 years we have produced most of the paper needed for the nation’s newspapers. The early history of both of those industries is told in Boyer and

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New Norfolk District Football Club trophy winners
Sport

Bearman bags Eagles’ best and fairest for season 2020

THE New Norfolk District Football Club’s Les Hepper Medal for the senior best-and-fairest winner was presented to Jye Bearman on Saturday night. Awards for all four grades of competition were presented at the club’s Red White and Black Ball, which was held at the Wrest Point Casino for the first

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Layton Hodgetts and family
People

From farm boy to internationally recognised music educator

THE remarkable life and achievements of New Norfolk’s Layton Hodgetts OAM were celebrated at a special gathering last week. About 200 people attended the function which was hosted by Black Swan, the business operated by Layton’s daughter Sarah and her husband Alexander Okenyo. Sarah said the event was a chance

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News

Security cameras to boost public safety in the streets

ADDITIONAL security cameras have been installed in New Norfolk’s town centre, funded by an election commitment from the State Government. “The safety of the New Norfolk community has been boosted with the completion of CCTV cameras in New Norfolk, thanks to a $50,000 investment from the Tasmanian Government,” Lyons Liberal

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Sport

New Norfolk golf results: October 28-31

Saturday 31/10/2020 Tim Lowe/Gilbert Automotive Club Foursome Championship – Division. 1 Gross: L. Post-G. Heron 71, M. Williams-C. Youd c/b, B. Rainbird-P. Marshall 76; Nett: L. Post-G. Heron 71-2½- 68½ , M. Williams-C. Youd 76-6-70, A. Watts-D. Hack 84-14-70; Division 2 Gross: A. Leitch-G. Duggan 87, S. Ackerly-S. Gray 90,

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Lions Christmas raffle adds online option

SPONSORS have been thanked for their ongoing generous support of the Lions Club of New Norfolk’s annual end-of-year raffle. “At the end of a fairly challenging year, big-hearted local sponsors have once again made wonderful contributions to the prize pool for the Lions Club Christmas raffle,” club president Kerry Kievit

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Opening of Sustainable Forest Management office at New Norfolk
Business

Broad support for new forestry venture centred in New Norfolk

THE Tasmanian company now managing the former Norske Skog forests has today celebrated the official opening of its office in High St, New Norfolk. Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) has been engaged to manage the plantations which were transferred to international investor New Forests earlier this year. With 28 full-time-equivalent workers

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