The late Len Blaclwell
People

Obituary: Len Blackwell lived life to the full

THE Jimmy Barnes anthem Working Class Man played at the funeral of Len Blackwell, perfectly summing up the life and times of the well-known New Norfolk man. The former businessman and councillor had lived life to the full, finally succumbing to injuries sustained in a bush accident. At the funeral

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New Norfolk cricketer Jamie Hills
Sport

Best clubman award to Jamie Hill

LONG-SERVING president Jamie Hill was named best clubman at the New Norfolk Cricket Club’s trophy presentations at the New Norfolk RSL on Saturday night. Hill has led the club for nearly a decade and its successful position today is attributed to his passion and drive. Hill’s nominator for the Charles

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New Norfolk footballers
Sport

Waterlogged Boyer no haven for the Sharks

IN wet, slippery, and overcast conditions, the Eagles senior team triumphed over the Dodges Ferry Sharks at the big Boyer Oval on Saturday. The home side booted 10 last-half goals to one to run out convincing 76-point victors and go to the top of the SFL ladder. The Eagles were

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Weather

Flood watch ends as river levels drop

THE Bureau of Meteorology issued a Final Flood Watch this afternoon for the Derwent, Huon, North, North East, East Coastal and South East catchments. Flooding is no longer expected in the Derwent, Ouse and Clyde rivers. Issued at 11:59am on Monday 17 August 2020 Flood Watch Number: 4 River levels

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Sport

Panthers victorious in surprise home game

THE New Norfolk Panthers senior division 5 soccer team, currently sitting on top of the ladder, played an evenly matched and exciting game against third-placed Uni Wanderers yesterday, coming away with a 2-1 win. The Panthers/Uni game was originally slated to be played at Olinda Grove but that ground closure

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Weather

River Derwent flood watch continues

THE Bureau of Meteorology is continuing its flood watch for a number of catchments including the Derwent. This is a “heads up” for possible future flooding and is NOT a Flood Warning. Issued at 12:52pm on Sunday 16 August 2020 By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart. Flood Watch Number: 3

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Mike Berry
People

Lions Club news: Meet Mike Berry

MIKE Berry was an active, dedicated and hard-working member of the Lions Club of New Norfolk from 1999 to 2016, but couldn’t stay away and rejoined last year. Mike’s involvement over the years has been on many projects and barbecues, and most notably as the driver of the Lions Train

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Alert

Rain causes road weather alert

HEAVY rainfall and reduced visibility has prompted the Bureau of Meteorology to issue a Road Weather Alert for the Upper Derwent Valley and other parts of Tasmania today. Issued at 10:13 am on Sunday 16 August 2020. Reduced visibility in heavy rain and water on roads will make road conditions dangerous

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Sport

Today’s scores from Boyer Oval: SFL Round 4

SENIORS: New Norfolk 16.11 (107) d Dodges Ferry 4.7 (31) THIRD QUARTER: New Norfolk 10.5 (65) v Dodges Ferry 3.5 (23) HALF TIME: New Norfolk 6.3 (39) v Dodges Ferry 3.3 (21) FIRST QUARTER New Norfolk 1.2 (8) v Dodges Ferry 1.2 (8) * New Norfolk’s Marcus Parker scored the

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Weather

THE Bureau of Meteorology has issued a Flood Watch for several areas including the Derwent catchment. This Flood Watch is a “heads up” for possible future flooding and is not a Flood Warning. Issued at 12:59pm on Saturday 15 August 2020, by the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart. Flood Watch Number:

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Matthew Martin displaying a copy of the New Norfolk News
News

New Norfolk News: Next issue on the streets tomorrow

THE second issue of the print edition of New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News will be available tomorrow, Friday, August 14. The paper will be on sale throughout the Derwent Valley, while more distant readers might like to download a copy from this website. Following last month’s free introductory issue,

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New Norfolk football senior game report
Sport

Match report: Eagles swooped on Robins

THE mighty Eagles senior team took on a new-look Brighton Robins outfit last Saturday and ran out 23-point victors on a beautiful sunny afternoon at the Pontville Oval. New Norfolk was first to hit the scoreboard as Nathan “Nugget” Eiszele wrapped up his Brighton opponent in a bear-like tackle, which

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