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Lions Club news: meet Barry McDougall

BARRY McDougall has been a member of the New Norfolk Lions Club since 2007. He laughs as he remembers the “hell of a good time that we’ve had over the years.” Encouraged by friends to join Lions, Barry enjoys working on Lions projects. “There’s satisfaction in doing jobs and helping

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Council eases coronavirus restrictions

RESTRICTIONS on access to local parks and playgrounds have been eased by the Derwent Valley Council in accordance with the State Government’s “Roadmap to Recovery” from the coronavirus pandemic. Coinciding with yesterday’s partial relaxing of emergency regulations around public gatherings, the council announced that its parks, playgrounds and public toilets

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Local office to manage former Norske forests

SFM managing director Andrew Morgan, left, with directorDavid Wise. THE Tasmanian-based company selected to manage the former Norske Skog forest estate in southern Tasmania will open an office in New Norfolk. The State Government has welcomed the selection of Hobart-based SFM Forest Products to manage the the former Norske Skog

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Vehicle crimes on the rise in April

POLICE report that a number of vehicle-related crimes occurred in the New Norfolk area last month. The April crime report provided by Tasmania Police to the New Norfolk Neighbourhood Watch also included references to firewood being stolen from the Peppermint Hill Reserve on April 3 and 13. A blue Hyundai

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Traill’s tobacco tin a hot item online

This tin of tobacco sold in New Norfolk is attracting stronginterest in an online auction. ONLINE auction bidders are going crazy over an antique tobacco tin with a connection to New Norfolk. Measuring 10.5cm by 8cm and 2cm deep, the tin was listed for sale on eBay on May 13,

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Lions Club news: meet Greg Hudson

Greg Hudson is a well-known and popular Lions Club member having lived and worked in New Norfolk all of his life. “I’ve been a member of the New Norfolk Lions Club for over 40 years,” Greg said when being profiled for this column. “Bob Sproule invited me to join and

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Partial opening for lakes, parks and Corumbene

CORUMBENE Care, the Derwent Valley Council and Hydro Tasmania have today announced a partial reopening of facilities in line with the State Government’s “Roadmap to Recovery” from the Covid-19 pandemic. In New Norfolk the council has reopened the Esplanade and Tynwald Park for exercise purposes. The playgrounds at both locations

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Mt Field still out of reach from New Norfolk

MT FIELD remains out of reach of most Derwent Valley residents following today’s partial reopening of national park and reserves as the State Government starts to relax the social distancing rules that have so far stopped a widespread outbreak of coronavirus in Tasmania. From today, Tasmanians will be able to

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Barking dogs alert homeowners to housefire

FIRE caused $300,000 damage to a house at Hayes on Saturday night. The Tasmania Fire Service says the blaze was caused by a build-up of bird’s nests in a wall cavity near a wood heater flue. Crews from the New Norfolk and Magra fire brigades were called to the Lyell

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Premier’s roadmap to Covid-19 recovery

Click image to enlarge. PLANS for a staged return to normal life following the coronavirus crisis have been released by the state government. Premier Peter Gutwein yesterday released the government’s Roadmap to Recovery, which he said would outline the process to rebuild a stronger Tasmania. “While I thank all Tasmanians

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Four Covid-19 cases in the Valley

UPDATED: THERE have been four confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Derwent Valley municipality since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, according to data released yesterday by Public Health Services. No information was provided other than the bare numbers, and there is no indication of how many of the local

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Mayor: Gazette is the official news source

Cr Ben Shaw. THE Derwent Valley Gazette was today declared to be the official source of news about the appointment of the Derwent Valley Council’s new general manager. In a Facebook post this morning, mayor Ben Shaw shared a media release which he described as the “official/factual” details of the

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Lions Club news: Meet Ricky Jackson

RICKY Jackson is a familiar figure in New Norfolk, a local personality who loves to help out in the community and who proudly states that he has “lived in the same house my whole life”. Ricky‘s generous volunteering led him to be an honorary member of the New Norfolk Lions

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Council’s new general manager revealed

Dean Griggs. A VICTORIAN local government executive is the new general manager of the Derwent Valley Council. Councillors last week voted unanimously to offer the position to Dean Griggs, whose roles at the City of Melbourne included social investment manager, community safety and wellbeing manager, and municipal recovery manager. In

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New GM: Who can it be now?

THE identity of the new Derwent Valley Council general manager will be revealed to the public tomorrow, Wednesday, May 6. Councillors held a closed council meeting last Thursday night to receive a confidential report on the subject of a replacement for former general manager Greg Winton who parted ways with

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