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BREAKING: Double duty for Derwent voters

AN early State Election has been called for May 1, meaning that Derwent Valley and Central Highlands voters will be casting votes in two elections on that day. May 1 had already been named as the date for the election for this year’s Legislative Council election for the seat of

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Weather

Flood watch for the Derwent Valley

Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania Note: This Flood Watch is a “heads up” for possible future flooding and is NOT a Flood Warning. Flood Watch for Furneaux Islands, North East, East Coastal, South East, Derwent and Huon catchments Issued at 10:45 am EDT on Wednesday 24 March 2021 By the Bureau

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Sport

Back-to-back cricket premierships for New Norfolk

THE New Norfolk Redcaps are the Southern Cricket Association premiers for another year after defeating Old Beach at Tynwald Park on Saturday, finishing 5/240 to Old Beach’s 9/237. New Norfolk had won the toss and sent the Bushrangers in to bat. The game was reduced to 45 overs per side

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Sport

New Norfolk golf results – March 17-20

Saturday 20/3/2021 Tony Henricks Memorial Stableford Competition – A Grade: W. Coleman 40 c/b, L. Dittmann 40, T. Lowe 36 c/b, J. Stevenson 36, A. Richardson 35; B Grade: A. Leitch 38, M. Smith 34, L. Heron 33 c/b, P. Harriss 33 c/b, B. Hall 33; C Grade: J. Broadhead

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Health

Sunday start for COVID-19 shots at New Norfolk

UPDATE: The venue for this clinic is now the New Norfolk RSL Club, at 30 George St, New Norfolk. EARLIER: THE State Government’s New Norfolk Community Clinic for COVID-19 vaccinations will open for business tomorrow (Sunday), March 21. People eligible for these free vaccinations can book online or by phone.

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Events

Three big days in the Valley coming up

A BIG weekend of arts and culture is promised in the Derwent Valley as the 10 Days on the Island festival presents its Intimate Epics program from today (Friday) until Sunday. Presented as a walking precinct in New Norfolk, the full program can be found here, with the highlights featured

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DV Council

Low-key council AGM after two deferrals

LAST week’s twice-delayed annual general meeting of the Derwent Valley Council was the most low-key in recent years. With three councillors absent from the meeting, the small public gallery outnumbered the elected members. Lasting about 23 minutes, the meeting was also one of the shortest AGMs of late. There were

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Health

COVID-19 vaccination clinic for New Norfolk

NEW Norfolk has been named as the location for one of the State Government’s first five community clinics for the delivery of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccination. Health minister Sarah Courtney said the state’s vaccine program was on track and ready to move to phase 1B. “The success of the rollout

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Events

See our band at Willow Court this Friday evening

A PERFORMANCE by the Derwent Valley Concert Band will be one of the feature events of the opening of the 10 Days on the Island Intimate Epics program of arts experiences opening this Friday at the Willow Court historic site in New Norfolk. The band will perform for about 30

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Sport

Golf champions honoured

TROPHIES were presented to the New Norfolk Golf Club’s leading golfers at the conclusion of the 2021 Club Championships yesterday. The club champions, pictured above, are Ben Rainbird (A Grade), Jack Stevenson (B Grade), David Giles (C Grade) and Alan Lowe (Veterans). 2021 Club Championships overall results – A Grade

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News

Farewell to Stan Cordwell

LOCAL historian Stanley Cordwell passed away earlier this week, after a long illness. Stan, who recently published his latest book, was aged 87. His final book, Boyer and the Peg Factory, has been a runaway success. A long-time Lachlan resident, Stan also had a long connection with the New Norfolk

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News

Valley man charged after city traffic incident

POLICE have charged an Ellendale man with multiple offences following incidents alleged to have occurred in Hobart last night (Friday). Police say they saw a red Ford Escape SUV being driven erratically near the intersection of Gladstone St and Sandy Bay Rd at about 9.30pm. “The vehicle was then intercepted

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