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Crash closes Molesworth Rd

MOLESWORTH Road at Malbina has been completely blocked by a crash tonight (tonight). Tasmania Police advise that emergency services are in attendance at the single vehicle accident near 75 Molesworth Rd. “The road is completely blocked by the emergency service vehicles as they work to free the driver,” Acting Sergeant

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Sport

Eagle colts in preliminary final today

THE remaining New Norfolk team in this year’s Southern Football League finals is off to Cygnet today (Saturday) to play Southern Storm in the Colts preliminary final at 12.30pm. A win will give the Eagles an opportunity to progress to the grand final. The young Eagles were at home to

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People

Sheila’s century of caring

A CENTURY of caring for her family was reflected in loving tributes for Sheila Blackwell following her death at age 100 on August 1. Mrs Blackwell passed away at her nursing home three weeks after celebrating her 100th birthday and receiving congratulatory letters from the Queen, Governor-General, Prime Minister, Governor

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Sport

Eagles seniors exit the SFL finals race

AFTER three quarters of high-pressure finals football, the New Norfolk Eagles could not stop a rampaging Lindisfarne at Boyer Oval on Saturday. The visitors’ final-quarter eight-goal blitz enabled them to run out 56-point winners and move forward to a preliminary final against the Huonville Lions for the right to play

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Weather

Flooding no longer expected

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, TasmaniaFinal Flood Warning for the River DerwentIssued at 10:57am on Wednesday 7 October 2020 Flood Warning Number: 4 FLOODING IS NO LONGER EXPECTED IN THE RIVER DERWENT DURING WEDNESDAY. In the 24 hours to 9 am Wednesday, no rainfall was recorded in the Derwent River

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Alert

Frost warning for upper Derwent Valley

for the Midlands and Upper Derwent Valley forecast districtsIssued at 3:39 pm EDT on Monday 5 October 2020. Frosts with temperatures down to -1 degrees are forecast for Tuesday morning in parts of the Midlands and Upper Derwent Valley forecast districts. Please be aware: Temperatures at ground level can be

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Big 11-0 win for New Norfolk’s soccer team away from home

SUCCESS seems to be following the New Norfolk Panthers wherever they go, with the hallowed home grounds of Metro FC being no exception after a well-deserved 11-0 win for the Derwent Valley’s soccer side on Friday night. The “wall” is starting to make a name for itself among opposition sides

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River Derwent flood warning

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, TasmaniaInitial Minor Flood Warning for the River DerwentIssued at 9pm on Sunday 4 October 2020 Flood Warning Number: 1 MINOR FLOODING MAY DEVELOP IN THE RIVERS OUSE AND DERWENT DURING MONDAY River rises are also occurring in the lower Derwent tributaries, including Tyenna and Styx

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Events

Hand-made bonnets to honour New Norfolk’s convict women

SEWING sessions will be held in New Norfolk over the next two months to make bonnets in memory of female convicts who spent time in the New Norfolk Asylum, now known as Willow Court, during its time as a convict hospital in colonial times. In support of the larger “Roses

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Events

Larger-than-life exhibition at Black Swan cafe-bookshop

AN exhibition of works by local artist Duncan Rush has just over a week to run at the Black Swan cafe-bookshop in New Norfolk. An official opening was held on September 25 and the works – described by host Alexander Okenyo as playfully large sculptures – can be seen until

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People

Lions Club news: Meet Wayne Hodge

NEW Norfolk Lions Club member Wayne Hodge has been involved with local volunteer organisations for decades. He was born at the Royal Hobart Hospital and his family lived at Dromedary until his father began working for Australian Newsprint Mills when Wayne was five years old. The family then moved to

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Sport

Today’s scores from the football finals at Boyer Oval

SENIORS – 1ST SEMI-FINAL: Lindisfarne 1.5 4.7 8.11 16.14 (110)New Norfolk 2.3 2.9 5.11 7.12 (54) Goals – Lindisfarne: S. Adams 4, D. Blazely 3, K. Baker 2, L. Polanowski 2, M. Cassidy 2, J. Young, T. Roberts, R. Martin; New Norfolk: T. Rainbird 3, J. Bearman 2, R. Heron,

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