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GALLERY: Celebrating Ouse student achievements

OUSE District School held its prize presentation assembly on Monday last week, celebrating student achievements from throughout the year. Congratulations to all the award recipients and donors. See more Derwent Valley and Central Highlands news

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Sport

Dozens of boats contested long-distance rowing event

A GLORIOUS day on Sunday, December 4, saw the River Derwent hosting a virtual armada of 32 boats for the New Norfolk Rowing Club’s Sharland Sculls and Aly Cashion Long Distance Eights. A staggered start saw the first of six single sculls begin the handicapped race at 10am from the

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Community

VIDEO/PHOTO GALLERY: 2022 New Norfolk Christmas Parade

A BIG crowd attended yesterday’s Christmas Parade in High St, New Norfolk, which was the first held since 2019. Leading the parade was the Derwent Valley unit of the State Emergency Service, ahead of the marching band of the Derwent Valley Concert Band. The proceedings were broadcast live on community

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Community

Christmas parade draws its biggest crowd yet

THE crowd that turned out to see today’s New Norfolk Christmas Parade was widely regarded as the biggest in the more than 20-year history of the event. Organisers and participants were thrilled with the community response that saw an audience estimated at more than 2000 in High St. With nearly

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Community

Great night at the carols, now for the parade

A BIG crowd attended last night’s Carols in the Park at New Norfolk, ahead of today’s Christmas parade and Rotary Club fair in the town centre. The fair will be held on Arthur Square from 9am-2pm, and the Christmas parade will do two laps of High St starting at noon.

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Business

Little shop’s new-age old-world style

EVERYTHING old is new again at Glass and Brown Paper Pantry, a little shop with big ideals. The new business at 22 Burnett St, New Norfolk, is the brainchild of Meg and Adam Fraser, local residents who were sick of having to go to great lengths to find plastic-free groceries.

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Community

Ready for New Norfolk’s Christmas carols and parade

THE final countdown has started for two of the Derwent Valley’s biggest events of the year: the Lions Club’s carols by candlelight and the Rotary Club’s New Norfolk Christmas parade. Organised by the Lions Club of New Norfolk, the community carols made a successful return last year after the 2020

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Alert

Smoke alert over Bothwell bushfire

TASMANIA Fire Service crews and local landowners are monitoring a bushfire burning near Meadsfield Rd, Bothwell, which is reported to have started from an escaped burn-off on private property. The TFS says work is continuing to create containment lines around the fire, as it is burning in inaccessible terrain. It

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News

Minister inspects New Norfolk housing development

SUCCESSFUL partnerships between the Tasmanian Government and the state’s community housing providers were continuing to put roofs over the heads of vulnerable people, State Development, Construction and Housing minister Guy Barnett said at New Norfolk this morning. Mr Barnett said Centacare Evolve Housing (CEH) had just completed 10 two-bedroom units

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Events

Big weekend of rowing at New Norfolk

IT has been a busy weekend on the water with New Norfolk. Saturday saw the hosting one of the biggest rowing regattas at the Derwent Valley Boat Shed, while today (Sunday) saw the same venue host the Sharland Sculls and Aly Cashion Long Distance event. Saturday’s fixture was organised by

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Events

Rock around the clock this Saturday night

POPULAR Tasmanian DJ Brett Marley is ready to entertain New Norfolk again with his timeless Six O’Clock Rock show returning tomorrow (December 3). The 61-year-old, who is widely known as “Marls”, has been entertaining audiences for more than four decades. Six O’Clock Rock’s widespread popularity follows a simple formula –

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News

Woman missing at New Norfolk

UPDATED: As of 12.45pm police report that Ms Willison has been located safe and well at New Norfolk. EARLIER: Significant emergency services resources are on the ground at New Norfolk as police seek public assistance to locate a woman who has been reported missing. Tasmania Police holds concerns for the

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