COVID-19 impact in the Derwent Valley

LOCAL IMPACTS OF PREVENTATIVE MEASURES TO STOP THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 IN THE DERWENT VALLEY (REGULARLY UPDATING): This list replaces the earlier version, now that some businesses and services are starting to re-open. Please send updates, additions and corrections to newnorfolknews@gmail.com.  GREEN = open ORANGE = changed circumstances RED

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New Norfolk footy stars popular on eBay

John Windsor. FIFTY-YEAR-OLD raffle tickets featuring photos of leading New Norfolk footballers of the day have sold for more than $100 each in online auctions. A ticket stub bearing a photo of John “Beatles” Windsor sold for $105.50 on eBay last night, after attracting 24 bids from four bidders. Described

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Salvos’ doorknock goes digital

AFTER six decades of knocking on doors each May, The Salvation Army is taking its major fundraising appeal online in response to Covid-19’s impact on social contact this year. Known as the Red Shield Appeal, this year’s event will take the form of a “digital doorknock”, with Derwent Valley residents asked

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New round of online fun at home

Click image to enlarge. TWO new online activities are being offered by the Derwent Valley Youth Future Action Team (D’FAT), joining the two which were offered as replacement school holiday activities last month, supported by the Salvation Army. Starting next weekend is a new round of”The Gamer Zone”, an online

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Lions Club news: Meet Kerry Kievit

THIS week we continue our member profiles with Kerry Kievit, who is currently our secretary, a hard-working community volunteer, and excellent cook. Kerry was born in Hobart during the 1960s and in her early childhood travelled with her nomadic parents. The family settled in Hobart in the 1970s where Kerry

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Severe weather warning

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Severe Weather Warning for DAMAGING WINDS and DAMAGING SURF For people in King Island, Furneaux Islands, Western, Upper Derwent Valley, South East, North West Coast, Central Plateau, Midlands and parts of North East, East Coast and Central North Forecast Districts. Issued at 4:10pm Friday, 1

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Warning to sheep graziers

Warning to Sheep Graziersfor the King Island, Furneaux Islands, North West Coast, Midlands, East Coast, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts Issued at 3:57pm on Friday 1 May 2020. Sheep graziers are warned that cold temperatures, showers and strong southwesterly winds are expected during Friday and Saturday. Areas

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Remembering Michael Excell

ANOTHER connection with the Derwent Valley’s past was severed last month with the passing of Michael Excell at the age of 81. Born on July 15, 1938, he was a son of Sally and Allan Excell who had a well-known bakery in Burnett St, New Norfolk. He attended primary school

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New general manager on the council’s agenda

A screenshot from this month’s online council meeting. THE appointment of a new general manager is one of three agenda items proposed for a special meeting of the Derwent Valley Council this Thursday night. The meeting will be the second to be held in an online format under the provisions

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SES shows support for suicide awareness

Daniel Barry, left, presents the SES donation to Matt Hill of theDerwent Valley Suicide Prevention Group. MONEY raised for suicide awareness in the Derwent Valley has been presented to the intended recipient following the cancellation of a fundraising activity associated with the Derwent Valley Autumn Festival. The Derwent Valley State

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Monday severe weather warning

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Severe Weather Warning for DAMAGING WINDS For people in South East and parts of Western and Upper Derwent Valley Forecast Districts. Issued at 10:06 am Sunday, 26 April 2020. DAMAGING WESTERLY WINDS ACROSS SOUTHERN TASMANIA EARLY MONDAY MORNING Weather Situation: A strong westerly airstream flows

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Lions Club news: Supporting Tidy Towns

Tidy Towns Committee members Ian Lacey, left, and PhilBingley, front, with Lions Club members Ricky Jackson, VivCardwell and Fiona Cardwell. THE Lions Club supports the valuable work of the New Norfolk Tidy Towns Committee for whom graffiti removal is a strong focus. A donation of graffiti removal equipment including a

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Derwent Valley servicemen and women remembered

Dale Britten and Geoff Hack. UPDATED: FALLEN soldiers, sailors and aviators of the Derwent Valley have been remembered at the New Norfolk Cenotaph this morning and in homes around the district. With Anzac Day services cancelled due to social distancing restrictions in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, the hundreds

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New Norfolk Anzac Day Address 2020

The Reverend Celia Hooker speaking atlast year’s New Norfolk Anzac Day service. By the Reverend Celia HookerSt Matthew’s Anglican Church ANZAC Day 2020 – a day to honour all men and women who  have participated in wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations around the world – but on Anzac Day we are

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$200 million upgrade starts at Bryn Estyn

The Bryn Estyn water treatment plant at New Norfolk.  WORK on Tasmania’s largest water treatment plant upgrade has begun at Bryn Estyn just outside New Norfolk, with the aim of ensuring water quality and supply for future generations. TasWater Capital Delivery Office alliance program manager Ian Penman said the project

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