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Snowy scenes surround New Norfolk

TEMPERATURES plummeted in New Norfolk this afternoon as snow fell in the hills surrounding the town. Snow also fell in the town centre around 3.30pm but rain beforehand and afterwards prevented it from settling. Roads in higher areas have been closed to traffic and the Bureau of Meteorology has extended

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Weather

Initial flood watch issued for Derwent catchment

AN initial flood watch has been issued by the Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania, for several catchment areas including the River Derwent. This Flood Watch is a “heads up” for possible future flooding and is NOT a Flood Warning. Initial Flood Watch for Derwent, Huon, South East, East Coastal and North

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Snow at Lachlan
Alert

Tuesday: warning of snowy, icy roads

THE Bureau of Meteorology has issued a Road Weather Alert for Tasmania’s Upper Derwent Valley, North West Coast, Central North, Western, Central Plateau, Midlands, East Coast and South East forecast districts. Issued at 9:45pm on Monday, August 3, 2020. Icy and snow covered roads will make driving conditions dangerous during

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Alert

Warning to sheep graziers – Monday and Tuesday

THE Bureau of Meteorology has issued a Warning to Sheep Graziers for the Upper Derwent Valley, King Island, North West Coast, Midlands, East Coast and South East forecast districts. Issued at 4:02 am on Monday, August 3, 2020. Sheep graziers are warned that cold temperatures, showers and westerly winds are

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Alert

Road weather warning for Monday afternoon and evening

THE Bureau of Meteorology has issued a Road Weather Alert for Tasmania’s Upper Derwent Valley, Western and South East forecast districts. Issued at 4:04pm on Sunday August 1, 2020. Snow-covered roads will make driving conditions dangerous during Monday afternoon and evening in parts of the Western, Upper Derwent Valley and

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New Norfolk soccer player Chris Driver in action
Sport

New Norfolk pipped at the post in soccer tussle

THE New Norfolk Panthers were defeated by Clarence Zebras 5-4 in an intense and ultimately very close Southern League 5 Cup match at Tynwald Park today.  The first half was marked by a strong start by the Panthers. A domination of the opposition’s backline led to a brilliant goal, but

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Football match at New Norfolk
Sport

A win and a draw as the footy season gets under way

AFTER months of uncertainty and under strict conditions and significant restrictions due to COVID-19, community football finally got under way at Boyer Oval on Saturday. New Norfolk had the unenviable task of taking on last year’s grand finalist Huonville in the first round of the shortened 2020 Southern Football League

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Artist's impression of a hotel proposed for Willow Court at New Norfolk
Business

Boutique hotel proposed for Willow Court

THE family behind the New Norfolk Distillery project has revealed its plans for a 22-room hotel to be built above one of the buildings at the Willow Court historic site. Details of the Derksen family’s proposed $15 million boutique hotel proposal were shared with Derwent Valley Councillors late last week

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News

Councils take another look at Jefferys Track

THE Lachlan route to the Huon Valley will be investigated for its potential to bring business, leisure and social benefits at both ends of the road. Regarded as the “missing link” between the Derwent and Huon Valleys, Jefferys Track has been the subject of investigation for more than a century.

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Sunset over New Norfolk
Weather

Another spectacular sunset

MOTHER Nature delivered another spectacular sunset over the Derwent Valley this evening. This winter is proving to be one of the coldest in many years, but the chilly days have been bookended by amazing sunrises and sunsets. The picture above does not do justice to the colour of today’s nightfall,

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Sport

Today’s scores from Boyer Oval: SFL Round 1

SENIORS: New Norfolk 14.7 (91) d Huonville Lions 6.6 (42) RESERVES: New Norfolk 7.8 (50) dw Huonville Lions 7.8 (50) WOMEN: Huonville Lions 19.16 (130) d New Norfolk 0.0 (0) COLTS: Huonville Lions 6.3 (39) d New Norfolk 4.10 (34) SENIORS (Round 1) New Norfolk 2.3 6.3 12.5 14.7 (91)Huonville

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Events

Local Lego League back for a third year of fun

THE First Lego League 2020/21 season begins in August and the Derwent Valley Youth Future Action Team (D’FAT) has again registered a Derwent Valley team for the event. First Lego League is an international science and engineering competition for students aged 9 to 16 years. “The problem-solving competition has teams

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