Saturday, April 25, 2015

Big crowd for dawn service

The parade arrives at the Cenotaph for the Dawn Service today.
ABOUT 1000 people attended the Centenary of Anzac Dawn Service in New Norfolk this morning, one of the biggest turnouts in many years.

Parade marshall Dale Britten said about 120 people had marched from the RSL Club  in George St, via Tank St, to the Cenotaph in Circle St, where a big crowd of onlookers was waiting. Mr Britten said there were about 1000 people in the audience and others said it was the biggest crowd they had seen at a dawn service.

More to come.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Anzac Day footy preview

Southern Football League match preview
Round 3

Anzac Day Round – April 25, 2015
New Norfolk v Hobart – Boyer 2pm

HOBART has had a tough couple of games at the start of the 2015 season and things don’t look like improving as they travel to Boyer to take on the mighty Eagles tomorrow.

New Norfolk was back to its devastating best against Lindisfarne last weekend and it was no surprise that the victory coincided with Ross and Belcher being back amongst the best players for the men from Boyer.

New Norfolk Coach Caden Wilson has been the major goal-scorer for the Eagles and the Hobart defenders will have their work cut out limiting his opportunities.

Expect New Norfolk to prove way too strong in the end.

Prediction: New Norfolk by more than 100 points.

Player to watch: Shane Bradford (Hobart).

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Local program for Anzac Centenary


Program of events for April 25, 2015

5am - Gunfire Breakfast, New Norfolk RSL, George St.
6am - Dawn Service, New Norfolk Cenotaph, Circle St (followed by breakfast at RSL Club). Marchers assemble at RSL Club at 5.45am for parade to the Cenotaph.
10.45am - Anzac Day March, High St. Marchers assemble at top of Arthur Square at 10.30am for parade to the Cenotaph.
11am - Anzac Day Service, New Norfolk Cenotaph, Circle St (followed by refreshments at RSL Club).

11am - Anzac Day Service, Bushy Park War Memorial Swimming Pool, Lake Dobson Hwy.

6am - Dawn Service, Maydena RSL Club, Kallista Rd. Marchers assemble near Maydena Hub at 5.45am for parade to the RSL Club.

6am - Dawn Service, Gretna Cenotaph

11am - Anzac Day Service at the new monument opposite the council offices. In the event of inclement weather the service will be in the Hamilton Town Hall.

Footy report - Round 2

Southern Football League
Round 2

New Norfolk 11.20 (86) d Lindisfarne 6.8 (44) at Anzac Park
WHEN you come up against the premier side of competition for the last three years, the efforts of just one quarter, no matter how good, won’t be enough and a few lapses of concentration can be the difference. Lindisfarne found this all too real in their match against SFL powerhouse New Norfolk last Saturday at Anzac Park - starting the match well but being outgunned by an Eagles outfit with too much firepower.

The Two Blues frustrated the Eagles in the first quarter, limiting them to one goal but New Norfolk showed why they are regularly the top side of the competition as they rode on the back of four- and five-goal quarters in the second and third for their first win of the season.

Coach Caden Wilson led the way for the Eagles, kicking five and helped by the returning Roger Belcher and Nathan Ross as they ran out comfortable winners. Wilson when speaking to the Mercury post-match said the key was putting a run of goals on the board against a young Two Blues outfit. “At half-time we had a chat to the boys about if you put a couple of goals away against a young team like Lindisfarne, their heads drop and I was really pleased about how we played the second and third quarters” Wilson said.

Lindisfarne coach Daniel Willing was left to rue the third quarter, in which the Eagles kicked five goals in 12 minutes.

In the Reserves match it was the Eagles by 10 goals while in the Colts game New Norfolk went down to North Hobart.


Reader's letter: What's the address?

I HAVE a question in regard to the address of the new Woolworths premises. It has been advertised as being situated on the corner of George and Burnett Streets but surely it should be corner of George Street and The Avenue?

Being a resident in New Norfolk for some near 60 years, getting sites and street names and the history of development in the town correct is paramount for the future generations.


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Crash blocks Hobart Rd

EMERGENCY services are at the scene of a crash on the Lyell Highway at New Norfolk. Police advise that the road is blocked in both directions at the Hobart Rd entrance to New Norfolk and motorists should avoid the area if possible.

3.45PM UPDATE: Police advise that the New Norfolk-bound lane of the Lyell Hwy is now open and traffic should be able to get through from Granton. Police now say the incident involved four vehicles but there are not believed to be any serious injuries. Traffic flow remains interrupted.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Weekend footy scores

New Norfolk 11.20 (86) d Lindisfarne 6.8 (44)
Goals - New Norfolk: C. Wilson 5, S. Bonnitcha 2, P. Ross, B. Wardlaw, J. Wigg, Z. Gardam; Lindisfarne: A. Hilder 3, R. Edmondson, T. Bracken, D. Blazely.
Best - New Norfolk:  L. Joseph, J. Taylor-Evans, C. Wilson, R. Heron, B. Wardlaw, R. Belcher; Lindisfarne: T. Cunliffe, R. Sice, M. Hutchinson, M. Tringrove, A. Clarke, R. Harwood.

New Norfolk 17.11 (113) d Lindisfarne 8.5 (53)
Goals - New Norfolk: J. Banks-Smith 4, T. Triffett 3, J. Duggan 2, D. Triffett 2, D. Triffett 2, B. Ransley , A. Minchin, B. Chaplin, N. Lester; Lindisfarne: N. Michlik 2, C. Bean 2, K. Davey, S. Bester, M. O'Garey, T. Morley.
Best - New Norfolk: T. Triffett, J. Duggan, H. Bielleman, J. Banks-Smith, B. King; Lindisfarne: T. Palmer, A. Fleming, J. Watson, K. Davey, H. Jack, J. Foster.

North Hobart 14.8 (92) d New Norfolk 10.13 (73)
Goals - North Hobart: J. Walker 3, T. Walker 2, J. Webb 2, K. Howlett 2, T. Cosgrove, C. Gough, J. Fish, Z. Lucas, L. Plummer; New Norfolk: B. Chaplin 2, J. Morgan 2, S. Upton, A. Long, B. Pauly, W. Lockley, N. Wakefield, J. Mann.
Best - North Hobart: J. Fish, H. Richmond, Z. Lucas, C. Gough, H. Thomas, J. Walker; New Norfolk: W. Lockley, B. Chaplin, T. Eiszele, T. Oates, J. Whitford-Marriott, D. Smith.