Friday, May 27, 2016

Security cameras for New Norfolk

A NETWORK of security cameras will keep watch over New Norfolk's central business district and the town's biggest recreational area following the awarding of a federal grant to the Derwent Valley Council.

More than a decade after they were first proposed, five closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras will be installed in the High St area and a further three at Tynwald Park, funded by a $48,000 allocation from round two of the Federal Government's Safer Streets Program.

The allocation was announced earlier this week by the Federal Minister for Justice, Michael Keenan MHR, along with the Federal Member for Lyons, Eric Hutchinson MHR. "The Safer Streets Program supports communities to help address crime and anti-social behaviour, and boost crime prevention initiatives to keep our communities safer," Mr Hutchinson said.

"Under this funding commitment, the Derwent Valley Council will receive $47,957 for the installation of five CCTV cameras on High St and three CCTV cameras in Tynwald Park in New Norfolk," he said.

"The best outcome for any community is to reduce the fear of crime and contribute to greater community safety and resilience. Knowing our parks and streets are safer also encourages the community to become more involved in those spaces knowing both they and their work are protected," Mr Hutchinson said.

Mr Keenan said funding for the Safer Streets program was drawn from the government's Proceeds of Crime Account – money taken from criminals and reinvested into prevention of further crime.

SFL round nine preview

Southern Football League match preview
Round 9 - Provided by SFL League Management

New Norfolk v Dodges Ferry at Boyer, 2pm Saturday
Both teams displayed strong performances in Round 8 and will be keen to grab another win tomorrow to stay in touch with the top five as the middle of the season approaches. New Norfolk had a decisive win over Sorell, winning its second game for the season, while Dodges Ferry hung on for a two-point win over Brighton.

The Eagles had a slow start to the season but if the last two games are anything to go by they have returned to the style of football they are well known for and should be able to pull off a good win over the Sharks this week.

Dodges Ferry has also been showing their ability to contest in the early rounds, playing a close game last weekend and coming close to knocking off the undefeated Lindisfarne two weeks before that.

Both teams have proved they have the potential to challenge the best and are capable of a win at home or away. These teams are sitting right next to each other on the ladder, so it’s an important win for both of them. It will be an interesting match to see who can prevail.

Claremont v Huonville at Abbotsfield Park, 2pm
This be a strong battle with the Magpies tipped to take out the points.

Lindisfarne v Hobart at Anzac Park, 2pm 
It is widely tipped that Lindisfarne will remain undefeated this season after facing Hobart this weekend .

Cygnet v Sorell at Cygnet, 2pm 
These teams are desperate for a win this weekend and it’s going to be interesting to see if Sorell can lift its game on the road or if Cygnet can make up for the devastating loss against Lindisfarne last week.

BYE: Brighton

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Molesworth cricketers celebrate their season

Jamie Adams.
THE Molesworth Cricket Club closed the 2015/16 season with its annual dinner and trophy night at the Star and Garter Hotel recently. With about 50 members and guests in attendance the evening was enjoyed by all.

Dean King and Sam Triffitt cleaned up 10 trophies between them, which included the Danny Godfrey Memorial Trophy in their respective both grades.

Another highlight was the awarding of life membership award to club stalwart Nick Piuselli. Piuselli has been a loyal and tireless member of the club for the past 13 seasons and for the past two years has guided the club as president. Piuselli has also contributed on-field, playing many games including the 2014/15 2nd Grade premiership.

Life members in attendance were Dion Hay, Sean Hay, Tony Hall, John and Carol Hutton. The club would thanks all trophy donors and sponsors for their ongoing support which makes a huge difference to every season.
WADE GLEESON

TROPHY WINNERS

First Grade - batting average: Dean King 41.0; Batting aggregate: Jamie Adams 254 runs; Bowling average: Dean King 16.94; Bowling aggregate: Dean king 16 wickets; Fielding award: Brad Ransley.
Danny Godfrey Memorial Trophy: Dean King.

Second Grade - batting average: Sam Triffitt 21.08; Batting aggregate: Sam Triffitt 274 runs; Bowling average: Sam Triffitt 20.88; Bowling aggregate: Sam Triffitt 17 wickets; Fielding award: Daryl Kenyon. Danny Godfrey Memorial Trophy: Sam Triffitt.

Other awards - coaches award: Jake King; Best Under 21: Cody Neads; Duck trophies: Nathan Eiszele and Sam Triffitt; Life membership: Nick Piuselli; Best clubman: Brayden Hodge.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

SFL football - Round 8 report

SFL Round 8 Report
Provided by SFL League Management

AFTER a slow start to the season, New Norfolk has finally come through with its second win in a row.  The Derwent Valley Eagles used their home ground advantage to leave a devastated Sorell side in its wake.

New Norfolk was leading the game from the first siren on Saturday and after that it appeared the Sorell Eagles did not stand a chance against New Norfolk. By the end of the first quarter New Norfolk was already up six goals.

At half time, the home town Eagles were up 58 points, and showed no signs of slowing down as the margin only widened as the game went on, leaving the final score 23.13 (151) to 7.14 (62).

New Norfolk managed to kick 10 goals in the last half, showing the Eagles have clearly been hiding their best skills so far this season. It was an impressive game from Clinton Curtain who managed to kick a bag of six goals, along with Blair Wardlaw, Michael Thompson, and Nic Clayton who all kicked three goals. For Sorell, Tristan Pace and Sam Russell finishing with two majors each.

This win came just a day after the news on Friday for funding towards the upgrade of New Norfolk’s home ground, the Boyer Oval. This funding includes a new amenities pavilion, AFL size change rooms and undercover seating, as well as a new grandstand.

In the Reserves game Sorell came out on top, winning by seven points. Toby Pears and William Rice had great games with three goals each.

SENIORS
New Norfolk 7.2 (44) 13.5 (83) 21.10 (136) 23.14 (152)
Sorell 1.6 (12) 3.7 (25) 3.10 (28) 8.13 (61)
Goals - New Norfolk:  C. Curtain 6, B. Wardlaw 3, M. Thompson 3, N. Clayton 3, J. Van-Lierop 2, R. Heron 2, N. Santi 2, B. Lovell, J. King; Sorell: T. Pace 2, S. Russell 2, B. Attrill, S. Hughes, A. Jones, S. Cleary.
Best - New Norfolk: B. Wardlaw, B. Lovell, B. King, J. Wigg, J. Murray.

RESERVES
New Norfolk 2.2 (14) 4.4 (28) 6.4 (40) 8.10 (58)
Sorell 2.6 (18) 5.9 (39) 8.11 (59) 9.11 (65)
Goal - New Norfolk: J. Taylor-Evans 4, J. Wallner 4; Sorell: W. Rice 3, T. Pears 3, K. Barwick, M. Padman, D. Walker.
Best - New Norfolk: T. Bligh, C. Ransley, J. Taylor-Evans, J. Wallner, D. Triffett; Sorell: M. Johnson, D. Peart, J. Lowe, T. Banks, T. Cowle, J. Irving.

Other games

Claremont 18.14 (112) d Hobart 10.8 (68)
THE Magpies had this game in the bag from the start, running out comfortable victors over the Tigers. Claremont also took out the Reserves and Under 18s games by huge margins.

Lindisfarne 20.16 (136) d Cygnet 9.3 (57)
THE Two Blues continued their winning streak for this season, defeating Cygnet by 79 points. In the Reserves Cygnet suffered a devastating 136-point loss to Lindisfarne, while in the Under 18s Southern Storm had an 18-point win.

Dodges Ferry 13.10 (88) d Brighton 13.8 (86)
THIS was the closest match of the season so far, with both teams showing how much they wanted to win. Dodges Ferry proved itself to be a tiny bit stronger, coming out on top by two points. Brighton took out both the Reserves and Under 18s games.

BYE: Huonville

Severe frost warning

Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

Frost Warning
for the Upper Derwent Valley, North West Coast, Central North, North East, Midlands, East Coast and South East forecast districts

Issued at 6:57pm on Tuesday 24 May 2016.

Severe frosts with temperatures down to -3 degrees which can cause significant crop damage are forecast for Wednesday morning in parts of the Midlands and Upper Derwent Valley forecast districts

Frosts with temperatures down to -2 degrees are forecast for Wednesday morning in parts of the North West Coast, Central North, North East, East Coast and South East forecast districts

Please be aware: Temperatures at ground level can be many degrees lower than those recorded by standard weather stations, especially in calm conditions with clear skies.

No further warnings will be issued for this event.

Local launch for learning project

The launch event on the Esplanade last week.
THE Esplanade at New Norfolk was the venue last week for the launch of an online learning adventure based on Tasmania's  Derwent River.

Making science real and inspiring for students is the aim of the Bookend Trust adventure, which will traverse the river this August.

Dubbed Cirque2Sea, the expedition led by adventure educator and former Tasmanian of the year Andrew Hughes will follow the Derwent River from the Lake St Clair National Park to the Southern Ocean, with Hughes travelling by foot, raft and sea kayak.

Thousands of students will access the entire adventure from their classrooms through the Bookend Trust’s learning portal, expeditionclass.com

Mr Hughes said the expedition was a powerful way to get students motivated for science learning. For the official launch last week, he was joined by Grade 6 students from New Norfolk Primary School, along with the Federal Member for Lyons, Eric Hutchinson MHR, Derwent Valley mayor Martyn Evans, Derwent Estuary Program director Christine Coughanowr and a representative of the Mercury Newspapers in Education program.