Friday, May 22, 2015

Robbery on the walking track

TASMANIA POLICE


Footpath Robbery at New Norfolk

Detectives from Bridgewater CIB are investigating a robbery against a man which occurred in New Norfolk last night A 21-year-old man was walking along the Scenic Track at about 7pm between Humphrey St and The Avenue when he was approached by three young males while another two young men watched on.

One of the youths assaulted the man by striking him with what was believed to be a metal star picket. As a result, the man fell over and the boys were able to remove $250 from the man’s wallet. The young males then fled the area in the direction of The Avenue and Lower Rd.

Detectives and local police searched the immediate area but were unable to locate the alleged offenders who are described as being about 15-17 years old, small builds, and wearing mostly black clothing. The person responsible for assaulting the man was wearing a black hoodie-style jumper with a skull on the front face of the hood.

The youths are believed to have left on foot and may have been observed in the general area surrounding The Avenue at New Norfolk around 7pm on Thursday.

Senior Constable Fred Nyhouse said anyone with information relating to this matter was asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 referencing OR 513535.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Friday frost warning

Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

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

Issued at 4pm on Thursday 21 May 2015.

Frosts with temperatures down to -2 degrees are forecast for Friday morning in parts of the Central North, Midlands, East Coast and Upper Derwent Valley 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.

Fire at Boyer Oval

THE press box at Boyer Oval has gone up in a spectacular fire that could be seen from many parts of New Norfolk about an hour ago.

The fire was first reported at 10.18am and the fireball was seen by many people from the opposite side of the river.

There are reports that minor damage has been done to the grandstand next to the press box, which was used by match-day commentators and timekeepers as well as for some storage.

The Mercury has more here.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Town water plan for Bushy Park

A MEETING will be held tonight (Wednesday) to discuss the introduction of a modern water supply at Glenora and Bushy Park. Residents of the area have been invited to attend a meeting at 7pm in the Glenora District High School gymnasium to hear the final proposal from TasWater after a decade of discussion.

The water company recently approved a project to upgrade nearby Gretna’s drinking water supply to meet Australian Drinking Water Guidelines. The project, which will connect Gretna into the Lake Fenton Pipeline, provides an opportunity for TasWater to connect Bushy Park and Glenora into the system if there is enough community support.


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Bombers crash at Boyer

SFL Season 2015 
Round 4 Review

By BEN HARRISON
FROM the start of the clash between New Norfolk and the East Coast Bombers on Saturday it appeared in the first quarter that spectators in the Boyer crowd were in for a real first versus second encounter as at quarter time it was the Eagles holding a slender 10-point lead.

However, in the following three quarters New Norfolk showed why it has been the dominant side of the SFL competition in recent years, going on a rampage kicking 19 goals to one solitary Bombers major.

East Coast went into the match as ladder leader and was previously undefeated this season but as the second term progressed the bigger bodies of the New Norfolk forward line came into play as most of the quarter was spent inside the Eagles forward 50 and they kicked away to a 45-point lead at the long break. It wasn’t just on the scoreboard that the Bombers were getting hurt, as injury began to play a role with East Coast having no fit players through the interchange bench after half time.

For the Eagles, Rohan Heron kicked five goals all in the final quarter and Zeke Gardam kicked four majors to go six goals clear at the top of the SFL goal kicking tally.

New Norfolk coach Caden Wilson told the Mercury after the game “To East Coast’s credit their first half pressure was great, but gradually as the game went on we began to get on top and played the footy we wanted to play.”

New Norfolk also won the Reserves game by 122 points but in the Under 18 Youth League Sandy Bay defeated New Norfolk by 25 points

SENIORS
New Norfolk 2.6 (18) 7.12 (54) 12.17 (89) 21.24 (150)
East Coast    1.2 (8) 1.3 (9) 2.7 (19) 2.8 (20)
Goals - New Norfolk: R. Heron 5, Z. Gardam 4, N. Clayton 3, C. Wilson 3, S. Bonnitcha 2, L. Joseph, B. Wardlaw, M. Horne, R. Belcher; East Coast: C. Baker , J. Eaton.
Best - New Norfolk: M. Horne, B. Wardlaw, C. Wilson, N. Clayton, S. Moles, P. Ross; East Coast: C. Hutchison, T. Giffard, B. Morrisby, M. Walker, B. Palmer.

RESERVES
New Norfolk 5.4 (34) 9.10 (64) 12.15 (87) 19.21 (135)
East Coast     2.0 (12) 2.0 (12) 2.1 (13) 2.1 (13)
Goals - New Norfolk: J. Van-Lierop 5, T. Triffett 5, J. Banks-Smith, J. Adams, J. Kelly, D. Triffett, J. Duggan, J. Murray, B. King, B. Ransley, L. Browning; East Coast: J. Kopra, H. Triffett.
Best - New Norfolk: L. Browning, J. Van-Lierop, N. Lester, T. Triffett, S. Fenton, J. Banks-Smith; East Coast: D. Bell, D. Mead, J. Baker, H. Triffett, W. McNamara, P. Turner.

COLTS
Sandy Bay     2.6 (18) 5.9 (39) 7.12 (54) 10.12 (72)
New Norfolk 1.2 (8) 3.5 (23) 4.8 (32) 6.11 (47)
Goals - Sandy Bay: H. Dudgeon 2, S. Kenny 2, R. Blakers 2, A. Bastick 2, J. Hudson, P. O'Keefe;
New Norfolk: J. Eiszele 2, N. Wakefield 2, B. Chaplin, S. Upton.
Best - Sandy Bay: R. Witte, J. Denehey, J. Higginbotham, P. O'Keefe, H. Johnstone, S. Kenny; New Norfolk: N. Wakefield, J. Morgan, J. Mann, H. Bielleman, B. Hyland, D. Smith.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Colder night and more frost tomorrow

Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

Frost Warning
for the Upper Derwent Valley and Midlands forecast districts


Issued at 3:29pm on Sunday 17 May 2015.

Frosts with temperatures down to -2 degrees are forecast for Monday morning in parts of the Midlands and Upper Derwent Valley 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.

Yesterday's footy scores

SENIORS: New Norfolk 21.24 (150) d  East Coast 2.8 (20)

RESERVES: New Norfolk 19.21 (135) d East Coast 2.1 (13)

COLTS: Playing today (Sunday) against Sandy Bay