Friday, April 25, 2014

Anzac Day in New Norfolk

Part of the main parade in High St at 11am today.

Check back later for more details and a photo gallery.

Weekend footy preview

SFL Round 3 Preview
By Gary Williamson

New Norfolk v Brighton
NEW Norfolk plays at home for the first time this season and will be looking to record its second win in a row when it hosts an improving Brighton on Saturday. Brighton looks to be not far away from its first win of the season but faces a huge task at Boyer Oval.

The Eagles bounced back to top form last week with a big thrashing of Huonville away and with their key forwards back in top shape they appear to be hard to keep to a losing score. The Robins put up a gallant performance last week against ladder-leader Claremont and must keep improving, use their pace to play possession football and make the home side run to get possession of the ball.

The Eagles have a wealth of experienced players and with stronger bodies they will look to take control of the midfield and get the ball in quickly to their forwards in a one on one contest as they know the Robins do not have the defence to match their players.

New Norfolk should be far too strong at home and will record an easy victory. It will be interesting to see how much Brighton have improved from last season.

Claremont v Dodges Ferry
CLAREMONT is back at home and looking to make it three wins in a row when it takes on the improving Dodges Ferry. The Magpies recorded an easy win last week against Brighton but struggled at times and will be looking to play a more consistent four quarters of football. The Sharks were also impressive in defeating arch rivals Sorell and will be at peak fitness and full of confidence. The Sharks will need to get their defence set up with their match ups and will need to tag the key Magpie midfielders if they are to reduce their scoring power. Claremont needs to improve its starts and if it can get the early breaks at home then the visitors could be in for a long afternoon. The classy Magpies should be far too strong at home and it will be interesting to see how much improvement the Sharks can show against the best side in the competition.

Cygnet v East Coast Bombers
CYGNET will be looking to record its first win of the season but faces a tough task against the East Coast Bombers who have plenty of fleet footed players that will enjoy the Kermandie Oval. With two losses this season, the Port they are down on confidence and face a quality undefeated side and need to get off to a good start. Their Bombers should record a comfortable victory.

Lindisfarne v Huonville
LINDISFARNE ventures back to Anzac Park where it plays its best football, taking on the struggling Huonville Lions who are recovering from a heavy loss to the powerful New Norfolk. The Two Blues have plenty of classy experienced players and if these players are allowed space to roam they will control the state of play and create the loose man and will score heavily, especially at home. Lindisfarne should be far too strong and have too much firepower up forward for the Lions and hopefully the opposition play a more accountable brand of football and stay in touch with the home side for a long period.

Sorell v Hobart
HOBART will be confident after its big win last week when they travel to take on Sorell in what should be a very even contest as both sides will be desperate for a win to keep in touch with the top six. The Eagles will look to bounce back after last week’s loss to arch rival Dodges Ferry and with their first home game of the season they will be confident of a big chance to take the points in an even contest. Both sides have a lot of new young players and it will be important for both sides to get off to a good start and put some scoreboard pressure on the opposition to get the early advantage. In a game that could go either way, perhaps the Tigers with their new found confidence may just get over the line but they must play four consistent quarters against a side that really lifts at home.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Frost warning for Friday

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

Issued at 9.08pm on Thursday 24 April 2014.

Frosts with temperatures down to 0 degrees are forecast for Friday morning in parts of the Central North, 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.

New Boyer paper wins praise

THE first roll of coated magazine paper was produced at the Boyer mill on April 8 and has received positive customer feedback, Norkse Skog president and CEO Sven Ombudstvedt said today.

Releasing the company's latest financial statement today, Mr Ombudstvedt said operating revenue had decreased compared to the previous quarter, reflecting the standstill of the machine under conversion at Boyer. "The converted paper machine in Australia will contribute to gross operating earnings from the second quarter," he said.

Commissioned in 1952 and rebuilt in 1991, Paper Machine 2 (PM2) at Boyer has been converted to produce lightweight coated paper suitable for magazines and catalogues. At present, all of Australia's magazine-grade paper has to be imported.

The other paper machine at Boyer, PM3, has been in service since 1969 (rebuilt in 1989 and 1996) and will continue to produce newsprint for Australia's newspapers including the Mercury and the Derwent Valley Gazette.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Supermarket start "soon"

An artist's impression of the new Woolworths Supermarket
proposed to be built at New Norfolk. Design by ArchitectureHQ
CONSTRUCTION of New Norfolk's new Woolworths supermarket was due to start soon, last week's Derwent Valley Council meeting was told. Responding to questions from Councillors Judy Bromfield and Damian Bester, the council planner, general manager and mayor offered the following information:

Preparatory site works including soil testing and an archaeological survey had recently been completed.

Nothing of significance was found during the archaeological investigation of the building site.

Construction of the new supermarket was due to be under way "soon".

Similar supermarkets had been completed in six months once construction had started.

Woolworths was seeking to change the location of one of the driveways into the site.

Understood to be worth about $15 million, the project will see a large new supermarket built on the former Royal Derwent Hospital/Willow Court oval. The location is on the corner of George St and The Avenue, opposite McDonald's, but the supermarket will be on the eastern end of the site, closer to Charles St.

Fagus festival starts Friday

The operators of the Waterfalls Cafe and Gallery
have revived the Fagus Festival at Mt Field National
Park. Click image to enlarge. More on Facebook.

Anzac Day Services

The new monument
at Hamilton.
April 25, 2014

5.30am - 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 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 (followed by light lunch and crib, euchre and eightball afternoon).

6am - Dawn Service, Maydena RSL Club, Kallista Rd. Marchers assemble near Forestry Tasmania 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.