Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Summer fun at Mt Field

THE annual Discovery Ranger Summer Program is under way once again at many national parks, including Mt Field National Park in the Derwent Valley. A Discovery Ranger will offer free fun and educational activities at the following times:

Wednesday, December 31
8.30pm – Quiz Night. Fun and frivolity reign supreme when education mates with entertainment. Team up and test your knowledge of Tasmanian parks at the Fagus Room in the Visitor Centre. (1 hr.)

Thursday, January 1
10.30am – How to be a Naturalist. Learn about the life-enhancing benefits of the study of natural history, whatever “ology” you choose. Meet Discovery Ranger Alex outside the Visitor Centre. (1 hr.)
3.30pm – Tasmanian Wildlife. Learn about the creatures that make Tasmania special through a spectacular and entertaining photographic presentation. Meet in the Fagus Room in the Visitor Centre. (1 hr.)

Friday, January 2
10.30am – Ecology is Everything! Join Discovery Ranger Alex on a short nature walk and have your eyes opened to a new world at your feet. Meet at the William Crooke shelter behind the Visitor Centre. (1 hr.)
3pm – Feral Peril. Introduced animals and plants are a major threat to many iconic Tasmanian species. Learn how to identify and reduce these threats. Meet at the Interpretation Centre. (1 hr.)

Saturday, January 3
10am-noon – Roving Ranger. The friendly Discovery Ranger will be on the Russell Falls Track. Have all your Tassie wildlife questions answered, and get some local knowledge along the way.
3pm – Weird, Wild and Wonderful. Discover some of Australia’s spectacular and bizarre fauna with Discovery Ranger (and photographer) Alex. Meet at the Fagus Room in the Visitor Centre. (1 hr.)

Sunday, January 4
10am – Really Big Trees. Get a new perspective on trees, landscape, big time, the history and future of humanity and your place within it. Meet at the Tall Trees Car Park. (1.5hrs.)
3pm – Art in the Bush. Discover your inner artist using natural materials to make temporary works of spiritual expression. Meet at the William Crooke shelter behind the Visitor Centre. (1 hr.)

The program continues until January 12. Full details are on the Parks and Wildlife Service website.

Activities are free, but a Park Pass is required for activities in the park. Wear appropriate
clothing, sunblock, repellent and footwear. Activities may be cancelled in adverse weather (check with visitor centre staff). Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. For further information about the program at Mt Field contact Discovery Ranger Alex on 0428 407 598.

Railriders on track at National Park

THE long-awaited Maydena Railtrack Rider extension at National Park will open on New Year's Day tomorrow, with the first rides starting around 11am. The starting point is at National Park Station, just off the entrance road to Mt Field National Park.

At present there is only limited seating (six adults and four child seats per ride) and bookings are advised. The ride travels 4km west to Sharpes Rd and return to National Park, taking about one hour. The original 2.5km ride between the Maydena and Florentine stations continues to operate at Maydena.

The railtrack rider is a lightweight pedal-powered vehicle that travels along a disused section of the historic and picturesque Derwent Valley Line. The business is wholly owned by the Maydena Community Association. For more information and bookings, visit the official website at railtrackriders.com.au

Railtrack Riders are now available at National Park as well as Maydena.

Celebrate the new year safely

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Monday, December 29, 2014

Still windy but warning cancelled

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmanian Regional Office

CANCELLATION SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
Issued at 1:51pm Monday, 29 December 2014.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in Tasmania.
The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.
Thunderstorms crossing the southeast of the state brought strong wind gusts and short bursts of rain and local hail. Hobart recorded a wind gust of 100km/hr at 12.30. It will remain windy during the afternoon.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:

  • Beware of fallen trees and powerlines. 
  • Avoid driving, walking or riding through flood waters. 
  • For emergency assistance contact the SES on 13 25 00. 

A peek at the panto

The cast of the 2014 performance of Cinderella.
A GALLERY of photos from the recent Derwent Valley Players production of Cinderella has been published on the group's website.

Performed in the New Norfolk War Memorial Hall before Christmas, the production was the Roz Chapman pantomime adaptation last seen in 2009. Photos and videos of that earlier version can be seen here.

Explore the Derwent Valley Players website at http://derwent-valley-players.org/

Severe thunderstorm warning

The area covered by the warning.
Click map to enlarge.

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmanian Regional Office

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING

for DAMAGING WIND and LARGE HAILSTONES

For people in the Upper Derwent Valley, South East and parts of the Western, East Coast and Midlands Forecast Districts.

Issued at 11:43 am Monday, 29 December 2014.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and large hailstones in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include New Norfolk, Hobart, Huonville, Richmond, Oatlands and Orford. 

The State Emergency Service advises that people should: 
  • Move your car under cover or away from trees. 
  • Secure loose outdoor items. 
  • Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees. 
  • Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm. 
  • Beware of fallen trees and powerlines. 
  • For emergency assistance contact the SES on 13 25 00. 
The next warning is due to be issued by 2:45pm.

MARINE WIND WARNINGS

Issued at 10am on Monday 29 December 2014
for the period until midnight EDT Tuesday 30 December 2014.

Wind Warnings for Monday 29 December
Small Craft Alert for the following areas: Central Plateau Lakes and South West Lakes

Wind Warnings for Tuesday 30 December
Strong Wind Warning for the following areas: Derwent Estuary, Frederick Henry Bay and Norfolk Bay, Storm Bay, Channel, Far North West Coast, Upper East Coast, South West Coast and Central West Coast

Small Craft Alert for the following areas: Central Plateau Lakes and South West Lakes

The next marine wind warning summary will be issued by 4.05pm Monday.

Check the latest Coastal Waters Forecast or Local Waters Forecast for information on wind, wave and weather conditions for these coastal zones.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Churches offer free Christmas lunch

A FREE Christmas lunch will be available at the St Matthew's Church Hall in Bathurst St, New Norfolk, from noon on Christmas Day tomorrow. The lunch is provided by the churches of New Norfolk, particularly for those who may be on their own at Christmas.

Lunch starts at noon and the theme is "bring a friend or come and make a friend." There will be fun, food, singing and craft activities until 3pm. For more information, to request transport or to make a booking (to assist with catering) phone 0409 954 052 or 0429 611 528.

There will be a Christmas Eve service at St Matthew's at 11 tonight and the Christmas Day service will be at 9.30am.

Season's greetings to all readers of the New Norfolk News.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Highlights of last weekend's cricket

Mitchell, Stewart and Nathan Rice.
SOUTHERN CRICKET ASSOCIATION
Derwent Valley matches
Round 10 highlights

THE first grade match between New Norfolk I and Claremont was a first for the Rice family in more ways than one. Firstly Stewart Rice and his sons Mitchell, 18, and Nathan, 13, played together in the same match for the first time. What's more it was also the boys' first grade debut. To cap it all off, New Norfolk I won by two wickets and recorded its first back to back wins in first grade.

After Molesworth I batted first and made just 137 in its second grade match against Claremont, Dean King had a terrific spell with the ball and bowled his team to victory taking 5 for 14 off 10 overs.

In third grade, Bushy Park player Dale Fenton played his first match in a number of seasons and produced a fair comeback effort to say the least. Fenton took 4-48 off 10 overs, a runout, and then made 13 not out in the run chase, which Bushy Park won by six wickets. Good to see you back Dale. And just to add, the Bushy Park team consisted of three Crosswells, three Grants, three Fentons and two Smiths.

Also in third grade, Gretna II's Dylan Pearce helped guide his team to a 24-run victory over Campania taking 5 for 49 off 10 overs.

In New Norfolk IIs big eight-wicket win over Lindisfarne in fourth grade, Richard Graham bowled very well to finish with figures of 3-4 off just two overs.

With a few players out, Martyn Evans was elevated to the Molesworth II captaincy, but the highlight of this fifth grade match went to Josh Ransley who took the excellent figures of 5-16 off 10 overs. Nice work.

SCORES
FIRST GRADE - Saturday
New Norfolk I 8 for 174 off 46.4 overs (30 extras) d Claremont 10 for 170 off 40.3 overs (30 extras) at Abbotsfield Park. New Norfolk I - batting: Adrian Eiszele 56 not out, Josh Rowlands 26, Glenn Williams 17, Stewart Rice 17. New Norfolk I - bowling: Jamie Hill 2-24 (4), Kendall Bluett 2-35 (10), Jamie Maddox 2-38 (8), Stewart Rice 2-39 (10), Josh Rowlands 1-23 (8.3).

SECOND GRADE - Saturday
Montagu Bay 3 for 82 off 17.3 overs (8 extras) d Gretna I 10 for 81 off 24.4 overs (12 extras) at Geilston Bay. Gretna I - batting: Ben Rainbird 20, Mathew Burns 19, Corey Ransley 14. Gretna I - bowling: Daniel Browning 2-17 (5), Craig Cunningham 1-10 (2).

Molesworth I 10 for 137 off 47.2 overs (11 extras) d Claremont 10 for 108 off 44 overs (14 extras) at Boyer Oval. Molesworth I - batting: Brad Coppleman 62 (4x4s, 1x6), Jake King 13, Jacksyn Mann 12, Nick Piuselli 11. Molesworth I - bowling: Dean King 5-14 (10), Brayden Hodge 2-10 (6), Nathan Eiszele 2-23 (10).

THIRD GRADE - Saturday
Bushy Park 4 for 119 off 33 overs (21 extras) d MacKillop Beltas 10 for 115 off 33.3 overs (20 extras) at Cambridge Oval. Bushy Park - batting: Dylan Grant 34 not out, Geoff Crosswell 25, Dale Fenton 13no, Nathan Grant 12, Mitchell Crosswell 11. Bushy Park - bowling: Dale Fenton 4-48 (10), Troy Smith 3-12 (7.3), Nathan Grant 2-26 (10).

Gretna II 10 for 158 off 40.5 overs d Campania 10 for 134 off 39.1 overs (29 extras) at Gretna.
Gretna II - batting: Tom Gregson 28, Brian Smith 24, Adam Browning 17 not out, Jordan Hastie 17, Damien Hack 12, Jack Gregson 12. Gretna II - bowling: Dylan Pearce 5-49 (10), Adam Browning 2-24 (8.1), Jackson Ackerly 1-15 (10), Zac Crosswell 1-15 (6), Luke Crosswell 1-29 (5).
 
FOURTH GRADE - Sunday
New Norfolk II 2 for 117 off 17 overs (12 extras) d Lindisfarne 10 for 112 off 37.2 overs (21 extras) at Tynwald Park. New Norfolk II - batting: Brendan Skelly 49 not out, Aaron Drew 24, Jarrod Browning 21no, Leigh Berry 11. New Norfolk II - bowling: Richard Graham 3-4 (2), Brad Kemmler 3-24 (6), Nathon Heron 2-20 (10), Josh Walsh 1-21 (8.2), Aaron Drew 1-31 (10).
 
FIFTH GRADE - Sunday
Dynnyrne 10 for 179 off 35.1 overs (27 extras) d Molesworth II 10 for 146 off 39.5 overs (22 extras) at Wentworth Park. Molesworth II - batting: Jake Foster 40, Sam Triffitt 40, Jye County 20. Molesworth II - bowling: Josh Ransley 5-16 (10), Martyn Evans 2-19 (7.1), Jake Foster 1-8 (1), K. Walker 1-27 (4), Jack Evans 1-28 (3).

SENIOR CRICKET resumes on the weekend of January 3-4,2015.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Craft gallery opens in High St

Debbie Browning in the new shop at 3 High St.
A NEW shop showcasing locally made Tasmanian timber crafts has recently opened in New Norfolk.

Trading as Tasmanian Timber Craft Gallery, the former barbershop at 3 High St has been given a rustic makeover by Owen and Debbie Browning.

There is a good range of timber craft on offer including pens, bowls, vases, salt and pepper grinders, chopping boards, clocks and more. Open just in time for Christmas gift shopping, the craft gallery is a welcome addition to High St. Opening hours are 10am-4pm, seven days a week.


Council's Christmas closure

THE Derwent Valley Council office and depot will be closed from noon this Wednesday, December 24, until 8.30am on January 5, 2015.

  • Garbage and Recycling Collection will operate as normal.
  • The National Park Waste Transfer Station will operate as normal.
  • The Peppermint Hill landfill site will close at 11.30am on December 24 and will be closed on Christmas Day. The site will reopen on Boxing Day.
  • New Norfolk and Bushy Park swimming pools will be closed on Christmas Day.
  • The Valley Children’s Centre will be closed from December 24 and will reopen on January 5.

The council’s emergency telephone number is 6261 8500 (24 hours).

  • For police, fire and ambulance emergencies call 000.
  • For non-emergency police matters call 131 444.
  • TasWater, phone 136 992
  • Aurora Energy, phone 132 004

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Gretna Cricket Club raffle winners

GRETNA CRICKET CLUB
Major Raffle Winners

1st Prize - Adam Browning.
Five tonnes of wood.

2nd Prize - Ben Mansfield.
One night's accommodation for two at Curringa Farm, Hamilton. Valued at $225.
Donated by Tim and Jane Parsons.

3rd Prize - Bill Simmons.
Car service to the value of $140.
Donated by T&M Mechanical.

4th Prize - Jason Cunningham.
A dressed sheep.
Donated by Paul and Trudy Jarvis.

5th Prize - Mathew Burns.
Three chopping boards and a cheese knife.
Donated by Heritage Joinery.

6th Prize - Dean Ransley.
Fishing lures and hat.
Donated by Wigston's Lures.

7th Prize - Mathew Perotti.
Two cartons of beer.
Donated by Gretna Green Hotel.

8th Prize - Zac Wheeler.
$50 worth of plants.
Donated by Lachlan Wholesale Nursery.

Thank you to all prize donors.
All winners notified.

Wade Gleeson - Secretary.

Christmas lights and carols

Thanks to the Gleeson famly for sharing some
of their photos from the Derwent Valley Carols
by Candlelight at Tynwald Park in New Norfolk
last Friday night and also some of their images
of local houses decorated with Christmas lights.
Lucy Gleeson, above, sang in the choir with
Fairview Primary School.
Cooper Gleeson and
Violet Collet.

Lucy and Chloe Gleeson
and baby Molly Thompson
Riley and Paige Thorpe.
Colleen Smith with grandson Brodie Gleeson.
Carissa Collet with daughter Lola with Caitlin Milburn.
A display in Terry Circle.

A Shoobridge Place display.

A decorated house in Carter Court.
Walker Crescent.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Governor's first official visit to New Norfolk

Richard Warner and Governor Kate Warner
at Government House.
IT will be a proud occasion for all concerned when the new governor of Tasmania makes her first official visit to New Norfolk tomorrow night (Sunday).

Professor Kate Warner was sworn in as the state's 28th governor a fortnight ago and relocated from her New Norfolk home to Government House shortly after.

Professor Warner has lived in the Derwent Valley since marrying agriculturalist Richard Warner about 40 years ago. The couple has two daughters and five grandchildren.

The governor and Mr Warner will return to New Norfolk tomorrow evening to attend an attend an ecumenical service of Christmas carols and readings at St Matthew's Anglican Church. The governor will read one of the lessons.

The service starts at 7.30pm at St Matthew's Anglican Church in Bathurst St, New Norfolk.


Thursday, December 18, 2014

Last local cricket before Christmas break

SOUTHERN CRICKET ASSOCIATION  
Round 10

All matches start at 10.30am

FIRST GRADE - Saturday
New Norfolk I v Claremont at Abbotsfield Park.

SECOND GRADE - Saturday
Gretna I v Montagu Bay at Geilston Bay.
Molesworth I v Claremont at Boyer Oval.

THIRD GRADE - Saturday
Bushy Park v MacKillop Beltas at Cambridge Oval.
Gretna II v Campania at Gretna.

FOURTH GRADE - Sunday
New Norfolk II v Lindisfarne at Tynwald Park.
 
FIFTH GRADE - Sunday
Molesworth II v Dynnyrne at Wentworth Park.

SENIOR CRICKET resumes on the weekend of January 3-4,2015.
YOUTH LEAGUE resumes Sunday, February 1, 2015.

Council newsletter available

THE latest issue of the Derwent Valley Council newsletter (Spring 2014) is available for downloading from the council website here.

Youth league cricket

Youth League Cricket
Round 8

The Gretna Under 13s had a good match with New Town, going down by 26 runs. Zac Wheeler with 19 not out and Brayden Butler with 14no were the top scorers. Bailey Wheeler took 1-14 with the ball.

In a very close match New Norfolk Under 13s went down to University by one run. Dylan Browning batted very well making 13 not out as did Riley Higgins with a good score of 10no. Jordan Gittus was the pick of the Red Cap bowlers, finishing with the fine figures of 3-4 off four overs.

Gretna Under 15s went down to top-placed Sorell by 56 runs. Jake Campbell was the main run scorer with 63 (nine 4s). He also took one wicket for Gretna as did Blake Eyles and Blake Mayne.

In the New Norfolk v Kingston Under 15s match New Norfolk went down by six wickets. Jye Bearman played a lone hand with a superb 41 while Nathan Rice 9 and Cody Young 8no showed great support. Nathan Rice also did well with the ball, taking 2-17 as did Rhys Franklin 1-28 and Jye Bean 1-26. The boys are showing great promise.

Molesworth Under 15s went down to Wellington by 118 runs. No other details were available.

SCORES
UNDER 13
New Town 1-124 off 50 overs (45 extras) d Gretna 3 for 98 off 25 overs (39 extras) at Cornelian Bay. Gretna - batting: Zac Wheeler 19 not out (2x4s), Brayden Butler 14no (1x4), Bailey Wheeler 9no. Gretna - bowling: Bailey Wheeler 1-14 (3).

University 10 for 84 d. New Norfolk 6 for 83. New Norfolk - batting: Dylan Browning 13 not out, Riley Higgins 10no. New Norfolk - bowling: Jordan Gittus 3-4 (4), Tatem Lovell 2-12 (3), Cameron McMaster 2-14 (2), Zayde hill 1-7 (3).

UNDER 15
Sorell 4 for 181 off 40 overs (37 extras) d Gretna 10 for 125 off 40 overs (25 extras) at Sorell. Gretna - batting: Jake Campbell 63 (9x4s), Blake Mayne 11, Jake Bowerman 10. Gretna - bowling: Jake Campbell 1-22 (8), Blake Eyles 1-29 (7), Blake Mayne 1-36 (7).

Kingston 4 for 80 off 20 overs d New Norfolk 10 for 79 at Kingston Beach Oval. New Norfolk - batting: Jye Bearman 41, Nathan Rice 9, Cody Young 8 not out.  New Norfolk - bowling: Nathan Rice 2-17 (6), Rhys Franklin 1-28 (5), Jye Bearman 1-26 (5).

Wellington 5-142 d Molesworth 10 for 24. No other results available.

NEXT GAMES
Youth league matches resume on Sunday, February 1, 2015

The Country Challenge Cup for players up to Grade 6 will be held on the 8th and 9th of January 8-9, 2015, on grounds in and around Hobart.  The Derwent Valley team won last season under coach Darren Stevenson. This season the coach is Brad Kemmler.

Southern cricket - Round 9

SOUTHERN CRICKET ASSOCIATION
Derwent Valley matches
Round 9

HAVING come into some good form of late, New Norfolk I knocked off Top 5 first grade team Campania by 28 runs on Sunday. The Red Caps have been troubling a few sides of late and having first hit on Sunday made the defendable total of 182. This was thanks to some great batting by Adrian Eiszele with 52 runs and Stewart Rice with 45. Eiszele's stay at the crease lasted 40 overs, which frustrated the opposition bowlers, while at the other end Rice belted three 4s and four 6s. Thanks to some great bowling, Campania was dismissed for 134. Josh Rowlands with 4-24 was outstanding as was Stewart Rice who gave nothing, taking 1-18 off 10 to cap off a great win for New Norfolk.

In second grade, Molesworth I maintained its unbeaten run against Gretna I with a convincing 101 win on Saturday. Batting first, Molesworth made 213 with Brad Coppleman 51 and later Nathan Eiszele 48 doing the damage, Eiszele stuck one 4 and five 6s to all parts of Boyer Oval, while Coppleman hit five 4s and two 6s in a great display of batting. Daniel Browning and Craig Cunningham took two wickets each for Gretna. In reply, Gretna never really got into top gear and was bundled out for 112. Glenn Blackwell showed good signs with 34 while Corey Ransley showed fight with 18. In the end Molesworth showed why they are in the top five with a convincing win.

Bruce Emery and Troy Smith.
Third grade saw Gretna II upset Bushy Park by five wickets. Bushy Park won the toss and elected to bat, making the good score of 223. They were in trouble early on when Zac Crosswell claimed 3 for 3 but then Troy Smith came to the rescue with a quickfire 69 which included  six 4s and five very big 6s. Smith brought up his 50 when only nine overs had been bowled. Down the order and after three consecutive ducks earlier in the season Danny Mason hit the ball well, making eight 4s and four 6s in his total of 65. Luke Crosswell and Jackson Ackerly also took three Bushy Park wickets. In reply Gretna showed great fight and patience with the bat and the evergreen Bruce Emery had an excellent knock of 69 including four wel- timed 4s. Jack Gregson continued to impress with 30 while Jordan Hastie showed great poise and shot selection when it mattered most with 28 not out. In the end Gretna got the job done with seven balls to spare, but not before a miscalculation with the scorebook and having to return to the field to get one run to win. Dylan Grant was the best of the Bushy Park bowlers with 2-35 while 13-year-old Blake Howlett picked up 1-13. Well played young man.

In fourth grade, an undermanned New Norfolk II went down to Bagdad by two wickets at Bagdad on Saturday. The Red Caps had first dig, making 140, Brendon Skelly 36 and Leigh Berry 26 were the top run scores. In reply Bagdad lost eight wickets in the run chase and could well have lost the match. Leigh Berry and Mitchell Rice did very well taking three wickets each and a special mention must go to Mitchell's brother Nathan who also plays with the Under 15s bowled impressively taking 1-24 off seven overs. Great stuff.

In one of the best bowling performances this season, Molesworth II captain Brayden Hodge went on a wicket taking mission and claimed a double hat-trick to help skittle Richmond/Cambridge for the lowly score of just 43 in fifth grade on Sunday. Hodge finished with figures of 4 for 6 of 2.5 overs. All the Molesworth bowlers did well with Martyn Evans 2-14 off 6 overs, Aaron Triffitt 1-6 off 7, and Josh Ransley 1-5 off 6. Jack Evans also got one wicket. In reply Molesworth lost just the one wicket chasing down the low score with Jake Foster 15 not out and Jacksyn Mann 14no getting the job done. Sounds like it was early drinks for all.

SCORES
FIRST GRADE - Sunday
New Norfolk I 10 for 182 off 47.5 overs (29 extras) d Campania 10 for 134 off 36.2 overs (16 extras) at Tynwald Park. New Norfolk I - batting: Adrian Eiszele 52 (4x4s), Stewart Rice 45 (3x4s, 4x6s), Rohan Heron 25, Jamie Hill 11.  New Norfolk I - bowling: Josh Rowlands 4-24 (9.2), Brad Kemmler 2-43 (8), Stewart Rice 1-18 (10), Josh Walsh 1-37 (6).

SECOND GRADE - Saturday
Molesworth 8 for 213 off 50 overs (10 extras) d Gretna I 10 for 112 off 29.4 overs (16 extras) at Boyer Oval. Molesworth I - batting: Brad Coppleman 51 (5x4s, 2x6s), Nathan Eiszele 48 (1x4, 5x6s), Cody Neads 29, Jamie Adams 25, Nick Piuselli 23, Jake King 20.  Gretna I - bowling: Daniel Browning 2-24 (9), Craig Cunningham 2-44 (10), Todd Jarvis 1-37 (8), Aaron Maddox 1-41 (9), Corey Ransley 1-42 (9). Gretna I - batting: Glenn Blackwell 34, Corey Ransley 18, Aaron Maddox 16. Molesworth I - bowling: Dean King 4-22 (8), Nathan Eiszele 2-11 (7), Jamie Adams 2-15 (4.4). Larry Menzie 1-8 (3). Jye County 1-27 (3).

THIRD GRADE - Saturday
Gretna II 5 for 224 off 49 overs (37 extras) d Bushy Park 10 for 223 off 39.2 overs (20 extras) at Gretna. Bushy Park - batting: Troy Smith 69 (6x4s, 5x6s), Danny Mason 65 (8x4s, 4x6s), Nathan Grant 29 (4x4s), Dylan Grant 17, Jason Crosswell 14. Gretna II - bowling: Luke Crosswell 3-17 (4.2), Jackson Ackerly 3-44 (10), Zac Crosswell 3-54 (10), Adam Browning 1-60 (8). Gretna - batting: Bruce Emery 69 (4x4s), Jack Gregson 30 (4x4s), Jordan Hastie 28 not out, Tom Gregson 19, Damien Hack 18, Dylan Pearce 18, Jackson Ackerly 9no. Bushy Park - bowling: Dylan Grant 2-35 (10), Blake Howlett 1-13 (3), Nathan Grant 1-33 (10), Mitchell Crosswell 1-48 (10).

FOURTH GRADE - Saturday
Bagdad 8 for 141 off 34 overs (21 extras) d New Norfolk II 8 for 140 off 32 overs (31 extras) at Bagdad. New Norfolk II - batting: Brendan Skelly 36 (5x4s), Leigh Berry 26, Mitchell Rice 18 (1x4, 1x6), D. Langridge 12.  New Norfolk II - bowling: Leigh Berry 3-39 (6), Mitchell Rice 3-32 (10), Nathan Rice 1-24 (7), Aaron Drew 1-33 (10).

FIFTH GRADE - Sunday
Molesworth II 1 for 44 off 9.2 overs (12 extras) d Richmond/Cambridge 10 for 43 off 23.5 overs (14 extras) at Boyer Oval.  Molesworth II - batting: Jake Foster 15 not out, Jacksyn Mann 14no. Molesworth II - bowling: Brayden Hodge 4-6 (2.5), Martyn Evans 2-14 (6), Aaron Triffitt 1-6 (7), Josh Ransley 1-5 (6), Jack Evans 1-9 (2).

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Hayes jail farm sold

THE State Government has received and accepted an offer for the sale of the former Hayes Prison Farm property, Corrections Minister Vanessa Goodwin said today. She said further details of the sale would be released after a 30-day settlement period.
"Hayes Prison Farm was originally put up for sale by the former Labor-Green Government in 2011, but was just another example of a botched process that ended up costing the taxpayer around $200,000 per year for maintenance and ongoing costs," Dr Goodwin said.
"It is very pleasing that an acceptable offer has been made and we look forward to settlement being reached next month," she said.

The Mercury has more.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Woolies hit in ram-raid

DETECTIVES from the Glenorchy CIB are investigating two ram raids which occurred overnight. Police believe a stolen white Ford Courier utility and a stolen white Subaru Impreza may have had some involvement and they believe at least three people were involved.

"At approximately 2.50am this morning a white ute was reversed through the front door of Woolworths Store, New Norfolk," Detective Senior Sergeant Philippa Burk said. "Three offenders left the vehicle and attempted to steal cigarettes. The doorway to the store was significantly damaged during the raid."

The main entrance doors to the supermarket were destroyed and considerable damage was done to the customer service counter just inside. The supermarket opened as usual this morning but the damaged entrance was roped-off by police tape and has since been boxed in. Customers can access the supermarket via the secondary doors closer to Charles St.

At about 3.20am police received another report of a ram raid, this time at the Granada Hotel Bottleshop at Berriedale where a white ute had been reversed through the front of the premises causing a substantial amount of damage. Cigarettes and alcohol were stolen.

"It is believed that the two vehicles involved in these incidents were both stolen and both were located burnt out earlier this morning," Det Sen-Sgt Burk said. "CCTV footage has been reviewed and a description of the offenders obtained."

  • Person 1: Black hooded jumper over head, face covered, black trousers with white stripes down the sides, black shoes, yellow gloves.
  • Person 2: Black hooded jumper over head white motif on back, face covered, black trousers, white shoes, red gloves, carrying pick-axe.
  • Person 3: Black hooded jumper over head, black trousers, face covered, purple gloves.


Anyone who has information relating to these incidents, the theft of the vehicles, or the identity of the people involved is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Glenorchy CIB on 6173 2881.

Weather warning cancelled

Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

CANCELLATION SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING

Issued at 7:29 pm Tuesday, 16 December 2014.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in Tasmania/Antarctica.
The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.
Hail with 2cm diameter was reported around Hobart at 2:30pm with 7mm of rain falling in 7 minutes at that time. Further heavy rain and hail fell in Hobart around 5pm.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* Avoid driving, walking or riding through flood waters.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132500.

New Norfolk: severe thunderstorm warning

Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
for HEAVY RAINFALL and LARGE HAILSTONES

For people in the Upper Derwent Valley, South East, Midlands and parts of the Western, East Coast and Central Plateau Forecast Districts.

Issued at 1:19 pm Tuesday, 16 December 2014.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Hobart, Swansea, New Norfolk, Orford, Bothwell and Richmond.

The area covered by the warning.
Click on map to enlarge.
The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover.
* Avoid driving, walking or riding through flood waters.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 13 25 00.

The next warning is due to be issued by 4:20 pm.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Community celebrates Christmas

The Derwent Scottish Pipe Band.
THE sun shone brightly on the New Norfolk Christmas Parade earlier today. There were about 20 official entries but as usual the actual number of vehicles and walkers was much higher.

Organised for the second time by the Lions Club of New Norfolk and the Derwent Valley Rotary Club for the New Norfolk Business Alliance, this year's event included some variations on the usual format. Chief among these was a decision to have each participating band stop opposite the Post Office for a stationery performance until the next band arrived to take its place.

For the first time in several years, the vehicle carrying Santa Claus also stopped outside the Post Office to allow children a brief opportunity to meet the guest of honour.

Prizes were awarded for the best floats but the results have not yet been received. Some 34 businesses entered the associated shop window competition and first prize went to Big Red Box. Ooh Lah Lay was awarded second prize while Pennyworth, Flywheel and the New Norfolk Hotel were equal third. The Salvation Army Thrift Shop received a commendation.

Photo gallery tomorrow.

Cubs and Scouts were there in numbers.

Slip slop slap for the parade

WITH a top temperature of 30 degrees forecast in New Norfolk today, hats and sunscreen will be the order of the day for participants and spectators at the Christmas Parade in High St. It is predicted to be 25 degrees and sunny at noon.

Alarm over stolen poppies

TASMANIA POLICE
Media Release

Theft of thebaine poppies

A number of thebaine poppies have been stolen from a poppy farm near New Norfolk in the state's south. The theft, which occurred between December 2 and December 10, is being investigated by detectives from the Drug Squad with the support of the Poppy Advisory and Control Board and field officers.

Detective Acting Inspector Craig Joel said: "A significant amount of the state’s poppies are high in thebaine but low in other opiates. Thebaine is a toxic substance and the death of a young man earlier this year at Oatlands and another in 2012 at Lewisham show how tragic the consequences can be if poppies are misused.

“Trespassing on poppy fields and the possession of poppies and poppy products is illegal with substantial penalties for offenders. There is no difference in appearance between thebaine and morphine poppies, and while the theft of poppies from poppy farms is traditionally sporadic, there is still a need to raise awareness of misusing the poppies.”

Anyone who might have information about the theft, or who is offered poppies or poppy products, is asked to contact Tasmania Police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers anonymously on 1800 333 000.

Friday, December 12, 2014

This weekend's cricket

SOUTHERN CRICKET ASSOCIATION  
Round 9

All Matches start at 10.30am

FIRST GRADE - Saturday
New Norfolk I v Campania at Tynwald Park.

SECOND GRADE - Saturday
Gretna I v Molesworth at Boyer Oval.

THIRD GRADE - Sunday
Bushy Park v Gretna II v at Gretna.

FOURTH GRADE - Saturday
New Norfolk II v Bagdad at Bagdad.
 
FIFTH GRADE - Sunday
Molesworth II v Richmond/Cambridge at Boyer Oval.

Christmas parade tomorrow

THE Derwent Valley Council will close High St between Circle St and Bathurst St for the New Norfolk Christmas Parade tomorrow. The road closure will be in place from 11.30am until 1pm.

The parade has historically started at noon but no information about this year's event has been received from the organisers. For the second year, New Norfolk's Lions and Rotary Clubs have been contracted to conduct the event on behalf of the New Norfolk Business Alliance.

Youth league cricket

Youth League Cricket
Round 7

THE Gretna Under 13s scored their first victory of the season with a good win over North Hobart at Gretna on Sunday. Tyrone Bailey again batted very well to remain 43 not out (including seven 4s) while Tyler Scanlon was next best with 29. With the ball Lane Hoscher did well with figures of 1-9 from two overs. The boys have worked very hard and the win was thoroughly deserved.

For the New Norfolk Under 13s, it was a good match with Kingborough who made 1 for 136. Jordan Gittus was the wicket taker, 1-7 off three overs. New Norfolk did very well with the bat, making 115. Coby Kemmler again batted well for his team and remained 17 not out. Jordan Gittus made 15 while Jordan George did some big hitting remaining 10 not out and Emma Watson made 8. Coach Brad Kemmler says his young side is improving weekly.

In the Under 15s, Gretna had their its loss, going down to Wellington at Gretna. Ryan Emery top-scored with 38 (including five 4s) in the team's total of 96. In reply Wellington lost just the two wickets in reaching the total. Jacob Bowerman and Blake Mayne bowled very well, taking a wicket each. Well done again to young Caleb Mayne for filling in for the team.

It was a different story for the New Norfolk Under 15s who had a good win over St Anne's. New Norfolk made 67 with Cody Morgan batting very well and top-scoring on 19. Liam Rowbottom also did well making 10. St Anne's made 56. For the Red Caps Cody Morgan bowled exceptionally well taking 3-14 from six overs as did Rhys Franklin and Nathan Rice who got two each while Jye Bearman got one. A very good win indeed.

Molesworth Under 15s had a great win over the Kingborough Knights. Molesworth made the good score of 189 with J. Fisher-Cooley making an excellent 54 which included six 4s and two 6s. McRoss chipped in with 22. The Knights made 148. J. Nichols and J. Franklin bowled very well taking two wickets each as did J. Fisher-Cooley who picked up one. A very good win for Molesworth.

SCORES
UNDER 13
Gretna 6 for 151 off 25 overs (38 extras) d North Hobart 4 for 119 off 25 overs (51 extras) at Gretna. Gretna - batting: Tyrone Bailey 43 not out (7x4s), Tyler Scanlon 29 (6x4s), Zac Wheeler 18 (3x4s), Jacob Blackwell 13 (1x4). Gretna - bowling: Lane Hoscher 1-9 (2), Brodie Scanlon 1-10 (2), Callum Rogers 1-12 (3).

Kingborough 1 for 136 d New Norfolk 7 for 115 at Taroona High School. New Norfolk - batting: Coby Kemmler 17 not out, Jordan Gittus 15, Jordan George 10no, Emma Watson 8. New Norfolk - bowling: Jordan Gittus 1-7 (3).

UNDER 15
Wellington 2 for 98 off 33.3 overs (24 extras) d Gretna 10 for 96 off 32.3 overs (14 extras) at Gretna. Gretna - batting: Ryan Emery 38 (5x4s), Sam Booth 11, Grant Booth 11. Gretna - bowling: Jacob Bowerman 1-15 (4), Blake Mayne 1-24 (8).

New Norfolk 9 for 67 d St Annes 8 for 56 at Tynwald Park.  New Norfolk - batting: Cody Morgan 19, Liam Rowbottom 10.  New Norfolk - bowling: Cody Morgan 3-14 (6), Rhys Franklin 2-5 (5), Nathan Rice 2-21 (7), Jye Bearman 1-11 (4).

Molesworth 8 for 189 off 34 overs (21 extras) d Kingborough Knights 5 for 148 off 39 overs (27 extras) at St Aloysius College, Huntingfield. Molesworth - batting: J. Fisher-Cooley 54 (6x4s, 2x6s), B. McRoss 22, Z. Purdon 17, Samuel Holloway 10no. Molesworth - bowling: J. Nichols 2-20 (7), J. Franklin 2-24 (7), J. Fisher-Cooley 1-21 (5).

Next games - Round 8
Sunday, December 14

Under 13
Gretna v New Town at Cornelian Bay.
New Norfolk v University Black at Tynwald Park.

Under 15
Gretna v Sorell at Sorell No.2.
Molesworth v Wellington at Tynwald Park.
New Norfolk v Kingston Crows at Kingston Beach Oval.

Leader of the pack

CUB scout Cameron McMaster has become just the third member of the New Norfolk scouting movement to earn the Grey Wolf Award. Introduced in 2005, the award is the highest achievement available to cubs and is regarded as the junior equivalent to the Queen's Scout award.

A special ceremony was held a fortnight ago for the presentation of Cameron's award by the District Cub Scout Leader presented the Award. To qualify for the Grey Wolf Award, Cameron had to demonstrate his leadership abilities by earning the Gold Boomerang, attending a series of outdoor activities, earning several achievement badges and producing of a Jungle Book resource to be used by the cub pack. Cameron led a small group of cubs on a bushwalk up to Mt Lloyd fire tower.

"Cameron has been an enthusiastic Cub Scout, he has shown good leadership skills and has worked very hard to achieve this award," leader Jo-anne Purcell said.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Southern cricket - Round 8

SOUTHERN CRICKET ASSOCIATION
Derwent Valley matches
Round 8

IN a rain effected First Grade match that was reduced to 44 overs, New Norfolk I went down to St Virgil's by 21 runs on Sunday. The Red Caps won the toss and sent the home side in to make a respectable 4 for 208 with three of the home side bowlers taking wickets. In reply, New Norfolk gave it a good shot but was bowled out in the 40th over. Ashley Morgan did his best to give his team a chance of victory with a well-made 62 including six 4s and two 6s. Coach Dav Maddox also did well making 36 including four boundaries.

Corey Ransley.
Thanks to a seven wicket haul by Gretna paceman Corey Ransley and some great batting from the team, Gretna had a big win at home over Claremont in Second Grade on Saturday. Ransley took his first wicket from just his second delivery and steamrolled through the Magpies, finishing with figures of 7-28 off 10 overs.  Earlier in the day the visitors won the toss and sent Gretna in to make the very good score of 6 for 251 with all batsmen contributing. Rhys Browning has been in great form of late and compiled a well-made 53 not out, hitting the boundary six times. Aaron Maddox 35 and Craig Cunningham 22 put on a great opening partnership of 91. Captain Ben Rainbird came in down the order making 26 and before his wicket haul Corey Ransley made 18 not out. In reply, Claremont was bundled out for 102 giving Gretna a 149-run victory.

A superb all-round effort by Nathan Eiszele helped Molesworth I to a great win over Sandford at home. Eiszele is in good form this season and made an excellent 92 in his team's total of 230. He hit five 4s and a staggering eight 6s, putting on a batting clinic for all to see at the big Boyer Oval. Daniel Adams 32 and Nick Piuselli 31 did well earlier.  In reply Sandford was unable to handle the Molesworth bowlers and was bowled out for 161. Again it was Nathan Eiszele who was among the action, taking 4-32 in a good spell of bowling from 8.3 overs and Brad Coppleman bowled equally as well finishing with great figures of 3-16 off nine overs. Molesworth is in great form so far this season and looks to again play in the finals.

In Third Grade, the in-form Bushy Park went down to Runnymede by 23 runs on Saturday. Runnymede won the toss and elected to bat, hitting up 10 for 179. Of the Bushy Park bowlers, new player B. Howlett did very well taking 5 for 22 from five overs while Trent Grant picked up three victims. In reply, Bushy Park went close, but just couldn't manage the extra runs needed. Mitchell Crosswell has been in good form with the ball of late and this week put his hand to batting, making the top score of 57 while Damien Madden made 19.

In the other Third Grade match, Gretna II suffered an 88-run loss to MacKillop Beltas at Cambridge Oval. The home side had first knock, making 226. Adam Browning was the main wicket taker for Gretna with 3-35 while Zac Crosswell did well taking 2-23 and Joey Eyles 2-35. In reply Gretna started off well with Jack Gregson again getting amongst the runs, top scoring with 33. From here Gretna lost six for just five runs and was all out for 138.
 
In Fourth Grade New Norfolk went down to the Marquis Tigers by 91 runs on Sunday. The Tigers made the good score of 223 with Jamie Hill the best of the Red Caps bowlers taking 3-26 off his 10 overs. In reply New Norfolk was dismissed for 132. Brendan Skelly was the best of the batsman with a well-made 45 which included eight 4s. Chris Eiszele who hadn't played for five years did well making 25.
 
Sam Triffitt hit up a century to help Molesworth II to a good victory over the Knights in Fifth Grade on Saturday. The home team won the toss and sent Molesworth into bat. Triffitt certainly made the most of the opportunity. In his total of 105 he hit 12 fours and four 6s in a great display of batting. Larry Menzie was next best with 31. In reply the Knights were bowled out just shy of Molesworth's total for 220. Aaron Triffitt and Larry Menzie were the pick of the bowlers with two wickets each. This young Molesworth team is performing very well and looking better as the season progresses.

SCORES
FIRST GRADE - Sunday
St Virgils 4 for 208 off 44 overs (16 extras) d New Norfolk I 10 for 187 off 39.3 overs (30 extras) at St Virgils. New Norfolk I - batting: Ashley Morgan 62 (6x4s, 2x6s), David Maddox 36 (4x4s), Jamie Maddox 22, Adrian Eiszele 16, Richard Graham 13, Josh Rowlands 12no. New Norfolk I - bowling: Stewart Rice 1-29 (9), Jamie Maddox 1-33 (9), Josh Rowlands 1-33 (8).

SECOND GRADE - Saturday
Gretna I 6 for 251 off 50 overs (63 extras) d Claremont 10 for 102 off 22.2 overs at Gretna. Gretna I - batting: Rhys Browning 53 not out (6x4s), Aaron Maddox 35, Ben Rainbird 26, Craig Cunningham 22, Corey Ransley 18no, Mathew Burns 14, Glenn Blackwell 12.  Gretna I - bowling: Corey Ransley 7-28 (10), Craig Cunningham 2-6 (1.2), Daniel Browning 1-30 (4).

Molesworth 8 for 230 off 50 overs (26 extras) d Sandford 10 for 161 off 43.3 overs (26 extras) at Boyer Oval. Molesworth I - batting: Nathan Eiszele 92 (5x4s, 8x6s), Daniel Adams 32, Nick Piuselli 31, Brad Coppleman 20, Jamie Adams 19. Molesworth I - bowling: Nathan Eiszele 4-32 (8.3), Brad Coppleman 3-16 (9), Josh Bomford 1-15 (4), Jye County 1-21 (6), Dean King 1-35 (8).

THIRD GRADE - Saturday
Runnymede 10 for 179 off 46.1 overs (25 extras) d Bushy Park 10 for 156 off 38.4 overs (17 extras) at Runnymede. Bushy Park - batting: Mitchell Crosswell 57, Damien Madden 19, Troy Smith 15, Danny Mason 14, Jason Crosswell 13, Peter Madden 10 not out. Bushy Park - bowling: B. Howlett 5-22 (5), Trent Grant 3-40 (10), Mitchell Crosswell 1-13 (7.1).

MacKillop Beltas 10 for 226 off 46.4 overs (27 extras) d Gretna II 10 for 138 off 41.2 overs (28 extras) at Cambridge Oval. Gretna II - batting: Jack Gregson 33 (2x4s, 3x6s), Joey Eyles 19, Damien Hack 17, Jordan Hastie 17, Brian Smith 17. Gretna II - bowling: Adam Browning 3-45 (10), Zac Crosswell 2-23 (10), Joey Eyles 2-35 (10), Tom Gregson 2-81 (9.4).

FOURTH GRADE - Sunday
Marquis Tigers 10 for 223 off 50 overs (17 extras) d New Norfolk II 10 for 132 off 30.3 overs (23 extras) at Lansdowne. New Norfolk II - batting: Brendan Skelly 45 (8x4s), Chris Eiszele 25, T. Smith 14, Stuart Banks 10 not out.  New Norfolk II - bowling: Jamie Hill 3-26 (10), Chris Eiszele 2-62 (10), Trent Smith 2-62 (8), Mitchell Rice 1-24 (10), Aaron Drew 1-33 (10).

FIFTH GRADE - Saturday
Molesworth II 10 for 247 off 48 overs (35 extras) d Knights 10 for 220 off 46.4 overs (26 extras) at Abbotsfield Park.  Molesworth II - batting: Sam Triffitt 105 (12x4s, 4x6s), Larry Menzie 31, Aaron Triffitt 27, Jake Foster 20, Brayden Chaplin 14.  Molesworth II - bowling: Aaron Triffitt 2-30 (9), Larry Menzie 2-49 (10), Brayden Hodge 1-20 (7.4), Martyn Evans 1-30 (4), Brayden Chaplin 1-32 (6), Josh Ransley 1-35 (8).

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Frescati friends meet

THE annual general meeting of the Derwent Valley Council's Friends of Frescati special committee will be held this Wednesday at 5.30pm in the Courthouse, Circle St, New Norfolk. Mayor Martyn Evans will be the guest speaker and all are welcome to attend.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

NNHS awards for 2014

AN impressive list of awards was presented to successful students at New Norfolk High School's annual prizegiving assembly earlier this week. Congratulations to all recipients and to the donors who make the awards possible.

The major award of Dux of the School went to Jazmine Cowling, while Jazmine also shared the New Norfolk High School Medal with fellow Grade 10 student Isabella Darey.

The presentation assembly was held at the Derwent Valley Sport and Recreation Centre on Tuesday night.

Bursaries

  • Norske Skog Bursaries for students proceeding to College Education: Nathasja Duindam, Kyle Jones, Tyler Pearce, Jordyn Wilton.
  • UTAS C H Miller Custodian Foundation Springboard to Higher Education Bursary: Ella Adams
  • UTAS Sylvia & Charles Viertel Charitable Foundation Springboard to Higher Education Bursary: Alice Clarke
  • Central Highlands Council Bursary for a student residing in the Central Highlands and proceeding to Further Education: Zak Booth
  • Claremont College Award for a student proceeding to Claremont College: Georgia Bailey 
  • Magra CWA Vocational Bursary for a student proceeding to a VET Course: Tomasz Czaja
  • Ross Nicholson TYGA FM Commemorative Bursary for Music or Media: Alice Clarke



Jazmine Cowling receives an
award from principal
Malcolm Elliott
Grade 10 Subject Prizes

  • Andrew Walter Constructions Award for Achievement in Vocational and Applied Learning - Personal Futures: Isabella Darey
  • ANZ New Norfolk Award for Achievement in English: Jazmine Cowling
  • ANZ New Norfolk Award for Achievement in Mathematics: Jazmine Cowling
  • ANZ New Norfolk Award for Achievement in Science: Jazmine Cowling
  • Beacon Award for Achievement in the Arts - Dance: Sunita Browning
  • Councillor Damian Bester Award for Achievement in Society, History and Geography: Jazmine Cowling
  • Derwent Valley Concert Band Award for Achievement in the Arts - Music: Derrick Rabe
  • Derwent Valley School of Creative Woodwork Award for Achievement in Vocational and Applied Learning - Materials, Design and Technology: Zak Booth and Tomasz Czaja
  • Derwent Valley Sports & Recreation Centre Award for Achievement in Health and Wellbeing: Caitlin Wesley
  • Edwards Family Award for Achievement in Vocational and Applied Learning - Foods: Alice Clarke
  • Taylor Lacey Memorial Award for Achievement in Visual Arts: Derrick Rabe


Grade 10 Awards

  • ADF Long Tan Leadership & Teamwork Award: Tomasz Czaja
  • Senator Carol Brown Award for Personal Endeavour: Nathasja Duindam
  • David Jefferson Memorial Award for Service to the School Community: Tyler Pearce and Derrick Rabe
  • Derwent Valley Rotary Club Shield for Citizenship, Service and Fellowship over four years: Jaidyn Daniels and Isabella Darey
  • F H Dixon Bequest for Achievement in Public Speaking: Jazmine Cowling
  • Lions Club of New Norfolk Community Service & Citizenship Award: Alice Clarke
  • Lyons Shield for excellence in academia, community service and school participation: Isabella Darey
  • Michael Graham Memorial Trophy for Boys Sport & Sportsmanship: Joshua Ransley
  • Tina and Stephen Rhodes Memorial Award for Outstanding Values in Girls Sport sponsored by Derwent Valley Sports and Recreation Centre: Sunita Browning
  • Uniting Church Personal Endeavour and Commitment to Personal Growth Award: Georgia Bailey
  • New Norfolk High School Caltex Best All Rounder: Caitlin Wesley
  • Rebecca White MHA Encouragement Award for Grade 10: Lucas Kaiser


Jessie Ure receives an award from
Mayor Martyn Evans
Grade 9 Awards

  • The Gazette Award for Achievement in Communications: Natasha Winter
  • David Llewellyn MHA Encouragement Award: Taleah Oates
  • Derwent Valley Council Award for Outstanding Achievement across the Curriculum: Jessie Ure
  • Derwent Valley Masonic Lodge Grade 9 Best All Rounder Award: Brianna Fenton
  • Pat Blackwell Community Service and Citizenship Award: Campbell Evans
  • Phil Lake Award for Consistent Effort in Mathematics sponsored by the Mathematical Association of Tasmania: Melissa Gleeson
  • Tasmanian Alkaloids Award for Exemplary Commitment to the Values of Education: Ellie Hayton and Jye Wilton



Chloe Wilson receives an award
from Rene Hidding MHA
Grade 8 Awards

  • Carol Foster Award for Improvement in Reading: Andrew Miller
  • Commonwealth Bank Grade 8 Best All Rounder Award: Emma Browning
  • Dazeley Award for Service to the School Community: Cassandra Ringsell
  • Lachlan CWA Memorial Committee Encouragement Award: Thomas Booth
  • Mark Shelton MHA Award for Upholding the School Values and being a Professional Student: Lydia Browning
  • Rene Hidding MHA Award for Outstanding Achievement across the Curriculum: Chloe Wilson
  • RSL Award for Improvement and Consistent Effort: Taylor King
  • The Shoe Mart Sport and Sportsmanship Award: Ryan Browning


Nathan McArdle receives an
award from Craig Farrell MLC
Grade 7 Awards

  • Outstanding Achievement across the Curriculum (for a former Fairview Primary School student): Alesha Moles
  • Outstanding Achievement across the Curriculum (for a former Molesworth Primary School student): Ellie Woolley
  • Outstanding Achievement across the Curriculum (for a former New Norfolk Primary School student): Nathan McArdl
  • Carol Foster Award for Improvement in Reading: Tyson Wakefield
  • Commonwealth Bank Grade 7 Best All Rounder Award: Alesha Moles
  • Craig Farrell MLC Award for Community Service & Citizenship: Nathan McArdle
  • Lachlan CWA Memorial Committee Encouragement Award: Suzannah Keleher
  • Hobart Pathology Award for Upholding the School Values and being a Professional Student: Heather Godfrey
  • RSL Award for Improvement and Consistent Effort: Samuel Holloway


Friday, December 5, 2014

Youth League Cricket

YOUTH LEAGUE 
Round 6 

THE Gretna Under 13s had a good match against University Black last Sunday morning. Gretna made 106 with Jacob Blackwell and Tyrone Bailey doing a great job making 17 each while Zac Wheeler and Sam Jackson bowled well with a wicket each.

In the New Norfolk Under 13s match against Clarence, Coby Kemmler batted very well with 32 not out while Riley Higgins did likewise with 29. Of the bowlers for the Red Caps, Teagan Kemmler and Dylan Browning bowled did taking a wicket each.

In the Under 15s Gretna had a great win over the Kingborough Knights. Jake Campbell top-scored with 64 and Ryan Emery also did well with 54. Jake Campbell had a good game and took two wickets as did Jacob Bowerman who continues to impress.

The New Norfolk Under 15s played Sorell at Sorell. The visitors batted first and at one stage were 5 for 10, but recovered very well to make 57 with Dylan Morgan top-scoring with 18 not out and Cody Morgan 8. With the ball, Nathan Rice, Cody Morgan and Jack Edwards did well taking two wickets each.

Molesworth Under 15s had a good win over Clarence White. S. Holloway did well with the bat making 14 as did J. Fisher Cooley with 10. In the bowling J. Nichols had the excellent figures of 4 for 9 off 6 overs while J. Lester 3-14 (7 and B. McRoss 2-11 (6) also did a great job.

SCORES
UNDER 13
University Black 7 for 137 off 25 overs (46 extras) d Gretna 7 for 106 off 25 overs (29 extras) at Mt Nelson Oval. Gretna - batting: Jacob Blackwell 17 not out, Tyrone Bailey 17, Bailey Wheeler 12, Lane Hoscher 10 and Sam Jackson 8no. Gretna - bowling: Zac Wheeler 1-9 (3), Tyrone Bailey 1-9 (3), Sam Jackson 1-12 (3), Aiden Featherstone 1-15 (3), Lane Hoscher 1-18 (3).

Clarence Maroon 3 for 151 d New Norfolk 8 for 103 off 20 overs at Tynwald Park. New Norfolk - batting: Coby Kemmler 32 not out, Riley Higgins 29. New Norfolk - bowling: Teagan Kemmler 1-13, Dylan Browning 1-17.

UNDER 15
Gretna 10 for 232 off 35 overs (31 extras) d Kingborough Knights 10 for 136 off 36 overs (30 extras) at Lower Queenborough. Gretna - batting: Jake Campbell 64 (5x4s, 5x6s), Ryan Emery 54 (6x4s, 5x6s), Sam Booth 23, Jack Hills 16, Blake Mayne 13, Andrew McKenzie 12 not out. Gretna - Bowling:Jake Campbell 2-9 (4), Jacob Bowerman 2-22 (3), Sam Booth 1-10 (4), Ryan Emery 1-12 (4), Blake Eyles 1-14 (5), Andrew McKenzie 1-13 (2).

Sorell 6 for 104 d New Norfolk 10 for 57 off 23 overs (10 extras) at Sorell No.1 New Norfolk - batting: Dylan Morgan 17 not out, Cody Morgan 8, Jye Bearman 8. New Norfolk - bowling: Nathan Rice 2-14 (4), Cody Morgan 2-14 (4), Jack Edwards 2-9 (3).
 
Molesworth 8 for 81 off 25 overs (18 extras) d Clarence White 9 for 79 off 37 overs (30 extras) at Tynwald Park. Molesworth - batting: S. Holloway 14. J. Fisher-Cooley 10. J. Bearman 8. Molesworth - bowling: J. Nichols 4-9 (6), J. Lester 3-14 (7), B. McRoss 2-11 (6).

Next games - Round 7
Sunday, December 7

Under 13
Gretna v Nth Hobart at Gretna
New Norfolk v Kingston Crows at Taroona High School.

Under 15
Gretna v Wellington at Gretna.
Molesworth v Kingborough Knights at St Aloysius College Huntingfield.
New Norfolk v St Annes at Tynwald

This weekend's cricket - Round 8

SOUTHERN CRICKET ASSOCIATION  
Round 7

All Matches start at 10.30am

FIRST GRADE - Sunday
New Norfolk I v St Virgils at St Virgils.

SECOND GRADE - Saturday
Gretna I v Claremont at Gretna.
Molesworth I v Sandford at Boyer Oval.
 
THIRD GRADE - Saturday
Bushy Park v Runnumede at Runnymede.
Gretna II v MacKillop Beltas at Cambridge Oval.

FOURTH GRADE - Sunday
New Norfolk II v Marquis Tigers at Lansdowne.
 
FIFTH GRADE - Saturday
Molesworth II v Knights at Abbotsfield Park.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Council AGM coming up

THE Derwent Valley Council's annual general meeting will be held on Monday, December 15, in the New Norfolk Courthouse at 5pm. The annual report will be available from the council office and website from today.

The AGM is an opportunity to ask questions about the council's activities over the last financial year and to propose motions from the floor. If carried by the members of the public present, these motions must be considered at the next council meeting.

The council's monthly meeting for December will follow the AGM at 6.30pm. The agenda will be available from Tuesday, December 9.

Molesworth into superbash final

T20 Super Bash Cricket

IN an exciting Tier 2 preliminary final, Molesworth drew with City at Pontville. From this a "super over" was played out with three bowlers from each team having two balls each to hit the stumps with Molesworth coming out victors. They progressed to the grand final against Knights.

SCORES
Molesworth 9 for 85 off 20 overs (10 extras) drew with City 9 for 85 off 20 overs (12 extras) at Pontville. Molesworth - batting: Sam Triffitt 20, Aaron Triffitt 16, Jack Evans 11. Dekoda Smith 10. Molesworth - bowling: Martyn Evans 2-9 (3), Jack Evans 2-15 (4), Brayden Hodge 2-17 (4), Josh Ransley 1-7 (3), Aaron Triffitt 1-22 (4).

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Southern Cricket - Round 7

SOUTHERN CRICKET ASSOCIATION
Derwent Valley matches
Round 7

NEW Norfolk I went down to St Aidan's by four wickets in Southern Cricket Association first grade cricket on Saturday. In the Red Caps' good total of 211, Stewart Rice continued with his good form and made 47 including five 4s and four 6s while Rohan Heron did well with 33. In reply St Aidan's got the total with the loss of six wickets. Kendall Bluett and Jamie Hill were the best of the New Norfolk bowlers with two wickets each.

In the 2nd Grade match at Old Beach, Gretna went down to the home side by 50 runs. Old Beach made the great score of 263 while Gretna did well making 213. For the batsmen, Rhys Browning and Craig Cunningham made welcome returns to form with 66 and 39 respectively while Glenn Blackwell made 38. Corey Ransley and Mathew Burns were the main wicket takers for Gretna with three each.

In the match at North Warrane, Molesworth had a great win over St Aidans by 34 runs with Jamie Adams the difference between the two teams. Sent into bat, the visitors made 8 for 231 off their 50 overs with Adams top-scoring with 71, hitting eight 4s in a good batting display. Jake King gave good support with a well made 48 (5x4s and 1x6). In reply St Aidan's was bowled out for 197. The home team just couldn't handle the Jamie Adams show as he finished with the excellent figures of 10 overs (seven maidens) 3 for 16. Brad Ransley also did well taking 2-18 as Moleworth continues on its merry way.

In 3rd Grade, Gretna had a big loss to DOSA at Gretna. The home side made 170 with captain Damien Hack top-scoring with 45. Newcomer Jack Gregson made a quickfire 41 and put on a great 57-run partnership with the ever-improving Mathew Perotti who did very well and remained 9 not out. In reply DOSA reached the target without losing a wicket. The Gretna bowlers tried hard, but it just wasn't their day.

In the other match in 3rd Grade, Bushy Park got out of jail when it defeated St Anne's by 31 runs. Bushy Park won the toss and elected to bat, but was bundled out for 97. Sixteen was the top score by Nathan Grant. In reply St Anne's couldn't handle the Bushy Park attack led by Nathan Grant who steamrolled the Crows lineup taking 5-28 and the visitors were all out for 66.

New Norfolk II had a good five-wicket win over Montagu Bay in 4th Grade. New recruit Aaron Drew belted the Sharks attack to all parts of Boyer Oval, hitting 10 4s and two 6s in his great score of 90. A special mention must go to young Blake Kemmler who opened the batting and although he made just two runs he hung around for 15 overs. With the ball for the Red Caps, Mitchell Rice showed signs of things to come with an excellent spell of bowling taking 4 for 20 off seven overs. Rice had a big day as he filled in for Rohan Heron in the field for New Norfolk I when Heron had to leave.

In 5th Grade, Molesworth II continued on its merry way with yet another good win, knocking off Bagdad by 40 runs. It was their young guns who did the work with the bat with Jacksyn Mann 33, Tyson Gray 30 not out and Josh Ransley 30. With the ball Larry Menzie took three wickets, but it was again Josh Ransley who stole the show having great figures of 2-9 from nine overs with five maidens. These youngsters have a big future ahead of themselves as they continue to perform week in week out.

SCORES
FIRST GRADE - Saturday
St Aidan's 6 for 215 off 46.3 overs d New Norfolk I 10 for 211 off 45.3 overs (35 extras) at Tynwald Park. New Norfolk I - batting: Stewart Rice 47 (5x4s, 4x6s), Rohan Heron 33 (4x4s), Adrian Eiszele 27 (5x4s), David Maddox 21, Jamie Maddox 14, Josh Rowlands 14. New Norfolk I - bowling: Kendall Bluett 2-27 (10), Jamie Hill 2-42 (5), Stewart Rice 1-39 (10), Simon Crane 1-4 (0.3).

SECOND GRADE - Saturday
Old Beach 10 for 263 off 47.4 overs d Gretna I 10 for 213 off 45 overs (12 extras) at Old Beach. Gretna I - batting: Rhys Browning 66, Craig Cunningham 39, Glenn Blackwell 38, Mathew Burns 25, Todd Jarvis 12. Gretna I - bowling: Corey Ransley 3-47 (10), Mathew Burns 3-28 (5), Craig Cunningham 1-34 (10), Todd Jarvis 1-47 (8), Aaron Maddox 1-58 (10), Joey Eyles 1-6 (0.4).

Molesworth I 8 for 231 off 50 overs (28 extras) d St Aidan's 9 for 197 off 50 overs at North Warrane. Molesworth I - batting: Jamie Adams 71 (8x4s), Jake King 48, Daniel Adams 34, Brad Coppleman 30. Molesworth I - bowling: Jamie Adams 3-16 (10) 7 maidens, Brad Ransley 2-18 (5), Daniel Adams 2-20 (3), Brad Coppleman 1-17 (9), Nathan Eiszele 1-56 (10).

THIRD GRADE - Sunday
Bushy Park 10 for 97 off 33.5 overs (28 extras) d St Anne's 10 for 66 off 21 overs (5 extras) at Bushy Park Showgrounds. Bushy Park - batting: Nathan Grant 16, Nick Fenton 12, Dylan Grant 10. Bushy Park - bowling: Nathan Grant 5-28 (10), Troy Smith 2-19 (5), Mitch Crosswell 1-19 (6).

DOSA 0 for 171 off 33.5 overs (32 extras) d Gretna II 10 for 170 off 46.5 overs (30 extras) at Gretna. Gretna II - batting: Damien Hack 45, Jack Gregson 41 (6x4s, 1x6), Jackson Ackerly 15, Tom Gregson 13, Mathew Perotti 9 not out. Gretna II - bowling: Brian Smith 0-4 (0.5), Ben Shaw 0-14 (3), Jackson Ackerly 0-28 (10).

FOURTH GRADE - Saturday
New Norfolk II 5 for 137 off 27 overs (15 extras) d Montagu Bay 10 for 133 off 41.1 overs (37 extras) at Boyer Oval. New Norfolk II - batting: Aaron Drew 90 (10x4s, 2x6s), T. Smith 13. New Norfolk II - bowling: Mitchell Rice 4-20 (7), Brad Kemmler 2-37 (8), Zane Nossiter 1-13 (4.1), Nathan Rice 1-19 (5), Josh Walsh 1-22 (10).

FIFTH GRADE- Sunday
Molesworth II 10 for 184 off 39.1 overs (38 extras) d Bagdad 10 for 144 off 44.2 overs (35 extras) at Boyer Oval. Molesworth II - batting: Jacksyn Mann 33, Tyson Gray 30 not out, Josh Ransley 30, Sam Triffitt 16, Jake Foster 15, Brett Hodge 13. Molesworth II - bowling: Larry Menzie 3-26 (9.2), Josh Ransley 2-9 (9) 5 maidens, Sam Triffitt 2-24 (7), Brayden Hodge 2-31 (10), Aaron Triffitt 1-35 (6).

Railtrack Riders on the move

The Railtrack Rider in operation near Maydena.
THE Railtrack Rider tourist attraction has received a licence to expand its operations to National Park, the Maydena Community Association has announced. In a statement on Facebook, MCA secretary Tim Parkes says the community-owned business has had its expansion plan approved by Infrastructure Minister Rene Hidding MHA.

Railtrack Riders Pty Ltd is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Maydena Community Association (MCA) and was created as an employment initiative in the former logging town. The expanded operation licence will allow the operation to take advantage of the big numbers of visitors passing the National Park railway station on a daily basis.

National Park Railway Station just
outside the entrance to Mt Field.
"It is a significant expansion for our business and we feel confidant of success now that we can directly benefit from the large tourism numbers visiting Mt Field National Park," Mr Parkes said in a post on the Maydena Memories page on Facebook.  "The new timetable is yet to be announced but operations are planned to commence after Christmas. More details will soon be available on our website www.railtrackriders.com.au," Mr Parkes said.