Friday, February 28, 2014

This weekend's cricket

Southern Cricket Association
Round 18

All matches start at 10.30am

SECOND GRADE - Saturday, March 1
Gretna I v Montagu Bay at Geilston Bay.
Molesworth I v Derwent at Boyer Oval.
New Norfolk I v Bushy Park at Bushy Park Showgrounds.

FOURTH GRADE - Sunday, March 2
Gretna II v Marquis Tigers at Lansdowne.

FIFTH GRADE - Saturday, March 1
New Norfolk II v St Aidans at Tynwald Park.
Molesworth II v Montagu Bay at Risdon Vale.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Back to Plenty this Sunday

Plenty, as defined by Google Maps.
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IT looks like being a great day at the Salmon Ponds this Sunday, March 2, when it will be Back to Plenty Day. Spokesman Brenda Triffitt says it's about 25 years since the last reunion was held.

The gathering will start at 11am at the Salmon Ponds, Salmon Ponds Rd, Plenty. Admission to the ponds will be $3 for those attending the reunion - be sure to let the people on the gate know that you are there for the Back to Plenty event. Tea and coffee will be supplied - bring your own picnic lunch.

Anyone who has been associated with the district or any of the following Plenty properties is welcome to attend: Glenleith, Redlands, Salmon Ponds, Kinvarra, Belmont, Charlemont and Ivanhoe. Casual workers such as hop pickers are also invited as are former students of the Plenty State School.

Southern cricket - round 17

AN excellent 194 from New Norfolk II batsman Richard Munnings helped the Red Caps to a huge 330-run victory over Dynnyrne at Wentworth Park on Sunday. New Norfolk racked up the massive total of 6 for 463 off its 50 overs, with four batsman making more than 50. Munnings belted 30 fours and two sixes during his stay at the crease. The century-maker had partnerships of 146 with Jamie Hill, 143 with Rohan Heron and 109 with Leigh Berry who also got amongst the runs with 82 (16 fours). Munnings was eventually bowled out with the score at 5-459. In reply the home side was no match for New Norfolk and was bundled out for 133. Brad Kemmler with three wickets and Ashley Morgan with two were the best of the Red Cap bowlers.

In Second Grade, Molesworth I kept its winning run intact, defeating Sandford by 177 runs. Molesworth had first hit making 233, with the Adams brothers Jamie 58 and Daniel 24 leading the way. In reply Sandford was bundled out for just 56. This was due to the great bowling of Mathew Smith 5-17 and Chris Slater 4-20. The pair skittled through the Sandford batsman like ninepins. It wasn't all good news for Molesworth though, with this match being moved to Bushy Park due to the pitch at Boyer Oval being vandalised.

New Norfolk I sewed up top spot on the Second Grade ladder with a hard-fought three-wicket win over Montagu Bay. The visitors had first dig and made 90. In reply the Red Caps made hard work of the run chase, losing seven wickets to only just grab a victory. All-rounder Stewart Rice stood tall for for New Norfolk, taking 4-10 off 10 overs and then top-scoring with 24. Josh Rowlands also bowled well, taking 2-24 off his 10 overs.

Gretna I suffered a shock loss to Derwent, going down by 142 runs. Chasing 210 for victory, Gretna was bowled out for 67 with Corey Ransley the only batsman to make double figures with 14. For the bowlers, Rhys Browning was the main wicket-taker with three.

Bushy Park went down to Runnymede by seven wickets. Nathan Grant and D. Colbeck both made 25 with the bat and Colbeck also took two wickets.

In the Fourth Grade, Gretna II had a great win over second-placed DOSA at Gretna. In his 200th match for Gretna, Bruce Emery top-scored with 66 while Joey Eyles made 55. Peter Jelkic (five wickets) and Matthew Eyles (three) did the damage with the ball. No other details were available of the match at the tome of writing.

In the battle for fifth spot in Fifth Grade, Moleswoth II was defeated by McRobies Gully by three wickets. Molesworth made the very good score of 276 only to be over-run in what must have been a great match. Piuselli 47 and Chaplin 41 were the top run-scorers while captain Brayden Hodge tried hard with the ball and took four wickets.

Scores - Second Grade: New Norfolk I 7 for 94 off  30.4 overs (14 extras) d Montagu Bay 10 for 90 at Tynwald Park. New Norfolk batting: S. Rice 24, J. Dykes 17no, J. King 15, G. Williams 12no. New Norfolk bowling: S. Rice 4-10 (10), J. Rowlands 2-24 (10), A. Eiszele 1-7 (4), J. Dykes 1-20 (8.4), J. Maddox 1-21 (10).

Derwent 9 for 209 off 50 overs (20 extras) d Gretna I 10 for 67 off 19.5 overs (20 extras) at North Warrane. Gretna batting: C. Ransley 14. Gretna bowling: R. Browning 3-30 (4), T. Jarvis 2-19 (3), M. Burns 2-26 (7), C. Ransley 1-25 (10), A. Maddox 1-36 (10).

Molesworth I 9 for 233 off 42 overs (42 extras) d Sandford 10 for 56 off overs at Bushy Park Showground.  Molesworth batting: J. Adams 58, D. Adams 24, J. Mann 23, C. Slater 22no, D. King 19, L. Menzie 18no, B. Coppleman 15, M. Smith 12. Molesworth bowling: M. Smith 5-17 (10), C. Slater 4-20 (6.4), L. Menzie 1-10 (3).

Runnymede 3 for 125 off 32 overs (6 extras) d Bushy Park 9 for 121 off 31.4 overs (6 extras) at Runnymede. Bushy Park batting: N. Grant 25, D. Colbeck 25, G. Crosswell 23, M. Crosswell 16, D. Mason 12, T. Smith 10. Bushy Park bowling: D. Colbeck 2-33 (9), D. Mason 1-24 (6).

Fourth Grade: Gretna v DOSA  detailed results not received.

Fifth Grade: New Norfolk II 6 for 463 off 50 overs (42 extras) d Dynnyrne 8 for 133 off overs at Wentworth Park. New Norfolk batting: R. Munnings 19, L. Berry 82, S. Nichols 63, R. Heron 52, B. Kemmler 12no. New Norfolk bowling: B. Kemmler 3-26 (8), A. Morgan 2-11 (1), J. Hill 1-18 (3.1), J. Walsh 2-40 (7).

McRobies Gully 7 for 280 d Molesworth II 10 for 276 off 44.4 overs (53 extras) at Shoobridge Park. Molesworth batting: N. Piuselli 47, B. Chaplin 41, B. Ransley 33, B. Hodge 32, N. Reggett 21, C. Neads 11. Molesworth bowling: B. Hodge 4-69 (10), J. County 2-62 (9.1), A. Triffitt 1-47 (10).

Ladders (unofficial) after Round 17
Top five teams play off for finals after round 18

Second Grade
New Norfolk I 87
Molesworth I 72
Gretna I 69
Montagu Bay 69
Richmond/Cambridge 60
Derwent 48
Sandford 36
Runnymede 24
MacKillop Beltas 21
Bushy Park 18

Fourth Grade
Hobart 81
DOSA 78
Gretna II 66
Knights 63
Marquis 63
Dynnyrne 42
Bagdad 39
Old Beach 36
Wellington 21
Derwent 21

Fifth Grade 
Claremont 78
Montagu Bay 72
Lindisfarne 69
New Norfolk II 63
McRobies Gully 57
Molesworth II 57
Richmond/Cambridge 36
Dynnyrne 33
St Adians 33
Sorell 24
Old Beach 24

Youth league cricket wraps up

Coach Bruce Emery speakers to his
Under 15 players.
MOLESWORTH played Kingborough Gold in the Under 13 cricket grand final at the weekend, going down by eight wickets. Despite the loss, Molesworth played really well with Jayden Wilton making 39 runs.
Scores were Kingborough Gold 1 for 78 to Molesworth's 8 for 76.

In the other Under 13 matches, both Gretna and New Norfolk recorded wins over New Town. This was the final round for all junior matches. It's been a great season by all and everyone is sure to be looking forward to the trophy presentations.

The Gretna Under 15s waiting for their grand final appearance
at Eady St last Sunday.
The Under 15 grand final between Gretna and Wellington was a very even match with Wellington winning by four wickets. Nathan Eyles batted very well, making 39 while Sam Booth also did well making 24. The Gretna bowlers all did very well, picking up a wicket each. It was a great match from start to finish. Hold your heads high Gretna, it was fantastic effort. It was great to see so many parents cheering the team on - everyone was proud of your efforts.

Gretna junior trophy presentations: Under 13s, this Sunday, March 2, at 11am. Under 15s, this Friday, February 28, at 6pm. Both events will be held at the Gretna clubrooms and team photos will be taken.

Scores - Under 13 finals: Gretna  6 for 133 off 20 overs (35 extras) defeated New Town Lee 2 for 109 off 20 overs (27 extras) at Gretna. Gretna batting: J. Eyles 41no, B. Eyles 18, J. Blackwell 12, T. Farrell 9no, J. Farrell 7no, B. Butler 4, S. Jackson 4, A. Featherstone 2, J. Smith. Gretna bowling: B. Butler 1-4.

New Norfolk  5-115(20 overs) defeated New Town 4-95(20 overs). New Norfolk bowling: Zayde Hill 1-9 (2), Dylan Morgan 1-4 (2). New Norfolk batting: Lucas Higgins 31no, Dylan Morgan 23no, Jordan Gittus 16 retired, Coby Kemmler 16.

Under 15 grand final: Wellington 6 for 131 off 36.1 overs (19 extras) defeated Gretna 10 for 129 off 35 overs (10 extras) at Eady Street Oval. Gretna batting: N. Eyles 39, S. Booth 24, Z. Crosswell 20, G. Booth 11, J. Campbell 11. Gretna bowling: M. McGuire 1-8 (4), B. Nichols 1-11 (4), Z. Crosswell 1-19 (5), L. Crosswell 1-21 (8), N. Eyles 1-25 (7).

Drowning at New Norfolk

TASMANIA POLICE
MEDIA RELEASE

DROWNING OF AN INFANT AT NEW NORFOLK

About 5.20pm yesterday afternoon (Tuesday, February 25), members of Tasmania Police and Tasmanian Ambulance Service personnel were called to an address in Dixon St, New Norfolk for a 17-month-old infant male who had fallen into a backyard inflatable swimming pool.

The infant was found by family members and had no signs of life. Attempts were made to revive the child at the scene, however these failed and he was pronounced dead at the Royal Hobart Hospital.

Police remind parents who have small inflatable pools to be extremely vigilant in their use and to isolate those pools when young children are not being directly supervised.

Police will prepare a report for the coroner.


Monday, February 24, 2014

Movie night photo gallery

The above photos from tonight's movie night at Arthur Square have been
posted on the New Norfolk High School Facebook page. Click the image
to enlarge it and visit the Facebook page for more news from NNHS.

Local member's meet and greet

NEW Norfolk's resident Greens politician Tim Morris MHA will hold a public function this weekend to discuss his party's achievements and proposals for next month's State Election.

The former Derwent Valley mayor has been a Member for Lyons since 2002. He has announced that he will be at the Derwent Valley Council social rooms in Circle St, New Norfolk, from 4-6pm this Saturday, March 1.

Mr Morris is one of a bumper crop of New Norfolk residents contesting the election and all are invited to submit profiles and campaign news to newnorfolknews@gmail.com.

Willow Court neglect "a national disgrace"

THE neglect of the Willow Court historic site was a national disgrace, Federal Parliament has been told. Making his maiden speech as the new Federal Member for Lyons, Eric Hutchinson described New Norfolk as a town with a "deep soul".

"New Norfolk in the Derwent Valley is a service town for the agricultural and remaining forestry activity in the surrounding area," Mr Hutchinson told the House of Representatives. "New Norfolk has a deep soul, and many locals still have close and personal connections to the historically significant Willow Court, which was for many years Tasmania's institutional psychiatric asylum," he said.

"The buildings, which pre-date Port Arthur, are some of the oldest in the nation. It is a national disgrace that such significant architectural and social history is being neglected," he said.

Mr Hutchinson also revealed his own personal connection to local history, thought his ancestor Alexander Gill who married Susannah, a granddaughter of William Abel who had arrived in Sydney Town in 1792 as a convict. "He arrived in Elizabeth Town, now New Norfolk—via Norfolk Island—as a free man, and was granted 34 acres of land on the banks of the Derwent River. He built the King's Head Inn, which was licensed in 1822 and remains as the oldest continually inhabited building in Australia on what is now Valleyfield."

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Accident scene cleared

FIRE and State Emergency Service volunteers have just cleared the scene of a crash involving a small Mitsubishi and a large Toyota at the junction of Montagu and Burnett Sts in New Norfolk.

The drivers were treated for shock at the scene, attended to by bystanders and a passing St John Ambulance volunteer until the arrival of the ambulance service.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

More details for the movie night

NEW Norfolk High School is holding an outdoor movie night at Arthur Square in New Norfolk on Monday evening. This will be a fundraiser for the Cancer Council's Relay for Life.

The event starts at 6.30pm, with a barbecue and music by the high school band. The movie, My Sister's Keeper (Rated M) starring Cameron Diaz, will be shown from 7.30pm. Admission is by gold coin donation. Soft drinks and popcorn will be available.

Families are also invited to bring a picnic for this night under the stars.



Friday, February 21, 2014

This weekend's cricket

SOUTHERN CRICKET ASSOCIATION
Round 17

All matches start at 10.30am

SECOND GRADE, Saturday February 22.
Gretna I v Derwent at North Warrane.
Molesworth I v Sandford at Boyer Oval.
New Norfolk I v Montagu Bay at Tynwald Park.
Bushy Park v Runnymede at Runnymede.

FOURTH GRADE, Saturday February 22.
Gretna II v DOSA at Gretna.

FIFTH GRADE, Sunday February 23.
New Norfolk II v Dynnyrne at Wentworth Park.
Molesworth II v McRobies Gully at Shoobridge Park.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Severe wind warning this afternoon

Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

Severe Weather Warning
for damaging winds for people in the Furneaux Islands, North West Coast, Central North, North East, Western, Central Plateau, Midlands, East Coast, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts

Issued at 9:26 am EDT on Thursday 20 February 2014.

Damaging winds are forecast for all of Tasmania except for King Island.

Weather Situation
 A low pressure system to the south of Tasmania will intensify this afternoon before moving away to the east overnight.

Damaging westerly winds around 60 km/h with peak gusts of 100km/h are forecast for the Furneaux Islands, North East, Central Plateau, East Coast, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts and parts of the North West Coast, Central North, Western and Midlands forecast districts from late afternoon.

The State Emergency Service and Tasmania Police advise that people should:
Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony.
Take care when driving on exposed roads, bridges and causeways. Remain indoors as much as possible.
Keep clear of fallen power lines.

For emergency help in floods and storms, ring the SES on 13 25 00.

The next warning will be issued by 5pm Thursday.


Marine Wind Warning Summary for Tasmania

Issued at 10:08 am EDT on Thursday 20 February 2014
for the period until midnight EDT Friday 21 February 2014.

Wind Warnings for Thursday 20 February

Gale Warning for the following areas: Derwent Estuary, Frederick Henry and Norfolk Bay, Storm Bay, Channel, Far North West Coast, Central North Coast, Banks Strait and Franklin Sound, East of Flinders Island, Upper East Coast, Lower East Coast, South 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 Thursday.

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


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Premier pops in

TASMANIAN premier Lara Giddings today made her first visit to New Norfolk for the current State Election campaign. Ms Giddings used the Derwent Valley Online Access Centre in Charles St as the backdrop for her announcement that Liberal Party proposals to cut jobs from the public service would impact on services such as Service Tasmania shops, Online Access Centres, Child and Family Centres and libraries.

“These are all critical services that underpin strong communities and they are at risk from the Liberal Party’s savage job cuts. Online Access Centres like this one help create more connected communities and digital literacy," Ms Giddings said.

Sunday special at Hamilton

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This week's cricket

Nathan Eiszele
BOUNCING back from its loss last week, New Norfolk I has all but sewn up top spot on the Southern Cricket Association second grade ladder with a good win over Derwent on Sunday. The win was mainly due to the 180-run opening stand by Rohan Heron who knocked up a great century of 103 (7x4s, 9x6s) and Jake King (7x4s, 2x6s). The pair batted superbly, setting up a handy win for the Red Caps. Spinner Ashley Morgan did well with the ball for New Norfolk capturing 4-20 off 3.4 overs. Derwent bowled out for 168 in the 31st over.

Molesworth I made it two wins in as many weeks with a good 45-run victory over Gretna I at Gretna. The visitors had first hit, making the defendable target of 187.  Daniel Coppleman (37) and Nathan Eiszele (30no) led the way with the bat for Molesworth.  Young Brock Nichols, who played his first match for Gretna I, bowled extremely well finishing with 3-34. In reply Gretna was bowled out for 152. Stand-in captain Ben Rainbird top-scored for his team with 41. Aaron Maddox (22) and Corey Ransley (29) also put on handy runs when at the crease. Mathew Smith led the way with the ball for Molesworth, taking 4-28 while Nathan Eiszele capped off a good day taking 3-33. The match swung both ways during the Gretna innings, but it was Molesworth who had the final knockout blow.

In the other second grade match, Bushy Park didn't get a start at Cambridge Oval due to the ground being too wet from the heavy rain overnight.

In the fourth grade match at Wentworth Park, Gretna II was defeated by Dynnyrne by two wickets. Gretna had first hit, making the good score of 213 with captain Joey Eyles making 41 (7x4s) and Jackson Ackerly made a quickfire 35 (6x4s, 1x6). In reply the home side was going along nicely at 3-139 off 30 overs, but some good fielding and good bowling from the Gretna attack got them back in the match, but when the eighth wicket fell, only two runs were needed and the home side won. Best bowlers for Gretna were Nick Wakefield 3-18, Todd Jarvis 2-16 and Clinton Millhouse 2-29.

In fifth grade, New Norfolk II went down to a more polished team in Lindisfarne by 106 runs. New Norfolk just couldnt get close to the 224 set by the home side and was bowled out for 118. Young Mitch Rice did well for the Red Caps, making 31 while Jamie Hill 4-32 and Richard Munnings 3-36 did their bit with the ball.

Molesworth I batsman Daniel Coppleman was bowled by Gretna's Brock
 Nichols last weekend. Photo by Debra Browning.
SCORES - SECOND GRADE: New Norfolk I 3 for 244 off 32 overs (14 extras) d Derwent 10 for 168 off 30.4 overs (12 extras) at Tynwald Park. New Norfolk batting: R. Heron 103, J. King 83, D. Maddox 21no, S. Rice 18. New Norfolk bowling: A. Morgan 4-20 (3.4), J. Dykes 2-31 (7), J. Rowlands 1-30 (7), J. Maddox 1-30 (5), S. Rice 1-43 (6).

Molesworth I 9 for 187 off 50 overs (21 extras) d Gretna I 10 for 152 off 40.2 overs (25 extras) at Gretna. Molesworth batting: Daniel Coppleman 37, Nathan Eiszele 30no, Mathew Smith 27, Brad Coppleman 24, Daniel Adams 15, Mark Reggett 14, Larry Menzie 11no. Gretna bowling: Brock Nichols 3-34 (6), Craig Cunningham 2-26 (10), Matthew Eyles 2-28 (5), Corey Ransley 1-28 (10), Mathew Burns 1-8 (5). Gretna batting: Ben Rainbird 41, Corey Ransley 29, Aaron Maddox 22, Craig Cunningham 15. Molesworth bowling: Mathew Smith 4-28 (8), Nathan Eiszele 3-33 (9.2), Larry Menzie 2-32 (7), Bradley Coppleman 1-27 (10).

Bushy Park v MacKillop Beltas at Cambridge Oval was washed out.

FOURTH GRADE: Dynnyrne 8 for 214 off 47.2 overs (35 extras) Gretna II 10 for 213 off 48.1 overs (28 extras) at Wentworth Park. Gretna batting: J. Eyles 41, J. Ackerly 35, N. Wakefield 25, D. Pearce 25, R. Browning 21, T. Allcock 18. Gretna bowling: N. Wakefield 3-18 (7), T. Jarvis 2-16 (6), C. Millhouse 2-29 (6), J. Eyles 1-38 (8).

FIFTH GRADE: Lindisfarne 10 for 224 off 49 overs (27 extras) d New Norfolk II 10 for 118 off 31 overs (31 extras) at Lindisfarne No 2. New Norfolk batting: M. Rice 31, B. Skelly 13, S. Nichols 12. New Norfolk bowling: J. Hill 4-32 (10), R. Munnings 3-36 (10), J. Walsh 1-37 (10), B. Kemmker 1-47.

Molesworth II had the bye.

Ladders (unofficial) after Round 16
(Top five teams play off for finals after Round 18)

Second Grade
New Norfolk I 81
Gretna I 69
Montagu Bay 69
Molesworth I 66
Richmond/Cambridge 60
Derwent 42
Sandford 36
MacKillop Beltas 21
Runnymede 18
Bushy Park 18

Fourth Grade
DOSA 78
Hobart 75
Gretna II 60
Knights 57
Marquis 57
Bagdad 39
Old Beach 36
Dynnyrne 36
Wellington 21
Derwent 21

Fifth Grade
Claremont 75
Montagu Bay 69
Lindisfarne 63
New Norfolk II 57
Molesworth II 57
McRobies Gully 51
Richmond/Cambridge 39
Dynnyrne 33
St Adians 33
Old Beach 24
Sorell 18

Crash on approach to bridge

The scene of a traffic accident at the junction Hamilton Rd and the New
 Norfolk Bridge about 4.30 this afternoon. Thanks to Chloe Gleeson
for the photo.

Storm warning cancelled

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmanian Regional Office

CANCELLATION SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING

Issued at 5:50 pm Wednesday, 19 February 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. Some thunderstorms observed on radar this afternoon have probably been severe.

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.

Storm update: May reach New Norfolk

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LATEST 5.50pm: The weather bureau has now cancelled the following storm warning but says the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.


Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmanian Regional Office

TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
for HEAVY RAINFALL and LARGE HAILSTONES

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

Issued at 2:54 pm Wednesday, 19 February 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, New Norfolk, Huonville, Bothwell, Richmond and Tarraleah.

Some thunderstorms observed on radar this afternoon have probably been severe.

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 5:55 pm.

Severe storm warning for Hobart

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmanian Regional Office

TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
for HEAVY RAINFALL and LARGE HAILSTONES

For people in parts of the  South East, East Coast and Midlands Forecast Districts.

Issued at 2:01 pm Wednesday, 19 February 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, Oatlands, Richmond and Port Arthur.

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 5:05pm.

Twenty20 cricket

IN Round 3 of the Kookaburra Twenty20 Superbash second tier matches last Wednesday night, Gretna lost easily to the Knights at Abbotsfield Park. The Knights hit up the good score of 157 and in reply Gretna could only manage 43 after it was bowled out in the 13th over.

After some good matches this season, both Gretna and New Norfolk have now bowed out of the Twenty20 competition.

Scores: Knights 7 for 157 off 20 overs (11 extras) d Gretna 10 for 43 off 12.5 overs (3 extras) at Abbotsfield Park. Gretna batting: B. Emery 10, D. Pearce 10. Gretna bowling: M. Eyles 2-19 (3), J. Eyles 2-23 (4), P. Jelkic 2-34 (4).

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Youth league cricket

Youth League
Round 11

UNDER 13s
Gretna 3 for 104 off 20 overs (21 extras) d New Town Lee 8 for 42 off 13.2 overs (17 extras) at Queens Walk. Gretna batting: Josh Eyles 31no, Blake Eyles 15no, Tyler Farrell 14no, Jack Smith 12, Sam Jackson 6, Jamieson Farrell 3no, Aiden Featherstone 1no, Jacob Blackwell 1no. Gretna bowling: Tyler Farrell 3-2 (2), Blake Eyles 2-1 (1), Conor Kelly-Lennox 1-2 (.2), Josh Eyles 1-8 (2), Aiden Featherstone 1-9 (2).

University Red 7-105 (20 overs) defeated New Norfolk  7-82 (20 overs) at Mt Nelson Oval.
New Norfolk bowling: Jordan Gittus 1-9 (2), Lochlan Bowerman 1-9 (2), Will Banks 3-6 (2). New Norfolk batting: Nathan Rice 24no, Jordan Gittus 10.

UNDER 15s
Molesworth 5 for 88 off 34 overs (15 extras) d Gretna 10 for 81 off 28.4 overs (21 extras) at Boyer Oval. Molesworth batting: J. Evans 36, J. Franklin 21. Gretna bowling: N. Eyles 3-18 (8), Z. Crosswell 2-10 (5). Gretna batting: Z. Crosswell 17, L. Crosswell 8. Molesworth bowling: J. Bearman 3-13 (7), T. Oates 2-5 (4), N. Wakefield 1-4 (2), J. Franklin 1-5 (2), J. Ransley 1-6 (5.4), J. Evans 1-12 (4), J. Daniels 1-17 (4).

YOUTH LEAGUE
Finals
Sunday, February 23

Well done to all the junior sides from the Derwent Valley for yet another great season and best of luck to the Molesworth Under 13s and Gretna Under 15s who play in their grand finals on Sunday.

Under 13 -matches start at 9am.
Gretna v New Town Lee at Gretna.
New Norfolk v New Town Carlton at Tynwald Park.
Grand Final - Molesworth v Kingborough Gold at St Aloysius Catholic College.

Under 15 - matches start at 12.30pm.
Grand Final - Gretna v Wellington at Eady St Oval.
Molesworth v St Anne's at Boyer Oval.

Outdoor movie night

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Monday, February 17, 2014

Local women nominate for Lyons

TWO New Norfolk women and a New Norfolk-born man are among the latest State Election candidates named at the weekend. The Tasmanian Greens have named recent Federal Election candidate Pippa Brinklow among its team of four to support the party's lead candidate and New Norfolk resident Tim Morris MHA, while the Tasmanian Nationals have endorsed New Norfolk's Anne Salt and former resident Brett Hall in that party's team of five for Lyons.

Mr Morris is the Greens' lead candidate and sitting Member for Lyons in the Tasmanian Parliament. “After serving 12 years in the Parliament on your behalf I have plenty of experience  and enthusiasm to continue to represent the community well,” Mr Morris said on Friday. “Lyons needs to have a strong Green voice who will speak on environmental, social and economic matters concerning our dispersed communities. I am very pleased to lead a strong Green team who come from all corners of the electorate.”

Ms Brinklow is a registered nurse with qualifications in community service management and business management. She lives in New Norfolk with her partner Tim Morris and has spent the last 20 years developing and managing health and aged care, community housing and vocational education and training programs throughout Tasmania.

Adult literacy support worker Anne Salt is one of two Tasmanian National Party candidates with local connections. A New Norfolk resident for many years, she lists a number of community projects in her campaign material, including the positions of secretary and chairman of the Friends of Willow Court; co-ordinator of the New Norfolk Neighbourhood Watch (2009-2012); and service on the Derwent Valley Council's spatial planning committee and heritage trail committee. She is an advocate for Willow Court to be formally recognized as a “Site of Conscience”.

Also among the Tasmanian Nationals candidates is Brett Hall, now of Oatlands, who was born at New Norfolk and educated at Ouse District High School.

This brings the list of declared local candidates to:
  • Paul Belcher (Independent), New Norfolk-born
  • Pip Brinklow, of New Norfolk (Tasmanian Greens)
  • Martyn Evans, of Magra (Liberal Party)
  • Jessey Dillon, of New Norfolk (Australian Labor Party)
  • Brett Hall (Tasmanian Nationals), New Norfolk-born.
  • Tim Morris MHA, of New Norfolk (Tasmanian Greens)
  • Anne Salt, of New Norfolk (Tasmanian Nationals)
  • Wayne Shoobridge, of New Norfolk (Palmer United Party)

All intending candidates for Lyons are welcome to send a profile and photo to the New Norfolk News.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Reader's letter: the link road

MY husband and I drove from the Derwent Valley through to Judbury today (Saturday) on the Plenty Rd in our little car. No problems, good road, could be a bit better sign-posted. Why are tourists and other locals not told of this road? It is a long drive to the Huon through Hobart. I had been advised previously that the road was closed. I only saw one gate and that had obviously not been used for quite a while. The road did not have any holes and was not at all rutted.
COLLEEN FLYNN 

Hydro seeking centenary stories

The old HEC logo.
HYDRO Tasmania is seeking the public's help to build an online library of personal stories as it prepares to celebrate 100 years of powering the state. October will mark the centenary of the creation of the original Hydro-Electric Department in 1914.

CEO Steve Davy said the business will recognise the milestone with a program of events and initiatives later in the year. The program is still being developed and will be announced in the coming months. The people who built the business will be the central focus of the celebrations.

"The Hydro is a significant part of Tasmania's story of the last 100 years and we think it is one worth recognising and telling," Mr Davy said. "However, it is more than just a corporate history," Mr Davy said. "The Hydro is part of the living memory of thousands of workers and their families. That's why we want to hear people's stories and make them a key part of the centenary program so we can share them with others and celebrate their contribution."

Previous Hydro Tasmania logo.
Hydro Tasmania is asking anyone with a connection to the business and its history to share their stories through a centenary website. "A lot has been written about the history of our business and about the people who worked here," Mr Davy said. ""he Hydro has been integral to Tasmania's social and industrial development and along the way there have been some extraordinary human and technological achievements."

"Of course we all know that through our history there have been bumps in the road which are as much a part of our history as the feats of engineering and human endurance in building our hydro assets. But the constant through the last 100 years has been the role played by the men and women who gave so much to make the business what it is today.

Current Hydro Tasmania logo.
"Whether it be first-hand accounts or stories handed down through families, we want to hear about them. We would also welcome photos and any videos that people would like to share. Our plan is to build an online library to share with the world."

People can upload their story, photo or video here. Contributions can also be sent by email to centenary@hydro.com.au or to Hydro Tasmania Centenary GPO Box 355, Hobart 7001


Bushy Park Show 2014

Warm and sunny conditions prevailed at the show all day, contrary to
forecasts of rain. A welcome 26mm of rain did fall later at night. 


There was much interest in the wood chopping as always.

Jordan River Learning Federation students dominated the cattle handling.

Aqua aerobics at Bushy Park

A THREE-WEEK aqua aerobics course starts tomorrow (Monday) at the Bushy Park Pool. Instructor Mary Downie says this is a gentle way to get a great workout for strength, cardio fitness and stretching. The class is open to men and women of all levels of fitness. Non-swimmers are welcome too.

The class starts this Monday, February 17, and continues on the next two Mondays, from 6-7pm. Participants are asked to arrive early for the first session as there is a form to fill out before starting. The cost is $10 per session.

For more information call Mary on 0409 363 250.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Dragonboats on our river

THANKS to Patch from Tyga FM for the following photos from the start of today's inaugural "Four Bridges" dragon boats event which started at New Norfolk this morning and arrived at Hobart in the afternoon.

The distance was just short of an official marathon and the event represented the longest distance paddled in a dragon boat event in Tasmania.

UPDATE: The gallery now includes additional photos provided by the event organisers. Thanks Dragon Boat Tasmania!








Severe storm warning

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmanian Regional Office

TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
for HEAVY RAINFALL and LARGE HAILSTONES

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

Issued at 5:27pm Saturday, 15 February 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 Campbell Town, Oatlands, Ross and Bothwell. 

A storm observed on radar near Oatlands around 4.30pm was probably a severe thunderstorm.

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 8.30pm

Friday, February 14, 2014

Super Saturday!

IT'S going to be a big Saturday in the Derwent Valley this weekend and it starts early.

  • DRAGON BOATS Four Bridge Challenge. Boats enter the river at Millbrook Rise Ramp at 6.45am, paddle to New Norfolk Bridge by 7.45am for the 8am start. More.
  • BUSHY PARK SHOW and Valley Taste, 9am-4pm. More.
  • CAR BOOT SALE and open day, New Norfolk Scout Hall, Derwent Terrace, 9.30am-3.30pm. More.
  • ZAP FITNESS open in High St for sneak peeks and opening special memberships, 10am-6.30pm. More.
  • SPEEDWAY at Sorell Creek. Gates open at 3pm, racing starts at 6pm. More.

Bushy Park Show Day tomorrow

Click image to enlarge. More at the Bushy Park Show website.

Safety first at Sorell Creek

A POLICE "road safety camera" has been positioned at Dixon Straight on the Lyell Highway at Sorell Creek today.

This weekend's cricket

Southern Cricket Association
Round 16

All matches start at 10.30am

SECOND GRADE - Sunday, February 16.
Gretna I v Molesworth I at Gretna.
New Norfolk I v Derwent at Tynwald Park.
Bushy Park v MacKillop Beltas at Cambridge Oval.

FOURTH GRADE - Saturday, February 15.
Gretna II v Dynnyrne at Wentworth Park.

FIFTH GRADE - Saturday, February 15.
New Norfolk II v Lindisfarne at Lindisfarne No. 2
Molesworth II has a bye.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Dragons on the Derwent

THE River Derwent will present a marathon challenge to Tasmanian and interstate dragon boat crews this weekend. The "4 Bridges – Almost a Marathon" event from from New Norfolk to Hobart will cover 41km this Saturday. It is just short of an official marathon and will be the longest distance paddled in a dragon boat event in Tasmania.

Organised by Dragon Boat Tasmania, the event has attracted 90 paddlers from all over the state as well as from Queensland, South Australia and Victoria. Event co-ordinator Julie Davidson said the event has lifted the profile of dragon boating as a sport for men and women in Tasmania. Dr Davidson said local dragon boat crews had been competing at national regattas for several years but the "4 Bridges" marathon was the first event to attract such a strong interstate contingent to Tasmania.

“It is a milestone for the sport in Tasmania to host an event like this,” Dr Davidson said. “Like any athletes, dragon boat paddlers enjoy a challenge and are prepared to travel across the country to participate.” Similar to the endurance paddle on the Northern Territory’s Ord River, the 4 Bridges will call on paddlers’ rhythm, strength and fitness to get them across the line.

Event officials will be watching the clock to get crews to the Tasman Bridge before Hobart’s notorious sea breeze kicks in. “After a four-hour slog downstream, we don’t really want to be powering up against a strong headwind and whitecaps on the Derwent,” Dr Davidson said. “Crews will be conscious of this and will be setting a good pace early in the day. We will be stopping for a mid-morning snack and to top up our fluid levels at Austins Ferry but it will be a short break.”

The crews will be evenly matched in terms of strength and experience and comprise paddlers from different clubs. The five boats will travel together down river shadowed by support vessels and should be quite a spectacle. While it is not a race, Dr Davidson anticipates the final leg approaching the Tasman Bridge could develop into a good-natured challenge.

The challenge starts at the New Norfolk Bridge at 7.45am this Saturday.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Local cricket latest

Southern Cricket Association
Round 15

WITH temperatures into the mid-30s it sure was a hot weekend for cricket, reports Wade Gleeson. This didn't stop some good individual efforts and results. Gretna I batsman Mathew Burns piled on 129 runs in his team's Second Grade win over Sandford at Gretna. Burns belted the visitors bowlers, hitting 10x4s and 7x6s in a very good innings. Aaron Maddox was Gretna's best bowler, taking 4-28.

In the match at Pontville between Molesworth I and New Norfolk I, Molesworth made the moderate score of 186, but this was enough to give them victory by 27 runs. Jamie Adams 48 and Nick Piuselli 46 were the best of the Molesworth batsmen, while Larry Menzie did well with the ball, finishing with 4-41. For New Norfolk, Jamie Maddox and Adrian Eiszele were the main run scorers with 19 each while Stewart Rice made 18 and also took 3-41 with the ball.

Bushy Park went down to Richmond/Cambridge by 10 wickets. Bushy was bowled out for 167 with Mitch Crosswell 56 and Rob Fazackerley 38 top-scoring. In reply Richmond/Cambridge had no trouble with the Bushy Park bowlers, reaching the target without losing a wicket.

In Fourth Grade, Gretna II had a good 78-run win over Derwent on Sunday. Peter Jelkic got back amongst the runs, top-scoring with 62 and hitting 5x6s and 3x4s, while young Nathan Eyles came up from the Under 15s and made a quickfire 26 not out with two fours and two sixes. Jelkic followed up from his big hitting and took 4-24 while Matthew Eyles took 4-34.

In Fifth Grade, Molesworth II did its finals chances no harm with a 90-run win over Old Beach. Brad Ransley 48 and Nathan Hay 43no led the way with the willow, while captain Brayden Hodge 4-28 and Brad Ransley 2-5 were the best bowlers.

New Norfolk II suffered a big loss at home, going down to Montagu Bay by 173 with the visitors smacking a very big total of 310. Red Caps captain Stephen Nichols tried hard, making 37 not out while Nathan Rice backed his excellent bowling in the Twenty20 taking 3-28. This lad who has only just turned 13 has a bright future ahead. Well done young man.

SCORES - SECOND GRADE: Molesworth 10 for 186 off 46.4 overs (18 extras) d New Norfolk I 10 for 159 off 41.3 overs (33 extras) at Pontville. Molesworth batting: Jamie Adams 48, Nick Piuselli 46, Nathan Eiszele 27, Cody Neads 16, Mark Reggett 13. New Norfolk bowling: Stewart Rice 3-41 (9.4), Jamie Maddox 2-21 (9), Josh Dykes 2-24 (10), Ashley Morgan 2-49 (8), Josh Rowlands 1-44 (10). New Norfolk batting: Jamie Maddox 19, Adrian Eiszele 19, Stewart Rice 18, Richard Graham 18, Josh Rowlands 15, Rohan Heron 14. Molesworth bowling: Larry Menzie 4-41 (9), Mathew Smith 2-21 (7.3), Chris Slater 2-40 (7), Nathan Eiszele 1-10 (5), Jamie Adams 1-32 (10).

Gretna I 10 for 265 off 41.4 overs (20 extras) d Sandford 10 for 189 off 43.4 overs (17 extras) at Gretna. Gretna batting: Mathew Burns 129, Jackson Ackerly 28, Damien Hack 24, Ben Rainbird 23, Corey Ransley 25. Gretna bowling: Aaron Maddox 4-28 (9.4), Ben Rainbird 3-44 (10), Jackson Ackerly 1-29 (6).

Richmond/Cambridge 0 for 170 off 28.5 overs (13 extras) d Bushy Park 10 for 167 off  40.4 overs (19 extras) at Richmond. Bushy Park batting: Mitch Crosswell 56, Rob Fazackerley 38no, Jason Crosswell 13, Dylan Grant 10, Peter Howlett 10. Bushy Park bowling: No wickets taken.

FOURTH GRADE: Gretna II 10 for 168 off 35.5 overs (18 extras) d Derwent 10 for 90 off 25.4 overs (8 extras) at New Town High School. Gretna batting: Peter Jelkic 62, Nathan Eyles 27no, Jordan Hastie 18, Tom Allcock 11, Brock Nichols 11. Gretna bowling: Peter Jelkic 4-24 (8), Matthew Eyles 4-34 (6.4), Cody Eyles 1-15 (5), Brock Nichols 1-16 (6).

FIFTH GRADE: Montagu Bay 10 for 310 off 49.2 overs (31 extras) d New Norfolk II 10 for 137 off 28.5 overs (12 extras) at Tynwald Park. New Norfolk batting: Stephen Nichols 37no, Richard Munnings 25, Leigh Berry 18, Jamie Hill 18. New Norfolk bowling: Nathan Rice 3-28 (6.2), Brad Kemmler 2-31 (10), Jamie Hill 2-73 (10), Leigh Berry 2-76 (8), Adam Nossiter 1-54 (10).

Molesworth II 9 for 177 off 44 overs (41 extras) d Old Beach 10 for 87 at Cambridge Oval. Molesworth batting: Brad Ransley 48, Nathan Hay 43no, Aaron Triffitt 25.  Molesworth bowling: Brayden Hodge 4-28 (10), Brad Ransley 2-5 (7), Aaron Triffitt 2-19 (6.1), Tyson Gray 1-15 (5), Jacksyn Mann 1-20 (3).

Twenty20 cricket results

Kookaburra Twenty20 Super Bash
Round 2

IN the local Twenty20 matches last week, Gretna had a good 20-run win over Campania at Campania. Mathew Eyles starred with the bat, making 47 with 5x4s while Dylan Pearce took 2-23 off three overs to be the main wicket- taker.

In the other match, New Norfolk II went down to Old Beach in a close match, losing by one wicket with the match going down to the wire in the final over. Nathan Rice, who turned 13 last week, bowled extremely well with figures of 4-14 off his four overs. Josh Walsh bowled the final over and was unluckily hit for six from a top edge. Walsh did well top-scoring with 31.

Tuesday, February 4
Old Beach 9 for 107 off 19.3 overs d New Norfolk 8 for 105 off 20 overs (8 extras) at Old Beach. New Norfolk batting: Josh Walsh 31, Baxter Oliver 25, M. Hugo 21, Mitchell Rice 11. New Norfolk bowling: Nathan Rice 4-14 (4), Mitchell Rice 2-30 (4), Josh Walsh 1-18 (3.3), Adam Nossiter 1-30 (4).

Wednesday, February 5
Gretna II 7 for 146 off 20 overs (19 extras) d Campania 4 for 126 off 20 overs (21 extras) at Campania. Gretna II batting: Matthew Eyles 47no (5x4s), Dylan Pearce 24, Nick Wakefield 16, Cody Eyles 13, Jordan Hastie 10. Gretna bowling: Dylan Pearce 2-24 (3), Joey Eyles 1-19 (4), Clinton Millhouse 1-27 (4).

Youth League cricket

YOUTH LEAGUE
Round 10

UNDER 13
Old Beach 10 for 120 off 19.1 overs (29 extras) defeated Gretna 7 for 108 off 20 overs (33 extras) at Gretna. Gretna batting: Blake Eyles 37no, Josh Eyles 21, Aidan Featherstone 6, Conor Kelly-Lennox 6, Sam Jackson 2no, Jacob Blackwell 2, Jamieson Farrell 1.  Gretna bowling: Tyler Farrell 4-8 (3), Aiden Featherstone 2-23 (2.1), Blake Eyles 1-9 (2), Jacob Bkackwell 1-13. (3), Conor Lennox-Kelly 1-21 (2).

Kingborough Gold 5-120 (20 overs) defeated New Norfolk 6-65 (20 overs) at Kingston Beach Oval. New Norfolk bowling: Coby Kemmler 1-9 (2), Nathan Rice 2-10 (4). New Norfolk batting: Will Banks 13no, Jordan Gittus 8no.

UNDER 15
Gretna 1 for 58 off 7 overs (15 extras) defeated Lindisfarne 9 for 52 off 24.4 overs (18 extras) at Gretna. Gretna batting: Luke Crosswell 19no, Zac Crosswell 17no. Gretna bowling: Ryan Emery 3-7 (6), Jake Campbell 3-6 (4.4), Brody Nichols 1-7 (2), Hannah Mann 1-7 (4).

Next games - Round 11 this Sunday
Under 13
Gretna v New Town Lee at Queens Walk.
New Norfolk v University Red at Mount Nelson Oval.
Molesworth v Kingborough Gold at Boyer Oval.

Under 15
Gretna v Molesworth at Boyer Oval.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Soccer club tryouts this Sunday

SOCCER is about to start ramping up again for season 2014. The New Norfolk Soccer Club will be having an informal kickaround on Tynwald Park this Sunday, February 16, from 10am. Colin Banks is trying to get a men’s team together and invites anyone interested in having a kick to pull on their boots and head down to Tynwald.

The club is asking any children and youths interested in playing this year to come down for a kickaround at the same time on Sunday morning. This will be for age groups Under 13 and up (12 to 18 years). Anyone wishing to register their juniors or youth players are welcome see Janine White at Tynwald Park at the same time.

More information is on the New Norfolk Soccer Club's Facebook page.


Bushy Park Show this Saturday

Click image to enlarge. More at the Bushy Park Show website.

Car boot sale this Saturday

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Training night

It's training night at the New Norfolk Fire Brigade and this week's program
sees its members conducting a controlled burn in the grassy paddocks
below Back River Rd, further along from the area burnt off late last month.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Fire weather warning cancelled

Bureau of Meteorology

Cancellation of Fire Weather Warning
for the Furneaux Islands, Central North, North East, East Coast, Midlands, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts

Issued at 4:52pm on Sunday, February 9, 2014.

Weather Situation
A cold front has crossed Tasmania. Temperatures have dropped, winds have eased and relative humidities have increased.

For the rest of Sunday February 9: The Fire Weather Warning for the Furneaux Islands, Central North, North East, East Coast, Midlands, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts has been cancelled.

The Tasmania Fire Service advises you to:
  • Check your bushfire survival plan - Now.
  • Monitor the fire and weather situation on ABC radio or through www.fire.tas.gov.au.
  • If power supplies fail, listen on your car radio.
No further warnings will be issued for this event.


STILL CURRENT: Severe Weather Warning
Severe Weather Warning for damaging winds
for people in the Upper Derwent Valley, Central North, North East, Western, Midlands, East Coast and South East forecast districts.

Issued at 2:03 pm EDT on Sunday 9 February 2014.

Damaging winds in the eastern half of Tasmania

Weather Situation
A cold front and trough will cross Tasmania during today with an associated low to pass south of the state.

Damaging winds around 60km/h with peak gusts of 110km/h are forecast for the Central North, East Coast, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts and parts of the North East, Western and Midlands forecast districts.

To 2pm, wind gusts have reached 154km/h at Scotts Peak, 135km/h at Maatsuyker Island and 102km/h on Mount Wellington.

The State Emergency Service and Tasmania Police advise that people should:
  • Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony.
  • Take care when driving on exposed roads, bridges and causeways. Remain indoors as much as possible.
  • Keep clear of fallen power lines.
For emergency help in floods and storms, ring the SES on 13 25 00.

The next warning will be issued by 11pm Sunday.

Severe weather warning - wind

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania


Severe Weather Warningfor damaging windsfor people in the North East, East Coast, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts

Issued at 4:04am on Sunday, February 9, 2014.

Weather Situation

A cold front and trough will cross Tasmania during today with an associated low to pass south of the state.
Damaging winds around 60km/h with peak gusts of 100km/h are forecast for the South East forecast district and parts of the North East, East Coast and Upper Derwent Valley forecast districts. Drivers are advised that gusty winds will make driving conditions dangerous.

The State Emergency Service and Tasmania Police advise that people should:

  • Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony.
  • Take care when driving on exposed roads, bridges and causeways. Remain indoors as much as possible.
  • Keep clear of fallen power lines.
For emergency help in floods and storms, ring the SES on 13 25 00.

The next warning will be issued by 11am Sunday.

Marine Wind Warnings for Sunday, February 9

Gale Warning for the following areas: Derwent Estuary, Frederick Henry and Norfolk Bay, Storm Bay, Channel, South East Coast and South West Coast

Strong Wind Warning for the following areas: Far North West Coast, Central North Coast, Banks Strait and Franklin Sound, East of Flinders Island, Upper East Coast, Lower East 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 Sunday.

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

Tip site to close early today

Derwent Valley Council
Peppermint Hill Landfill Site Information

During declared Total Fire Ban days the Peppermint Hill Landfill site will open at 8am and will close at noon. These operating times will continue during declared Total Fire Ban days.  Please check the Tasmania Fire Service website for fire ban information.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Total fire ban for Sunday

Total Fire Ban Advice
for the whole of Tasmania

Issued at 3:06pm on Saturday, February 8, 2014.

The Tasmania Fire Service has declared a total fire ban for Sunday, February 9, for the whole of Tasmania.

Fire Weather Warning
for the Furneaux Islands, Central North, North East, East Coast, Midlands, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts

Issued at 3:05pm on Saturday, February 8, 2014.

Weather Situation

Temperatures reaching the mid-thirties, relative humidities down to around 20% and strong and gusty northerly winds turning west to northwesterly are expected.

For Sunday, February 9:
Severe Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast districts: Upper Derwent Valley, South East, Midlands, North-East and East Coast. Some bushfires breaking out will spread rapidly and be uncontrollable. Some people in the path of a fire may be killed or seriously injured.

Very High Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast districts: Furneaux Islands and Central North. Some bushfires breaking out will spread rapidly and be difficult to control. There is a possibility that people in the path of a fire who are not well prepared may be killed or seriously injured.

The Tasmania Fire Service advises you to:
  • Check your bushfire survival plan - Now.
  • Monitor the fire and weather situation on ABC radio or through www.fire.tas.gov.au.
  • If power supplies fail, listen on your car radio.

The Tasmania Fire Service advises that if you are in an area of Very High or Severe Fire Danger:
  • Get ready now to leave for a safe place.
  • Leave immediately if fire breaks out near you.
  • Only stay if your home is well prepared to withstand fire and you can actively defend it.
The next warning will be issued by 5am Sunday.

Tasmania Fire Service
General Advice on a day of Total Fire Ban

Tools and equipment that use a naked flame or generate sparks such as welding or grinding, must not be used in the open air.

If essential works are required to be done a special permit may be issued, after a thorough investigation of each application. Apply to your TFS Regional Office.

Barbecues that use wood, charcoal or other solid fuel are banned. Gas and electric barbecues are permitted subject to the strict application of the conditions set out below. Gas and electric barbecues provided in public reserves/campsites may be used providing the barbecue is electric or gas fired and the barbecue is fixed permanent structure.

Portable gas and electric barbecues may be used provided: The barbecue is located within 20 metres of a permanent dwelling (mobile homes, caravans or tents are not classified as permanent dwellings).

Additional conditions that apply to the use of portable electric and gas fired barbecues and barbecues in public reserves and campsites:
  • the area for 3 metres around and above the barbecue is completely cleared of flammable material.
  • an adult is in attendance at all times
  • a tap with hose connected is ready for use
  • at least 10 litres of water is on hand in case of emergency.

Commercial caterers are required to obtain a special permit from your TFS Regional Office.

Friday, February 7, 2014

This weekend's cricket

Southern Cricket Association
Round 15

All matches start at 10.30am

SECOND GRADE - Saturday
Gretna I v Sandford at Gretna.
Molesworth I v New Norfolk at Pontville.
Bushy Park v Richmond/Cambridge at Richmond.

FOURTH GRADE - Sunday
Gretna II v Derwent at New Town High School.

FIFTH GRADE - Saturday
New Norfolk II v Montagu Bay at Tynwald Park.
Molesworth II v Old Beach at Cambridge Oval.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Last weekend's cricket

Southern Cricket Association
Round 14

IN the match of the round in second grade, arch-rivals New Norfolk I and Gretna I played a classic game at Tynwald Park with the Red Caps winning by 13 runs. The home side had first hit, making the great score of 10 for 256. R. Graham batted very well making a fine 72 with nine well-struck fours. Jamie Maddox is always handy with the bat and contributed a well-made 40. In their last three overs the Red Caps put on valuable runs which made the difference at the end. Daniel Browning and Craig Cunningham bowled well capturing three and two wickets respectively. In the run chase Gretna started slowly and at one stage were 4-66 with Damien Hack, the fourth batsman out, making 47. From here Glenn Blackwell 75 and Ben Rainbird 70 put on a partnership of 122 and when Rainbird was out the score was 5-188. Gretna edged closer and wanted about a run a ball for the final four overs with four wickets in hand, but it wasn't to be. They were bowled out in the final over, giving New Norfolk victory and a 12 point buffer on top of the ladder. Stewart Rice is having a stellar season with the bat and took 4-58 while Josh Dykes 2-30 and Jamie Maddox took 2-57. This match ensures plenty of interest in the next matches with the top five teams all playing each other over the next four weeks. An interesting finals series beckons!

In the second grade match at Runnymede, Molesworth I defeated the home side by four wickets. Runnymede knocked up the good score of 221, but the Molesworth batsmen led by their captain Brad Coppleman with a fine 86 reached the target with seven overs remaining. Nick Piuselli put in a good innings of 43 while Brayden Hodge was the main wicket-taker with 3-12 and Chris Slater 2-24.

In the third match in second grade, Bushy Park went down to Sandford by 212 runs. Young Trent Grant tried his hardest all day, top-scoring with 17. He also did well with the ball, taking 2-37 off his 10 overs.
It just wasn't a good day for the Bushy Park boys who played one short and five batsmen failed to score. A few wins in the last four rounds could be the start for next season. Hang in there.

In the fourth grade match, Gretna at home easily accounted for Bagdad. The visitors won the toss and sent Gretna in who made a great score 9 for 284 off 50 overs. Leading the way with the bat was Brian Smith with a fine 74 and captain Joey Eyles 50 and a quickfire 25no from Tommy Allcock from down the order. Gretna was also assisted by Bagdad's bowling a massive 42 wides. In reply the visitors were dismissed for 125 with spin bowler Matthew Eyles being the main wicket taker with 5-25.

In fifth grade, Molesworth II hung on to its finals chances with a excellent eight-wicket win over Dynnyrne at Cadburys. The Molesworth bowlers did very well and kept the home side to a modest 9-161. Brad Ransley was captain for the day and led very well, taking 3-35 of 10 overs. Jye County and Dean King supported well with two wickets each. In reply, young dynamo Cody Neads stole the show with a glistering 86 runs. Neads smashed 76 of his total in boundaries. He can't be far away from a call up to second grade? Another youngster, Brayden Chaplin, made a good 32no with six well-struck fours. A very good win.

SCORES
SECOND GRADE: Saturday, February 1
New Norfolk I 10 for 256 off 47.4 overs (32 extras) d Gretna I 10 for 243 off 49.1 overs (13 extras) at Tynwald Park. New Norfolk batting: R. Graham 72 (9x4s), Jamie Maddox 40 (3x4s, 3x6s), Leigh Berry 34 (5x4s), Stewart Rice 30 (4x4s, 1x6), David Maddox 20 (2x4s), Richard Munnings 11 (1x4). Gretna bowling: Daniel Browning 3-48 (9), Craig Cunningham 2-37 (6), Corey Ransley 1-30 (8), Mathew Burns 1-59 (9), Ben Rainbird 1-23 (1.4). Gretna batting: Glenn Blackwell 75 (4x4s, 4x6s), Ben Rainbird 70 (5x4s, 4x6s), Damien Hack 47 (4x4s), Corey Ransley 16 (1x4), Aaron Maddox 12 (1x6). New Norfolk bowling: Stewart Rice 4-58 (9.1), Josh Dykes 2-30 (10), Jamie Maddox 2-57 (9).

Molesworth I 6 for 222 off 43 overs (41 extras) d Runnymede 10 for 221 off 47.1 overs (16 extras) at Runnymede. Molesworth batting: Brad Coppleman 86 (8x4s, 1x6), Nick Piuselli 43 (4x4s), Daniel Adams 22, Josh Bomford 14no (1x4, 1x6). Molesworth bowling: Brayden Hodge 3-12 (2.1), Chris Slater 2-24 (8), Mathew Smith 2-45 (10), Larry Menzie 2-50 (9), Brad Coppleman 1-40 (10).

Sandford 5 for 258 off 50 overs (36 extras) d Bushy Park 9 for 46 off 14.4 overs (9 extras) at Sandford. Bushy Park batting: Trent Grant 17, Geoff Crosswell 11. Bushy Park bowling: Trent Grant 2-37 (10), Nathan Grant 2-39 (8).

FOURTH GRADE: Saturday, February 1
Gretna II 9 for 284 off 50 overs (55 extras) d Bagdad 10 for 125 off 33 overs (16 extras) at Gretna. Gretna batting: Brian Smith 74 (9x4s), Joey Eyles 50 (5x4s), Tom Allcock 25no (2x4s), Dylan Pearce 22 (2x4s) 1x6, Matthew Eyles 14 (2x4s), Jordan Hastie 13 (1x4), Brock Nichols 11 (2x4s). Gretna bowling: Matthew Eyles 5-25 (6), Brock Nichols 2-20 (6), Cody Eyles 1-13 (6), Adam Browning 1-23 (5), Peter Jelkic 1-25 (7).

FIFTH GRADE: Sunday, February 2
Molesworth II 2-162 off 27.5 overs (14 extras) d Dynnyrne 9 for 161 off 43.5 overs (45 extras) at Cadburys 2. Molesworth II batting: Cody Neads 87 (16x4s, 2x6s), Brayden Chaplin 32no (6x4s), Nathan Hay 29no (2x4s, 1x6). Molesworth bowling: Brad Ransley 3-35 (10), Jye County 2-17 (7), Dean King 2-40 (10), Aaron Triffitt 1-28 (10), Tyson Gray 1-8 (1.5).

New Norfolk II had the bye.

Youth league cricket

YOUTH LEAGUE
Round 9

UNDER 13
University Yellow 5-127 off 20 overs (37 extras) defeated Gretna 7 for 97 off 20 overs (26 extras) at Gretna. Gretna batting: Nlake Eyles 19no (4x4s), Jamieson Farrell 17no (1x4), Josh Eyles (4x4s), Tyler Farrell 10 (2x4), Jacob Blackwell 4, Sam Jackson 2no, Conor Kelly-Lennox 1, Aiden Featherstone 1. Gretna bowling: Jacob Blackwell 2-14 (2), Blake Eyles 1-8 (2), Tyler Farrell 1-9 (2), Jack Smith 1-15 (2).


New Norfolk 4-108 (20 overs) drew with North Hobart Blue 4-108 (20overs) at Tynwald Park. New Norfolk bowling: Will Banks 1-6 (1), Cody Morgan 1-14 (3), Lucas Higgins 1-10 (2). New Norfolk batting: Dylan Morgan 26, Will Banks 32 retired, Lucas Higgins 10no, Cody Morgan 11no.

UNDER 15
Gretna 5 for 141 off 35 overs (21 extras) defeated Old Beach Gold 8 for 136 off 40 overs (33 extras) at Gretna. Gretna batting: Zac Crosswell 52no (3x4s), Jake Campbell 26no (2x4s), Ryan Emery 26 (3x4s).
Gretna bowling: Ryan Emery 1-7 (5), Jake Ransley 1-7 (2), Jake Campbell 1-11 (5), Mark McGuire 1-11 (4), Luke Crosswell 1-15 (4), Zac Crosswell 1-18 (4).

Next games - Round 10 this Sunday
Under 13
Gretna v Old Beach at Gretna.
New Norfolk v Kingborough Gold at Kingston Beach Oval.
Molesworth v Nth Hobart Blue at West Hobart Oval.

Under 15
Gretna v Lindisfarne at Gretna.
Molesworth v Clarence Roos at Lindisfarne No. 2

Late news - Under 13 match played on January 26: New Norfolk  8-125 (20 overs) defeated University 3-115 (20 overs) at Waimea Heights. New Norfolk bowling: Coby Kemmler 1-5(1), Cody Morgan 2-15(4).
New Norfolk batting: Coby Kemmler 65 (12x4s).

Long weekend bushfire advice

WARM to hot weather predicted for the Hobart Regatta Day long weekend will increase the fire danger in many areas of the state especially this Sunday. “As we approach the weekend, Tasmanians are reminded we are now in the traditional peak of our fire season," Tasmania Fire Service chief officer Mike Brown said today.

"Indeed, tomorrow, February 7, is the 47th anniversary of our disastrous Black Tuesday Fires when 62 Tasmanians lost their lives and more than 2000 homes were lost and, the fifth anniversary of the Victorian Black Saturday fires that claimed the lives of 173 people," Mr Brown said.

"With the very dry conditions that have continued for more than a month now, and the warm to hot conditions expected, particularly on Sunday, campers and bushwalkers are urged to be very careful with any campfires and to observe additional fire restrictions that many apply in parks and reserves.

“As we gain further information about expected weather conditions for Sunday there may well be a Total Fire Ban declared for Sunday, so people are asked to ensure they have alternatives such as gas barbecues or stoves for cooking outdoors.

The Tasmania Fire Service recommends everyone living in and around the bush to review their Bushfire Survival Plan and be prepared to implement their plan if required. Details on how to prepare a Bushfire Survival Plan, prepare your property for bushfires, or other fire safety tips can be found from the front page of the TFS website www.fire.tas.gov.au.

People should monitor the local ABC radio station or visit the TFS website to keep up to date with conditions.

Valley visitor sparks measles alert

A TOURIST with measles who visited Tasmania briefly at the end of January this year may have introduced the highly contagious infection to the state, including the Derwent Valley. Population Health Service senior medical advisor Mark Veitch today warned Tasmanians and recent visitors to the south of the state to watch out for measles symptoms during the first three weeks of February and consult a doctor if concerned.

“Measles usually starts with a fever, cough, sore red eyes and a runny nose about 10 days after contact with a person with measles,” Dr Veitch said. “A blotchy rash appears several days after the fever and people with measles are usually quite unwell. People with measles-like symptoms should see a doctor, but it is very important they call ahead so they can be seen without putting other patients and staff at risk of infection.”

Dr Veitch said the infected tourist arrived at Hobart Airport on January 30 between 9am and 10am and departed Hobart Airport on the morning of February 2. The infected person was a guest at the Hobart Tower Hotel and travelled to other areas in southern Tasmania, including Richmond, Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery and Mt Wellington (on January 30); Mt Field National Park and the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (on 31 January 31); and Port Arthur (on February 1).

“People without immunity to measles who were at these places at around these times may have been at risk of catching measles. The risk of measles to the wider population is small, but a small number of non-immune people might have caught measles. If so their symptoms would probably start between today, February 6 and February 20,” Dr Veitch said.

GPs and Emergency Departments have been asked to be vigilant for people who may have measles. “People born before 1966 are probably immune from measles as are people who have had two doses of measles vaccine. It’s a very good idea for young and middle-aged adults who are uncertain of their immunity to discuss having a measles vaccine booster with their doctor,” Dr Veitch said.

People with measles can spread their infection from just before they get symptoms until about four days after their rash starts. Dr Veitch said people with measles should stay away from public places, including school and work, until their doctor advises them they can resume normal activities.

There have been no cases of measles in Tasmania since 2009. There were 200 cases in mainland Australia over the past 12 months, either caught overseas, or caught from someone who was infected overseas.

More information, including a Public Health Alert and a Fact Sheet are available at: www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/peh/alerts/current_health_alerts/measles_alert