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Monday, February 29, 2016

Stathgordon fire downgraded

THE bushfire at Mt Cullen off Gordon River Rd has this week been downgraded to patrol status after several weeks at alert level. Suppression efforts over the last few weeks have ensured that this fire has remained within established containment lines.

Continued monitoring of boundaries including infrared surveys have not identified any fire activity. The area will continue to be patrolled until significant rainfall is received in the area. Intermittent rain has continued to fall on the fireground, assisting with the extinguishing of remaining hot spots within the fireground.

Operations are being co-ordinated to minimise the fire impact on natural and cultural values in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

Gordon River Rd remains closed at the Scotts Peak Rd junction, but assessments of dangerous trees and damage to infrastructure is being undertaken with the view of opening Gordon River Rd as soon as possible.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Big week celebrates Boyer's 75th

Norske Skog Boyer's 75th birthday cake.
A WEEK-LONG celebration of the 75th anniversary of paper production at the Boyer Mill culminated with a family day for past and present employees and their families and an official function involving executives and local, state and federal politicians. More than 200 people attended the event, staged in the grounds of the Willow Court historic site at New Norfolk.

Production of newsprint started at the Boyer Mill commenced in 1941, with the first successful test roll coming off the original paper machine on February 22 that year. Since that time, the mill has produced nearly 13 million tonnes of paper and provided thousands of jobs to four generations of Tasmanians. The mill remains one of Tasmania’s major industries and injects more than $175 million each year into the state’s economy in wages, salaries and expenditure on local goods and services.

General manager Rod Bender said while it was great to celebrate the mill’s achievements it was even more important to acknowledge all the men and women who had contributed to that success over the past 75 years.

“From the workers in the forests and plantations, to the staff, employees and their union representatives, to everyone involved in transporting our products and raw materials, to the thousands of contractors, suppliers and local business partners who interact with our business on a daily basis, to the governments and government agencies who have supported our business, to our owners who have continued to invest in our industry and our future opportunities and to the local Derwent Valley and Tasmanian communities for your acceptance and support, I say thank you," Mr Bender said.

“It has been an amazing journey that has involved incredible changes to every aspect of our business. There have been significant advances in technology, industrial relations, work practices and pulp and paper quality, while at the same time we were rising to the ever changing expectations of our shareholders, our customers, our employees and the community," he said.

“The mill’s longevity and success would not have been possible without consistent bipartisan support from the Federal and Tasmania Governments, the Derwent Valley Council and strong support from the local Derwent Valley and Tasmanian communities. I therefore say thank you to everyone who has contributed to helping the Boyer Mill reach this important milestone. What we have collectively achieved is very special and I encourage today’s generation to continue the tradition of working together to build a productive and harmonious future,” Mr Bender. said.

The birthday week started on Monday, which was the actual 75th anniversary day. The state's rail company, TasRail, congratulate Norske Skog and unveiled special branding on one of its locomotives.

TasRail chief executive officer Damien White praised Norske Skog for its achievement and for its sustained commitment to the state. “TasRail is very proud to supply rail freight services to this iconic Tasmanian industry,” he said.

Mr White said the railway had enjoyed a long and successful association with the Boyer Mill throughout the decades. “Collectively our two respective industries have played a key role in the social and economic development of the state, particularly through the creation of economic and employment opportunities”, he said.

Since TasRail’s re-establishment six years go, more than two million tonnes of paper has been railed between Boyer and the port at Burnie. “It’s a commercial partnership that continues to deliver value to the community and serves the Tasmanian economy well”.

In a public acknowledgement of the milestone, TasRail has installed special branding on one of its locomotives. Mr White said the Norske Skog branding served two purposes. “It’s an appropriate recognition of the achievement of one of our major customers and of its importance to the state”, he said. “It also serves as a reminder of the value of rail.”

Mr White said TasRail looked forward to continuing to work with Norske Skog to meet the freight and logistics needs of the Boyer Mill for many years to come.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Cricket finals - week one

FOR the first week of finals, I'm going for New Norfolk to topple St Anne's in first grade. Stewart Rice should clear the fence and make a big score and Jamie Maddox will take four wickets.

In second grade, Gretna I is in good form at present will defeat Montagu Bay for the second time in three weeks. Mathew Burns will post 60-plus and Craig Cunningham the spinner is magic with the ball.

In third grade, I'm tipping Bushy Park to double up on St Anne's and beat them two weeks running. Damien Madden should get amongst the runs and Blake Howlett and Mitch Crosswell will cut loose with the ball.

Bothwell will easily defeat Bagdad in fourth grade. The home ground advantage for the Bucks will be a big plus. Opener Craig Davey should make a hundred and Brock Nichols and Trent Rogers will rip through the Bagdad batsmen.

SCA FINALS - WEEK 1: All matches start at 10.30am and are all played on Saturday, February 27.

First Grade - Qualifying Final: Wellington v Claremont at Eady St. Elimination Final: St Anne's v New Norfolk I at Cadbury 1.

Second Grade - Qualifying Final: Wellington v Richmond/Cambridge at Old Beach. Elimination Final: Gretna I v Montagu Bay at Gretna.

Third Grade - Qualifying Final: MacKillop v Sandford at North Warrane. Elimination Final: Bushy Park v St Anne's at Bushy Park Showground.

Fourth Grade - Qualifying Final: Bothwell I v Bagdad at Bothwell. Elimination Final: Knights v Old Beach at Richmond.

South-West bushfire update

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Valley sites fast-tracked for emergency power

DIESEL-FUELLED generators will be installed at two hydro power stations in the Derwent Valley as Hydro Tasmania implements its "energy supply plan" in response to record low rainfall levels and the breakdown in the Basslink cable.

Energy Minister Matthew Groom today visited the Catagunya Power Station near Wayatinah in the Derwent highlands where temporary diesel generators are being connected to the state' power grid. Further diesel generators will be installed at Meadowbank Power Station near Hamilton.

Catagunya, Meadowbank and the George Town substation in northern Tasmania are described as Hydro Tasmania's priority sites for diesel generation. A number of other sites are being investigated in the north and south of the state at Hydro Tasmania power stations, TasNetworks substations and industrial sites.

"Our Energy Supply Plan ... sets out the measures we are taking to ensure the state’s energy needs are met and outlines the contingencies we have in place to deal with the risks we are facing," Mr Groom said. "Yesterday, the Executive Council approved an extension of regulation seven of the Electricity Supply Industry Regulations 2008 to fast-track development necessary to install temporary generation required under the Energy Supply Plan," he said.

"Regulation seven contains exemptions from the requirement to obtain development approval for work associated with both powerlines and substations," Mr Groom said. "The extension will allow the temporary installation of diesel generators at several locations across the state without planning development approval, as the statutory time periods required for consideration of such an application would not allow Hydro Tasmania to install the diesel generators in the necessary timeframe. The exemption is approved on the basis that the generators are to be operated on a temporary basis."

Mr Groom said diesel-powered generation was just one of the contingencies put in place to secure the state’s energy needs and its use will be dependent on other factors such as when Basslink is restored and how much rainfall is received. Electricity is also being generated at the gas-fired power station at Bell Bay.

"While the costs associated with installing the diesel generators are significant, they are a prudent response to a very difficult situation, and it is because of our strong budget management that we have the means to respond to the unexpected such as this. Hydro and the Government will provide regular updates on the ESP as the situation evolves over coming weeks and months. Tasmanians can be assured we will do everything necessary to maintain energy security," Mr Groom said.

Local cricket - Round 18

Derwent Valley matches

Round 18 - February 20-21

WITH the SCA finals starting this weekend, New Norfolk I ended the roster series with a good 73 -run win over St Virgil's at St Virgil's in First Grade. Having first knock the Red Caps hit up the good score of 8/224 off its 50 overs. Harry Booth top-scored with a good 74 which included seven well-struck fours and two sixes. Joe McCulloch got 42 (four fours) and captain David Maddox made 39 (four fours). In reply St Virgil's was dismissed for 151 off 39.1 overs. John Ferguson claimed 3-29 from nine overs while Jamie Maddox took 2-22 (5).

Playing at home in the other First Grade match, Molesworth I went down to Claremont by four wickets. Batting first, Molesworth made 9/164 off its 50 overs. Cody Neads top-scored with 32 (two fours) while captain Jamie Adams made 31 (one four, one six). Nick Piuselli made 24 (two fours, one six). In reply the visitors chased down the runs finishing 6/166 off 37.4 overs. Damien Nieuwesteeg bowled well for Moleswortg taking 4-55 off 8.4 overs. Dean King 1-29 (10) and Jamie Adams 1-32 (10).

SECOND GRADE: In a very big match at Gretna, Gretna I defeated Old Beach by 77 runs. Winning the toss and batting, Gretna hit up the good score of 10/227 off 48.4 overs. Playing his 300th club game, captain Ben Rainbird led the way with good knock of 77, hitting six nice fours and one six. Rhys Browning gave good support with a handy 45 (two fours, one six). Down the order Peter Jelkic made a quickfire 23 (one four, one six). Aaron Maddox remained 16no. In reply Old Beach was bowled out for 150 off 38.4 overs. Openers Corey Ransley 2-28 and Aaron Maddox 2-38 (10) bowled well while later Peter Jelkic picked up 3-32 off 4.4. Spinner Craig Cunningham was very tidy with 1-16 (5). Gretna will now play Montagu Bay at Gretna in the elimination final on Saturday. Congratulations to Gretna I captain Ben Rainbird on playing his 300th club game. Ben has now played 242 games for Gretna I and 58 for Gretna II. He joins and an elite group of players in the 300 Club, which includes his father, uncle and brother-in-law.

THIRD GRADE: Bushy Park sent a warning to the other top five teams with a convincing 139-run win over St Anne's who they will play again in the elimination final this weekend. A superb century by wicket keeper/batsman Shaun Fenton led the way for the big Bushy Park win. In a great display of batting, Fenton made 119 and had partnerships of 83 with Nathan Grant and 104 with Jason Crosswell. Grant batted well making 39 and Crosswell 25. Troy Smith made 23 and Ben Triffett 22. Bushy Park made 10/264 off 48.4 overs. In reply St Anne's was bowled out for 125 off 32.3 overs. Mitch Crosswell was the main wicket-taker, bowling well and taking 3-14 off 4.3 overs. Dylan Grant 2-37 (7).

At North Warrane, Gretna II went down to MacKillop Beltas by the big margin off 183 runs. The home side had first knock and belted 5/313 off 50 overs. In reply Gretna was bundled out for 130 off 23.2 overs. Tom Allcock played a loan hand, batting very well to make 68 (six fours, one six). Luke Wheeler was the only other with double figures with 17 (three fours). The wickets takers for Gretna were Todd Jarvis took 3-64 (10), Luke Crosswell 1-48 (8) and Zac Crosswell 1-58 (10). Darren Lennox bowled very well without luck, returning 0-32 (10).

FOURTH GRADE: Bothwell took care of Richmond/Cambridge at home winning by 66 runs. Having first hit, the Bucks hit up 9/198 off their 50 overs. Brad Eyles lead the way with the willow making 69. Openers Nathan White made 33 and Craig Davey 21. In reply the visitors were bowled out for 132 off 44 overs. Trent Rogers bowled well taking 3-21 off his 10 overs as did Nathan White 3-26 (7). While Matthew Eyles 2-32 (10) and Brock Nichols 2-35 (10) were also tidy.

New Norfolk II lost its chance of making the finals, going down to the Knights by three wickets at Collinsvale, but not without a fight. Batting first the Red Caps posted the good total of 10/218 off 48.5 overs. Keeper Leigh Berry stood tall making a very good 70 which included 11 well-hit fours. Young Mitchell Rice made 21 as did Graeme Rowlands (four fours) and Jamie Hill who was not out with two fours. In reply New Norfolk made the Knights work hard for the win, losing seven wickets and having only two overs to spare, finishing 7/224 off 48 overs. Graeme Rowlands had a great match trying his best, claiming 4-42 off 10 overs. Nathan Cashion also did well 1-32 (7).

FOURTH GRADE: In a very short match, Molesworth II went down to Montagu Bay by nine wickets at Geilston Bay. Lasting just 12.1 overs, Molesworth was bowled out for 43. Jack Evans top-scored with 17 and Josh Ransley 16. There were six ducks. In reply, the Sharks finished 1/47 off 13 overs. Kyle Walker 1-9 off 4 overs.

Bothwell II finished the season with a good 70-run win over Old Beach at Old Beach. Batting first, Bothwell made the good score of 10/220 off 44.1 overs. Simon Eyles made a very good 68 while the in-form Clinton Millhouse made 65. Stuart Eyles made 25 and captain Nathan Eyles 22. In reply, Old Beach was bowled out for 150 off 35.3 overs. Simon Eyles made it a double taking 4-25 off four overs, Adrian Branch also did well taking 3-19 off eight.

SIXTH GRADE: New Norfolk III had a good four-wicket win over Runnymede at Runnymede. The home side had first hit and was bowled out for 110 off 46.1 overs. All the New Norfolk bowlers did their job. Brad Kemmler bowled well taking 3-32 off 9.1 overs while Adam Nossiter did very well taking 2-7 off 5. David Mitchelmore recorded figures of 2-17 off nine overs. Coby Kemmler also recorded the good figures of 1-2 off five overs and Liam O'Brien did likewise with 1-14 off nine. In reply the Red Caps finished 6/113 off 20.4 overs.  Brendan Skelly made 47 (seven fours) while Shayne Upton made 16 (two fours). All though New Norfolk got the win the Knights also recorded a victory causing the Red Caps to miss the finals.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Tuesday: Very high fire danger

A WARNING for very high fire danger in the Derwent Valley has been issued by the Bureau of Meteorology for today, Tuesday, February 22. High fire danger has been forecast for much of the rest of the state.

Today's forecast is for hot and partly cloudy conditions in the Upper Derwent Valley, with light winds becoming northerly 15 to 20km/h in the morning, then tending northwesterly 20 to 30km/h in the middle of the day. Daytime maximum temperatures 26 to 32 degrees. Click here for updates.

Click below for detailed Derwent Valley weather forecasts.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Potato Peel-Off picture special

Gretna fire chief Colin Cunningham, left, Derwent MLC Craig Farrell and Lyons
MHA Guy Barnett selecting their implements for the first heat of the great
Potato Peel-Off at the Bushy Park Show yesterday.
Colin, Craig and Guy tackling their first potato.

First place went to Colin, second to Craig and third to Guy. 

Heat two was contested by Derwent Valley Council deputy mayor Ben Shaw,
left, who placed second, Constable Paul Britten of Bushy Park police who won
the heat and received his ribbon from Bushy Park Show secretary Alison
Hennessey, and Derwent Valley Council mayor Martyn Evans who placed third.

Finalists Paul, Colin, Craig and Ben sizing-up one another before the big event.

Winner Paul Britten reflects on his completed task.

Southwest bushfire latest

FORESTRY Tasmania and Parks and Wildlife crews have made good progress with the blacking-out of remaining hotspots on the eastern edge of the Mt Cullen fireground with helicopter waterbombing support.

Although there are areas burning within the containment lines and in some instances close the the fire boundary, fire spread has been minimal for a number of days following recent rainfall. The fire was assessed using ground patrols and infrared scans today, and monitoring will continue over the following days for the remainder of the fire boundary, ahead of predicted warmer conditions leading into Tuesday and Wednesday.

All walking tracks leading off Scotts Peak Road are now open including the Mt Anne area, Lake Judd Track, Port Davey Track.

Gordon River Rd remains closed at the Scotts Peak Rd junction.

To gain access to areas that are effected by road closures please contact the Public Information Officer at the Incident Management Team at Cambridge, phone 6225 8327. Please provide as much notice as possible as an escort needs to be arranged. With the prolonged road closures this is being done in a co-ordinated way.

All roads beyond the Scotts Peak Rd junction, including Gordon River Rd are only open to essential services (i.e. Supplies for Strathgordon Village; Hydro etc). This section of  road is likely to remain closed for some time (several weeks).

Scotts Peak Rd is open, this includes access to the Huon and Edgar Campgrounds. Campfires have been banned until further notice at the Huon campground in the South-West National Park due to the current fire situation (gas stoves are permitted).

Emergency service vehicles and personnel will be in the area for several weeks to come.


Saturday, February 20, 2016

Bushy Park Show 2016

About 2000 people attended today's 142nd Bushy Park Show, where local police
constable Paul Britten was named the potato-peeling champion of the Derwent
Valley after winning his heat and the grand final in the show society's inaugural
potato peel-off. He was awarded two ribbons, a certificate and a bag of
freshly-dug potatoes for his efforts
Organisers said about 500 more people had attended this year's show than last
year's total of just over 1500. Warm and sunny conditions helped to draw a crowd.

The Sands Family Circus made a popular return to the show, entertaining the
audience with their acrobatic act.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Local cricket - Round 17

Derwent Valley matches

Round 17 - February 13-14

FIRST GRADE: Molesworth I went down to St Anne's by the big margin of 9 wickets. Molesworth batting first made 10/114 off 38 overs and in reply the visitors chased down the target finishing 1/115 off 25.3 overs. Molesworth tried eight bowlers, but only Daniel Adams could break through, taking 1-11 (3). With the bat Adams also top-scored with 30 (four fours). Dean King made 23no (one four, two sixes) and Brayden Hodge 21 (one four, one six).

It was much the same in the other First Grade match with New Norfolk I going down to third-placed Claremont by seven wickets. The Red Caps were bowled out for 83 off 27.3 overs and in reply the home side finished 3/85 off 19.3 overs. John Ferguson top-scored with 25 (two fours) and Joe McCulloch 16 (two fours, one six). Stewart Rice had the best bowling figures of 1-29 (7), Josh Walsh 1-13 (2.3) and John Ferguson 1-11 (2). With this loss the Red Caps cannot lose fifth spot and will play finals after this weekend's final round.

SECOND GRADE: A five wicket haul from Corey Ransley and a handy 65 from Craig Cunningham saw Gretna I go one step closer to securing a finals spot with a very good 70 run win over Montagu Bay. In a low-scoring match at Geilston Bay, Cunningham made 65 (seven fours, two sixes) out of Gretna's total of 10/156 from 39.1 overs. Defending the lowish total, opener Corey Ransley tore through the Sharks top order, finishing with the fine figures of 5-23 off 10 overs. At one stage Montagu Bay was 6/26 and with the other bowlers, Zac Crosswell 2-6 (3), Craig Cunningham 2-14 (4) and Azza Maddox 1-41 the Sharks were bowled out for 86 off 27 overs. Earlier, captain Ben Rainbird made a quickfire 26 (four fours, one six) and Azza Maddox 17 (two fours). With Gretna playing Old Beach this weekend it builds for a big game regarding finals placings. And to add to it, this will be Gretna I captain Ben Rainbird's 300th club game.

THIRD GRADE: Playing at Sandford, Bushy Park threw away a big chance of taking second spot when it was defeated by Sandford by just 10 runs. Chasing 210 for victory, Bushy Park was cruising at 5/195, but then lost 5/4 to be all out for 199 off 32.3 overs. Five wickets fell with the score on 195. Shaun Fenton batted well for 67 as did Troy Smith who made 65 and Nathan Grant 21. There were four ducks. With the ball Mitch Croswell was the best with 2-19 (10) and Nathan Grant 2-46 (8).

In a high-scoring and good spirited game at Gretna, Gretna II went down to Runnymede by 66 runs. Playing one short, the visitors made 9/316 off 49.2 overs and in reply Gretna gave it a shot but was bowled out 250 off 48 overs. Adam Browning took 3-45 off 10 and also top-scored with good 47 (six fours). Luke Crosswell looked good for 37 (two fours) while Luke Wheeler made 32 (two fours) and Wade Gleeson 23no (one four). Brodie Gleeson took 3-54 (10) and well done to veteran Joey Hack who filled in for Gretna II, playing his 398th game since 1977/78.

FOURTH GRADE: Bothwell I lost a chance of locking in top spot when it went down to the Marquis Tigers by five wickets at Lansdowne. Bothwell batted first and made the good score of 7/215 off its 50 overs. Matthew Eyles has been in top form of late and top-scored with a well made 53. Brad Eyles gave good support with 43 while Kelvin Eyles made 27. In reply the home team finished 5/217 off 30.4 overs. Nathan White was the best of the Bucks bowlers with 2-50 (10) and Brock Nichols 1-26 (6). Bothwell has done well so far in their first season and will no doubt face the Tigers again during the finals.

Molesworth II went down to the Knights at Collinsvale Oval by 125 runs. The home team batting first made 9/245 off its 50 overs and in reply Molesworth was bowled out for 120 in 20.3 overs. No other details were available.

New Norfolk II had the bye.

SIXTH GRADE: New Norfolk III had a good six-wicket win over the Knights at Tynwald Park. Winning the toss and sending the visitors in, the Knights were all out for 116 off 40.2 overs. The Red Caps used 10 bowlers with Aaron Drew having a real purple patch finishing with the fine figures of 4-2 off 3.2 overs. Liam O'Brien continues to send messages to the selectors taking 2-11 (5). Jamie Maddox did likewise, 2-13 (5). In reply New Norfolk got the job done finishing 4/117 off 36.3 overs. Opener Shayne Upton cracked a good 54 hitting five fours, then it was left to keeper Leigh Berry and Nathan Rice who both made 16no. After playing in this match last Saturday, Nathan Rice scored an excellent 91 runs in the Under 16s 139-run win over Wellington. He hit 10 well-struck fours during his big innings, putting on 105 with Coby Kemmler who made 23no (one four). Earlier. Jye Bearman hit five fours on his way to making 51. Well done boys.

Bothwell II went down to top-placed Wellington by 65 runs. Batting first, the visitors made 10/185 off 40.5 overs and in reply Bothwell was dismissed for 120 off 28.4 overs. With the bat, captain Nathan Eyles showed good leadership with a fine 53 while Stuart Eyles was the only other to score double figures with 18. All eight bowlers did very well, with the wicket-takers being Simon Eyles who took 3-15 (3.5), Jackson Jones 3-30 (9), Mathew Glover 2-22 and Adrian Branch 1-25 (4).

SCA ladders after Round 17
After Round 18 the top five teams will play off in the finals.


  1. St Aidans 109 Points
  2. Wellington 101
  3. Claremont 101
  4. St Annes 85
  5. New Norfolk I 56
  6. Old Beach 44
  7. Rokeby 44
  8. Sorell 27
  9. Molesworth I 24
  10. St Virgils 16


  • Derwent 72 Points
  • Wellington 66
  • Richmond/Cambridge 63
  • Gretna I 60
  • Montagu Bay 60
  • Old Beach 54
  • Campania 48
  • Claremont 24
  • Sorell 12


  1. Knights 93 Points
  2. MacKillop Beltas 69
  3. Sandford 63
  4. Bushy Park 60
  5. St Annes 54
  6. Brighton 45
  7. Hobart 45
  8. Runnymede 33
  9. St Aidans 30
  10. Gretna II 18


  1. Marquis 90 Points
  2. Bothwell I 81
  3. Bagdad 57
  4. Knights 54
  5. New Norfolk II 54
  6. Old Beach 51
  7. Weily Park 42
  8. Montagu Bay 39
  9. Rokeby 39
  10. Richmond/Cambridge 33
  11. Molesworth II 15


  1. Wellington 87 Points
  2. St Annes 72
  3. Marquis 69
  4. Weily Park 60
  5. Knights 54
  6. New Norfolk III 51
  7. Old Beach 48
  8. Derwent 45
  9. Runnymede 42
  10. St Aidans 42
  11. Bothwell II 30
  12. Sandford 3

Bushy Park Show tomorrow

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Strathgordon bushfire update

CREWS have made good progress consolidating containment lines following rain and ongoing favourable weather conditions at the bushfire near Mt Cullen in the southwest.

Gordon River Rd remains closed at the Scott’s Peak Rd junction.

To gain access to areas that are effected by road closures please contact the Public Information Officer at the Incident Management Team at Cambridge, phone 6225 8327. Please provide as much notice as possible as an escort needs to be arranged. With the prolonged road closures this is being done in a co-ordinated way.

All roads beyond the Scotts Peak Rd junction, including Gordon River Rd are only open to essential services (i.e. Supplies for Strathgordon Village; Hydro etc). This section of  road is likely to remain closed for some time (several weeks).

Scotts Peak Rd is open, this includes access to the Huon and Edgar Campgrounds. Campfires have been banned until further notice at the Huon campground in the South-West National Park  due to the current fire situation (gas stoves are permitted).

Emergency service vehicles and personnel will be in the area for several weeks to come.


Monday, February 15, 2016

History on the river this weekend

The start of the first Four Bridges dragonboat race in 2014.
HISTORY will be made on the River Derwent at New Norfolk this Saturday when about 200 paddlers in 10 dragon boats assemble for a marathon race to Hobart. The "Four Bridges" event will challenge nine interstate and one local crew to paddle 40km downstream, passing under bridges at New Norfolk, Bridgewater, Risdon and Hobart.

The Derwent Valley Council is the major sponsor of the event and has welcomed the opportunity for the New Norfolk to play a major role. The New Norfolk Rowing Club will be a hive of activity from 7am with a mass launching of dragon boats and support vessels.

Organised by the Lindisfarne-based Derwent Storms Dragon Boat Club and Dragon Boat Tasmania, Four Bridges is rapidly becoming a must-do event on the national sporting calendar. Event director Andrew Lovibond said dragon boaters around the country were always on the lookout for opportunities to travel and paddle.

"National regattas, including championship and Pan Pacific events, attract a huge number of dragon boaters but events like Four Bridges and the marathon paddle on the Ord River in the Northern Territory offer a different kind of challenge," Andrew said. "Four Bridges was fully subscribed by word of mouth. There was no need to advertise it. In fact we have had to turn down interstate crews simply because there are insufficient dragon boats in Tasmania to accommodate them."

The inaugural Four Bridges held two years ago was contested by five boats. Andrew said clubs around the state had provided boats this year, opening the event to 10 crews. "We are really looking forward to hosting such a big event and are most grateful to the Derwent Valley Council and the New Norfolk Rowing Club for their tremendous support," Andrew said. "If the locals are up bright and early they are most welcome to come down to the river and watch the start."

The paddlers will have a couple of rest stops before passing under the Bridgewater Bridge and will break for morning tea at Austins Ferry. The toughest part of the paddle will be the final leg to the Bowen and Tasman bridges. "With an early start we hope the fleet will arrive in Hobart before the sea breeze kicks in," Andrew said. "It will be a long haul into Lindisfarne Bay against a stiff sea breeze. The paddlers will really be looking forward to a rousing reception at the finish."

Interstate supporters will watch the event from the former vice-regal launch, Egeria. Now based at the Motor Yacht Club of Tasmania, the Egeria will meet the fleet at Bridgewater and follow the dragon boats to the Tasman Bridge. "It's important that we cater fully for our interstate participants," Andrew said.  "We want to make a marathon paddle in Tasmania a biennial event and the focus is on making it as enjoyable as possible for all involved.

Council meeting this Thursday

THE monthly meeting of the Derwent Valley Council will be held at 6.30pm this Thursday in the courthouse in Circle St, New Norfolk. The meeting is open to the public and the agenda documents are available online and in hardcopy from the council chambers. Formal council meetings are generally held on the third Thursday of each month.

Informal workshops are held at 6.30pm on the first, second and fourth Thursday of the month and the public is able to attend for the first 30 minutes of each.

Next month's meeting will be held at Westerway on March 17, starting with a community forum at 6.30pm followed by the council meeting at 7pm.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Tenders called for school projects

TWO New Norfolk schools will benefit from construction projects advertised this weekend. Education Minister Jeremy Rockliff said the projects would provide upgrades to students’ learning environments while driving also economic growth and creating jobs.

Mr Rockliff said the upgrades at New Norfolk High School and New Norfolk Primary School would see current and future students enjoy high-quality education facilities that meet the needs of modern learners.

"These projects are part of that commitment to ensure students have access to contemporary and flexible facilities where they have the greatest opportunity to explore their passions and discover a path to their future career," Mr Rockliff said. "It is also part of a strategic investment in our state’s infrastructure that will drive economic growth and create jobs from planning to construction."

New Norfolk High School: Refurbishment and demolition of existing areas to provide modern flexible learning environments.
New Norfolk Primary School: Additions to the primary school to allow for the relocation of the Blair St Kindergarten.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

One week until the Bushy Park Show

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THE 2016 Bushy Park Show will be held this Saturday, February 20. Established in 1865, the show features wood chopping and equestrian sporting events as well as traditional cattle and sheep showing competitions including handler events.

The show will have plenty of entertainment for the whole family. Sands Family Circus will again be putting on a performance and there will be working demonstrations including furniture making and blacksmithing, as well as displays relating to heritage plants, honey and highland cattle.

Bruce Press will be there with his snake pit and there will also be plenty of young animals for children to see, compliments of the Jordan River Learning Federation School Farm.

Local author Marie Bean (The Lazy Runner) will talk about her approach to running and fitness, while
Mavis Beattie will demonstrate a very old recipe, the traditional hop and potato bread. There will also be a butter-making demonstration and two micro-brewers on site, both of whom use hops from the local farm.

With the hops just about to be harvested, the Lions Club train will depart all day from the showground doing a short trip through the hopfields to the Text Kiln and return, all for a gold coin donation.

Tasmanian band Goodfellas will perform from midday and local politicians will take part in the “Pollie Peel-Off” in the afternoon, peeling potatoes under the scrutiny of a judge from the CWA.

The Bushy Park Show is held at the showground on Gordon River Rd, beside the Styx River at Bushy Park. Admission costs $7 for adults and $3 for children aged 5-16.  Family tickets cost $18 (two adults and three children). Accompanied children under five will be admitted free of charge.

Smoke alert and bushfire update


Updated at 11.53am:
There may be smoke from this fire detectable around southern Tasmania and surrounding communities.

Issued At: 13/02/2016 9.21am

There are bushfires at Gordon River Rd, Mt Cullen and Maxwell River in the South-West.

There is no threat to communities. There may be smoke and ash from this fire detectable around Hobart and surrounding communities.

What to do:
  • People travelling in the area should exercise caution if driving in smoke. Turn on your headlights and drive slowly.
  • Stay informed in case conditions change by monitoring local radio stations and the Tasmania Fire Service Website.
  • If you have respiratory concerns please follow your medical action plan and check the Department of Health and Human Services website for information relating to Outdoor Smoke and Your Health, and Keeping Rainwater Tanks Safe in Bush-fire Affected Areas
  • For information on current road closures, please visit the Tasmania Police website. 

A Community Meeting is scheduled for Sunday, February 14, at 6.30pm at the Maydena Hall, (behind the old school) to provide an update on the fires in the south-west.

Specialist remote area teams from New Zealand, New South Wales, Tasmania Fire Service and Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service are continuing to establish containment lines around the fires.

Continuing favourable weather conditions are allowing crews in conjunction with air support to make progress with construction of containment lines. Efforts are continuing to focus on Eastern boundary south of Gordon River Road and any other hot spots identified that have potential to run. Suppression activities are likely to continue for a number of weeks. Sustained extinguishing of hot spots is reducing the likelihood of the fire taking further runs. The weather forecast for the next few days should allow operations to continue and see little change in the fire boundary.

If there is any fire activity causing you concern please report it to the TFS by calling triple zero (000).  
Fire operations are being co-ordinated, together with the application of relevant policies and procedures, to ensure the protection of natural and cultural values in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.


To gain access to areas that are effected by road closures please contact the Public Information Officer at the Incident Management Team at Cambridge, phone 6225 8327. Please provide as much notice as possible as an escort needs to be arranged. With the prolonged road closures this is being done in a co-ordinated way.


All roads beyond the Scotts Peak Rd junction, including Gordon River Rd, are only open to essential services (i.e. supplies for Strathgordon Village; Hydro etc). This section of  road is likely to remain closed for some time (several weeks).

Scotts Peak Rd is open, this includes the Huon and Edgar Campgrounds. Campfires have been banned until further notice for the South-West National Park due to the current fire situation (gas stoves are permitted). 

Emergency service vehicles and personal will be in the area for several weeks to come.


Friday, February 12, 2016

Success for aspiring cricketers

Young New Norfolk cricketer Coby Kemmler playing for the
Southern Storm West team last month. 
IT has been a big summer for some of the emerging players in the ranks of our local cricket teams.

Gretna Cricket Club's Jack Stevenson has been selected in the Tasmanian State Under 15s cricket team for the second year in a row. Jack has been named as co-captain of the team which will travel to Brisbane this month.

New Norfolk Cricket Club's Coby Kemmler represented the south of the state playing for the Southern Storm West team on the North-West Coast last month. The team took out the Under 14s Boys Intrastate Cup and they did it in style, winning every game. The team played in two T20 and three 50-over matches with Coby's top score being 16 from 40 balls. The young cricketer says he was quite nervous throughout the Cup, but enjoyed the challenge. The experience on turf will help a lot as he is looking to play with a premier league club next season.

Three boys in the Molesworth Under 16s team hit up big scores in Round 9 of the Youth League competition. Jeremy Nichols made 94 (thirteen fours, one six), Josh Ransley retired on 86 (seven fours, seven sixes) and Jye Lester made 52 (eight fours) in the team's score of 3/300 against St Anne's at Cadburys. Unfortunately the match was washed out.

Finally a big shout out to all the T20 Blast kids who completed the last of the eight-week sessions which included a trip to the Test Match at Bellerive Blundstone Arena in December. Thank you to Cricket Tasmania and the New Norfolk and Gretna Cricket clubs for running the T20 Blast program.


Bushfire information session this Sunday

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Local cricket - round 16

Derwent Valley matches

Round 16 - February 5-6

FIRST GRADE: New Norfolk I picked up a bonus point with a comfortable six wicket win over Molesworth I at Tynwald Park on Sunday. Molesworth won the toss and batted, making 10/139 off 40.1 overs. Captain Jamie Adams led from the front, making 41 including five fours and one six. Down the order Damien Nieuwesteeg supported well with 32 (two fours, one six) while opener Daniel Adams made 18 (two fours). For the Red Caps, Stewart Rice bowled good line and length taking 3-28 off his 10 overs as did Joe McCulloch 2-27 (10). Graeme Rowlands bowled with heat 2-20 (6.1). In reply New Norfolk had little trouble reaching the winning target, finishing 4/142 off 27.3 overs. Stewart Rice put in a fine double for his team, top-scoring with 38 not out including four fours and three trademark sixes. Joe McCulloch did likewise and made 35, hitting five well-struck fours, while Harry Booth was next with 34 (three fours and two sixes). Jamie Adams had the best figures for Molesworth with 1-26 off 7.3.

SECOND GRADE: Playing in his 100th club game, young Cameron Emery gave a fine all round performance to help Gretna I take a three-wicket win over Claremont at Abbotsfield Park on Saturday. Emery has shown good signs since his return to cricket this season. He took 4-18 off 8.3 overs and then, batting at number six, made a match-winning 40 (four fours) sharing an excellent partnership of 56 with Zac Crosswell who showed great poise with 18 (one four). The pair came together with the score at 6/73 chasing 133 for victory. Captain Corey Ransley bowled well for his team, finishing with the good figures of 4-22 off his 10 overs. Aaron Maddox took one wicket as did young Ryan Emery. In the end Gretna finished 7/133 off 29.1 overs. Others to make runs were Rhys Browning 23 (three fours) and Brian Smith 14 (one four). With this win, Gretna I climb into the top five of the Second Grade ladder. During his 100th match, Cameron Emery had the pleasure of playing alongside his father Bruce and brother Ryan. Great work guys.

THIRD GRADE: Bushy Park moved into third spot with a convincing 123 run win over Brighton at Pontville on Saturday. Bushy Park won the toss and made the good score off 10/188. Opener and newlywed Shaun Fenton batted well making 61, sharing a 71-run stand with Mitch Crosswell 23. Troy Smith also made 23 and Damien Madden 12. In reply, Brighton had no answers to the bowling attack and was bowled out for just 65. After suffering a hit to the head with the ball last week, the destroyer Nathan Grant put on a fine display of bowling taking 4-20 off 10 overs. He was well supported by Troy Smith who finished with the fine figures of 2 for just 11 runs off his 10 overs. In fact all the bowlers did well with Damien Madden 2-6 (1.1), Mitch Crosswell 1-10 (7) and Blake Howlett 1-15 (5).

Gretna II went down to St Annes by five wickets. Playing at home, Gretna won the toss and batted first, making 10/111 off 38.3 overs. Opener Luke Wheeler top-scored with a good 37 (two fours, one six). Tom Allcock made 18 (one four) and Zac Wheeler 9 (one four). In reply St Anne's finished 5/115 in the run chase. Playing in his first senior game for Gretna, 15-year-old Blake Mayne bowled well finishing with the best figures of 2-15 off six overs. Another youngster, Sam Booth, also did well taking 2-15 off five overs. Well done boys, an excellent effort. For the record, Blake Mayne is the 299th player for Gretna since 1977/78. Who will be number 300?

FOURTH GRADE: Second-placed Bothwell defeated Bagdad by 97 runs on Saturday. Playing at home, Bothwell had first knock, making 9/178 off its 50 overs. Matthew Eyles and Trent Rogers top-scored with 32 runs each while captain Cody Eyles and keeper Darren Hawes made 24 each. Brock Nichols was 16 not out and Michael White 15. In reply Bagdad couldn't handle the Bucks' attack and was bowled our for just 81. Matthew Eyles made a good double with fine figures of 3-12 (8) and Brock Nichols was just as good with 3-14 (10). Trent Rogers was also tight 2-21 (7) and Nathan White 2-31 (10).

New Norfolk II had a good 48-run win over Old Beach at Tynwald Park. Having first hit the Red Caps were in a spot of bother at 6/64, but an 84-run stand by Todd Rusher 66 (four fours) and captain Jamie Hill 39 (five fours) steadied the ship. Rusher's timing was a key and Hill rotated the strike with plenty of quick singles. Young Nathan Rice showed great poise and maturity remaining 18 not out. Leigh Berry made 16 (one four). The team finished on 9/199 off its 50 overs. In reply, Old Beach was dismissed for 151 off  30.2 overs. Todd Rusher put in a superb all-rounders performance, making 4/35 off his 10 overs. Jamie Hill also had a double, finishing 2-28 off six overs while Aaron Drew and Nathan Cashion both got two wickets also. With the win, New Norfolk II remains in fifth position on the ladder.

Molesworth II had the bye.

SIXTH GRADE: New Norfolk III went down to St Anne's by three wickets at Cadbury's No. 1. Having first knock, the visitors made 10/101 off 36.3 overs. Blake Kemmler was solid and made a good 35 not out while Trent Smith made 21 and young Coby Kemmler did well putting on 35 with his brother Blake making 8. In reply St Anne's got the runs, but not without trouble, finishing 7/103 off 25.2 overs. Liam O'Brien sent a message to the selectors, taking 3-27 off his 10 overs. Blake Kemmler took 2-19 (6) and his father Brad Kemmler  took 1-34 (7).

At Ogilvie High School, Derwent defeated Bothwell II by seven wickets. The Bucks batted first, making 10/181 off 49.5 overs. Batting at number seven, Clinton Millhouse showed great determination and made a very good 76 not out. Millhouse held things together, putting on 78 with young Brody Nichols who did well making 25. Opener Anthony White made 22. In reply Derwent finished 3/184 off 38.2 overs. Kelvin Eyles took 1-21 (6), Simon Eyles 1-23 (5.2) and Nathan Eyles 1-25 (6).

Smoke alert for southern Tasmania



Issued At: 10/02/2016 7:34am

There is a bushfire at Maxwell River (south), in the South-West. There is no threat to communities. There may be smoke and ash from this fire visible around Greater Hobart Area.

What to do:
  • Exercise caution if driving in smoke.
  • Turn on your headlights and drive slowly.
  • If you live in the area of the fire, stay informed in case conditions change by monitoring local radio stations and the Tasmania Fire Service Website
  • For information on current road closures, please visit the Tasmania Police website

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Artwork unveiled at high school

The New Norfolk High School
sculpture, Community Monad.
ARTWORK commissioned to celebrate the redevelopment of New Norfolk High School's trades block has recently been installed at the school.

Dan Kershaw’s free-standing sculptural artwork titled Community Monad has been erected adjacent to the Material, Design and Technology (MDT) department.

The artwork is described as an exploration of built organic forms. Kershaw's motivation for this commission was to inspire the students studying in this subject area to see the creative possibilities of the materials he has worked with.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Smoke increases over Strathgordon fire

AN aerial observation flight was conducted over the Mt Cullen bushfire near Strathgordon earlier today. The Tasmania Fire Service reports that continued warm conditions over the last few days has resulted in an increase in the amount of smoke in the area.

The TFS urges people to remain informed as there are areas of fire that continue to burn and conditions can change. Any fire activity causing concern should be reported by calling triple zero (000).

Gordon River Rd remains closed beyond the junction with Scotts Peak Rd and is likely to remain closed for some time.

Scotts Peak Rd is open, including access to the Huon and Edgar campgrounds. Campfires have been banned until further notice in the South-West National Park due to the current fire situation (gas stoves are permitted). All walking tracks departing from Scotts Peak Rd remain closed.

Emergency service vehicles and personal will be in the area for several weeks to come. Deployed today were three helicopters, 17 remote area firefighters (Tasmanian, interstate and New Zealand crews) and three Forestry Tasmania and Parks and Wildlife water carriers.


University back for another look at Willow Court

TEN Flinders University students and their archaeology tutors have arrived in New Norfolk for the second field school at the Willow Court historic site. The educators have been in town since last week and the students arrived today.

The Willow Court Project is an ongoing initiative between Flinders University and the Derwent Valley Council to excavate the site of Willow Court, which was Australia's first purpose-built asylum. Supporters include the Friends of Willow Court, the Friends of Frescati and the New Norfolk Historical Information Centre.

Following on from the first field school in February 2015, this year's program will complete the cataloguing of historical items associated with the hospital. Also on the agenda is a survey of the site in preparation for future excavation seasons. This will include underground mapping using ground-penetrating radar.

It is anticipated that the Flinders University archaeology field schools will be held annually for 10 years.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Big interest as high school extends

Five of the first Year 11 students featured in the Mercury
during the week.
MUCH attention was focused on New Norfolk High School this week as the first cohort of Year 11 students was enrolled. NNHS is one of 13 government high schools which have now been extended to offer senior secondary classes.

News crews followed Education Minister Jeremy Rockliff to New Norfolk on Wednesday, where he spoke to some of the students who opted to stay on at NNHS for Year 11 rather than enrol at Claremont College.

Mr Rockliff said NNHS was among six high schools extending to Year 11 in 2016. "Talking with the students at New Norfolk today it is clear that having this opportunity to stay at their high school in their local community has encouraged them to continue their education," Mr Rockliff said.

NNHS is extending to Years 11 and 12 in partnership with Glenora District School and Claremont College. Mr Rockliff said the intention of extending high schools to include senior secondary education was aimed at removing the perception that Tasmanian schooling finishes at Grade 10.

For New Norfolk, the change will be seen as a landmark year in the history of the school which opened as a "Modern School" for Grade 7-9 students in 1954 and was extended to a High School for Grades 7-10 in 1956. It took 60 years for the introduction of Year 11 classes and Year 12 will follow in 2017.

While 15 of last year's Grade 10 students have opted to stay at NNHS for Year 11, it is understood that a larger number chose to proceed to Claremont College. Those continuing at New Norfolk will generally study at NNHS for three days each week and then travel to Claremont College for additional subjects.

Despite this increase in the number of students and classes at NNHS, permission was recently granted for the demolition of the original parts of the school, dating to 1954.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Gordon River Rd bushfire update

BUSHFIRES continue to burn across multiple areas in South-Western Tasmania. The Tasmania Fire Service says the main fire of interest to the public is the Gordon River Rd/Mt Cullen fire which was first reported on January 17. The most probable cause was a lightning storm on January 13.

Continuing favourable weather conditions are allowing ground crews in conjunction with air support to make progress with consolidation of containment lines. Efforts are continuing to focus on the eastern boundary south of  Gordon River Rd.

People are urged to remain informed as there are areas of fire that continue to burn and conditions can change. Fire operations are being co-ordinated to ensure the protection of natural and cultural values in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

The following resources were in attendance today: four helicopters and about 30 remote area firefighters (Tasmanian and New Zealand crews).


All roads beyond the Scotts Peak Rd junction, including Gordon River Rd, are open only to essential services. This section of  road is likely to remain closed for some time.

Scotts Peak Rd will be open from Saturday, February 6. This includes the Huon and Edgar Campgrounds. Campfires have been banned until further notice in the South West National Park due to the current fire situation (gas stoves are permitted). All walking tracks departing from Scotts Peak Rd remain closed.

Emergency service vehicles and personnel will be in the area for several weeks to come.


Thursday, February 4, 2016

2016 Australia Day fun run results

The start of the 5km event in the New Norfolk Australia Day Fun Run.

JUST over 200 entrants contested the two events in the new-format Australia Day fun run at New Norfolk.

The following results were provided today.

  1. Daniel Clarke 17:50
  2. Mick Davis 18:40
  3. Gerry Oldfield 18:46
  4. Hugh Fletcher 20:10
  5. Roscoe McDonnell 20:10
  6. Alexander Kwa 20:50
  7. Marcus Byas 20:57
  8. Dan Minnucci 20:38
  9. Caleb Gardner 21:21
  10. Anthony Baines 21:22
  11. Alistair Burke 21:38
  12. Stewart Hardie 21:43
  13. Stephen Fenton 21:46
  14. Russell Venn 21:54
  15. Fergus Fletcher 21:55
  16. Jamie McConnon 22:36
  17. Gerard Burke 22:39
  18. James Horne 22:44
  19. Ben Manton 23:00
  20. Max Reardon 23:03
  21. Nat Fleming 23:07
  22. Wayne Clark 23:13
  23. Darrel Veenendal 23:33
  24. Stuart Thomas 23:35
  25. Ben Heaven 23:44
  26. Andy Gates 23:47
  27. Jacqui Guy 23:55
  28. Braydan Wilson 24:19
  29. Danielle Nossiter 24:28
  30. Craig Harvey 24:31
  31. Nick Benson 24:52
  32. Sharon Johns 24:53
  33. Elisa Stalker 25:03
  34. Ray Bell 25:16
  35. Bob Robertson 25:50
  36. Chris Manton 25:53
  37. Izaac Onn 26:20
  38. Andrew Fletcher 26:35
  39. John O'Keeffe 26:55
  40. Paul Leitch 27:01
  41. Shin O'Keeffe 27:08
  42. Robert McCrossen 27:10
  43. Sandy Carmichael 27:30
  44. Danny Byas 27:38
  45. Andrew Walker 27:54
  46. Len Powell 28:29
  47. Elizabeth Leitch 28:45
  48. Jack Hemsley 29:14
  49. Ryan Hemsley 29:15
  50. Alan Coleman 29:19
  51. Leisl Burrill 29:20
  52. Tim Wilson-Haffenden 29:21
  53. Courtney Plapp 29:24
  54. John Shoobridge 29:36
  55. Stacey Benson 29:38
  56. Cheryl Longey 29:41
  57. Geordan Fletcher 30:17
  58. Billy Davidson 30:17
  59. Robert Weldon 30:37
  60. Michelle Duggan 30:43
  61. Kim Manton 30:44
  62. Vikki Buhse 30:54
  63. Sandy Hniat 30:59
  64. Jackie Shaw 31:06
  65. Jade Davidson 31:16
  66. Wendy Meadowcroft 31:19
  67. Peter Clarke 31:28
  68. Will Pursell 31:33
  69. Eliza Walker 31:45
  70. Krishe Walker 31:47
  71. Sarah Davidson 32:23
  72. Wendy Haigh 32:29
  73. Gloria Byas 32:37
  74. Russell Kelly 32:39
  75. Skye Fraser 32:40
  76. Aidan Featherstone 33:11
  77. Mick Stevenson 33:12
  78. Mary-Ann King 33:26
  79. Sarah King 33:33
  80. Kevin Bourne 34:01
  81. Monique Reardon 34:50
  82. Claire Causby 34:52
  83. Kate Deutscher 35:29
  84. Angus Onn 35:59
  85. Ilar Flynn 36:05
  86. Sandie Davies 36:12
  87. Campbell Evans 36:58
  88. Daniel Halton 37:06
  89. Suzie Gaynor 37:20
  90. Jim Court 37:35
  91. David Hancock 37:54
  92. Christine Baillie 38:11
  93. Cameron McMaster 38:19
  94. Vanessa McMaster 38:20
  95. Jillian Freeman 38:32
  96. Matt Hill 39:48
  97. Margaret Horne 40:19
  98. Clare King 40:39
  99. Carolyn Veenendaal 41:06
  100. Anna Vonk 41:38
  101. Nerida Plumpton 42:05
  102. Narelle Hill 42:13
  103. Coralene Hobden 43:24
  104. Belinda Graham 43:50
  105. Sharon Veleff 43:53
  106. Cyril Veleff 43:54
  107. Adam Hemsley 44:41
  108. Nathan Hemsley 44:41
  109. Katie Featherstone 46:36
  110. Laura Shoobridge 46:38
  111. Jess Halton 46:39
  112. Susan Burns 46:40
  113. Lynn Cartledge 47:10
  114. P.J. Cartledge 47:11
  115. Ronee Featherstone 49:15
  116. Linda Prince 49:48
  117. Brenda King 49:51
  118. Tania Oldfield 49:54
  119. April Benton 50:23
  120. Katie Dyke 50:48
  121. Beth Elliott 50:52
  122. Clare Elliott 50:53
  123. Dave Elliott 50:53
  124. Mary Young 51:46
  125. Tom Aldous 51:51
  126. Kate Burke 51:52
  127. Lisa Boyle 52:11
  128. Brodie Hillman 52:12
  129. Carolyn Grimmond 52:47
  130. Michelle Dolliver 52:48
  131. Leeanne Clark 53:03
  132. Kim Clark 53:04
  133. James Burns 53:06
  134. Rebecca Lakos 53:09
  135. Lachlan Ludeke 53:21
  136. Paul McIntyre 54:43
  137. Deb Ludeke 54:46
  138. Peter Binny 55:20
  139. Ruth Binny 55:25
  140. Madison Riley 55:40
  141. Abigail Burns 56:25
  142. Tegan 56:30
  143. Shonae 56:31
  144. Guido Minnucci 59:01
  145. Cathy Minnucci 59:12
  146. Alison McIntyre 59:18
  147. James McIntyre 59:19
  148. Kieren McIntyre 59:21

  1. Elsa Fletcher 7:32
  2. Alexander Kwa 7:33
  3. Max Reardon 7:49
  4. Brayden Bulter 8:33
  5. Blair Manton 8:48
  6. Jakob Quarrell 8:49
  7. Lochlan Bird 9:05
  8. Shin O'Keeffe 9:14
  9. Yamota O'Keeffe 9:59
  10. Tyler Benson 11:07
  11. Abbey Butler 11:12
  12. Kodi Stevenson 11:13
  13. Lucas Purcell 11:49
  14. Kodi Quarrell 11:52
  15. Lily Purcell 12:31
  16. Natasha McMaster 12:35
  17. M. & L. Venn 12:37
  18. Arabella Haigh 12:48
  19. Kaisei O'Keeffe 12:50
  20. Will Purcell 12:51
  21. Taylor Cruse 12:52
  22. Suzanna 13:22
  23. Aidan Featherstone 13:24
  24. Caitlin Shaw 13:26
  25. Nathan Cansby 13:27
  26. Jett Benson 13:58
  27. Makayla Henricks 14:11
  28. Emmie Glover 14:43
  29. Bronte Benson 14:51
  30. Chelsy Benson 14:52
  31. Bailey Chaplin 14:52
  32. Lucy Gleeson 14:53
  33. Marie Kwa 14:58
  34. Ailie Morgan 15:05
  35. Logan Quarrell 15:09
  36. Eli Causby 15:24
  37. Elsie Chaplin 15:33
  38. Emily Shaw 15:33
  39. Annie Bourne 15:52
  40. Emily Shaw 16:16
  41. Jennifer 16:18
  42. Alex Bourne 16:19
  43. Marli Haigh-Arnott 16:53
  44. NickArnott 16:55
  45. Grace Deutscher 17:24
  46. Molly Deutscher 19:50
  47. Clare 20:42
  48. Kady Morgan 21:37
  49. Ryder Benson 22:24
  50. Edward Buhse
  51. Morgan Riley
  52. Amy McDonald
  53. Lucas Benson
  54. Tully Haigh-Arnott
  55. Kellie Graham
  56. Todd Riley
  57. Patrick Buhse
  58. Ava Buhse