Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Big tally from giant morning tea

Two of the busy tables at the CanHope morning tea.
MORE than $4500 was raised at the CanHope Cancer Support Group's big morning tea at the New Norfok RSL Club last Thursday.

Held annually since 1998, the event is part of Australia's Biggest Morning Tea which raises funds for cancer research and support services.

This year saw 27,023 morning teas held around the country, with the local event raising $4660.45 for the Cancer Council.

Solar bowls club and a mobile boost

A RE-ELECTED Coalition government would provide a $10,000 solar package for the New Norfolk Bowls Club and install a mobile phone booster at Lachlan, Lyons Liberal MHR Eric Hutchinson said this week.

Mr Hutchinson said he had provided a number of community organisations with solar panels as part of his 2013 election commitment - including the New Norfolk District Football Club - and was enthusiastic about more groups having the opportunity this year.

“The Solar Communities program will provide funding for groups across Australia to install rooftop solar photo voltaic, solar hot water and battery storage systems for community -owned buildings,” Mr Hutchinson said. “A 10 kilowatt solar PV provides savings of around $3000 per annum,” he said.

A new base station Lachlan would bring a much-needed boost to mobile telephone coverage, providing benefits to emergency service operators, businesses and residents, Mr Hutchinson said. "The Coalition's $220 million plan to address mobile black spots will ensure regional communities have better access to wider and more reliable mobile phone coverage."

Warning: icy roads and frost

Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

Road Weather Alert for Tasmania
for Upper Derwent Valley, Midlands and South East forecast districts

Issued at 5:04pm on Tuesday 31 May 2016.

Icy roads will make driving conditions dangerous during Wednesday morning in parts of the Midlands, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts.

For information on any road closures, please contact your local council or the Police.
The next alert will be issued by 11pm Tuesday

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

Issued at 4:01pm on Tuesday 31 May 2016.

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

Please be aware: Temperatures at ground level can be many degrees lower than those recorded by standard weather stations, especially in calm conditions with clear skies.

No further warnings will be issued for this event.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Tuesday frost warning

Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

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

Issued at 8:53pm on Monday 30 May 2016.

Please be aware 
Temperatures at ground level can be many degrees lower than those recorded by standard weather stations, especially in calm conditions with clear skies.

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

No further warnings will be issued for this event.

SFL football - Round 9 report

SFL Round 9 Report
Provided by SFL League Management

AFTER its slow start to the season, New Norfolk has done a complete turnaround, chalking up its third victory in a row on Saturday with a win over Dodges Ferry at Boyer Oval. Once the Eagle machine got going the Sharks didn’t stand a chance against. 

From the opening siren to the final one, the Eagles had this game in the bag. They weren’t stopping for anything. The Eagles finished the first quarter three goals ahead and the margin only widened from there.

By the end of the third quarter the Eagles were nine goals ahead. Dodges Ferry managed to kick five goals in the final term but New Norfolk pushed that little bit harder to finish with a six-goal margin.

For the Sharks Brad Jackson and Brent Dolliver finished with two goals each, while on the Eagles' ledger Ben Lovell, Nick Clayton and Clinton Curtain managed to score three goals each.

In the Reserves game New Norfolk came out with a 25 point win, while in the Under 18s Dodges Ferry started the day with a huge 63 point win.

SENIORS
New Norfolk 5.2 (32) 9.5 (59) 15.7 (97) 17.9 (111)
Dodges Ferry 2.1 (13) 4.2 (26) 6.2 (38) 11.3 (69)
Goals - New Norfolk: B. Lovell 3, N. Clayton 3, C. Curtain 3, J. Van-Lierop 2, M. Thompson 2, J. Wigg 2, J. Campbell, N. Santi; Dodges Ferry: B. Jackson 2, B. Dolliver 2, N. Malone, M. Young, A. Addicoat, L. Edwards, J. Young, H. Davis, H. Duncan.
Best - New Norfolk: J. Gunther, J. Wigg, N. Eiszele, B. Wardlaw, N. Clayton, B. Lovell; Dodges Ferry: B. Jackson, L. Murphy, J. White, J. Young, M. Young, A. Addicoat.

RESERVES
New Norfolk 2.1 (13) 4.4 (28) 8.4 (52) 12.9 (81)
Dodges Ferry 1.7 (13) 2.10 (22) 5.13 (43) 7.14 (56)
Best - New Norfolk: J. Wallner 6, T. Triffett 2, K. Walker 2, D. Triffett, A. Minchin; Dodges Ferry: J. Brosnan 2, A. Meredith 2, W. Rose, J. Wilson, J. Langfeldt.
Best - New Norfolk: T. Triffett, J. Wallner, A. Triffitt, D. Triffett, A. Minchin, J. Hill; Dodges Ferry: W. Doyle, J. Wilson, T. Howells, B. Barlow, A. Meredith, M. Hammer.

COLTS
Dodges Ferry 12.11 (83) d New Norfolk 3.2 (20)
(detailed results not available)

Other games:

Claremont 17.15 (117) d Huonville 10.12 (72)
The reigning premiers showed their strength as they defeated the Lions in a fairly heated contest. In the Reserves the Magpies prevailed with Ricky Martin kicking five goals, and in the Under 18s Claremont came out on top with a margin 86 points this time, leaving a despondent Lions Colts team to make its way back to Huonville.

Lindisfarne 19.21 (135) d Hobart 7.9 (51)
The Two Blues once again proved they are the team to beat this season as they have now successfully defeated every other team. Lindisfarne took about five minutes to warm up on Saturday, but after that it had the game in the bag and defeated the third-placed Tigers by 84 points. In the Reserves Lindisfarne finished with a 91-point win over the Tigers, with an outstanding effort by Jack Bromfield who managed to kick nine of the 22 goals. In the Under 18s Lindisfarne came out on top by 66 points.

Cygnet 16.17 (113) d Sorell 13.11 (89)
Sorell remains anchored on the bottom of the ladder after losing to Cygnet on Saturday. Cygnet took out the Reserves by 16 points, while Southern Storm prevailed over Brighton Robins in the Under 18 variation fixture.

BYE: Brighton

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Frost warning

Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

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

Issued at 3:08pm on Sunday 29 May 2016.

Frosts with temperatures down to -1 degrees are forecast for Monday morning in parts of the North West Coast, Central North, Midlands, East Coast and Upper Derwent Valley forecast districts.

Please be aware:  Temperatures at ground level can be many degrees lower than those recorded by standard weather stations, especially in calm conditions with clear skies.

No further warnings will be issued for this event.

High school works proceeding

Demolition works at New Norfolk High
School have entered their second week.
AS the demolition of the original New Norfolk High School buildings enters its second week, a picture is starting to emerge of how the redeveloped area may look when completed.

With almost all of the "Bristol Block" now removed, a large central zone is being created. This will be landscaped to provide an assembly courtyard and outdoor learning and recreation spaces.

All of the 1950s-era prefabricated aluminium classrooms have now been demolished, leaving only the smaller section facing the front car park on Blair St.

The original quadrangle between the lunch room and the front of
the school will form part of the new courtyard assembly area.
The school says the majority of the works reported last week are scheduled to be completed during Term 2.

The Education Department is seeking to commission a suitable artwork to complement the new area.
The memorial garden, at left, will no longer be hidden between two buildings.

A large open area is being created in the centre of the school.
Looking down towards the Grade 7 block across the site of the old classrooms.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Today's footy scores

SENIORS: New Norfolk 17.9 (111) d Dodges Ferry 11.3 (69)

RESERVES: New Norfolk 12.9 (81) d Dodges Ferry 7.14 (56)

COLTS: Dodges Ferry 12.11 (83) d New Norfolk 3.2 (20)

Friday, May 27, 2016

Security cameras for New Norfolk

A NETWORK of security cameras will keep watch over New Norfolk's central business district and the town's biggest recreational area following the awarding of a federal grant to the Derwent Valley Council.

More than a decade after they were first proposed, five closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras will be installed in the High St area and a further three at Tynwald Park, funded by a $48,000 allocation from round two of the Federal Government's Safer Streets Program.

The allocation was announced earlier this week by the Federal Minister for Justice, Michael Keenan MHR, along with the Federal Member for Lyons, Eric Hutchinson MHR. "The Safer Streets Program supports communities to help address crime and anti-social behaviour, and boost crime prevention initiatives to keep our communities safer," Mr Hutchinson said.

"Under this funding commitment, the Derwent Valley Council will receive $47,957 for the installation of five CCTV cameras on High St and three CCTV cameras in Tynwald Park in New Norfolk," he said.

"The best outcome for any community is to reduce the fear of crime and contribute to greater community safety and resilience. Knowing our parks and streets are safer also encourages the community to become more involved in those spaces knowing both they and their work are protected," Mr Hutchinson said.

Mr Keenan said funding for the Safer Streets program was drawn from the government's Proceeds of Crime Account – money taken from criminals and reinvested into prevention of further crime.

SFL round nine preview

Southern Football League match preview
Round 9 - Provided by SFL League Management

New Norfolk v Dodges Ferry at Boyer, 2pm Saturday
Both teams displayed strong performances in Round 8 and will be keen to grab another win tomorrow to stay in touch with the top five as the middle of the season approaches. New Norfolk had a decisive win over Sorell, winning its second game for the season, while Dodges Ferry hung on for a two-point win over Brighton.

The Eagles had a slow start to the season but if the last two games are anything to go by they have returned to the style of football they are well known for and should be able to pull off a good win over the Sharks this week.

Dodges Ferry has also been showing their ability to contest in the early rounds, playing a close game last weekend and coming close to knocking off the undefeated Lindisfarne two weeks before that.

Both teams have proved they have the potential to challenge the best and are capable of a win at home or away. These teams are sitting right next to each other on the ladder, so it’s an important win for both of them. It will be an interesting match to see who can prevail.

Claremont v Huonville at Abbotsfield Park, 2pm
This be a strong battle with the Magpies tipped to take out the points.

Lindisfarne v Hobart at Anzac Park, 2pm 
It is widely tipped that Lindisfarne will remain undefeated this season after facing Hobart this weekend .

Cygnet v Sorell at Cygnet, 2pm 
These teams are desperate for a win this weekend and it’s going to be interesting to see if Sorell can lift its game on the road or if Cygnet can make up for the devastating loss against Lindisfarne last week.

BYE: Brighton

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Molesworth cricketers celebrate their season

Jamie Adams.
THE Molesworth Cricket Club closed the 2015/16 season with its annual dinner and trophy night at the Star and Garter Hotel recently. With about 50 members and guests in attendance the evening was enjoyed by all.

Dean King and Sam Triffitt cleaned up 10 trophies between them, which included the Danny Godfrey Memorial Trophy in their respective both grades.

Another highlight was the awarding of life membership award to club stalwart Nick Piuselli. Piuselli has been a loyal and tireless member of the club for the past 13 seasons and for the past two years has guided the club as president. Piuselli has also contributed on-field, playing many games including the 2014/15 2nd Grade premiership.

Life members in attendance were Dion Hay, Sean Hay, Tony Hall, John and Carol Hutton. The club would thanks all trophy donors and sponsors for their ongoing support which makes a huge difference to every season.
WADE GLEESON

TROPHY WINNERS

First Grade - batting average: Dean King 41.0; Batting aggregate: Jamie Adams 254 runs; Bowling average: Dean King 16.94; Bowling aggregate: Dean king 16 wickets; Fielding award: Brad Ransley.
Danny Godfrey Memorial Trophy: Dean King.

Second Grade - batting average: Sam Triffitt 21.08; Batting aggregate: Sam Triffitt 274 runs; Bowling average: Sam Triffitt 20.88; Bowling aggregate: Sam Triffitt 17 wickets; Fielding award: Daryl Kenyon. Danny Godfrey Memorial Trophy: Sam Triffitt.

Other awards - coaches award: Jake King; Best Under 21: Cody Neads; Duck trophies: Nathan Eiszele and Sam Triffitt; Life membership: Nick Piuselli; Best clubman: Brayden Hodge.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

SFL football - Round 8 report

SFL Round 8 Report
Provided by SFL League Management

AFTER a slow start to the season, New Norfolk has finally come through with its second win in a row.  The Derwent Valley Eagles used their home ground advantage to leave a devastated Sorell side in its wake.

New Norfolk was leading the game from the first siren on Saturday and after that it appeared the Sorell Eagles did not stand a chance against New Norfolk. By the end of the first quarter New Norfolk was already up six goals.

At half time, the home town Eagles were up 58 points, and showed no signs of slowing down as the margin only widened as the game went on, leaving the final score 23.13 (151) to 7.14 (62).

New Norfolk managed to kick 10 goals in the last half, showing the Eagles have clearly been hiding their best skills so far this season. It was an impressive game from Clinton Curtain who managed to kick a bag of six goals, along with Blair Wardlaw, Michael Thompson, and Nic Clayton who all kicked three goals. For Sorell, Tristan Pace and Sam Russell finishing with two majors each.

This win came just a day after the news on Friday for funding towards the upgrade of New Norfolk’s home ground, the Boyer Oval. This funding includes a new amenities pavilion, AFL size change rooms and undercover seating, as well as a new grandstand.

In the Reserves game Sorell came out on top, winning by seven points. Toby Pears and William Rice had great games with three goals each.

SENIORS
New Norfolk 7.2 (44) 13.5 (83) 21.10 (136) 23.14 (152)
Sorell 1.6 (12) 3.7 (25) 3.10 (28) 8.13 (61)
Goals - New Norfolk:  C. Curtain 6, B. Wardlaw 3, M. Thompson 3, N. Clayton 3, J. Van-Lierop 2, R. Heron 2, N. Santi 2, B. Lovell, J. King; Sorell: T. Pace 2, S. Russell 2, B. Attrill, S. Hughes, A. Jones, S. Cleary.
Best - New Norfolk: B. Wardlaw, B. Lovell, B. King, J. Wigg, J. Murray.

RESERVES
New Norfolk 2.2 (14) 4.4 (28) 6.4 (40) 8.10 (58)
Sorell 2.6 (18) 5.9 (39) 8.11 (59) 9.11 (65)
Goal - New Norfolk: J. Taylor-Evans 4, J. Wallner 4; Sorell: W. Rice 3, T. Pears 3, K. Barwick, M. Padman, D. Walker.
Best - New Norfolk: T. Bligh, C. Ransley, J. Taylor-Evans, J. Wallner, D. Triffett; Sorell: M. Johnson, D. Peart, J. Lowe, T. Banks, T. Cowle, J. Irving.

Other games

Claremont 18.14 (112) d Hobart 10.8 (68)
THE Magpies had this game in the bag from the start, running out comfortable victors over the Tigers. Claremont also took out the Reserves and Under 18s games by huge margins.

Lindisfarne 20.16 (136) d Cygnet 9.3 (57)
THE Two Blues continued their winning streak for this season, defeating Cygnet by 79 points. In the Reserves Cygnet suffered a devastating 136-point loss to Lindisfarne, while in the Under 18s Southern Storm had an 18-point win.

Dodges Ferry 13.10 (88) d Brighton 13.8 (86)
THIS was the closest match of the season so far, with both teams showing how much they wanted to win. Dodges Ferry proved itself to be a tiny bit stronger, coming out on top by two points. Brighton took out both the Reserves and Under 18s games.

BYE: Huonville

Severe frost warning

Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

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

Issued at 6:57pm on Tuesday 24 May 2016.

Severe frosts with temperatures down to -3 degrees which can cause significant crop damage are forecast for Wednesday morning in parts of the Midlands and Upper Derwent Valley forecast districts

Frosts with temperatures down to -2 degrees are forecast for Wednesday morning in parts of the North West Coast, Central North, North East, East Coast and South East forecast districts

Please be aware: Temperatures at ground level can be many degrees lower than those recorded by standard weather stations, especially in calm conditions with clear skies.

No further warnings will be issued for this event.

Local launch for learning project

The launch event on the Esplanade last week.
THE Esplanade at New Norfolk was the venue last week for the launch of an online learning adventure based on Tasmania's  Derwent River.

Making science real and inspiring for students is the aim of the Bookend Trust adventure, which will traverse the river this August.

Dubbed Cirque2Sea, the expedition led by adventure educator and former Tasmanian of the year Andrew Hughes will follow the Derwent River from the Lake St Clair National Park to the Southern Ocean, with Hughes travelling by foot, raft and sea kayak.

Thousands of students will access the entire adventure from their classrooms through the Bookend Trust’s learning portal, expeditionclass.com

Mr Hughes said the expedition was a powerful way to get students motivated for science learning. For the official launch last week, he was joined by Grade 6 students from New Norfolk Primary School, along with the Federal Member for Lyons, Eric Hutchinson MHR, Derwent Valley mayor Martyn Evans, Derwent Estuary Program director Christine Coughanowr and a representative of the Mercury Newspapers in Education program.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

"Exciting" school demolition under way

An excavator on the site of the lunch
room at New Norfolk High School.
THE original buildings of the New Norfolk High School will be gone within a fortnight. Demolition works started last Wednesday, consigning to history several rooms including the lunchroom and the original computer room where students in the 1980s and 90s had their introduction to information technology.

Other classrooms to be pulled down this week include the old typing and commerce rooms as well as the original main entrance, toilets, a staffroom, welfare office and the school nurse's rooms. These comprise the Bristol Block, a prefabricated aluminium building imported from England.

In a note to parents last week, acting principal Anna Viney said extra precautions had been taken and students would be safe at all times while the works were being carried out. The school canteen will operate from the home economics room for two weeks.


"This is an exciting time for the school as it will open up the grounds and enable a redevelopment of  a very useful courtyard area for students," Ms Viney said.

In addition to the demolition of the original 1954 buildings, significant upgrades are occurring in several parts of the school. This ranges from painting and the installation of new technologies in some areas, to the complete refurbishing of the Grade 7 block which was built in the late 1970s.

A sketch of how the landscaping may look.
Click image to enlarge.
The works include:
  • Thorough refurbishment of the Grade 7 block, including new windows, carpet, paint, doors, meeting and ICT facilities and a new entrance.
  • Demolition of buildings that are no longer required, based on current and projected enrolments.
  • Civil works and landscaping of the front and central zones of the school, including an assembly courtyard and outdoor learning and recreation spaces.
  • The Memorial Garden will stay in its current location and will frame one side of the new outdoor assembly stage.
  • Many new trees, both for shade and visual attractiveness.
  • New surfaces will include a combination of grass, concrete and compacted gravel, sandstone blocks and smooth boulders.
  • A ramp to the front office.
The majority of the works are scheduled to be completed during Term 2. Grade 7 students should be able to move in to their refurbished space in Term 3.


Saturday, May 21, 2016

Today's footy scores

SENIORS: New Norfolk 23.13 (151) d Sorell 7.14 (62)

RESERVES: Sorell 9.11 (65) d New Norfolk 8.10 (58)


League supports $2 million Boyer Oval plan

The Southern Football League's plan for Boyer Oval.
THE Southern Football League has welcomed the apparent announcement of the development of a sporting precinct based around Boyer Oval at New Norfolk.

"A Shorten Labor Government will invest $2 million for the first stage of a Derwent Valley Sporting Precinct at the Boyer Oval at New Norfolk," a post on the SFL Facebook page said this morning. "The funding will be used to build a new amenities pavilion with AFL-size changerooms and undercover seating, as well as a new grandstand."

The SFL says the project has been supported by the Derwent Valley Council and local sporting groups including the New Norfolk District Football Club. "The announcement was made by Shadow Minister for Regional Development and Local Government, Julie Collins MP along with Labor's candidate for Lyons Brian Mitchell and SFL president Madeleine Ogilvie, SFL league manager Ben Harrison and New Norfolk District Football Club president Ben Shaw."

According to the SFL the new grandstand will be able to seat between 350 and 500 people. "This new precinct will be home to local AFL, netball, cricket and tennis clubs and associations and will also include squash and volleyball courts," the league says.


Family day today as Mitre 10 celebrates

At last night's celebration were Rene
Hidding MHA, left, and Mitre 10 general
manager Annette Welsh with Lesley
and Ray Williams.
A FAMILY fun day will be held today (Saturday) from 10am-2pm to celebrate the grand opening of the new Williams Mitre 10 store at 10 Charles St, New Norfolk. Although the business has already been trading for two months, today marks the official opening.

A function last night was attended by more than 100 guests including customers, suppliers and people involved in the construction of the large new building. Guest speaker Rene Hidding MHA congratulated the family on its investment in the town and described the new store as a quality development.

Mitre 10 general manager (operations and trade) Annette Welsh said the New Norfolk store was only the third of Mitre 10's new-style stores to open in Tasmania. She presented the Williams family with a keepsake commemorating the official opening.

Ray Williams said the business had started 28 years ago at the original High St location where it initially traded as Village Hardware before starting a long and successful association with the True Value Hardware brand which included several awards for being the best True Value store in Australia. There was another award for the most-improved store when the Mitre 10 branding was adopted.

The new hardware store is managed by Peter Williams while the associated Trade Centre run by his brother Adam Williams is another success story which has grown from a small start in Circle St premises, then to the original buildings on the new Charles St/Stephen St site, and across to Back River Rd while the new building went up.

Family fun day today

Today's grand opening celebrations run from 10am-2pm, featuring a live broadcast by 7HO-FM. There will be face-painting and a coffee van on site, along with a community fundraising sausage sizzle which will continue on Sunday. There is also a range of in-store specials on offer until the close of business on Sunday.

Friday, May 20, 2016

SFL Round 8 preview - Eagles v Eagles

Southern Football League match preview
Round 8 - Provided by SFL League Management

New Norfolk v Sorell at Boyer, 2pm Saturday
Last weekend saw New Norfolk get its second win for the season, while Sorell suffered another loss.

The New Norfolk Eagles reminded the competition of their true capabilities for the first time this year, proved they can still play quality football and hopefully for their supporters that will carry on this weekend as well.

The Sorell Eagles have had a dismal start to the season and are yet to win a game.  They really need to see come out of their shell and show their true ability this weekend.

This should be a great game to watch as it’s getting to that point in the season where wins are getting harder to predict and everybody is working twice as hard to get them. Every game now is important and each win is one step closer to making an appearance in the finals.

Claremont v Hobart at Abbotsfield Park, 2pm 
As these teams are sitting next to each other on the ladder they will both want a win tomorrow. The Magpies need the win to secure their position in the second spot, and Hobart need the win so they can challenge for Claremont’s spot.

Lindisfarne v Cygnet at Anzac Park, 2pm 
Undefeated Lindisfarne has played a great brand of football each week this season and tomorrow shouldn’t be any different, but don’t write off a competitive Cygnet which might show its strength and determination and come through with a win.

Brighton v Dodges Ferry at Pontville, 2pm 
Brighton and Dodges Ferry will be playing an intense game this weekend as both teams need wins to improve their position before it's too late.

BYE: Huonville Lions

Lachlan fire chief farewelled

New Lachlan fire chief Victor Kaiser and the recently retired
chief  David Gleeson.
IT was the end of an era recently at Lachlan Fire Brigade as chief officer David Gleeson stepped down after 18 years leading the brigade.

Since joining the newly-formed brigade in 1983, David has seen a transition in Lachlan from a farming community of livestock, hops and smallfruits to many smallholder farms and becoming a commuter suburb of Hobart.

Yet for this small brigade, David has overseen a major change with recognition of the responsibility in protecting the back of the Wellington Range.

“Any fire escaping out of the Lachlan on a day of severe or extreme fire danger will certainly have the potential to impact on Hobart,” David said. “The responsibility placed on the brigade has given rise to our motto ‘Protecting Hobart’s Backside Since 1983. This has been recognised by the Tasmania Fire Service with the allocation of a light tanker over the past summer,” he said.

Over the years David has attended many fires and incidents but events across the most recent fire season where lightning ignited two fires bought one of the biggest changes David has seen in his time - air support.

“With two fires taking off, air support was very quick as it had been two weeks previously with a fire at Illabrook. Once we would have had to battle these fires ourselves or with support from New Norfolk with a straight ground attack.”

Incoming brigade chief Victor Kaiser paid tribute to David. “He is someone who is not just dedicated to the Lachlan Fire Brigade but also to the Tasmania Fire Service. This is reflected in his 30 years service with the National Medal and the Tasmania Fire Service Volunteer Medal - and we commend David for his service," Victor said.

David Gleeson was formally farewelled at a dinner at Lachlan Valley Food and Wine where he was presented with two images of himself taken by the Mercury last year. However, he won’t be going far, remaining as a member of Lachlan Fire Brigade, undertaking community engagement and still putting the bins out each week.
PHIL PYKE

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

SFL football - Round 7 report

Eagles coach Matthew Smith addressing his players.
SFL Round 7 Report
Provided by SFL League Management

STRONG winds at the TCA Ground last Saturday didn’t slow the Eagles as they secured a win against Hobart.  Both teams were constantly on the ball and fighting hard for the win, but New Norfolk proved to be that little bit stronger.

New Norfolk looked to have the win in the bag from the first quarter, leaving Hobart with a measly two points while the Eagles led with 41. As the game went on Hobart slowly started closing the margin, but it only really started to show in the fourth quarter that the Tigers caught up and narrowed the margin.

Eagles coach Matthew Smith was constantly encouraging his players to get back on top and stay in the lead as Hobart started to catch up. On the other side of the game, Tigers coach Steven Woods was telling his boys to play their own role and make a move in the second half to close the margin.

In the last 10 minutes of the game the Tigers piled on six goals and finished the game with only a four-point deficit. Daniel Huxley excelled as he kicked seven of his side's 14 goals.

For the Eagles, Clinton Curtain and Blair Wardlaw up forward showed some of the talent New Norfolk has been hiding this season.

In the Reserves, after a game of going back and forth with the lead Hobart took out the win over New Norfolk, while and in the Under 18 variation fixture Lindisfarne was winning throughout the first two quarters but then the Eagles came back and took out the win.

SENIORS
New Norfolk 6.5 (41) 9.7 (61) 12.13 (85) 14.15 (99)
Hobart 0.2 (2) 4.6 (30) 6.7 (43) 14.11 (95)
Goals - New Norfolk: C. Curtain 5, B. Wardlaw 4, M. Thompson 2, N. Lester, J. Campbell, J. Murray; Hobart: D. Huxley 7, L. Sullivan 2, T. Langdale, D. Jetson, H. Triffett, A. Henderson, S. Gray.
Best - New Norfolk: M. Thompson, B. Wardlaw, C. Curtain, J. Gunther, J. Van-Lierop, R. Thompson; Hobart: M. Fitze, D. Huxley, S. Reeves, L. Sullivan, H. Triffett, T. Langdale.

RESERVES
Hobart 2.2 (14) 4.3 (27) 9.3 (57) 11.4 (70)
New Norfolk 3.1 (19) 6.3 (39) 7.5 (47) 10.6 (66)
Goals - Hobart: M. Beck 3, D. Woodcock 2, M. Collis 2, M. Webb, T. Davies, T. Butler, J. McGee; New Norfolk:  J. Wallner 3, D. Triffett 2, T. Jarvis 2, M. Webb, J. Walsh, C. Ransley.
Best - Hobart: T. Butler, J. McGee, D. Woodcock, B. Bennett, A. Fitzgerald, J. Young; New Norfolk: J. Ackerley, C. Ransley, T. Triffett, D. Triffett, J. Walsh, J. Wallner.

COLTS
Lindisfarne 4.3 (27) 7.6 (48) 9.8 (62) 13.11 (89)
New Norfolk 3.1 (19) 4.3 (27) 5.4 (34) 8.5 (53)
Goals - Lindisfarne: D. Bradford 6, O. Riseley 2, W. McCullagh, J. Gardner, N. Foster, C. Spong, J. Tinning; New Norfolk: J. Evans 3, T. Heron 3, D. Morgan, L. Crosswell.
Best - Lindisfarne: K. Goninon, K. Johnson, O. Riseley, D. Bradford, N. Foster, T. Wiggins; New Norfolk: B. Pauly, R. Thomason, Z. Crosswell, D. Keleher, L. Crosswell, J. Evans.

Other games:

Huonville 14.17 (101) d Brighton 11.14 (80) 
After a close first half, Huonville managed to run away from the Robins in the third quarter. Earlier, Brighton defeated Huonville in both the Under 18s and Reserves games.

Lindisfarne 12.21 (93) d Sorell 6.7 (43)
Lindisfarne continued its undefeated run this season, leaving Sorell as the only team yet to secure a win. The Two Blues also took the win in the Under 18s and the Reserves.

Claremont 26.19 (175) d Dodges Ferry 6.11 (47)
The Magpies destroyed Dodges Ferry at Shark Park, led by an eight-goal haul by Jack Crossin. In the Reserves the Magpies were victors over Dodges Ferry by 125 points, while in the Under 18’s Claremont won by 32 points.

BYE: Cygnet

Tomorrow: Severe weather warning

Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

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

Issued at 3:59pm on Wednesday 18 May 2016.

For the whole of Tasmania for Thursday

Weather Situation

A vigorous cold front will cross Tasmania tomorrow as a low passes to the south, resulting in strong and gusty west to northwesterly winds.

DAMAGING WEST TO NORTHWESTERLY WINDS 50 to 60 km/h with peak gusts of 100 km/h are forecast for Thursday for the whole of Tasmania, but 110km/h gusts are possible about the west and north coasts. Trees may fall easily where the ground is soft due to recent heavy rainfall.

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

  • Supervise children closely
  • Secure outdoor items including furniture and play equipment
  • Check that family and neighbours are aware of warnings
  • Manage pets and livestock
  • Be prepared in case of power outages
  • Beware of damaged trees and power lines and take care when driving
  • Listen to the ABC radio or check www.ses.tas.gov.au for further advice

For flood and storm emergency assistance, contact the SES on 132 500

The next warning will be issued by 11pm Wednesday.


Tonight: Sheep graziers warning

Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

Warning to Sheep Graziers
for the North West Coast, Midlands, Central North, Upper Derwent Valley, South East, East Coast and North East forecast districts

Issued at 9:57am on Wednesday 18 May 2016.

Sheep Graziers are warned that cold temperatures, rain and strong westerly winds are expected during Thursday. Areas likely to be affected include the Upper Derwent Valley forecast district and parts of the East Coast, Midlands, Central North, South East, North West Coast and North East forecast districts. There is a high risk of losses of lambs and sheep exposed to these conditions.

The next warning will be issued by 5pm Wednesday.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

CANCELLED: Severe weather warning

Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

Cancellation of
Severe Weather Warning

for people in the Upper Derwent Valley, Western, Midlands, East Coast and South East forecast districts

Issued at 5:57pm on Sunday 15 May 2016.

Weather Situation

A low is moving away to the east of Tasmania. Winds will continue to ease this evening as a ridge approaches from the west.

The Severe Weather Warning for the Western, Midlands, East Coast, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts has been cancelled, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.

Maximum wind gusts observed over the last 6 hours include: 139km/h Maatsuyker Island, 115 km/h kunanyi/Mt Wellington, 102 km/h Cape Bruny, 89 km/h Hobart Airport.

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

  • Supervise children closely
  • Do not walk, ride or drive through flood waters
  • Beware of damaged trees and power lines and take care when driving
  • Listen to the ABC radio or check www.ses.tas.gov.au for further advice

For flood and storm emergency assistance, contact the SES on 13 25 00

No further warnings will be issued for this event.

Marine wind warnings

Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

Marine Wind Warnings

Issued at 4:05 pm on Sunday 15 May 2016
for the period until midnight Monday 16 May 2016.

Wind Warnings for Sunday, May 15

Gale Warning for the following area: Derwent Estuary.

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

Wind Warnings for Monday, May 16

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

The next marine wind warning summary will be issued by 5am Monday.

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

Weather update: damaging winds this afternoon

Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

Severe Weather Warning
for damaging winds
for people in the Upper Derwent Valley, Western, Midlands, East Coast and South East forecast districts

Issued at 10:07am on Sunday 15 May 2016.

Weather Situation

A low will pass just to the south of Tasmania during today, with an associated front to cross the state. Strong and gusty northwest to southwesterly winds are expected south of a line from Strahan to Bicheno during Sunday afternoon and early evening.

DAMAGING WINDS around 60 km/h with peak gusts of 100 km/h are forecast for southern parts of the Western, Midlands and East Coast, and for the Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts during Sunday afternoon and early evening.

Maximum wind gusts observed over the last 6 hours include: 130km/h Maatsuyker Island, 109km/h Scotts Peak, 102 km/h Mt Wellington.

The State Emergency Service and Tasmania Police advise that people should:
  • Supervise children closely
  • Secure outdoor items including furniture and play equipment
  • Check that family and neighbours are aware of warnings
  • Manage pets and livestock
  • Be prepared in case of power outages
  • Beware of damaged trees and power lines and take care when driving
  • Listen to the ABC radio or check www.ses.tas.gov.au for further advice
  • For flood and storm emergency assistance, contact the SES on 13 25 00

The next warning will be issued by 5pm Sunday.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Sunday: Severe weather warning

Bureau of Meteorology 
Tasmania

Severe Weather Warning
for damaging winds
for people in the Upper Derwent Valley, King Island, Western, Midlands, East Coast and South East forecast districts

Issued at 4:27pm on Saturday 14 May 2016.

Weather Situation

A front will cross Tasmania during Sunday morning, with a low to pass just to the south of the state during the day. Strong and gusty northwest to southwesterly winds are expected over western and southern Tasmania during Sunday afternoon and early evening.

DAMAGING WINDS around 60 km/h with peak gusts of 100 km/h are forecast for parts of the King Island, Western, Midlands, East Coast, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts during Sunday afternoon and early evening.

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

  • Supervise children closely
  • Secure outdoor items including furniture and play equipment
  • Check that family and neighbours are aware of warnings
  • Manage pets and livestock
  • Be prepared in case of power outages
  • Beware of damaged trees and power lines and take care when driving
  • Listen to the ABC radio or check www.ses.tas.gov.au for further advice
  • For flood and storm emergency assistance, contact the SES on 13 25 00

The next warning will be issued by 11pm Saturday.

Today's footy scores

SENIORS: New Norfolk 14.15 (99) d Hobart 14.11 (95)

RESERVES:  Hobart: 11.4 (70) d New Norfolk: 10.6 (66)

COLTS: Lindisfarne: 13.11 (89) d New Norfolk: 8.5 (53)

Friday, May 13, 2016

Community Market's 10th birthday

Derwent Valley Community Market

Sunday, May15, 2016

It’s our 10th Birthday!

10am-2pm

at Derwent Valley Community House

The Avenue, Willow Court, New Norfolk
(Market held on the third Sunday of every month)

Boost for three local businesses

THREE local business proposals were among 56 projects named as successful applicants to the Tasmania Jobs and Investment Fund today.  The $24 million joint Australian-Tasmanian government fund is hoped to generate 774 new jobs and $92.6 million in investment.

The headline project is The Agrarian Kitchen's proposal to develop an eatery, store and function area at Willow Court in New Norfolk. The business will receive $130,000 towards the $390,000 project which is expected to create 13 jobs.

B.G. and J.M. Barwick Pty Ltd of Granton will receive $144,334 for its $433,000 development of a used tyre shredding business at Bridgewater. This will involved the construction of a concrete tyre-holding bay and purchase of necessary equipment. Two and a half jobs will be created.

Stefano Lubiana Wines, also based at Granton, has been allocated $283,793 towards an $851,380 project in the Huon Valley. Four jobs are the anticipated outcome of the Lubiana family's proposal to redevelop a defunct winery and purchase vineyard equipment at Cradoc.

Competition for the so-called "Cadbury money" was said to have been strong, with 140 applications reportedly received. For every dollar granted to the successful applicants, they must contribute at least $2 of their own money. $16 million of they money had originally been promised to Cadburys for a long-since abandoned expansion of the visitor centre at its Cadbury factory.

Premier Will Hodgman said the fund had sparked a new atmosphere of optimism in the state. “It is particularly encouraging that all applicants were prepared to put a significant amount of their own funding towards the proposed projects,” Mr Hodgman said.


Footy preview - Round 7

Southern Football League match preview
Round 7 - Provided by SFL League Management

Hobart v New Norfolk at the TCA Ground, 2pm Saturday
THE Tigers had a big win against Cygnet last weekend and moved up to 3rd place on the ladder, while New Norfolk sits at 8th. The Tigers have played great games of football so far this season and coach Steve Woods says the team is really happy with its start to the year.

New Norfolk lost to Huonville last weekend, but won against Brighton the week before - for the team's first premiership points this season. The Eagles need to put their foot down in the midfield and win some contested ball to show just how good they can be and return to being the respected competitor they have been for so long in the SFL.

The Tigers also need to maintain their work ethic on field to lock in third spot on the ladder and maybe even advance to challenge the benchmark teams in Claremont and Lindisfarne. This game will be a good match to watch with both teams expected to give it their absolute everything.

Huonville v Brighton at Huonville, 2pm
Both teams are after big wins this weekend as they are both sitting next to each other on the ladder, but after Huonville’s convincing win over New Norfolk last weekend, the Lions are tipped to prevail again.

Sorell v Lindisfarne at Pembroke Park, 2pm
Sorell remains without a win this season and Lindisfarne remains undefeated, so both teams will be very keen for a win, Lindisfarne needing to maintain its position as the clear ladder leader and the Eagles needing a win to move themselves from their season of discontent so far.

Dodges Ferry v Claremont at Shark Park, 2pm
The reigning premiers are on their way to Shark Park to play off against Dodges Ferry. This will be a hotly contested match because both teams are after important wins to advance their position in the competition.

BYE: Cygnet

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Red Caps celebrate season 2015-16

Life members at the New Norfolk Cricket Club trophy night.
IT was one of the biggest attendances in years when 80 people turned out to the New Norfolk Cricket Club's annual dinner and trophy night at the New Norfolk District Football Clubrooms recently.on Saturday night.

Among the many highlights of the evening were the naming of the first grade bowling average trophy after the late Ashley Morgan, who was a great player, clubman and life member of the club.

Meanwhile Josh Walsh was awarded the Charlie Eiszele best clubman award for all his hard work with the juniors and for his help with the committee during the season.

The coaches for next season were also announced on the night. Todd Rusher was reappointed as senior coach, while Jason Rigby was named assistant coach and Seb Wishart was appointed to the position of development coach. Rigby and Wishart both come to the Red Caps from the St Virgil's Cricket Club, but Rigby has spent most of his career at the New Town Cricket Club. All three coaches will be looking to build on the 2015/16 season in which the club did very well in fielding three senior teams, two junior teams and also four T20 Blast teams.

The New Norfolk Cricket Club is in a sound position with a bright and exciting future. Well done to club president Jamie Hill and the officebearers and committee members on their efforts. Season 2016/17 should bring much success both on and off the field.
WADE GLEESON

New Norfolk Cricket Club trophy winners for 2015/16
Batting aggregate - 1st Grade: John Ferguson 557 (donated by Tammy Hill); 4th Grade: Leigh Berry 220 runs (donated by Rohan Heron); 6th Grade - Brad Kemmler 228 (donated by John Ferguson).
Batting average - 1st Grade: Joe McCulloch 37.75 (donated by NNDFC clubrooms); 4th Grade: Leigh Berry 44.00 (donated by Stewart and Sharyn Rice); 6th Grade: Blake Kemmler 31.75 (donated by Nathan Heron).
Bowling aggregate - 1st Grade: John Ferguson and Joe McCulloch 25 (donated by Graeme Rowlands); 4th Grade: Shannon Long 17 (donated by Ben Shaw); 6th Grade: Brad Kemmler 31 wickets (donated by Liahm O'Brien).
Bowling average - 1st Grade: Joe McCulloch 10.36 (donated by the Morgan Family); 4th Grade: Shannon Long 12.24 (donated by Jamie Hill); 6th Grade: Graeme Rowlands 12.07 (donated by H. and J. Hannibal).
Best all rounder/club champion - Lyn Harris Memorial Trophy: John Ferguson 874 points (donated by Daniel and Anita Vagg); 4th grade: Jamie Hill 438 points (donated by Ben Shaw); 6th Grade: Brad Kemmler 583 points (donated by Tas Fresh).
Most catches - 1st Grade: Harry Booth 11 (donated by Glenn and Robyn); 4th Grade: Jamie Hill 7 (donated by Stephen Nichols); 6th Grade: Brad Kemmler 9 (donated by Banjos New Norfolk).
Best fielder - 1st Grade: Aaron Drew 15 votes (donated by Video Ezy Claremont); 4th Grade: Jamie Hill 7 votes (donated by Daniel and Anita Vagg); 6th Grade: Trent Smith 8 votes (donated by Tas Fresh).
100s - 1st Grade: John Ferguson 122 v Wellington; 4th Grade: Adrian Eiszele 174 v Marquis Tigers (both donated by Banjos New Norfolk) 
5fas - 1st Grade:Joe McCulloch 5-13 (7.2) v Rokeby; 4th Grade: Shannon Long 6-20 (7.2) v Knights and Jake Wessing 5-35 (7.1) v Bagdad; 6th Grade: Graeme Rowlands 5-21 (8) v Old Beach (all donated by Craig Farrell MLC).
Other awards - Best first year player: Liahm O'Brien (donated by Clay and Raelene Kemmler); Coaches award: Josh Rowlands (donated by Todd Rusher); Duck award: Liahm O'Brien (donated by Damien Tubb); Charlie Eiszele Perpetual Trophy for best club person: -Josh Walsh (donated by Adrian Eiszele); Best Under 21: Mitch Rice 338 points (donated by Glen and Rachel Williams); Most improved- Lokki Dootson (donated by Leigh Berry); Encouragement award: Shayne Upton (donated by Josh Walsh).

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Wind warnings continue on Thursday

Updated Marine Wind Warning


Issued at 10pm on Wednesday 11 May 2016
for the period until midnight Thursday 12 May 2016.

Strong Wind Warning for the following areas: Derwent Estuary, Frederick Henry Bay and Norfolk Bay, Storm Bay and Upper East Coast

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

Wind Warnings for Thursday, May 12
Strong Wind Warning for the following areas: Derwent Estuary and Upper East 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 5am Thursday.

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

Pennyworth's turn in the limelight

Pennyworth in Burnett St was the latest New Norfolk location to be filmed in
connection with the upcoming ABC-TV comedy series Rosehaven. Filming
started earlier today and continued into the evening, when the long-standing
antiques and collectibles shop was lit-up against the night. 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Marine wind warnings

Marine Wind Warning


Issued at 10pm on Tuesday 10 May 2016
for the period until midnight Wednesday 11 May 2016.

Strong Wind Warning for the following areas: Derwent Estuary, Frederick Henry Bay and Norfolk Bay and Upper East Coast

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

Wind Warnings for Wednesday, May 11
Strong Wind Warning for the following areas: Derwent Estuary and Upper East 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 5am Wednesday.

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