Friday, September 30, 2016

Minor flood warning: third update

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology,
Tasmania

Minor Flood Warning for the River Derwent

Issued at 6:05pm on Friday 30 September 2016

Flood Warning Number: 3

Minor flooding is occurring in the Ouse River, in the Clyde River and in the lower River Derwent below Meadowbank dam.

Minor flooding expected to extend into the lower River Derwent around Macquarie Plains overnight Friday into Saturday morning.

Strong rises have been observed in several rivers overnight Thursday and during Friday.

In the 24 hours to 9am Friday, widespread rainfall totals of 30 to 50mm were reported about the Derwent catchment, with the highest total of 98mm at Interlaken. Rainfall totals of 15 to 25mm have been observed since 9am Friday.

Strong flows may be a hazard throughout the Derwent catchment for the next few days.

River Derwent above River Ouse:
River rises are expected in the upper reaches of the River Derwent above the River Ouse during Friday.

River Ouse:
Minor flooding is occurring along the River Ouse.

The River Ouse at Ashton is currently at 2.55 metres and rising. The River Ouse at Ashton is expected to remain above the minor flood level (2.40 m) overnight Friday into Saturday.

The River Ouse at Ouse is likely to remain above the minor flood level (4.00 m) Friday evening.

River Clyde:
Minor flooding is occurring along the River Clyde.

The River Clyde at Bothwell is currently at 2.67 metres and steady. The River Clyde at Bothwell is expected to remain above the minor flood level (2.00 m) overnight Friday into Saturday.

The River Clyde at Hamilton is expected to exceed the minor flood level (2.40 m) Friday evening.

River Derwent above Meadowbank Dam:
River rises are likely in the middle reaches of the River Derwent above Meadowbank Dam during Friday.

Tyenna River:
River rises have occurred in the Tyenna River during Friday and are now easing.

Styx River:
Minor flooding has eased at the Styx River at Bruces Bridge.

River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam:
Minor flooding is occurring along the River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam.

The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam is currently at 4.28 metres and rising. The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam is expected to peak between 5.50 and 5.80 metres overnight Friday into Saturday.

The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains is currently at 1.78 metres and rising. The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains is expected to exceed the minor flood level (4.00 m) overnight Friday into Saturday. The river level may peak between 4.30 and 4.60 metres Saturday morning.

River Derwent around New Norfolk:
Minor flooding may occur along the River Derwent around New Norfolk.

The River Derwent at New Norfolk is currently at 0.98 metres and rising. The River Derwent at New Norfolk may exceed the minor flood level (2.00 m) Saturday morning.

Flood Safety Advice:
  • FloodSafe advice is available at www.ses.tas.gov.au
  • Road closure information is available at www.police.tas.gov.au
  • For emergency assistance call the SES on telephone number 132 500.
  • For life threatening situations, call 000 immediately.

Next Issue:
The next warning will be issued by 9am on Saturday 01 October 2016.

Latest River Heights:

LocationHeight of River (m)TendencyDate/Time of Observation
River Derwent below Lake St Clair0.87Steady05:30 PM FRI 30/09/16
River Ouse at Ashton2.55Steady05:00 PM FRI 30/09/16
River Ouse at 3B Weir3.06Steady05:30 PM FRI 30/09/16
River Clyde at Bothwell2.67Steady04:00 PM FRI 30/09/16
River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam4.89Rising05:30 PM FRI 30/09/16
River Derwent at Macquarie Plains1.78Rising05:43 PM FRI 30/09/16
Tyenna River at Newbury1.15Steady04:15 PM FRI 30/09/16
Styx River at Bruces Bridge1.90Falling04:24 PM FRI 30/09/16
River Derwent at New Norfolk1.00Rising06:00 PM FRI 30/09/16

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 216. Warning, rainfall and river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/tas/flood. The latest weather forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/tas/forecasts.

Two weather warnings remain

THE severe weather warning for the Upper Derwent Valley has now been cancelled but a road weather alert and sheep graziers warning remain in force. Take care out there.

Water over roads

POLICE are urging caution on roads throughout the state during the current wet and windy weather conditions.

For anyone driving towards New Norfolk, there is a large amount of water pooling on the left-hand lane of the Lyell Hwy overtaking area at Murphys Flat.

Updated Friday, 30 September 2016 - 10:04 am

Local Roads – Use Caution (Water Over Road)

Brooker Highway, Granton

Glenora Road, Bushy Park

Lyell Highway, New Norfolk

Lyell Highway, Rosegarland (small land slide)

Lyell Highway, New Norfolk to Granton 



Derwent flood warning update

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania

Minor Flood Warning for the River Derwent

Issued at 10:08 am on Friday 30 September 2016

Flood Warning Number: 2
Minor flooding may develop in the Ouse, Clyde and lower River Derwent during Friday. Strong rises have been observed in several rivers overnight Thursday.
In the 24 hours to 9AM Friday, widespread rainfall totals of 30 to 50mm were reported about the Derwent catchment, with the highest total of 98mm at Interlaken. Rainfall totals of 10 to 30mm are forecast for the lower Derwent catchment for the remainder of Friday, with higher totals possible about elevated areas. 
Strong flows may be a hazard throughout the Derwent catchment for the next few days.

River Derwent above River Ouse:

River rises are expected in the upper reaches of the River Derwent above the River Ouse during Friday.


River Ouse:

Minor flooding may occur along the River Ouse.
The River Ouse at Ashton may exceed the minor flood level (2.40 m) Friday afternoon.
The River Ouse at Ouse may exceed the minor flood level (4.00 m) Friday afternoon.


River Clyde:

Minor flooding is likely along the River Clyde.
The River Clyde at Bothwell is currently at 1.50 metres and steady. The River Clyde at Bothwell is likely to exceed the minor flood level (2.00 m) Friday afternoon.
The River Clyde at Hamilton may exceed the minor flood level (2.40 m) Saturday afternoon.

River Derwent above Meadowbank Dam:

River rises are likely in the middle reaches of the River Derwent above Meadowbank Dam during Friday.


Tyenna River:

River rises are likely to occur in the Tyenna River during Friday.


Styx River:

River rises are likely in the Styx River during Friday.

River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam:

Minor flooding is likely along the River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam.
The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam is currently at 2.48 metres and steady. The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam is likely to exceed the minor flood level (4.10 m) Friday afternoon. The river level may peak between 5.00 and 5.30 metres Saturday morning.
The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains is likely to exceed the minor flood level (4.00 m) during Saturday. The river level may peak between 3.90 and 4.20 metres Saturday morning.

River Derwent around New Norfolk:

Minor flooding may occur along the River Derwent around New Norfolk.
The River Derwent at New Norfolk is currently at 1.10 metres and rising. The River Derwent at New Norfolk may reach the minor flood level (2.00 m) Saturday afternoon.

Flood Safety Advice:

FloodSafe advice is available at www.ses.tas.gov.au
Road closure information is available at www.police.tas.gov.au
For emergency assistance call the SES on telephone number 132 500
For life threatening situations, call 000 immediately.


Next Issue:

The next warning will be issued by 5pm on Friday 30 September 2016.

Latest River Heights:

LocationHeight of River (m)TendencyDate/Time of Observation
River Derwent below Lake St Clair0.74Steady10:30 PM THU 29/09/16
River Ouse at Ashton1.51Rising09:00 AM FRI 30/09/16
River Ouse at 3B Weir0.98Rising09:30 AM FRI 30/09/16
River Clyde at Bothwell1.50Steady08:00 AM FRI 30/09/16
River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam2.48Steady09:30 AM FRI 30/09/16
River Derwent at Macquarie Plains1.35Rising09:33 AM FRI 30/09/16
Tyenna River at Newbury0.98Rising08:15 AM FRI 30/09/16
Styx River at Bruces Bridge1.55Steady07:34 AM FRI 30/09/16
River Derwent at New Norfolk1.10Steady09:58 AM FRI 30/09/16

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 216. Warning, rainfall and river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/tas/flood. The latest weather forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/tas/forecasts.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Multiple warrnings: wild weather ahead

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THE Bureau of Meteorology has updated several weather warnings impacting on the Derwent Valley tonight and tomorrow.

  • Severe weather warning for damaging winds and heavy rainfall
  • Road weather alert for dangerous driving conditions
  • Sheep graziers warning

A minor flood warning is also in place for rivers in the Derwent system.

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmanian Regional Office

TOP PRIORITY

SEVERE WEATHER WARNING

for DAMAGING WINDS and HEAVY RAINFALL

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

Issued at 9:55pm Thursday, 29 September 2016.

Weather Situation
A trough currently lies over Tasmania from St Helens to Low Rocky Point. A small but deep low associated with this trough is expected to form near the east coast later this evening and will slowly move southwards along the coast overnight tonight and Friday morning. Damaging northeasterly wind gusts and heavy rainfall are expected to occur on the southern side of the trough and low. The trough is expected to stall near a line from Bicheno to Low Rocky Point around midnight, then slowly track southwards again around sunrise tomorrow.

DAMAGING NORTHEASTERLY WINDS averaging 60 to 70 km/h, with peak gusts of 90 to 100 km/h are expected about the east, and the southeast coastal fringes. Winds will tend more easterly overnight then contract to the far south by around midday Friday.
Winds are also expected to bring northeasterly swells up to 5 metres to the east coast.

HEAVY RAIN which may lead to FLASH FLOODING is forecast in the east this evening and is expected to move over the southeast early on Friday morning just before sunrise, contracting to the far south around midday.
24 hour rainfall totals of 60 to 80mm are possible about the east and southeast, with in excess of 100 mm possible about elevated areas, however rainfall is heavily dependant on the exact position of the low and that is very uncertain at this stage.
Rivulets around Hobart (and elsewhere in the east and southeast) may rise rapidly Friday morning and afternoon.
Currently, the heaviest rain is in the east and northeast. Rain in the remainder of the north will mostly clear this evening.
Locations which may be affected include Hobart, St Helens, Swansea, New Norfolk, Geeveston and Dover.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Supervise children closely.
* Check that family and neighbours are aware of warnings.
* Manage pets and livestock.
* Secure outdoor items including furniture and play equipment.
* Be prepared in case of power outages.
* Beware of damaged trees and power lines and take care when driving.
* Clear drains and gutters on premises prior to severe weather arriving.
* Do not walk, ride or drive through flood waters.
* Listen to the ABC radio or check www.ses.tas.gov.au for further advice.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132500.

The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 5am Friday.


Road Weather Alert

for Upper Derwent Valley, North East, Midlands, East Coast and South East forecast districts

Issued at 10:04pm on Thursday 29 September 2016.

Reduced visibility and possible water over roads in heavy rain will make road conditions dangerous during Thursday evening and Friday in parts of the North East, Midlands, East Coast, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts.

The road weather alert for the North West Coast, Central North and Central Plateau forecast districts has been cancelled, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further alerts will be issued if necessary.

For information on any road closures, please contact your local council or the Police.

The next alert will be issued by 5am Friday.



Warning to Sheep Graziers

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

Issued at 10:04pm on Thursday 29 September 2016.

Sheep graziers are warned that cold temperatures, heavy rain and showers and strong easterly winds are expected during Thursday evening and Friday. Areas likely to be affected include the Midlands, East Coast and South East forecast districts and parts of the North East and Upper Derwent Valley forecast districts. There is a risk of losses of lambs and sheep exposed to these conditions.

The Warning to Sheep Graziers for the Furneaux Islands, North West Coast and Central North forecast districts has been cancelled.

The next warning will be issued by 5am Friday.


Derwent Valley severe weather warning

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmanian Regional Office

TOP PRIORITY


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING

for DAMAGING WINDS and HEAVY RAINFALL

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

Issued at 7:57 pm Thursday, 29 September 2016.


Weather Situation
A trough currently lies over Tasmania from Eddystone Point (larapuna) to Strahan. A small but deep low associated with this trough is expected to form near the east coast later this evening and will slowly move southwards along the coast overnight tonight and Friday morning. Damaging northeasterly wind gusts and heavy rainfall are expected to occur on the southern side of the trough and low. The trough is expected to stall near a line from Bicheno to Low Rocky Point around midnight, then slowly track southwards again around sunrise tomorrow.

DAMAGING NORTHEASTERLY WINDS averaging 60 to 70 km/h, with peak gusts of 90 to 100 km/h are expected about the east, and the southeast coastal fringes. Winds will tend more easterly overnight then contract to the far south by around midday Friday.

Winds are also expected to bring northeasterly swells up to 5 metres to the east coast.

HEAVY RAIN which may lead to FLASH FLOODING is forecast in the east this evening and is expected to move over the southeast Friday morning around sunrise, contracting to the far south around midday. 

24 hour rainfall totals of 60 to 80mm are possible about the east and southeast, with in excess of 100 mm possible about elevated areas, however rainfall is heavily dependant on the exact position of the low and that is very uncertain at this stage.

Rivulets around Hobart (and elsewhere in the east and southeast) may rise rapidly Friday morning and afternoon.

Currently, the heaviest rain is in the northeast. Rain in the remainder of the north has begun to ease and will mostly clear this evening.

Locations which may be affected include Hobart, St Helens, Swansea, New Norfolk, Geeveston and Dover. 

Severe weather is no longer occurring in the Furneaux Islands, North West Coast, Central North and Central Plateau districts and the warning for these districts is CANCELLED.

Since 9am, the highest reported rainfall has been 86mm at Fisher River, followed by 84mm at Mount Victoria. Sheffield has had 61mm.

The strongest gust recorded in the last 12 hours was 113 k/hr at Tasman Island. Maria Island reported a gust of 94 k/hr this afternoon.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should: 
* Supervise children closely. 
* Check that family and neighbours are aware of warnings. 
* Manage pets and livestock. 
* Secure outdoor items including furniture and play equipment. 
* Be prepared in case of power outages. 
* Beware of damaged trees and power lines and take care when driving. 
* Clear drains and gutters on premises prior to severe weather arriving. 
* Do not walk, ride or drive through flood waters. 
* Listen to the ABC radio or check www.ses.tas.gov.au for further advice. 
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132500. 

The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 11pm Thursday.

Road weather alert

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Tasmania

Road Weather Alert for Tasmania
for North West Coast, Central North, North East, Central Plateau, Midlands, East Coast, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts

Issued at 4pm on Thursday 29 September 2016.


Reduced visibility and possible water over roads in heavy rain will make road conditions dangerous during Thursday and Friday in parts of the North West Coast, Central North, North East, Central Plateau, Midlands, East Coast, 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 Thursday.

Minor flood warning for Derwent system

Bureau of Meteorology, 
Tasmania

Initial Minor Flood Warning for the River Derwent

Issued at 4:35pm on Thursday 29 September 2016

Flood Warning Number: 1
Minor flooding may develop in the Ouse, Clyde and lower River Derwent during Friday.
Rainfall totals of 20 to 30mm at forecast for the lower Derwent catchment for the remainder of Thursday into Friday, with higher totals possible about elevated areas. 
Strong flows may be a hazard throughout the Derwent catchment for the next few days.

River Derwent above River Ouse:

River rises are expected in the upper reaches of the River Derwent above the River Ouse during Friday.

River Ouse:

Minor flooding may occur along the River Ouse.
The River Ouse at Ashton may exceed the minor flood level (2.40 m) Friday morning.
The River Ouse at Ouse may exceed the minor flood level (4.00 m) Friday morning.

River Clyde:

Minor flooding is likely along the River Clyde.
The River Clyde at Bothwell is currently at 1.02 metres and steady. The River Clyde at Bothwell is likely to exceed the minor flood level (2.00 m) early Friday morning.
The River Clyde at Hamilton may exceed the minor flood level (2.40 m) during Friday.

River Derwent above Meadowbank Dam:

River rises are likely in the middle reaches of the River Derwent above Meadowbank Dam during Friday.


Tyenna River:

River rises are likely to occur in the Tyenna River during Friday.

Styx River:

River rises are likely in the Styx River during Friday.

River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam:

Minor flooding may occur along the River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam.
The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam is currently at 1.30 metres and steady. The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam may exceed the minor flood level (4.10 m) Friday morning.
The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains may exceed the minor flood level (4.00 m) during Friday.

River Derwent around New Norfolk:

Minor flooding may occur along the River Derwent around New Norfolk.
The River Derwent at New Norfolk is currently at 0.75 metres and rising. The River Derwent at New Norfolk may reach the minor flood level (2.00 m) during Saturday.

Flood Safety Advice:

FloodSafe advice is available at www.ses.tas.gov.au
Road closure information is available at www.police.tas.gov.au
For emergency assistance call the SES on telephone number 132 500
For life threatening situations, call 000 immediately.

Next Issue:

The next warning will be issued by 10am on Friday 30 September 2016.

Latest River Heights:

LocationHeight of River (m)TendencyDate/Time of Observation
River Derwent below Lake St Clair0.73Steady03:30 PM THU 29/09/16
River Ouse at Ashton0.58Steady03:30 PM THU 29/09/16
River Ouse at 3B Weir0.68Steady04:00 PM THU 29/09/16
River Clyde at Bothwell1.02Steady04:00 PM THU 29/09/16
River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam1.31Steady04:00 PM THU 29/09/16
River Derwent at Macquarie Plains0.93Steady03:34 PM THU 29/09/16
Tyenna River at Newbury0.41Steady04:15 PM THU 29/09/16
Styx River at Bruces Bridge0.80Steady02:04 PM THU 29/09/16
River Derwent at New Norfolk0.75Rising04:20 PM THU 29/09/16

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 216. Warning, rainfall and river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/tas/flood. The latest weather forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/tas/forecasts.

Sheep graziers warning

Bureau of Meteorology

Tasmania

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

Issued at 4:02pm on Thursday 29 September 2016.


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

The next warning will be issued by 11pm Thursday.

Flood watch for all rivers

Bureau of Meteorology Tasmania


This Flood Watch is a "heads up" for possible future flooding and is NOT a Flood Warning.

FLOOD WATCH FOR ALL TASMANIAN RIVER BASINS

Issued at 10:34am on Thursday 29 September 2016

By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

The flood watch has been extended to include all Tasmanian river basins.

A deep, complex low pressure system to the west of Tasmania is approaching and is expected to move slowly over the State during Thursday and Friday.

Heavy rain is possible across the north, northeast and east of the State from early Thursday morning to Friday morning. Rainfall totals of 60 to 80mm are likely across the north and east, with totals greater than 100mm possible about elevated areas.

In the south of the State, rainfall totals of 20 to 30mm are likely during Thursday. This will be followed by 30 to 60mm of rain during Friday, with isolated totals of 90mm possible about elevated areas.

Catchments throughout the State are saturated after significant rainfall in recent months.

Minor to moderate flooding may develop in some catchments across the State from late Thursday onwards. Moderate flood warnings are current for the South Esk and Macquarie River basins. Further catchment specific warnings will be issued if and when required.

Strong and dangerous flows are likely in small creeks and low lying areas in locations receiving heavy rainfall throughout the State during Thursday and Friday.

Note: This Flood Watch is a "heads up" for possible future flooding and is NOT a Flood Warning. The Bureau of Meteorology does not provide a flood warning service for all of the catchments covered by this flood watch.

FloodSafe advice is available at www.ses.tas.gov.au

Road closure information is available at www.police.tas.gov.au

For emergency assistance call the SES on telephone number 132 500.

For life threatening situations, call 000 immediately.

Weather Forecast:

Thursday: Rain, mainly about the north and east with possible heavy falls.

Friday: Rain tending to showers about the south during the morning. Clearing in the north by the evening.

Next Issue:

The next flood watch will be issued by 4pm Thursday 29 September 2016.

For the latest rainfall and river level information see

www.bom.gov.au/tas/flood

Monday, September 19, 2016

More than $3m in lost super in the Valley

WITH new figures revealing $11.7 billion is sitting in lost superannuation accounts throughout Australia, the tax office is encouraging people to reconnect with their super.

The Australian Tax Office has released its latest "lost and unclaimed super" data which reveals there is more than $3 million in lost super waiting to be claimed by residents of the 7140 and 7139 postcodes. Additional funds are likely to be found in those parts of the Derwent Valley in the 7030 postcode.

  • 7140: 219 lost super accounts totalling $2,986,022.62
  • 7139: 1 lost super account totalling $190,724.36

“This figure is just a small slice of the lost super across Australia,” ATO deputy commissioner James O'Halloran said. “One of our key goals is to reunite individuals with their super and in the past financial year $2.5 billion has been consolidated into active super accounts,” he said.

“A lot of people who worked casually while they were studying or worked multiple part-time jobs find super they had completely forgotten about. Forty-three percent of individuals have multiple super accounts and while some people purposefully maintain a number of accounts, a lot of Australians are unaware their hard earned super is unnecessarily being eroded away by fees.”

Mr O’Halloran said super is considered "lost" when a fund is unable to contact the individual and hasn’t received a contribution to an account for five years. “Members often lose contact with their super funds when they change jobs, move house, or forget to update their details.

“We know that when it comes to big life events, updating your details with your super fund is one of the last things on your mind. One thing you can do is make sure your super fund has your tax file number. It helps us reunite you with your super down the track,” he said.

“You might choose to keep multiple accounts, but to save on fees and charges consider consolidating your multiple super accounts online into the one you prefer. All small lost member accounts with balances of $4000 or less are transferred to the ATO and become what is called ‘unclaimed super’. Just like lost super, unclaimed and other ATO-held super can be claimed at any time.”

Mr O’Halloran said the ATO was working hard to make it easier for Australians to find their super and has seen excellent results. “Unlike missing car keys, lost super isn’t hard to find. Over the past couple of years, we have made a lot of changes to our online services that make finding and consolidating your super simpler than ever."

To look for lost and unclaimed super, visit www.ato.gov.au/checkyoursuper

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Blair Wardlaw is the Eagles' best for 2016

Blair Wardlaw
HARD-WORKING onballer Blair Wardlaw has been named the New Norfolk District Football Club's senior best-and-fairest player for 2016. Wardlaw has really stepped up this season and took out the prestigious Les Hepper Medal by just one vote from four-time winner Michael Thompson.

Senior coach Matthew Smith was full of praise for Wardlaw, describing him as a talented hard worker. "Blair has put in a big pre-season and trained every night this season and his efforts have paid off," Smith said during the presentations at the clubrooms last Sunday.

In the Reserves division, backman Corey Ransley with 63 votes took out the Roydon Howard Medal by four votes from Tom Bligh. Returning to football after three seasons off, Ransley played a pivotal roll down back for the Eagles in a consistent effort all season.

Brin Tomlin
In the Colts' contest for the J.H. Dixon Medal, Brin Tomlin polled 39 votes to win his first best and fairest award. Having missed the first four matches of the season due to a broken toe and another game during the season, Tomlin did exceptionally well to take out the award, finishing two votes clear of last years Under 16's winner Zac Triffett on 37 votes.

There was a large attendance for the medal counts and it wasn't just the players, with of the club's faithful supporters present. IT was a day of very close calls, With all three divisions closely contested from start to finish, the winners were not known until the final votes were called.

With the signatures of coach Matthew Smith and some former players already on the dotted line, season 2017 is shaping to be good one.
WADE GLEESON

Best and Fairest votes

SENIORS: Blair Wardlaw 43 votes (winner), Michael Thompson 42, Jacob Wigg, Rohan Heron, Nic Clayton, Ben Lovell, Nathan Eiszele, Jon Murray, Shane Bonnitcha, Luke Joseph, Nathan Lester, Robert Thompson 8, Jordan Gunther 6, Mitchell Rainbird 6, Clinton Curtain 5, Brandon King 4, Ashley Burgess 3, Tyson Eiszele 3, Jake King 2, Joshua Van-Lierop 2, Kyle Hansen 2 and Tristan Triffitt 2.

RESERVES: Corey Ransley 63 votes (winner), Tom Bligh 59, Andrew Minchin, Tristan Triffett 22, Jackson Ackerly 21, Todd Jarvis 12, Damian Triffett 11, Aaron Triffett 11, Kyle Walker 10, Trent Duggan 9, Darcy Triffett 9, Matthew Jones 8, Christian Miles 7, Jesse Wallner 7, Zac Clayton 3, Josh Walsh 3, Brayden Withers 3, Tyler Purdon 3, Lucas Harris 3, Joseph Papera 3, Joshua Van-Lierop 2, Nicholas Coy 2, Jamie Hill 2, Dean King 2, Nicholas Santi 1, Conlan Balmer 1, Josh Kelly 1 and Jack Taylor-Evans 1.

COLTS (Under 18s); Brin Tomlin 39 votes (winner), Zac Triffett 37 votes, Jaidyn Fisher-Cooley 35, Tyler Heron 33, Zac Crosswell 30, Rowan Thomason 20, Jack Evans 17, Shayne Upton 12, Dylan Keleher 12, Luke Crosswell 12, Jake Campbell 11, Dylan Morgan 10, Austin York 9, Billy Pauly 8, Joshua Ransley 8, Joshua Russell 7, Jake Bearman 6, Dylan Coppleman 6, Dakoda Smith 4, James Graham 4, Brodie Wilton 3 and Brandon Higgins 1.

Irene Howard presents the Reserves best and
fairest trophy to Corey Ransley.
Trophy winners
SENIORS - Les Hepper Medal (Best & Fairest): Blair Wardlaw;  Best & Fairest Runner-up: Michael Thompson; Most Improved: Jordan Gunther; Coaches Award: Nathan Eiszele; Most Consistent: Rohan Heron; Best Clubman: Ben Lovell; Boy Wilton Best Backman Award: Jordan Gunther; Lyn Harris Memorial - Best Backman: Jacob Wigg; Betty Crosswell Rising Star Award: Tyson Eiszele; Leading Goal Kicker: Michael Thompson.

RESERVES - Roydon Howard Medal (Best & Fairest): Corey Ransley; Best & Fairest Runner-up: Tom Bligh 59; Most Improved: Aaron Triffitt; Coaches Award: Luke Wheeler; Most Consistent: Tom Bligh; Best Clubman: Ricky Jackson; Boy Wilton Best Backman Award: Corey Ransley; Leading Goal Kicker: Jesse Wallner.

COLTS (Under 18s) - J.H. Dixon Medal (Best & Fairest): Brin Tomlin; Best & Fairest Runner-up: Zac Triffett; Most Improved: Rowan Thomason; Coaches Award: Austin York; Most Consistent: Jaidyn Fisher-Cooley; Best Clubman: Shayne Upton; Boy Wilton Best Backman Award: Luke Crosswell; Leading Goal Kicker: Joshua Russell; Taylor Lacey Memorial: Dylan Coppleman.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Severe weather warning cancelled

Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmanian Regional Office



CANCELLATION SEVERE WEATHER WARNING

Issued at 1:18 pm Thursday, 15 September 2016.


Severe weather is no longer occurring in Tasmania.

The immediate threat of severe weather has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.

The State Emergency Service advises 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 emergency assistance contact the SES on 132500. 

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 216

Severe weather warning updated

Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmanian Regional Office


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING

for HEAVY RAINFALL

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

Issued at 9:59am Thursday, 15 September 2016.


Weather Situation

A rain band over Tasmania will bring heavy rain to parts of eastern Tasmania this morning. A low near the east coast of Tasmania will move away to the east this afternoon.

HEAVY RAIN which may lead to FLASH FLOODING is forecast for the East Coast south of Swansea and inland forecast districts until around midday.

Further rainfall totals of 20mm to 40mm are expected between Swansea and Bruny Island, with higher totals of 60mm to 80mm possible about elevated areas.

24 hour rainfall totals to 9am include 55mm at Gray, 50mm on Mt Wellington, 48mm at Nugent and Mt Victoria, and 47mm Triabunna.

Locations which may be affected include Oatlands, Swansea, Orford, New Norfolk, Bothwell and Hobart. 

The State Emergency Service advises that people should: 
* Supervise children closely. 
* Check that family and neighbours are aware of warnings. 
* Manage pets and livestock. 
* Clear drains and gutters on premises prior to severe weather arriving. 
* Do not walk, ride or drive through flood waters. 
* Be prepared in case of power outages. 
* Listen to the ABC radio or check www.ses.tas.gov.au for further advice. 
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132500. 

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

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 216.



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Road weather alert

Bureau of Meteorology

Tasmania

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

Issued at 9:02am on Thursday 15 September 2016.


Reduced visibility in heavy rain and water over roads will make road conditions dangerous during Thursday in parts of the Central Plateau, Midlands, East Coast, 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 5pm Thursday.

Severe weather warning - heavy rain

Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmanian Regional Office

SEVERE WEATHER WARNING

for HEAVY RAINFALL

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

Issued at 8:09am Thursday, 15 September 2016.

A rain band over Tasmania will bring heavy rain to parts of eastern Tasmania this morning. A low near the east coast of Tasmania will move away to the east this afternoon.

HEAVY RAIN which may lead to FLASH FLOODING is forecast for the East Coast south of Swansea and inland forecast districts until around midday.

Further rainfall totals of 20mm to 40mm are expected between Swansea and Bruny Island, with higher totals of 60mm to 80mm possible about elevated areas.

Current totals since 9am include 55mm at Gray, 48mm Mt Victoria, 44mm Mt Wellington, 38mm Friendly Beaches and 37mm at St Helens.

Locations which may be affected include Oatlands, Swansea, Orford, New Norfolk, Bothwell and Hobart. 

The State Emergency Service advises that people should: 
* Supervise children closely. 
* Check that family and neighbours are aware of warnings. 
* Manage pets and livestock. 
* Clear drains and gutters on premises prior to severe weather arriving. 
* Do not walk, ride or drive through flood waters. 
* Be prepared in case of power outages. 
* Listen to the ABC radio or check www.ses.tas.gov.au for further advice. 
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132500. 

The next warning is due to be issued by 2:10 pm.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Community market this Sunday

Derwent Valley
Community Market

Sunday, September 18, 2016

10am-2pm

at Derwent Valley Community House

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

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

BreastScreen bus in New Norfolk this month

THE BreastScreen Tasmania Mobile Unit is visiting New Norfolk until September 29. The free service gives women aged over 40 the opportunity to make an appointment for a mammogram which can detect cancer in its early stages.

Local resident Shellee Cook said everyone should use the service while it’s here. “I’m a breast cancer survivor and I’m only 44, I always thought you waited until you were 50 before you start having mammograms, that’s so not true," Shellee said.

Derwent Valley Council and Corumbene Care, both major employers in the area, are providing flexible working arrangements to allow staff to make appointments to attend the BreastScreen Mobile Unit during its visit to New Norfolk.

“As the second largest employer in the Derwent Valley, Corumbene Care has a large portion of its workforce who are female," chief executive Damien Jacobs said. "Corumbene fully supports the scheduling of this service and as a local Employer of Choice proactively supports employee and volunteer health and wellbeing," he said.

Statistics from BreastScreen Tasmania show that one in eight Tasmanian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some stage of their life. “

Derwent Valley Council general manager Greg Winton said this was the first time that women in the area had been able to access to the Breastscreen bus. "Council is pleased to show its support for the service and to staff by providing time for staff to attend appointments with the service," Mr Winton said.

Ms Cook urged women in the Derwent Valley to take advantage of the service, saying that the screening could pick up event the smallest of lumps. “The quicker you find something, the better your chances are of a great result,” she said.

The BreastScreen Tasmania Mobile Unit will be available at the car park adjacent to the library in Charles St, New Norfolk. Appointments can be made by calling 132 050.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Eagles out of the SFL finals

Southern Football League finals - Week 2
Match report provided by SFL League Management

Claremont 20.15 (135) defeated New Norfolk 12.12 (84)

The reigning premiers came out on top in the First Semi-Final on Saturday after a heated battle between these two teams. The Eagles are now out of the competition for the 2016 season after the Magpies soared through with a 51-point win. Claremont moves forward to play Cygnet in the Preliminary Final at North Hobart on Sunday.

The pressure was on in the 2015 Grand Final rematch as both teams were playing to keep their fortunes alive in the 2016 season. The first term was relatively even. When the Eagles kicked a goal it didn’t take long for the Magpies to score one either. New Norfolk managed to finish the quarter one goal up.

In the second term both teams were on fire. The Magpies managed to score an eight-goal haul and while the Eagles tried to fight back they only scored four. This effort gave the Magpies some more control over the match and left them 10 points ahead by half-time.

After the break the pressure was back on as New Norfolk slowly took control of the game. The Eagles had most of the ball but just couldn’t make it show on the scoreboard. By the end of the third quarter the Eagles sat 11 points ahead and there was only one term left to decide who was going forward into the 2016 Preliminary Final.

The Magpies played a phenomenal fourth quarter; they managed a 10-goal haul compared to only two points kicked by the Eagles. It was a tight first three quarters but the Magpies came out and absolutely soared through the final term and the Eagles didn’t stand a chance.

For the Magpies, Jake Gillie and Martyn Allison led the pack with four goals each, followed by Sean Salter and Jack Crossin with three each, and the 2015 William Leitch Medallist Nathan Brown finished with two. On the Eagles scoresheet, Ben Lovell and Michael Thompson scored three each, and Blair Wardlaw scored two.

SFL president Madeleine Ogilvie MHA was in the crowd and she was impressed with the strong crowd at the game.  “It was a close contest and whilst there was no rain, the breeze provided some kicking challenges for the boys. The Claremont supporters were in good form, and it was great to see the mayor of New Norfolk (sic) there to cheer his team along too.”

The results from this match have moved the Magpies onwards for a Qualifying Final re-match to play against Cygnet this weekend in the Preliminary Final at North Hobart, while, unfortunately, New Norfolk’s season is over for 2016.

In both the Reserves and the Under 18s Second Semi-Final matches the Magpies have gone straight through to the grand final after beating the Two Blues and Southern Storm respectively in those competition match ups.

Lindisfarne 20.21 (141) defeated Cygnet 8.10 (58)

Cygnet’s rich vein of form came to end as the Two Blues raced away and secured a huge 83-point win moving them straight through to the Grand Final at North Hobart on Saturday, September 24.

The Two Blues lost against the Magpies in the Reserves and Brighton in the Under 18s. In the Under 18s they’re now out of the competition, but they still have a chance to play off in the Grand Final for the Reserves.

Tuesday frost warning

Bureau of Meteorology

Tasmania

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

Issued at 10:59am on Monday 12 September 2016


Frosts with temperatures down to -1 degree are forecast for Tuesday morning in parts of the Midlands, 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.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Thursday, September 8, 2016

New Norfolk v Claremont in first semi-final

Southern Football League finals preview - Week 2
Provided by SFL League Management


Claremont v New Norfolk at Abbotsfield Park, 2.30pm Saturday
After a loss last weekend the reigning premiers must reset for the make-or-break in the first semi-final against the Eagles. It’s hard to tell how this game will go but the pressure is definitely on for both teams as they meet for another replay of the 2015 grand final.

New Norfolk is known as Claremont's arch-rival and it will be a thriller of a match to watch as we wait to see if it will end with a result matching last year’s grand final or if the Eagles will come out on top and move on towards another grand final appearance.

Both teams have put in an exceptional amount of effort this season to get to where they are and the Magpies finished much closer to the top of the ladder than the Eagles. But none of that matters as we head into the finals where every kick counts in a cut-throat semi-final clash.

Lindisfarne v Cygnet at Anzac Park, 2pm Saturday
The Two Blues had last weekend off as a reward for finishing at the top of the ladder, but they must be a little nervous going into this weekend’s match against Cygnet.

The Two Blues have had a great season this year, they managed to stay undefeated until the final round when the reigning premiers defeated them by a slim margin. Expectations are high this week as they have the opportunity to redeem themselves and push through to the grand final or take the more treacherous road and face off in a preliminary final game next week.

Cygnet played a great game last weekend with a convincing win over the Magpies. It has a powerful forward line that is nearly impossible to beat at their best. The pressure is on for both teams, as the winner of this match will secure a spot in the grand final, while the other team will meet the winner of the Claremont v New Norfolk match next week.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

NNDFC best and fairest count this Sunday

THE New Norfolk District Football Club will hold its Best and Fairest count and trophy presentations this Sunday at the football clubrooms in Back River Rd.

The Les Hepper Medal (Seniors), Roydon Howard Medal (Reserves) and the J.H. Dixon Medal (Colts) are all promised to be very close.

Everyone is welcome to attend, with the event starting at 11.30am with the Under 18s count, followed by the Reserves and Seniors. There will be a free barbecue cooked by the players.