Monday, January 30, 2017

Young cricketers had a blast

Derwent Valley T20 Blast cricketers Ruby Rainbird, left, Caitlin Shaw, Lucy
Gleeson, Amber Rainbird, Emily Shaw and Bobby Nossiter (absent) were chosen
to participate in junior development activities before the women's Big Bash match
at Bellerive Oval last Friday week.

Windy weather warning cancelled

Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmanian Regional Office


Severe weather is no longer occurring in the Furneaux Islands, Western, Upper Derwent Valley, South East, North West Coast, Central North and Central Plateau districts and the warning for these districts is CANCELLED.


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING

for DAMAGING WINDS

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

Issued at 10:46 am Monday, 30 January 2017.

DAMAGING WINDS FOR EAST TASMANIA THIS AFTERNOON

Weather Situation
A fast moving cold front will cross Tasmania this afternoon, with fresh to strong and gusty northwesterly winds developing ahead of the front.

DAMAGING NORTHWESTERLY WINDS, averaging 40 to 60 km/h with peak gusts of around 90 to 100 km/h are possible over Eastern Tasmania, mainly over elevated areas. Damaging winds are expected to ease south of Bicheno by about 3pm, then clear the state late this afternoon.

Winds over the remainder of Tasmania are no longer expected to be damaging, but are still expected to become fresh and gusty early this afternoon.

Locations which may be affected include St Helens, Swansea, Bicheno, Orford, Fingal and Scamander. 

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. 
* 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 5pm Monday.

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

Damaging winds expected today

Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmanian Regional Office


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING

for DAMAGING WINDS

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

Issued at 5am Monday, 30 January 2017.


Weather Situation
A fast moving cold front currently will cross Tasmania this afternoon, with fresh to strong and gusty northwesterly winds developing ahead of the front.

DAMAGING NORTHWESTERLY WINDS, averaging 40 to 60 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 100 km/h are possible over all of Tasmania, except for the north and west coasts and King Island, from late this morning.

Winds are expected to ease later this afternoon as the cold front clears the state.

Locations which may be affected include Launceston, St Helens, Swansea, New Norfolk, Hobart 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. 
* 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 11am Monday.

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

Sunday, January 29, 2017

2017 Australia Day fun run results

Winners and placegetters of the Australia Day Fun Run and Walk
at New Norfolk.
MORE than 200 entrants contested the two events in the Australia Day Fun Run and Walk at New Norfolk on Thursday.

The 3.8km fun run and a 700m children's sprint were conducted by the Tasmanian Road Runners for the first time and local officials spoke highly of their organisational abilities.

The Tasmanian Road Runners have provided the following results:

3.8km fun run and walk
  1. Alex Humphrey 13.12 (1st male)
  2. Daniel Clarke 13.15 (2nd male)
  3. Damon Court 13.56 (3rd male)
  4. Damon Nichols 14.15
  5. David Bailey 14.23
  6. Anthony Baines 14.53
  7. Bevan Harman 15.13
  8. Olly Mundy-Castle 15.25
  9. Gabby Wilson 15.33 (1st female)
  10. Cody Morgan 15.38
  11. Oliver Haigh 15.52
  12. Andrew Law 15.54
  13. Naomi Balmer 15.55 (2nd Female)
  14. Hugh Fletcher 15.58
  15. Alvin Johns 16
  16. Grant Mannix 16.05
  17. Jamie McConnon 16.08
  18. Jaiden Fisher-Cooley 16.16
  19. Dylan Morgan 16.31
  20. Dean Giblin 16.32
  21. Stewart Hardie 16.35
  22. Fergus Fletcher 16.55
  23. Lynsey Maher 16.56 (3rd female)
  24. Chloe Eiszele 17.05
  25. Sarah Holmstrom 17.14
  26. James Horne 17.24
  27. Rowan Thomason 17.43
  28. Sam Eiszele 17.44
  29. James Adams 17.45
  30. Suze Margetts 17.56
  31. Adam Baines 18.15
  32. Nick Moles 18.2
  33. Paige Kelly 18.4
  34. Sharon Johns 18.42
  35. Amber Cantrell 18.43
  36. Nicholas Laggar 18.46
  37. Kristy Mundy-Castle 18.49
  38. Matt Khourey 19.04
  39. Jake King 19.21
  40. Brock Triffitt 19.3
  41. Lucas Pursell 19.34
  42. Rowan Heron 19.36
  43. Kathryn Wheatley 19.43
  44. Jaxon Featherson 19.56
  45. Kate Kearney 19.57
  46. Annie Robson 19.59
  47. Shintaro O'Keeffe 20.04
  48. John O'Keeffe 20.12
  49. Keelan Law 20.19
  50. Hannah Harrison 20.25
  51. Sandy Carmichael 20.26
  52. Frances Leatua 20.39
  53. Will Pursell 20.52
  54. Flynn Ilar 21.2
  55. Stacey Benson 21.29
  56. Rachel Jeanneret 21.47
  57. Reg Magierowski 21.55
  58. Carol Bristow 21.56
  59. Laura Shoobridge 22.27
  60. Ben Thorsett 22.53
  61. Anna Blackwell 22.55
  62. Petra Kessler 23.1
  63. Patsy Law 23.12
  64. Sarah Lee 23.21
  65. Jake Bearman 23.22
  66. Tyson Eiszele 23.23
  67. Danielle McPhail 23.27
  68. Aidan Featherstone 23.28
  69. Kerry Gunn 23.42
  70. Amity Booth 23.54
  71. Samuel Holloway 23.56
  72. Taisau Leatua 23.57
  73. Fin Roberts 23.58
  74. Jackie Shaw 23.59
  75. Campbell Evans 24
  76. Matt Hill 24
  77. Michelle Duggan 24.2
  78. Gloria Byas 24.23
  79. Nadia Lobb 24.24
  80. Liz Avery 24.31
  81. Glenn Allen 24.32
  82. Annabelle Parker 24.44
  83. Nicole Lawrence 24.51
  84. Keema Browning 24.52
  85. Kathryn Ellston 24.56
  86. Sally Douglas 25.19
  87. Cara Murray 25.36
  88. Jill Gray 25.58
  89. Columbine Mullins 26
  90. John Paton 26.13
  91. Lily Cantrell 26.15
  92. Ruby Rainbird 26.4
  93. Alanna Rowe 26.43
  94. Sarah Burchill 26.51
  95. Craig Gollan 26.52
  96. Ben Rainbird 27.19
  97. Grace Rainbird 27.21
  98. Cho Barratt 27.51
  99. Melanie Brazendale 28.23
  100. Kim Boxall 29.11
  101. Kirsty Flint 29.24
  102. Margaret Horne 29.27
  103. Emily Quilty 29.55 
  104. Alanna Muller 31.03
  105. Kelsey Treloar 32.27
  106. Allison Treloar 32.28
  107. Tim Pursell 32.53
  108. Joanne Pursell 33.29
  109. Kathy Baines 33.34
  110. Wendy Meadowcroft 33.35
  111. Jan Maw 33.49
  112. Amber Rainbird 33.58
  113. Ronee Featherstone 34
  114. Macally Collins 34
  115. Morgan Riley 34.18
  116. Denise Drewitt 34.39
  117. Shannon Rainbird 35.5
  118. Trae Richardson 36.03
  119. Michelle King 36.04
  120. Clay King 36.05
  121. Katie Featherstone 36.1
  122. Georgia Jacques 36.11
  123. Georgia Hay 36.13
  124. Belinda Graham 36.21
  125. Dion Hay 36.29
  126. Kristy Hall 36.4
  127. Debbie Shade 36.41
  128. Ann Burns 36.42
  129. Katrine Morgan 36.54
  130. Jordan White 36.56
  131. Lisa Eiszele 37.01
  132. Shane Eiszele 37.02
  133. Janine Birchall 37.03
  134. Millie Birchall 37.04
  135. Bettie Duggan 37.24
  136. Hayley Austin 37.41
  137. Adele Mapley 37.42
  138. Maddison Shaw 38.18
  139. Angela Shaw 38.19
  140. Madison Riley 38.41
  141. Kellie Graham 38.42
  142. Jacob Cantrell 38.47
  143. Noah Haigh 39.18
  144. Brooke Cantrell 39.26
  145. Darren Cantrell 39.27
  146. Amelia Cantrell 39.28
  147. Chyla Pfeiffer 39.43
  148. Tony Blackwell 40.08
  149. Christine Blackwell 40.09
  150. Alexander Haigh 40.23
  151. Bianca Shearing 40.59
  152. Natasha Donaghy 41.18
  153. Riley Kenyon 41.19
  154. Chantel Cantrell 43.12
  155. Emma Hunter 43.13
  156. Sophia Hunter 43.14
  157. Rodney Browning 43.15
  158. Elise Humphrey 43.17
  159. Jordan George 43.21
  160. Tanya Donaghy 43.22
  161. Belinda Donaghy 43.42
  162. Brad Johnson 43.43
  163. Emma Ford 43.44
  164. Toni Johnson 43.45
  165. Karen Harvey 43.46
  166. Georgina Crosswell 43.47
  167. Susan Burns 43.48
  168. Laura Burns 43.49

Winners and placegetters from the children's 700m sprint on Australia Day.














Children's 700m sprint
  1. Max Murray (1st male)
  2. Blair Manton (2nd male)
  3. Shintaro O'Keeffe (3rd male)
  4. Hunter Auksorius
  5. Charlotte Auksorius (1st female)
  6. Blake Hooke
  7. Mabel Murray (2nd female)
  8. Lucas Pursell
  9. Taylor Cruse (3rd female)
  10. Grace Martin
  11. Will Pursell
  12. Caley Quillerat
  13. Jack Kearney
  14. Kodi Stevenson
  15. Rupert Mullins
  16. Oscar Fitzpatrick
  17. Jarun Carr
  18. Caitlin Shaw
  19. Lily Cantrell
  20. Kaisei O'Keeffe
  21. Ashley Cruse
  22. Frankie Stringer
  23. Matthew Martin
  24. Flynn McPhail
  25. Ruby Rainbird
  26. Emily Hardie
  27. Georgie Shaw
  28. Ella Donaghy
  29. Skyla Donaghy
  30. Rodney Browning
  31. Emily Kearney
  32. Rubi Bester
  33. Madeline Targett
  34. Amber Rainbird
  35. Emily Shaw
  36. Lucy Kearney
  37. Morgan Riley
  38. Ava Thornsett
  39. Grace Rainbird
  40. Annabel Martin
  41. Aidan Featherstone

Paper man's national honour

Steve Balmforth.
RECENTLY-RETIRED Norske Skog executive Steve Balmforth has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for service to the environment, including the development of the country's first newsprint de-inking and recycling plant.

Mr Balmforth, who worked for Norske Skog for nearly 49 years, is originally from the Derwent Valley and attended New Norfolk High School before going to work at the Boyer mill in January 1968. Now living in Victoria, he was the company's first public relations officer.

He moved to Albury in 1992 as part of the Australian Newsprint Mills Development Team to help gain approval for the nation's first newsprint de-inking and recycling plant. This role included many community meetings from Albury to Adelaide and Canberra as well.

"The Environmental Impact Study as part of the approval process was a lengthy and the team involved spent many hours on ensuring all parties' concerns were addressed," Mr Balmforth said today. "The operation is now viewed as one of the best in the world and recycles over 140,000 tonnes of recycled paper each year that had the potential to be sent to landfill," he said.

When the plant was being built, Mr Balmfort moved into a role with Kerbside Papers, the joint venture company set up by ANM and Tasman Pulp and Paper in New Zealand. Based in Melbourne, one of Mr Balmforth's roles was to set up the much-needed council collections to ensure old newspapers were collected and made available to the mill in Albury.

"As this was a new area, the work that needed to be done was wide-ranging and the education aspect was one that I focussed on, with involvement with many community and educational departments to promote the benefits of recycling and sustainability," Mr Balmforth said. "The groundwork that was carried out in this period is now taken for granted, however it was a tough time to change mindsets of the general public as well as the government bureaucracy," he said.

Despite retiring from Norske Skog in November 2016 after almost 49 years of service, Mr Balmforth is doing some consultancy work in the paper industry and has strong links with the Derwent Valley. "Although not having lived in Tasmania for over 25 years, I maintain regular contact with many in the Valley and take an active interest in the what's happening," he said. In 2013 he published the book Glenleith Memories and Stories, about the hop-growing property at Plenty that was home to many families.

Mr Balmforth's extensive community activities before leaving New Norfolk included membership of the Derwent Valley Tourist Council; board member of the New Norfolk Enterprise Centre; treasurer and committee member of the New Norfolk Sports Centre; founding member and secretary of the New Norfolk Men's Basketball Association; secretary/treasurer of the ANM Aquatic Club; chairman of the New Norfolk Scout and Guide Hall Management Committee; being part of the group that set up and ran the first Derwent Valley Hop Festival; and even master of ceremonies of the Carols by Candlelight.

"I feel very humbled but very honoured with the award," Mr Balmforth said. It is expected that the medal will be presented at Government House in Melbourne in the near future.

Congratulations Steve.

Warning for damaging winds tomorrow

Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmanian Regional Office


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING

for DAMAGING WINDS

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

Issued at 9:53 am Sunday, 29 January 2017.


Weather Situation
A fast moving cold front currently developing south of Western Australia will cross the Bight overnight, then Tasmania tomorrow afternoon, with fresh to strong and gusty northwesterly winds developing ahead of the front.

DAMAGING NORTHWESTERLY WINDS, averaging 40 to 60 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 100 km/h are possible over all of Tasmania, except for the north and west coasts and King Island, from Monday morning.

Winds are expected to ease during Monday afternoon as the cold front clears the state.

Locations which may be affected include Launceston, St Helens, Swansea, New Norfolk, Hobart 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. 
* 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 5pm Sunday.

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

Ambassador's Australia Day address

This is the text of the address given by Australia Day Ambassador Dana Faletic at New Norfolk on Thursday.


WELCOME to everyone who has come to New Norfolk today to celebrate being Australian and being part of the wonderful state and country we live in. Before I begin I would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of this land and pay my respect to elders past and present. Thank you to the Derwent Valley Council for inviting me to spend Australia Day with you.  I am one of around 370 Ambassadors who are adding to the Australia Day celebrations across Australia today, and one of 20 Tasmanian Ambassadors.

I feel very honoured to have been chosen to come to New Norfolk today. Through giving their time, I know many people have contributed much to the town and to the region, and this is an opportunity for me to thank those people today.  I am also honoured to be here for the simple reason that I grew up in New Norfolk. I went to school here, attending Fairview Primary and New Norfolk High School. I’ve spent more time living here than anywhere else. And now, my children get to enjoy New Norfolk and the surrounds as we regularly visit my parents who still live in the area. The Salmon Ponds, Mt Field National Park, Tynwald Park, the river, the pool! All places I’ve enjoyed and continue to enjoy with my children.

I also started my rowing career here, at the New Norfolk Rowing Club, representing both the Club and New Norfolk High School at local and state regattas in my first few years of rowing. I spent a lot of time rowing on the river here and running on the footpaths – even having someone yell out to me once “Go Cathy Freeman!” in my younger years which I took as quite a compliment.

I never thought, growing up in New Norfolk, that I could do so much in sport. But over time this little pocket of Tasmania has earnt a reputation for producing some pretty good athletes – Kathy Foster may have paved the way with her wonderful career in basketball.

Kathy had an influence on me in the classroom, as well as out of it – she was a great maths teacher, and a good motivator. I will never forget her expressing her disappointment to my best friend and I in high school when we deliberately crossed the finish line together in the Grade 10 school cross country rather than battle it out to the end! I think I became a much better racer after that.

Dana won a bronze medal at
the Athens Olympics in 2004.
I have been lucky enough to have some great coaches and to row with some really talented rowers, and somehow I managed to win national championships, become a world champion and an Olympic bronze medallist - a journey that has taught me a lot about myself and others, and led me to start my own journey of volunteering and giving back to the community.

Australia Day and feeling patriotic reminds me of the occasions I have represented Australia as a rower. It reminds me of those years of training, of the pride I have felt representing my country, of wearing green and gold, and competing with team mates that, to this day, I care about and love.

But every time I represented Australia, I represented Tasmania just as much. One of my teammates for many years, another Tasmanian Kerry Hore, and I, got in trouble a number of times for being too Tasmanian-centric, cheering for other Tasmanians at international regattas by calling out “Go Tasmania!” instead of “Go Australia”, and celebrating uniquely Tasmanian institutions like Chickenfeed. Long may we remember it.

But I think that is part of what makes us Australian. Wanting to be known as Australian, and for us, Tasmanian. Because we are lucky to live in such a wonderful country, and all of us here today know Tasmania is by far the best part of Australia.

Today is an opportunity for us to think about what it means to be Australian.  For what it means to each of us to be Australian.  Because we come from many backgrounds, many cultures and many faiths, and we may all interpret what it means to be Australian a bit differently.

And that’s one of the beauties about being Australian. Our democracy that allows us the freedom to have those differences. Our Constitution, which protects all people in Australia, regardless of their gender, race or background.  It is easy to understate our democracy as for most of us, it has always been there, but this is not the case for many parts of the world.

Today we can celebrate freedom of speech, of thoughts and feelings. In many countries in the world my speech would have been edited and changed for me. Democracy and the freedom it provides allow us to pursue dreams, like rowing for me, and a chance for a peaceful, productive and happy life.  In so many places in the world, groups of people are today denied the freedom to live in peace.

We forget so easily… how lucky we are, to live where people can’t just pop down to the shop and buy military assault rifles.  Where we can feel safe walking down the street.  Where support can be found, if you just ask.  We have a huge capacity to help others to achieve their dreams and help others when they need it.

Australia Day is an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the wonderful achievements by people who are giving their time to help individuals, and to help grow communities.  And so today we honour our local citizens for what they have contributed to all of us over the year, both locally across Tasmania and Australia. Many of those who are honoured are volunteers. In times of natural disasters like fire, flood or drought, and also through charities, volunteering, welfare support and welcoming others from overseas.

They might deliver meals on wheels, or help chop wood for families struggling to heat their homes. They might be part of the local volunteer fire brigade, or with the SES and are always ready to help out in a crisis. Or they may be part of a local music band that regularly plays at community events, and makes our lives richer for it. Many people volunteer their time to run sporting clubs, coach sporting teams, or fundraise for individuals or groups. We thank you.

And across Australia we are welcoming and celebrating those from around the world into our national family, as my father was welcomed some 40 years ago when he came to Australia, and when he was given Australian citizenship.

Australia Day is also an opportunity to think about and thank those working overseas so we can be safe and better looked after. To those in the Defence Forces, who will celebrate Australia Day in another country. And to everyone else who is working today, because not everyone gets a holiday on Australia day.  To those working in local cafes, businesses, hospitals, the police and finally to the farmers, who never get a day off.

Dana received a presentation from Derwent Valley Councillor
Julie Triffett after giving her speech.
We also celebrate those in our communities who have been honoured in the Australian of the Year Awards and the Order of Australia Awards. Each year our nation celebrates the achievement of Australians and the contribution they make to our country and way of life.

To the Derwent Valley Council, who have organised today’s event… thank you. And to everyone else, thank yourselves for coming along and taking part in celebrating being Australian, and our wonderful state and country.  Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Australia Day sports awards

Nat Graham, Matt Byrne and Kelly Graham.
THE New Norfolk Rowing Club's Under 21 men's crew has been named the Derwent Valley municipality's Sports Team of the Year for the second year in a row.

The award was accepted by young rowers Nathanial Graham, Matthew Byrne and coach Kelly Graham at the local Australia Day celebration at the Derwent Esplanade in New Norfolk on Thursday.

"Both Matt Byrne and Nat Graham have competed at state and national Under 19 and 21
championships with excellent results," Mayor Martyn Evans said. "Coach Kelly Graham is a long-term master rower and mentor at the New Norfolk Rowing Club."

Madison Shaw receives her award.
The title of 2016 Junior Sportsperson of the Year went to Madison Shaw who has competed at local, state and national levels in basketball.

"Madison was a state representative in 2013, 2014 and 2015 [and] played for the Junior Chargers in 2013," Councillor Evans said.

Madison also started coaching basketball at a local level in 2016 and experienced early success with her New Norfolk Under 12 girls' team winning Division 2.

No award was made in the category of Sportsperson of the Year.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Citizens of the Year for 2017

Lexia Brown
COMMUNITY worker Lexia Brown has been named the Derwent Valley Council's Citizen of the Year for 2017.

The award was announced by mayor Martyn Evans at the local Australia Day celebration at the Derwent Esplanade yesterday.

"As a co-ordinator for the Derwent Valley Community House, Lexia has worked tirelessly towards the establishment of programs, such as the Eating with Friends and Look and Cook Programs and the Children’s Choir," Councillor Evans said.

Emma Browning receives her award
from Mayor Martyn Evans.
The title of Young Citizen of the Year went to Emma Browning, a former head prefect at New Norfolk High School who will start Year 11 at Claremont College next month. In 2016 Emma led
the NNHS prefects and student leadership group in many charity events, including the "Light the Night" Leukaemia Foundation fundraiser.

"Recently, Emma was awarded the New Norfolk High School medal as recognition of her service to the school and the community across all areas including academic, sporting and community service," Cr Evans said.

The Magra Fire Brigade quiz night was named the Community Event of the Year.

Congratulations Lexia, Emma and the Magra Fire Brigade.

Youth League cricket

Youth League Cricket
Round 9

Under 13
Glenorchy 6-191 off 30 overs d Gretna 8-93 off 16 overs at Glenora District School. Batting: Sam Jackson 22 (3x4s), Jorden Conley 15, Connor Gittus 11 (1x4), Brodie Scanlon 10 (1x6). Bowling: Kane Lovell 2-24 (4), Connor Gittus 1-16 (4), Brodie Scanlon 1-23 (3), Byron Conley 1-25 (3).

Old Beach Gold 9-135 off 28 overs d New Norfolk 9-86 off 30 overs at Old Beach. Batting: Tom Murray 16no (2x4s), Blake Sillifant 11 (1x4). Bowling: Cameron McMaster 2-5 (3), Blake Sillifant 2-20 (3), W. Townsend 1-9 (3), Tate Browning 1-13 (3), Tye Oakley 1-14 (3), Cale Browning 1-20 (3), Lewis Spaulding 1-25 (3).

Under 14
Kingborough Knights 7-234 off 40 overs d Gretna 8-58 off 15.2 overs at Sandfly Oval. Batting: Zac Wheeler 26 (5x4s), Jacob Blackwell 11no (2x4s), Bailey Wheeler 9 (1x4). Bowling: Josh Whyte 3-36 (5), Cameron Clark 2-30 (6), Zac Wheeler 1-39 (6).

New Norfolk 1-46 off 3.5 overs d Clarence Roos 9-42 off 16.4 overs at Tynwald Park. Batting: Jye Bearman 43no (8x4s, 1x6). Bowling: Jordan George 3-8 (4), Zayde Hill 2-4 (4), Dylan Browning 2-12 (4), Baine Tomlin 1-0 (4), Jack Gordon 1-13 (4).

NEXT MATCHES
Round 10, Sunday — 9am start


Under 13
Gretna v St Anne's at Cadbury No.1; New Norfolk v North Hobart Demons at Boyer Oval.

Under 14
Gretna v Kingborough Knights Black at Gretna; New Norfolk v New Town Bucks at Tynwald Park.

Locals selected for representative match


CONGRATULATIONS to Cody Neads of the New Norfolk Cricket Club and Josh Ransley of the Molesworth Cricket Club on being selected for the Southern Cricket Association Under 23 team that will play the Huon Channel Association at the Kingston Beach Oval tomorrow (Saturday).

Josh Rowlands and Jason Rigby of the New Norfolk Cricket Club were originally selected in the senior side but both were unavailable to play.

Due to the representative matches, the next SCA matches (Round 11) will be on February 4-5.

Youth League matches will still be played this Sunday.
 WADE GLEESON

Southern cricket - round 10

SOUTHERN CRICKET ASSOCIATION
Round10

FIRST GRADE
FOR the second week in a row, New Norfolk I prevailed as winners from the final over of the match. With just an over remaining and needing three runs to topple ladder leaders Wellington, the bottom-placed Red Caps showed great fight to finish 9-180 with just three balls to spare.

Keeper and opening batsman Adam McKeown top scored with 38 (three fours). Harry Booth continued his good form with the bat, making 36 including three fours, while down the order Nathan Eiszele also got among the runs with 35, belting four boundaries. At No. 10, Dave Maddox proved the saviour with an invaluable 21 not out. Maddox held his nerve in the dying stages, hitting one four and one six.

Earlier, Wellington won the toss and elected to bat, and were all out for 176 off 45.1 overs. Captain and opening bowler Jason Rigby led from the front and bowled extremely well, finishing with great figures of 4-36 off eight overs. Stewart Rice used his tonne of experience with the ball, taking 3-41 off 10 overs, while Nathan Eiszele was very tight claiming 1-15 (6). Joe McCulloch bowled three maidens to finish with 1-15 (6.1) and Josh Dykes took 1-47 (19).

It’s been a season of endless thrillers for the Red Caps. Now the tables have turned and maybe, just maybe, finals aren’t out of the question just yet.

Molesworth captain Nick Piuselli, left, holds the Ben Eyles
Memorial Trophy with Matthew Eyles, man of the match
Brayden Hodge and Craig Eyles.
SECOND GRADE
IN the match played for the Ben Eyles Memorial Trophy on Saturday, Molesworth I defeated Gretna I by seven wickets at Boyer Oval. Molesworth won the toss and sent Gretna in to bat, finishing all out for 128 off 40.4 overs. Jon Smith top scored with 34, hitting four fours and one six. Veteran keeper-batsman Brian Smith made 33 with four fours, and opener Ben Rainbird made 22 (one four, one six). For Molesworth, no one bowled better than Brayden Hodge who did extremely well to take 4-22 off eight overs — including a hat-trick that really put the skids on Gretna. Jeremy Nichols also did well, sending down six overs to take 3-10. In reply, the home side easily chased down the target, finishing 3-130 off 27.4 overs. Brad Coppleman batted very well, making 54no, including four fours and four sixes. Cop-pleman put on a great partnership of 85 with opener and man of the match Brayden Hodge, who had a great game, making 35no with two fours. Fellow opener Josh Ransley made 25, hitting two fours as well. With the ball for Gretna, Daniel Browning did well taking 2-23 off seven overs while Corey Ransley took 1-31 (8). Congratulations to Ben Rainbird who played his 250th game for Gretna I on Saturday.

FOURTH GRADE
New Norfolk II travelled to Bothwell to take on the Bucks and won by three wickets. In a low-scoring affair, Bothwell I won the toss and elected to bat. The Bucks lost wickets regularly and were bundled out for just 83 off 30.1 overs. This low score was due to some great bowling by the Red Caps. The opening pair of Aaron Drew 4-22 off 10 overs straight and young Cody Morgan-Coleman 3-11 (6) were outstanding. Throw in Josh Walsh’s 2-17 (5.1) and Liam O’Brien with 1-6 (3.3) and the job was done. For the home side, only Nathan White’s 23 and captain Cody Eyles’ 12 runs at No. 10 troubled the scores with double figures. In reply, New Norfolk made hard work of chasing down the target, finishing 7-84 off 23.2 overs, but like many matches this season, when the bonus point is on offer it does create wickets. Captain Chris Ashcroft top-scored with a handy 29 (four fours) while opener and keeper Glen Williams made 14 and Nathan Rice held his ground well, making 13no (one four). It was a great effort by the Bucks bowlers to claim seven wickets in defending such a low total. Mathew Glover took 3-8 off two overs while Nathan White tried hard, taking 2-28 (10). Matthew Eyles with 1-5 (2.2) and Craig Pursell with 1-18 (5) were the other wicket takers.

Gretna II hosted Hobart where the visitors were defeated by five wickets. Having first hit, Hobart was all out for 172 off 48.1 overs. All of the Gretna bowlers did their bit, but it was Jackson Ackerly who took 3-35 (10), Jake Campbell 2-33 (10) and Peter Jelkic who bowled very tightly to say the least, sending down 10 overs for 2-15. In reply, Gretna — needing a win to have any chance for finals — stood tall and finished with 5-174 off 37.2 overs. At 3-70 they needed a good partnership and they got it through captain Tom Allcock with 49 (three fours, one six) and youngster Jake Campbell with 34 not out (three fours). The pair buckled down and batted very well, putting on 79 for the fourth wicket. Earlier, Peter Jelkic made 17 (two fours) and opener Jordan Hastie 14.

Results and statistics for the Bushy Park v St Virgils match at the Bushy Park Showground were unavailable at the time of writing.

SIXTH GRADE
AT Cambridge Oval, Molesworth II, who played one short, was easily defeated by Montagu Bay by 10 wickets. After being sent in to bat, Molesworth was going well at 4-122, but then was amazingly bowled out for 125 off 29.2 overs. Montagu Bay bowler Nathan Geason took 4-0 off four overs. Molesworth captain Jack Evans opened the batting, making a very good 37 including four fours and one six. Tim Nichols made 25 (four fours) and Brad Jarvis 14. In reply, Montagu Bay finished with 0-130 off 19.5 overs. Tim Nichols was the best of the bowlers with 10 runs from six overs.

SEVENTH GRADE
New Norfolk III had the bye.

EIGHTH GRADE
AFTER a tie and a six-run loss in the previous two rounds, Bothwell II again got the short end off the stick, going down to Sorell by just one wicket. Playing at home, the Bucks won the toss and had first hit to be all out with a small total of 98 runs. Tyler White top scored with 21, Stuart Eyles made 12 and Simon Eyles 11. In reply Sorell also struggled, making hard work of it, but scraped home finishing with 9-99 off 35.3 overs. In a good spell of bowling, Troy Branch lead the way with 3-13 off seven overs, while Tyler White impressed with 2-14 (4). Captain Peter Hansch was very tight indeed with 1-8 (6) and Stuart Eyles got 1-8 (4).

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Order of Australia Medal for Ricky Hanlon

Rick Hanlon.
CHAMPION New Norfolk footballer Ricky Hanlon has been recognised for his service to Australian Rules Football in the Australia Day honours list today. Hanlon, now living in Queensland, has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia.

The Tasmanian Football Hall of Fame member started his playing career with New Norfolk in 1979 and was made a life member of the Eagles in 1998. He played a big role in junior development at New Norfolk and also spent time with North Hobart and Scottsdale before pursuing a career in coaching and development in Queensland.

In 1990 Hanlon won the William Leitch Medal for the best and fairest player in the Tasmanian Football League. In 1992 he won the NTFL's best and fairest award and in 2000 he was one of several New Norfolk sportsmen and women awarded the Australian Sports Medal.

In Queensland he has been the program manager for AFL Cape York, since 2006 and was previously the football development manager for the Cairns region from 1998-2005. In 2008 he was awarded life membership of the AFL Cairns Juniors.

Congratulations Rick Hanlon OAM.

Australia Day honour for Kerry Murtagh

A FORMER Derwent Valley man has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for his service to veterans and their families. Originally from Maydena but now living in Queensland, Mr Murtagh served with the Australian Army in Vietnam and has dedicated several decades to the welfare of his fellow veterans across several states.

His community service in the Derwent Valley included terms as president, secretary and licensee of the Maydena RSL Sub-Branch between 1971 and 1986. He is also a life member of the Maydena RSL. Mr Murtagh has also served as secretary of the Maydena Football Club and Maydena Anglers Club.

Mr Murtagh was a member of the Lions Club of Ceduna, South Australia, from 1991-94, and a member of Legacy Clubs at Townsville and Charters Towers, Queensland. Since 2004 he has been the pensions and welfare officer at the Legacy Club of Fraser Coast and Country Burnett, Queensland.

He is a national life member of the Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia and was a founding member and state president in Tasmania, also serving in the Derwent Valley and St Helens Sub-Branches and establishing the Mount Tom Price Sub-Branch, Western Australia, around 1986. He was also involved in establishing the Vietnam Veterans' Counselling Service.

Congratulations Kerry Murtagh OAM.

Australia Day 2017

Mayor Martyn Evans and some of the award recipients.
THE sun shone on this year's Australia Day observance on the Esplanade at New Norfolk earlier today. A slightly larger than usual crowd was in attendance, perhaps attracted by an unofficial raft race on the river.

The annual fun run and walk was organised by the Tasmanian Road Runners for the first time, with separate events for adults and children. Alec Humphrey and Gabby Wilson were the first man and woman across the line in the senior event, while Charlotte Williams and Max Murray were the fastest girl and boy.

Musical entertainment was once again provided by the Derwent Valley Concert Band and Derwent Valley Community Choir, along with a performance by long-established local group The Sign. The Lions Club was on hand cooking a free sausage sizzle as usual and displays and activities were presented by groups including the New Norfolk Fire Brigade, Salvation Army and Tree2Sea.

An address was given by two-time Olympian Dana Faletic who also received a presentation from Councillor Julie Triffett in acknowledgement of her service as an Australia Day Ambassador. Master of ceremonies Craig Farrell MLC said Ms Faletic needed little introduction as she had grown up in New Norfolk and her career had been closely followed by the Derwent Valley Gazette over many years.

Australia Day Awards announced by Derwent Valley mayor Martyn Evans were as follows:

  • Derwent Valley Citizen of the Year: Lexia Brown
  • Derwent Valley Young Citizen of the Year: Emma Browning
  • Derwent Valley Sports Team of the Year: New Norfolk Rowing Club Under 21 men
  • Derwent Valley Young Sportsperson of the Year: Madison Shaw
  • Derwent Valley Community Event of the Year: Magra Fire Brigade Quiz Night
  • No award was made in the category of Derwent Valley Sportsperson of the Year

Certificates acknowledging contributions to the Derwent Valley were awarded to: Terri Sweet, Geoffrey Williams, Lexia Brown, Madison Shaw, Emma Browning, New Norfolk Rowing Club Under 21 men, New Norfolk Can Hope Cancer Support Group, Lions Club of New Norfolk,  Magra Fire Brigade and the Derwent Valley Concert Band.

Check back later for profiles and photos of the award recipients.

New honour for New Norfolk's governor

Kate Warner.
FOR her eminent service to the people of Tasmania over many years, state governor and former New Norfolk woman Kate Warner has received the nation's highest civilian award in today's Australia Day Honours List. Professor Warner is one of just 10 new Companions of the Order of Australia.

A 44-year resident of New Norfolk until being appointed Governor of Tasmania in 2014, Professor Warner's elevation from Member of the Order of Australia to Companion of the Order is in recognition of her leading contributions to the legal community, particularly to law reform; to higher education as an academic, researcher and publisher; and as a supporter of the arts, and environmental and social justice initiatives.

Professor Warner and her husband Richard had an audience with the Queen in 2015 and in late 2016 Professor Warner served as Administrator of the Commonwealth during the Governor-General's absence.

Her Excellency's service includes:
  • Governor of Tasmania, since 2014.
  • University of Tasmania: Emeritus Professor of Law, Faculty of Law, since 2014; Chair, Advisory Board, Peter Underwood Centre for Educational Attainment; Member, Advisory Board, Institute for the Study of Social Change.
  • Foundation Director, Tasmania Law Reform Institute, 2002-14.
  • Member, Board of Legal Education, 1991-2014.
  • Member, Council of Law Reporting, 1991-2014.
  • Commissioner, Tasmanian Gaming Commission, 2001-14.
  • Member, Tasmanian Sentencing Advisory Council, 2010-14.
  • Alcorso Foundation patron (current) and president, 2010-14.
  • Chair, Social Justice Sub-Committee
  • Patron in Chief, Education Ambassadors, since 2015.

The Queen received Professor and Mr Warner at Buckingham Palace in 2015.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Last days for discovery ranger program

THE discovery ranger program at Mt Field National Park is entering its last days for this summer season. The final roster runs from Australia Day tomorrow (Thursday), until Sunday, January 29

PLEASE NOTE: All activities are free. Please bring sun and rain protection to activities. Activities may be cancelled in bad weather. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, see www.parks.tas.gov.au or call Discovery Ranger Catherine on 0428 407 598.

Click here for more information about visiting Mt Field National Park. Bilingual Discovery Rangers will also be available at Mt Field to assist Chinese-speaking visitors.

Thursday, January 26
2pm – Bush Tucker and Cultural Conversations (1.5 hours): Life sustains life and around Mt Field there is so much life to explore! Touch, smell and taste some of the wild foods that sustained Tasmanian Aboriginal people through at least two ice ages. Learn about the skills and tools that helped them to thrive all around Tasmania with experienced Aboriginal guide Trish Hodge. Meet at the Russell Crooke Shelter behind the Visitor’s Centre.
8.30pm – Creatures of the Night (1 hour, places limited): What goes bump in the night? Bring your torch and find out as we discover the nocturnal inhabitants of Mt Field National Park! Book at the Visitor Centre to secure your place.

Friday, January 27
Noon – Rainforest Wonders (1 hour): Come on a short walk with Discovery Ranger Cat and uncover the ancient secrets of the rainforest along the Russell Falls track. Meet at the William Crooke shelter behind the Visitors Centre.
2.30pm – "Eww! What’s on my shoe?" (no official meeting time, come and go as desired until 4:30 pm): The discovery ranger will be cleaning boots and giving some simple outdoor hygiene tips to help you protect the places you love from nasty environmental hitchhikers. Stopover on your way into the Visitors Centre.

Saturday, January 28
3pm – Tales of Tall Trees (1 hour): Come face to trunk with some of the tallest trees in the world and learn about some of the secrets hidden in the branches. Meet at the Tall Trees carpark.
6pm – Yoga in the Park (1 hour): Show off your downward devil or try your hand at an echidnasana or a tall tree pose. Sure to tickle your funny bone, this activity is the perfect preparation for a day spent wandering Mt Field’s wonderful walks. Meet at the southern end of the grassy oval near the campground.
8.30pm – Creatures of the Night (1 hour, places limited): What goes bump in the night? Bring your torch and find out as we discover the nocturnal inhabitants of Mt Field National Park! Book at the Visitor Centre to secure your place.

Sunday, January 29
9am – "Eww! What’s on my shoe?" (no official meeting time, come and go as desired, until 11am): The discovery ranger will be cleaning boots and giving some simple outdoor hygiene tips to help you protect the places you love from nasty environmental hitchhikers. Stopover on your way into the Visitors Centre.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Home-grown Australia Day Ambassador

Dana Faletic.
OLYMPIAN Dana Faletic is this year's Australia Day Ambassador for the Derwent Valley. Tasmanian-born Faletic grew up in the municipality, attended local schools and started her rowing career on the River Derwent.

As well as winning a rowing world championship gold medal in 2003, Faletic is a two-time Olympian and the winner of a bronze medal at the Athens Olympics in 2004. Making a comeback to the sport after having switched to cycling for a time, Faletic was part of the rowing crew that reached fourth place in the London Olympics in 2012.

Faletic says that whenever she has represented Australia she has represented Tasmania even more passionately. She now works part-time in the Tasmanian Government and is a volunteer for Womensport & Recreation Tasmania, a not-for-profit organisation that aims to provide opportunities and a representative voice for the participation of women and girls in sport and recreation in Tasmania.

With her experience being an elite athlete with her priority focused on training and competition, and also being a parent, Faletic wants to help Tasmanians to better value the participation and contribution of women in sport and recreation.

Australia Day Ambassadors participate in local activities, assist with the presentation of local awards and deliver a short speech on what being Australian means to them. Across the country, more than 350 councils will host an ambassador on Australia Day.

Ambassadors are recruited from diverse fields such as the arts, sport, science, business, government and entertainment. They can be of any age, but they all share the common traits of achievement through hard work, talent, and a strong sense of patriotism. All act in an honorary capacity, giving freely of their time to help celebrate our National Day.

Faletic will speak at the Derwent Valley Council's main Australia Day events on the Derwent Esplanade, which start from 10am on January 26. 

* Molesworth resident Sally Wise has been named the Australia Day Ambassador for the George Town municipality in the state's north.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

School holiday activities in New Norfolk

A SCHEDULE of school holiday activities for children aged 6-12 is under way in New Norfolk, organised by the Communities for Children program involving the Salvation Army and local schools.

All activities are free of charge with no costs involved to families thanks to funding from the Federal Government.

Bookings are essential due to limited numbers in some activities. Contact Steve on 0410 663 975 for bookings and more information.


Monday, January 23
Basketball clinic from 10am-noon
Netball clinic from 1.30-3.30pm

Tuesday, January 24
Futsal Clinic from 10am-noon
Dodge Ball Clinic from 1.30-3.30pm

Wednesday, January 25
Modern Dancing clinic from 10am-noon
Milo Cricket from 1.30-3.30pm

Monday, January 30
Basketball clinic from 10am-noon
Netball clinic from 1.30-3.30pm

Tuesday, January 31
Futsal Clinic held from 10am-noon
Dodge Ball Clinic from 1.30-3.30pm

Wednesday, February 1
Family swimming day and sausage sizzle from 11am-2pm

Thursday, February 2
Art/Craft (jewellery-making) from 1-3.30pm

Friday, February 3
Art /Craft (woodwork, encaustic art and pyrography) from 1-3.30pm

Rundown for Australia Day this Thursday

THE local Australia Day observance in New Norfolk will be held on the Derwent Esplanade this Thursday, January 26.

The day kicks off at 10am when the annual fun run and walk gets under way. Entries will be accepted until 9.30am. The rest of the program includes music by the Derwent Valley Concert Band and Derwent Valley Community Choir and long-established local group The Sign, as well as the flag raising, announcements of Australia Day award recipients and an Australia Day address by the Australia Day Ambassador, Dana Faletic.

The New Norfolk Lions Club will host a free Australia Day barbecue and there will be children's activities including sack races, gumboot throwing, paddle board demonstrations and more.

There will be other activities in New Norfolk as well as Bushy Park and Maydena.

Program - January 26, 2017

At the Derwent Esplanade, New Norfolk
From 10am
  • Fun Run/Walk with Tasmanian Road Runners - entries accepted up to 9.30am
  • Fun and Games with D’FAT, Derwent Valley PCYC, Derwent Valley Salvation Army, MoCo Dragon Boat Club, Community2Sea, Derwent Valley SES, New Norfolk Fire Brigade, and Laughter Lines Face Painting: Sack races, gumboot throwing, tug of war, dunk tank, zorb balls, sumo suits, dragon boat and other watercrafts displays, jumping castle and face painting.
  • Lions Club of New Norfolk barbecue
  • Coffee Van
  • Musical Performances: Derwent Valley Concert Band, The Sign, Derwent Valley Community Choir
  • St John Ambulance volunteers in attendance
From noon
  • Flag Raising Ceremony and National Anthem
  • Welcome to 2017 Australia Day Ambassador and address by Ambassador Dana Faletic
  • 2017 Australia Day Awards presented by Derwent Valley mayor Martyn Evans
At the New Norfolk Swimming Pool (Esplanade, Page Avenue)
  • Free entry and activities and barbecue lunch



At the Bushy Park Swimming Pool (Gordon River Rd, Glenora)
  • Free entry, activities and barbecue lunch



At Maydena
  • Community walk to Junee Cave at 10am, leave from Mayne St
  • Free barbecue lunch and activities at the old Maydena Primary School around noon.

Friday, January 20, 2017

This weekend's cricket

Southern Cricket Association
Round 10

FIRST GRADE
Saturday
New Norfolk I v Wellington at Tynwald Park, 10.30am.

SECOND GRADE
Saturday
Gretna I v Molesworth I at Boyer Oval, 2pm.

FOURTH GRADE
Sunday
Bothwell I v New Norfolk II at Bothwell, 10.30am.
Bushy Park v St Virgil's at Bushy Park Showgrounds, 10.30am.
Gretna II v Hobart at Gretna, 10.30am.

SIXTH GRADE
Saturday
Molesworth II v Montagu Bay at Cambridge Oval, 10.30am.

SEVENTH GRADE
Sunday
New Norfolk III v Brighton at Tynwald Park, 10.30am.

EIGHTH GRADE
Saturday
Bothwell II v Sorell at Bothwell, 10.30am.


YOUTH LEAGUE
Round 9 - Sunday

Under 13 - 9am start.
Gretna v Glenorchy Magpies at Glenora District School.
New Norfolk v Old Beach Gold at Old Beach.

Under 14 - 9am start.
Gretna v Kingborough Knights Gold at Sandfly Oval.
New Norfolk v Clarence Roos at Boyer Oval.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Next batch of National Park activities

THE Discovery Ranger Summer Program continues at many national parks, including Mt Field National Park in the Derwent Valley. A Discovery Ranger will offer free fun and educational activities at various times. Bring sunscreen, sturdy shoes and a hat for all daytime activities. Programmed activities may change in adverse weather.


Friday, January 21
10.30am – Rainforest Wonders (1 hour): Come on a short walk with Discovery Ranger Cat and uncover the ancient secrets of the rainforest along the Russell Falls track. Meet at the William Crooke shelter behind the Visitors Centre.
2.30pm – Eww! What’s on my shoe? The ranger will be cleaning boots and giving some simple outdoor hygiene tips to help you protect the places you love from nasty environmental hitchhikers. Stopover on your way into the Visitors Centre. No official meeting time  - come and go as desired, until 4.30pm.
8:30 pm – Creatures of the Night (1 hour, places limited)
What goes bump in the night? Bring your torch and find out as we discover the nocturnal
inhabitants of Mt Field National Park! Book at the Visitor Centre to secure your place.

Saturday, January 21
10am – Rainforest Wonders (1 hour): Come on a short walk with Discovery Ranger Cat and uncover the ancient secrets of the rainforest along the Russell Falls track. Meet at the William Crooke shelter behind the Visitors Centre.
11.30am – Moss Magic (1 hour): It’s not all about tall trees and waterfalls at Mt Field National Park, with the Magical World of Moss waiting for just under the next leaf. A fantastic activity for children, come and discover miniature forests and alien creatures living in amongst the undergrowth! Meet at the Russell Falls viewing platform (at the waterfall).
2.30 pm – Tales of Tall Trees (1 hour): Come face to trunk with some of the tallest trees in the world and learn about some of the secrets hidden in the branches. Meet at the Tall Trees carpark.

Sunday, January 22
11am – Tales of Tall Trees (1 hour): Come face to trunk with some of the tallest trees in the world and learn about some of the secrets hidden in the branches. Meet at the Tall Trees carpark.
3pm – Marsupial Circus (1 hour): Have you ever wondered what it would be like to bound across the open plains like a kangaroo, or hop about like a wallaby? Now’s your chance to run away with the circus as special guest trainer Ana teaches us how to bounce around on jumping stilts. Meet at the northern end of the grassy oval closest to the Visitors Centre, look out for the purple flag.

Monday, January 23
9am – Yoga in the Park (1 hour): Show off your downward devil or try your hand at an echidnasana or a tall tree pose. Sure to tickle your funny bone, this activity is the perfect preparation for a day spent wandering Mt Field’s wonderful walks. Meet at the southern end of the grassy oval near the campground. Bring a foam mat, beach towel or similar if available.
11am – Rainforest Wonders (1 hour): Come on a short walk with Discovery Ranger Cat and uncover the secrets of the Russell Falls rainforest walk. Meet at the William Crooke shelter behind the Visitors Centre.

PLEASE NOTE: All activities are free. Please bring sun and rain protection to activities. Activities may be cancelled in bad weather. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. For more
information, see www.parks.tas.gov.au or call Discovery Ranger Catherine on 0428 407 598.

Click here for more information about visiting Mt Field National Park. Bilingual Discovery Rangers will also be available at Mt Field to assist Chinese-speaking visitors.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Southern cricket - round nine

SOUTHERN CRICKET ASSOCIATION
Round 9

FIRST GRADE
After some close matches in previous rounds, New Norfolk I recorded its second victory of the season with a hard-fought two-wicket win over Claremont at Abbotsfield Park at the weekend. The home side had first hit, making the good score of 5/217 off its 50 overs. In reply and with one over remaining, the Red Caps dug deep, hitting the winning runs off the first ball, finishing 8/220. Late in its innings and looking shaky, New Norfolk had been 7/160 until number nine batsman Joe McCulloch made a match-winning 41no to give his side a much needed victory. McCulloch hit four fours in a great display of determined batting. Earlier, opener Jake King got the team off to a good start with a well-made 44, hitting five well-struck boundaries while Stewart Rice made a quickfire 39, clubbing seven fours and one six. Earlier with the ball, Seb Wishart was the main wicket taker with 2-32 (10).

SECOND GRADE
Gretna I had excellent nine-wicket win over Richmond/Cambridge at Gretna. After bowling out the visitors for 165 off 47.5 overs, Gretna chased down the runs and finished 1/169 off 19 overs. This was thanks to some excellent batting from openers Ben Rainbird, 75 runs, and wicket keeper/batsman Glenn Blackwell 50no. Just like old days, the pair put on a 154 run stand setting up a big victory for the team. Rainbird hit a match-high 10 fours while Blackwell reached the boundary on seven occasions. Rhys Browning remained 8no (two fours). With the ball for Gretna, Corey Ransley continued his good form sending down 9.5 overs taking 4-35. Aaron Maddox did his usual bit, taking 3-25 (10), while Craig Cunningham took 2-30 off 8 and Daniel Browning 1-22 (8).

In the other second grade match, Molesworth I had a good four-wicket win over Old Beach at Old Beach. The home side won the toss, elected to bat and made 8/191 off its 50 overs. In reply, Molesworth finished 6/194 off 40.4 overs. Batting at first drop, Sam Triffitt top-scored with 44 hitting two fours. Brad Coppleman also did well with 40 (five fours, one six) while Nick Piuselli remained 33no (three fours, one six) and earlier, opener Josh Ransley made a quickfire 23 hitting five fours. With the ball for Molesworth, Larry Menzie took 3/57 (10) while Brayden Hodge 2-14 (2) and captain Jamie Adams 2-24 (10) and Josh Ransley 1-27 (7) were the other wicket takers.

This Saturday in second grade Molesworth I and Gretna I will play for the Ben Eyles Memorial Trophy. The match will be played under lights on the Boyer Oval starting at 2pm, so come along for what should be a entertaining match.

FOURTH GRADE
Bothwell I had a 56-run win over Hobart at Bothwell. Batting first, the Bucks were 5/83 then a 124-run stand from Brad Eyles 60no and Nathan Eyles 56no got the home side to 5/207 off its 50 overs. Earlier Michael White made 38. In reply, Hobart was bowled out for 151 off 38 overs. Mathew Glover was the best of the Bucks bowlers taking 3-25 off six overs. Matthew Eyles was very tight with 2-11 (5) as were Brodie White 2-16 (6) and Brock Nichols 2-23 (7).

In the other fourth grade match, Bushy Park defeated Gretna II by four wickets at the Bushy Park Showground. The home side won the toss and sent Gretna in to bat. At drinks after 17 overs they were 2/65 but from here the wheels feel off and they were bowled out for just 97 off 32.4 overs. Bushy Park's opening bowler Troy Smith had plenty of pace and bounce to finish with the great figures of 5-27 off his 10 overs. Spinner Nick Fenton also had a good day with the ball taking 4 for just 11 runs off 6.4 overs. Dylan Grant 1-14 (6) also did well. For Gretna, opening batsman Luke Wheeler played well for 24 (one four) before he injured his shoulder. Luke Crosswell again batted well making 21 (one four). In reply and chasing the bonus point, Bushy Park finished 6/99 off 16.5 overs. Captain Shaun Fenton top-scored with 27 and opener Troy Smith made 26. Ben Triffett's 14 was handy while Geoff Crosswell remained 14no. For Gretna, and after being taken to early, Zac Crosswell fought back to take 2-36 (6) to be the main wicket taker, while Adam Browning was very tight with 1-4 (3). Both clubs have had great matches in the past and this game was played in good spirits and it was great to see both sides have a few ales and yarns after the match.

In the match between New Norfolk II and Derwent, New Norfolk took the points due to Derwent forfeiting.

SIXTH GRADE
Molesworth II lost by nine wickets to Dynnyrne at Boyer Oval. Batting first, the home side was bundled out for just 36 off 21.1 overs. The only player to reach double figures was Josh Nichols with 14. In reply the visitors chased down the small target, finishing 1/37 off nine overs. Karl Mallinson was the wicket taker with 1-10 (2).

SEVENTH GRADE
New Norfolk III played at Weily Park where they recorded a six-wicket victory over the home side. Batting first, the Rockers made 10/107 off 39 overs. Red Caps bowler Mitchell Rice had a good spell, taking 3-30 off his 10 overs, as did Brad Kemmler with the fine figures of 2 for just 8 runs off eight overs. Jake Bearman finished with 2-23 (6) while Andrew Challander bowled well 1-9 (4). In reply New Norfolk chased down the runs off 25 overs, finishing 4/110. Opening batsman Jye Bearman continues to impress this season making a superb 67no. The youngster hit eight fours and one six in what was a match winning performance. Cody Neads remained 11no (one four, one six). Keeper/batsman David Mitchelmore made 11 also.

EIGHTH GRADE
After last week's tied game in eighth grade, Bothwell II travelled to Runnymede and again had a close one. The home side won the toss and made the defendable total of 7/214 off its 50 overs. In reply Bothwell gave it a good shake, but fell six runs short, finishing 10/208 off 43.1 overs. Batting at number eight, Nathan Eyles tried his hardest, making 46. Shayne Wood made 34 and Stuart Eyles 29.
With the ball for the Bucks, Mark Pearce was the main wicket-taker with 3-54 (10) while Stuart Eyles bowled tightly taking  2-17 (6).

Results for the Round 8 eighth grade match between Bothwell II and Old Beach were not available in time for last week's report but turned out to be very interesting to say the least. After making 147 with the bat, Bothwell was looking down the barrel of defeat with Old Beach 5/143 and cruising to an easy victory. Enter part-timer Crag Davey who had only bowled three overs for the season so far. He took 4 for 3 off one over to have the visitors reeling at 9/146. Stuart Eyles bowled the next over and on his third ball captured the last wicket to give what seemed an unlikely one run victory to an excited Bothwell team. But more was to follow. With the books tallied up, an extra run was found and the game ended in a tie! Just goes to show with our great game of cricket, no matter how far behind you might be, you are never out of it... or are you?
WADE GLEESON

Helicopter rescue at Derwent Cliffs last night

AN 18-year-old New Norfolk man was flown to the Royal Hobart Hospital last night after falling during a walk in the Derwent Cliffs Reserve at New Norfolk.

Constable Oakden of Tasmania Police said the man had telephoned for an ambulance after slipping and falling at about 8.15pm. "A Paramedic and two volunteer ambulance officers attended the scene and were able to access him down a steep slope. He had broken his arm and had pain in his lower back," Constable Oakden said.



Police and ambulance officers decided the best way to transport the teenager to hospital was to use the Westpac Rescue Helicopter. The helicopter landed nearby and its crew walked to the man's location and placed him in a stretcher.

The man was then winched into the helicopter and flown to the Hobart Cenotaph helipad and transferred to the Royal Hobart Hospital by ambulance.

Part of New Norfolk without water

A BURST water main has cut water supplies to about 300 properties in central New Norfolk this morning. Reported around 5am, the incident is affecting parts of the town side of the river.

A TasWater crew is on site in Humphrey St and is working to restore services as soon as possible. An estimated restoration time of 1pm has been given. Click here for updates.

TasWater advises that once water has been restored to your property, please run your tap until the water is clear to remove any sediment, cloudiness or air in the pipes. If you continue to experience discoloured water after running your tap, contact TasWater on 13 69 92.

The company has apologised for the inconvenience and has placed a water trailer at the Child and Family Centre on Blair St for affected customers.

UPDATE: TasWater says full restoration is now expected by 4pm. The pipe has been repaired and is being scoured before the water supply resumes.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Lyell Highway roadworks

ROADWORKS are continuing at several locations on the Lyell Highway between New Norfolk and Bronte.

There will be frequent lane closures and delays of up to 15 minutes while work continues on the reconstruction of a 2.5km section highway leading to Ouse. Works are being carried out between 7am and 7pm, with a 60km/h speed limit in force. Sealing is being carried out this week. February 14 is the scheduled completion date.

Major reconstruction continues on the highway between Hollow Tree Rd and Hamilton. A reduced speed limit applies, with frequent lane closures during working hours between 7am and 6pm until February 23.

Further maintenance will be carried out on road pavement on the Lyell Hwy (Hobart Rd) outside
Tynwald Park at New Norfolk today and tomorrow. There will be a reduced speed limit with frequent lane closures during working hours between 9am and 4pm, as well as a reduced speed limit after hours.

Repairs are also being carried out at the junction of the Lyell Hwy and Marlborough Rd near Bronte, starting yesterday and continuing until February 28. Between 8am and 4.30pm there is a reduced speed limit with frequent lane closures.

Glenora in2Cricket again

AN in2CRICKET program will be running at Glenora District School on Sundays from February 5 until March 19 for boys and girls aged 4-10. The sessions will be from 9-10am and the total cost will be $75 per child.

To register and pay, go to playcricket.com.au  > find my local club > enter your postcode > Glenora District High School > Milo in2Cricket.

For more information contact Glenora co-ordinator Annie McKenzie on 0407 881 276 or email annie.mckenzie@education.tas.gov.au