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Sunday, December 31, 2017

Vale Sybil Churchill

WELL-KNOWN former community nurse Sybil Churchill passed away on Christmas Eve, aged 73.

Mrs Churchill was the sister-in-charge of the New Norfolk Community Health Service for a number of years following her arrival in Tasmania in the 1980s. She brought many innovations to the district nursing service including the introduction of support groups and an emphasis on wellness.

She was a key figure in the conversion of the lower-ground floor of the New Norfolk Hospital into the Derwent Valley Community Health Centre in 1991.

Among her community activities she was a past president of the Glenorchy/Derwent Valley Zonta Club and a supporter of New Norfolk's Rotary and Lions clubs.

Mrs Churchill is survived by her husband Barry, her children Joanne, Michelle, Mikel and Craig, 10 grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.

A memorial service will be held at St Matthew's Anglican Church at 11am on January 4.

Condolences to Mrs Churchill's family and friends.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Three shops proposed for old supermarket site

A DEVELOPMENT application has been lodged with the Derwent Valley Council for the conversion of the old New Norfolk Woolworths supermarket into three smaller shops.

Acting on behalf of SFO Property Pty Ltd, architects Michael Cooper and Associates have applied for a partial demolition, extensions and alterations, partial change of use, and signage, at the former supermarket at 17-21 Charles St.

Erected for Purity Supermarkets in 1983, the building on the corner of Charles and George Streets has been vacant since Woolworths moved to its new location on the other side of George St in April 2015.

The "New Norfolk Plaza" proposal includes:
  • A partial change of use to "hotel industry" and a 135 square metre extension to the existing building, for a new Cellarbrations bottle shop proposed to have two full-time staff and two casual staff at any given time, with opening hours from 10am-8pm Sunday to Wednesday and from 10am-9pm from Thursday to Saturday. 
  • A partial change of use to "sport and recreation" for a proposed Zap Fitness gymnasium that would have one full-time staff member between 10am-6pm from Monday to Friday and would be open 24-hours from Monday to Sunday.
  • The largest tenancy will be occupied by a Shiploads discount shop. 
Nine parking spaces will be lost in the $200,000 redevelopment, leaving 140 spaces for customer parking.   

The northern face of the redeveloped supermarket. Click image to enlarge.

Friday, December 29, 2017

Council closes pool for repairs

THE Derwent Valley Council has closed the Bushy Park Swimming Pool for repairs to its to filtration system. Council communications officer Karen Gower-Bradley said the pool would be closed until after the Christmas/New Year holiday due to a "technical issue".

"Derwent Valley Council regrets the inconvenience this may cause, but the health and welfare of our community is paramount and this has prompted the decision to temporarily close the facility until safe operations have been restored," Ms Gower-Bradley said.

The issue does not affect the New Norfolk Olympic Swimming Pool, which remains open.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Westerway Primary School Awards 2017

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Awards for Merit: Dannika Barratt, Prep; Charlotte Hall, Grade 1; Lola Stroh, Grade 2; Emma Pritchard, Grade 3; Safira Gillam, Grade 4; Bronwyn Rust, Grade 5; Georgia Grant, Grade 6.
Awards for Effort: Charlie Triffitt, Prep; Jack Cunningham, Grade 1; Aiden Harvey, Grade 2; Kayden Cunningham, Grade 3; Cooper Watt, Grade 4; Ruby Slater, Grade 5; Isabella Joseph, Grade 6.

Jill Smith Memorial (sponsored by Carol Wilson) Westerway Bees Award Kinder/Prep: Charli Triffitt
Westerway Raspberry Farm Westerway Bees Award Grade 1/2: Ashton Attard
Derwent Valley Buses Westerway Bees Award Grade 3/4: Ashlee Clifford
David Llewellyn MHA Westerway Bees Award Grade 4/5/6: Montanna Edwards
Scott Browning Sportsperson Award: Toby Marriott
Mona Cannan Memorial (Sponsored by Helen Cooper) Award for Prep Literacy: Qynn Fogarty
Minister for Education Respectful Student Award: Emma Pritchard
Central Highlands Council Continuing Education Bursary (Grade 6): Georgia Grant
Central Highlands Council Citizenship Award: Emma Nelson
Derwent Valley Council Civic Recognition Award: Bronwyn Rust
Mark Shelton MHA Perseverance Award: Miya Pappas
Craig Farrell MLC Citizenship Award: Isabella Joseph
Westerway Fire Brigade Community Involvement Award: Ellie Pritchard
Guy Barnett MHA Willingness to Help Peers Award: Bronte McAllister
Award for Outstanding Learning in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Culture (sponsored by Loueen Triffett): Thomas Joseph
Outstanding Engagement in the WildSc'ool Program: Jazmyn Filliponi
Outstanding Engagement in Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program: Kaine McAllister
Councillor Damian Bester Award for Special Effort in Literacy: Neave Cusens
Councillor Damian Bester Award for Special Effort in Civics: William McQueen
Derwent Valley Rotary Club Award for Special Effort in Numeracy: Eliza Wickham
Brian Mitchell MHR Award for Special Effort in Art: Nash Ransley
Rebecca White MHA Award for Achievement in Music: Isabella Joseph
Westerway Primary School Award for Special Effort in Japanese: Piper Triffitt
Westerway Primary School Award for Special Effort in Spelling: Charles Nelson

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Fairview fire doused

THE New Norfolk Fire Brigade made quick work of a vegetation fire at Fairview tonight. Reported at 8.28pm, the fire was quickly contained.

A light tanker, medium tanker and heavy tanker responded to the scene, which was in the area between Oakdale Rd and Warner Ave.

Discovery program at Mt Field National Park

FROM today until January 29, the Summer Discovery Ranger Program will offer visitors to Tasmania's national parks the chance to join in a wide range of activities such as guided walks, evening talks, childrens' activities and much, much more.

Now in its 39th year, the program continues to expand and innovate. This year will see the highly qualified team of Discovery Rangers working their magic at a number of parks including Mt Field. Discovery Rangers will also be out in local communities sharing the wonder of the surrounding reserves at community events throughout the summer holidays.

Mandarin-speaking Discovery Rangers will once again be at Freycinet, Mt Field, Maria Island and Cradle Mountain, providing assistance and highlighting the wonders of these parks to Chinese visitors. For the first time, three Aboriginal Discovery Rangers will present Tasmania's rich Aboriginal heritage to park and reserve visitors and community members across the state.

At Mt Field National Park in the Derwent Valley, Discovery Ranger Emma will offer free fun and educational activities at the following times:

Thursday, December 28
11am - Mt Field minibeasts (1 hour). Meet at the William Crooke Shelter (behind Visitor Centre). Bugs are the foundations of ecosystems. Explore their world in this invertebrate extravaganza.
2pm - Eww! What’s on my shoe? (1 hour). Meet in front of the Visitor Centre. Find out why biosecurity is everyone’s responsibility.

Friday, December 29
10.30am - Devils in danger (1 hour). Meet in front of the Visitor Centre. Learn more about Tasmania’s iconic carnivore and what you can do to protect them.
2pm - Prickly pandani (1.5 hours). Meet at the Lake Dobson Carpark. Just a spiky plan or something much more amazing? Find out on this guided walk of the Pandani Circuit.
8.45pm - Creatures of the night (1.5 hours). Meet in the Fagus room in the Visitor Centre. When night falls, Mt Field comes alive. Please book at the Visitor Centre as there are limited spots.

Saturday, December 30
11am - A walk among giants (1 hour). Meet at the Tall Trees Carpark. Get a new perspective on trees, landscapes, fire, and how humans fit in to it all.
4pm - Platypus prowl (1 hour). Meet in front of the Visitor Centre. Learn about the fascinating monotremes that call the streams of Mt Field home.

Sunday, December 31 
11am - Young bush explorers (1.5 hours). Meet at the William Crooke Shelter behind the Visitor Centre. Ever dreamed of being a park ranger? Come along to learn the basics.
3pm - Eww! What’s on my shoe? (1 hour). Meet in front of the Visitor Centre. Find out why biosecurity is everyone’s responsibility.
8.45pm - Creatures of the night (1.5 hours). Meet in the Fagus room in the Visitor Centre. When
night falls, Mt Field comes alive. Please book at the Visitor Centre as there are limited spots.

Monday, January 1
11am - Wild and winged (1 hour). Meet in front of the Visitor Centre. What came first the native hen or the egg? This question and more will be answered on a guided bird walk.
2pm - Discovery and wonder display (1 hour). Meet in front of the Visitor Centre. Get acquainted with some of the amazing creatures that live at Mt Field.

Tuesday, January 2 
10.30am - Russell Falls roving ranger (1 hour). Meet on the Russell Falls track. Learn more about Tasmania’s oldest National Park, as Discovery Ranger Emma roves along the Russell Falls track.
1pm - Art in the bush (1 hour). Meet in the Fagus Room in the Visitor Centre. Discover your inner artist using natural materials and nature as your muse.
3pm -  Platypus prowl (1 hour). Meet in front of the Visitor Centre. Learn about the fascinating monotremes that call the streams of Mt Field home.

PLEASE NOTE: Please bring sun and rain protection. Activities may be cancelled in bad weather. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas in New Norfolk

A FREE Christmas lunch will be available at the St Matthew's Church Hall in Bathurst St, New Norfolk, on Christmas Day. The lunch is provided by the churches of New Norfolk, particularly for those who may be on their own at Christmas.

Lunch starts at 12.30 and the theme is "bring a friend or come and make a friend." For more information, to request transport or to make a booking or a donation phone 0409 954 052.

Church services tonight (Christmas Eve)
St Peter's Catholic Church, Hillside Crescent: Family mass, 6pm; Midnight mass 9pm
St Matthew's Anglican Church, Bathurst St: Christmas Eve Eucharist with carols, 11pm.

Church services tomorrow (Christmas Day) 
St Peter's Catholic Church, Hillside Crescent: mass, 9am
St Matthew's Anglican Church, Bathurst St: Family Christmas Eucharist with carols, 9.30am; Free Christmas Community Lunch in church hall, noon.

Merry Christmas to all readers of the New Norfolk News.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Two new businesses open for Christmas

Aaron Unsworth-Hall behind the counter
at Value Plus Fairview.
TWO new businesses have opened at New Norfolk this week, providing local residents and visitors with a new variety store and a new place to eat.

The long-closed Fairview supermarket at 41-45 Benjamin Terrace has re-opened as the Value Plus variety store, offering essential grocery lines, confectionery, gifts, tech items and more. More information is available on the shop's Facebook page.

The shop's low-key opening on Wednesday followed months of speculation while the landlord prepared the premises for potential tenants.

The Value Plus store at Fairview.
The shop is open daily from 7am-8pm. About half of the floorspace is presently being used and the operators hope to add extra stock in the days ahead.

There are also plans to introduce takeaway food in the near future. Meat pies are already available, along with bread, milk and newspapers.

The other new business to open this week is the a la carte Willow Court Restaurant, operating in the former Nosh Pit and Olive Tree premises at 43 George St.

The restaurant and cafe is open from 10.30am daily, with options for morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. More information is available on its Facebook page.

The Willow Court Restaurant at 43 George St.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Better late than never at Bushy Park

THE weather is about to take a turn for the worse for a few days, but a warm welcome is assured when the Bushy Park War Memorial Swimming Pool opens for the summer season tomorrow (Saturday).

After a delayed start, new manager Mark Wilson and the pool committee have the popular public facility ready for another summer. The 33m solar-heated outdoor pool will be open daily from 10am-6pm. Facilities include a kiosk and barbecue area.

Bushy Park War Memorial Swimming Pool is at 601 Gordon River Rd, Bushy Park. For more information phone 6286 2050 or visit the pool's Facebook page.

Change to Christmas garbage collection

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Southern Cricket Association round seven

Southern Cricket Association
Round 7, December 16-17.

New Norfolk I 10/218 off 49.2 overs d. Old Beach 9/106 off 32.2 overs at Tynwald Park.
Batting: Matthew Bowden 74 (three fours, three sixes), Adam McKeown 41 (four fours), Seb Wishart 33 (one four), Jake King 15 (one four), Jordan Banks-Smith 14 (one six).
Bowling: Joe McCulloch 3-19 (9.2), Ben Smith 2-22 (4), Josh Rowlands 1-6 (6), Jordan Banks-Smith 1-33 (6).

Gretna 7/284 off 50 overs d. Wellington 10/156 off 48.3 overs at Gretna.
Batting: Ben Rainbird 120 (17 fours, two sixes), Glenn Blackwell 36 (two fours), Zac Crosswell 27no (three fours), C. Cunningham 25no (two fours, one six), Luke Crosswell 22 (four fours), Jackson Ackerly 18 (three fours).
Bowling: Craig Cunningham 3-34 (10), Zac Crosswell 2-15 (10), Aaron Maddox 1-20 (10), Ben Rainbird 1-20 (5.3), Corey Ransley 1-25 (10), Jackson Ackerly 1-9 (2).

Knights 6/254 off 48.3 overs d. Molesworth I 8/253 off 50 overs at Collinsvale Oval.
Batting: Josh Ransley 114 from 108 balls (18 fours, three sixes), Khan Stokes 96no from 113 balls (eight fours, six sixes), Jeremy Nichols 12 (one four).
Bowling: Jeremy Nichols 2-28 (10), Daniel Coppleman 2-70 (9). 1-26 (10).

New Norfolk II 7/254 off 50 overs d. Sandford 10/121 off 48.5 overs at Clarence High School.
Batting: Nathan Rice 55 (three fours, two sixes), Stewart Rice 52 (five fours, two sixes), Blake Kemmler 36 (four fours), Jamie Hill 31 (one four, one six), Jye Bearman 13 (three fours), Chris Ashcroft 13no (one four).
Bowling: Stewart Rice 3-26 (9), Josh Walsh 2-12 (10), Graeme Rowlands 2-22 (10), Zaheer Hussain 1-15 (9), Nathan Rice 1-15 (6), Jamie Hill 1-30 (4.5).

Hobart 6/118 off 43.2 overs d. Bothwell I 9/117 off 50 overs at Risdon Vale Oval.
Batting: Kelvin Eyles 31, Nathan Eyles 24, Cody Eyles 11, Tyler White 10, Matthew Eyles 10.
Bowling: Matthew Eyles 4-29 (10), Brock Nichols 2-24 (9).

Gretna II 3/82 off 19 overs d. Bushy Park 10/81 off 20.5 overs at Bushy Park Showground.
Gretna II Batting: Jordan Hastie 24no (two fours, one six), Todd Jarvis 22 (four fours), Matthew Coulson 19 (one four). Bushy Park Bowling: Terrance Pritchard 2-19 (6), Geoff Crosswell 1-24 (4).
Bushy Park Batting: Troy Smith 14 (two fours, one six), Mitchell Crosswell 13 (two fours), Dylan Grant 11, Trent Grant 10 (one four).
Gretna Bowling: Matthew Coulson 5-26 (9), Mathew Burns 4-24 (4.5), Sam Booth 1-28 (4).

Knights 10/145 off 49.4 overs d. Molesworth II 10/139 off 44.1 overs at Boyer Oval.
Batting: Brayden Hodge 22 (three fours), Jack Evans 22 (two fours, one six), Shayne Upton 17 (three fours), Sam Triffitt 17 (one four).
Bowling: Sam Triffitt 4-9 (10), Jack Evans 3-21 (7.4), Shayne Upton 1-19 (6), Larry Menzie 1-21 (6), Mark Jablonski 1-30 (6).

New Norfolk III 3/112 off 24.2 overs d. Montagu Bay 10/108 off 30.4 overs at Geilston Bay Oval No.1.
Batting: David Mitchelmore 54no (five fours), Colby Kemmler 21 (one four), Nathan Heron 17 (one four).
Bowling: Stuart Muir 4-37 (10), Brad Kemmler 3-15 (5.4), Cody Morgan-Coleman 1-2 (2), Liam Kalbfell 1-18 (6).

Claremont 4/145 off 24.2 overs d. Bothwell II 10/143 off 41.2 overs at Bothwell.
Batting: Adam Clark 29 (five fours), Stuart Eyles 28, Simon Eyles 21, Michael White 12 (two fours).
Bowling: Brad Eyles 1-24 (4.2), Blake Eyles 1-28 (6), Mathew Glover 1/28 (5).

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Council offers GM a new contract

FOLLOWING a closed council meeting last week, Derwent Valley mayor Martyn Evans announced that the council had resolved to offer a new contract of employment to general manager Greg Winton.

Mr Winton was first appointed on a three-year contract in May 2015, with an annual salary package of $190,000 including all entitlements, plus a laptop computer and up to $7000 per annum for communications, conferences and memberships.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Glenora school awards for 2017

CONGRATULATIONS to all the recipients of awards at Glenora District School's presentation assembly yesterday and the donors who made them possible. Awards were presented to students in the primary and secondary sections of the school. Grade 10 student Lara Plunkett received 10 awards including Dux of the School.

Central Highlands Council Further Education Bursary: Nicole Walker.
Bushy Park Estates Bursary: Jesse Anderson.
Norske Skog Bursary to Higher Education: Lilli Hayton, Isabella Jacklin, Connor King and Ebony Downie.
Derwent Valley Council Bursary: Amelia Triffitt.
New Norfolk High School Transition Bursary: Dallas Anderson.
Sylvia & Charles Viertel Springboard to Higher Education Bursary: Lara Plunkett.

Glenora School Association Awards
Award for Art (Secondary): Lara Plunkett.
Award for Multi-Media: Jesse Anderson.
Award for Encouragement of Lifelong Learning in Numeracy: Tasha Kaye.
Award for Materials, Design and Technology: Linus Castro.
Award for Automotive Engineering: Dylan Walker.
Award for Encouragement of Lifelong Learning in Literacy: Ruby Hay.
Award for Science: Lara Plunkett.
Award for History: Lara Plunkett.
Award for Health and Wellbeing: Amelia Triffett.
Award for the Arts (Primary): Madeleine Wright.
Award for Primary Numeracy: Liam King.
Award for Primary Literacy: Stephanie Laycock.
Award for Outstanding Improvement to Reading: Dylan Russell.
Award for Commitment and Focus to Home Reading: Aydan Bailey.
Trevor McHugh Leadership and Service Award: Hayden Plunkett.

Special Awards
New Norfolk Lions Club Citizenship & Service Award: Charlie Smith.
Mark Shelton MHA School Spirit Award: Sharnie Triffett and James Conley.
Rene Hidding MHA Initiative & Effort Award: Darcy Lovell.
Senator Carol Brown Award for Special Contribution to the School: Harry Townsend.
Shepherd Family Award for Service to the Community: Chloe Barrington, Lillie Skinner, Montanna Gittus.
Guy Barnett MHA Volunteering Spirit Award: Dylan Davis.
Senator Eric Abetz All Round Consistency and Effort Award: Stephanie Laycock.
Shellie Triffett Award for School Values: Jayson Laycock.
Brian Mitchell MHR Award for Engagement and Participation in School: Hayden Plunkett.
David Llewellyn MHA Encouragement in Reading Award: Kayley Thorne.

Bushy Park Show Society Award for Hospitality: Angel Morris.
Derwent Valley Masonic Lodge Award for Transition from Primary to Secondary: Milla Hunt.
Central Highlands Council Mayor's Citizenship Award: Almar JR Castro.
Steven Cashion Memorial (Secondary Outstanding Sportsperson): Hayden Davis.
SRC Outstanding Primary Sportsperson Award: Lucy Triffett.
Sporting Participation Award (Primary): Ruby Jackson and Madeleine Wright.
Effort and Endeavour Awards (Primary): Bailey Hall, Leah Laycock, Rylee Triffett, Abbey Davidson, Kayla Roach, Taylah Nichols, Abbey Bailey and Evie Anning.
Citizenship and Service Awards (Primary): Ruby Lovell, Natasha Panschow, Jack Embrey, Lillie Skinner, Heidi Davidson, Mollie Fenton.
Award for Special Efforts in Senior Primary: Damen Hall.
Special Merit Awards (Secondary): Harry Townsend, Breanna Hansch, Dylan Walker, Lilli Hayton.
Caltex All-Round Achievement Award: Lara Plunkett.
Rebecca White MHA Glenora Merit Award: Callie Cooper.
Craig Farrell MLC Participation Award (Secondary): Cain Plunkett.
Craig Farrell MLC Primary Co-operation Award: Lane Scherer.
Pursuit of Learning Awards: Hayley Hean (Primary) and Brock Hill (Secondary).
Minister for Education's Respectful Schools Award: Isabella Cooper.
New Norfolk High School Respectful Schools Award: Indianna Hill and Mia Temple.
Primary Academic Excellence Awards: Crystal Plunkett, Ryan Jones, Hayden Plunkett, Indianna Hill, Callie Cooper, Stephanie Laycock, Tasha Kay and Isabella Cooper.
Secondary Academic Excellence Awards: Brandon Plunkett, Mia Temple, Seb Hay and Lara Plunkett.
Councillor Damian Bester Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Literacy: Emily Bester (Primary) and Seb Hay (Secondary).
Claremont College Award: Lara Plunkett.
ADF Long Tan Leadership and Teamwork Award: Lara Plunkett.

Veart Memorial Award for Excellence - Dux of the School (donated by Student Representative Council and Councillor Damian Bester): Lara Plunkett.

Glenora District School graduates 2017
Dallas Anderson, Jesse Anderson, Jye Cooper, Ebony Downie, Georgia Hall, Lilli Hayton, Isabella Jacklin, Connor King, Harley Manie, Emma Mayne, Kylee McKay, Angel Morris, Brodie Percy, Lara Plunkett, Jack Smith, Kyle Strong, Amelia Triffitt, Nicole Walker, Mitchell White.  

Award recipients at Glenora District School.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Residents don't rate the council

A NO-CONFIDENCE motion in the mayor and councillors was passed by ratepayers attending the Derwent Valley Council's annual general meeting last Thursday night.

The motion was moved by Molesworth resident Alby Stephenson and seconded by New Norfolk resident Philip Dillon.

With about 12 people in the public gallery, the meeting was the best-attended council AGM in recent years. Mr Stephenson was the only person to make a written submission to the meeting, in which he detailed the frustrations of Molesworth residents who have been waiting for part of Collins Cap Rd to be sealed.

Mr Stephenson said the council had agreed in 2013 to set aside $100,000 each year until 2017 to fund a $400,000 project to seal 1.8km of Collins Cap Rd from Wyre Forest Rd to Tubbs Rd in order to improve safety and resolve the local dust problem.

Work should have started this year but Mr Stephenson had been told the funds set aside for the project were not cash-backed. He described this as "Monopoly money".

Mr Dillon questioned the council on its response to several recent roadworks project which he described as substandard. General manager Greg Winton said the council had been in dialogue with the contractors about carrying out repairs but Mr Dillon wasn't impressed, saying reconstruction was needed - not repairs.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Christmas at St Matthew's

Christmas events and services at St Matthew’s Anglican Church
Bathurst St, New Norfolk

A warm welcome is extended to all local residents and visitors.

Sunday, December 17: A Christmas celebration of carols, readings and scenes of the Nativity, led by the St Matthew’s Singers under the direction of Susan Reppion-Brooke, 7.30pm

Sunday, December 24 (Christmas Eve): Family Eucharist with carols, 9.30am; Christmas Eve Eucharist with carols, 11pm.

Monday, December 25, (Christmas Day): Family Christmas Eucharist with carols, 9.30am; Free Christmas Community Lunch in St Matthew’s Hall, noon.

Last Sunday's junior cricket

Junior League Cricket
Round 8 — Last Sunday 

New Norfolk 3/153 off 30 overs d. Lindisfarne White 8/38 off 18 overs at Tynwald Park.
Batting: Jack Morgan Miller 45 not out (seven fours, one six), Cameron McMaster 19 (four fours), Blake Sillifant 16no, Wyatt Townsend 13no, Cale Browning 11no. Bowling: Tate Browning 2-3 (3), Wyatt Townsend 2-3 (2), Cameron McMaster 2-6 (2), Tom Murray 2-9 (3).

Brighton 2/93 off 13.5 overs d. Gretna 8/91 off 22 overs at Old Beach.
Batting: Jorden Conley 27 (three fours), Connor Gittus 26 (one four), Caleb Mayne 11 (one four). Bowling: Caleb Mayne 2-1 (0.5).

Gretna 5/120 off 20 overs d. Brighton Blue 7/35 off 17.3 overs at Tynwald Park.
Batting: Zac Wheeler 48 (five fours), Brayden Butler 30 (one four), Dylan Davis 12no (one four). Bowling: Jacob Blackwell 3-8 (4), Josh Whyte 2-2 (2), Zac Wheeler 1-0 (2.3), Dylan Davis 1-4 (2).

Last weekend's local cricket

AFTER all the rain from the previous two weekends of the Kookaburra Southern Cricket Association, we finally saw a full round of cricket played in Round 6.

A fine 94 not out by Harry Booth and a 58 and 4-43 from Seb Wishart saw New Norfolk I defeat Claremont by 11 runs at Abbotsfield Park last Saturday. In a match reduced to 40-overs per innings the Red Caps made 6/229. In reply, Claremont gave it a good shake finishing just short on 7/218 off its 40 overs. Harry Booth’s innings was the real mainstay of New Norfolk’s innings. He hit 10 fours and three sixes. He was well supported by Seb Wishart whose half century of 58 with five fours helped build the winning total. Wishart backed it up with great bowling taking four wickets. Jordan Banks-Smith 2-37 (7) and Joe McCulloch 1-30 (4) helped keep the opposition under the required total.

Molesworth I defeated Gretna I by eight runs in a close affair at Boyer Oval on Saturday. Batting first, the home team made 10/173 off 48.2 overs. Molesworth got off to a bad start when captain and opener Brayden Hodge was run out by a direct hit from Peter Jelkic with the score on four. But then Nick Piuselli 47 (six fours) and Ryan Banks-Smith 14 runs (one four) put on a 71-run stand. Brad Coppleman kept the score ticking over making 42 with two fours and a six. In reply, Gretna needed a run per ball from the final three overs, but was bowled out finishing 10/165 from 49.3 overs. Rhys Browning batted well making 43 (three fours) as did Ben Rainbird with 27 (three fours). The pair put on 44. Luke Crosswell 28 made (one four), Peter Jelkic found some form making 20 (two fours, one six) and Zac Crosswell 14no did well. For Molesworth it was young Jye Lester who did the damage, sending down nine overs and taking 4-30 in a very good performance . Daniel Coppleman also did his bit with 2-30 (10). Brad Coppleman and Brayden Hodge both took 1-37 (10) while Josh Ransley took the final wicket from three balls to give his team victory.

In a thrilling finish at Old Beach, New Norfolk II lost to Old Beach by just two wickets. After making 9/225 off its 50 overs, New Norfolk defended its total with some fine bowling, but was beaten in the last over with the home side hitting a boundary off the fifth ball of the final over, finishing 8/227 off 49.5 overs. In a terrific effort with the ball, Josh Rowlands almost single-handledly won the match for his team with the big haul of 6-30 off 9.5 overs. In a fine spell, Rowlands gave everything for his team. Earlier with the bat, openers Stewart Rice and Jake King put on an excellent 130 opening partnership. Rice hit eight fours and four sixes in his 71, while King hit five fours and one six in his 56. Down the order, Jarrod Browning remained 19no (one four). With the ball for the Red Caps, aside from Josh Rowlands' big haul, his uncle Graeme Rowlands bowled with plenty of fire. Graeme opened the bowling and finished with tidy figures of 1-26 (10) while the other wicket taker was Nathan Rice with 1-51 (10). New Norfolk may have lost, but will take plenty of positives from this match and can stay in contact with the top four.

Gretna II defeated St Aidans by 108 runs at Gretna. The home side had first hit and made 6/267 from its 50 overs. This was mainly due to the very good innings from veteran Mathew Burns who made 114no. Burns hit eight fours and six sixes in his century and what’s more, in his previous three innings he failed to score. Burns shared partnerships of 46 with Jon Smith 40 runs (eight fours), 97 with Brian Smith 32 (two fours) and 75 with Aaron Browning who did well remaining 26no. Earlier Mat Coulson made 18 two fours and Adam Browning 16 (one four). In reply the visitors were bowled out for 159 from 38.5 overs. Young opening bowler Sam Booth put in a fine effort taking 4-35 from nine overs. Spinner Aaron Browning capped off a great day taking 2-27 from 4.5 overs as did Jon Smith with 1-13 (6) and Mat Coulson took 1-41 (10). There were two run outs. In all a very good win for Gretna.

Bothwell I playing at home kept its winning run intact with a 56-run win over Claremont on Sunday. The Bucks won the toss and batted first, making 9/172 from their 50 overs. They were soon in trouble at 4/25, but then a very good 48 from Kelvin Eyles which included five fours. Down the order Brock Nichols made 35no with four fours and Nathan White chipped in with 20 (three fours). In reply, the visitors were bowled out for 116 off 33 overs. This low score was due to some great bowling, especially from opener Nathan White who sent down 10 overs, four maidens, finishing with the excellent figures off 5-17 . White tore through the Claremont top order to set up a great win. Brock Nichols was tight also with 2-13 (5). Matthew Eyles took 2-20 (6) and Tyler White took the other wicket 1-10 (2).

In the other fourth grade match, Bushy Park went down to Weily Park by two wickets at Weily Park. Winning the toss and playing one man short, Bushy Park chose to bat and made 9/121 off 28.4 overs. Mitchell Crosswell top-scored with a very good 55. Shaun Fenton made 22 while Geoff Crosswell made 21. In reply, the home team just got it done finishing 8/122 off 39.1 overs. Best with the ball was Geoff Crosswell with 2-30 (9). Captain Troy Smith bowled tightly taking 1-22 (10) as did Mitchell Crosswell with 1-12 (6). Dylan Grant took 1-19 (5) and there were three runouts.

Top-placed New Norfolk III accounted for the Knights by 65 runs at Collinsvale Oval. A superb spell of bowling of 4-5 off 10 overs by Aaron Drew saw the Knights bowled out very cheaply. Drew’s spell saw him bowl five maidens in what is one of the best displays of the season to date. Batting first, the Red Caps made 10/128 off 41.5 overs and in reply the home side was bundled out for just 63 off 36.1 overs. Blake Kemmler topped scored with 22 (two fours, one six) while Steve Sillifant made 16 (one four, two sixes). Zaheer Hussain took 2-18 off 10 overs, Stuart Muir 1-22 (10), Coby Kemmler 1-7 (2.1) and Jye Bearman 1-3 (1). In all a very convincing win for New Norfolk who are yet to lose a match.

Molesworth II was defeated by Derwent  by five wickets at Clarence High School. Batting first, Molesworth was bowled out for 111 off 44.2 overs. Mark Jablonski played a lone hand making 43 (five fours) while Aaron Bradley made 14. Having just 10 players and only eight batting didn’t help the course. In reply, Derwent finished at 5/112 off 21.3 overs. Shayne Upton took 2/29 from four overs. Jake Sorrenson did well with 1-8 (5) while Zane Lester took 1-6 from 1.3 overs.

Bothwell II easily accounted for Wellington at St Virgil’s by 128 runs on Sunday. Winning the toss and batting, Bothwell made 10/221 from 48 overs. In reply, Wellington was dismissed for just 93 off 24.5 overs. With the bat for the Bucks, batting at Number 10, Brodie White top-scored with 33. White's innings included five fours as he teamed up with number 11 batsman Jamie Devin 16 (two fours). The pair put on a valuable 71 last-wicket partnership. Blake Eyles made 28 (six fours), opener Adam Clark made 22 (four fours) and Michael White made 20 (one four). With the ball, Bothwell used just the three bowlers with Nathan Eyles with a bag off 5 for 40 (10) and Stuart Eyles 4-22 (8) steam rolling the Wellington line up in a very good display of bowling.

This is the weekend to see the Wizard

THE Derwent Valley Players are performing their Christmas pantomime this weekend, with multiple performances of their adaptation of The Wizard of Oz being given in New Norfolk War Memorial Hall in Circle St.

There will be five performances over the weekend. Today's (Saturday) shows will be at 11am, 2pm and 5pm, while on tomorrow (Sunday) there will be performances at 11am and 2pm only.

The Derwent Valley Players say their modified-script Wizard of Oz panto will be full of fun for children and adults alike. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Buy online or at the door.

Monday, December 11, 2017

NNHS Awards for 2017

NEW Norfolk High School's annual prizegiving assembly last Monday night recognised the efforts of a long list of achievers in Years 7 to 11.

The major award of the New Norfolk High School Medal was presented to to Emma Browning who also won three  other prizes.

The presentation evening was held in the school gymnasium on December 4. Congratulations to all recipients and to the donors who make the awards possible.

Claremont College Bursary (for a student proceeding to Claremont College): Alesha Moles

Magra CWA Vocational Bursary (for a student proceeding to a VET Course): Haylee Farrow
Ross “Roscoe” Nicholson TYGA FM Commemorative Bursary for Music or Media: Kayley Smith
Central Highlands Council Bursary (for a student residing in the Central Highlands, proceeding to Further Education): Emily Nichols
Norske Skog Bursaries (for students proceeding to Year 11): Nathan Rice, Blake Howlett, Kaitlen Rainbird and Renee Temple
Craig Farrell MLC Bursary (for a student enrolling in Year 11): Jeremy Nichols
Bennett Construction Bursary (for a student enrolling in Year 11): Kimberly Slater
Gilbert Automotive Bursary (for a student enrolling in Year 11): Ashley Davies
NNHS Bursary (for a student enrolling in Year 11 at New Norfolk High School): Heather Godfrey
The UTAS C.H. Miller Custodian Foundation Springboard to Higher Education Bursary: Ellie Ure

Major Awards
New Norfolk High School Caltex Best All Rounder Medal: Heather Godfrey
New Norfolk High School Highest Academic Achievement in Grade 10: Ellie Ure
New Norfolk High School Medal: Kaitlen Rainbird
Year 10 Subject Awards
MyState New Norfolk Award for Achievement in Mathematics: Jeremy Nichols
MyState New Norfolk Award for Achievement in English: Ellie Ure
MyState New Norfolk Award for Achievement in Science: Ellie Ure
Councillor Damian Bester Award for Achievement in History: Ellie Ure
Councillor Damian Bester Award for Achievement in Geography: Alesha Moles
PCYC Award for Achievement in Health and Wellbeing: Nathan Rice
Andrew Walter Constructions Award for Achievement in My Education: Blake Howlett
Edwards Family Award for Achievement in Vocational & Applied Learning – Foods: Alkira Smith
Derwent Valley School of Creative Woodwork Award for Achievement in Vocational & Applied Learning - MDT: Nathan Rice
Taylor Lacey Memorial Award for Achievement in the Arts - Visual Arts: Alesha Moles and Emily Burns
NNHS Award for Achievement in the Arts – Dance: Alana Dias
Derwent Valley Concert Band Award for Outstanding Contribution to the School Concert Band Program: Alesha Moles
NNHS Award for Achievement in the Arts – Music: Kayley Smith
NNHS Award for Achievement in the Arts – Drama: Joshua Woolley
Andrew Walter Constructions Award for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM): Nathan Rice
New Norfolk Guardian Pharmacy Award for Personal Endeavour and Commitment to Personal Growth: Kayden Parr
Year 7 Awards
Carol Foster Award for Outstanding Progress in Reading: Damian Belbin
Lachlan CWA Memorial Encouragement Award: Annabell Miles
RSL Award for Improvement and Consistent Effort: Kaide Pearce
Senator Catryna Bilyk Award for Consistent Work Ethic: Sophie Lincoln
New Norfolk Guardian Pharmacy Award for Upholding the School Values: Kayne Briggs
Craig Farrell MLC Award for Community Service & Citizenship: Lily Hanlon-Taylor
Primary Schools Outstanding Achievement across the Curriculum (Fairview Primary School): Tanisha Crosswell
Primary Schools Outstanding Achievement across the Curriculum (Molesworth Primary School): Tara Morris
Primary Schools Outstanding Achievement across the Curriculum (New Norfolk Primary School): Casper Piskula
Commonwealth Bank Grade 7 Best All Rounder Award: Molly Branch

Year 8 Awards
Carol Foster Award for Outstanding Progress in Reading: Kerbie Bird
Lachlan CWA Memorial Encouragement Award: Zane Lester
RSL Award for Improvement and Consistent Effort: Dimity Davidson
Mark Shelton MHA Award for Upholding the School Values: Montanna Ward
Dazeley Award for Service to the School Community: Tahlia Walker
Rene Hidding MHA Award for Outstanding Achievement across the Curriculum: Holly Lowe
Commonwealth Bank Grade 8 Best All Rounder Award: Tahlia Zabel

Year 9 Awards
David Llewellyn MHA Encouragement Award: Brigette Insley
Guy Barnett MHA Volunteering Award: Jamie Brown
The Gazette Award for Achievement in English: Nikita Klemke
Mathematical Association of Tasmania Phil Lake Award for Consistent Effort in Mathematics: Jenna Collins
Derwent Valley School of Creative Woodwork Award for Achievement in Computer Aided Design: Kelsy Phillips
Andrew Walter Constructions Award for Business Enterprise through the Cafe Class: Connor Oates
Pat Blackwell Community Service and Citizenship Award: Gabrielle Woodham
Tasmanian Alkaloids Pty Ltd Award for Exemplary Commitment to the Values of Education: Kelsy Phillips
Derwent Valley Council Award for Outstanding Achievement across the Curriculum: Cody Filliponi
Derwent Valley Masonic Lodge Grade 9 Best All Rounder Award: Kate Duindam
Year 10 Awards
Senator Carol Brown Award for Personal Endeavour: Jeremy Nichols
Rebecca White MHA Encouragement Award: Haylee Farrow
Minister for Education and Training – Respectful Student Award: Kaitlen Rainbird
Tina and Stephen Rhodes Memorial Trophy for Outstanding Values in Girls Sport: Kaitlen Rainbird
Michael Graham Memorial Trophy for Boys Sport & Sportsmanship: Nathan Rice
F.H. Dixon Bequest for Achievement in Public Speaking: Heather Godfrey
ADF Long Tan Leadership & Teamwork Award: Samuel Holloway
David Jefferson and Magra Fire Brigade Memorial Award for Service to the School Community: Thomas Rainbird
Lions Club of New Norfolk Community Service & Citizenship Award: Heather Godfrey
Lyons Shield for Excellence in Academia, Community Service and School Participation: Ashley Davies
Derwent Valley Rotary Club Shield for Citizenship, Service and Fellowship over 4 years: Haylee Farrow and Nathan Rice
Cody Burdon Award for Dedication and Persistent Effort: Blake Howlett
Year 11/12 Awards
Senior Secondary Award for Consistently Demonstrating the School Values: Sy Dang Ngyuen
Williams Mitre 10 Senior Secondary Award for Community Service and School Participation: Ellie Hayton
Senior Secondary Award for Perseverance and Consistent Effort: Thomas Booth
ADF Long Tan Leadership and Teamwork Award: Britney Nelson
Jacqui Triffitt Award for Self Belief: Britney Nelson
Senior Secondary Award for Outstanding Commitment to Education: Natasha Winter

Local driver facing multiple charges

A LOCAL man faces court tonight or tomorrow (Tuesday) after being charged with multiple driving offences today. Sergeant Chris Hey of New Norfolk Police said it was alleged that a 59-year-old New Norfolk man had twice been intercepted driving whilst intoxicated.

"Mid-morning today (December 11, 2017), the man was intercepted in the business district of New Norfolk and was charged with high range drink driving (0.16) and not being the holder of a drivers licence," Sgt Hey said. "He was bailed to appear in court in January 2018. As a result of the charges, the man was also immediately disqualified from driving."

Police allege that soon after the man's release, his vehicle went missing from where it had been intercepted. They allege that the man had returned to the vehicle and continued to drive it using spare keys.

"Police located the vehicle on the eastern side of the New Norfolk Bridge, which resulted in a vehicle
clamp being installed. Just prior to 3pm police received calls from members of the public regarding a vehicle being driven in New Norfolk with a police clamp attached," Sgt Hey said.

"The same male was intercepted a short time later in a residential area of New Norfolk nearby to school area. The man now faces additional charges of driving without a licence, driving whilst disqualified
and breaching bail. He remains in custody and will face court this evening or Tuesday."

Sunday, December 10, 2017

2017 Christmas Parade gallery

MANY hundreds of people turned out to witness the 2017 New Norfolk Christmas Parade yesterday. 

The Tasmania Police Pipe Band.

New Norfolk Lions Club.

New Norfolk Fire Brigade.

Glenora District School.

Corumbene Care.

Eager onlookers in the crowd.

Combined Churches of New Norfolk.

Fairview Primary School.

New Norfolk Primary School.

Derwent Scottish Pipe Band.

Derwent Scottish Pipe Band.

Santa Claus.

Happy members of the Kava family.

Tasmania Police Pipe Band.

Glenora District School.

Pagasus vintage fire engine. 

Passengers in the Pegasus vintage fire engine.

Gretna Fire Brigade.

Gretna Fire Brigade.

Combined Churches of New Norfolk.

Combined Churches of New Norfolk.

Derwent Valley Concet Band.

Derwent Valley Concert Band.

New Norfolk Rowing Club.

Industrie Performing Arts.

Industrie Performing Arts.

Lachlan Fire Brigade.

Norske Skog Boyer

Derwent Valley Child and Family Centre (Ptunnara).

New Norfolk Primary School.

New Norfolk Primary School.

Derwent Scottish Pipe Band.

Part of the crowd opposite the post office.