Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Council to meet at Granton

THIS month's Derwent Valley Council meeting will be held at the Granton Memorial Hall tomorrow (Thursday) night at 7pm. A community forum will be held beforehand, starting at 6.30pm, allowing the public to discuss matters of concern with the council in a relatively informal setting.

Copies of the council agenda will be available at the meeting and can also be downloaded from the council website here.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Final flood watch

Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania


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

Final Flood Watch for Huon and Derwent catchments


Issued at 10:20 am on Sunday 16 September 2018

By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.


Flood Watch Number: 2

Flooding is no longer expected in the Huon and Derwent catchments. River rises are occurring at some locations in response to overnight rainfall.

In the 24 hours to 9am Sunday, widespread rainfall totals of 5 to 25 mm were observed.

No significant rainfall is expected during Sunday.

Strong and dangerous flows may be a hazard during Sunday.


Flooding is no longer expected in the following catchments: Huon and Derwent

Note: This Flood Watch is a "heads up" for possible future flooding and is NOT a Flood Warning. The Bureau of Meteorology does not provide a flood warning service for all of the catchments covered by this flood watch. For more information on the Flood Watch Service: http://www.bom.gov.au/water/floods/floodWarningServices.shtml

For the latest warnings see www.bom.gov.au/tas/warnings

For the latest rainfall and river level information see www.bom.gov.au/tas/flood

For the latest weather forecast see www.bom.gov.au/tas/forecasts

Flood Safety Advice:

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

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

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

For life threatening situations, call 000 immediately.

Next Issue:

This is a final Flood Watch, no further watches will be issued for this event.

Derwent catchment on flood watch

Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania


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

Initial Flood Watch for Huon and Derwent catchments


Issued at 2:58 pm on Saturday 15 September 2018

By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.


Flood Watch Number: 1

Strong river rises are possible from late Saturday along tributaries in the south of the River Derwent catchment, such as Florentine, Styx, Tyenna and Plenty rivers, and along the Huon River.

A low pressure system is passing along the the south coast of Tasmania, with a vigorous west to southwesterly stream to follow Saturday afternoon. There is also a risk of thunderstorms.

Catchments are relatively wet.

Widespread rainfall totals of 15 to 25 mm are expected for the remainder of Saturday.

Isolated minor flooding is possible. Catchment specific warnings will be issued if and when required.

Strong and dangerous flows may be a hazard over the next couple of days.


Catchments likely to be affected include:

Huon River

Derwent River


Note: This Flood Watch is a "heads up" for possible future flooding and is NOT a Flood Warning. The Bureau of Meteorology does not provide a flood warning service for all of the catchments covered by this flood watch. For more information on the Flood Watch Service: http://www.bom.gov.au/water/floods/floodWarningServices.shtml

For the latest warnings see www.bom.gov.au/tas/warnings

For the latest rainfall and river level information see www.bom.gov.au/tas/flood

For the latest weather forecast see www.bom.gov.au/tas/forecasts

Flood Safety Advice:

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

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

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

For life threatening situations, call 000 immediately.

Next Issue:

The next Flood Watch will be issued by 10am on Sunday 16 September 2018.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Road weather alert

Bureau of Meteorology

Tasmania


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

Issued at 9:56pm on Saturday 15 September 2018.


Snow covered roads above 300 metres will make driving conditions dangerous during Saturday and Sunday in parts of the North West Coast, Western, Central Plateau, Midlands, East Coast, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts.

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

The next alert will be issued by 5am Sunday.

Junior football best and fairest awards

Back: Riley Blackaby, left, Bailey Wheeler, Sophie
Farrow and Charlie Lovell; front: Caden Donaghy,
and Ashley Harwood.
THERE was a big crowd to cheer on all the youngsters taking part in the New Norfolk Junior Football Club best and fairest vote count at the New Norfolk District Football Clubrooms on Friday last week.

The Under 12 boys’ count was a two-way tie, with Tyler Benson and Caden Donaghy each taking home the Lyn Harris Medal on 27 votes each, while Traye Triffett was runner-up with 19 votes.

Ashley Harwood was the inaugural winner of the David Banks Medal for the newly-formed Under 13 girls’ team with 21 votes. Felicity Bomford and Shianne Jones were runners-up on 15 votes.

STJFL Beakley Medallist Bailey Wheeler took out the Peter Birchall Medal in the Under 14 boys’ competition with 33 votes. Riley Blackaby was runner up on 27.

In the Under 17 girls it was another Beakley Medallist, vice captain Charlie Lovell who took out the Cathy Adams Medal with 37 votes. The Runner up was another future star, Sophie Farrow, on 32.

The inclusion of the Under 11 and Under 13 girls’ teams is another example of female football going from strength to strength. Well done to Colette Machin, who coached both of these sides. And congratulations to longtime junior football supporter David Banks on having the Under 13 girls’ best and fairest medal named in his honour.

NNJFC president and life member Chris Lovell was recently awarded life membership of the STJFL. Well done Chris, your contribution has been outstanding. Thank you to all committee members, coaches and officials on yet another season of junior footy.

Lastly, the NNJFC sends its condolences to the family of Peter Birchall who passed away recently. Peter was a former treasurer and tireless volunteer of the club who was made a life member along with his wife Rhonda. Peter also has the Under 14 best and fairest medal named in his honour. He will be sadly missed.
WADE GLEESON

UNDER 12 BOYS - Lyn Harris Medal for best and fairest: Tyler Benson and Caden Donaghy. Runner-up: Traye Triffett. Coaches’ award: Logan Robinson. Most improved: Ethan Collins. Most consistent: Riley Triffett. Votes: Tyler Benson, Caden Donaghy 27, Traye Triffett 19, Riley Triffett 18, Harry Morgan 15, Baiden Triffett 14, Kyle Picken 11, Anthony Volta 10, Logan Robinson, Ethan Collins 7, Linkin Sutton 6, Ryan Bartels 4, Takoda George 3, Conner Mayne 3, Anthony Wakefield 2, Cale Browning 2, Kady Morgan, Rori Minton, Christian Spence, Brody Browning, Amber Rainbird 1.

UNDER 13 GIRLS - David Banks Medal for best and fairest: Ashley Harwood. Runners-up: Felicity Bomford and Shianne Jones. Coaches’ award: Jazmyn Bomford. Most improved: Madelyn Cantrell. Most consistent: Taliesha Keleher. Votes: Ashley Harwood 21, Felicity Bomford, Shianne Jones 15, Taliesha Keleher 14, Kady Morgan, Kia Keleher 12, Naomi Machin 11, Jazmyn Bomford 10, Isabel Hinds 9, Lily Cantrell, Christina Green, Caley Quillerat 5, Zahli Piuselli 1.

UNDER 14 BOYS - Peter Birchall Medal for best and fairest: Bailey Wheeler. Runner-up: Riley Blackaby. Coaches’ award: Ryan Coppleman and Brodie Scanlon. Most improved: Hayden Burns and Bailey Chaplin. Most consistent: Mitchel Hay. Best utility: Jakob Quarrell and Jack Miller. Best in finals: Riley Blackaby. Votes: Bailey Wheeler 33, Riley Blackaby 27, Mitchel Hay 26, Jacob Quarrell 21, Blake Triffett 18, Jack Miller 15, Hayden Burns 13, Brodie Scanlon 11, Bailey Chaplin 6, Ryan Coppleman 5, Logan Triffett 3, Liam Harwood, Tye Oakley 1.

UNDER 17 GIRLS - Cathy Adams Medal for best and fairest: Charlie Lovell. Runner-up: Sophie Farrow. Coaches’ award: Zoe Hoskinson, Stephanie Griffiths and Perri King. Best utility: Danika Triffett. Most consistent: Brianna Oates. Best in finals: Perri King. Top of the Town Bakery Rising Star Award: Perri King. Votes: Charlie Lovell 37, Sophie Farrow 32, Brianna Oates 26, Perri King 25, Madison Shaw 23, Zoe Hoskinson 14, Stephanie Griffiths 11, D’arne Triffett 5, Lucy Watson 3, Danika Triffett 2, Georgie Shaw, Jemma Foley 1.

50-GAME MILESTONES - UNDER 10s: Sebastian Farrow, Tylah Morgan, Bailey Morgan, Ronan Hunt. UNDER 11s: James Banks, Hemi Harwood, Jonte Bennett. UNDER 12s: Baiden Triffett, Riley Triffett, Logan Robinson, Traye Triffett, Anthony Volta. UNDER 14s: Logan Triffett, Cruez Brooks-Harwood.

Windy weather to ease tonight

Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania


Severe Weather Warning

for DAMAGING WINDS

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

Issued at 4:52 pm Saturday, 15 September 2018.


DAMAGING WINDS POSSIBLE FOR EASTERN, SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL TASMANIA, TO EASE THIS EVENING.

Weather Situation: A low pressure system just off the southeast coast will move eastwards, causing strong and gusty west to southwesterly winds to gradually moderate.

DAMAGING WEST TO SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts of around 110 km/h are possible about parts of eastern, southern and central Tasmania, which will ease slightly this evening, though remain fresh and gusty overnight.

Locations which may be affected include Whitemark, St Helens, Swansea, Orford, Bothwell and Dover.

Severe weather is no longer occurring in the King Island and North West Coast districts and the warning for these districts is CANCELLED.

In the last 6 hours the strongest gusts reported were 141km/h Mt Wellington, 120km/h Cape Grim and Hartz Mountains, 113km/h Cape Bruny, 111km/h Low Rocky Point, 109km/h Cape Sorell, 107km/h Scotts Peak and 106 at Tasman Island.


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 and report any outages to TasNetworks on 132 004. 
* 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 11pm Saturday.

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

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