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First Lego League

 During the COVID-19 pandemic, Derwent Valley Youth Future Action Team (D’FAT) continued to support it’s Derwent Valley FIRST LEGO League (FLL) team program online through a Google Group and Google Drive with online activities in the Google Group provided by…

Graffiti removal equipment donation

The Lions Club support the valuable work of the Tidy Towns Committee for whom graffiti removal is a strong focus in New Norfolk. A donation of graffiti removal equipment including a spray gun and a generator, from the Lions Club…

Healing our wombats

The New Norfolk Lions Club often has local guest speakers address our meetings. Early in 2020, we were very fortunate to have a passionate, energetic and engaging guest speaker, Vanessa Fletcher. Vanessa, who has completed Wildlife Rescue Training at Bonorong…

Honouring Peter Hudson

In October 2019, Nick Cracknell enthusiastically addressed a Lions Club Meeting about his project to honour an esteemed member of this community, Peter Hudson, considered to be one of the greatest full-forwards in AFL history. Peter was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame in 1996, selected for AFL Hall of Fame Legend status in 1999 and inducted into the Tasmanian Football Hall of Fame in 2005.

Protecting Children from Online Abuse

With social isolation now in full force, children and young people’s online activities are increasing — for education, to socialise with friends and for entertainment. With increased online activity comes increased risk of inappropriate or unsafe contact with or abuse…

Be Aware of COVID-19 Scams

The internet is a great tool for fending off the feeling of isolation, allowing us to socialise, study, shop and be entertained online. To make the best of staying at home, it is important to ensure you can find reliable…

Crime Reports March 2020

Burglary and theft again dominate the crime report from Tas Police for March. Thieves forced their way into multiple buildings at Fairview Primary School overnight on March 3. A window was broken in the incident. Personal items were stolen from…

Teenager Responses to COVID-19

Being a teenager is difficult no matter what, and COVID-19 is making it even harder. You might feel overwhelmed by the information, conversations and the increased levels of stress in your community.  During this time some things in your life…

Talking about COVID-19 with children

Children depend on familiar routines. When an emergency or epidemic like COVID-19 interrupts this routine, children may become anxious, confused, or frightened. These feelings may be expressed in a variety of ways such as becoming clingy or withdrawn, becoming increasingly…
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