In the News: Next Community Achievers named

TODAY’S 19th print edition of New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News announces the selection of the New Norfolk Tidy Towns Committee was the second recipient of the Derwent Valley Community Achiever Award.

The September award is in recognition of the members and associates of the group who put so much time and effort into keeping the town’s streets clean and free of rubbish and graffiti. The New Norfolk Tidy Towns group is a special committee of the Derwent Valley Council.

New members are welcome to attend its annual general meeting in the New Norfolk Courthouse at 6pm on October 5. For more information call Ian Lacey on 0408 341 020. The Derwent Valley Community Achiever Award has been introduced by Banjo’s Bakery Cafe and the New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News in order to recognise the quiet achievers who make our community great.

The Derwent Valley Community Achiever Awards will be presented monthly and nominations can be sent to this newspaper or delivered to Banjo’s Bakery Cafe in High St, New Norfolk. There are no big prizes on offer, just an opportunity to celebrate the Derwent Valley and Central Highlands people who make our community great.

The monthly winners will be featured in the newspaper and will receive a Banjo’s voucher and a 12-month subscription to New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News. Nominate a local hero today by emailing, or drop a letter into the box near the coffee machine at Banjo’s Bakery Cafe, 30 High St, New Norfolk.

Today’s issue of New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News is the 19th in total, and the sixth since the paper switched from monthly publication to fortnightly. The 28-page issue includes more than 50 items of purely local news, including a full report of the August Derwent Valley Council meeting. There are letters to the editor and a special feature of old photos from the Tangara and Carinya hostels next to New Norfolk High School. There are two puzzle pages, a two-page TV guide and another of Annie Warburton’s quizzes written exclusively for the paper.

Derwent Valley outlets for the paper include the New Norfolk Newsagency, New Norfolk Foodmarket, Eagle Snack Bar, New Norfolk IGA, Mood Food New Norfolk, Bushy Park Roadhouse, Westerway Roadhouse, Fika Time Cafe Maydena, Ellendale Post Office, Hamilton Post Office, Ouse Post Office and the Bothwell Supermarket.

Other sellers include the Lagoon Store, Granton; Claremont Newsagency; Kingston Nextra; Glenorchy Central News; Moonah News, New Town Plaza, Elizabeth Mall News and Salamanca News. You can even pick up a copy at the Longford Newsagency.

Readers in any part of Tasmania can ask their preferred newsagency to order them a copy via the Mercury as the distribution agent. New Norfolk residents can ask the Norfolk Newsagency to organise for a paper seller to visit within the town boundaries. More distant readers might prefer to download a copy from

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