CONTRARY to information published by the Derwent Valley Council (and still live on its Facebook page) there will in fact be a Senior Citizen Award presented by the council on Australia Day next week.
On January 9, the council announced that on January 26 at 9am the mayor would present the following awards: Citizen of The Year, Young Citizen of the Year, Community Event of the Year, Sportsperson of the Year, Sport team of the Year. In good faith, this information was included in the latest print edition of New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News, including an observation that there seemed to be no award for Senior Citizen of the Year.
We have since been advised by a third party that this is not correct. We apologise for publishing the incorrect information and any distress this caused.
Further news about Australia Day activities in the Derwent Valley and Central Highlands municipalities will be published during the week ahead.
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