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Build it at New Norfolk and call it the Peter Hudson Centre

ABOUT three years ago the Derwent Valley Council approved a plan to convert New Norfolk’s disused Kensington Park Racecourse into a multi-use sports precinct costing tens of millions of dollars. Without the money to make this plan a reality, all the council could do was add it to the wish

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Opinion: Council reform ‘nonsense’

Councillor ROBERT CASSIDY shares his personal view of local government reform: IT is not yet the 11th hour in the latest local government reform process. We can still fight for our communities and our councils. Although I am a councillor in my third term, I am speaking as a ratepayer

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Opinion: Icon of the past looks to the future

By Paul Molnar, Battery of the Nation Project Director, Hydro TasmaniaFor more than 100 years, water and the clean energy it generates has supported Tasmania’s prosperity and growth. Hydropower’s role as a renewable energy supply has never been more critical as Australia and the world seeks to secure a low

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LET US THINK: Partnership prospects

LET US THINK about words and meaning when spending ratepayers’ money. Prospectus, partnership, subsidy, landlord, ownership and preposition… The starting point would be: the Willow Court Partnership Prospectus was a tentative proposal intended to ascertain someone’s attitude or opinion. To break this down: a feeler, overture, hint, sample, tentative inquiry,

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New Norfolk hero saw action today

VICTORIA CROSS CENTENARYWALTER ERNEST BROWN VC DCM IT is 100 years since the action that earned a Victory Cross for New Norfolk-born Walter Brown. “Wally” Brown was one of three Australian World War I Victoria Cross recipients to also see active service during the next great conflict, World War II. 

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New Norfolk Road had its start 200 years ago

The Derwent Valley Branch of the National Trust erected this monument at the 150th anniversary of the start of work on the  road between Hobart and New Norfolk. YOU’VE probably seen this monument alongside the Lyell Highway hundreds if not thousands of times but do you know what it’s all about?

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Youth disco at Westerway

A DISCO for young people aged 12-18 will be held at the Westerway Community Hall on September 17 from 7-11pm. Admission will cost $2, and free buses will run from Ouse and Maydena (see below). Entertainment will be provided by DJ Dave. For more information contact Derwent Valley Council youth

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