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Take care in the frosty road conditions this week

WITH ice and snow predicted on many of the state’s roads for the rest of this week, Tasmania Police have offered the following tips to help stay safe on the roads. Drive at a speed that feels safe and allows plenty of time to stop quickly and safely. Be aware

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Community waiting for answers and a new doctor

MORE than 1000 upper Derwent Valley residents have been without a doctor since Easter, a community meeting heard earlier today. Meeting organiser Anne Donaghy said the sudden closure of the GP clinic at Ouse three months ago had deprived the wider area of access to health services. About 100 people

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In the News: Community Achiever Award for Celia Hooker

CELIA Hooker has served the Derwent Valley community for most of her life and has lived here for all but a few years while nursing in Hobart. For her commitment to the town and district she has been awarded the Derwent Valley Community Achiever Award, presented by Banjo’s Bakery Cafe

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Fentonbury flies the Torres Strait Islander Flag

THE Torres Strait Islander flag is flying for the first time at Fentonbury, in a nod to NAIDOC Week which runs from July 3-10 as a national celebration and recognition of the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Local volunteers Stefan Frazik, Pauline Browning and

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In the News: Achiever award for Westerway ‘mayor’

THERE isn’t much at Westerway that Stefan Frazik hasn’t been involved with in the last 30 years. He’s practically mayor of the town, such is the level of his community involvement and for this he has been awarded the 10th Derwent Valley Community Achiever Award, presented by Banjo’s Bakery Cafe

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Fireworks light up the night

GLEN Derwent has put on its annual fireworks display as part of a Cracker Night event at the historic New Norfolk home. Fire pots and a giant bonfire kept the paying guests warm, and food an entertainment was provided. For the wider town, a fireworks show lit up the night

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Anzac Day 2022 at New Norfolk in pictures

A BIG crowd turned out on Monday to witness New Norfolk’s first public Anzac Day parade in three years. Master of ceremonies Rodney Bester said it was one of the biggest attendances in recent years.

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Maydena remembers on Anzac Day

ABOUT 70 people attended yesterday’s Anzac Day Dawn Service at the Maydena RSL following a short street march along Kallista Rd. The Maydena RSL Club was particularly pleased with the participation of a number of children. Kayden Cunningham served as the flag bearer and leader of the march and his

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Hundreds remember the fallen at Dawn

HUNDREDS of people have paid their respects this morning at Anzac Day Dawn Services from one end of the Derwent Valley to the other. More than 200 assembled at the New Norfolk Cenotaph, with a similar number at Gretna and about 75 at the Fentonbury War Memorial. Services were also

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Guide to Anzac Day in the Derwent Valley and Highlands

ANZAC Day will return to its pre-pandemic format at New Norfolk with the reinstatement of public parades at Monday’s Dawn Service and the later Civic Service. While participants and the general public will continue to be encouraged to observe physical distancing and other Covid-Safe precautions, it will otherwise be a

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Family activities at New Norfolk this Easter long weekend

Family breakfast EASTER SUNDAY: Family breakfast at the Lions Club of New Norfolk with poached or scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, tomato, hash browns, mushrooms, baked beans, toast and sauces. Tea, coffee and juice will be included, all in the price of $15 for a full serve or $8 for a

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First Derwent Valley Youth Easter Festival on tomorrow

THE Derwent Valley’s first Youth Easter Festival will be held on the New Norfolk Esplanade from 2.30-4.30pm tomorrow (April 2), offering free fun, games, activities and demonstrations. Presented by the Derwent Valley Family and Youth Action Network , the event will close with a colour run at the end. The

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