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Autumn Festival cancelled for third year in a row

THIS year’s Derwent Valley Autumn Festival has been cancelled due to ongoing challenges associated with large-scale events during the coronavirus pandemic. The festival was to have been held on April 3. Acting Derwent Valley mayor Jessica Cosgrove said the council had been informed of the cancellation. “I understand the committee’s

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In the News: Fireman is our latest community achiever

LONG-SERVING firefighter Michael Hanson is named as the sixth recipient of the Derwent Valley Community Achiever Award in tomorrow’s New Year issue of the New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News. This is the 27th print edition of the newspaper since its launch 18 months ago. A volunteer firefighter for 40

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Latest COVID-19 community updates

REGULARLY UPDATING: THE Derwent Valley and Central Highlands continue to adapt to the ever-changing circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the rapid increase in confirmed cases of coronavirus around the state, local businesses and services have been keeping pace with the changes. The wearing of face masks is now compulsory

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Free Christmas lunch and festivities on the Square tomorrow

FOR the second year in a row, Arthur Square in central New Norfolk will be the venue for a free Christmas Day lunch tomorrow. Anyone without plans for Christmas Day lunch is welcome to join in the picnic-style community feast. A local tradition for about three decades, this free Christmas

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Lots happening in the countdown to Christmas in the Valley

MUCH is happening in New Norfolk and the Derwent Valley in the last days before Christmas. Notable displays of Christmas lights are drawing visitors to various properties around the district, Santa is preparing for a last-minute run around Lachlan and Maydena, a free Christmas lunch is in the final stages

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In the News: Miffy is our Christmas community achiever

A MARTIAL arts enthusiast is named as the fifth recipient of the Derwent Valley Community Achiever Award in today’s Christmas issue of the New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News. This is the 26th print edition of the newspaper since its launch 18 months ago. The award goes to New Norfolk’s

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Town came to the fire brigade’s rescue

THE New Norfolk Fire Brigade was overwhelmed with donations yesterday after it made the snap decision to bring forward its annual Christmas Eve lolly run with Santa Claus. New COVID-19 restrictions within the Tasmania Fire Service were due to come into effect today, meaning the decades-old tradition must either go

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More tickets for New Norfolk Christmas carols

THE unprecedented demand for tickets to the Lions Derwent Valley Carols in the Park event has led to the Lions Club making 500 more tickets available. Lions president Kerry Kievit is thrilled with the response from the community but the decision to increase the number of tickets was not taken

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Free workshop for mentors in violence prevention

A WAITING list has been established for a free workshop for mentors in violence prevention which is being held at New Norfolk this week. The session is fully-booked but there is a waiting list in the event of any cancellations. The five-hour session will be held at the Ptunarra Child

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In the News: Ouse embraces house fire victim

THIS week’s 24th print edition of New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News details the response of the Ouse community following the recent fire that destroyed the house of local resident Wendy Hean (pictured above with friend Fran McDonald). The community quickly threw its arms around Wendy, who was away from

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Faces new and old at Remembrance Day in New Norfolk

AN earlier-than-expected start to yesterday’s Remembrance Day service caught some people unawares, with some veterans and family members arriving to find the event already under way at 10.45am. Some missed the opening address by young veteran Michael Hodge who moved to the Derwent Valley two years ago. After the service,

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Valley crews on fire at state championships

THE New Norfolk Fire Brigade’s senior competition team has returned home from the Tasmanian Fire Brigade Championships with six wins and a state title under its belt. Gretna Fire Brigade’s teams also performed well in multiple categories at the same event at Invermay Park in Launceston this weekend. New Norfolk’s

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