Public speaking club proposed

A MEETING will be held at New Norfolk next month to consider the prospects of forming a Rostrum club in the Derwent Valley. Hosted by the New Norfolk Lions Club at its rooms at Willow Court, the gathering will be an “expression of interest” meeting with no obligation to join.

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Digital TV boost in the Valley

DIGITAL television has recently become available to some parts of the Derwent Valley for the first time. While many parts of the Valley have been receiving digital TV transmissions from Mt Wellington for several years, those areas relying on the Shepherds Hill translator at New Norfolk have had to wait

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Community radio nears reality

AFTER several attempts over many years, a community radio station for the Derwent Valley may soon be established. Derwent Valley Councillor and Valley Vision board member Jim Elliott advises that a frequency has been allocated and a public meeting will be held to discuss the way forward. Councillor Elliott said

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Council reports to community

THE Derwent Valley Council’s annual general meeting will be held on Monday at 6pm in the New Norfolk Courthouse. There is still time for residents and ratepayers to collect a copy of the annual report and have their say on its contents at the meeting.

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History takes root

LINKS between New Norfolk and its Pacific Ocean namesake were reinforced today with the presentation of two Norfolk Island Pines by the Federal Member for Lyons, Dick Adams MHR. Recently returned from a trip to Norfolk Island, Mr Adams decided on a pair of iconic pines as the ideal gift

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Pride of the Derwent Valley

A GROUP of local volunteers known as the Corumbene Gardeners was selected as a finalist in this year’s Pride of Australia Awards. From more than 400 nominations in total, the group was chosen as a finalist in the Mateship category, which was a terrific result. Named as a finalist in

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UPDATED: More success for concert band

THE Derwent Valley Concert Band has earned another accolade, winning the community band section of the International Freestyle Parade Competition in Monza, Italy, on Sunday. Official results showed the band tied on 85.1 points with the Bishop Grandin Marching Ghosts from Calgary, Canada, but in fact the 135-member Canadian band

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New push for Neighbourhood Watch

A MEETING last week to discuss concerns about the local crime rate has resulted in a move to re-establish the Neighbourhood Watch program in New Norfolk. Tasmania Police say 11 members of the public attended the July 2 meeting at the New Norfolk Police Station. A further meeting will be

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