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Clubbing together for Clean Up Australia Day

SEVERAL local groups will continue their collaboration of recent years to stage Clean Up Australia Day in New Norfolk. The national clean-up day will be held on March 5, with a local mustering point at the Lions Club in Humphrey St, New Norfolk. The Lions Club of New Norfolk, the

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VIDEO: Community spirit on show at Relay for Life

NEARLY $20,000 was raised for cancer research, prevention and support during the Derwent Valley Relay For Life at the weekend, with other donations still to be counted. The fundraising website remains open for anyone still wanting to contribute. See more Derwent Valley and Central Highlands news

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Can you help the Relay for Life reach its target?

THE sixth Derwent Valley Relay for Life is being held at Tynwald Park from 1pm today (Saturday) until 9am on Sunday. More than 100 people in 12 teams will be walking laps of the oval to raise funds for cancer support and research via Cancer Council Tasmania. The participants have

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Youth group helping the Salvos to help the homeless

DURING January, the Derwent Valley Youth Future Action Team (D’FAT) donated a 10-person tent and five waterproof blankets to The Salvation Army’s Derwent Valley Corps to assist people experiencing homelessness. D’FAT chair Nic Kaiser said D’FAT was pleased to support the Derwent Valley Salvation Army Corps through the donation of

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Still time to join the fight against cancer

THE Derwent Valley Relay for Life is more than half-way to its target of raising $30,000 for cancer research and support, with just over a day until the relay gets under way at Tynwald Park in New Norfolk. Fundraising efforts for this sixth Derwent Valley Relay for Life will continue

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Federal member’s praise for PCYC

THE Bridgewater/Derwent Valley PCYC has been congratulated for its success at the Telstra Best of Business Awards last week, taking home the Building Communities category. Announced at the Hotel Grand Chancellor in Hobart, the award celebrates small and medium-sized businesses and organisations that make a positive impact on their communities

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Derwent Valley dances for cancer

A FUN night of dancing will be held at the New Norfolk War Memorial Hall this Friday (February 3) as a fundraiser for the Derwent Valley Relay for Life. The Freedom Crew relay team has extended an invitation for all to join in this night of fun with zumba, line

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Trauma teddies to the rescue

THE Lions Club of New Norfolk has donated another eight “trauma teddies” to the New Norfolk Ambulance Station and six to the New Norfolk Police Station. They travel in our local ambulances and police vehicles at the ready, to comfort anyone in distress. Constable Mandy Ladson, who accepted the teddies

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Derwent Valley Australia Day program

WHEN was the last time you threw a thong further than anyone else, or entered a sack race or an egg-and-spoon race? If you want to have a go at those and many more activities on Australia Day, head down to the New Norfolk Esplanade where there’ll be fun for

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Entries open for Hall of Home Industry at the Hamilton Show

THE Hamilton Agricultural Show is now only two months away. Last year the Hall of Home Industry made an appearance in the form of an exhibition from very talented locals after being absent due to COVID-19. The catalogue for this year’s Hall of Home Industry is available for anyone interested

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In the News: Community Achiever George

SUNDAY mornings aren’t quite the same since George Springer retired from providing dog obedience lessons at the New Norfolk Esplanade late last year. Mr Springer, 87, started running the sessions in the 1980s and this dedication has earned him the Derwent Valley Community Achiever Award for January. His award is

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Shovels at the ready for Great Lake shed

THE ground has officially broken for a new community shed and solar-powered greenhouse at Great Lake in the Central Highlands. A “sod-turning” ceremony for project, which is co-funded by the Federal Government and the Tasmanian Community Fund, was held yesterday (Monday). In attendance were the Federal Member for Lyons Brian

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