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New Norfolk Neighbourhood Watch – September community update

YEAR IN REVIEW: CONSIDERING the COVID-19 restrictions which have been in place over the past year, New Norfolk Neighbourhood Watch has still been able to achieve all the aims and objectives we set ourselves in 2019 by remaining focused and continuing to investigate local issues. We have continued to share

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Cleaning up around the Valley

THERE is still time to register as a volunteer for Clean Up Australia Day in the Derwent Valley, or simply turn up at one of the assembly points this Sunday, March 6. Maydena – meeting point: Maydena Primary School, start time 10am. Co-ordinator Roseanne Reason, email: roseannereason@yahoo.com National Park –

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High school’s facilities praised

FEDERALLY-funded improvements at New Norfolk High School were inspected by Premier Lara Gidings and Education Minister Lin Thorp yesterday. Ms Thorp said federal economic stimulus funding around Australia had delivered multi-purpose halls and libraries, science and language centres, general learning areas and new and upgraded gymnasiums and other sporting facilities.

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Rail track rider gathers steam

Rod Bender AUSTRALIA’S only rail track rider experience has been further enhanced with the official opening of the new Florentine Station near Maydena yesterday. This latest initiative of the Maydena Community Association was funded by Norske Skog and built on the company’s land. The work was undertaken by Workskills clients

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Medal for local fire chief

RECENTLY retired Magra fire chief Kevin Hardwick has been awarded the Australian Fire Service Medal in the Australia Day Honours List for 2011. Mr Hardwick joined his local fire brigade in 1969 and is one of its original members. Magra was one of many country brigades established in the wake

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Family centre for Ellis Dean Reserve

LAND on the Ellis Dean Reserve in Blair St, New Norfolk, had been chosen as the site for a $2.5m purpose-built Derwent Valley Child and Family Centre, Labor Lyons MHA Rebecca White said yesterday. “The … recommendation comes after an extensive consultation process started in February 2010 at the initial

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New wheels for local learners

A NEW car to help young learner drivers in the Derwent Valley was delivered to the Derwent Valley Community House. State treasurer and Derwent MLC Michael Aird said the car had been provided under the “Cars for Communities” program which had funded 29 organisations to purchase vehicles for a range

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New Norfolk ready for judging

JUDGES from Keep Australia Beautiful will be in New Norfolk this week to assess the town following its selection to represent Tasmania in the national Tidy Towns Award. The national judge will be accompanied by two state adjudicators. The New Norfolk Tidy Towns Committee has had a busy few day

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New Norfolk wins Tidy Towns title

NEW Norfolk is in the running to be named Australia’s tidiest town after winning the 2010 Tasmanian Tidy Towns Award on Friday. Making the announcement at the Keep Australia Beautiful awards lunch at Richmond, judge Barrie Muir said New Norfolk had been recognised as a “valued and sustainable community town.”

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Garden club’s global outlook

A TALK on the Eden Project – the world’s biggest greenhouse – will be given by guest speaker Colin Jones at this month’s meeting of the Derwent Valley Garden Club. The Eden Project (pictured) is located in a reclaimed china claypit in Cornwall, England. The meeting will be held at

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Community grants closing Friday

APPLICATIONS for funding under the Derwent Valley Council community grants program close this Friday, October 15. Non-profit, sporting and community groups in the municipality are eligible to apply for assistance in cash and kind under this scheme. Preference is given to applications with broad community benefit in the range of

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