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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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Red Cross morning tea
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Gretna Red Cross morning tea provides power for humanity

THE decades-old tradition of the Gretna Red Cross morning tea continues next week with a special event raising funds for victims of the Queensland and New South Wales floods and the war in Ukraine. Branch president Nichola Ball said this “At Home and Abroad” fundraiser would be held at 10am

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Paediatric pop-up clinic at New Norfolk

CHILDREN’S doses of a COVID-19 vaccine will be administered free of charge at New Norfolk High School between 9am and 4.30pm this Sunday, February 6. The clinic will be held in the school gymnasium, with entry off Kensington St. This clinic will provide a paediatric dose of the Pfizer vaccine,

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Australia Day sports award keeps it in the family

THE title of Derwent Valley Council Sportsperson of the Year for 2022 has gone to the sister of last year’s recipient. New Norfolk High School student Ailie Morgan, 13, was named as this year’s recipient at last week’s Australia Day Awards ceremony, with the baton passing from her older sister

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Derwent Valley Young Citizen of the Year

FIFTEEN year-old J’Khobi Bone was named the Derwent Valley municipality’s Young Citizen of the Year during the Australia Day ceremony at New Norfolk last week. The St Virgil’s College student was recognised for his many sporting and community contributions. He began playing basketball at the age of seven and last

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Derwent Valley citizens of the year

LIONS Club of New Norfolk president Kerry Kievit and emergency services volunteer Adrian James are the joint Derwent Valley Citizens of the Year for 2022. This is only the third time in the 54-year history of the local Australia Day Awards that the title of Citizen of the Year was

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In the News: Meet this year’s Australia Day Award winners

FOR only the third time in the 54-year history of the local Australia Day Awards, the title of Citizen of the Year for 2022 was awarded to dual recipients at yesterday’s presentations at New Norfolk. Read all about it in the 28th print edition of New Norfolk and Derwent Valley

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Rundown for Australia Day this Wednesday

AUSTRALIA Day observances will be held at several locations around the Derwent Valley this Wednesday, January 26, with public events and activities in New Norfolk, Bushy Park and Maydena. Australia Day Ambassador Sally Wise will speak at a civic function on Arthur Square, New Norfolk. This will be a seated

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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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Covid-19 community update
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Latest COVID-19 community updates

ARCHIVED ON FEBRUARY 7: Regularly updating from January 4: 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

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Three people promoting Christmas Day lunch
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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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