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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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Derwent Valley teams selected for national robotics contest

TWO groups from New Norfolk have qualified to take part at the national level in the First Lego League competition after their trophy-winning efforts in this year’s Hobart regional event earlier today (Saturday). Representatives of the Derwent Valley Youth Future Action Team (D’FAT) and students from St Brigid’s Catholic School

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In the News: Celebrating Matt’s community contributions

THIS week’s 23rd print edition of New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News announces the selection of Matt Hill as the fourth recipient of the Derwent Valley Community Achiever Award. The November award is in recognition of Mr Hill’s years of voluntary service to the community. Most people probably know Matt

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Community support for Ouse housefire victim

THE Ouse community is rallying to support a local resident whose Water St house was destroyed in a $350,000 fire last Saturday night, October 30. Brigades from Ouse, Hamilton, Gretna and Ellendale attended the fire, which was deemed accidental. The Ouse Community Country Club is staging a benefit tonight (Thursday)

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Lockdown ending but masks to be worn until Friday

SOUTHERN Tasmania will emerge from its three-day coronavirus lockdown at 6pm today (Monday) but some restrictions will remain in place until 6pm this Friday, including the compulsory wearing of masks outside the home. Premier Peter Gutwein this morning said people will no longer have to stay home after the end

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