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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What’s so special?

IT does often take an outsider to remind us about some of the things that make our home so special. A recent visitor posted a video clip on YouTube (here) as well as highlighting the following attractions observed in the Derwent Valley: Australia’s deepest cave system (Maydena) World’s tallest hardwood

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New Norfolk students shine

FOURTEEN graduates of New Norfolk High School were among the successful students honoured at the recent Claremont College prize night for achievements in 2009. Multiple awards went to Tristram Parr, who was named Dux of the college and was described as an excellent role model for other students. While at

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But wait – there’s more

A NUMBER of Certificates of Appreciation were awarded to various members of the Derwent Valley community at the Australia Day observance at Tynwald Park last Tuesday. Presented with certificates for their services to the council and community were: Celia Hooker, Kaye Menzie, the late Helen McDiarmid, Tim Morris MHA, Jason

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Liberty Swing lets special kids let loose

THE Derwent Valley’s first Liberty Swing was officiallly opened at Tynwald Park, New Norfolk, last Saturday afternoon. The innovative swing was installed, thanks to the efforts of the Variety Club Bashers and the local community. Liberty Swings are a world-first Australian innovation which allow people in wheelchairs the opportunity to

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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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