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Free vaccines for over-65s next week

ADVERTISEMENT: FREE FLU AND SHINGLES VACCINATIONS THE Derwent Valley Council is providing free ‘flu and shingles vaccinations for people aged 65 years and older. The next session will be held between 9am and 11.15am on Wednesday, April 24, 2024, at the Derwent Valley Community House, 56 Blair St, New Norfolk.

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Derwent Valley Council community event of the year

THE award for Community Event of the Year in the Derwent Valley municipality was given to the Derwent Valley Rotary Club for its staging of the 2023 Derwent Valley Autumn Festival. Presented by mayor Michelle Dracoulis during the council’s Australia Day observance on January 26, the award was accepted by

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Shoobridge returns to council table

RETIRED businessman and former councillor Wayne Shoobridge has won a seat at the Derwent Valley Council table to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of former councillor Peter Binny. Mr Shoobridge, of New Norfolk, won the majority of Mr Binny’s votes in a recount conducted this afternoon by the

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Derwent Valley Council senior citizen of the year

MORE than a decade of community volunteering by New Norfolk resident Irene Barnes has been acknowledged in her being named the Derwent Valley Council’s Australia Day Senior Citizen of the Year for 2024. Mrs Barnes has volunteered with the Corumbene Auxiliary for 15 years and has been its president for

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New GM: No surprises, it’s Sanderson

AHEAD of an anticipated formal announcement tomorrow, Derwent Valley Council mayor Michelle Dracoulis took to social media earlier tonight to announce that acting general manager Ron Sanderson has been appointed as the council’s new chief executive. The Facebook post at about 6pm confirmed the information that been circulating locally in

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Council appoints new general manager

THE Derwent Valley Council has tonight appointed a new general manager but has not said who it is. Mayor Michelle Dracoulis said the long-vacant position had been filled but no further comment would be made at this time. Former Brighton Council general manager Ron Sanderson has been the Derwent Valley

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February 6 recount for Binny’s seat on council

THE Tasmanian Electoral Commission (TEC) will conduct a recount around noon on February 6 to determine who will fill the vacancy on the Derwent Valley Council caused by the recent resignation of Cr Peter Binny. One of the most experienced members of the current council, Mr Binny was a previous

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Derwent Valley Council Australia Day Awards presented

FOUR individuals, a school, an event and a sports club were honoured at the Derwent Valley Council’s Australia Day Awards this morning (Friday) outside the council chambers in New Norfolk. Mayor Michelle Dracoulis announced the following award recipients: Apologies to the Derwent Valley Rotary Club for omitting its award for

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Peter Binny quits Derwent Valley Council

THE Derwent Valley Council has today lost its most experienced elected member with the resignation of Councillor Peter Binny. Elected in November 2022 for his second stint as a councillor, Mr Binny resigned from the position early this morning (Saturday). Mr Binny told New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News that

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December update from the Derwent Valley Council

THE Derwent Valley Council published a monthly report to the community in the December 8 issue of New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News. The text of the advertisement is repeated here. FROM THE MAYORThis has been a year of change for Derwent Valley Council. New executive leadership has seen a simplification

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Dracoulis: ‘I choose the Derwent Valley’

DERWENT Valley Council mayor Michelle Dracoulis has withdrawn as a candidate for the next state election, instead choosing to focus on her local role. Mrs Dracoulis was named as an Australian Labor Party candidate earlier this month but has decided not to contest the state poll. Speaking from the chair

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Council seeks public view on Esplanade land transfer

THE community has been invited to have its say on a proposal to transfer public land to the New Norfolk Rowing Club at a minimal cost. A proposal to sell the land under the rowing club’s new boathouse to the rowing club for $200 was narrowly defeated at the October

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