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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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Former mayor joins race for council seat

THE Tasmanian Electoral Commission has today announced the names of candidates contesting the Derwent Valley Council by-elections. These will be conducted by postal voting and the municipality’s 8159 electors will start to receive their ballot packs in a week’s time, with a further three weeks to consider their vote and

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Bingley bags bragging rights on Junction corner

KEEPING a lid on rate rises and rebuilding links with local volunteers are the priorities of the fifth candidate running for mayor and councillor on the Derwent Valley Council. He is Philip Bingley, of Lachlan, who is a retired environmental health officer with experience working for several councils. “Having retired

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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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Two councillors join mayoral race

TWO serving councillors have announced their intention to nominate for the vacant position of mayor of the Derwent Valley Council, promising to bring stability to the unsettled local authority. Acting mayor Jessica Cosgrove and fellow councillor Julie Triffett join the two other publicly-declared mayoral candidates Michelle Dracoulis and Peter Binny.

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Information session next week for potential council candidates

AN information session will be held next week for people who may be considering running as a candidate in next month’s Derwent Valley Council by-elections. The dual by-election will elect a new mayor and councillor. Derwent Valley Council general manager Dean Griggs will conduct the information session at 6pm on

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First two mayoral candidates out of the blocks

A FORMER deputy mayor and a local artist are the first two intending candidates for the vacant position of mayor of the Derwent Valley Council. Nominations for the vacancy open next Monday and a by-election will be held via postal voting between January 25 and February 22. Photographer and art

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High St upgrade starts this week

A SIX-MONTH program to improve the streetscape at the top end of New Norfolk’s main street is expected to start this week. The Derwent Valley Council has appointed local business MSD Constructions to carry out this first stage of the High St improvement works. The council has advised that temporary

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Youth worker joins council table

YOUTH worker Matt Hill has been elected by recount to fill the Derwent Valley Council vacancy caused by the recent resignation of Paul Belcher. Mr Hill, of New Norfolk, will join Magra’s James Graham as the second of two new councillors at next month’s council meeting. Mr Hill is well-known

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