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Valedictory meeting for Derwent Valley Council

MOST councillors wished each other well following tonight’s final meeting of the current Derwent Valley Council. With Tuesday being the last day of voting in the current local government elections, next month’s meeting will have a new cohort of councillors. Cr Julie Triffett has retired from council after completing two

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Community survey kicks off strategic plan review

THE Derwent Valley Council is inviting community members to share their vision for the future as the council starts work on a review of its strategic plan with a view to developing a new 10-year plan. A council spokesperson said the council was required under the Local Government Act to

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Five final questions for the council election candidates

IN the lead-up to this month’s local government elections, New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News put 15 questions to all 18 candidates seeking election to the Derwent Valley Council. The questions cover a broad range of topics based on questions and comments received from readers. Candidates were also invited to submit a

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VIDEO: Meet the council election candidates

THERE was a good turnout for last Saturday’s council election candidate forum at The Valley Sports Bar in New Norfolk. Sixteen of the 18 candidates for the Derwent Valley Council took part. Master of ceremonies Steve Balmforth and timekeeper Pat Murray kept the proceedings flowing and batted away any inflammatory

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Four more questions for the council election candidates

IN the lead-up to this month’s local government elections, New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News put 15 questions to all 18 candidates seeking election to the Derwent Valley Council. The questions cover a broad range of topics based on questions and comments received from readers. Candidates were also invited to

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Six questions for the council candidates

IN the lead-up to this month’s local government elections, New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News put 15 questions to all 18 candidates seeking election to the Derwent Valley Council. The questions cover a broad range of topics based on questions and comments received from readers. Candidates were also invited to

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Meet the candidates on Saturday

MOST of the candidates in the Derwent Valley Council election will take part in a “meet the candidates” session in the function room at The Valley Sports Bar in New Norfolk tomorrow (Saturday). Organiser Steve Balmforth said the event would provide an opportunity for those interested to hear a two-minute

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Integrity Commission’s adverse report on former councillor

NOTE: Because the following matter includes references to the owner of New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News, it is published here in full, without alteration and without prejudice. Integrity Commission CEO Michael Easton has spoken about the misconduct risks posed by links between councillors and property developers. His comments come

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Candidate statement: Deb Carnes

WITH about a week until the postal ballots start arriving for this year’s local government elections, Derwent Valley Council candidate Deb Carnes is the latest to provide a statement for publication by New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News. “Fifteen years ago I moved to the Derwent Valley and feel fortunate

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Candidate statement: James Graham

COUNCILLOR James Graham was elected to Derwent Valley Council by recount late last year and is hoping to be returned for a full term in next month’s council elections. Cr Graham has provided the following statement for publication. “For a point of difference in this next local government election please

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Candidate statement: Jessica Cosgrove

JESSICA Cosgrove has been deputy mayor of the Derwent Valley Council and is hoping to be returned in that position in next month’s local government elections. She has provided the following statement for publication. “I have lived in the Derwent Valley my entire life, I’m currently your deputy mayor, I

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Candidate statement: Peter Binny

FORMER deputy mayor Peter Binny is seeking election as councillor and mayor of the Derwent Valley Council. Mr Binny lives at Granton and has provided the following statement for publication. “For those of you who don’t know me, I care passionately about the needs of people who live in the

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