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Rain flushes earlier oil spill into the river

MEASURES are being taken to contain an oil spill on the River Derwent at New Norfolk this morning. The Derwent Valley Council believes that the residue found on the river earlier today is a remnant of a spill at Laskey Car Park two weeks ago today. “We have again been

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Late night oil spill in car park

FIREFIGHTERS and council officers last night attended a mysterious oil spill in Laskey’s car park in Pioneer Ave, New Norfolk. The incident was reported by Derwent Valley Council mayor Michelle Dracoulis who lives nearby and discovered the flow of oil while walking her dog, The incident was reported at 10.30pm

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Bingley to be sworn in tomorrow night

RETIRED environmental health officer Philip Bingley has been elected to fill the latest councillor vacancy on the Derwent Valley Council and will be sworn-in tomorrow (Tuesday) night. The Tasmanian Electoral Commission telephoned Mr Bingley a short time ago to advise that he had been elected by recount to fill the

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Council appoints executive officer for Willow Court

AN executive officer has been appointed by the Derwent Valley Council to co-ordinate various activities at Willow Court over the next six months. General manager Dean Griggs said the activation of the historic site had reached the point where additional resources were required. “We are at a critical and exciting

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Michelle Dracoulis new mayor for six months

MICHELLE Dracoulis has been elected to serve as mayor of the Derwent Valley Councillor for the next six months. She becomes the council’s first female mayor and fills the vacancy caused by the resignation of Ben Shaw late last year. Current deputy mayor Jessica Cosgrove received just under 25% of

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Temporary halt in mayoral vote count

AN audit of the votes cast in the election for Derwent Valley mayor is under way to ensure the right candidate is excluded as the distribution of preferences nears its end. Acting mayor Jessica Cosgrove received 899 primary votes but is now one vote away from being excluded after Michelle

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Dracoulis romps in to seat on council

NEW Norfolk’s Michelle Dracoulis has been elected to a seat on the Derwent Valley Council after practically outpolling all the other candidates combined, as counting of the 2022 by-election continues at the Tasmanian Electoral Commission. Counting of votes for the vacant position of mayor is being rechecked and it is

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New vacancy after councillor leaves the state

ANOTHER recount will be conducted on votes cast in the 2018 council election to find a replacement for Derwent Valley Councillor Frank Pearce who has moved interstate and is no longer eligible to be a councillor. Cr Pearce advised last month’s council meeting that this was likely to be the

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Hand-delivery urged for remaining votes in council by-election

AS many as 60% of voters have not yet had their say in the postal by-election to find a new mayor and councillor for the Derwent Valley Council. The Tasmanian Electoral Commission yesterday reported that with only days to go, 40.03% of voters had so far returned their postal ballot

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Ten questions for the mayoral candidates

IN the absence of a public forum to meet the candidates in this month’s Derwent Valley Council by-elections, New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News has put 10 questions to the six of them. There are some obvious questions that are not on this list because they have become identified with

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Derwent Valley Council by-elections

VOTES in the Derwent Valley Council by-elections for mayor and councillor must be received by 10am on February 22 in order to be counted. Voting is done by postal ballot. Official information here.

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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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