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Local Lego League back for a third year of fun

THE First Lego League 2020/21 season begins in August and the Derwent Valley Youth Future Action Team (D’FAT) has again registered a Derwent Valley team for the event. First Lego League is an international science and engineering competition for students aged 9 to 16 years. “The problem-solving competition has teams

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Back to the market place

TWO well-known Derwent Valley markets are back in business after several months in recess due to the coronavirus pandemic. The outdoor New Norfolk Market in High St resumes tomorrow (Saturday) from 8am-2pm, and the indoor Bushy Park Market reopens on Monday from 11am-2pm. The operators of both markets have asked

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D’FAT has the code to fun

FREE online robotics workshops will be offered to local primary and high-school aged students over four weeks from late this month. The Derwent Valley Youth Future Action Team (D’FAT) will provide free “virtual” LEGO robotics workshops online through CoderZ, the online learning tool for coding and robotics with a virtual

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Salvos’ doorknock goes digital

AFTER six decades of knocking on doors each May, The Salvation Army is taking its major fundraising appeal online in response to Covid-19’s impact on social contact this year. Known as the Red Shield Appeal, this year’s event will take the form of a “digital doorknock”, with Derwent Valley residents asked

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New Norfolk Anzac Day Address 2020

The Reverend Celia Hooker speaking atlast year’s New Norfolk Anzac Day service. By the Reverend Celia HookerSt Matthew’s Anglican Church ANZAC Day 2020 – a day to honour all men and women who  have participated in wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations around the world – but on Anzac Day we are

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Anzac Day in the Derwent Valley

The New Norfolk Cenotaph. TRADITIONAL Anzac Day events have been cancelled throughout Australia and New Zealand due to the coronavirus pandemic, but there are many ways to observe this national day at home tomorrow (Saturday). Locally, the New Norfolk Anzac Day Address will be given by the Reverend Celia Hooker

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School holiday fun goes online

Click image to enlarge. TWO online activities have been launched by the Derwent Valley Youth Future Action Team (D’FAT) to replace their previously planned school holiday program. Starting today is “Scratch”, a free online competition for participants aged six to 13, enabling them to create their own interactive stories, games

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Local breakfast marks International Women’s Day

Some of the people at the International Women’s Day breakfastheld at New Norfolk last week. DESPITE the very welcome, steady rain in the early hours of March 5, more than 40 women attended an International Women’s Day Breakfast in the Derwent Valley Council social rooms. Those present heard stories of

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Westerway school centenary this Saturday

Westerway Primary School teacher Wendy Holdsworth, left, andprincipal Andrea Long looking over an old scrapbook of newspapercuttings about the school and its community. A CENTURY of Derwent Valley schooldays will be celebrated at Westerway this weekend when the local school has its 100th birthday. In 1920 the town was newly

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Cracking day for the Bushy Park Show

Nine-year-old Ricky Cooper gave five whip-crackingdemonstrations during the day. DESPITE a forecast of rain and a storm, the Derwent Valley turned on the weather for today’s Bushy Park Show. A bigger than usual crowd took advantage of the sunny conditions that emerged after an overcast morning, with the temperature peaking

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It’s Show Day at Bushy Park this Saturday

Chainsaw artist Eddie Freeman will appear at the Bushy Park Show. THE 146th Bushy Park Show will be held this Saturday between 9am and 4pm at the showground on Gordon River Rd, Bushy Park. Program co-ordinator Alison Hennessy said all the old favourites would be on offer and the organisers

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Derwent Valley cricket reunion

Click image to enlarge. A REUNION for all cricketers, officials and supporters who were associated with the former Derwent Valley Cricket Association will be held in New Norfolk on Sunday, February 23. This will be held at the Valley Sports Bar, 21 Back River Rd (the former New Norfolk Football

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Youth Week on track for this year

YOUTH Week activities will once again be offered in the local area following news that the Derwent Valley Youth Future Action Team (D’FAT) has been successful in obtaining Youth Week Tasmania 2020 grant funding from the Department of Premier and Cabinet. D’FAT facilitator Matt Hill said this funding would greatly

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Australia Day pilgrimage to First Fleeter’s grave

Historian and author Reg Watson, right, at the grave of BettyKing at Magra, with his grand-daughter Gracie. THE life of a New Norfolk woman believed to be the last surviving First Fleeter was remembered by two visitors to her final resting place at Magra last weekend. Author Reg A. Watson

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Relay for Life named community event of the year

Anthony Edwards. THE local event that has raised more than $150,000 for cancer research and support has been recognised with the Derwent Valley Council’s Australia Day Award for Community Event of the Year. The Derwent Valley Relay for Life has been run by local volunteers since 2015 and with the

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