Australia Day 2019

The recipients of the local Australia Day Awards. FUN-RUN and colour-run participants made up the bulk of the crowd at the local Australia Day observance on the Derwent Esplanade at New Norfolk today. There were big numbers for the two running events which bookended the local celebrations. The day kicked

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Rundown for Australia Day tomorrow

THE local Australia Day observance in New Norfolk will be held on the Derwent Esplanade tomorrow, January 26, with free activities and entertainment for all ages. The day kicks off at 10am when the annual fun run and walk gets under way. Entries will be accepted on the day. The

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Where to celebrate Australia Day

THE local Australia Day observance in New Norfolk will be held on the Derwent Esplanade this Saturday, January 26, with free activities and entertainment for all ages. The day kicks off at 10am when the annual fun run and walk gets under way. Entries will be accepted on the day

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“Chatty” man for Australia Day Ambassdor

Mitch McPherson. 2017 Tasmanian Young Australian of the Year Mitch McPherson has been named as this year’s Australia Day Ambassador for the Derwent Valley. Mr McPherson is the founder of the suicide prevention organisation “Speak Up! Stay Chatty”. Derwent Valley mayor Ben Shaw said anxiety, depression and suicide were issues

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Summer fun continues at Mt Field

THE Discovery Ranger Summer Program continues at Mt Field National Park in the Derwent Valley, where Discovery Rangers will offer free fun and educational activities at various times. Participants are asked to bring sunscreen, sturdy shoes and a hat for all daytime activities. Programmed activities may change in adverse weather.Mandarin-speaking Discovery

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Summer fun at Mt Field

THE Discovery Ranger Summer Program continues at many national parks this weekend, including Mt Field National Park in the Derwent Valley. A Discovery Ranger will offer free fun and educational activities at various times.Bring sunscreen, sturdy shoes and a hat for all daytime activities. Programmed activities may be cancelled in

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Discovery day at Maydena today

IT’S Maydena Discovery Day today (Thursday) as part of the 40th anniversary Discovery Ranger Program. Activities started at Mt Field late last year and continue until the end of this month, but today it’s Maydena’s turn. Free, fun and engaging activities will be offered during the Maydena Discovery Day, at

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Great Christmas spirit at community lunch

Volunteers Cameron Douglas andKarin Harris. A WONDERFUL afternoon was had at the New Norfolk War Memorial Hall on Tuesday, where more than 100 Christmas lunches were served to a big crowd of locals and visitors. A team of volunteers from local churches assembled several hours earlier to decorate the hall

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Relay earlybird registrations closing soon

Relay for Life state project manager Anthony Edwards, centre,with local volunteers Sonya Downie, left,  and SandraHetherington, recruiting at New Norfolk recently. THE Derwent Valley Relay for Life will be one of four major relay events for the Cancer Council Tasmania in 2019. Registrations for the 2019 Relay For Life are

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Speedway Christmas show cancelled

FORECAST heavy rain has forced the cancellation of tonight’s Christmas Spectacular at the Hobart International Speedway at Sorell Creek. The organisers say the decision was not taken lightly as there are a number of factors to consider, with safety being the top priority. Fireworks and children’s activities planned for tonight’s

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