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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Australia Day: Leading citizens acknowledged

Craig Youd accepting his award. THE award for Derwent Valley Citizen of the Year has been shared by a local teacher and a successful businessman, and an award for local Senior Citizen of the Year has been presented for the first time. Craig Youd and Justin Derksen were named as

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2020 Australia Day fun run results

The start of the Australia Day fun run. JUST over 200 entrants contested the two events in the Derwent Valley Australia Day Fun Run and Walk at the Derwent Esplanade in New Norfolk yesterday morning. The 10km and 5km events were conducted by the Tasmanian Road Runners for the fourth

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Thumbs up for Australia Day

An enthusiastic young participant in the Australia Day colour run at New Norfolk. AN enthusiastic crowd celebrated Australia Day on the Derwent Esplanade at New Norfolk yesterday. SEE THE PHOTO GALLERY FUN RUN RESULTS The day kicked off with 200 participants starting the annual Derwent Valley Australia Day Fun Run

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Gallery: Australia Day 2020 at New Norfolk

The start of the Australia Day Fun Run and Walk on the New Norfolk Esplanade. Pram-pushers at the tail-end of the fun run. Four crews took part in an unofficial raft race on the River Derwent. One of the rafts in the race. A crew nearing the finish line. The

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Meet this year’s Australia Day Ambassador

Rosalie Martin. FORMER Tasmanian Australian of the Year Rosalie Martin has been named as this year’s Australia Day Ambassador for the Derwent Valley. The speech pathologist, criminologist and facilitator will be the guest speaker at tomorrow’s Australia Day event at the New Norfolk Esplanade. In 2013 Mrs Martin founded Chatter

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