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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Rundown for Australia Day this Sunday

THE local Australia Day observance in New Norfolk will be held on the Derwent Esplanade this Sunday, January 26, with free activities and entertainment for all ages. Events will also be held at Bushy Park and Maydena. The day kicks off at each location at 10am. At the Esplanade, this

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Community market tomorrow

Derwent ValleyCommunity Market Sunday, January 19, 2020 10am-2pm at Derwent Valley Community House The Avenue, Willow Court, New Norfolk (Next market on February 16)

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Aboriginal activities at Mt Field

A SERIES of school holiday activities with Aboriginal Discovery Rangers will be offered at Mt Field National Park this weekend. This is a continuation of the Discovery Ranger Summer Program at Mt Field, where skilled and experienced rangers are offering visitors the chance to join in a wide range of

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Free concerts at Mt Field tomorrow

VISITORS to Mt Field National Park will be able to help write a song for the Tasmanian wilderness following a free performance by folk/pop band Belle Miners tomorrow (Tuesday). The performance by the internationally-acclaimed group is part of a special Discovery Day at Mt Field. Activities will kick off at

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