Relay for Life fundraising tops $30,000

Participants in the Survivors and Carers Walk at the start of theDerwent Valley Relay for Life on Saturday. CANCER research and support will be boosted by more than $30,000 thanks to the efforts of the participants in this year’s Derwent Valley Relay for Life. Conducted at New Norfolk’s Tynwald Park

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All welcome in survivors’ lap at Relay for Life

Governor Kate Warner, left, cutting the ribbon to startthe 2016 Derwent Valley Relay for Life.  ALL cancer survivors and carers are welcome to take part in one of the key events of this weekend’s Derwent Valley Relay for Life, alongside the registered participants. Tasmanian Governor Kate Warner will be a

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Potato peeling picture special

Derwent Valley councillor Paul Belcher, left, Lyons MHR Brian Mitchell, BushyPark policeman Peter Gibson and Derwent MLC Craig Farrell in the first heat ofthe Pollie Potato Peeling contest at Saturday’s Bushy Park Show. Cr Belcher, left, and Mr Mitchell, peeling their potatoes in the first heat.  Senior Constable Gibson and

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Success for 145th Bushy Park Show

Young exhibitor Raz McSwain, 11, of Penna, with ScottishHighland calf Jemima, aged 11 and a half months. TODAY’S Bushy Park Show was the most successful in five years, show society secretary Alison Hennessy said as the event wrapped up this afternoon. A full program of events was enjoyed at the

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Full program for Bushy Park Show tomorrow

PROGRAM OF EVENTS FOR 2019 BUSHY PARK SHOW, Saturday, February 16 Official Opening by Show Patron, Christine Downie, Village Green: 1pm Traditional EventsEquestrian: 9amCattle Judging: 9amJunior Handling: noonSheep Judging: 9.30amWoodchopping: 10am-3pmMini Horses: 11amPet Parade: 11.15amChainsaw Racing: 3pmHome Industries: 11.45am Traditional Skill Exhibitions – around the groundBlacksmithing: all dayHeritage Woodworking Tools: all

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It’s showtime this Saturday at Bushy Park

THE 145th Bushy Park Show will be held this Saturday, February 16, at the showgrounds on Gordon River Rd at Bushy Park. Show secretary Alison Hennessy said the traditional country show events would be well-represented with cattle and sheep judging and junior handling, while the equestrian competition will also include mini horses.

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Countdown is on to the Relay for Life

Click here to register team. THERE are now 14 teams registered for the 2019 Derwent Valley Relay for Life on February 23, raising funds for the Cancer Council Tasmania. The Family Ties team will be sitting pretty in the Budget Rent a Car 6x3m tent as the winner of the earlybird

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Australia Day 2019 photo gallery

The start of the Australia Day Fun Run and Walk. 5km fun run men’s winner CadenMurray, left, with the placegetters.  5km fun run women’s winner ShaniaMurray, right, shaking hands withthe placegetters. 10km fun run men’s winner David Bailey, left, beingcongratulated by the placegetters. 10km fun run women’s winner Maryann Murray,

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Community Event of the Year 2019

New Norfolk Christmas Group members Tracy Hay, left, Jye Hay,Elizabeth Sheridan, Mary Young, Nicola Rouleston and Fred Lee. A GROUP that has taken charge of generating Christmas spirit in New Norfolk’s town centre has been recognised with the Derwent Valley Council’s Australia Day Award for Community Event of the Year.

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Australia Day Ambassador’s address

Diana Butler OAM. SERENDIPITY provided New Norfolk’s Australia Day celebration with an Australia Day Ambassador with an unexpected local connection. Transferred from another Australia Day Ambassador posting due to the unavailability of Mitch McPherson, Launceston nurse Diana Butler continued the tradition of inspirational speakers who have shared their story at

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2019 Australia Day fun run results

10km winner David Bailey, left,being congratulated by theplacegetters.  Nearly 200 entrants contested the two events in the Australia Day Fun Run and Walk at the Derwent Esplanade in New Norfolk this morning. The 10km and 5km events were conducted by the Tasmanian Road Runners for the third time. Thirty-two athletes

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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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