School holiday fun coming up

SEVERAL local organisations have teamed up to offer a program of school holiday activities next week. This year’s Term 1 holiday period will coincide with coincide with the Easter break. The activities being offered next week by the Derwent Valley Salvation Army, Derwent Valley Police and Community Youth Club and

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D’FAT’s big plans for Youth Week

FREE activities for young people and their families will be provided in the Derwent Valley for Youth Week Tasmania next week. The Derwent Valley Youth Future Action Team (D’FAT) has been granted up to $2000 towards the cost of these activities, which will be staged between April 10 and 17.

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Save the date: Sydney Male Choir

Click image to enlarge TASMANIA’S oldest church will be host to a night of top-class choral singing early next month. The Sydney Male Choir and the Hobart Orpheus Choir will visit New Norfolk on April 5 to perform with the St Matthew’s Singers at St Matthew’s Anglican Church. Formed in

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Save the date: outdoor movie night

Click image to enlarge. THE sequel to the family favourite movie The Incredibles is on the bill for an outdoor movie night in New Norfolk next month. As part of this year’s Youth Week celebrations, local youth organisation D’FAT will present Incredibles 2 as the feature of its latest outdoor

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Maydena tries again with Australia Day, Take 2

Click image to enlarge. WITH the nearby Gell River bushfire now downgraded to “no alert” level, the town of Maydena is going ahead with its postponed Australia Day celebrations this Saturday. The town’s traditional Australia Day activities of a community walk, barbecue and novelty events had to be delayed due

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Ninth Tour de Norfy coming up

TWO charities have joined forces for the running of this year’s Tour de Norfy Cycle Challenge on March 17. The Rotary Club of Claremont has staged the event annually since 2010 and this year has joined forces with Variety – the Children’s Charity Tasmania to raise funds for two worthy

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2019 Relay for Life in pictures

Craig Farrell MLC introduces the Governor,Professor Kate Warner at the openingceremony on Saturday afternoon. MORE than 260 people in 15 teams registered to take part in the 2019 Derwent Valley Relay for Life at the weekend. Fundraising totals are still being tallied and donations remain open at online, but it

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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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