Reader’s letter: Tip talk

LAST weekend I planned my Saturday around a “trip to the tip”. I loaded the station wagon with all sorts of smelly rubbish and set off just after lunch only to find at the bottom of the street leading to the tip a sign saying “TIP CLOSED”. If it is

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Reader’s letter – Willow Court

THE real estate agent didn’t lose a sale because of Leo Schofield’s comments; he lost it because of the situation in New Norfolk to which Leo Schofield’s criticism applied – corporate and individual vandalism, and frequent fires which are suspected of being arson.  The people to blame are those in

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Reader’s letter: councillor comments

THERE has been some considerable angst around last Thursday’s council meeting and some of the decisions made at that meeting. Questions have been raised about some councillor’s reasons for the way they voted on the motion put by Councillor Damien Bester in relation to the fencing of the buildings D,

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Reader’s letter: Willow Court

I HEARTILY concur with Mrs Salt’s comments regarding the recent Derwent Valley Council meeting. I am the member of the public who left in disgust at the Council’s attitude towards Councillor Bester’s motions.  As a person who chose to retire to New Norfolk from the mainland for its natural beauty

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Reader’s letter: Willow Court fence

AFTER witnessing last Thursday’s Council meeting and sitting through the defeat of Cr Bester’s motion to erect a permanent fence around wards D, E, F, & G, I have completely lost faith in the ability of the Council to protect or manage Willow Court.  Shame on all Councillors who voted

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Reader comment of the decade

WHILE this news blog is not quite four years old, the sorry saga of the Derwent Valley Council’s mis-handling of the Willow Court historic site has being going on for more than a decade. Today, after 990 posts, 792 comments and 97,363 page views, a sadly anonymous reader of the

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Reader’s letter: the Business Alliance

SOME news in regard to what the New Norfolk Business Alliance has been doing in recent times and promotions planned for the near future. For people who do not know, this group promotes New Norfolk and district with funds raised via a levy on the business operators within the CBD

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Reader’s letter – signs of the times

DO we really want this image of our town portrayed to our visitors? How disgusting! The topic of many tourism operators meetings is how to attract more visitors to the town and convince them to stay more than one night – that is if they are not put off by

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Reader’s letter – Willow Court

Willow Court – A jewel within a jewel                             ONE expresses a northern dweller’s view of New Norfolk as a many faceted sparkling gemstone set in our island state. It is redolent with the charm of our history. Sadly the institutional bodies responsible for the preservation of our historic built heritage

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Reader’s letter – fox baiting

TODAY I noticed several signs posted within the Peppermint Hill Estate area in Kensington St in relation to 1080 being laid on December 13. Where are the public notices about this and the fox? Nicole Lawrence

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Reader’s letter – the tunnel

IT is interesting to read of the history behind the drain that was uncovered in Humphrey St last week, and the other articles regarding tunnels and drains to Willow Court.  What is extremely frustrating is that these stories only come to light during an event such as the burst water

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Reader’s letter – tourism shame

The walk into Junee Cave near Maydena LAST month we had two ladies from Japan visit us and we spent time being “tourists” in our own state. Firstly we did a day tour of the Derwent Valley up to the Styx Tall Trees area near Maydena. After phoning various departments

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