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LegCo candidate hits the road and river

LEGISLATIVE Council election candidate Ivan Davis has completed an ironman-style triathlon within the Derwent electorate to promote his campaign and raise awareness of animal issues. Mr Davis, of Claremont, is the Animal Justice Party candidate for the seat of Derwent, which is up for election this May. Despite being relatively

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Rotary Club’s oarsome support for local rowers

SOME of the members of the New Norfolk Rowing Club are slicing through the water with greater ease thanks to a donation from the Derwent Valley Rotary Club. Four new oars, worth about $2000 in total, have been presented to the club in advance of the official opening of its

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Council meetings to reopen to the public this month

THE public will be readmitted to Derwent Valley Council meetings starting with the monthly meeting for January, mayor Ben Shaw said in a video message on Facebook today (pictured). The council has been meeting behind closed doors since coronavirus public health restrictions were introduced last March. “Due to COVID restrictions

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Police station demolition gets under way

DEMOLITION of the New Norfolk Police Station has begun in earnest this week. The Bathurst St site was vacated nearly a year ago when police and Service Tasmania staff relocated to temporary accommodation in the town’s former ANZ bank. Police minister Mark Shelton today said the current station was being

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New pipes and fire hydrants for Maydena

WORKS to renew the town water main at Maydena are expected to be completed next month, TasWater’s Capital Delivery Office announced today. The town received a new water treatment plant several years ago under TasWater’s 24 Glasses Regional Towns Water Supply Program, which removed public health alerts from 29 Tasmanian

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DV Council

Council approval for statue and streetscape plan

A PROPOSAL to defer a decision on the placement of the proposed Peter Hudson statue was defeated 3-2 at Wednesday night’s special meeting of the Derwent Valley Council. The meeting was called after the December meeting lacked a quorum on this subject. At the start of Wednesday night’s meeting, Councillors

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First in 2021: Get the latest New Norfolk and valley news

ANOTHER 28 pages of purely local news is on offer in the seventh print edition of New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News which hits the streets tomorrow. Packed with about 50 items, the local interest starts on the front page with a family sharing the story of the safe arrival

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DV Council

Hudson statue and master plan up to council this week

THE New Norfolk town centre master plan will be the subject of a special council meeting this week after a lack of councillors prevented a decision being made about it at the monthly meeting in December. With two councillors absent from the meeting and another two stepping out after declaring

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Have Christmas Day lunch with friends

ANYONE without plans for Christmas Day lunch is welcome to join in a picnic-style community feast at Arthur Square in central New Norfolk. A local tradition for about three decades, this free Christmas Day lunch is moving outdoors for the first time, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Provided by the

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Santa gets a little help from his firey friends

THREE Derwent Valley fire brigades will be providing transport for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve as he makes a dash around the district to visit local children. NEW NORFOLK: The New Norfolk Fire Brigade has been helping Santa do the rounds of the town for about 30 years and it

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Author’s latest book harks home to Lachlan

A HOUSE pig from Lachlan is the star of the latest work by former Derwent Valley author Robert Moore. The picture book Esmeralda’s Nest is a tribute to life on a local farm where ‘Esmeralda’ was regarded as one of the family. Moore, who grew up on a hop and

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Bumper issue of New Norfolk News for Christmas

THE sixth print edition of New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News will be a bumper 32-page issue packed with local news and all you need to know about Christmas in the Derwent Valley. There is even a voucher for a free Christmas tart from the New Norfolk Banjo’s Bakery Cafe.

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