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Health

New chief appointed at Corumbene

FORMER parliamentarian Alison Standen (pictured) has been named as the new chief executive of Corumbene Care following the impending departure of Damien Jacobs after 12 years in the role. Board of management president Peter Rouleston said Mr Jacobs was leaving next month with the best wishes of the board and

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Business

In the News: Backing local businesses

“GO Local First” is a national campaign urging Australians to buy from small businesses in their local communities. Small business is the engine room of the national economy and the heartbeat of local communities. New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News has backed local business since its first issue, and the

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Community

Tasmania’s bands remember Layton Hodgetts OAM

A MINUTE’S silence was observed in memory of the late Layton Hodgetts during the second day of the 2021 Tasmanian Band Championships in Devonport earlier this afternoon. Chief drum major Michael Mathers said the indoor ceremony had replaced a planned parade of bands in tribute to key members of the

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Community

New Norfolk Neighbourhood Watch – September community update

YEAR IN REVIEW: CONSIDERING the COVID-19 restrictions which have been in place over the past year, New Norfolk Neighbourhood Watch has still been able to achieve all the aims and objectives we set ourselves in 2019 by remaining focused and continuing to investigate local issues. We have continued to share

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In the News: Next Community Achievers named

TODAY’S 19th print edition of New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News announces the selection of the New Norfolk Tidy Towns Committee was the second recipient of the Derwent Valley Community Achiever Award. The September award is in recognition of the members and associates of the group who put so much

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Health

District Hospital support continues despite pandemic

MEMBERSHIP of the New Norfolk District Hospital Auxiliary has rallied after a number of its members retired due to the coronavirus pandemic. In her report to the group’s annual general meeting, president Christine Blackwell said membership had dropped to 10 but had climbed back to 16. “It was very difficult

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News

Night of wild weather

DESPITE only being on the edge of the area covered by last night’s severe weather warning, extreme winds brought down trees and powerlines in the Derwent Valley and closed a local school. Various roads were partially closed by fallen trees, including Lachlan Rd and Lower Swamp Rd at Lachlan, Millvale

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Business

Check-in app failing to connect at Bushy Park

THE notoriously bad mobile phone coverage at Bushy Park has come into sharp focus as people try to do the right thing by checking-in at local businesses and venues for COVID-19 tracing purposes. The town’s mobile phone reception has long been an issue, especially for those on the Telstra network.

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Education

Magic egg was just the start of the story

THE next chapter in the story of Paint the Valley REaD has begun, following the long-awaited “hatching” of Ptunarra Child and Family Centre’s magic egg last week. From April to August, the egg grew bigger as it was read to, talked to, sung to and played with by students, teachers,

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News

In the News: Ready to save lives

TODAY’S 18th print edition of New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News helps to spread the word about the growing number of automatic defibrillators available in our community, charged and ready to be used to help people suffering sudden cardiac arrest. Download a copy of the paper here. Shiploads and the

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Education

Something special is about to hatch at Ptunarra

THE magical red egg at the centre of the Paint the Valley REaD reading initiative has completed its circuit around Derwent Valley schools. Toward the end of its journey, the egg has travelled in style and safety, secured in a child’s seat in the back of the Ptunarra Derwent Valley

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Business

In the News: First Community Achiever Award presented

TODAY’S 17th print edition of New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News announces the selection of New Norfolk man Tim Size as the first recipient of the new Derwent Valley Community Achiever Award which has been introduced by the newspaper in partnership with Banjo’s New Norfolk. While he is well known

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