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Road closed at Plenty this week

A SECTION of Glenora Rd at Plenty will be partially closed for most of this week, and completely closed to through traffic on Monday, August 8, for the repair of damaged netting following a recent rockfall. “For safety reasons, a full closure is necessary during the period that the netting

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Police investigating Granton gunshot

POLICE are investigating an incident that was reported to have occurred at a Granton residence early this morning. Glenorchy CIB is conducting a number of inquiries to determine what occurred at the Black Snake Lane address. A spokesperson said police were notified of an incident at Granton at 3am today

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Business

New and old faces at the Possum Shed Cafe

ONE of the Derwent Valley’s most popular cafes will reopen tomorrow (Friday) under new management. After a three-month hiatus, The Possum Shed Cafe is ready to welcome old and new customers to its small piece of paradise on the bank of the Tyenna River at Westerway. The new operators are

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DV Council

Derwent Valley Council declares a climate emergency

THE push for the Derwent Valley Council to declare a “climate emergency” was approved by six of the eight municipal councillors at last week’s monthly meeting. The vote followed unprecedented scenes when for the first time members of the public were permitted to lobby councillors and personally present information to

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Health

Walk-in vaccination clinic at New Norfolk on Saturday

ANOTHER pop-up vaccination clinic will be held in the Community Health Centre downstairs at the New Norfolk District Hospital this Saturday, July 30. Access is via the lower-ground floor entry. Free ‘flu vaccinations are available for everyone aged six months and over, and COVID-19 vaccine is available for everyone aged

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Alert

Sunset sparks a short-lived purple patch

RUG up readers, it’s going to be a cold one in the Derwent Valley tonight. Clear skies provided an amazing sunset over New Norfolk earlier tonight, but the purple patch was short-lived and temperatures are now making their way down to some of this winter’s coldest so far. Temperatures at

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Community meeting to discuss Ouse doctor crisis

A PUBLIC meeting will be held at the Ellendale Community Hall at 11am tomorrow (Monday, July 18) to discuss the ongoing delays in replacing the doctor at the Ouse Medical Centre. A petition will be available for signing. “Everyone is saying they just want to know what is happening,” meeting

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Community

In the News: Community Achiever Award for Celia Hooker

CELIA Hooker has served the Derwent Valley community for most of her life and has lived here for all but a few years while nursing in Hobart. For her commitment to the town and district she has been awarded the Derwent Valley Community Achiever Award, presented by Banjo’s Bakery Cafe

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Events

Concert band to dazzle audiences with Aurora

SAVE the date and note the time and place for the Derwent Valley Concert Band’s second public concert of the year. All three Derwent Valley bands will be performing on July 31 at the Stanley Burbury Theatre with a program that will be just the thing to keep you entertained

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Council rates to go up 18% over next two years

DERWENT Valley Council rates will rise by more than 18% over the next two years following the budget meeting at New Norfolk tonight. The meeting approved budget estimates for the next two financial years, with a 9% increase each year. Storm and flood damage and ongoing costs associated with the

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Community

Fentonbury flies the Torres Strait Islander Flag

THE Torres Strait Islander flag is flying for the first time at Fentonbury, in a nod to NAIDOC Week which runs from July 3-10 as a national celebration and recognition of the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Local volunteers Stefan Frazik, Pauline Browning and

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In the News: Olympian in hero’s return

THERE was a big turnout of girls for a recent basketball clinic at New Norfolk with Kathy Foster who in 1984 became the town’s first home-grown Olympian. The Basketball Hall of Fame member was here to help promote the ball relay which is being held ahead of the Women’s Basketball

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