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Warners say farewell to Government House

THE Derwent Valley’s most prominent pair, Kate and Dick Warner, have today said farewell to Government House after nearly seven years while Professor Warner served as the 28th Governor of Tasmania. Premier Peter Gutwein said Tasmania’s first female governor would continue to be an inspiration to many. “On behalf of

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New Norfolk wins Tasmanian large town tourism crown

NEW Norfolk will represent Tasmania in the judging for Australia’s top tourism towns later this year, after today being named Tasmania’s top tourism town (population more than 5000) along with Stanley (population less than 5000). The two localities share a history of both having been named Tasmania’s tidiest towns in

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CWA ladies making news, and lunch

THE lucky 13th print edition of New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News is on the streets tomorrow (Friday), offering readers another 32 pages of purely local news. Among the 40-odd items in the paper are a couple of photos and a report on the Magra CWA’s successful soup and sandwich

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Teaming up to save lives at Tynwald

THE Lions Club of New Norfolk, New Norfolk Junior Football Club and New Norfolk Cricket Club have collaborated to make a defibrillator available for the many groups who use the Tynwald Park sportsfields. A St John Ambulance defibrillator was presented by Lions Club president Kerry Kievit to NNJFC president Ann

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New Norfolk in the dark

A POWER outage has tonight plunged half of New Norfolk and surrounding areas into darkness. Power company TasNetworks reports that it is aware of the blackout which is affecting nearly 1000 homes and is investigating the cause. Parts of the town side of New Norfolk are without power, as are

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Gallery: Fireworks light up a cold winter’s night

GLEN Derwent has tonight put on a stunning fireworks show for New Norfolk and surrounds. While the heritage home’s cracker night festivities were a ticketed event for about 1000 paying guests, the fireworks display was seen from far and wide, with onlookers seeking out vantage points around the town. The

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Gallery: Big crowd at cracker night at Glen Derwent

THE New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News’ Wayne Shoobridge is enjoying cracker night at Glen Derwent tonight, where a sell-out crowd is enjoying food and entertainment in the lead-up to the fireworks display at 7pm. Wayne has sent in the following photos from the scene. More to come.  

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Remembering the fallen of Fentonbury

FENTONBURY doesn’t have much left in the way of town services. The school, post office, petrol station, shop and other facilities are long gone, and the nearest polling place for this month’s election was at Westerway. What Fentonbury does have is community spirit, civic pride and a sense of its

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Thieves repeatedly hit New Norfolk Golf Club

THE New Norfolk Golf Club is hoping that the community can provide information to assist with identifying the people responsible for unsolved crimes. In particular, the club has experienced a number of break-ins at its machinery shed in recent months. Items that have been stolen include a number of brush-cutters,

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Farrell declared the winner in Derwent

A PROVISIONAL distribution of preferences in the Legislative Council election for the seat of Derwent saw the sitting member, Craig Farrell, declared the winner on Friday afternoon. This was followed by the formal announcement – the declaration of the poll – on the steps of the Legislative Council in Hobart

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Maydena cafe making news (and waffles)

THE 12th print edition of New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News is on the streets tomorrow (Friday) with another 32 pages packed with purely local news. Among the 50-odd items in the paper is a great story introducing the new owners of Maydena’s new cafe, general store and fuel stop.

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Farrell out in front in LegCo poll

LEGISLATIVE Council president Craig Farrell looks set to be returned as the member for Derwent in the upper house of Tasmania’s parliament following yesterday’s double-duty election. What started out as a scheduled vote for two Legislative Council divisions, including Derwent, turned into a State Election five weeks ago when premier

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