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Tears and laughter as Tim & Di say goodbye

THERE were tears, laughter and many words of appreciation at a gathering of about 50 people last Saturday morning to farewell Captains Tim and Di Size of the Salvation Army’s Derwent Valley Corps. After eight years at New Norfolk, the couple has been posted to the coastal city of Geraldton

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Memorial project spreads Christmas cheer

MORE than 100 gifts were distributed to residents at Corumbene and patients at the New Norfolk District Hospital in the days before Christmas, thanks to those who donated to the annual gift-giving initiative of National Park residents Carol and Lex Wilson. For the past few years, Mr and Mrs Wilson

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Discovery Rangers on duty again at Mt Field

VISITORS to national parks and reserves throughout Tasmania including Mt Field National Park will be able to learn more about the state’s reserves and natural spaces this summer through the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) Discovery Ranger Program which has returned for another season.  The program of activities started

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Police

Two police traffic operations at New Norfolk

POLICE have conducted two recent traffic operations at New Norfolk, focusing on random alcohol and drug testing and vehicle roadworthiness. The first, on December 19, resulted in one car was clamped and infringement noticed issued for nine defective vehicles and one disqualified driver. The second, on December 26, saw 150

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Magra fire being patrolled after Christmas Day drama

VOLUNTEER firefighters from Magra, New Norfolk and Gretna sacrificed their Christmas Day lunches to respond to a vegetation fire at Back River Rd, Magra. First reported at about 1.20pm, the fire was soon being fought by the local volunteers with the support of a fire-bombing helicopter. At about 1.35pm the

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Fire brigades making joyful noise around the valley

IF you’re wondering what all the sirens are about, as some have already asked on social media, it’s the joyful noise of the New Norfolk and Lachlan fire brigades taking Santa Claus around the local area to drop off lollies to children. Gretna Fire Brigade did its rounds of the

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Events

Big Christmas lunch prepped and ready for the oven

A BIG group of volunteers spent much of this morning preparing food for the annual Christmas Day lunch at Arthur Square in New Norfolk. This will be the fourth time the lunch has been held on the square. Anyone without plans for Christmas Day lunch is welcome to join in

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No traffic on the new Bridgewater Bridge until 2025

THE State Government has pushed back the date that the new Bridgewater Bridge will be open for road traffic after initially saying it would be partially open next year. Instead of opening the bridge to one lane of traffic in each direction at reduced speed by the end of 2024,

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Tall tales and tall trees in local author’s new book

THE iconic poplars of the Derwent Valley provide not just the title but a backdrop for a series of great valley stories told by architect-turned-author Tim Hurburgh in his newly released book, Tall Poplars. A collection of seven short stories based on Tasmanian historic events, people and places – all

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Dracoulis: ‘I choose the Derwent Valley’

DERWENT Valley Council mayor Michelle Dracoulis has withdrawn as a candidate for the next state election, instead choosing to focus on her local role. Mrs Dracoulis was named as an Australian Labor Party candidate earlier this month but has decided not to contest the state poll. Speaking from the chair

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Parliament shuttered before considering Distillery matter

AT the end of less than edifying day in state parliament today, the State Government brought a sudden end to the proceedings without completing much of the day’s agenda and parliamentarians are not likely to assemble again until March. A proposed motion for an inquiry relating to the New Norfolk

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Crash on Boyer Rd at Dromedary

7PM UPDATE: Police report that the crash site has now been cleared and traffic is flowing normally. EARLIER: Emergency services are at the scene of a single vehicle crash on Boyer Rd at Dromedary.  This was reported at about 4.15pm. Police ask that motorists slow down and drive with caution

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