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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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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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Derwent Valley author Robert Moore
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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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Government to fund Community House unification on one site

FUNDING will be provided to the Derwent Valley Community House to allow it to expand its Blair St campus in New Norfolk and consolidate its operations at one site. The community house was originally established in the former Royal Derwent Hospital School on The Avenue at Willow Court, and expanded

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Saturday: five fires in the Derwent Valley

THE Tasmania Fire Service is attending to five vegetation fires in the Derwent Valley this evening, with one at Advice level. COLLINSVALE: A 6ha vegetation fire at Mt Hull Rd was first reported at 3.33pm and is at Advice level, with three light tankers, a heavy tanker, medium tanker and

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St Paul's Uniting Church, New Norfolk
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It’s amen for St Paul’s Church, New Norfolk

ST PAUL’S Uniting Church at New Norfolk has long been Australia’s oldest former Methodist Church still in use, but from this weekend the mantle will pass to another chapel elsewhere. After nearly 185 years, the church will host its final religious service this Sunday, with the congregation already having had

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Kensington Park redevelopment proposal
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Mayor backs a new horse in sportsground redevelopment

DERWENT Valley mayor Ben Shaw appears to be backing a new horse in a personal campaign to redevelop one of New Norfolk’s sporting facilities. Having long endorsed Boyer Oval for a major upgrade, Cr Shaw will this week ask councillors to get on board his idea to convert the Kensington

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Students join in remembering those who served

A CONTINGENT of students from Fairview Primary School bolstered the numbers at the Derwent Valley’s main Remembrance Day service last Wednesday. The brief service was held in near 30 degree heat in front of the New Norfolk Cenotaph in Circle St. Similar events were held elsewhere, including the Molesworth and

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