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Youth worker joins council table

YOUTH worker Matt Hill has been elected by recount to fill the Derwent Valley Council vacancy caused by the recent resignation of Paul Belcher. Mr Hill, of New Norfolk, will join Magra’s James Graham as the second of two new councillors at next month’s council meeting. Mr Hill is well-known

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In the News: Miffy is our Christmas community achiever

A MARTIAL arts enthusiast is named as the fifth recipient of the Derwent Valley Community Achiever Award in today’s Christmas issue of the New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News. This is the 26th print edition of the newspaper since its launch 18 months ago. The award goes to New Norfolk’s

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Town came to the fire brigade’s rescue

THE New Norfolk Fire Brigade was overwhelmed with donations yesterday after it made the snap decision to bring forward its annual Christmas Eve lolly run with Santa Claus. New COVID-19 restrictions within the Tasmania Fire Service were due to come into effect today, meaning the decades-old tradition must either go

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See Santa around New Norfolk today

DUE to changes in coronavirus public health restrictions, the New Norfolk Fire Brigade has brought forward its annual Santa Run and will be taking to the streets of New Norfolk this afternoon (Tuesday) instead of on Christmas Eve. “Due to new government regulations, the lolly run will be happening this

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February election to find new mayor

THE Derwent Valley Council will not have a new mayor until late February. Tasmanian electoral commissioner Andrew Hawkey has today announced that by-elections will be held by postal voting between January 25 and February 22. “Following the resignation of mayor Ben Shaw on Saturday, December 11, by-elections conducted by postal

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James Graham returns to Derwent Valley Council

DISABILITY support worker James Graham has been elected to replace Martyn Evans as a councillor on the Derwent Valley Council. Mr Graham, of Magra, previously served as a councillor from 2009-2018. Mr Evans’ seat on the council was declared vacant after he missed three monthly meetings in a row. Mr

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‘Despicable community members’ force mayor from office

A BY-ELECTION is likely to be held in the new year to elect a new mayor and councillor to replace Ben Shaw who has announced his immediate resignation today. In a post on Facebook this morning, Mr Shaw said the demands of the mayoral role, full-time work, and “social media

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Legal stoush sees council AGM abandoned

THE Derwent Valley Council will attempt to reschedule its annual general meeting to be held in January after last night’s meeting was abandoned on a legal issue. From the public gallery, former council general manager Steve Mackey said the council had failed to comply with the Local Government Act and

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Belcher bows out: ‘Some will be delighted to see me go’

THE Derwent Valley Council has lost a second councillor in only a week, with the resignation of Paul Belcher earlier today. In a Facebook post late this afternoon, Mr Belcher advised of his resignation and said it had been in the wind for six months. “It is not a decision

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Local councils holding their annual meetings this week

THE annual general meetings of the Central Highlands and Derwent Valley councils will be held this week. A requirement of the Local Government Act, these meetings must be held prior to December 14 each year. The Local Government Act also requires councils to advertise these meetings in the daily press

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Lightning strikes rock New Norfolk and surrounds

A LIGHTNING strike is said to have caused a power pole fire and taken out electricity supplies in parts of New Norfolk during this afternoon’s thunderstorm. The New Norfolk Fire Brigade responded to the pole fire at about 6pm, and it has also been kept busy with alarm calls caused

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