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Local face in Liberals’ line-up for Lyons

BUSINESSMAN and former Derwent Valley Council citizen of the year Justin Derksen has been named as one of the Liberal Party’s six candidates for Lyons at the May 1 State Election. Mr Derksen, who also serves as an officer in the army cadets, will join sitting members Guy Barnett, Mark

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Ex-mayor back in the chair

THE absence of three councillors including the mayor and deputy mayor resulted in former mayor Martyn Evans (pictured above) being selected to chair last night’s meeting of the Derwent Valley Council. The council has struggled to attract its full complement of councillors to its last few meetings. Three councillors were

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BREAKING: Double duty for Derwent voters

AN early State Election has been called for May 1, meaning that Derwent Valley and Central Highlands voters will be casting votes in two elections on that day. May 1 had already been named as the date for the election for this year’s Legislative Council election for the seat of

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Sunday start for COVID-19 shots at New Norfolk

UPDATE: The venue for this clinic is now the New Norfolk RSL Club, at 30 George St, New Norfolk. EARLIER: THE State Government’s New Norfolk Community Clinic for COVID-19 vaccinations will open for business tomorrow (Sunday), March 21. People eligible for these free vaccinations can book online or by phone.

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Farewell to Stan Cordwell

LOCAL historian Stanley Cordwell passed away earlier this week, after a long illness. Stan, who recently published his latest book, was aged 87. His final book, Boyer and the Peg Factory, has been a runaway success. A long-time Lachlan resident, Stan also had a long connection with the New Norfolk

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Valley man charged after city traffic incident

POLICE have charged an Ellendale man with multiple offences following incidents alleged to have occurred in Hobart last night (Friday). Police say they saw a red Ford Escape SUV being driven erratically near the intersection of Gladstone St and Sandy Bay Rd at about 9.30pm. “The vehicle was then intercepted

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Open doors at Westerway Primary School this Thursday

WESTERWAY Primary School acting principal Michelle Waldock has invited the community to an open afternoon this Thursday. Dr Waldock (pictured above) is standing in for Andrea Long who has been appointed acting principal at Richmond Primary School for the first half of the year. “I congratulate Andrea on her appointment

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Heather’s story in the News tomorrow

MEDICAL challenges have provided a rough few months for Heather Quarry, but she’s still standing, still laughing, and she shares her story in the March print edition of New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News tomorrow (Friday). Now living at Plenty after a full and active life that took her from

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VIDEO: Peter Hudson unveils statue in New Norfolk

A LARGE crowd attended the unveiling of a bronze statue of AFL football great Peter Hudson at Arthur Square in New Norfolk yesterday morning. Surrounded by family and friends, Hudson said it was one of the best days of his life. He acknowledged the dedication of Nick Cracknell and Leon

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Health

‘No ambulance’ for New Norfolk last night

LACK of staff forced the temporary closure of the New Norfolk Ambulance Station last night, Legislative Councillor Craig Farrell revealed earlier today. “The ambulance station was closed from 6pm last night to 8am this morning because no crew was available,” Mr Farrell said. Mr Farrell, who is up for re-election

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All welcome in Survivor’s Lap at Relay For Life tomorrow

ALL cancer survivors and carers are welcome to take part in one of the key events of this weekend’s fifth Derwent Valley Relay for Life, alongside the registered participants. To be held at Tynwald Park from 11am tomorrow (February 27) until 9am on Sunday, the event will see teams walking

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