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Council’s one-minute discussion of $38m wish-list

THREE councillors were absent from tonight’s Derwent Valley Council meeting in the New Norfolk War Memorial Hall. With a reasonably brief agenda, the meeting lasted just over 30 minutes. Eight members of staff were in attendance and mayor Ben Shaw explained that they were present to provide advice if it

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(Not) exclusive breaking news: Mayor’s Liberal tilt

CONFIRMING the Derwent Valley’s worst-kept secret, Premier Peter Gutwein has today announced that Derwent Valley mayor Ben Shaw will contest the Legislative Council seat of Derwent as an endorsed Liberal Party candidate. This comes several months after Mr Shaw said there was no truth to speculation to that effect. An

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New Norfolk reclaims Rosehaven starring role

NEW Norfolk has regained its starring role in ABC-TV’s Rosehaven, with the show’s central filming location returning to the town after an absence of four years. While much of the show has been filmed in the Derwent Valley throughout its run, New Norfolk’s main time in the sun was during

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Pioneer Wall booted for footy statue

A WALL remembering the contributions of pioneer families of the Derwent Valley has been demolished to make way for the statue of football great Peter Hudson. Onlookers last week were shocked to see the wall being knocked down and questioned what would become of the family plaques. With the statue

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Events

Bushy Park food truck muster motors to a new date

THE food truck muster planned for Bushy Park this weekend has been postponed until the same weekend next month. The event is being organised by the Bushy Park Show Society, which has cited COVID-19 issues as the reason for the deferral. The Great Bushy Park Food Truck Muster will now

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DV Council

Second deferral for council AGM

NEXT week’s Derwent Valley Council annual general meeting has been postponed for an unspecified period due to the lack of a critical document. Originally scheduled to be held in December, the AGM was initially deferred to February 25 and it has now been put off until a later date. A

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Health

Health petition gains momentum and key supporters

SENIOR Labor figures have endorsed the local petition calling for increased health services in the Derwent Valley. The Federal Member for Lyons, Brian Mitchell MHR, has assisted with the drafting of the document, and State Opposition Leader Rebecca White MHA has offered to table the completed petition in state parliament.

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Council grant funds crafty long weekend

TWELVE people took part in the Valley Craft Group’s Renaissance Retreat over the Hobart Regatta Day long weekend. Held annually at the Riverfront Motel at Rosetta, the retreat was postponed from July due to the coronavirus pandemic. Formerly known as the Lachlan Craft Circle, the group was awarded $620 in

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Business

New salons enhance local beauty shop options

THE latest addition to the growing number of beauty shops in High St, New Norfolk, was officially opened on February 1 by the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Sue Hickey. The venture, AM’s Body Art, is an expansion of the successful Moonah-based business of the same name which offers

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Documentary planned as D’FAT enters 20th year

A DOCUMENTARY film is being planned for next year’s 20th anniversary of the Derwent Valley Youth Future Action Team (D’FAT). The peak organisation for local youth turns 19 on February 13 and thoughts have already turned to next year’s landmark anniversary. “Next year will be extra special as D’FAT will

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Wild weather knocks Tyga-FM off the air

2PM UPDATE: Tyga-FM is now back on the air on reduced power after this morning’s outage. Anyone having trouble receiving the radio broadcast can try the internet stream. EARLIER: LAST night’s heavy rainfall is suspected to be the cause of community radio station Tyga-FM going off-air early this morning. Station

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Health

Community meetings to plan new health petition

UPDATE: These meetings will now be held at the New Norfolk RSL Club function room in Tank St, New Norfolk. A RENEWED effort is being planned in the ongoing campaign to convince the State Government of the need for improved medical services in the Derwent Valley. Four public information sessions

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