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In the February News: Boyer’s big anniversary

MORE than 50 individual news items have been assembled into the February print edition of New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News, with the additional content taking this issue up to 32 pages. The paper will be in the shops from tomorrow (February 5). This month’s paper celebrates the 80th anniversary

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Council meetings back in the open

ABOUT 15 members of the public took the opportunity to attend the first open meeting of the Derwent Valley Council since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The council has been meeting behind closed doors since last March and is one of the last to return to public sessions. Under

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GALLERY: Australia Day in the Derwent Valley

ABOUT 300 people enjoyed mostly fine conditions for the Australia Day celebrations at the New Norfolk Esplanade today. A light shower of rain late in the morning did little to dampen the enthusiasm of those present. Children’s activities were provided, and the musical entertainment included Fentonbury singer Bridget Pross as

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Australia Day honours for Sally Wise and Jason Lawrence

TWO Derwent Valley residents have been named in this year’s Australia Day Honours List, with an OAM to be awarded to Molesworth’s Sally Wise and an Emergency Services Medal for Jason Lawrence, of Lachlan. Mrs Wise will receive the Medal of the Order of Australia for her service to the

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Rundown for Australia Day activities in the Derwent Valley

THE Central Highlands and Derwent Valley councils are both hosting events in celebration of Australia Day tomorrow. Program – January 26, 2021 At the Derwent Esplanade, New NorfolkFrom 10am 10am Event begins – mayor’s welcome 10:15am: Singer Bridget Pross performs on the main stage 11am Derwent Valley Concert Band Community

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Bushfire on Plenty Link Road

3PM UPDATE: Management of the one-hectare fire at Plenty Link Rd has been handed over to the property owner, SFM Environmental Solutions, whose crews are on site and will continue to monitor for the remainder for the day and tomorrow. Temperature conditions have dropped. The vegetation fire at Collins Cap

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$3m rowing centre officially opened at New Norfolk

THE new home of the New Norfolk Rowing Club has been officially opened at the New Norfolk Esplanade. Club president Peter Nichols today welcomed official guests to the Derwent Valley Boat House, which was declared open by the governor of Tasmania, Kate Warner. Mr Nichols said the club had sold

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Cameras ready to roll on fifth season of Rosehaven

FILMING will start next month on the fifth season of the ABC-TV comedy series Rosehaven. Season five will be in production for seven weeks across southern Tasmania, employing more than 70 Tasmanian cast and crew members and generating more than $2 million for the local economy. “I am excited to

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LegCo candidate hits the road and river

LEGISLATIVE Council election candidate Ivan Davis has completed an ironman-style triathlon within the Derwent electorate to promote his campaign and raise awareness of animal issues. Mr Davis, of Claremont, is the Animal Justice Party candidate for the seat of Derwent, which is up for election this May. Despite being relatively

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Rotary Club’s oarsome support for local rowers

SOME of the members of the New Norfolk Rowing Club are slicing through the water with greater ease thanks to a donation from the Derwent Valley Rotary Club. Four new oars, worth about $2000 in total, have been presented to the club in advance of the official opening of its

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DV Council

Council meetings to reopen to the public this month

THE public will be readmitted to Derwent Valley Council meetings starting with the monthly meeting for January, mayor Ben Shaw said in a video message on Facebook today (pictured). The council has been meeting behind closed doors since coronavirus public health restrictions were introduced last March. “Due to COVID restrictions

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Police station demolition gets under way

DEMOLITION of the New Norfolk Police Station has begun in earnest this week. The Bathurst St site was vacated nearly a year ago when police and Service Tasmania staff relocated to temporary accommodation in the town’s former ANZ bank. Police minister Mark Shelton today said the current station was being

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