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Temporary halt in mayoral vote count

AN audit of the votes cast in the election for Derwent Valley mayor is under way to ensure the right candidate is excluded as the distribution of preferences nears its end. Acting mayor Jessica Cosgrove received 899 primary votes but is now one vote away from being excluded after Michelle

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Dracoulis romps in to seat on council

NEW Norfolk’s Michelle Dracoulis has been elected to a seat on the Derwent Valley Council after practically outpolling all the other candidates combined, as counting of the 2022 by-election continues at the Tasmanian Electoral Commission. Counting of votes for the vacant position of mayor is being rechecked and it is

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New vacancy after councillor leaves the state

ANOTHER recount will be conducted on votes cast in the 2018 council election to find a replacement for Derwent Valley Councillor Frank Pearce who has moved interstate and is no longer eligible to be a councillor. Cr Pearce advised last month’s council meeting that this was likely to be the

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Hand-delivery urged for remaining votes in council by-election

AS many as 60% of voters have not yet had their say in the postal by-election to find a new mayor and councillor for the Derwent Valley Council. The Tasmanian Electoral Commission yesterday reported that with only days to go, 40.03% of voters had so far returned their postal ballot

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Bushfire burning beyond Strathgordon

A SMOKE alert remains in place for Maydena and the Mt Field area while a bushfire continues burning at Olegas Bluff beyond Strathgordon. The wildfire is reported to be within the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park and on Aboriginal Land Council Tasmania land, and was first detected by satellite on

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In the News: Celebrating community achiever Carol

FIVE decades of volunteering earns Carol Volant a special place in the heart of our community and today she is named as the seventh recipient of the Derwent Valley Community Achiever Award. The story will appear the February 11 issue of New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News, which is the

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At the roundabout, give way to plovers

TRAFFIC came to a temporary standstill in High St this morning when a congregation of plovers was out for a stroll near the roundabout at the Stephen St intersection. Debbie Cleaver, who works nearby, took this photo while the birds took a walk through the junction. All readers are welcome

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Paediatric pop-up clinic at New Norfolk

CHILDREN’S doses of a COVID-19 vaccine will be administered free of charge at New Norfolk High School between 9am and 4.30pm this Sunday, February 6. The clinic will be held in the school gymnasium, with entry off Kensington St. This clinic will provide a paediatric dose of the Pfizer vaccine,

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Ouse footbridge repairs under way this week

WORK to repair the flood-damaged footbridge over the River Ouse was due to start today (January 31) and take about three weeks to complete, mayor Lou Triffitt reported to the most recent meeting of the Central Highlands Council. The bridge has been closed since it sustained damage during flooding late

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Derwent Valley citizens of the year

LIONS Club of New Norfolk president Kerry Kievit and emergency services volunteer Adrian James are the joint Derwent Valley Citizens of the Year for 2022. This is only the third time in the 54-year history of the local Australia Day Awards that the title of Citizen of the Year was

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Iconic fuel brand returns to New Norfolk

FOR as long as anyone can remember, the petrol station opposite New Norfolk’s Bush Inn Hotel has been “Caltex”. In more recent times it has been trading as Mood Food New Norfolk, selling fuel and food at all hours of the day and night, but the Caltex branding has still

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In the News: Meet this year’s Australia Day Award winners

FOR only the third time in the 54-year history of the local Australia Day Awards, the title of Citizen of the Year for 2022 was awarded to dual recipients at yesterday’s presentations at New Norfolk. Read all about it in the 28th print edition of New Norfolk and Derwent Valley

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