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Rundown for Australia Day this Wednesday

AUSTRALIA Day observances will be held at several locations around the Derwent Valley this Wednesday, January 26, with public events and activities in New Norfolk, Bushy Park and Maydena. Australia Day Ambassador Sally Wise will speak at a civic function on Arthur Square, New Norfolk. This will be a seated

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Former mayor joins race for council seat

THE Tasmanian Electoral Commission has today announced the names of candidates contesting the Derwent Valley Council by-elections. These will be conducted by postal voting and the municipality’s 8159 electors will start to receive their ballot packs in a week’s time, with a further three weeks to consider their vote and

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Coronavirus postpones Highland celebrations

THE commemoration of Australia Day in the Central Highlands and the Bothwell Bicentennial have been postponed by the coronavirus pandemic. Mayor Loueen Triffitt said this week’s council meeting had made the decision to put off both events until later in the year. “It wasn’t an easy decision to make but

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Farewell to The Geordie

THE local community radio DJ known as “The Geordie” has passed away after a short illness, aged 78. Known off-air as Spencer Tracy, he died in the Royal Hobart Hospital in the early hours of Monday this week. Mr Tracy was associated with Tyga-FM from its earliest days and presented

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Bingley bags bragging rights on Junction corner

KEEPING a lid on rate rises and rebuilding links with local volunteers are the priorities of the fifth candidate running for mayor and councillor on the Derwent Valley Council. He is Philip Bingley, of Lachlan, who is a retired environmental health officer with experience working for several councils. “Having retired

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Autumn Festival cancelled for third year in a row

THIS year’s Derwent Valley Autumn Festival has been cancelled due to ongoing challenges associated with large-scale events during the coronavirus pandemic. The festival was to have been held on April 3. Acting Derwent Valley mayor Jessica Cosgrove said the council had been informed of the cancellation. “I understand the committee’s

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In the News: Fireman is our latest community achiever

LONG-SERVING firefighter Michael Hanson is named as the sixth recipient of the Derwent Valley Community Achiever Award in tomorrow’s New Year issue of the New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News. This is the 27th print edition of the newspaper since its launch 18 months ago. A volunteer firefighter for 40

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Two councillors join mayoral race

TWO serving councillors have announced their intention to nominate for the vacant position of mayor of the Derwent Valley Council, promising to bring stability to the unsettled local authority. Acting mayor Jessica Cosgrove and fellow councillor Julie Triffett join the two other publicly-declared mayoral candidates Michelle Dracoulis and Peter Binny.

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Information session next week for potential council candidates

AN information session will be held next week for people who may be considering running as a candidate in next month’s Derwent Valley Council by-elections. The dual by-election will elect a new mayor and councillor. Derwent Valley Council general manager Dean Griggs will conduct the information session at 6pm on

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First two mayoral candidates out of the blocks

A FORMER deputy mayor and a local artist are the first two intending candidates for the vacant position of mayor of the Derwent Valley Council. Nominations for the vacancy open next Monday and a by-election will be held via postal voting between January 25 and February 22. Photographer and art

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Latest COVID-19 community updates

ARCHIVED ON FEBRUARY 7: Regularly updating from January 4: THE Derwent Valley and Central Highlands continue to adapt to the ever-changing circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the rapid increase in confirmed cases of coronavirus around the state, local businesses and services have been keeping pace with the changes. The

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High St upgrade starts this week

A SIX-MONTH program to improve the streetscape at the top end of New Norfolk’s main street is expected to start this week. The Derwent Valley Council has appointed local business MSD Constructions to carry out this first stage of the High St improvement works. The council has advised that temporary

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