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Discovery Rangers return to Mt Field

DISCOVERY Rangers are back on duty at Mt Field and other Tasmanian National Parks, providing a program of free activities as well as enhancing the visitor experience for locals and visitors. Ten Discovery Rangers and 12 Wilderness Rangers recently completed four days of training ahead of their deployment to support

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Fatal accident on Boyer Rd

POLICE have advised that a man has died following a single-vehicle crash on Boyer Rd near Dromedary earlier tonight (Thursday). Volunteers from the New Norfolk Fire Brigade and Derwent Valley State Emergency Service joined police and ambulance officers in responding to the accident, which occurred around 7.30pm. The road was

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Pop-up traffic operation conducted at Hamilton

THE Lyell Highway at Hamilton was the location for a joint operation involving Tasmania Police and Transport Safety Officers on Wednesday afternoon last week. This traffic operation focussed on random breath tests, drug tests, vehicle checks, and licence checks. During the operation, 17 vehicle defect notices were issued, and one

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Free Christmas lunch and festivities on the Square tomorrow

FOR the second year in a row, Arthur Square in central New Norfolk will be the venue for a free Christmas Day lunch tomorrow. Anyone without plans for Christmas Day lunch is welcome to join in the picnic-style community feast. A local tradition for about three decades, this free Christmas

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Lots happening in the countdown to Christmas in the Valley

MUCH is happening in New Norfolk and the Derwent Valley in the last days before Christmas. Notable displays of Christmas lights are drawing visitors to various properties around the district, Santa is preparing for a last-minute run around Lachlan and Maydena, a free Christmas lunch is in the final stages

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Youth worker joins council table

YOUTH worker Matt Hill has been elected by recount to fill the Derwent Valley Council vacancy caused by the recent resignation of Paul Belcher. Mr Hill, of New Norfolk, will join Magra’s James Graham as the second of two new councillors at next month’s council meeting. Mr Hill is well-known

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In the News: Miffy is our Christmas community achiever

A MARTIAL arts enthusiast is named as the fifth recipient of the Derwent Valley Community Achiever Award in today’s Christmas issue of the New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News. This is the 26th print edition of the newspaper since its launch 18 months ago. The award goes to New Norfolk’s

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Community

Town came to the fire brigade’s rescue

THE New Norfolk Fire Brigade was overwhelmed with donations yesterday after it made the snap decision to bring forward its annual Christmas Eve lolly run with Santa Claus. New COVID-19 restrictions within the Tasmania Fire Service were due to come into effect today, meaning the decades-old tradition must either go

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See Santa around New Norfolk today

DUE to changes in coronavirus public health restrictions, the New Norfolk Fire Brigade has brought forward its annual Santa Run and will be taking to the streets of New Norfolk this afternoon (Tuesday) instead of on Christmas Eve. “Due to new government regulations, the lolly run will be happening this

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February election to find new mayor

THE Derwent Valley Council will not have a new mayor until late February. Tasmanian electoral commissioner Andrew Hawkey has today announced that by-elections will be held by postal voting between January 25 and February 22. “Following the resignation of mayor Ben Shaw on Saturday, December 11, by-elections conducted by postal

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DV Council

James Graham returns to Derwent Valley Council

DISABILITY support worker James Graham has been elected to replace Martyn Evans as a councillor on the Derwent Valley Council. Mr Graham, of Magra, previously served as a councillor from 2009-2018. Mr Evans’ seat on the council was declared vacant after he missed three monthly meetings in a row. Mr

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