Westerway school centenary this Saturday

Westerway Primary School teacher Wendy Holdsworth, left, andprincipal Andrea Long looking over an old scrapbook of newspapercuttings about the school and its community. A CENTURY of Derwent Valley schooldays will be celebrated at Westerway this weekend when the local school has its 100th birthday. In 1920 the town was newly

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New operator sought for Valley Children’s Centre

The Valley Children’s Centre in Ring Rd, New Norfolk. THE Derwent Valley Council is seeking a new operator for the Valley Children’s Centre in New Norfolk after announcing that the current service provider will not be continuing after the end of the financial year. Derwent Valley Council communications officer Daniel

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Politicians’ potato peeling picture special

Bushy Park Show program co-ordinator Alison Hennessy, left, listens as sponsorBel Bird of the New Norfolk Guardian Pharmacy starts the 2020 Pollie Peel-Off at the show on Saturday. Bushy Park policeman Peter Gibson’s performance in Round 1 got him through to the final of the fastest-peel. Lyons MHA and Primary Industries minister

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Cautious response to Norske Skog forests sale

Norske Skog workers talking to Brian Mitchell MHR on anofficial visit to Norske Skog’s Boyer Mill in 2017. NEWS of the proposed sale of papermaker Norske Skog’s Tasmanian forests to an investment company has been greeted cautiously by Federal Member for Lyons, Brian Mitchell. “The recent announcement of a sale

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Papermaker sells its Tasmanian forests

PAPERMAKER Norske Skog has announced the sale of its Tasmanian forests for $62.5 million. Included in the sale are forests in the Derwent Valley and Central Highlands and smaller stands in the Huon Valley, Tasman Peninsula and Southern Midlands.The company says the sale is accompanied by a long-term wood-supply agreement

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New co-ordinator for Online Access Centre

Newly-appointed Derwent Valley Online Access Centreco-ordinator Sam Cowley. A FORMER volunteer at the Derwent Valley Online Access Centre has been promoted to lead the centre’s operations. The centre’s management committee has announced that Sam Cowley has been appointed to the position of centre co-ordinator. The Online Access Centre has been

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Lions Club News: Swimming pool support

A happy sausage sizzle customer being served by Julie Triffett,Roger Triffett and Fiona Cardwell at the Lions Club barbecue. LAST Saturday saw New Norfolk Lions Roger, Fiona, Viv and Howard supporting Councillor Julie Triffett and the New Norfolk Swimming Pool Committee with a sausage sizzle to raise funds for a

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Ellendale water supply upgraded

The new Jones River weir and water intake supplying Ellendale. AN upgrade of TasWater’s weir on the Jones River is providing improved water security for the Ellendale community. The original 1950s weir was showing its age, with frequent blockages from river debris, and the working environment at the site did

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Electrical upgrades for New Norfolk Hospital

The New Norfolk District Hospital. THE New Norfolk District Hospital will benefit from improvements under the State Government’s  Rural Hospital and Ambulance Station Fund. Health Minister Sarah Courtney says the program will create jobs and deliver much-needed upgrades. “The $15 million Rural Hospital and Ambulance Station Fund is expected to

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Strathgordon and Pelham bushfire updates

UPDATE: The Pelham and Strathgordon fires have been downgraded to “No Alert” level this afternoon. See the Tasmania Fire Service “current bushfires” page for updates. EARLIER: FIREFIGHTERS are working hard to consolidate bushfire boundaries ahead of warmer weather predicted towards the end of this week. Aircraft, machinery and remote area

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Holiday fun continues at Mt Field

THE Discovery Ranger Summer Program continues at many national parks, including Mt Field National Park in the Derwent Valley. Several parks including Mt Field also have Mandarin-speaking rangers to highlight the wonders of national parks to Chinese visitors. Skilled and experienced rangers offer visitors to our national parks the chance

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Local woman injured in city incident

A DERWENT Valley woman was hospitalised after being struck by a car in Hobart at about 8.30am on Christmas Eve. Police say the woman, aged 46, was struck by a reversing car while crossing Argyle St, North Hobart. “The collision, near the corner of Argyle and Tasma streets, occurred when

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