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Derwent Valley Council senior citizen of the year

MORE than a decade of community volunteering by New Norfolk resident Irene Barnes has been acknowledged in her being named the Derwent Valley Council’s Australia Day Senior Citizen of the Year for 2024. Mrs Barnes has volunteered with the Corumbene Auxiliary for 15 years and has been its president for

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New GM: No surprises, it’s Sanderson

AHEAD of an anticipated formal announcement tomorrow, Derwent Valley Council mayor Michelle Dracoulis took to social media earlier tonight to announce that acting general manager Ron Sanderson has been appointed as the council’s new chief executive. The Facebook post at about 6pm confirmed the information that been circulating locally in

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TFS update on Osterley bushfire

TASMANIA Fire Service crews are actively responding to a bushfire in the Upper Derwent Valley at Wellwood Rd, Osterley, this afternoon (Thursday). Incident Controller Jason Vinen said the Osterley village was not currently not under immediate threat but the TFS advised that awareness and vigilance should be maintained. TFS ADVICE

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Bushfire advice for Osterley – monitor conditions

Bushfire Advice– Wellwood Road, Osterley– Avoid the area and Monitor Conditions This is a Tasmania Fire Service Bushfire Advice message for Wellwood Rd and Surrounding Areas – Avoid the area and Monitor Conditions. There is no immediate threat. The fire is travelling towards the Ouse River. Tasmania Fire Service is

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New Norfolk man on driving and stealing charges

A 33-year-old New Norfolk man has been arrested and charged with a number of offences alleged to have been committed recently in the Hobart and New Norfolk areas, Tasmania Police has announced. After an investigation, the man was charged yesterday (Wednesday) with the following offences: “The man was detained and

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Veronica’s brief rest after big win at St Helens carnival

VERONICA Youd is relishing a quick break after taking out a woodchopping title at the St Helens Athletics Carnival. However, the New Norfolk resident won’t have much time to rest on her laurels – or her sashes. Mrs Youd, who married into chopping royalty and has assumed that role quite

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Police seek witnesses to arson attack on old church

POLICE are investigating the fire that badly damaged the former Royal Derwent Hospital chapel yesterday (Monday) evening. At about 6.15pm, emergency services responded to reports of a structure fire at the former St Luke’s Church off Glebe Rd in New Norfolk. “Tasmania Fire Service extinguished the fire and determined the

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Man in custody after firearm incident

A MAN was taken into custody following a disturbance during which gun shots were allegedly fired in New Norfolk on Sunday night. A Tasmania Police spokesperson said multiple calls had been received about a disturbance and multiple gun shots heard in the vicinity of Benjamin Terrace and Fitzgerald Crescent at

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Fire in former hospital chapel

8.45PM UPDATE: A fire has been extinguished in the former Royal Derwent Hospital chapel tonight and the incident will be investigated tomorrow (Tuesday) morning. Crews from New Norfolk, Magra and Bridgewater brigades attended the structure fire off Glebe Rd, New Norfolk, from about 6.15pm. The fire crews arrived to find

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February 6 recount for Binny’s seat on council

THE Tasmanian Electoral Commission (TEC) will conduct a recount around noon on February 6 to determine who will fill the vacancy on the Derwent Valley Council caused by the recent resignation of Cr Peter Binny. One of the most experienced members of the current council, Mr Binny was a previous

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Hundreds paid their respects to Dr Peters

ABOUT 350 people attended the funeral of Dr Ralph Peters earlier this week, with a similar number watching the service online. St Matthew’s Anglican Church in New Norfolk was full for the funeral service, with additional seating provided outside and in the church hall. The service was conducted by the

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Central Highlands Council Australia Day Awards

COMMUNITY achievers in the Central Highlands municipality were celebrated at an Australia Day awards ceremony and lunch at the Bothwell Football Club this morning (Friday). Guests enjoyed a lunch cooked by the football club along with salads and home-made lamingtons from Sealy’s Store. Deputy Mayor Jim Allwright announced the following

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