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Brodie sets the game record for New Norfolk junior football

HISTORY was made for the New Norfolk Junior Football Club recently when Under 16.5 player Brodie Scanlon played his 134th club game and claimed the honour of the most games played on record, toppling the record held by Jake Bearman who in 2016 played his 133rd club game. NNFJC registrar

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Events

Back to New Norfolk for Shoobridge family bicentenary

A REUNION of one of the most significant families in the development of the Derwent Valley will be held at New Norfolk next week. The May 22 gathering at the Derwent Valley Boathouse will mark the 200th anniversary of the arrival of William Shoobridge and family in Tasmania. Shoobridge came

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Kellys make history on the footy field

HISTORY was created for the New Norfolk District Football Club last Saturday, May 7, when father and son Josh and Zayden Kelly ran out for the Eagle seniors against the Dodges Ferry Sharks at Shark Park. In our recorded history, this is the first time this has occurred at Senior

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Deputy mayor’s welcome to Ukrainian arrivals

A UKRAINIAN woman and her two children have been welcomed to the Derwent Valley after fleeing war-torn Ukraine. Deputy mayor Jessica Cosgrove visited Olesia Trukhanska and her son Dmytro and daughter Marco at the weekend. Councillor Cosgrove said the family’s story was a powerful one, of finding hope in the

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In the News: Paying tribute to Colin Triffitt

ON the front page of the next issue of New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News we pay tribute to Colin Triffitt who has retired after many years as New Norfolk’s fire chief and we congratulate Mark Lusted on being elected to follow in Colin’s footsteps. Colin has retired from the

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In the News: Neville is our latest community achiever

NEVILLE Fenton is a key figure in community life in the Upper Derwent Valley and his above-and-beyond contribution has been recognised with the latest Derwent Valley Community Achiever Award. Mr Fenton is the eighth recipient of the award, which is presented by New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News and Banjo’s

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Influential women of the Derwent Valley acknowledged

AN honour roll of Influential Women of the Derwent Valley has been established by the Derwent Valley International Women’s Day Group. The inaugural list was announced at yesterday’s International Women’s Day breakfast at the Lions Club of New Norfolk. Announcing the inaugural list of more than 80 names, Julie Triffett

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RedCaps name their best and fairest for season 2021-22

TWO young cricketers were named as the New Norfolk Cricket Club’s best and fairest players during the annual Adrian Eiszele Medal count last night. For the men’s teams, Jye Lester was named the winner, while Tara Pearce won the women’s award. Jye Lester was awarded the 2021/22 Adrian Eiszele Medal

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Education

Wendy comes home to the Ouse school

A TEMPORARY appointment as lead teacher at the Ouse District School is a homecoming in more ways than one for Wendy Holdsworth. Standing in for principal Nigel Smith who has been seconded to Westerway Primary School this term, Mrs Holdsworth has only a short drive to her new workplace from

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Farewell Col Bailey, thylacine true believer

THE life of renowned Tasmanian tiger researcher, hunter and true believer Colin Bailey will be celebrated at his funeral service in New Norfolk this Thursday. Mr Bailey, of New Norfolk, died last Friday after a long illness. The author and newspaper columnist’s death in Hobart came less than a month

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Michelle Dracoulis new mayor for six months

MICHELLE Dracoulis has been elected to serve as mayor of the Derwent Valley Councillor for the next six months. She becomes the council’s first female mayor and fills the vacancy caused by the resignation of Ben Shaw late last year. Current deputy mayor Jessica Cosgrove received just under 25% of

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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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