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Dmytro forges new path to digital dream

“YOU can call yourself a programmer if you can fix your grandmother’s printer.” That joke tickled Dmytro Serdiukov when he spotted it online. The 18-year-old dreams of being a computer programmer one day, so he can get paid for what he is good at. While he studies hard to achieve

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CH Council

Central Highlands Council Australia Day Awards

COMMUNITY achievers in the Central Highlands municipality were celebrated at an Australia Day awards ceremony in the Hamilton Town Hall on Wednesday of this week. Mayor Loueen Triffitt announced the following awards: Read more in the next print edition of New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News. Pictured: Ron Sonners, left,

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News

Australia Day honour for local police officer

A WOMAN with strong Derwent Valley links has been awarded the Australian Police Medal in the Australia Day Honours List for 2023. Senior Constable Kelly Cordwell is the younger daughter of the late local historian Stan Cordwell and she grew up locally with her sister Maryanne. Senior Constable Cordwell joined

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Community

In the News: Community Achiever George

SUNDAY mornings aren’t quite the same since George Springer retired from providing dog obedience lessons at the New Norfolk Esplanade late last year. Mr Springer, 87, started running the sessions in the 1980s and this dedication has earned him the Derwent Valley Community Achiever Award for January. His award is

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Health

Medical centre’s recognition for dedicated doctors

THE signficiant contributions of two doctors to healthcare in the Derwent Valley have been honoured by the Derwent Valley Medical Centre. The main sections of the Burnett St building are now named the Dr Ralph Peters Wing and the Dr Annette Douglas Wing. Speaking at a ceremony to unveil the

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Community

Humanitarian honour for Greg Hudson

THE highest award available to Lions Club members has recently been presented to long-serving Lion Greg Hudson in recognition of humanitarian service performed over more than four decades. Mr Hudson, of New Norfolk, was inducted as a Melvin Jones Fellow during the Lions Club of New Norfolk’s Christmas party last

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Obituary

Celebrating the life of Pat Freund

PAT Freund was insistent the old version of Psalm 23, The Lord is My Shepherd, would be read at her funeral. The old version had the right words, such as leadeath and maketh. The modernised words weren’t for her. Pat Freund, who died a year ago on November 12, 2021,

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News

In the News: Community Achiever Award for Corumbene veteran

WHEN it comes to length of service to a community organisation, it is hard to beat Margaret McMaster’s commitment to the Corumbene Auxiliary. Mrs McMaster, 96, has been with the auxiliary for 56 years, and counting, and this dedication has earned her the Derwent Valley Community Achiever Award, announced in

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Business

Starting out at Banjo’s

ANOTHER three young people have been given a start to their working life at Banjo’s Bakery Cafe in New Norfolk. Owner Robbie Iles said 60 people had applied for a recently advertised sales assistant role and 10 had been interviewed. “We had only planned to put one person on, but

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Community

Simmo and Jan’s ‘dragon’ is in safe hands

THE beloved “Puff the Magic Dragon” Dodge Plymouth car of John and the late Jan Simpson is back on the road doing what they always wanted: making people smile and raising funds for special children. James and Kate Crawford, of Margate, are “Puff’s” new custodians and they were on the

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Obituary

Obituary: Eagles coach Noel Clark remembered

NOEL Arthur Clarke, one of the greatest forwards Tasmanian football has produced, died peacefully at Glenview Nursing Home, Glenorchy on August 7. Appointed coach of New Norfolk in the TFL in 1958, Clarke led the Eagles to their first grand-final appearance in 1959 when the team was no match for

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Community

In the News: Community Achiever Jett plays by the rules

A HIGHLY-REGARDED young football umpire is the latest recipient of the Derwent Valley Community Achiever Award, announced in the October 21 issue of New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News. Jett Benson, 15, has been umpiring for about five years with the New Norfolk Junior Football Club and two years with

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