Perri is the King of queens

WINNING the Southern Tasmanian Junior Football Association’s Under 17 women’s best and fairest award was quite the birthday present for New Norfolk’s Perri King. King turned 14 on the day of the STJFL best and fairest award night last month. The New Norfolk Under 17s women’s team member took out

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Brother’s personal monument to Lucille Butterworth

The Lucille Butterworth cairn alongside the Lyell Hwy. A CAIRN in memory of Lucille Butterworth has been erected at a site along the Lyell Highway this weekend. The site between Granton and New Norfolk is where police two years ago conducted a two-week dig for clues into the 1969 disappearance

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Leeroy rides off into the sunset

Natahlia, left, Lee and Sally Smith. ONE of the New Norfolk Old Scholars Hockey Club’s most respected players has hung up the gear after almost 40 years and 700 games. Lee Smith, 58, called it a day after playing her final game last Sunday against University at the Hockey Centre

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Irish rebel to be remembered this Sunday

REMEMBERING the death of Irish exile Thomas Francis Meagher 150 years ago will be theme of two speeches at historic St John’s Catholic Church at Richmond this Sunday. Thomas Francis Meagher, a famous Irish nationalist, was convicted for sedition sent into political exile in Van Diemen’s Land in 1849. While

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Farewell Stan Harrex

A GRAVESIDE service will be held at Malbina Cemetery tomorrow morning to farewell Stan Harrex the well-known veteran athlete and community worker who lost his life in the two-vehicle crash at Lawitta last week. Mr Harrex, of Hayes, was in his 89th year. The service will be held at 11am

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Honour roll recognises five local women

FIVE people with Derwent Valley connections are among the latest inductees to the Tasmanian Honour Roll of Women. The roll was established in 2005 to recognise those who have made an outstanding contribution to the state. The Honour Roll recognises both historical and contemporary contributions to Tasmania, ensuring women’s achievements

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Premier’s farewell to Deirdre Flint

February 1, 2017 Will Hodgman, PremierVale Deirdre Flint OAM The Tasmanian Government extends its condolences to all those close to Deirdre Flint OAM, who has passed away. Deirdre was a proud and passionate advocate for Tasmania, and especially the Central Highlands community she loved so dearly. Deirdre was elected to

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Citizens of the Year for 2017

Lexia Brown COMMUNITY worker Lexia Brown has been named the Derwent Valley Council’s Citizen of the Year for 2017. The award was announced by mayor Martyn Evans at the local Australia Day celebration at the Derwent Esplanade yesterday. “As a co-ordinator for the Derwent Valley Community House, Lexia has worked

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Order of Australia Medal for Ricky Hanlon

Rick Hanlon. CHAMPION New Norfolk footballer Ricky Hanlon has been recognised for his service to Australian Rules Football in the Australia Day honours list today. Hanlon, now living in Queensland, has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia. The Tasmanian Football Hall of Fame member started his playing

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Australia Day honour for Kerry Murtagh

A FORMER Derwent Valley man has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for his service to veterans and their families. Originally from Maydena but now living in Queensland, Mr Murtagh served with the Australian Army in Vietnam and has dedicated several decades to the welfare of his

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Molesworth man in running for Tasmanian of the year

A MOLESWORTH man is in the running to be named the 2017 Tasmanian Australian of the Year. Microbiologist Dean Metcalf’s work is respected by primary producers around Australia and his dedication to chemical-free food production is reaping rewards. The Tasmanian Australian of the Year, Senior Australian of the Year, Young

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Education awards for three locals

Department of Education Young Teacher of the Year: Alison Harvey,New Norfolk Primary School. THERE were three local winners in the Tasmanian Department of Education Awards for 2016, recognising outstanding work in the public education sector. Education and Training Minister Jeremy Rockliff said the awards, now in their fifth year, were an

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