National honour for Crusader Homes

Crusader Homes apprentice Lucas Henderson,left, and chief financial officer Kelvin Derksen-Luelf, at the Australian Training Awards. LOCAL business Crusader Homes has been named the Small Employer of the Year in the Australian Training Awards. Held in Brisbane last Thursday, the awards are the peak level of Australia’s vocational education and

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Local honours in Children’s University graduation

Westerway Primary School students Thomas Joseph and Abbie-Louise Pennicott opening the 2019 Children’s University graduation. LOCAL participation in Children’s University Tasmania continues to grow, with 19 Derwent Valley youngsters taking part in last week’s annual graduation. Two were given the special honour of taking part in the official opening.“It was

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Locals win Christmas Pageant prizes

Fairview Primary School’s entry in the Hobart Christmas Pageant. TWO groups from New Norfolk won awards for their entries in the Hobart Christmas Pageant today. The award for best school entry went to Fairview Primary School and the title of best band went to the Derwent Valley Concert Band. Both

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Praise for PCYC’s new management

THE decision of the Derwent Valley Council to ask the Bridgewater Police and Community Youth Club to take over the management of the PCYC in New Norfolk was proving to be a great success, mayor Ben Shaw told last month’s council meeting. Cr Shaw invited Bridgewater PCYC manager Justin Abrahams

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Terry family celebrates 200 years in the valley

Helen and Robin Terry at their property on the Derwent at Gretna. THE Terry name has been synonymous with agriculture in the Derwent Valley for 200 years, originally milling corn and wheat before diversifying into hop growing, orcharding and primary production. It’s a record unlikely to be matched in Australia

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Trophy for local robotics team

Matt Hill and the Derwent Valley First Lego Team. MEMBERS of the Derwent Valley First Lego League team have enjoyed great progress in their second year, winning a trophy at last weekend’s state competition. The group is an initiative of the Derwent Valley Youth Future Action Team (D’FAT), providing insight

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Doctor’s prescription for retirement

Dr Micheil Sweet AFTER 60 years of service to the Derwent Valley, Dr Micheil Sweet will today write his last prescriptions before hanging up his stethoscope. During the day he will be saying a fond farewell to many generations of families who have been his patients over the years. Dr

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Salvos open up for evacuees

THE Salvation Army has opened its New Norfolk headquarters as a refuge for Lachlan residents who choose to evacuate due to today’s bushfire emergency. The Salvation Army is at 79 Hobart Rd, New Norfolk. BUSHFIRE EMERGENCY WARNING FOR LACHLAN

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Meeting on bushfire recovery and preparedness

A MEETING to update the community on Upper Derwent Valley bushfire recovery and preparedness will be held at Maydena this Wednesday evening. With summer approaching – and the first fire weather warning already issued – the Tasmania Fire Service invites the community of the Tyenna Valley in particular to hear

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Farewell John Bradley

FORMER Derwent Valley Council accountant John Bradley died in Hobart at the weekend. Mr Bradley was a long-serving senior member of the council staff, often serving as acting general manager. Although not a local resident, Mr Bradley was involved in community activities in the Derwent Valley. He acted as treasurer

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Big night for locals at the Business Awards

Rod Graham, left, Tammi and Justin Abrahams, and SamanthaAndrews with the Bridgewater PCYC’s award. THE achievements of three local ventures were recognised at the Telstra Tasmanian Business Awards in Hobart on Friday night. New Norfolk-based Crusader Homes won its category in the awards; the Bridgewater Police and Citizens Youth Club

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