Local actress brings emergency butcher to life

Meg Bignell as Rosehaven’s “24-Hour Emergency Butcher”. EAGLE-EYED Rosehaven viewers were quick to spot home-grown New Norfolk actress Meg Bignell in the role of Cathy the 24 Hour Emergency Butcher last week. While the character was not seen in the first two episodes of the ABC-TV comedy, the all-hours butcher

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No place like home

Bryony Dwyer following her concert on Sunday, holdingflowers that were presented by Layton Hodgetts. THERE were tears among some of the audience members as home-grown soprano Bryony Dwyer sang Home Sweet Home (there’s no place like home) as an encore at her concert at St Matthew’s Church in New Norfolk

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Bryony to sing for flood relief

Bryony Dwyer is home  briefly from Europe and will  give a Recital  of Opera Highlights  in aid of Tasmanian flood victims  in St Matthew’s Anglican Church Bathurst St, New Norfolk  on Sunday 17th of July at 2.30pm    Admission by donation   Afternoon tea will be served in the  Parish Hall following the concert  

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Lachlan fire chief farewelled

New Lachlan fire chief Victor Kaiser and the recently retiredchief  David Gleeson. IT was the end of an era recently at Lachlan Fire Brigade as chief officer David Gleeson stepped down after 18 years leading the brigade. Since joining the newly-formed brigade in 1983, David has seen a transition in

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Lachlan teacher’s new leading role

Petrina Essex. A DERWENT Valley woman is the new principal of the Northern Christian School at Bridgewater. Petrina Essex from Lachlan has taken over from the long-serving head-of-school Christine Woolley who was also a long-time local resident. Mrs Essex has lived at New Norfolk and Lachlan for eight years, having

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Anzac Day speech recalls New Norfolk war hero

Guy Barnett MHA speaking atNew Norfolk on Monday. ANZAC DAY ADDRESSBy Guy Barnett MHA, Member for LyonsGiven at New Norfolk on April 25, 2016 THE Centenary of Anzac, which runs from 2014 to 2018, represents one of the most significant commemorative events in Australia’s history. During this period, Australians will

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Gretna life membership for Ben Rainbird

New Gretna Cricket Club life memberBen Rainbird. GRETNA Cricket Club held its annual dinner and trophy presentation at the Gretna Parish Hall on April 2. The evening was well attended with about 60 members and guests in attendance, with many still going in the early hours of the morning. Ben

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Remembering Betty King

Reg Watson places a bush posy on the grave of Betty King. HISTORIAN and author Reg Watson visited New Norfolk earlier this week to place a tribute on a significant grave at the Back River Chapel. The grave is that of Betty King, believed to be the first white woman

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Celebrated citizens

The faces on the wall at Lees Corner. THE Derwent Valley’s citizens of the year for 2016 will be named at the Australia Day celebrations at the Derwent Esplanade in New Norfolk later today. Mayor Martyn Evans will make the announcements shortly after noon today. Events on the Esplanade will

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Australia Day honour for Gretna fire chief

GRETNA fire chief Colin Cunningham has been awarded the Australian Fire Service Medal (AFSM) in today’s Australia Day honours list. Mr Cunningham joined the Gretna Fire Brigade as a volunteer firefighter in 1987. A year later his fellow members demonstrated their confidence in his leadership by promoting him to brigade

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Ngaire logs off

Ngaire Glover is farewelled by the Derwent Valley Online Access Centre’s assistant co-ordinator Michael Kitchener. THE longest-serving volunteer at the Derwent Valley Online Access Centre has called it a day after more than 15 years of service. Not only had Ngaire Glover been a volunteer since the centre’s opening in

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Remembering Bobby Butler

AT St Matthews Anglican Church in New Norfolk, a lovely send-off was given to Robert George Butler recently. Born at the New Norfolk Cottage Hospital on December 24, 1942, to James and Winifred Butler, Bob or Bobby as he was known to most grew up at Bushy Park with his

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