Farewell Judy Bromfield OAM

A GRAVESIDE funeral service will be held tomorrow (Thursday) morning for former Derwent Valley councillor Judy Bromfield OAM. Mrs Bromfield passed away on Saturday morning following a long illness. Originally from the Huon, Mrs Bromfield lived in New Norfolk for most of her life and was well known as an

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Vale Sybil Churchill

WELL-KNOWN former community nurse Sybil Churchill passed away on Christmas Eve, aged 73. Mrs Churchill was the sister-in-charge of the New Norfolk Community Health Service for a number of years following her arrival in Tasmania in the 1980s. She brought many innovations to the district nursing service including the introduction

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New roles for youth worker

Matt Hill, centre, with D’FAT members at their AGM last week. OUTGOING Derwent Valley Council youth and community participation officer Matt Hill says he will stay involved with many of his project groups despite parting ways with the council from today. Leaving the council after nearly 15 years service, Mr

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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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