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Lions Club news: Meet Kerry Kievit

THIS week we continue our member profiles with Kerry Kievit, who is currently our secretary, a hard-working community volunteer, and excellent cook. Kerry was born in Hobart during the 1960s and in her early childhood travelled with her nomadic parents. The family settled in Hobart in the 1970s where Kerry

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Remembering Michael Excell

ANOTHER connection with the Derwent Valley’s past was severed last month with the passing of Michael Excell at the age of 81. Born on July 15, 1938, he was a son of Sally and Allan Excell who had a well-known bakery in Burnett St, New Norfolk. He attended primary school

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Derwent Valley servicemen and women remembered

Dale Britten and Geoff Hack. UPDATED: FALLEN soldiers, sailors and aviators of the Derwent Valley have been remembered at the New Norfolk Cenotaph this morning and in homes around the district. With Anzac Day services cancelled due to social distancing restrictions in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, the hundreds

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Lions Club news: Meet Howard Gant

Howard and Lucinda Gant. AS our Lions Club fundraising activities and meetings have been put on hold until we are through the Covid-19 pandemic, our articles in the next weeks and months will feature our members. We start with Howard Gant: community volunteer, educator and storyteller. Howard first joined Lions

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Changes to access to Justices of the Peace

PHYSICAL distancing requirements for the prevention of the spread of COVID-19 mean that a number of the Derwent Valley’s Justices of the Peace – and many others throughout the state – are no longer undertaking their duties. With many JPs being older members of the community, and working from home,

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New Norfolk man selected for youth summit

Matt Hill. A LOCAL leader in the youth development field has been selected to attend a national summit in Victoria in just under two months’ time. Former Derwent Valley Council youth worker Matt Hill has been awarded a scholarship to attend the National Youth Futures Summit which is to be held

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Australia Day: Young sportswomen celebrated

Kady Morgan with her award. TWO young sportswomen were recognised in the Derwent Valley Council’s Australia Day Awards on Sunday. The title of Young Citizen of the Year was the first award presented at this year’s Australia Day celebration on the Derwent Esplanade in New Norfolk. The recipient, New Norfolk

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Australia Day honour for Dick Warner

Dick Warner. FORMER New Norfolk man Richard Warner has been made a Member of the Order of Australia in today’s Australia Day Honours List. Mr Warner lived his whole life at the family’s Valleyfield property at New Norfolk until his wife, Professor Kate Warner, was appointed Governor of Tasmania in

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Meet this year’s Australia Day Ambassador

Rosalie Martin. FORMER Tasmanian Australian of the Year Rosalie Martin has been named as this year’s Australia Day Ambassador for the Derwent Valley. The speech pathologist, criminologist and facilitator will be the guest speaker at tomorrow’s Australia Day event at the New Norfolk Esplanade. In 2013 Mrs Martin founded Chatter

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Kaye leaves school after 43 years

Retiring New Norfolk Primary School business manager KayeWhitmore, left, with Tonia Clark who is stepping in to the role. A FAMILIAR face will be absent when New Norfolk Primary School staff and students return for the new school year next month. After 43 years (not counting her time there as

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Glenora school awards for 2019

CONGRATULATIONS to all the recipients of awards at Glenora District School’s presentation assembly on December 17 and the donors who made them possible. Awards were presented to students in the primary and secondary sections of the school. Grade 10 student Mia Temple received five awards including Dux of the School.

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Mayor’s Christmas Message

Mayor Ben Shaw in his video message on Facebook, withSanta and one of his helpers. THIS is the text of a video Christmas message from Derwent Valley mayor Ben Shaw that was posted on the council’s Facebook page earlier today. “G’day everybody, and welcome to the December edition of the Mayor’s Message.

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