State honour for Hayden

FORMER New Norfolk District Football Club premiership player Jordan Hayden (pictured) has been named captain of the state Under-18 football team for 2015. “Jordan is continuing to grow into a leadership role and is a player and person that the other players in the squad look to for leadership and

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Remembering Leigh Martin

Leigh Douglas MartinJuly 25, 1952 – February 21, 2015 MORE than 400 people paid tribute to former New Norfolk newsagent Leigh Martin, filling St Matthew’s Anglican Church to overflowing for his funeral last Friday. All sectors of the Derwent Valley community were represented, including business, civic and sporting, as well

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Contributors to our community

Derwent Valley Councillors Barry Lathey, left, and JamesGraham, right, presented a community contribution certificateto Gwen Spinks of Maydena. (Picture supplied).  IN addition to the major awards presented at the Derwent Valley Australia Day celebrations last month, community contribution certificates were presented to a number of groups and individuals. Gwen Spinks:

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Farewell Charlie Gilbert

THE life of the Derwent Valley’s best known Salvation Army man will be commemorated at the funeral of Charles Henry Gilbert later this week. Always a familiar site with his collecting tin in High St and at the football, Charlie Gilbert died on Saturday, aged 86, after a lifetime of

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Kerryn Bone – Citizen of the Year

Kerryn Bone. VOLUNTEER ambulance officer Kerryn Bone is the Derwent Valley Council’s Citizen of the Year for 2015. The award was announced on Monday by deputy mayor Ben Shaw at the local Australia Day celebration at Tynwald Park. Councillor Shaw said it was impossible to measure Kerryn’s contribution to the

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Ellie Hayton – Young Citizen of the Year

Ellie Hayton. A STUDENT entering Grade 10 at New Norfolk High School has been named the Derwent Valley municipality’s Young Citizen of the Year for 2015. Ellie Hayton, 15, received the honour at the Australia Day celebration in New Norfolk on Monday. A successful all-rounder at school, Ellie has been

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Leader of the pack

CUB scout Cameron McMaster has become just the third member of the New Norfolk scouting movement to earn the Grey Wolf Award. Introduced in 2005, the award is the highest achievement available to cubs and is regarded as the junior equivalent to the Queen’s Scout award. A special ceremony was

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Nomination honour for Kate

Kate Warner A NEW Norfolk woman is among the finalists for the 2015 Tasmanian Australian of the Year Award which will be announced this Thursday. Lawyer and educator Kate Warner has devoted her career to law reform. After graduating with a Bachelor of Laws with Honours in 1970 from the

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Valley fruitgrower honoured

TWIN valley fruitgrower Reid Fruits will represent Tasmania at the 52nd Australian Export Awards after recently being named the 2014 Tasmanian Exporter of the Year. Established in the Huon Valley in 1856, the business also has 100 hectares of cherry orchards in the Derwent Valley. Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business

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Long service recognised

Some of the past and present members of the New NorfolkHistorical Information Centre Committee at yesterday’s event. A GATHERING of past and present members of the committee of the New Norfolk Historical Information Centre was held yesterday to acknowledge the work of retiring member Colin Jones. Mr Jones and his wife

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