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Derwent Valley Council senior citizen of the year

MORE than a decade of community volunteering by New Norfolk resident Irene Barnes has been acknowledged in her being named the Derwent Valley Council’s Australia Day Senior Citizen of the Year for 2024. Mrs Barnes has volunteered with the Corumbene Auxiliary for 15 years and has been its president for

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Veronica’s brief rest after big win at St Helens carnival

VERONICA Youd is relishing a quick break after taking out a woodchopping title at the St Helens Athletics Carnival. However, the New Norfolk resident won’t have much time to rest on her laurels – or her sashes. Mrs Youd, who married into chopping royalty and has assumed that role quite

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Hundreds paid their respects to Dr Peters

ABOUT 350 people attended the funeral of Dr Ralph Peters earlier this week, with a similar number watching the service online. St Matthew’s Anglican Church in New Norfolk was full for the funeral service, with additional seating provided outside and in the church hall. The service was conducted by the

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VIDEO: Tributes flow for Dr Ralph Peters

HUNDREDS of tributes to Dr Ralph Peters OAM have been posted on social media in the week since his passing last Sunday afternoon. Messages of condolences and thanks have been publicly expressed, as well as memories and anecdotes from Dr Peters’ long life of community service in the Derwent Valley.

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Tears and laughter as Tim & Di say goodbye

THERE were tears, laughter and many words of appreciation at a gathering of about 50 people last Saturday morning to farewell Captains Tim and Di Size of the Salvation Army’s Derwent Valley Corps. After eight years at New Norfolk, the couple has been posted to the coastal city of Geraldton

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Obituary

Farewell to George Rumley after a life of service

A FUNERAL celebrating the life of George Rumley BEM will be held at The Valley Sports Bar in Norfolk at 11am this Wednesday (January 10). Born in 1934, Mr Rumley died on December 22, aged 89. Mr Rumley lived a life of service to the Derwent Valley, in particular in

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Community

Community farewell for Tim and Di this weekend

THERE has been widespread regret in the community since it was announced that Salvation Army Captains Tim and Di Size had been posted to Western Australia. The general public will have a chance to farewell the pair this Saturday, January 6. In Letter to the Editor last month, the federal

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Tall tales and tall trees in local author’s new book

THE iconic poplars of the Derwent Valley provide not just the title but a backdrop for a series of great valley stories told by architect-turned-author Tim Hurburgh in his newly released book, Tall Poplars. A collection of seven short stories based on Tasmanian historic events, people and places – all

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Obituary

Farewell to former Eagles coach Ricky Graham

A RESPECTED and popular coach of the New Norfolk Eagles died in Queensland last month. Ricky Graham and his former wife Rhonda are fondly remembered in the Derwent Valley, where they still have many friends. Mr Graham, 77, died on November 16 from prostate cancer. His funeral was held on

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Corumbene Radio Hour nears 10,000 requests

THE community radio show that connects residents of Corumbene Care with the wider world has a major milestone coming up. Tyga-FM Corumbene Radio Hour producer Bruce Lamb said the twice-weekly show would play its 10,000th request by the end of this year. The program has been so successful that it

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Business

Cake and coffee at the top of the street

EXPERIENCED local baker Jessica Bickers is the friendly face behind the counter in New Norfolk’s newest shop. Jessica opened her first shopfront business – Caked by Jess – on AFL Grand Final day last month and did a roaring trade despite closing at 2pm for the big game. Her shop

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Have a cuppa with Colleen and her radio guests

TYGA-FM’s Colleen Monk will debut a special segment of her local radio show later today (October 2). Over five Mondays at 1pm, in the “Cuppa with Colleen” segment she will interview seven local residents, with support from the Centacare Evolve Housing “Inspiring Future Leaders” program. A New Norfolk resident for

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