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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2019 Christmas Parade gallery

Derwent Valley SES. A BIG crowd attended yesterday’s 2019 Christmas Parade in High St, New Norfolk. First to take to the road in the annual pageant was the Derwent Valley unit of the State Emergency Service, with several vehicles and some very young representatives carrying two furry patients on a

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Pleasant weather for 20th Christmas Parade

Senator Jacqui Lambie congratulating the participants on theaward-winning entry in the parade. PLEASANT conditions greeted the big crowd that turned out for the 20th New Norfolk Christmas parade this afternoon. The pageant had about 33 entries, which was several more than last year. Federal parliamentarians Jacqui Lambie and Brian Mitchell

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NNHS Awards for 2019

Montanna Ward and Holly Lowe receive the Rotary Shield forcitizenship and service from the Derwent Valley Rotary Clubpresident Matt Hill, who himself was a recipient of the sameaward 20 years ago when it was known as the Apex Shield. NEW Norfolk High School’s annual prizegiving assembly on December 3 recognised

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Emergency service workers test their skills

The mock accident scene on Peppermint Hillat New Norfolk tonight. COLD and windy weather provided a dose of reality as emergency service workers took part in an accident scenario at New Norfolk tonight (Wednesday). Though to be the first of its kind held locally in about 30 years, the emergency

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Friends remember John Bradley

Phil Townsend seeking to make a statement about his friendthe late John Bradley at the November council meeting. FAMILY, friends and colleagues of the late John Bradley met on Sunday for an informal memorial following his untimely passing six weeks ago. The gathering at Glenorchy’s Tolosa Park provided an opportunity

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After 51 years, Dr Peters calls it a day

NEW Norfolk’s last standalone medical practice has closed with the sudden retirement of Dr Ralph Peters last week, just weeks after Dr Micheil Sweet also opted to hang up his stethoscope. Dr Ralph Peters, 92, has decided to retire on medical grounds and saw his final patient last Thursday. “It

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Vale John Tribolet

John Tribolet. FORMER Derwent Valley farmer John Wesley Tribolet will be farewelled at a memorial service at the Oatlands Uniting Church tomorrow (Monday). Mr Tribolet, 82, died in a farming accident on his property at Swanston, about 50km east of Oatlands, last Tuesday afternoon. “Between 1.30pm and 3.30pm on Tuesday,

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National honour for Crusader Homes

Crusader Homes apprentice Lucas Henderson,left, and chief financial officer Kelvin Derksen-Luelf, at the Australian Training Awards. LOCAL business Crusader Homes has been named the Small Employer of the Year in the Australian Training Awards. Held in Brisbane last Thursday, the awards are the peak level of Australia’s vocational education and

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