Parker named Eagles best and fairest

Senior Best and Fairest Marcus Parker. GOALKICKING ace Marcus Parker took out this year’s Les Hepper Medal in a runaway win at the New Norfolk District Football Club vote count and trophy presentations night last weekend. After a big season in front of goals, Parker won the Eagles’ Best and Fairest

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Councillor’s fears for community connectedness

Cr Julie Triffett. A COUNCILLOR has expressed grave concern for the Derwent Valley community following fallout from the poisoning of birds at a New Norfolk playground. Cr Julie Triffett told Thursday night’s Derwent Valley Council meeting that she feared whether or not the local community would still rally together in

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Student teacher kicking goals

Student teacher Daniel Coppleman. A FORMER New Norfolk High School student is well on the way to completing a Masters Degree in Education only six years after completing Grade 10. Daniel Coppleman has completed placements at Westerway Primary School in Terms 2 and 3 this year to gain professional experience

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Mayor pens open letter on bridge issue

Today’s front page of the Mercury newspaper,reporting that three mayors were questioningwhether a new Bridgewater Bridge was valuefor money. IN response to an article in the Mercury today, Derwent Valley mayor Ben Shaw has written an open letter urging the State Government to hold to its promises on the proposed

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Junior club names its best and fairest

Back from left: Under 14 Girls runner-up Felicity Bomford, Under 14 GirlsBest & Fairest Bree Browning,  Under 13 Boys runner up Harry Morgan, Under15 Boys Best & Fairest Beau Kline. Front: Under 14 Girls runner-up ShakayleeCashion, U/13 Boys Best & Fairest Caden Donaghy, and Under 15 boys RunnerUp Riley Blackaby. IT was a Red,

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Parker bags league’s leading goalkicker title

Marcus Parker at the SFL awards last night. NEW Norfolk’s Marcus Parker was the clear winner of the award for the Southern Football League’s leading goalkicker for season 2019 at last night’s William Leitch Medal count. Parker took out the Colin Smith Medal with his bag of 77 goals, well

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Crusader Homes is king of the castle

The Crusader Homes team with their trophy. LOCAL business Crusader Homes has another trophy to add to its collection after being named Small Employer of the Year at the Tasmanian Training Awards last night. Recently accredited as an Employer of Choice, this is the second time the family-owned business has

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Council’s tribute to Barry Lathey

Madge Lathey, centre, with family members and councillors Martyn Evans, left, and Ben Shaw, back right. TRIBUTE was paid to a former long-serving Derwent Valley councillor and deputy mayor at the start of last month’s meeting. Mayor Ben Shaw called on former mayor Martyn Evans to speak about the late

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Farewell to Squizzy Taylor

Noel Taylor in his playing days. CONCLUDING the special series of articles by Steve Balmforth, remembering three local identities who have passed away in recent months: George Menzie, Noel Taylor and Brenda Triffitt. Today’s final installment recalls the life and sporting career of Noel Taylor, who was a friend and

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Remembering Brenda Triffitt

Brenda Triffitt. CONTINUING the special series of articles by Steve Balmforth, remembering three local identities who have passed away in recent months: George Menzie, Noel Taylor and Brenda Triffitt. Earlier this week we had the life story of George Menzie. Today’s feature recalls the life of Brenda Triffitt, to be

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Stalwarts of the Valley remembered

George Menzie. IN recent months the Derwent Valley has lost a number of well-known local identities, including George Menzie, Noel Taylor and Brenda Triffitt, all of whom played important roles in the local community. The local links of these three in particular are synonymous with a close-knit community like the

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Queen’s honour for local nurse

Kerry Reid-Searl with one of herPup-Ed mannequins. A NURSE whose ground-breaking teaching methods are used around the world was recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Kerry Reid-Searl has been made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for her  significant service to nurse education. Professor Reid-Searl grew

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