Doctor’s prescription for retirement

Dr Micheil Sweet AFTER 60 years of service to the Derwent Valley, Dr Micheil Sweet will today write his last prescriptions before hanging up his stethoscope. During the day he will be saying a fond farewell to many generations of families who have been his patients over the years. Dr

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Salvos open up for evacuees

THE Salvation Army has opened its New Norfolk headquarters as a refuge for Lachlan residents who choose to evacuate due to today’s bushfire emergency. The Salvation Army is at 79 Hobart Rd, New Norfolk. BUSHFIRE EMERGENCY WARNING FOR LACHLAN

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Meeting on bushfire recovery and preparedness

A MEETING to update the community on Upper Derwent Valley bushfire recovery and preparedness will be held at Maydena this Wednesday evening. With summer approaching – and the first fire weather warning already issued – the Tasmania Fire Service invites the community of the Tyenna Valley in particular to hear

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Farewell John Bradley

FORMER Derwent Valley Council accountant John Bradley died in Hobart at the weekend. Mr Bradley was a long-serving senior member of the council staff, often serving as acting general manager. Although not a local resident, Mr Bradley was involved in community activities in the Derwent Valley. He acted as treasurer

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Big night for locals at the Business Awards

Rod Graham, left, Tammi and Justin Abrahams, and SamanthaAndrews with the Bridgewater PCYC’s award. THE achievements of three local ventures were recognised at the Telstra Tasmanian Business Awards in Hobart on Friday night. New Norfolk-based Crusader Homes won its category in the awards; the Bridgewater Police and Citizens Youth Club

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Local surprise on Channel 9 tonight

FORMER New Norfolk woman Peta-Gai McLaughlin is one of the people being featured on Channel 9’s This Time Next Year program tonight. Hosted by Karl Stefanovic, the reality TV show allows viewers to follow a group of everyday Australians as they try to achieve monumental personal goals over the most

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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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