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Farewell Col Bailey, thylacine true believer

THE life of renowned Tasmanian tiger researcher, hunter and true believer Colin Bailey will be celebrated at his funeral service in New Norfolk this Thursday. Mr Bailey, of New Norfolk, died last Friday after a long illness. The author and newspaper columnist’s death in Hobart came less than a month

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DV Council

Michelle Dracoulis new mayor for six months

MICHELLE Dracoulis has been elected to serve as mayor of the Derwent Valley Councillor for the next six months. She becomes the council’s first female mayor and fills the vacancy caused by the resignation of Ben Shaw late last year. Current deputy mayor Jessica Cosgrove received just under 25% of

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In the News: Celebrating community achiever Carol

FIVE decades of volunteering earns Carol Volant a special place in the heart of our community and today she is named as the seventh recipient of the Derwent Valley Community Achiever Award. The story will appear the February 11 issue of New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News, which is the

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DV Council

Ten questions for the mayoral candidates

IN the absence of a public forum to meet the candidates in this month’s Derwent Valley Council by-elections, New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News has put 10 questions to the six of them. There are some obvious questions that are not on this list because they have become identified with

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Community

Derwent Valley citizens of the year

LIONS Club of New Norfolk president Kerry Kievit and emergency services volunteer Adrian James are the joint Derwent Valley Citizens of the Year for 2022. This is only the third time in the 54-year history of the local Australia Day Awards that the title of Citizen of the Year was

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Farewell to The Geordie

THE local community radio DJ known as “The Geordie” has passed away after a short illness, aged 78. Known off-air as Spencer Tracy, he died in the Royal Hobart Hospital in the early hours of Monday this week. Mr Tracy was associated with Tyga-FM from its earliest days and presented

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Community

In the News: Fireman is our latest community achiever

LONG-SERVING firefighter Michael Hanson is named as the sixth recipient of the Derwent Valley Community Achiever Award in tomorrow’s New Year issue of the New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News. This is the 27th print edition of the newspaper since its launch 18 months ago. A volunteer firefighter for 40

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Community

In the News: Celebrating Matt’s community contributions

THIS week’s 23rd print edition of New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News announces the selection of Matt Hill as the fourth recipient of the Derwent Valley Community Achiever Award. The November award is in recognition of Mr Hill’s years of voluntary service to the community. Most people probably know Matt

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Community

In the News: Celebrating Pauline’s gift of giving

THIS week’s 21st print edition of New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News announces the selection of the Pauline Ackerly as the third recipient of the Derwent Valley Community Achiever Award. The October award is in recognition Mrs Ackerly’s 50 years of voluntary service with the St Vincent de Paul Society

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Community

Corumbene celebrates 55 years of volunteer spirit

THE role of volunteers remained central to the successful operation of Corumbene Care at New Norfolk, chief executive Damien Jacobs said recently. Mr Jacobs was speaking at the unveiling of a silhouette artwork at the facility in Lower Rd, acknowledging 55 years of the Corumbene Auxiliary and other volunteers who

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Business

Local roadside help when you need it

LACHLAN mechanic Nic Skeggs is the new operator of the RACT’s Roadside Assistance service in the Derwent Valley. Nic has operated NS Automotive Services at Lachlan on a part-time basis for nearly five years and took over the RACT contract at the start of July. The move prompted the former

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Community

Tasmania’s bands remember Layton Hodgetts OAM

A MINUTE’S silence was observed in memory of the late Layton Hodgetts during the second day of the 2021 Tasmanian Band Championships in Devonport earlier this afternoon. Chief drum major Michael Mathers said the indoor ceremony had replaced a planned parade of bands in tribute to key members of the

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