Perri is the King of queens

WINNING the Southern Tasmanian Junior Football Association’s Under 17 women’s best and fairest award was quite the birthday present for New Norfolk’s Perri King. King turned 14 on the day of the STJFL best and fairest award night last month. The New Norfolk Under 17s women’s team member took out

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Brother’s personal monument to Lucille Butterworth

The Lucille Butterworth cairn alongside the Lyell Hwy. A CAIRN in memory of Lucille Butterworth has been erected at a site along the Lyell Highway this weekend. The site between Granton and New Norfolk is where police two years ago conducted a two-week dig for clues into the 1969 disappearance

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Leeroy rides off into the sunset

Natahlia, left, Lee and Sally Smith. ONE of the New Norfolk Old Scholars Hockey Club’s most respected players has hung up the gear after almost 40 years and 700 games. Lee Smith, 58, called it a day after playing her final game last Sunday against University at the Hockey Centre

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Irish rebel to be remembered this Sunday

REMEMBERING the death of Irish exile Thomas Francis Meagher 150 years ago will be theme of two speeches at historic St John’s Catholic Church at Richmond this Sunday. Thomas Francis Meagher, a famous Irish nationalist, was convicted for sedition sent into political exile in Van Diemen’s Land in 1849. While

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Farewell Stan Harrex

A GRAVESIDE service will be held at Malbina Cemetery tomorrow morning to farewell Stan Harrex the well-known veteran athlete and community worker who lost his life in the two-vehicle crash at Lawitta last week. Mr Harrex, of Hayes, was in his 89th year. The service will be held at 11am

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Premier’s farewell to Deirdre Flint

February 1, 2017 Will Hodgman, PremierVale Deirdre Flint OAM The Tasmanian Government extends its condolences to all those close to Deirdre Flint OAM, who has passed away. Deirdre was a proud and passionate advocate for Tasmania, and especially the Central Highlands community she loved so dearly. Deirdre was elected to

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Citizens of the Year for 2017

Lexia Brown COMMUNITY worker Lexia Brown has been named the Derwent Valley Council’s Citizen of the Year for 2017. The award was announced by mayor Martyn Evans at the local Australia Day celebration at the Derwent Esplanade yesterday. “As a co-ordinator for the Derwent Valley Community House, Lexia has worked

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Molesworth man in running for Tasmanian of the year

A MOLESWORTH man is in the running to be named the 2017 Tasmanian Australian of the Year. Microbiologist Dean Metcalf’s work is respected by primary producers around Australia and his dedication to chemical-free food production is reaping rewards. The Tasmanian Australian of the Year, Senior Australian of the Year, Young

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