Big weekend coming up

HERE’S a guide to the events associated with Autumn in the Valley this weekend: Aldo Fabian’s play Women of the Willow will be performed by the Derwent Valley Players at the historic Willow Court Barracks with shows at 7.30pm this Friday, Saturday and Sunday (April 1-3), tickets at the venue

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Our man in Christchurch

FORMER New Norfolk paramedic Peter James is back at work at the Scottsdale ambulance station following his return to Tasmania after a posting to earthquake stricken Christchurch in New Zealand. Mr James, who was well regarded during his five years at the New Norfolk ambulance station, is pictured below with

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Gretna under-15 cricketers

Gretna Under-15 cricketers team, photographed by Tania Stevenson on their trophy day at Gretna last Saturday. Back row, left to right: Joshua  Raspin, Jeremy Nossiter, Trent Grant, Aaron Triffitt (captain), Brodie Gleeson (vice captain), Zac Webb, Nathan Wakefield, Connor Salter and Wade Gleeson (junior co-ordinator). Front row, left to right:

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Gretna juniors celebrate first season

THE Gretna Cricket Club juniors finished off their season with a trophy day at Gretna last Saturday. The juniors enjoyed some cricket, followed by a barbecue and then the presentation trophies and certificates by Stuart Schultz from Cricket Tasmania and Gretna senior players Rhys Browning and Tom Allcock. Mr Shultz

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Gretna under-13 cricketers

Gretna Under 13 cricket team, photographed by Wade Gleeson on their trophy day at Gretna last Saturday. Back row, left to right: Kevin Williams (scorer), Owen Browning (coach) and Darren Stevenson (coach) Middle row, left to right: Hannah Mann, Joshua Hills, Zac Carnes, Jack Stevenson, Aiden Russell, Jock Parsons, Luke

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Garden club’s annual meeting

THE Derwent Valley Garden Club will hold its annual general meeting at 7.30pm on Thursday, April 7, at the Derwent Valley Community House, Willow Court, New Norfolk.

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Park site approved for family centre

THE Derwent Valley Council has approved the use of part of the Ellis Dean Reserve for the development of a Child and Family Centre. The $2 million project is an initiative of the State Goverrnment and will be located next to the Blair St Kindergarten. It was announced last December

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Policy comments closing soon

PUBLIC comments close in just over a fortnight on two Derwent Valley Council policy documents. At the council meeting held in Maydena last month, a revised strategic plan and a new tree policy were approved to be released for public comments. The Strategic Plan is available for downloading from the

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Mayoral tussle for Upper House seat

Deirdre Flint CENTRAL Highlands Mayor Deirdre Flint has announced her intention to contest the Legislative Council division of Derwent following the impending retirement of the incumbent MLC, Michael Aird. A former senior member of the Liberal party, Mrs Flint, of Hollow Tree, will stand as an independent. Mrs Flint’s candidiature

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