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Rundown for Australia Day this Wednesday

AUSTRALIA Day observances will be held at several locations around the Derwent Valley this Wednesday, January 26, with public events and activities in New Norfolk, Bushy Park and Maydena. Australia Day Ambassador Sally Wise will speak at a civic function on Arthur Square, New Norfolk. This will be a seated

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Former mayor joins race for council seat

THE Tasmanian Electoral Commission has today announced the names of candidates contesting the Derwent Valley Council by-elections. These will be conducted by postal voting and the municipality’s 8159 electors will start to receive their ballot packs in a week’s time, with a further three weeks to consider their vote and

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Coronavirus postpones Highland celebrations

THE commemoration of Australia Day in the Central Highlands and the Bothwell Bicentennial have been postponed by the coronavirus pandemic. Mayor Loueen Triffitt said this week’s council meeting had made the decision to put off both events until later in the year. “It wasn’t an easy decision to make but

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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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Bingley bags bragging rights on Junction corner

KEEPING a lid on rate rises and rebuilding links with local volunteers are the priorities of the fifth candidate running for mayor and councillor on the Derwent Valley Council. He is Philip Bingley, of Lachlan, who is a retired environmental health officer with experience working for several councils. “Having retired

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New Norfolk golf results – January 5-15

Saturday 15/1/2022 4-man Ambrose – Gross: B. Rainbird-J. Smith-J. Rainbird-P. Marshall 57, G. Hack-I. Manson-J. Stevenson 58, D. Stevenson-J. Hall-W. Coleman-W. Harris 60; Nett: L. Post-A. Rice-J. Miller-J. Morris 51-1-50, A. Richardson-R. Rainbird-L. Dittmann-B. Crowley 60-8-52, D. Hack-D. Smith-J. Wilton-T. Lowe 58-4 7/8-53 1/8; NTP: 3rd A. Leitch, 6/15th L.

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Marine warning for Derwent Estuary

THERE IS A MARINE TSUNAMI WARNING CURRENT FOR TASMANIA.  Marine Warning: Northern Tip of Flinders Island to South East Cape. CLICK HERE FOR LATEST UPDATE Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology********************************************************************************TSUNAMI WARNING NUMBER 1 FOR TASMANIA Issued by the Joint Australian TsunamiWarning Centre (JATWC) at 9PM AEDT on Saturday 15 January

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Severe thunderstorm warning for parts of the Derwent Valley

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for HEAVY RAINFALL For people in East Coast, Midlands and parts of Upper Derwent Valley, South East, North East, Central North and Central Plateau Forecast Districts. Issued at 1:44pm Saturday, 15 January 2022. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. Weather Situation: A slow moving trough and

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Road weather alert for Derwent Valley

Road Weather Alert for Upper Derwent Valley, Central North, North East, Central Plateau, Midlands, East Coast and South East forecast districts Issued at 1:57pm  on Saturday 15 January 2022. Reduced visibility in heavy rain will make road conditions dangerous during Saturday in parts of the Central North, North East, Central

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Community

Autumn Festival cancelled for third year in a row

THIS year’s Derwent Valley Autumn Festival has been cancelled due to ongoing challenges associated with large-scale events during the coronavirus pandemic. The festival was to have been held on April 3. Acting Derwent Valley mayor Jessica Cosgrove said the council had been informed of the cancellation. “I understand the committee’s

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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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Two councillors join mayoral race

TWO serving councillors have announced their intention to nominate for the vacant position of mayor of the Derwent Valley Council, promising to bring stability to the unsettled local authority. Acting mayor Jessica Cosgrove and fellow councillor Julie Triffett join the two other publicly-declared mayoral candidates Michelle Dracoulis and Peter Binny.

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