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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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Temporary halt in mayoral vote count

AN audit of the votes cast in the election for Derwent Valley mayor is under way to ensure the right candidate is excluded as the distribution of preferences nears its end. Acting mayor Jessica Cosgrove received 899 primary votes but is now one vote away from being excluded after Michelle

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Dracoulis romps in to seat on council

NEW Norfolk’s Michelle Dracoulis has been elected to a seat on the Derwent Valley Council after practically outpolling all the other candidates combined, as counting of the 2022 by-election continues at the Tasmanian Electoral Commission. Counting of votes for the vacant position of mayor is being rechecked and it is

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Panthers on the prowl ahead of social soccer season

THE New Norfolk men’s and women’s social soccer teams are getting excited as the start of the season fast approaching. The first round for both men and women is the weekend of March 19-20. The Panthers’ men’s team qualified for the 2022 Champions League due to their finishing position on

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New vacancy after councillor leaves the state

ANOTHER recount will be conducted on votes cast in the 2018 council election to find a replacement for Derwent Valley Councillor Frank Pearce who has moved interstate and is no longer eligible to be a councillor. Cr Pearce advised last month’s council meeting that this was likely to be the

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Hand-delivery urged for remaining votes in council by-election

AS many as 60% of voters have not yet had their say in the postal by-election to find a new mayor and councillor for the Derwent Valley Council. The Tasmanian Electoral Commission yesterday reported that with only days to go, 40.03% of voters had so far returned their postal ballot

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Bushfire burning beyond Strathgordon

A SMOKE alert remains in place for Maydena and the Mt Field area while a bushfire continues burning at Olegas Bluff beyond Strathgordon. The wildfire is reported to be within the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park and on Aboriginal Land Council Tasmania land, and was first detected by satellite on

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Smoke alert for Maydena and Mt Field area

Smoke Alert – Mount Field and Maydena area – Avoid smokeWarning Issued At: 16/02/2022 5:02pmIncident number: 22006432 This is a smoke alert message for Mount Field and Maydena area. There is a bushfire at Olegas Bluff, Southwest. There is no threat to communities. There is expected to be smoke from

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Wednesday: road weather alert

Road Weather Alert for Tasmaniafor the Upper Derwent Valley, Central Plateau, North West Coast, Central North, North East, Western, Midlands, East Coast and South East forecast districts Issued at 9:50 am on Wednesday 16 February 2022. Following a prolonged dry spell, slippery roads will make driving conditions potentially dangerous during Wednesday

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Sport

Donation keeps the horse show on the road

THE Derwent Valley Horse Riders Association is grateful to have received a donation from Tegan Rainbird of Petrusma Property that has enabled the club to purchase a trailer for storing and transporting heavy show-jumping equipment. A jumps trailer has been on the club’s wish list for a long time and

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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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New Norfolk golf results – February 2-9

Wednesday 9/2/2022 Stableford – 18 hole: R. Oakley 41, J. Kinloch 39, J. Webb 38 c/b, M. Williams 38 c/b, M. Wardlaw 38; Birdie draw: A. Bewley; 9 hole: R. Hodge 20 c/b, J. Webb 20, P. Foster 19 c/b, J. Kinloch 19 c/b, M. Williams 19; Birdie draw: G.

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