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February election to find new mayor

THE Derwent Valley Council will not have a new mayor until late February. Tasmanian electoral commissioner Andrew Hawkey has today announced that by-elections will be held by postal voting between January 25 and February 22. “Following the resignation of mayor Ben Shaw on Saturday, December 11, by-elections conducted by postal

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DV Council

James Graham returns to Derwent Valley Council

DISABILITY support worker James Graham has been elected to replace Martyn Evans as a councillor on the Derwent Valley Council. Mr Graham, of Magra, previously served as a councillor from 2009-2018. Mr Evans’ seat on the council was declared vacant after he missed three monthly meetings in a row. Mr

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Sport

New Norfolk golf results – December 1-9

Thursday 9/12/2021 Twilight stableford – Division 1: D. Williams 19, L. Post 18 c/b, J. Kinloch 18, J. Miller 17 c/b, M. Tangata 17; Division 2: B. Coy 16 c/b, J. Webb 16, L. Giles 15 c/b, D. Vagg 15 c/b, D. Post 15 c/b; Division 3: R. Hoare 22,

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Sport

Praise for junior rowing event at New Norfolk

SATURDAY last week saw the largest rowing regatta held to date at the Derwent Valley Boat Shed on the Esplanade at New Norfolk. This inaugural Junior Quad Sprint Schools Rowing Regatta was jointly hosted by the New Norfolk Rowing Club, The Friends’ School and St Virgil’s College. With just on

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DV Council

‘Despicable community members’ force mayor from office

A BY-ELECTION is likely to be held in the new year to elect a new mayor and councillor to replace Ben Shaw who has announced his immediate resignation today. In a post on Facebook this morning, Mr Shaw said the demands of the mayoral role, full-time work, and “social media

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DV Council

Legal stoush sees council AGM abandoned

THE Derwent Valley Council will attempt to reschedule its annual general meeting to be held in January after last night’s meeting was abandoned on a legal issue. From the public gallery, former council general manager Steve Mackey said the council had failed to comply with the Local Government Act and

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Sport

First win for Under 13 cricketers

THERE was much celebrating earlier tonight after the New Norfolk Cricket Club’s Under 13 Black won their first game since playing in Stage 2 for the last season and a half. The club reports that all of the members of the team have been training hard and their improvement has

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DV Council

Belcher bows out: ‘Some will be delighted to see me go’

THE Derwent Valley Council has lost a second councillor in only a week, with the resignation of Paul Belcher earlier today. In a Facebook post late this afternoon, Mr Belcher advised of his resignation and said it had been in the wind for six months. “It is not a decision

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Local councils holding their annual meetings this week

THE annual general meetings of the Central Highlands and Derwent Valley councils will be held this week. A requirement of the Local Government Act, these meetings must be held prior to December 14 each year. The Local Government Act also requires councils to advertise these meetings in the daily press

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Alert

Warning to sheep graziers

Warning to Sheep Graziersfor the Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts Issued at 3:49pm on Friday 3 December 2021. Sheep graziers are warned that cold temperatures, showers and strong southwesterly winds are expected during Saturday morning. Areas likely to be affected include parts of the Upper Derwent Valley

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News

Lightning strikes rock New Norfolk and surrounds

A LIGHTNING strike is said to have caused a power pole fire and taken out electricity supplies in parts of New Norfolk during this afternoon’s thunderstorm. The New Norfolk Fire Brigade responded to the pole fire at about 6pm, and it has also been kept busy with alarm calls caused

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Alert

Warning of severe thunderstorm with large hailstones

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for LARGE HAILSTONES and HEAVY RAINFALL For people in Upper Derwent Valley and parts of South East, East Coast, Central Plateau and Midlands Forecast Districts. Issued at 3:41pm Thursday, 2 December 2021: Severe Thunderstorms with large hail and heavy rainfall over southeastern Tasmania. Weather Situation: A trough

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