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Mountain bike fatality at Maydena

TASMANIA Police have reported the death of a rider on the Maydena mountain bike trails earlier today. “Ambulance Tasmania and Tasmania Police were advised approximately 12.20pm today that there had been a serious crash involving a mountain bike rider … at Maydena in southern Tasmania,” a police spokesperson said. “On

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In the News: Neville is our latest community achiever

NEVILLE Fenton is a key figure in community life in the Upper Derwent Valley and his above-and-beyond contribution has been recognised with the latest Derwent Valley Community Achiever Award. Mr Fenton is the eighth recipient of the award, which is presented by New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News and Banjo’s

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Petrol prices go through the roof

THE price of petrol burst through the $2 mark at several local outlets today, with fuel prices reportedly rising around the world due to responses to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. As of 9pm this evening, petrol costs more than $2 per litre at the three stations in New Norfolk’s

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Influential women of the Derwent Valley acknowledged

AN honour roll of Influential Women of the Derwent Valley has been established by the Derwent Valley International Women’s Day Group. The inaugural list was announced at yesterday’s International Women’s Day breakfast at the Lions Club of New Norfolk. Announcing the inaugural list of more than 80 names, Julie Triffett

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Bushfire advice warning for Hollow Tree

THE Tasmania Fire Service has issued a bushfire advice message for Hollow Tree. There is no immediate threat. The fire is in the area of Green Valley Rd, travelling east towards the River Clyde. The TFS is attending. Conditions are expected to be changeable. The fire was first reported just

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Bingley to be sworn in tomorrow night

RETIRED environmental health officer Philip Bingley has been elected to fill the latest councillor vacancy on the Derwent Valley Council and will be sworn-in tomorrow (Tuesday) night. The Tasmanian Electoral Commission telephoned Mr Bingley a short time ago to advise that he had been elected by recount to fill the

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New Norfolk golf results – Feb 10-Mar 5

Saturday 5/3/2022 3rd Round Drummonds Club Championships Stroke – A Grade gross: L. Post 69, L. Wardlaw 70, G. Heron 73; Nett: J. Stevenson 77-9-68 c/b, G. Heron 73-5-68 c/b, J. Hall 76-8-68; B Grade gross: D. Hack 81, D. Armstrong 84 c/b, P. Marshall 88; Nett: D. Hack 81-15-66,

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RedCaps name their best and fairest for season 2021-22

TWO young cricketers were named as the New Norfolk Cricket Club’s best and fairest players during the annual Adrian Eiszele Medal count last night. For the men’s teams, Jye Lester was named the winner, while Tara Pearce won the women’s award. Jye Lester was awarded the 2021/22 Adrian Eiszele Medal

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Council appoints executive officer for Willow Court

AN executive officer has been appointed by the Derwent Valley Council to co-ordinate various activities at Willow Court over the next six months. General manager Dean Griggs said the activation of the historic site had reached the point where additional resources were required. “We are at a critical and exciting

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Wendy comes home to the Ouse school

A TEMPORARY appointment as lead teacher at the Ouse District School is a homecoming in more ways than one for Wendy Holdsworth. Standing in for principal Nigel Smith who has been seconded to Westerway Primary School this term, Mrs Holdsworth has only a short drive to her new workplace from

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Farewell Col Bailey, thylacine true believer

THE life of renowned Tasmanian tiger researcher, hunter and true believer Colin Bailey will be celebrated at his funeral service in New Norfolk this Thursday. Mr Bailey, of New Norfolk, died last Friday after a long illness. The author and newspaper columnist’s death in Hobart came less than a month

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New police station open 20 hours a day: minister

NEW Norfolk’s new police station would open from 7am until 3am, Police, Fire and Emergency Management minister Jacquie Petrusma said when opening the $5 million facility yesterday morning. Responding to questions, Mrs Petrusma said the Bridgewater Police Station would cover the remaining hours each day. “For those few hours where

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