THE Derwent Valley can claim to be the most recognised area for autumn beauty in southern Tasmania with up to five mentioned in a top 10 seasonal tourism review.
Riders race against the ‘black dog
THE roar of more than 230 motorbikes leaving Campbell Town on Sunday morning not only let everybody know they were in town, but reverberated an important message to all who witnessed the 11th annual Black Dog Ride Tasmania.
Matthew keeps big build in focus
“I DIDN’T start out to do this,” says Matthew Bissett, who’d been trained as a chef.
Train-buff pollie aboard
DERWENT MLC Craig Farrell was elected chair of the Derwent Valley Railway at the weekend in a move designed to take the organisation forward.
Time to get the hammer down
CROSSING the Derwent at the moment provides a first-class view of a key piece of the machinery being brought to bear on the new Bridgewater Bridge.
Haunted by the past
FOR Sharmaine Mansfield, this is personal. “In 2015, I saw something at the Willow Court asylum that couldn’t be explained, then or even now,” she recalls.
New bid to beat bike thieves
DERWENT Valley, Central Highlands and Brighton bike riders are being urged to protect their bikes against a surge in targeted thefts from homes.
Kerry’s pride as head of Lions’ pack
WHAT drives Kerry Kievit and her work with New Norfolk Lions is simple: a clear sense of giving and getting. “When we came here six years ago, we were quickly made to feel comfortable,” she considers. “And in return, we looked for ways to give back, to invest our time and energy in the Valley.
The Valley’s most eggspensive chook
It was a case of no eggspenses spared when cafe owner Jean Roper’s pet chicken got crook ... it was off to the vet and never mind the cost.
Mayors drink to the future
AS TasWater prepares to bring online its massive new water treatment plant at Bryn Estyn in the Derwent Valley, it’s begun introducing the complex to its customers.