THE Derwent Valley Gazette turns 60 today. The newspaper is celebrating its diamond anniversary with a special collectors edition produced in partnership with Norske Skog Boyer. Readers are invited to have a slice of birthday cake at the New Norfolk Newsagency after 9am today.
Originally called the Derwent Gazette, the newspaper first hit the streets of New Norfolk and surrounding towns on March 27, 1953. The name changed to Derwent Valley Gazette in 1954 and was shortened to The Gazette in 2008. Read all about it in this week's issue, which includes a 16-page anniversary supplement inside the regular paper. Also included is a reprint of the first issue of the paper in broadsheet format.