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Maree Rieper - Derwent Valley Medieval Festival
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Maree Rieper

Meet Maree Rieper. Maree Rieper of Lachlan is one of the passionate volunteers in the Derwent Valley Project Group, the committee behind the Derwent Valley Medieval Festival. In its second year, the 2017 festival (28th and 29th of October) aims to further build on the positive community spirit the first event generated.   It’s not

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Flywheel New Norfolk in the Derwent Valley Tasmania
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Rachel James

Meet Rachel James from Flywheel. Flywheel is a small and interesting letterpress and stationery store on New Norfolk’s main street, which first opened in 2012. The building itself is much older, its first incarnation as a bakery evidenced by the original baker’s oven out the back. Its past iterations as a florist and then the Kodak

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Meet Freya Downie
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Freya Downie

Meet Freya Downie. Freya loves the freedom of being on the land in the Derwent Valley. Her family home, Clarendon Estate in Gretna, is a historic property established in 1821. The property’s current incarnation is as a dairy farm supplying Fonterra. Together with her 2 sisters and 1 brother, Freya is the fourth generation of

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Maree Bean Hawthorn Lodge Lazy Teas
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Marie Bean

Meet Marie Bean. Being a professional running coach and making endless batches of scones may seem incompatible occupations, but such is the life of the unstoppable Marie Bean.   Marie Bean bought the historic Hawthorn Lodge in Bushy Park in 2015 with her husband David. It was their dream to run a bed and breakfast in

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