In the February News: Boyer’s big anniversary

MORE than 50 individual news items have been assembled into the February print edition of New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News, with the additional content taking this issue up to 32 pages. The paper will be in the shops from tomorrow (February 5).

This month’s paper celebrates the 80th anniversary of production at Boyer Mill, which is coming up on February 22. Since 1941, paper made right here in New Norfolk has been turned into newspapers, telephone directories, magazines and books by the million.

Making newsprint from Tasmanian timber made sense on many levels, not least because the paper needs of Australia’s newsprint was fully imported until Boyer came online. Today it’s on a sustainable footing, using plantation timber. Even the newspaper ink is now a vegetable product. Read all about it in New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News – we are so proud to share in this significant milestone.

Four pages of Australia Day photos are also in the paper, highlighting the events that took place in New Norfolk, Bushy Park, Maydena and Ouse. There’s also five pages of sport, including a photo special from the New Norfolk Soccer Club’s summer social series.

There’s an update on this month’s Derwent Valley Relay for Life, a complete rundown of the first meeting since the Derwent Valley Council reopened its doors to the public, and two pages of letters to the editor, along with your puzzle page and an activity page for the kids.

Central Highlands Council Australia Day award recipients.

Derwent Valley shops stocking the paper include the New Norfolk Newsagency, Riteway New Norfolk, Eagle Snack Bar, New Norfolk IGA, Mood Food New Norfolk, Bushy Park Roadhouse, Westerway Roadhouse, Ellendale Post Office, Hamilton Post Office and the Bothwell Supermarket.

Other sellers include the Lagoon Store, Granton; Claremont Newsagency; Bridgewater Newsagency; Covehill Newsagency; Kingston Nextra; Longford Newsagency; Gagebrook IGA Express; Glenorchy Central News; Moonah News, New Town Plaza, Elizabeth Mall News and Salamanca News. You can even pick up a copy at the Longford Newsagency.

Readers in any part of Tasmania can ask their preferred newsagency to order them a copy via the Mercury as the distribution agent. New Norfolk residents can ask the Norfolk Newsagency to organise for a paper seller to visit within the town boundaries. More distant readers might prefer to download a copy from

The ongoing support of readers and advertisers is greatly appreciated. Feedback on the paper is invited by emailing

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