Big month for local businesses

SEVERAL new businesses have opened at New Norfolk this month, a couple have closed, some have relocated and one has changed hands. Circle St neighbours Maree’s Kitchen and Ooh Lah Lay closed just before Christmas but already the space has been filled by a new barbershop (top photo) that will

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Latest look at Woolies

The development site yesterday. WHILE the current Woolworths store in New Norfolk is still looking a little worse for wear following the recent ram-raid, it’s a a happier sight at the construction site across the road where work is continuing at a rapid pace on the new supermarket. One entrance

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Railriders on track at National Park

THE long-awaited Maydena Railtrack Rider extension at National Park will open on New Year’s Day tomorrow, with the first rides starting around 11am. The starting point is at National Park Station, just off the entrance road to Mt Field National Park. At present there is only limited seating (six adults

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Craft gallery opens in High St

Debbie Browning in the new shop at 3 High St. A NEW shop showcasing locally made Tasmanian timber crafts has recently opened in New Norfolk. Trading as Tasmanian Timber Craft Gallery, the former barbershop at 3 High St has been given a rustic makeover by Owen and Debbie Browning. There

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Shoe Mart to call it a day

The Shoe Mart is closing down. LAST week’s issue of the Derwent Valley Gazette carried the sad news that New Norfolk’s last shoe shop is closing down. Opened in 1938, the local branch of the Shoe Mart and its sister store in Queenstown are the last remnants of a once

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Woolworths update

The scene at the Woolworths development site in New Norfolk last Sunday. The presence of dozens of tradesmen’s vehicles during the week reflects therapid progress being made on the new supermarket.  

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New Norfolk gets its noodle on

Inside Alexia’s Noodle Plus at 5 High St. NEW Norfolk’s first noodle shop appears to be doing a roaring trade since opening on Friday afternoon. Located at 5 High St, Alexia’s Noodle Plus promises an authentic taste of Asian cuisine using fresh Tasmanian ingredients. There are reports that opening day

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Woolworths progress

Progress at the Woolworths construction site in New Norfolk last week.Click image to enlarge.  As well as ongoing work on the building, the car park is also starting to takeshape and a footpath is being built along the George St boundary.

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See you at the Junction

The function room at the Junction. THE restaurant at New Norfolk’s Junction Motel will re-open as a cafe and lounge bar on October 1. Opening hours will be 4-8.30pm from Monday to Friday while Saturday nights will be by group bookings only. More information is at

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Cake Lady springs a Saturday surprise

Jean Roper was thrilled with the response on opening day. SHOPPERS in High St on Saturday had an unexpected treat with the surprise re-opening of The Cake Lady at its new location. Having traded at 12 Charles St for about five years, the popular business has expanded into much larger

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Learn-to-swim looks lost

THE owner of the business known as “New Norfolk’s Best Learn to Swim” has announced that the service will not be operating this summer. Marcus Parschau last week published a Facebook post saying he had not been able to reach a suitable agreement with the New Norfolk Olympic Pool. “Since

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