Boyer on target for magazine paper startup

PRODUCTION of coated paper at the Boyer mill near New Norfolk will start in April, Norske Skog president and CEO Sven Ombudstvedt says in the company’s annual general report. “Instead of closing a newsprint machine, $84 million has been invested in a new winder/coater. This means that, for the first

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Redlands eyes Chinese whisky market

A Redlands barrel top for theChinese export market. PRODUCING whisky for export to China is the latest initiative of the steadily-growing Redlands Estate at Plenty, near New Norfolk. A partnership announced today is expected to see a sustainably produced internationally-focused whisky grown from the soil in the Derwent Valley. Redlands

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Derwent ferry service starts today

A TOURIST ferry connecting Hobart and New Norfolk has had its first official run up the Derwent today. A media launch was held earlier in the week and was covered in the Mercury newsaper here. Contrary to negative remarks posted online, the ferry is an expansion of the existing water

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Dry cleaner shuts shop

EQUIPMENT failure and declining custom are the stated reasons behind the closure of the New Norfolk Dry Cleaners on Christmas Eve. A sign in the window of the Charles St premises thanks customers for their support over the past two and a half years.

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Ombudsman has her eye on cherry farms

UP to 10 cherry farms in Tasmania’s Derwent, Huon and Coal River valleys will receive visits from officers of the Fair Work Ombudsman this summer. Ombudsman Natalie James said Fair Work inspectors would visit farms in NSW, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania to check employers were paying fruit pickers their

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Fitness centre approval zaps through

APPROVAL for the opening of a Zap Fitness outlet in central New Norfolk was granted at tonight’s Derwent Valley Council meeting. With three councillors absent and one stepping out after declaring an interest, the application was dealt with by the bare minimum of five councillors. All spoke in favour of

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Supermarket site on the move

RAPID progress is expected in the development of a new supermarket at New Norfolk following the sale of the Willow Court oval to a Woolworths subsidiary. The oval was sold to property developer Robert Rockefeller about three years ago and there has been ongoing speculation about which supermarket chain would

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Happy days at Heimat Chalets

One of the Heimat Chalets. LOCAL accommodation business Heimat Chalets won the People’s Choice Award at the 2013 Tasmanian Tourism Awards on Friday night. Tourism Industry Council Tasmania CEO Luke Martin said the awards played a critical role in encouraging business excellence and innovation in Tourism, while recognising those operators

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Old view of the Colony Inn

This 1950s-era image of New Norfolk’s Old Colony Inn is being sold on eBayby a West Australian seller. With a starting price of $9.95 the black and whitepostcard shows the popular tourist attraction before the later addition of thedining room on the right hand side. See the listing here. 

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New Zealanders read all about it

A KIWI journalist’s recent visit to the Agrarian Kitchen at Lachlan is a feature article in the travel section of The New Zealand Herald today. Reporter Mike Van de Elzen writes that he was excited about visiting the farmed-based cooking school as he had heard so much about it. The

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New Norfolk pharmacy is tops again

THE New Norfolk Guardian Pharmacy has been named the best in Tasmania for the second year running. The win was announced at the Sigma Pharmacy Assistant Annual Conference in Launceston last weekend. The event provides recognition for Amcal and Guardian stores and the New Norfolk pharmacy will now compete for

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Local fruit does well in Hong Kong

THE website of ABC Rural has a great story about local fruitgrower Tim Reid and his successful promotion of Derwent Valley cherries in Hong Kong. The story, including a radio interview, can be found here.

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