Final goodbyes at Glasser & Parker

AS 2015 draws to a close, so too does the Glasser & Parker shop at 41 High St, where long-term workmates Greg Hudson and Carol Collins are preparing to close the doors for the last time tomorrow afternoon. Colleagues for more than four decades, Mr Hudson and Mrs Collins have

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Food means jobs in the Derwent Valley

Click image to enlarge. THE Derwent Valley municipality ranks in the top three Tasmanian local government areas based on the percentage of people employed in the food and grocery processing sector. According to figures released by the Australian Food and Grocery Council, the Derwent Valley municipality has 253 people employed

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Amcal back after two decades

Amcal branding has returned to the pharmacy at 53 High St. THE Amcal brand has returned to New Norfolk after an absence of nearly 20 years. The chemist’s shop at 53 High St has switched back to Amcal after a long period trading as Healthsense Pharmacy and most recently Terry

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Mighty hopeful of opening soon

The Charles St frontage of the new Williams Mitre 10. IF 2015 is remembered as the year of the big new Woolworths supermarket in New Norfolk, then 2016 will surely be the year of the new Mitre 10. Stretching across the width of a whole block from Charles St to

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Two new places to take tea

Historic Hawthorn Lodge at Bushy Park. Now open for teas. TRADITIONAL English-style cream teas will be the specialty of one of two new businesses in the Derwent Valley. The new owners of Hawthorn Lodge at Bushy Park have re-opened the historic house as a bed and breakfast and from this

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Two businesses express interest in Willow Court

Bronte House at Willow Court. THE award-winning Agrarian Kitchen cooking school has been granted an exclusive licence to negotiate with the Derwent Valley Council for the use of Bronte House at the Willow Court historic site in New Norfolk. At the council’s monthly meeting on Monday night this week, the

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Forest Secrets revealed

A UNIQUE Tasmanian forest discovery experience was officially opened in the Derwent Valley at the weekend. Forest Secrets is a locally owned and operated nature trail on the edge of Mt Field National Park. The business is on the site of a former wildlife park off Gordon River Rd and

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Noodles are on again

Dingding’s Noodle and Dianxin Shop at 5 High St. THE noodle shop at 5 High St, New Norfolk, re-opened earlier this week with new owners and a new name. Alexia’s Noodle Plus opened in September last year and despite a promising start the business closed without notice earlier this year.

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Come on, Cyrene

PAPERMAKER Norske Skog will manufacture a range of  “green” chemicals from wood fibre at its Boyer factory near New Norfolk. In a joint venture with Circa Group Pty Ltd, a multi-million dollar commercial demonstration plant will be built at Boyer to produce Cyrene, a non-toxic alternative to existing solvents used

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Honour for local builders

The completed restoration. THE local firm of N.T. & J.E. Browning & Son has been honoured by the Master Builders Association of Tasmania for its work in restoring a colonial cottage near New Norfolk. The Brownings took out the award for Heritage Listed or Period Home Restoration/Renovation at the Master

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End of an era in High St

The Glasser & Parker shop in High St. THERE has been widespread regret at news that New Norfolk’s last clothing shop is to close. Now trading as Glasser & Parker, the business at 41 High St was established by the late Ron Williams as a menswear shop in the early

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Restaurant rises again

The Burnett Street Merchant THE most talked-about eatery in New Norfolk has re-opened after a long break between courses. Originally a general store and later a second-hand shop and furniture store, the building at 21 Burnett St was a fire-damaged shell before being opened as Verandahs in the Valley in

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