Pubs, clubs, gyms, cinemas, churches to close

PUBS, clubs, gyms, entertainment venues, cinemas, casinos and churches throughout Australia will close at noon tomorrow (Monday) and remain closed for at least six months as the state and federal governments ramp up national efforts to limit the spread of coronavirus COVID-19. Prime Minister Scott Morrison tonight announced the following

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COVID-19 impact in the Derwent Valley

THIS VERSION HAS NOW BEEN ARCHIVED. SEE THE NEW VERSION HERE.LOCAL IMPACTS OF PREVENTATIVE MEASURES TO STOP THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 IN THE DERWENT VALLEY (REGULARLY UPDATING): GREEN = openORANGE = changed circumstancesRED = cancelled or postponedUpdated at 10.33pm, April 28, 2020 98.9 Tyga FM: on air; 9/11 Bottleshop:

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Ten-year power deal for Boyer

Energy Minister Guy Barnett MHA, right, at Norske Skog Boyer. HYDRO Tasmania and Norske Skog have agreed on an energy supply agreement for the Boyer paper mill for the next decade. Hydro Tasmania chief executive Steve Davy said the new agreement locked-in Boyer’s energy supply until the end of 2030.

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National honour for Crusader Homes

Crusader Homes apprentice Lucas Henderson,left, and chief financial officer Kelvin Derksen-Luelf, at the Australian Training Awards. LOCAL business Crusader Homes has been named the Small Employer of the Year in the Australian Training Awards. Held in Brisbane last Thursday, the awards are the peak level of Australia’s vocational education and

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MyState shuts the door at New Norfolk

MyState Bank has taken down the signs andclosed its New Norfolk branch. MYSTATE has shut the door on more than three decades of providing financial services to the people of the Derwent Valley, closing its New Norfolk branch last Friday. The bank announced in August that it would close the

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Big night for locals at the Business Awards

Rod Graham, left, Tammi and Justin Abrahams, and SamanthaAndrews with the Bridgewater PCYC’s award. THE achievements of three local ventures were recognised at the Telstra Tasmanian Business Awards in Hobart on Friday night. New Norfolk-based Crusader Homes won its category in the awards; the Bridgewater Police and Citizens Youth Club

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Norske Skog Albury mill to close by Christmas

PAPERMAKER Norske Skog has announced the closure of the Boyer Mill’s sister factory at Albury following the ongoing drop in demand for newsprint from Australia’s newspapers. The Albury mill opened in 1981 – 40 years after Boyer – and many of its original workers transferred from New Norfolk to get

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Crusader Homes is king of the castle

The Crusader Homes team with their trophy. LOCAL business Crusader Homes has another trophy to add to its collection after being named Small Employer of the Year at the Tasmanian Training Awards last night. Recently accredited as an Employer of Choice, this is the second time the family-owned business has

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Vintage is in vogue at new-look Vinnies

Nicola Rouleston and Pauline Ackerly cutting the ribbon at theentry to the New Norfolk Vinnies Superstore. THE honour of cutting the ribbon at the official opening of the new Vinnies Superstore in New Norfolk went to the St Vincent de Paul Society’s long-serving local manager Pauline Ackerly. Mrs Ackerly has

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Boyer product’s role in lithium battery recycling

The first batch of Cyrene exported to the US from Norske Skog Boyer earlier this year. A REVOLUTIONARY product made in the Derwent Valley is being used in England to assist in the industrial-scale recycling of electric-vehicle batteries. Since earlier this year, the Norske Skog Boyer paper mill has been

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In the Mood for electric car charging

Mood Food New Norfolk will soon have an electric vehicle  fast-charger for public use. THE State Government will contribute to the cost of a fast-charging station for electric vehicles at New Norfolk as part of a network of 14 across the state. Environment, Parks and Heritage Minister Peter Gutwein said

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Corumbene’s leap of faith

Philp Lighton Architects’ plan for the Corumbene Care development at Willow Court. Click image to enlarge. CORUMBENE’S $5 million project at Willow Court has been described as a “leap of faith” by the organisation’s chief executive. Speaking on ABC radio, Corumbene Care’s Damien Jacobs said the organisation saw itself as

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