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Meadowbank pinot noir named the best in Australia

WINE from the Derwent Valley’s Meadowbank vineyard has won the National Pinot Noir Challenge for 2023 with its 2022 Meadowbank Pinot Noir made by winemaker Peter Dredge. This is Tasmania’s fourth win in the event’s six-year history.  The Meadowbank drop was first named “Best of Tasmania,” in the awards, before going

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Meadowbank joins the mountain bike craze

IF you prefer to do your mountain bike riding far from the madding crowd, Meadowbank MTB might be the place for you. Open only by private bookings and scheduled ride days, Tasmania’s newest mountain bike park is based a the Derwent Valley’s Meadowbank Vineyard and you can even fly in

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Two heritage properties open for a Spring Fair this Sunday

TWO landmark local properties will open their gates this Sunday, October 1, to celebrate spring. The venues are Glen Derwent at 88 Hamilton Rd and Valleyfield at 120 Hamilton Rd, New Norfolk. Both will open from 10am-4pm, with free admission to Glen Derwent. Valleyfield will open its garden with entry

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Plans unveiled for $15m organic waste facility at Boyer

A FORMER veneer plant next to the Boyer paper mill is to be redeveloped as a $15 million organic waste processing site. Local family business Barwick’s Landscape Supplies bought the fomer Gunns Veneer plant some years ago to house its existing pine bark processing facility. Barwick’s is now in the

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Pauly calls time on pizza career

THE Derwent Valley’s most popular pizza-maker has tonight (Saturday) baked his last pies and closed the door of his New Norfolk pizzeria for the final time. After more than four years in business, Paul Belcher has sold Pauly’s Pizza to a new owner. Mr Belcher was working as a disability

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Bank closures ‘neglecting the needs of individuals’

THE ongoing closure of regional and rural branches was pushing individuals towards a cashless banking system, New Norfolk businessman and political candidate Ray Williams told a Senate inquiry at Launceston earlier this week. “This unsettling development is raising concerns about discrimination against those who rely on in-person banking services and

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Homestyle cafe opens at Hamilton

A LOCAL family staged a low-key start for the Derwent Valley’s newest business today, opening the doors of Cowie’s Cafe on the main road at Hamilton. Mark and Natalie Cowen and their daughter Savannah will be there again tomorrow (Saturday) and will then close to prepare for a grand opening

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Corumbene Health Hub taking shape, cafe signs on

IT’S starting to get real at the Corumbene Health Hub development site on The Avenue at New Norfolk. While extensive works have been carried out inside the two former Royal Derwent Hospital wards known as Derwent and Esperance houses, the action has now moved outdoors. This week, a large steel

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Premier opens National Park cabin development

THE first stage of a cabin development on the edge of Mt Field National Park was declared open by Premier Jeremy Rockliff earlier today (July 24). Mr Rockliff said the State Government was a proud supporter of the project on Lake Dobson Rd at National Park, which he said would

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Distillery withdraws from government grant process

THE New Norfolk Distillery has today announced its withdrawal from a grant application process with the State Government that would have assisted with its planned redevelopment at the Willow Court historic site at New Norfolk. In a statement, New Norfolk Distillery director Tarrant Derksen said continued delays and the politicisation

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Distillery’s deadline for Derwent Valley Council

TWO Hobart-based newspapers today reported that the New Norfolk Distillery had withdrawn its offer to buy two buildings from the Derwent Valley Council at the Willow Court historic site. In a Facebook post this evening (Wednesday), a distillery spokesperson said the business had set a deadline for the council to

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No decision on Distillery’s purchase offer

AFTER nearly an hour’s debate including multiple motions and amendments, tonight’s Derwent Valley Council meeting was unable to reach a decision on the New Norfolk Distillery’s offer to buy two buildings at the Willow Court historic site for $450,000 to expand its operations. In a pressure-cooker atmosphere with more than

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