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Mayor updates New Norfolk Distillery partnership status

THE mayor of the Derwent Valley Council has walked back comments made at this week’s council meeting to the effect that the council and local business the New Norfolk Distillery were not “partners”. Questions about the partnership status emerged during public question time at the April council meeting on Thursday

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One era ends and another begins at the Bush Inn

IT’S the end of one era and the start of another at Australia’s most historic country pub. The lease on New Norfolk’s Bush Inn Hotel changed hands at the start of this week, ending the decade-long residency of the convivial hosts, twin brothers Peter and Don Smith. Nearing its 200th

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The Mills delayed but not deterred

By JOHN ANDREWARTHA THE company behind The Mills project at New Norfolk has reaffirmed its commitment that the development will proceed in the face of concerns about the pace of construction at the former Royal Derwent Hospital site. Noble Ventures director Roger Noble told New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News

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Surprise package in the post

IT was most appropriate that Sharyn Wakefield’s retail award came to her in the post. While sorting the mail recently, the Westerway Roadhouse owner and local post office agent was surprised to find a parcel for herself from Australia Post. Inside was a letter and a certificate advising that the

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New owner for O’Driscoll’s Derwent Valley buses

NEW Norfolk-based bus service O’Driscoll Coaches has been bought by a major transport company that operates throughout Australia and New Zealand. O’Driscoll Coaches managing director Peter O’Driscoll said he was proud of what his family had achieved since establishing the business in 2006 but it was time for someone else

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Upstairs, downstairs plans for former supermarket

A MAJOR development in the heart of New Norfolk in intended to deliver the best of both worlds – a fully refurbished commercial property and four apartments. The former supermarket building at 38 High St has been vacant for a decade but work recently started on what is planned to

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Variety is the key as Banjo’s celebrates birthday

THE New Norfolk Banjo’s Bakery Cafe has long been a big supporter of Variety – The Children’s Charity so it was a natural fit to combine the store’s birthday and recent refresh with a charity fundraiser. It was all happening in the High St store early yesterday morning, with a

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Bounce into Banjo’s tomorrow morning to support Variety

A BIG morning is coming up at Banjo’s Bakery Cafe in New Norfolk tomorrow (December 15). To celebrate the store’s 10th anniversary in its current location and the completion of a full refurbishment, owner Robbie Iles invites everyone to a “re-opening fundraiser”. See the video. Although the bakery has traded

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Little shop’s new-age old-world style

EVERYTHING old is new again at Glass and Brown Paper Pantry, a little shop with big ideals. The new business at 22 Burnett St, New Norfolk, is the brainchild of Meg and Adam Fraser, local residents who were sick of having to go to great lengths to find plastic-free groceries.

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Starting out at Banjo’s

ANOTHER three young people have been given a start to their working life at Banjo’s Bakery Cafe in New Norfolk. Owner Robbie Iles said 60 people had applied for a recently advertised sales assistant role and 10 had been interviewed. “We had only planned to put one person on, but

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Chimney stack’s days are numbered

THE demolition of a New Norfolk landmark on the former Royal Derwent Hospital site is likely, with a development application to remove the Boiler House chimney stack on The Avenue being assessed by the Derwent Valley Council. Engineers recently inspected the 25m chimney, the Boiler House and other infrastructure on

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Local hospitality training on the menu

WHEN Reggie Broderick lost her job three months ago after 16 years with the same employer, she looked to the industry where she got her start – hospitality – for job options. “I worked in cafes and restaurants 25 years ago in Hobart and thought it would be a good

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