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Local roadside help when you need it

LACHLAN mechanic Nic Skeggs is the new operator of the RACT’s Roadside Assistance service in the Derwent Valley. Nic has operated NS Automotive Services at Lachlan on a part-time basis for nearly five years and took over the RACT contract at the start of July. The move prompted the former

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Education precinct proposed on former hospital site

THE Noble family has added to its property holdings at New Norfolk, recently acquiring the Derwent Valley Resort motel (pictured) and the Charles Brothers Social Centre. Both buildings form part of the former Royal Derwent Hospital site. The multi-storey motel was built as a nurses’ home in 1961 and the

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In the News: Backing local businesses

“GO Local First” is a national campaign urging Australians to buy from small businesses in their local communities. Small business is the engine room of the national economy and the heartbeat of local communities. New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News has backed local business since its first issue, and the

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Check-in app failing to connect at Bushy Park

THE notoriously bad mobile phone coverage at Bushy Park has come into sharp focus as people try to do the right thing by checking-in at local businesses and venues for COVID-19 tracing purposes. The town’s mobile phone reception has long been an issue, especially for those on the Telstra network.

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In the News: First Community Achiever Award presented

TODAY’S 17th print edition of New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News announces the selection of New Norfolk man Tim Size as the first recipient of the new Derwent Valley Community Achiever Award which has been introduced by the newspaper in partnership with Banjo’s New Norfolk. While he is well known

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Cafe in the clear and back in business

MAYDENA’S only cafe and general store is back in business today after closing temporarily when it was named as a precautionary exposure site for COVID-19. Owner-operator Jeanette Callow closed on Saturday morning when she learned that the cafe had been visited by a person who later tested positive for the

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Local businesses take their message to the streets

THE New Norfolk Business Alliance is ramping up its marketing efforts in a renewed campaign to encourage people to shop at New Norfolk. The group, which consists of levy-paying local businesses, has partnered with O’Driscoll’s Derwent Valley Link and New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News to spread the “Shop New

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New salons enhance local beauty shop options

THE latest addition to the growing number of beauty shops in High St, New Norfolk, was officially opened on February 1 by the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Sue Hickey. The venture, AM’s Body Art, is an expansion of the successful Moonah-based business of the same name which offers

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Doors open at ‘The Mills’ information centre tomorrow

THE public will have an opportunity tomorrow (Saturday) to view the master plan for the proposed redevelopment of parts of the former Royal Derwent Hospital site at New Norfolk. Called “The Mills,” the project incorporates the Gateway Estate on the outskirts of town and includes more than 700 residential lots,

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Christmas treats on Circle Street

TO celebrate the first birthday of her flower shop in Circle St, New Norfolk, florist Malissa Dowling will today open a gift shop right next door. Willows Flowers at Shop 8, Circle St, will now be joined by Willows Gifts next door at Shop 6. Both are accessed via the

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‘The Mills’ developers setting up shop in town centre

THE business behind a proposed redevelopment of parts of the former Royal Derwent Hospital site is setting up shop in High St, New Norfolk. Residential and retirement developers Roger and Daniel Noble have letterboxed New Norfolk with a flyer detailing their $500 million proposal for the Gateway Estate, which they

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Opening of Sustainable Forest Management office at New Norfolk
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Broad support for new forestry venture centred in New Norfolk

THE Tasmanian company now managing the former Norske Skog forests has today celebrated the official opening of its office in High St, New Norfolk. Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) has been engaged to manage the plantations which were transferred to international investor New Forests earlier this year. With 28 full-time-equivalent workers

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