Council and chemists to help against meingococcal

THE Derwent Valley Council will join the campaign against the outbreak of meningococcal disease in southern Tasmania. The council has announced it will work with the Department of Health and Human Services to provide the community with vaccines against meningococcal strains A, C, W and Y (given as one vaccine).

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Willow Court monthly tours approved

MONTHLY tours of the council-owned section of the Willow Court historic site could start as soon as September following a near-unanimous decision of the Derwent Valley Council tonight. In the same week as it was announced that the site had been refused entry on the National Heritage List, the council

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Blair St shop’s 21st century smile

The new-look interior of the Blair Street Store and Takeaway. THE Blair Street Store and Takeaway has re-opened after a two-week refurbishment and looks to have been doing a roaring trade following the introduction of Rosie’s Chicken as an add-on business. A Blair St fixture for more than 60 years,

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Shopkeeper’s message hidden

The covered windows at 55 High St on Saturday. POSTERS in the windows of the former Yeah Yeah Clothing shop in High St were covered with plastic sheeting for the duration of the local street market on Saturday. Translucent blue plastic sheets were taped to the shop windows for much

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Shopkeeper’s parting shot

The posters in the windows at 55 High St.  THE operator of Yeah Yeah Clothing has closed her High St shop and will operate as a purely online business in future. The locally owned business at 55 High St is believed to have closed yesterday. A series of posters on

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Shiploads aiming to dock in New Norfolk by June

DISCOUNT retailer Shiploads has confirmed that it has a new store under development at New Norfolk. Managing director Ashley Wilson said the business was working with a local developer to remodel the old Woolworths supermarket at 17-21 Charles St to house a full-range Shiploads along with two other tenancies. “Depending

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Government boost for Maydena Bike Park

JUST days ahead of the opening of the Maydena Bike Park next week, the State Government has provided funding for the second stage of the development. Environment and Parks Minister Elise Archer yesterday said 11 projects had been approved for funding under the  government’s Cycle Tourism Strategy. “This includes $800,000

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Three shops proposed for old supermarket site

A DEVELOPMENT application has been lodged with the Derwent Valley Council for the conversion of the old New Norfolk Woolworths supermarket into three smaller shops. Acting on behalf of SFO Property Pty Ltd, architects Michael Cooper and Associates have applied for a partial demolition, extensions and alterations, partial change of

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Two new businesses open for Christmas

Aaron Unsworth-Hall behind the counterat Value Plus Fairview. TWO new businesses have opened at New Norfolk this week, providing local residents and visitors with a new variety store and a new place to eat. The long-closed Fairview supermarket at 41-45 Benjamin Terrace has re-opened as the Value Plus variety store,

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In the Mood in New Norfolk

New Norfolk’s Caltex petrol station on Montagu St yesterday unveiled its newbranding as part of the growing chain of Mood Food outlets. The new retailspace (pictured) is now open, offering a range of hot and cold food and drinks,newspapers, fresh fruit, Lavazza coffee and more, 24 hours a day. Exterior

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Caltex revamp nears its end

Artist’s impression of the revamped petrol station. MORE than a year after it started, the redevelopment of New Norfolk’s Caltex petrol station is nearing its completion. It is expected that the business will close for several hours today while the retail area is transferred back into the enlarged and refurbished

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Helloworld, from New Norfolk

The Helloworld Travel agency in High St. A TRAVEL agency has popped up in a former banking chamber that will soon be seen on television as the fictional Midlands Bank on ABC’s Rosehaven.  The Hobart branch of Helloworld Travel has today opened an agency in the former ANZ Bank at

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