Feds urged to support Boyer’s new product

THE Federal Government has been urged to match the State Government’s $1.5 million contribution to ensure that a new bio-chemicals industry is successfully established in Tasmania – and at the Boyer mill in particular. Visiting the mill yesterday, Australian Forest Products Association chief executive Ross Hampton said a whole new

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New hardware store now open

Brothers Adam and Peter Williams in the new Mitre 10 storeshortly after opening this morning. NEW Norfolk’s big new Williams Mitre 10 store had a low-key opening this morning but customers had no trouble making the switch from the old store in High St to the new premises in Charles

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Trade centre now open

The Stephen St end of the new Mitre 10 store houses timberand building supplies and is now open for business. THE timber and building supplies section of New Norfolk’s new Mitre 10 store has had a quiet opening while work continues on the hardware section of the new building. Temporarily

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Cherry grower gets cyber-smart

QR codes will help overseas customers to be certain theirTasmanian cherries are the real deal. LOCAL cherry grower Reid Fruits at Plenty has gone high-tech in the effort to beat international counterfeiters who are passing off inferior fruit as Tasmanian-grown cherries. Following repeated reports of fake “Reid Fruits” cherries being

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Final goodbyes at Glasser & Parker

AS 2015 draws to a close, so too does the Glasser & Parker shop at 41 High St, where long-term workmates Greg Hudson and Carol Collins are preparing to close the doors for the last time tomorrow afternoon. Colleagues for more than four decades, Mr Hudson and Mrs Collins have

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Food means jobs in the Derwent Valley

Click image to enlarge. THE Derwent Valley municipality ranks in the top three Tasmanian local government areas based on the percentage of people employed in the food and grocery processing sector. According to figures released by the Australian Food and Grocery Council, the Derwent Valley municipality has 253 people employed

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Amcal back after two decades

Amcal branding has returned to the pharmacy at 53 High St. THE Amcal brand has returned to New Norfolk after an absence of nearly 20 years. The chemist’s shop at 53 High St has switched back to Amcal after a long period trading as Healthsense Pharmacy and most recently Terry

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Mighty hopeful of opening soon

The Charles St frontage of the new Williams Mitre 10. IF 2015 is remembered as the year of the big new Woolworths supermarket in New Norfolk, then 2016 will surely be the year of the new Mitre 10. Stretching across the width of a whole block from Charles St to

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Two new places to take tea

Historic Hawthorn Lodge at Bushy Park. Now open for teas. TRADITIONAL English-style cream teas will be the specialty of one of two new businesses in the Derwent Valley. The new owners of Hawthorn Lodge at Bushy Park have re-opened the historic house as a bed and breakfast and from this

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Two businesses express interest in Willow Court

Bronte House at Willow Court. THE award-winning Agrarian Kitchen cooking school has been granted an exclusive licence to negotiate with the Derwent Valley Council for the use of Bronte House at the Willow Court historic site in New Norfolk. At the council’s monthly meeting on Monday night this week, the

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Forest Secrets revealed

A UNIQUE Tasmanian forest discovery experience was officially opened in the Derwent Valley at the weekend. Forest Secrets is a locally owned and operated nature trail on the edge of Mt Field National Park. The business is on the site of a former wildlife park off Gordon River Rd and

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Noodles are on again

Dingding’s Noodle and Dianxin Shop at 5 High St. THE noodle shop at 5 High St, New Norfolk, re-opened earlier this week with new owners and a new name. Alexia’s Noodle Plus opened in September last year and despite a promising start the business closed without notice earlier this year.

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