Willow Court distillery project hits a hurdle

Five councillors at the table at the start of last night’s meeting. Another councillor arrived after this photo was taken. A LACK of councillors prevented consideration of a rum distillery project at last night’s Derwent Valley Council meeting. Meeting at Lachlan, the council found itself without the necessary numbers to

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Big week for local businesses

IT has been a big week in business in New Norfolk, with the opening of two new shops, two businesses preparing to move locations in the town, and another getting ready to open. Liquor chain 9/11 Bottleshops has opened a branch in the old Woolworths building in Charles St, becoming

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Samaras family calls it a day at The Roost

A customer’s photo of the interior of The Roost, taken last year. HIGH Street institution The Roost is closed for renovations following the recent sale of the business. A notice in the window of the landmark local takeaway chicken shop at 15 High St advises that the business is closed for

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Shoppers by the Shiploads at shop’s sneak peek

Staff prepare to open the doors of the New Norfolk Shiploads. SHOPPERS flocked to the new Shiploads store in New Norfolk this afternoon for a sneak peek ahead of its official opening at 9am tomorrow (Thursday). More than a year in the making and after many months of renovations to

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Peek inside the new Shiploads store

The old Woolworths supermarket has been boarded up for three years. DISCOUNT retailer Shiploads has published a sneak peek showing the redevelopment work inside the former supermarket that is being converted to become its New Norfolk store. A video posted on the Shiploads New Norfolk Facebook page has provided a glimpse behind

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Jobs by the Shipload

DISCOUNT retailer Shiploads has started recruiting staff for its soon-to-be opening New Norfolk branch. With builders finally at work in the old Woolworths supermarket in Charles St to convert it into three tenancies, lead tenant Shiploads has this week advertised for staff. The Shiploads New Norfolk Facebook page says the

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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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