Come on, Cyrene

PAPERMAKER Norske Skog will manufacture a range of  “green” chemicals from wood fibre at its Boyer factory near New Norfolk. In a joint venture with Circa Group Pty Ltd, a multi-million dollar commercial demonstration plant will be built at Boyer to produce Cyrene, a non-toxic alternative to existing solvents used

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Honour for local builders

The completed restoration. THE local firm of N.T. & J.E. Browning & Son has been honoured by the Master Builders Association of Tasmania for its work in restoring a colonial cottage near New Norfolk. The Brownings took out the award for Heritage Listed or Period Home Restoration/Renovation at the Master

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End of an era in High St

The Glasser & Parker shop in High St. THERE has been widespread regret at news that New Norfolk’s last clothing shop is to close. Now trading as Glasser & Parker, the business at 41 High St was established by the late Ron Williams as a menswear shop in the early

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Restaurant rises again

The Burnett Street Merchant THE most talked-about eatery in New Norfolk has re-opened after a long break between courses. Originally a general store and later a second-hand shop and furniture store, the building at 21 Burnett St was a fire-damaged shell before being opened as Verandahs in the Valley in

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New hardware store taking shape

AFTER two months of site works, construction of the new Mitre 10 premises in New Norfolk took a leap forward last week. Stretching across a town centre block from Charles St to Stephen St, the big new shop is being erected by Hutchinson Builders. More than two-thirds of the new

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High-tech glasshouse for cherry farm

Tim Reid receiving a certificate from Eric Hutchinson MHR. RECENTLY announced Federal funding of $1.1 million will help to build a retractable-roof greenhouse at Reid Fruits in Plenty. The funding was announced by the Federal Member for Lyons, Eric Hutchinson MHR, who presented Reid Fruits managing director Tim Reid with

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Work starts on new hardware store

MAJOR site works have started in preparation for the building of a new hardware in New Norfolk in the same week that the town’s new Woolworths Supermarket has opened. Three Charles St shops and the New Norfolk Timber premises in Stephen St are being demolished to make way for a

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Woolies welcomes first customers

Eric Hutchinson MHR, left, mayor Martyn Evans, manager WendyHarris, premier Will Hodgman and Cr Barry Lathey. PREMIER Will Hodgman was among the special guests at tonight’s opening of the new Woolworths supermarket in New Norfolk. Despite mixed messages about whether tonight’s function or tomorrow’s 8am media event is the official

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Get down to Woolies for opening night tonight

FAMILY, friends and customers are apparently welcome at a VIP night at the new Woolworths supermarket in New Norfolk tonight (Tuesday). The $17.5 million development will be officially opened at 8am tomorrow (Wednesday), but the doors will be open from 6pm tonight for celebrations starting at 6.15pm including donations to

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Not long now…

WORD has it that New Norfolk’s new Woolworths supermarket will open in about a fortnight, with April 14 being tipped as the day trading will shift from the existing Charles St premises to the huge new premises just across the road in George St. In the absence of any official

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Woolies at night

Final fit-out of New Norfolk’s new Woolworths store appears to be going well.As shown in this photo from earlier tonight, much shelving is in place, as arecheckouts and internal signage, suggesting that opening day cannot be far away. (Click image to enlarge).

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Latest look at Woolies

In the month since our latest look at the Woolworths development in New Norfolk,the car park has been completed and landscaping is under way.

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