Dollars for Daniel

Presenting the proceeds NEARLY $500 was raised for the Daniel Morcombe Foundation at the New Norfolk Guardian Pharmacy’s saveloy day recently. All bread was donated by the Top of the Town Bakery and Norske Skog Boyer’s Vision Team purchased the

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Important visitors at Boyer

Boyer’s Rod Bender, left, with Simon Crean and Dick Adams. FEDERAL MPs and Premier Lara Giddings were among a group of prominent visitors at Norske Skog’s Boyer mill late last week. The visit followed the recent announcement of an investment

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Cyclists surge into Strathgordon

Lapthorne crossing the line STRATHGORDON surged into life this afternoon when the 2012 Tour of Tasmania arrived in town. The winner of last Sunday’s snow-shortened Launceston to New Norfolk Classic, Darren Lapthorne, claimed victory in today’s arduous leg of the

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Premier praises Boyer expansion

PREMIER Lara Giddings has welcomed yesterday’s news that Norske Skog would consolidate its Southern Hemisphere operations in Tasmania. Some $84 million will be invested in the Boyer Mill with the assistance of the State and Federal Governments. Ms Giddings said

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Massive boost for Boyer

PAPERMAKER Norske Skog has today announced an $84 million investment at its Boyer mill near New Norfolk. The company will convert a machine at Boyer mill to the production of coated grades of paper with the support of the state

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Footy clinic with Fevola

A CLINIC with famed footballer Brendan Fevola will be held at the Boyer Oval next month, thanks to the New Norfolk Junior Football Club, New Norfolk District Football Club and sponsor Norske Skog. All young players from Auskick ages (5-12)

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Lest we forget – Black Tuesday

EXACTLY 45 years ago today, many parts of Tasmania including the Derwent Valley were devastated by one of Australia’s worst natural disasters. Tuesday, February 7, 1967, saw the island engulfed by its worst-ever bushfires. Fires raged from Hamilton and Bothwell

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Big crowd at the cup

NEARLY 2000 people attended the New Norfolk Pacing Cup on Australia Day, the Mercury reported yesterday. Racing writer Damien Seaton writes that Glory Jasper scored an effortless victory in the $7000 standing start Norske Skog-sponsored cup over 2900m. Read more

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Peg factory poser

The peg factory chimney tonight. THE chimney at the old peg factory off Hamilton Rd burst into life this evening, causing much speculation as smoke soared into the sky at New Norfolk. Flames were seen rising from the stack at

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Maydena pioneer farewelled

THERE was a large congregation at the funeral of Maydena pioneer Mona Cannan at St Matthew’s Church in New Norfolk yesterday morning. Born at Westbury in 1926, Mrs Cannan lived a long life of community service and will be sorely

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Rail track rider gathers steam

Rod Bender AUSTRALIA’S only rail track rider experience has been further enhanced with the official opening of the new Florentine Station near Maydena yesterday. This latest initiative of the Maydena Community Association was funded by Norske Skog and built on

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Sandra Hetherington – Citizen of the Year

Sandra Hetherington LACHLAN resident Sandra Hetherington is the Derwent Valley Council’s Australia Day Citizen of the Year for 2011. The award was announced last Wednesday by mayor Martyn Evans and in her absence was accepted by Sandra’s employer, Norske Skog

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