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VIDEO AND PHOTOS: Lachlan River flooding

SPORTS clubs are dismayed by the latest flooding of the Tynwald Park sportsground, which is likely to leave the venue closed for several days right when junior football at the ground is winding down and cricket is getting ready to take over for summer. Today’s flooding follows heavy overnight rain

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Glenora Rd open again as rockwall work continues

GLENORA RD at Plenty has been reopened to through traffic as work continues to repair rockfall netting along the route. The Derwent Valley Council today (Thursday) announced that the work was progressing well and the complete road closure had ended. While the work continues for the rest of the week,

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Sport

Call goes out for Seniors Invitational at local golf club

ONE of New Norfolk’s most successful veteran golfers is calling on others to take part in the New Norfolk Golf Club’s Seniors Invitational later this year. John Kinloch, 83, has been achieving the remarkable feat of shooting scores equal to or less than his age on a consistent basis for

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Alert

Road closed at Plenty this week

A SECTION of Glenora Rd at Plenty will be partially closed for most of this week, and completely closed to through traffic on Monday, August 8, for the repair of damaged netting following a recent rockfall. “For safety reasons, a full closure is necessary during the period that the netting

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DV Council

Derwent Valley Council declares a climate emergency

THE push for the Derwent Valley Council to declare a “climate emergency” was approved by six of the eight municipal councillors at last week’s monthly meeting. The vote followed unprecedented scenes when for the first time members of the public were permitted to lobby councillors and personally present information to

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Case of the disappearing wall remains unsolved

THE Derwent Valley Council seems to have made little progress on the case of the disappearing wall at Boyer Oval. Three weeks after several metres of stone retaining wall went missing, last night’s council meeting hear there was nothing to report. When asked for an update on the matter by

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DV Council

Council rates to go up 18% over next two years

DERWENT Valley Council rates will rise by more than 18% over the next two years following the budget meeting at New Norfolk tonight. The meeting approved budget estimates for the next two financial years, with a 9% increase each year. Storm and flood damage and ongoing costs associated with the

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Alert

Rain flushes earlier oil spill into the river

MEASURES are being taken to contain an oil spill on the River Derwent at New Norfolk this morning. The Derwent Valley Council believes that the residue found on the river earlier today is a remnant of a spill at Laskey Car Park two weeks ago today. “We have again been

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Alert

Late night oil spill in car park

FIREFIGHTERS and council officers last night attended a mysterious oil spill in Laskey’s car park in Pioneer Ave, New Norfolk. The incident was reported by Derwent Valley Council mayor Michelle Dracoulis who lives nearby and discovered the flow of oil while walking her dog, The incident was reported at 10.30pm

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VIDEO: Today’s flooding at Tynwald Park/Lachlan River

TYNWALD Park at New Norfolk is likely to be closed for several days following extensive flooding overnight. A council spokesperson said early assessments indicated the damage was likely to be worse than the last flood in 2018. This New Norfolk News video shows the scene late this morning, May 6,

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Politics

Labor pitches $5m sports deal for the Derwent Valley

A LABOR government would provide a $5m sports package for the Derwent Valley if elected to office in next month’s federal election, Lyons MHR Brian Mitchell said today (Friday). Mr Mitchell, who is defending his seat against seven challengers, said the funding had no strings attached. He said the funding

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Community

Hundreds remember the fallen at Dawn

HUNDREDS of people have paid their respects this morning at Anzac Day Dawn Services from one end of the Derwent Valley to the other. More than 200 assembled at the New Norfolk Cenotaph, with a similar number at Gretna and about 75 at the Fentonbury War Memorial. Services were also

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