EMERGENCY! OUR HOSPITAL ON LIFE SUPPORT

With announcement of the cutback of services in the cath lab at the Mayo Private Hospital in Taree, there is now nowhere in the Taree area where urgent public and private heart patients can be treated. Of course it’s all

Koalas are in strife…

But this mum and bub have been living in my front garden, slurping nectar from our bottle brush tree, and cruising round the garden.  How lucky are we! Ed.

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SUPPORT OUR HONEST AND INDEPENDENT VOICE!

The Manning Community News is needed more than ever. Fearless journalism is becoming an endangered species. The furore over our ABC attests to that.  But our fourth estate has been under threat, eroded and marginalised for some time, given the

Dubious anniversary looms

December 20, one year ago, MidCoast Council’s GM, Glenn Handford resigned in a shock, unexpected announcement  at the end of the Council meeting. He went out as he ruled, shoving through a self serving agenda ratepayers are left to endure.

Planet over profit?

International air travel has never been such good value as now and aircraft are more comfortable, quieter and better in almost every way.  All good news for travellers. Hmmm!! Maybe.  But the next time you are celebrating those cheap flights

There’s no business like show business

(particularly Les Miserables.) Congratulations to Director Gayle Cameron on her production of Les Miserables at the Taree Entertainment Centre. Here she modestly reflects on her great contribution to entertainment in our area.  Irving Berlin had it right when he wrote

HISTORIC REMEMBRANCE DAY COMMEMORATION

OXLEY ISLAND HALL SUNDAY 11th NOVEMBER 2018 ORDER OF SERVICE 10.15am. Bugler will sound ‘Long G’  This note was traditionally  sounded calling troops to fall in on the right marker. It now indicates that a service is about to begin.

ARE YOU A RESIDENT OF MIDCOAST COUNCIL?

Do you care about preserving and enhancing our beautiful green natural environment? If so you have been betrayed by your Councillors. Look how they voted on September 26th – and weep!  Or join MEG Midcoast Environment Group and fight for

TRAVEL . . . magical Spain!

Nothing prepared me for the moment. I stepped into the sunlight at the top of the steps of the Barcelona Metro and looked up, even as others surged past.  Disappearing into the sun’s blaze were the ornate spires of the basilica

Local koalas get a boost

Myall Coast koalas are the focus of an ambitious new project to discover how best to look after them into the future. The Myall Koala and Environment Group has funded an exciting pilot survey with some fantastic results. Nine koalas

America’s myth of goodness

Michael Katakis (Michael is an American writer, photographer, Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and manager of Ernest Hemingway’s literary estate. His latest book is “A Thousand Shards of Glass.”) People and nations are propelled and held back by their myths. Myth is repeated over time, generation after