MidCoast Council has possibly set a precedent by providing a record loan to the Manning Valley Hockey Association, that nearly hit one million dollars last year. It has now been negotiated down to $800,000, to be repaid over twenty years,

The Mystery of Tea Gardens Continues…

As we showed last issue, the disaster unfolding on the property at Tea Gardens, owned by Mr Phillip Dong Fang Lee, is an on-going mystery.   Following Cr Epov asking hard questions about this development of the then GM Glenn

Lost to “Progress”?

Bobin Creek Bridge is an old, low level timber bridge, in the quiet and relaxed village of Bobin. You may not have heard of it, let alone rumbled across its timber deck, but the Bobin Creek Bridge is barely beyond

A Guide to Good Digestion

Part 2: The Stomach   Welcome to the second part of my introductory guide to digestion. I hope you enjoyed Part One. I talked us through the beginning processes of digestion, everything to do with the mouth, and the important

Beyond The Silver Screen

A History of Women, Film-making and Film Culture in Australia, 1920–1990. Melbourne University Press Mary Tomsic.  $51.95.   This work, published by the Melbourne University Press, is an academic study, presumably a thesis for a Phd, about women in the Australian film industry,

The Second Son

Diana von der Borch- Garden Published by Author.  $29.95   This is an historical account of the author’s ancestor, Leopold von der Borch’s life in Australia. The careful research and the delightful portrayal of life for the young Leopold in

Fellowship of First Fleeters

Fellowship of First Fleeters Mid North Coast Chapter Who is our Guest Speaker for Our March Meeting? Kevin Carter  “The Timber Industry in the Manning Valley” Kevin was for many years a public land manager in NSW Forests & National

Basic principles of good garden design

Step one: Don’t over-think it! Creating a beautiful and practical garden design is much like baking a cake; all you need is a good recipe, and the right quality ingredients. You may have a pantry full of ingredients, but you

Neil’s Slow Roasted Lamb Shoulder

Ingredients Lamb shoulder – as big as you need Handful of finely chopped herbs – oregano, thyme, rosemary 2 garlic cloves 125ml Red wine Zest and juice of 1 lemon 70ml olive oil 250ml chicken stock Salt & Pepper  

Clearing Auction

A HUGE VARIETY of RARE & INTERESTING ITEMS FROM THE PAST TAREE SHOWGROUND – SUN. 22nd April, 10am               Related PostsCollect the Past to Invest for Your FutureAntiques and Collectables

Antiques and Collectables

Collect the past and invest for your future.   Have you had any finds this month? There must have been lots of people cleaning out, downsizing or just having a sort-through of their treasures. I have had a number of

Perhaps A Timely Reminder?


Dear Councillors, Congratulations upon your elections to the important roles of Councillors. I have watched with interest the creation and operation of MidCoast Council, and have recently had the opportunity to reside back in the area for a number of