Land Council Revolt – Roberts asked to go

There weren’t a lot of them. But the Karuah Land Council packed a punch when they finally decided to kick out their CEO Len Roberts. Recently over 40 angry members of the Karuah Local Aboriginal Land Council gathered at their

Welcome To The Barrington Coast!

And, if you want to know where that is . . . ask our council.   Over the past four months, Council has had a team of consultants working on a branding strategy to attract tourists to the MidCoast area.

MidCoast roads are killing us!

MidCoast Council will be spending $100 million dollars on our roads over the next four years. However, almost $88 million of that pool will be spent on only 8 roads. Those roads are: Road Expenditure The Lakes Way $22 M

Navigating the Manning’s hidden heritage

A new documentary film set on the Manning River was a hit at the recent Sydney Film Festival. But Teach a Man to Fish is no ordinary fishing movie. Grant Leigh Saunders, an Aboriginal man who grew up in the

Unfair treatment of senior members of Taree Old Bar Surf Club

LONGTIME MEMBER PAT ABDOO ASKS –  Why have the senior members of the club been locked out? What is the position of the surf club with regard to senior members’ use of the premises and community gym.? Why are we

Just what is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?

Graham Taylor I have just returned from Edinburgh, Scotland, where I presented a case study paper to 120 delegates of the International College of Applied Kinesiology. Attendees were from the USA, Canada, the UK, Korea, New Zealand and many parts

Why i’m deeply concerned about the state of the various global environments, and the welfare and survival of future generations.

Dr. Jim Frazier OAM. ACS. GLOBAL WARMING. Global warming is only one small facet and gets all the press but, when you examine the bigger picture, there are far more serious issues now affecting the survival of mankind, and seriously

Guns ‘R’ Us: Why essential U.S. gun control will fail

Just two days of discussions gave insights into the relationship that many US citizens have with the gun, and their deep cultural conviction that militarism is crucial to national identity. My partner and I were guests at the national days

A local resident pleads for a better life for Koalas!

To Mr Adrian Panuccio, Councillors and Staff, MidCoast Council. First of all, I would like to congratulate and welcome Mr Adrian Panuccio, starting his new job as our General Manager for MidCoast Council. I hope this will be an opportunity


Collect the past and invest for your future What an interesting month. We have done a bit more travelling to Newcastle and Scone, with each destination bringing finds that have added to our collection. All trips very enjoyable!  Also, this


A lovely lady writer needs a quiet, calming rural retreat up here for some time out from her inner-city groovy-Sydney Townhouse, with amazing cat… happy to do a house swap if that works, while she tackles the challenges of the


The rocky coastline provides a perfect habitat for cornering a couple of our very best fighting fish. One is the Rock Blackfish, more commonly known as the Black Drummer. Not to be confused with the Silver Drummer, the Black Drummer,