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CHANGES TO THE FAMILY COURT?  Dear Editor, In recent press there has been substantial criticism of the Family Court.  The criticism is not unexpected.  Prior to the introduction of the Family Courts Act in the early 70’s, NSW had the Maintenance Act and regularly solicitors would attend what was then Petty Sessions, now Local Court, […]

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HEARTFELT THANKS TO MANNING BASE Letter to the Editor My son died in the Manning Base Hospital following a very short battle with terminal Cancer (one month from diagnosis) in March this year.  He was forty years of age. By way of my background, I am a retired Ambulance Paramedic having worked in both Sydney, […]

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Dear Editor, My cousin lives in Adelaide and is an ex soldier. He met a chap in Vietnam, he said from Kempsey. I checked with the family historical Society( I think) in Kempsey and they told me to call the RSL in Taree, which I did. It was the day the Clubs were closed for […]

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Letter to Editor Totalitarian State or not? At a time when regional print media has become a victim of bottom line pressure, with a resultant reduction in the frequency of editions, local publications such as the Manning Community News, have become a very important tool in the dissemination of information and opinion in our region. […]

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Dear Editor, This is a copy of a letter I have sent to the Minister for Local Government Hello Minister Hancock, I am sending this email to highlight the performance and neglect of the Mid Coast Council. As a resident of Taree I am disillusioned and disgusted with the Council operation starting with the ‘front […]

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Dear Editor, “Resilience – The missing link for community groups and society” was commissioned for research for a Masters Course work Thesis by the University of Newcastle, Australia. I thought I would share the findings of this investigated research and how it relates to the times we are living at present. The author examined how […]

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If only . . .

‘What do you mean I can’t buy mince-meat today, what sort of a damn shop is this? Call yourself a butcher, you must be joking. You just lost me as a customer.’ If it was possible to slam those hanging multicolored plastic strips, that would have happened as the irate person stormed out of the […]

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The View from Up Here Working from home.  I guess most of you have seen the online video of a guy being interviewed on television and suddenly through a door behind him, his two children consecutively launch an invasion on his study. If you haven’t, just Google “Working from Home Funny Video”.   The funny part […]

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Dear Editor, Kevin Casey’s ‘Why Climate Change is an Irrelevance, economic growth is a myth…and sustainability is forty years too late’ (Jan 2020)raises some useful arguments in an attempt to explain the global crisis of today.  Unfortunately his discussion of population growth and urban renewal destroying nature mainly applies to First World western economies, not […]

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RISE OF THE PHOENIX

The recent massive bushfires in The Hillville Rd Area, South Taree through to Old Bar and throughout the mid north coast region brought a great deal of sorrow and mourning of loss of life and property. As tragic as it is we need to regroup and create a strategy to avoid this situation repeating itself. […]

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To The Editor Bring Back Medevac In early December, the landmark Medevac legislation was repealed by the Morrison Government. Medevac legislation had put medical decisions back into the hands of doctors. Like so many others, we are deeply saddened by this setback to human rights, and more determined than ever to fight for the humane […]

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To The Editor PM Morrison has announced lots of money to go to Councils to enhance Recovery. He obviously is unaware of what goes on at MidCoast Council. What will our PM do to ensure the money is spent on jobs for locals to rebuild and replace what is now lost. It must be a […]