Category Archives: Your say

Perhaps A Timely Reminder?

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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

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Dear Editor During the last week of February I visited Harrington / Crowdy Head for the first time since I moved away in November 2016 and it was very disappointing  to see the lack of general maintenance carried out in

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To the Editor With the resignation of the former General Manager of the Mid Coast Council,  as a concerned rate payer, one has to ask the following questions of Council. Who is responsible for the letting of contracts for the

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Dear Editor,  I was pleased to see various issues, about which I feel strongly, raised in the January edition of The Manning Community News. Firstly, the article by about Rohingya refugees and Manus Island asylum seekers, in particular, struck a chord with me.  I have

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Christine Stanton was deeply concerned about the Council’s handling of the Masters debacle. She requested to speak to Council on November 22 2017. Following her address, her husband also requested to speak at the next, and last, Council meeting on

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The value of true journalistic independence is on full display in the July publication of The Manning Community News.(And The Force is With…Forster)No-one holds a sword over Di Morrissey`s head and so the usual spin manipulating ugly political behaviour and

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Dear Editor, So, now we are to have a rate rise, despite the community objecting. I notice from the press release from Ipart that the money is to be spent on those things for which it was asked for. (Backlog

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To the Editor As a rural ratepayer in the MidCoast Council, an amalgam of Forster/Great Lakes, Gloucester and Greater Taree Councils Taree City Council, our rates and charges have four components. Farmland (charged on rateable value), Farmland base amount, Septic

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DISPOSE OF MARRIAGE ALTOGETHER? I have been following the debate about the upcoming survey to change the definition of marriage, so that same-sex couples can marry. I have quite strong views about this subject. But these are just observations around the

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Dear editor The mighty Manning River has two exits to the ocean where every other river on the eastern seaboard has one exit to the ocean. Every major river has two break walls, Northern and southern, except the Manning River.

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Letter to the Editor The upcoming council election should remind the voters of the Taree region that our last Taree lot got sacked. Some of those failures and embarrassments want another go. Drain the swamp seems to be the peoples choice

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Dear Editor, I have read almost every word in the July issue.  The Editorial about the Council dictatorship is brilliant.  Even those who may not have cared for the old regime and thought the old Council hopeless may agree that at least