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To the Editor RE: Your lead article “MidCoast budget blunder of, oops $13 million”, May 2018: I t’s ”oops” again, I regret to inform you. Perusal of the MidCoast Council Quarterly Budget Review Statement for March 2018, shows a variance

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Dear Editor Wingham Brush, as stated by Dr John Stockard, is the most recognisable and well known feature of our town. The efforts of the Wingham Brush Regeneration team over many years has ensured that this rare example of rainforest

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Letters may be edited for space, offensive language or defamatory reasons. To the Editor RE: Grangewood Avenue, Tallwoods Village, Hallidays Point Our road, Grangewood Avenue, has now been closed for over two months due to a huge hole caused by

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Letters may be edited for space, offensive language or defamatory reasons. Dear Editor Regarding the Report from Savills, dissected by Mike Deignan in the last issue re Council’s master plan to buy the Masters site…  I make three points that

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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