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I am a rate payer and lived in this lovely area for over forty years, and have seen many changes to our roads. I left school at fifteen and my third job at sixteen was in the building industry, civil engineering and road construction. I have driven on many different roads and surfaces in my travels. […]

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Dear Editor. Re: The Year Ahead…Take A Deep Breath. Having read your article and the future of living/housing/sharing our country environment, I have to say that Councils have been slow to adapt to the concept of Eco Villages. Lower cost housing is needed, particularly for seniors. A rental model is particularly attractive to those approaching […]

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Dear Editor, Every month I look forward to picking up the current edition of the wonderful Manning Community News! I have read every issue of this wonderful paper since day one five or six years ago, and this one is a real eye opener, with many interesting articles about happenings in this wonderful part of […]

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Dear Editor, I’d like to share a big pat on the back to FOODWORKS Hallidays Point! During this bleak time of Covid-19, Colin and his crew have been a solid ray of sunshine: from the start they firmly organised us into the sensible spacing and hand-sanitising routines, when some supplies were short for awhile they […]

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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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‘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 […]