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Opinion – Why The Bight Cemetery Matters!

(Opinion of The Blight of the Bight Group) The two-year anniversary of the desecration of The Bight Cemetery has just passed. The lack of progress in the repair of the damaged monuments might lead some to question whether the Bight Cemetery really matters. It Matters to Families Two years ago, families found their ancestors’ and […]

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Reply from Mr Paul DeSzell, MidCoast Council

(This is an edited (for space) reply from Mr Paul DeSzell, MidCoast Council in reply to Dr John Stockard’s letter we published last month regarding the poor council care of The Brush and gardens in Wingham.)  Dear John, As part of my investigation in relation to the matter, I have personally inspected the site in […]

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Dear Editor – The latest IPCC report on the world’s climate is the loudest wakeup call we will get before it’s too late.  The safe ‘guardrail’ of 1.5 degrees in global heating set at the Paris talks will be reached within ten years.  After that, temperatures go ever higher, bringing more severe heatwaves, droughts and […]

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To the Editor, For a couple of months I have been walking along the Manning  River enjoying the ambiance and admiring all the free ‘merchandise’ available. I feel somewhat guilty having kept this ‘shopping’ experience to myself.  The ‘shop’ is open seven days a week, 24 hours a day. There is a down side: the […]

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Dear Editor, I have become so aware of Australia’s virulent anti-Chinese campaign that I have taken to checking articles in the press. Last month’s “The fleet that empties our oceans” by Reese Halter in this paper is a case in point. The article stated that “China’s fishing armada operates more hours than the next 10 biggest […]

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I couldn’t agree more with the plea to save our town of Wingham eloquently and passionately expressed by Di Morrissey in The Manning Community News. For a long time I and many of my friends have watched in dismay as many of the beautiful  characteristics of our wonderfully unique town of Wingham have been slowly […]

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Dear Editor,  Preserving heritage is not just about respecting the past. It has the potential to generate significant economic spin-offs. Bellingen and Bangalow are shining lights of what is possible when you recognise shopping malls are not what attracts tourists.  Wingham can be a vibrant town built on heritage, or another soulless country town frozen […]

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Dear Editor, A recent visit to Harrington opened my eyes to The Manning Community Newswhen I picked up the May edition.  I was drawn particularly to the fourth column, front page, Editorial. News of your endeavours in establishing an independent regional voice has had exposure in mainstream media yet the apparent stifling of that voice is little […]

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Dear Editor, Recently I was unexpectedly admitted to the Manning Base Hospital. Having never been in hospital before, I write to support the hardworking nurses.    During my week in hospital I have nothing but praise for their efforts.  Thier working conditions are trying at best and near impossible at worst. Each nurse has at […]

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To The Editor, re Planning Proposal Erricson Lane, Taree. In 2016 a Draft Area Plan was presented to Greater Taree City Council, which did not have a realistic chance to approve or amend it or do anything else with it as GTCC was placed in Administration that year. Midcoast Council has sat on its hands […]

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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. […]