Category Archives: Local

WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!

These are difficult times. It brings out the best, and the worst, in many of us. It is a time of confusion, scare-mongering, panic buying, false information, but also helping neighbours, keeping family close, showing supportive friendships online, long distance

COUNCIL IN CHAOS.

MidCoast Council’s Mission Statement: “We deliver benefits for our community in a way that adds value and builds trust” Do we hear a round of distant booing? In the midst of the Corona Virus pandemic with over 1,300,000 people infected, triggering

ABC Survey Report on for Regional Area Shows

The Electorate of Lyne has the third highest risk rate for CoronaVirus in Australia.   Coronavirus data shows risk factors are high in regional and coastal areas, lower in cities. The ABC Story Lab Report by Markus Mannheim has the following

MidCoast Council Woes are a Worry!

Where are the Audited Financial Statements??? It has now been over 8 months since the end of the 2018/19 Financial Year and ratepayers and residents are still no wiser as to the state of Council’s finances and are now asking:

KOALAS NOT OUT OF THE WOODS Is the Platypus next?

We start the decade on a grim note; so far over 8 to 10 million hectares devastated by fire and a billion animals killed. Many of the surviving now threatened species only have small amounts of habitat left. We’ve lost

OUR WATER EMERGENCY

Is this really, the crisis that we had to have? Whilst there is no denying that the drought and the recent outbreak of simultaneous bushfires spread across multiple regions around Australia is a direct result of Climate Change there are

“EVACUATE! EVACUATE!”

When we evacuate for the second time to the Wingham showground, we are there for forty minutes before the cops turn up. ‘You need to move on,’ the coppa is saying in a calm and level voice to a medley

YOU COULDN’T MAKE IT UP!

A city nurse meets a broken cowboy in a Sydney hospital. After 3 days he asks for her number…and her life is upended. A Di Morrissey novel? No. This is for real.  My name is Karen and with my husband Ian,

SO IT’S UP TO US FOLKS!

We have a government led by a Prime Minister in denial that anything is wrong. His sales pitch and hype is hitting a sour note. Not to mention the secrecy. For a marketing man he has a tin ear. Not

OUR WINGHAM BRUSH IS DYING

If ever there was an indication of the dire straits we are in as a result of drought caused by Climate Change, it’s right here.  The Wingham Brush, drawcard to the Manning Valley, is critically drought-stressed from the worst drought

OUR KOALAS RULE… OK?

It is only the start of our summer and the loss of habitat from bushfires in our region and elsewhere, particularly in eastern Australia, is profound. Bushfire experts, like Professor Ross Bradstock, University of Wollongong is advising that worse is

BIGHT CEMETERY COVER-UP?

Almost six months have now elapsed and the residents of the Wingham and indeed the broader MidCoast community, particularly those who have family in cemeteries throughout the LGA, are still no wiser as to how such a desecration of their