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LocalPolitics

NO GREENING AND NATS ON THE NOSE – WE’RE IN

As if there wasn’t enough bad news around, Council has put on hold a greening strategy for our electorate unlike so many smarter councils, and our koalas are, it seems to the National Party, standing in the way of “progress” while our fearless leader is hell-bent on re-purposing federally funded agencies away from renewables to […]

HealthLocal

AN ACHING HEART SPEAKS OUT TO HELP OTHERS

A personal tragedy affecting two women, and possibly many others, has led them to bravely speak out on TV in the hope no one else loses a loved one unnecessarily in our rural hospitals.  For those of us who observe and comment on the world around us, the horror of having a loved one become […]

HealthLocal

Suzie’s Story

If you can help go to the following links. Many thankshelp4suzie@outlook.comGOFUNDMEhttps://www.gofundme.com/f/a-helping-hand-for-the-greenham-family?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link_all&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet

LocalPolitics

$33 MILLION? WHO’S COUNTING?

We are. For the third year running MidCoast Council has again struggled to complete its end of year Financial Statements on time.  At the 9 September Council Meeting the Corporate Services Division authorised by Director Steve Embry, presented the 2019/20 ‘Draft’ Financial Statements to Council to sign off on for Audit by the NSW Auditor […]

LocalPolitics

Memo to MidCoast Councillor Troy Fowler –

I know you rarely stand up and speak in Council, but after hearing you stumble through a question in the last Council Meeting querying the correct figures of the Council’s ‘Draft’ Financial Statements for audit by the NSW Auditor General as reported in this newspaper, go and look on Council’s website where we found them. […]

EnvironmentLocal

MEET EVIE… A VOICE FOR THE FUTURE. (LOOK OUT GRETA!)

This is a speech Taree student Evie Wood McGuire gave at a recent climate change rally.  “My name is Evie Wood McGuire, I am 12 years old and I am speaking on behalf of the people of tomorrow, the people who will have to live on an exhausted planet.  Despite climate change becoming more obvious […]

Local

GRANTYS GOES ON… WELCOME MEL AND CEE

The popular health, fruit and veg shop in Wingham has a new lease on life following the retirement of Don and Judy Grant. Meet Mel and Cee. Mel Hilton and Cee Donehue were both regular fixtures working in Grantys with previous owners Don and Judy but when the opportunity arose they decided to purchase the […]

Local

A treasured village, a sign of the times?

The recent refusal of an appeal to the Land and Environment court by a developer who wanted to build a block of brick flats on a corner, tree studded block in the quiet village of Tinonee, hopefully sets a new benchmark. Commissioner Sarah Bish dismissed the appeal as she found that the “proposed development was […]

Local

OUR LOCAL RADIO HAS MANY FACES

2BOB Radio, your local community radio, kicked off at a public meeting attended by over 100 people at Wingham Town Hall in December 1982. A Steering Committee was formed on the night from among those present to work towards  applying for a license for a community radio station for the Manning Valley. Andy Colvin, a […]

LocalPeoplePolitics

A TRAGIC REMINDER THAT COUNCIL DOESN’T SEEM TO CARE

A small group gathered at the Bight Cemetery outside Wingham to mark a tragic anniversary on the 22nd July – it’s been twelve months since MidCoast Council desecrated the graves of their loved ones. Due to Covid restrictions many other relatives could not attend.  According to spokesman for The Blight of the Bight Group, Tim […]

LocalPeople

FORGING A PATH TO HIS FUTURE

It is so heart warming to meet a 16 year old lad, who has found his passion and is not only pursuing it, but running it as a business in addition to his school studies.  Meet Tyler Budden from Rainbow Flat who fell in love with the blacksmith’s art and is now an artisan metal […]

LocalPeople

DOROTHY TAYLOR REVISTS AN OLD FRIEND!

My life began as a Telephonist at the early age of thirteen when I started work at Adam Murray’s Post Office and  shop at Dyers Crossing. In early February 1959 Charlie Lee, the mailman from Wingham to Dyers Crossing told me there was a position for a Telephonist at Burrell Creek, as Daphne Squires was […]