Category Archives: Local

In case you missed it . . .

Blind Freddy could see the community was in an uproar over the moniker Barrington Coast. After widespread public outrage to the proposed destination name, ‘Barrington Coast’, manifested through thousands of posts across multiple Facebook sites; the rather unprecedented public poll

Cr. Len Roberts Assault Update:

Following our front page story on the upheaval at Karuah Land Council as the majority of members tried to oust self-appointed CEO, Cr Len Roberts…. Here is the background in case you missed it and the latest update…  At the

The 21st Century Scourge that is Manufactured Home Estates.

The residents of Tallwoods must think its Groundhog Day, once again!  Now for the second time in 12 months they have to relive the nightmare that is a new Development Application for a manufactured homes estate of 202 homes for

Just what is the future of Manning Base Hospital?

The Manning Base Hospital still struggles. Despite being used as a political football to make the pollies look good by token gestures to earn brownie points, it needs a positive plan for the future.  Some History The Manning Base Hospital

DON’T MISS! Taree Arts Council’s Production of Les Miserables at the Manning Entertainment Centre November 2018

Les Miserables will again be storming the barricades of the Manning Entertainment Centre in November after a 23 year absence. The legendary show which first opened in London in 1985 and has run continuously since then to full houses and

Land Council Revolt – Roberts asked to go

There weren’t a lot of them. But the Karuah Land Council packed a punch when they finally decided to kick out their CEO Len Roberts. Recently over 40 angry members of the Karuah Local Aboriginal Land Council gathered at their

Welcome To The Barrington Coast!

And, if you want to know where that is . . . ask our council.   Over the past four months, Council has had a team of consultants working on a branding strategy to attract tourists to the MidCoast area.

MidCoast roads are killing us!

MidCoast Council will be spending $100 million dollars on our roads over the next four years. However, almost $88 million of that pool will be spent on only 8 roads. Those roads are: Road Expenditure The Lakes Way $22 M

Navigating the Manning’s hidden heritage

A new documentary film set on the Manning River was a hit at the recent Sydney Film Festival. But Teach a Man to Fish is no ordinary fishing movie. Grant Leigh Saunders, an Aboriginal man who grew up in the

Unfair treatment of senior members of Taree Old Bar Surf Club

LONGTIME MEMBER PAT ABDOO ASKS –  Why have the senior members of the club been locked out? What is the position of the surf club with regard to senior members’ use of the premises and community gym.? Why are we

A local resident pleads for a better life for Koalas!

To Mr Adrian Panuccio, Councillors and Staff, MidCoast Council. First of all, I would like to congratulate and welcome Mr Adrian Panuccio, starting his new job as our General Manager for MidCoast Council. I hope this will be an opportunity

When the good fairy comes to town . . .

Councils in Australia were all about the Three Rs – roads, rates and rubbish. MidCoast Council was always about the roads. And the bridges!M It comes with the territory. . . and heck, we sure got a lot of ‘em!