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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 […]

LocalPolitics

MCC Budget Passed

At the 8 July Council Meeting MidCoast Councillors approved a Budget Expenditure of $261 Million (on a vote of 6 to 3) for the 2020/21 Financial Year. Here’s how some of that money will be spent: Staff Costs: $92,000,000  An increase of 34%, since this Council was elected in 2017. What do they all do? […]

LocalPeople

A CHANGE OF ‘ART

Steve Losh has lived and worked in Taree for over 30 years in the building industry, but art has always been a part of his life. So twelve months ago he decided to have a career change and opened an Art gallery and Art supply store. He advertised for local artists to display and sell […]

EnvironmentLocal

A stroll on Stockon seawall shows us a secret or

A common rat or a whimsical and smart rakali? Meet Chontelle. . . . From dolphins, sea turtles and whales, to crows, terns, pelicans and seagulls, many different creatures can be seen along the Stockton Breakwall, in Newcastle, NSW. But look closely, the more commonly seen – and controversial – sight along the Stockton Breakwall […]

LegalLocal

Mayor Hits the Jackpot!

The recent review of the Local Government Remuneration Tribunal into the categories and payment of fees for Mayors and Councillors in NSW has resulted in a re-categorisation of MidCoast Council from a Regional Rural Council to a Regional Centre with the result that the allowances paid to the Mayor and Councillors could be increased significantly […]

LocalPolitics

They Keep On Digging Big Holes… Yet It’s Sooo Yesterday…

Councillors vote to remain in Mining Association.   At the MidCoast Council Meeting of 22 July the Council voted by 5 to 4 (with two Councillors absent) to remain a member in the Association of Mining and Energy Related Councils  (MERC) despite  the Council Report and a Recommendation that the membership be terminated. The Report […]

LocalNotices

DON’T MISS THE YOU BEAUT WINGHAM MARKETS!

The Wingham Farmers’ Market is held on the first Saturday of every month at the Wingham Showground on Gloucester Road. The market is the perfect place to shop for fresh local produce, seedlings both edible and ornamental, delicious homemade jams, pickles and sauces.  There are stalls selling handmade soaps, lotions and scented candles; a woodwork […]

LocalNotices

WHERE TO GO THIS SUNDAY… HANNAM VALE GENERAL STORE

Open on Sundays  8am – 5pm.   Delicious light meals,  snacks, cakes, coffee, all kind of drinks.  General store and bottle shop, even stocks DVDs and books!    Pop in and say hi to Karen… who cooks it all herself. 1164 Hannam Vale  Road, Hannam Vale 2443     02 6556 7600 Related PostsRenewing Towns […]