Category Archives: Local

There’s no business like show business

(particularly Les Miserables.) Congratulations to Director Gayle Cameron on her production of Les Miserables at the Taree Entertainment Centre. Here she modestly reflects on her great contribution to entertainment in our area.  Irving Berlin had it right when he wrote

Local koalas get a boost

Myall Coast koalas are the focus of an ambitious new project to discover how best to look after them into the future. The Myall Koala and Environment Group has funded an exciting pilot survey with some fantastic results. Nine koalas

Museum Donation Dress

This wonderful wedding ensemble was worn by Alice May Chapman on her marriage to Walter Stephen Cooper in 1906. It has been donated to the Wingham Museum by Alice’s granddaughters Carolyn Lynch (L) snd Elizabeth Robinson. The wonderful Wingham Museum

Tallwoods resident disagrees with manufactured home estates’ advocate.

An annonymous comment on the website of The Manning Community News has drawn this rebuttal from reader Bill Richardson.  Original comment – Author: Andrew D Comment: Let’s start with some basics – I holiday in Hallidays Point and surrounds and


Democracy was up the creek without a paddle in September as the Midcoast Council bulldozed through a bewildering and divisive decision to adopt the Barrington Coast as our expanded region’s tourism destination name.  Former Taree Mayor Eddie Loftus and former

Dinner Invitation

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