Category Archives: Local

Peter is the big picture man!

Peter Tait is the President of Wingham Golf Club. The kind of job a man who’s retired, but fit and energetic, might take on as he loves golf.  Peter is a local, taught Agriculture at Wingham High for fifteen years.

So What Is Manning Hospital REALLY going to get?

Promises of buckets of money are being thrown around the electorate…must be an election coming on. Labor, with local medico Dr David Keegan as candidate, are promising $140 million dollar commitment for Manning Hospital announcing that it will match the

The people have their say

While there were hundreds of people who would have liked to say a few words to the full Council at the meeting at Forster, February 6, seven people spoke passionately about their opposition to the Master’s (Biripi Way) Project. Below

The community calls out council… “WE’RE FED UP”

The “No Move to Masters” campaign has become a catalyst for the community to call a halt to what they see as MidCoast Council’s arrogance and waste of significant money on monstrous, unwanted projects. The brain snap of former GM


It had to happen. One of the stoic staff at Manning Hospital is finally speaking out about the struggle to maintain standards and provide patient care consistent with the current accepted standards and guidelines. . . against the odds! A Manning Hospital

Response to the community advertising campaign

About 30 minutes after the first two TV evening news stories ran regarding the NO MidCoast Council Move to MASTERS media campaign, MidCoast Council Mayor David West issued what he termed an ‘Open Letter’ to all Councillors and certain selected

We’d Like to Know too…

Councillor Peter Epov, backed by Councillors Kathryn Bell and Jan McWilliams, has sent the following to the General Manager, MidCoast Council – Cr Peter Epov submits the following ‘Questions on Notice’ for the MidCoast Council Meeting of 6 February 2018.

Hunting on a main thoroughfare?

The other morning I drove up to see the sunrise at Breakneck Lookout in Kiwarrak State Forest above Taree. And beautiful it was too, though the logging has left behind some devastation and it’s hard to spot any big old

The Place I call Home!

A born and bred local ruminates on growing up in Taree and where the area is going today . . .  A child of the early 60’s I was born at the Manning Base Hospital, the middle child of four born

Picnic train atrocity in Broken Hill

New Year’s Day, 1915 A Tuncurry resident unearths some family history! January 1, 2019 marked the 104th anniversary of a fatal attack on a picnic train at Broken Hill, in outback NSW, which was the scene of the first terrorist

IT’S WAR! MidCoast Council community rally to stop Masters acquisition

As the word is spreading that the proposed budget for the ex-GM’s mad Masters dream could match the Glasshouse fiasco (at least $40 million) troops are stirring at the idea. Because guess who’ll pay? A disastrous council attempt at community consultation

Councillor Len Roberts assault charges adjourned

The court Hearing of assault charges by Zac Schmierer against former Karuah Land Council Member,Cr Len Roberts, were part heard before Magistrate Caleb Franklin in the Raymond Terrace Court December 5, but the case has  been adjourned until mid December