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GENTLE SOUNDS AND SIGHTS THAT MAKE US SMILE

…. the chirp of a newborn bird…. the flutter of a first flight A pair of Red WattleBirds made a nest in a hanging basket of geraniums outside my office door.   We had wondered why the pair were hanging about, then I spotted Mum’s tail as she hunkered down in a neat little nest. […]

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A FOWL-ED MESS AGAIN.

Memo to Councillor Troy Fowler:  In the Council meeting on Zoom November 18 2020 you yet again made a false accusation against this paper concerning the draft financial statement saying that “the local Manning Community News is telling the public that 33 million dollars was missing…. if so the auditor didn’t see it as he […]

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A CHRISTMAS ON THE WALLAMBA : THEY WERE THE DAYS!

Christmas was such an exciting time. We were accustomed to making our own fun, a toy was indeed the culmination of best behaviour.  Celluloid dolls, matchbox cars, all too often new school shoes, pencils and an occasional red string bag of unshelled peanuts. A few days before Christmas Santa would visit the Darawank Dance Hall […]

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Time Out For Mum

This loving mother and her baby took a rest in the banksia tree in the editor’s front garden.Baby soon explored the birds’ feeder and the hanging orchids while mother took a well earned rest!  Related PostsCongratulationsYour say - Wingham the Heritage TownThe Bird Way

EnvironmentLocal

KOALA CATASTROPHE!

We face losing the last koalas to developers. . . on our watch, on our doorstep.  The few remaining Koalas in NSW, far from being treasured and protected, are facing a full on disaster to their ability to thrive, given the watering down and manipulation of our environmental laws and the 2020 Koala SEPP, which […]

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COUNCIL AND THE BIGHT CEMETERY – THE GHOSTS THAT WALK

And so the secretive shambles of the tragic desecration of the Bight Cemetery near Wingham, where approximately 65 headstones were “laid down “ ( ie trashed)  by Council workers on July19  2019, staggers on laboriously, with families unappeased and damaged heritage headstones deteriorating. Families, hurt and angry, are despairing and disappointed that Council hasn’t lived […]

LocalPeople

IT’S TIME TO OWN UP

As we recover from the economic impact and isolation imposed by COVID, Caroline Baum, the Ambassador for OWN – The Older Women’s Network in NSW – hopes women will find new ways to connect in the Manning Valley and surrounds. New data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics released  recently  confirms what many have suspected […]

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Learning for Life: THE MANNING VALLEY U3A

For anyone over 50, semi-retired or retired, the U3A (University of the Third Age) is a great way to keep busy, meet others, learn new skills and exercise the brain and the body.  With low fees and membership rates, courses offer connections with hundreds of other local people who are keeping active and connected with […]

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BEV’S BACK DANCING!

Bev Williamson from Annie Rose Academy of Dance returns after a three year absence to Blackhead Surf Club with her daughter Kate, to conduct “movement to music classes for mature dancers”. Says Bev, ‘It’s very important to keep moving, especially when you are getting older.  Dancing is not only good for the body, it can […]

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CAFÉ SOCIETY… TINONEE STYLE!!

Meet Mitch Spiteri . . the friendly foodie drawing customers to his tiny takeaway Country Café in Tinonee.  After the loss of Tinonee’s Memories Café, this compact takeaway is proving to be a big drawcard with locals and passers by as word of mouth spreads about the interesting and generous meals, salads and shakes.  Mitch […]

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WHERE TO GO THIS WEEKEND – LOCAL MARKETS!

Everyone loves a good market. It could be your home town’s monthly event full of hats, diabetic-friendly cakes and secondhand books – or perhaps the monthly farmers market – chockers with fresh produce from the local region.  In mid-2020 many of our favourite markets were put on hold, breaking our poor little collective hearts and […]

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 […]