The Manning Community News

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A welcome Boost to Medical Care in Our Area!

Simon and Helen Holliday send welcome news about the establishment of an enlarged and comprehensive new medical practice in Taree – “The HealthHub . . . for every body.”  They’re relocating from Albert Street Medical Centre to the Butterworth carpark bordered by Albert /Victoria /Pulteney and Manning Streets, Taree.  This is a positive and welcome […]


Loss of Tallwoods Pioneer

Vale: William Raymond Richardson (Bill) 17 April 1942 – 11 July 2019 Tallwoods Village pioneer and developer Bill Richardson passed away on July 11, 2019 after a short period in hospital. Richardson was a well known character, thought leader and “influencer” in the mid-coast community. During his memorial service Bill was described by friends and […]


Horticulturally Speaking

Would you like to have a collection of different cliveas and some rare plants you’ve bought to ‘show off’ to your visitors?  Some people may like to create a spiritual feel to their garden with Zen philosophy using Aussie native plants. Others may sit and watch their planted grasses wave and dance in the breeze. […]



At the 10 April Council Meeting, MidCoast Councillors voted by nine (9) votes to one (1) to advance the $40 million Masters Office centralisation project to the Design stage which is estimated to cost around $1 million. Councillor Epov was the only one to vote against it and Cr McWilliams was away. Readers may recall […]


What low life has done this?

Okay, you can call me a tree hugger along with a lot of others who appreciate trees. Who not only respect and enjoy the beauty, peace and comfort of sheltering shady trees, or who have been awestruck standing in the cathedrals of great forests, or who know that patients in a hospital who look out […]


Mr Phillip John COSTA

Parliamentary Service Position Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly Member for Wollondilly Minister for Rural Affairs Minister for Regional Development Minister for Water Minister for Corrective Services Member, Standing Committee on Parliamentary Privilege and Ethics Chair, Standing Committee on Broadband in Rural and Regional Communities Community Activity Volunteer Member, Lakesland Volunteer Rural Fire Service (joined […]


Help get rid of the dreaded bitou!

Join in Australia’s longest running bitou eradication project. This year’s Crowdy Bay National Park bush regeneration camp will be held at Kylies Beach (10 minutes south of Laurieton, 30 minutes from Taree) from 13th-19th May. Community members are invited to attend and help to make the 40th year of the project a great success. It […]



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All you need to know about Voting

How to Vote Cards At the entrance to the Polling station you might be accosted by people dressed in different colours offering you ‘How to Vote’ cards, it is always good practice, unless you have already pre-determined who to vote for, to accept cards from at least a few of the major parties, for the […]


Community Conversations

MidCoast Council has now scheduled the next round of community consultations. So get along and express your views on the matters that concern you. Related PostsIT’S WAR! MidCoast Council community rally to stop Masters acquisitionCalling all Council Candidates!Council calamities continue


NSW State Election Polling Places 23 March 2019

Bulahdelah Central School Church Street, Bulahdelah  Bungwahl Public School 56 Seal Rocks Road, Bungwahl  Burrell Creek Hall 5348 The Bucketts Way, Burrell Creek  Chatham High School Davis Street, Taree  Coolongolook Public School Lombard Street, Coolongolook  Coomba Park Community Hall Moorooba Road, Coomba Park  Cundletown Public School High Street East, Cundletown  Elands Public School Ellenborough Road, […]



Thank you, to all our loyal readers, supporters and volunteers. And to all the fans, friends and whistleblowers who write and email this paper.  However, we are not universally respected.  Some senior staff at MidCoast Council, including the Mayor, have told certain businesses not to display or distribute this newspaper. Now the General Manager, Mr […]