Cooking up a Dream

Memories are so often connected to food. A particular dish or ingredient might bring back a special memory of a place, a person, an event.    Taree identity, and well known cook,  Mounira Saad, known as “Mon”, has produced a

The Coal Truth: The fight to stop Adani, defeat the big polluters and reclaim our democracy

David Ritter  $29.99 Since 2012, the fight to stop the opening of the vast Galilee coal basin has emerged as an iconic pivot of the Australian climate and environment movement. The Coal Truth: the fight to stop Adani, defeat the

Elizabeth Macarthur. . . “LIFE AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD.”

Michelle Scott Tucker Text Publishing  RRP $32.99 For those growing up during the twentieth century, a lot of information was available regarding the development of agriculture, during the formative years of the various Australian states and territories. Much of this

It’s rose season!

Roses are some of the most romantic and classically beautiful flowers that we grow in the garden, but the number of choices can be mind boggling. Choosing a colour is a great place to start, but it’s important to select


Collect the past and invest for your future   Have you had any interesting finds this month? There must have been lots of people cleaning out, downsizing, or just having a sort through of their treasures. I have had lots

Your Say


To the Editor RE: Your lead article “MidCoast budget blunder of, oops $13 million”, May 2018: I t’s ”oops” again, I regret to inform you. Perusal of the MidCoast Council Quarterly Budget Review Statement for March 2018, shows a variance

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Dear Editor Wingham Brush, as stated by Dr John Stockard, is the most recognisable and well known feature of our town. The efforts of the Wingham Brush Regeneration team over many years has ensured that this rare example of rainforest

MidCoast budget blunder of, oops, $13 million

While the rest of the country was digesting Scott Morrison’s self-congratulatory Federal Government’s Budget, sparks were flying in Gloucester, as our dear MidCoast Council presented its fiscal budget for the year.   This so-called budget had been put up on

Wingham revisted… A year on

Oh dear, Winghamites are still wondering where the grant money of $50,000 went, that was meant to beautify the town.  Well, this was all explained in this newspaper in June 2017 so, if you haven’t noticed the planter boxes (now

Kiss the brush goodbye?

Following feedback from our concerned community over unauthorised plans by the self-appointed WAG (Wingham Advancement Group) to turn the iconic Wingham Brush Nature Reserve into a defacto congested camping ground, Mike Thomas, a representative of the National Parks and Wildlife

Above the land of the long white cloud

‘Spend 11 days exploring the South Island of New Zealand by vintage DC3 aircraft,’ was an invitation dropped in my mailbox from Bill Peach Journeys’. How to refuse? My dad always referred to these World War II aircraft as ‘Gooney

The Symbol of a Tree

To suddenly turn a corner and see the raw stumps of several trees, slashed by Council from the fence-line of a town parking lot, seems to symbolise the sad state of Taree township. A tree is shade, shelter, beauty, an environmental