REAL KULTCHA

It’s the Festive Season. Good will to all and may your next year be all you wish. Or as the Irish say:  May the road rise gently in front of you and the wind always be at your back! I’m

BE READY FOR LOWER INVESTMENT RETURNS

I have been bemused by some opportunistic advertising and media commentary regarding the great returns coming from superannuation the past calendar year and the boost to the average returns over 3, 5 and 10 years. It is now more than

It’s A Cool Summer!

One of the best things about summer fashion here in Australia is that we get to observe what has happened in the European summer and take our cues from there. It means we get a clearer picture of what trends

LET’S TALK LASHES

There are few beauty treatments that offer a greater impact on how you look other than the eye lashes.  They can complement whatever you are wearing to give definition to your eyes giving the appearance of bigger brighter eyes. From

CATCH ‘EM YOUNG!

Discovering the joy of fishing as a youngster gives a passion for life! Teach kids the safety rules and a few secret tips you’ve learned over the years and any girl or boy will have a lifelong love for sitting

OUR OTHER FAMILY

The loss of a beloved pet is a pain and an on going ache. Years of familiar patterns of behaviour, their quirks, their loyalty, their mischieviousness, their companionship ended, carves a hole in your life.   Everywhere you look you

YOUR SAY…

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Dear Editor,  I am very concerned with the way in which MidCoast Council have pushed ahead with the redevelopment, or should I say conversion, of the former Masters Hardware outlet despite a very significant number of predominately Manning area residents and

YOUR SAY…

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Dear Editor, There appears to me even more sentiment in the community against MidCoast Council spending an uncapped $40 million dollars on about 360 staff to move to Masters when the region has just gone through horrific bushfires. Not only

RISE OF THE PHOENIX

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I have been reading with horror about the recent massive bushfires in the Hillville area, South Taree to Old Bar and throughout the mid north coast region. Although there is a great deal of sorrow and mourning of loss of life

An open letter to our State MP Steve Bromhead

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Mr Bromhead, I am one of your constituents and a survivor of the recent catastrophic Hillville bush fires in Possum Brush. 20 Minutes before the fire hit us, a fire truck came up to our property to assist us but

YOUR SAY…

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The recent disastrous bushfires raging around Taree as a result of the Hillville fire should highlight the need for an Acute Care Hospital at Taree. The Pacific Highway was closed between Cundletown and Nabiac, between Taree and Bulahdelah, road closures occurred

Fire Storm – The Aftermath

In the wake of the devastating, unprecedented bushfires with a long dry, hot summer ahead of us, obvious questions ‘What next?’ and ‘Where to from here?’ are being asked. This is the time to talk about Climate Change and our