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EnvironmentPeople

TURNING CREATIVITY TO WILDLIFE CONSERVATION

Sue Liu is an artist, author, communications professional, and community builder from Sydney. As an artist and communicator she wants to foster an enduring appreciation to help save Australia’s threatened wildlife and their habitats. She started drawing only in 2019 after scuba diving in Sydney, interacting with sea animals and discovering the beauty of so […]

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 […]

LocalPeopleSport

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 […]

LocalPeoplePolitics

A TRAGIC REMINDER THAT COUNCIL DOESN’T SEEM TO CARE

A small group gathered at the Bight Cemetery outside Wingham to mark a tragic anniversary on the 22nd July – it’s been twelve months since MidCoast Council desecrated the graves of their loved ones. Due to Covid restrictions many other relatives could not attend.  According to spokesman for The Blight of the Bight Group, Tim […]

LocalPeople

FORGING A PATH TO HIS FUTURE

It is so heart warming to meet a 16 year old lad, who has found his passion and is not only pursuing it, but running it as a business in addition to his school studies.  Meet Tyler Budden from Rainbow Flat who fell in love with the blacksmith’s art and is now an artisan metal […]

LocalPeople

DOROTHY TAYLOR REVISTS AN OLD FRIEND!

My life began as a Telephonist at the early age of thirteen when I started work at Adam Murray’s Post Office and  shop at Dyers Crossing. In early February 1959 Charlie Lee, the mailman from Wingham to Dyers Crossing told me there was a position for a Telephonist at Burrell Creek, as Daphne Squires was […]

LocalPeople

A CHANGE OF ‘ART

Steve Losh has lived and worked in Taree for over 30 years in the building industry, but art has always been a part of his life. So twelve months ago he decided to have a career change and opened an Art gallery and Art supply store. He advertised for local artists to display and sell […]

People

PAUSING FOR THE PANDEMIC… A TIME FOR REFLECTION AND REASSESSING

We are still experiencing a time of fear, sadness, worry and frustration. While the threat of oneself or a loved one being struck down by the virus amongst us lurks as a constant shadow, (well for most of us,) the constrictions on our lives are frustrating and sometimes frightening.  Occasionally we get angry and outraged […]

PeoplePolitics

HE THOUGHT HE WAS SAFE, A NEW LIFE BEGINNING…

We have been in touch with our friend, Imran Mohammed since his incarceration on Manus.  A troubling update . . . In 2018, my life changed forever. From being stateless, after seven years held on Manus Island, I became a permanent resident of the United States. The outcome is beyond words. Building trust in humanity […]

Beyond the ValleyPeople

IRENE HAS THE BLUES AND LOVES IT!

Former TwoBob radio presenter, Irene Barret who lived in Tinonee at the time, sends us an update from Cairns. As Buddy Guy’s latest album title says ‘The Blues Is Alive and Well’.  I can tell you that it is so. Unless you’re a blues tragic like myself, you’re probably still thinking along the lines of  […]

People

Life after retirement …a whole new world!

Meet artist Fred Bullen  “When we moved to Tallwoods  from Lake Macquarie , my wife suggested we learn to play golf. Not having a sporting bone in my body, I quickly decided that getting back into art looked like a really attractive idea.  So, I joined the local Senior Citizens art classes at Black Head […]

People

CREATIVE TALENTS – MEET KATRINA!

My name is Katrina Narasimhan. I am a registered nurse with a Master in Health Science by training, a mother of two gorgeous children, the business manager of my husband’s busy Cardiology practice, but my favourite thing to do is be creative! I am a country girl, born in Kempsey, grew up in Hat Head but […]