Category Archives: People

Cr. Len Roberts Assault Update:

Following our front page story on the upheaval at Karuah Land Council as the majority of members tried to oust self-appointed CEO, Cr Len Roberts…. Here is the background in case you missed it and the latest update…  At the

Welcome our new GM!

The new General Manager of MidCoast Council, Mr Adrian Panuccio, starts work July 9. Is this a man who is a dreamer and an achiever? Who thinks and acts creatively and is consultative? Does he understand the depth of country

Her bright smile hides a heavy heart

We see her nightly on TV telling us the news . .  but NBN’s Natasha Beyersdorf . .  has her own fight . . . I don’t want to whinge. I don’t want to be angry anymore.  I’m worn down by

Imran is free!

Rohingya refugee, Imran Mohammad, who fled Burma and has suffered in detention for five years in PNG on Manus and Nauru, under Australia’s unconscionable detention laws, was one of the lucky ones in the group of exchange refugees, under President

Maggie has the recipe

One of the nicest things about being a guest at a Writer’s Festival, is meeting interesting people, who happen to have written a book or two. So, I was thrilled to meet Maggie Beer, great cook and writer, TV personality,

When will he be free to live and laugh and love?

Imran Mohammad is 23 years old and a Rohingya refugee who has been in detention on the hellhole of Manus Island since 2013. At Christmas (2017) he was notified to go to Port Moresby to be interviewed by US officials

White Ribbon

Morgan Stewart, CEO of Club Taree Golf Club, is a shrewd businessman who has embraced women as his prime customers. He is also a White Ribbon Ambassador.    The White Ribbon campaign began 26 years ago in Canada as a

Why private schools should be banned

Elizabeth Farrelly   If I had one wish for Australia it’d be this. Ban private schools. The Turnbull government has been caught hiding funding figures for Catholic schools but it beatsmewhy such funding even exists. Indeed, it beatsmewhy private schools

Nicole’s Story

A lot of readers would know John (dec) and Coralie Rowsell’s daughter Nicole, who is volunteering at a school and orphanage for children in crisis and at risk in Thailand. She has been volunteering for two years for an Australian

Surviving the Women’s Adventure Summit!

I have just attended the first ‘Women’s Adventure Summit’, organised by two local women, Amy Heague and KerryAnn Hayes, who started an adventure magazine, ‘Travel Play Live’.    Going against the online trend, they turned their business into a print

Gold Fever!

Tinonee residents, Chris and Graham Gibbons are keen travelers on a mission.  Here Chris tells of gold detecting at Forsayth in outback Queensland.     We have just returned from two months at Forsayth in Queensland, where we have been

Article in The Australian June 12, 2017