Di Morrissey

This is the monthly newspaper that has captured local hearts and minds and reached a thinking, achieving audience who wanted a fresh and in depth perspective of events, people and places in the Manning Valley and the wider world.

Its editor and instigator is former journalist, now author, Di Morrissey, who was born in Wingham and now resides in the valley.  Comments, ideas and feedback are welcome.


“At last! A newspaper that doesn’t underestimate our intelligence!’ Catherine, Darawank.


“About time someone told us what’s really going on!” Darren, Tinonee.


“ … The Manning deserves the passion and commitment you bring to the recognition and preservation of its beauty and its history . . .”  Murray Gleeson.


“Now, more than ever, communities like the Manning need independent papers like yours to help liven debate and forge positive futures. Long may you publish.”  Robert, Nabiac.


“Thank you for the breath of fresh air in this new publication. It is heartening to read an honest and encouraging approach to improving the profile of our wonderful location.”  Louise, Caparra.


“Congratulations. A refreshing change from dumbed down, pappy articles!  I will be a regular reader.” Frances, Marlee


The paper is free to the community and staffed by volunteers. In order to keep informing and entertaining readers, advertising and donations will keep us alive.

BSB 032102   Account 007242 (The Manning Community News Pty Ltd.)



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  • Hi Di,

    Just wanted to say (after viewing last night’s Media Watch) that what you’re doing for your community is remarkable. I applaud your tenacity and generosity. Cheers, Angelo

  • Dear Di
    Saw the cover feature in the Weekend Oz magazine. Loved it. Bravo.Keep up the great work. Australia needs its local papers when so many have been closed down.

    Pittwater Life is surviving with its new owners too. Love Pam

  • Dear Di,
    I truly admire what you have done and continue to do!
    Provide the community with what we all need.
    A real news provider.
    I worked for The Australian Newspaper when I was in my early twenties. I loved news and journalism-I just never studied.
    I wish you much success in all your literary efforts.
    Best wishes,


  • Get the printed edition of the newspaer? My local coffee shop no longer has it. I am happy to pay and subscribe.

  • Hi Di – I have written an opinion piece about the government’s so-called gas-led recovery. (It is somewhat critical of the concept!) How do I email it to you please? I can’t find any email address on your website.

  • Hi Di
    Where can I get a copy of the Manning Community News please?- I live in Forster.
    September will be big month this year -Council elections- We need to be on our toes. We need more like Peter Epov.
    Good Luck and Regards
    John and Roslyn Brown

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