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I couldn’t agree more with the plea to save our town of Wingham eloquently and passionately expressed by Di Morrissey in The Manning Community News. For a long time I and many of my friends have watched in dismay as many of the beautiful  characteristics of our wonderfully unique town of Wingham have been slowly […]

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Dear Editor,  Preserving heritage is not just about respecting the past. It has the potential to generate significant economic spin-offs. Bellingen and Bangalow are shining lights of what is possible when you recognise shopping malls are not what attracts tourists.  Wingham can be a vibrant town built on heritage, or another soulless country town frozen […]

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Dear Editor, A recent visit to Harrington opened my eyes to The Manning Community Newswhen I picked up the May edition.  I was drawn particularly to the fourth column, front page, Editorial. News of your endeavours in establishing an independent regional voice has had exposure in mainstream media yet the apparent stifling of that voice is little […]

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Dear Editor, Recently I was unexpectedly admitted to the Manning Base Hospital. Having never been in hospital before, I write to support the hardworking nurses.    During my week in hospital I have nothing but praise for their efforts.  Thier working conditions are trying at best and near impossible at worst. Each nurse has at […]

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To The Editor, re Planning Proposal Erricson Lane, Taree. In 2016 a Draft Area Plan was presented to Greater Taree City Council, which did not have a realistic chance to approve or amend it or do anything else with it as GTCC was placed in Administration that year. Midcoast Council has sat on its hands […]

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I am a rate payer and lived in this lovely area for over forty years, and have seen many changes to our roads. I left school at fifteen and my third job at sixteen was in the building industry, civil engineering and road construction. I have driven on many different roads and surfaces in my travels. […]

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Dear Editor. Re: The Year Ahead…Take A Deep Breath. Having read your article and the future of living/housing/sharing our country environment, I have to say that Councils have been slow to adapt to the concept of Eco Villages. Lower cost housing is needed, particularly for seniors. A rental model is particularly attractive to those approaching […]

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Dear Editor, Every month I look forward to picking up the current edition of the wonderful Manning Community News! I have read every issue of this wonderful paper since day one five or six years ago, and this one is a real eye opener, with many interesting articles about happenings in this wonderful part of […]

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Dear Editor, I’d like to share a big pat on the back to FOODWORKS Hallidays Point! During this bleak time of Covid-19, Colin and his crew have been a solid ray of sunshine: from the start they firmly organised us into the sensible spacing and hand-sanitising routines, when some supplies were short for awhile they […]

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CHANGES TO THE FAMILY COURT?  Dear Editor, In recent press there has been substantial criticism of the Family Court.  The criticism is not unexpected.  Prior to the introduction of the Family Courts Act in the early 70’s, NSW had the Maintenance Act and regularly solicitors would attend what was then Petty Sessions, now Local Court, […]

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HEARTFELT THANKS TO MANNING BASE Letter to the Editor My son died in the Manning Base Hospital following a very short battle with terminal Cancer (one month from diagnosis) in March this year.  He was forty years of age. By way of my background, I am a retired Ambulance Paramedic having worked in both Sydney, […]