HealthLocalPeople

IS THERE HOPE FOR OUR HOSPITAL? OR NOT?

The flying visit to Taree of the Parliamentary Inquiry Into Health Outcomes and Access to Health and Hospital Services in Rural, Regional and Remote NSW – ie the deterioration and downgrading of Manning Base Hospital (with too frequently disastrous results), told most of us what we already knew – our hospital is a disaster. Over […]

LocalPolitics

NSW Audit Office Slams MCC

In a recently released Report by the NSW Audit Office on 27 May 2021, entitled “Report on Local Government 2020”,  MidCoast Council came in for considerable criticism for its reporting in the 2018/19  Financial Statements. The current Report updates the original Audited Reports issued to Councils back 2019, and rather embarrassingly slams MidCoast Council under […]

EnvironmentLocalPolitics

Wingham Brush Nature Reserve Vegetation Management

LETTER TO PAUL DeSZELL – Director Liveable Communities Yalawanyi Ganya, Taree. “This morning at 10:20, my wife and I were driving from our residence into town and noticed two Council vehicles parked near the Isabella Street entrance to the Wingham Brush Nature Reserve (closed due to flood damage) with a pole-chainsaw being used to cut […]

Local

THE STATE OF OUR ROADS – DOES COUNCIL CARE?

It seems the single most significant, constant frustration and concern to the overwhelming majority of MidCoast residents and ratepayers, is the state of our roads.  Whether you live on the “black snake” or have gravel, Council’s performance in maintaining roads, filling potholes, leveling the gravel, or even mowing the verges, is a constant running sore […]

LocalPolitics

2BOB’S MEET THE COUNCIL CANDIDATES

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 18, 2021 2BOB community radio station invites candidates for the Midcoast Council election to be held on Saturday September 4th to register for their “Meet the Candidates” evening.  This will be conducted in the Manning Entertainment Centre (MEC) on Wednesday, August 18, 2021.                      […]

Local

ALL THE FUN OF THE FAIR ON ELECTION DAY!

On September 4th  the day of the Council elections, 2BOB Radio is proud to present the Taree Envirofair & Cultural Festival 2021, and it promises to be the biggest Envirofair Taree has seen in its 29 year history. With thanks to Crown Lands -The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, a grant has been received […]

ArtLocal

MUSIC THEATRE ACROSS THE AGES

Bach to Bush The Bach to the Bush tour is designed to take the joyous music of JS Bach’s ‘Coffee Cantata’ to areas of regional NSW devastated by fires and drought. Covid-19 restrictions put a spoke in our wheel until finally our first staging took place at the small town of Bobin, near Wingham and the Manning Regional Gallery, […]

LocalNotices

BARRINGTON BE BLOWED!

A friend ran into a couple of visiting tourists …who looked rather lost and confused. Friend Greg asked could he help, and they asked, ‘Where’s Barrington Beach?’ He said, ‘Well, there isn’t one.’ ‘But they advertise the Barrington Coast…’ they commented, not unreasonably.  ‘Ask the Sydney consultants, mate. The rest of us live on the […]

Local

TWO PETITIONS HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED TO MIDCOAST COUNCIL FROM THE

The first was on a single issue: to oppose the plan to remove the established and thriving gardens, 22 water gums, 98 perpetually flowering grevilleas and more than 100 gardenia which flank the North and West side of Wingham’s Central Park. 43 years a resident and property owner of the Manning Valley, (25 years in […]

Local

THE STORY OF THE MANNING GREAT LAKES WOODWORKERS

All good stories start out with “Once upon a time….”, so here is a true story that started in the town of Taree, way back in 1993. Once upon a time a small group wanted to get together and form a club to enjoy the art of working with wood. Initially there were some problems […]

LocalNotices

MEDIA RELEASE

Manning Valley U3A offers many ‘Learning for Life’ courses Manning Valley University of the Third Age (U3A) is back in 2021 offering a range of courses and activities for the retired/semi-retired over 50 age group.  Our motto, ‘Learning for Life!’ sums up the rewards for being a part of Manning Valley U3A. These rewards include […]

Local

SAVE OUR TOWN! SPEAK UP!

This is a once in a century chance to establish a small heritage country town – Wingham – to its near former glory, as a small gem, trading on its heritage and history, by restoring and renovating remaining historic buildings and their setting.  And keeping new works in the same mode.  There are many thriving […]