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BE QUICK TO CATCH MATT!

“Dis ‘n Dat” is 2BOB Taree’s radio’s program appealing to anyone with a disability, physical, mental or  emotional. It is produced and presented by wheelchair user Matt Earley. Matt is employed by 2BOB thanks to funding from the Community Broadcasting Foundation in a special program designed to reach out to those living with a disability. […]

ArtLocalNotices

CALLING GLOUCESTER ARTISTS

GACCI is pleased to offer COMMUNITY ART CLASSES in Gloucester to be tutored by local artist Karen McPhee.  Classes will accommodate artists of all abilities from beginners to advanced to create art in an informal and friendly environment. Three hour classes will be held over a nine week period and will cover various approaches to […]

HealthLocalPeople

A LITTLE RAY OF SUNSHINE AND TWO MUMS

One of the greatest gifts in life is that of becoming a mother. Nothing compares to the moment when your newborn child is placed in your arms for the very first time.  But it’s not a gift guaranteed to every woman. The act of falling pregnant, growing a baby inside the womb, and delivering him […]

Local

COUNCIL PRIORITIES?

We have been contacted by concerned ratepayers at the on going disastrous state of our roads, the rain hasn’t helped of course, but all over the place are very dangerous spots which haven’t been repaired in weeks or months.  The Brushy Cutting Lookout on the way to Wingham from Mondrook has had locals concerned for […]

EnvironmentLocalPolitics

DEATH OF A TREE… AGAIN

The brutal amputation to kill a wonderful old rainforest tree, carefully planted and landscaped by a forbear of Wingham at least 70 years ago, which was reduced to a stump is tragic to see.   Yet again some of Council’s “rip ‘em up Joe” team of grave trashers and killers of cypress trees at the […]

Local

DEATH OF AN ICON

Mergers occur in the water industry and to some extent in local government, but it is rare to see reports on the impact of such events.  There is only minimal assessment of the aftermath of such reform to assess if the impacts and efficiency gains promised, have in fact resulted.   A Sorry Saga MidCoast […]

EnvironmentLocal

GENTLE SOUNDS AND SIGHTS THAT MAKE US SMILE

…. the chirp of a newborn bird…. the flutter of a first flight A pair of Red WattleBirds made a nest in a hanging basket of geraniums outside my office door.   We had wondered why the pair were hanging about, then I spotted Mum’s tail as she hunkered down in a neat little nest. […]

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A FOWL-ED MESS AGAIN.

Memo to Councillor Troy Fowler:  In the Council meeting on Zoom November 18 2020 you yet again made a false accusation against this paper concerning the draft financial statement saying that “the local Manning Community News is telling the public that 33 million dollars was missing…. if so the auditor didn’t see it as he […]

HistoryLocal

A CHRISTMAS ON THE WALLAMBA : THEY WERE THE DAYS!

Christmas was such an exciting time. We were accustomed to making our own fun, a toy was indeed the culmination of best behaviour.  Celluloid dolls, matchbox cars, all too often new school shoes, pencils and an occasional red string bag of unshelled peanuts. A few days before Christmas Santa would visit the Darawank Dance Hall […]

Local

Time Out For Mum

This loving mother and her baby took a rest in the banksia tree in the editor’s front garden.Baby soon explored the birds’ feeder and the hanging orchids while mother took a well earned rest!  Related PostsCongratulationsYour say - Wingham the Heritage TownThe Bird Way

EnvironmentLocal

KOALA CATASTROPHE!

We face losing the last koalas to developers. . . on our watch, on our doorstep.  The few remaining Koalas in NSW, far from being treasured and protected, are facing a full on disaster to their ability to thrive, given the watering down and manipulation of our environmental laws and the 2020 Koala SEPP, which […]