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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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“Why I Opposed the MCC Budget!”

At the April Meeting of MidCoast Council, Councillor Peter Epov attempted to express his concerns about Council’s Delivery Program, Operational Plan and the 2021/22 ‘Draft’ Budget and was the only Councillor to vote against the Budget going on public exhibition. Many in the community we were appalled at the treatment towards Councillor Epov in that […]

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TAREE ROTARY BACKING BOYS OF THE FUTURE

Patrick Guthridge Is 17 years old, and is School Captain at St. Clare’s High School, Taree. His two close friends, WenYuan LimSchneider and Nathan Smith also attend St Clare’s and the three of them were supported by Taree Rotary to participate in the National Youth Science Forum. This is a program for Year 12 students […]

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MCC GM Re-appointed!

At the MidCoast Council Meeting of 24 March, after only being in the position for 2 years and 9 months, General Manager, Adrian Panuccio, was re-appointed for a five year term commencing from 29 March 2021, with a salary package increase to $430,000.  Not a bad increase from his starting salary package of $350,000. One […]

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MY CHILDHOOD WONDERLAND!

The old goods shed at WIngham station was managed by my grandfather, Jack Revitt. As a small girl I walked across the road with a billycan of hot morning tea and Arnotts biscuits for Poppy. Then I’d spend hours playing in the shed which seemed HUGE to me. Sometimes rats had eaten a corner of […]

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ANNIE ROSE ACADEMY OF DANCE WINS AT TAREE EISTEDDFOD

In 1978 Kate Cheney won the Baby Dance Solo at the Taree Eisteddfod under the tutelage of her mother Bev Williamson (formerly Kyne).  Now over 40 years on Kate together with her mother Bev (principal of the academy) entered their dancers into the Allcomers Section of the dance section of the Taree Eisteddfod and were […]