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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 […]

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WINTER AT U3A

Manning Valley University of the Third Age (U3A) is back in 2021 offering more courses and activities for the retired/semi-retired over 50 age group.  Right now, we are in the midst of our term two program bringing delight to hundreds of members old and new. Twenty-two courses cover a range of subjects at low cost, […]

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WATER WATER EVERYWHERE… BUT SOON NOT A DROP TO DRINK??

Do we need to hit the pause button to rethink where our local future is headed? Sometimes we see splashy local newspaper articles about new developments to “enhance our area, attract new families” to move here.  And if you look more carefully you may find in the classified section or back pages, or buried on […]

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WE GET NO SAY IN WHO’S OUR MAYOR!

The NSW Electoral Commission has recently commenced publishing information regarding the Local Government Elections scheduled for 4 September 2021, and a key feature is that there will be no popularly elected Mayor at MidCoast Council.  The proclamation which created the amalgamated MidCoast Council stipulated that for the “first election” the Mayor would be elected by […]

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WINGHAM BEAUTIFICATION FEEDBACK

Brushy Cutting, the lookout at The Bight is a popular scenic spot for visitors to the Manning.  Not everyone seems too thrilled with the plans to “beautify” Wingham! Most concern is for the heart of the town – the Village Green, to use it’s formal original name rather than the common Central Park. Locals don’t […]

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WHAT A GREAT VIEW!

Brushy Cutting, the lookout at The Bight is a popular scenic spot for visitors to the Manning.  Despite calls to the Police and Council, an abandoned (stolen?)  car at the lookout has seen out its days in full view over many weeks. We are told that the car was apparently registered and had third party […]

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WINGHAM PET MOTEL GETS A BIG BARK OF APPROVAL

One of the traumas of travelling is leaving beloved pets behind.  But Wingham Canine Lodge and Pet Motel gets a five paw rating. BOARDING Cats have the choice of an apartment in the cattery overlooking the 100 acres, or a bedroom with air con in the granny flat.  Selected dogs can stay in Ros and […]

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Councillor Jan McWilliams Bows Out

Former Great Lakes Mayor, MidCoast Councillor and Tuncurry resident Jan McWilliams has announced she is retiring from MidCoast Council after 26 years of public service. ‘It’s time,’ she says. ‘I’d like to thank my General Managers over the years -Gerry McDonagh, Keith O’Leary and Glenn Handford , along with former Great Lakes Mayor John Chadban […]