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Ukuleles, Buddhism and More with U3A

After running a limited program in Term 4 2020, the Manning Valley U3A is back in full swing in 2021. Classes in a range of subjects are underway, at low cost, mainly at the Manning Uniting Church, for people over 50. We are happy to be able to offer 23 courses this term, with some […]

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MAKING OUR TOWNS DESIRABLE

Wingham is getting a make-over. The most important thing we should remember is – Wingham is a HERITAGE town!  The tourist brochures and websites describe Wingham as –  “The oldest town in the beautiful Manning Valley, a lovely historic village on the banks of the Manning River. The village green  (correct expression, not Central Park) […]

LocalMoneyPolitics

MILKING OUR WATER

When the Government decided to merge Midcoast Water with MCC it was claimed that it would save the Midcoast Water some $2.4m per year mainly due to the merging of the backroom functions. Well the reality is that in the period from 01/07/2015 to 30/06/2019 the Administration costs have increased from $185.19 per property to […]

HealthLocalNotices

500 and still counting

500 may not seem like a large number to some but when Can Assist Manning Valley recently assisted the 500th family since inception 8 years ago members knew that they had reached a huge milestone.  Members can’t say that this is a cause for celebration because they would rather have no-one faced with the challenges […]

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Art in Wingham

The Wingham Art Group is better known as ‘Art and Soul’ because the group was created specifically for current and former members of Australia’s military services and emergency service personnel who are dealing with the stresses of job separation, PTSD, depression, or workplace injury. By offering the opportunity to help in a safe and supportive […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]