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COUNCIL AND THE BIGHT CEMETERY – THE GHOSTS THAT WALK

And so the secretive shambles of the tragic desecration of the Bight Cemetery near Wingham, where approximately 65 headstones were “laid down “ ( ie trashed)  by Council workers on July19  2019, staggers on laboriously, with families unappeased and damaged heritage headstones deteriorating. Families, hurt and angry, are despairing and disappointed that Council hasn’t lived […]

LocalPeople

IT’S TIME TO OWN UP

As we recover from the economic impact and isolation imposed by COVID, Caroline Baum, the Ambassador for OWN – The Older Women’s Network in NSW – hopes women will find new ways to connect in the Manning Valley and surrounds. New data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics released  recently  confirms what many have suspected […]

Local

Learning for Life: THE MANNING VALLEY U3A

For anyone over 50, semi-retired or retired, the U3A (University of the Third Age) is a great way to keep busy, meet others, learn new skills and exercise the brain and the body.  With low fees and membership rates, courses offer connections with hundreds of other local people who are keeping active and connected with […]

LocalPeopleSport

BEV’S BACK DANCING!

Bev Williamson from Annie Rose Academy of Dance returns after a three year absence to Blackhead Surf Club with her daughter Kate, to conduct “movement to music classes for mature dancers”. Says Bev, ‘It’s very important to keep moving, especially when you are getting older.  Dancing is not only good for the body, it can […]

Local

CAFÉ SOCIETY… TINONEE STYLE!!

Meet Mitch Spiteri . . the friendly foodie drawing customers to his tiny takeaway Country Café in Tinonee.  After the loss of Tinonee’s Memories Café, this compact takeaway is proving to be a big drawcard with locals and passers by as word of mouth spreads about the interesting and generous meals, salads and shakes.  Mitch […]

LocalNotices

WHERE TO GO THIS WEEKEND – LOCAL MARKETS!

Everyone loves a good market. It could be your home town’s monthly event full of hats, diabetic-friendly cakes and secondhand books – or perhaps the monthly farmers market – chockers with fresh produce from the local region.  In mid-2020 many of our favourite markets were put on hold, breaking our poor little collective hearts and […]

LocalPolitics

NO GREENING AND NATS ON THE NOSE – WE’RE IN

As if there wasn’t enough bad news around, Council has put on hold a greening strategy for our electorate unlike so many smarter councils, and our koalas are, it seems to the National Party, standing in the way of “progress” while our fearless leader is hell-bent on re-purposing federally funded agencies away from renewables to […]

HealthLocal

AN ACHING HEART SPEAKS OUT TO HELP OTHERS

A personal tragedy affecting two women, and possibly many others, has led them to bravely speak out on TV in the hope no one else loses a loved one unnecessarily in our rural hospitals.  For those of us who observe and comment on the world around us, the horror of having a loved one become […]

HealthLocal

Suzie’s Story

If you can help go to the following links. Many thankshelp4suzie@outlook.comGOFUNDMEhttps://www.gofundme.com/f/a-helping-hand-for-the-greenham-family?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link_all&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet

LocalPolitics

$33 MILLION? WHO’S COUNTING?

We are. For the third year running MidCoast Council has again struggled to complete its end of year Financial Statements on time.  At the 9 September Council Meeting the Corporate Services Division authorised by Director Steve Embry, presented the 2019/20 ‘Draft’ Financial Statements to Council to sign off on for Audit by the NSW Auditor […]

LocalPolitics

Memo to MidCoast Councillor Troy Fowler –

I know you rarely stand up and speak in Council, but after hearing you stumble through a question in the last Council Meeting querying the correct figures of the Council’s ‘Draft’ Financial Statements for audit by the NSW Auditor General as reported in this newspaper, go and look on Council’s website where we found them. […]

EnvironmentLocal

MEET EVIE… A VOICE FOR THE FUTURE. (LOOK OUT GRETA!)

This is a speech Taree student Evie Wood McGuire gave at a recent climate change rally.  “My name is Evie Wood McGuire, I am 12 years old and I am speaking on behalf of the people of tomorrow, the people who will have to live on an exhausted planet.  Despite climate change becoming more obvious […]