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  • GHOSTS OF DECISIONS MADE DECADES AGO NOW HAUNT COASTAL LANDSCAPES

    The potential disasters from the explosion of developments being pushed through on NSW coastal land that was frequently zoned decades ago, is
  • WE HAVE A NEW POSTAL ADDRESS . . . .

    Thanks to the erratic service at the Tinonee sub Post Office who gave us 4 days notice that they are closing down.
  • A SPECIAL HOUSE BREATHES AGAIN

    The minute I spotted a cat preening itself on the front step and a basket of petunias hanging outside the forlornly rundown
  • WHINGE OF THE WEEK

    The Tinonee subbranch Post Office closed with four days notice. Their service had been erratic, with closures at inconvenient times, even all
  • Apology

    On or about 2 July 2022, The Manning Community News published an Article concerning the MidCoast Council which made reference to the
  • DEVELOPMENTS… FOR BETTER OR WORSE?

    Sadly, like Sydney, it seems developers rule… The spreading cancer of suburbia across good farming land, ecological treasures, environmental necessities – such
  • SAME SHOW, NEW COUNTRY: HOW AUSTRALIA LED THE TV FORMAT TRADE

    It’s not uncommon, if you are back to travelling overseas, to flip on the television and see a local remake of a show you always thought of as American or
  • THE IMPLICATIONS OF THE UKRAINE CONFLICT FOR AUSTRALIAN RURAL HEALTH

    I never thought I would be talking about a war in Europe in the 21st century, I thought we had left that habit behind in the 20th century. February 24
  • NUTRITION NEWS

    What is nutrition? Put simply, it is the food and drink which we need to feed our cells and keep them functioning. From food and drink we get nutrients which
  • Speaking of the Manning Base Hospital. . .

    Yes indeed, the staff are under the pump for sure as so many have left due to many reasons. We know beds and staff from all services and medical specialities
  • DO OR DIE FOR MANNING BASE HOSPITAL!

    We have harped on in these pages for a year or more about the parlous state of Manning Base Hospital due to underfunding and lack of support from our former
  • WHY WRITERS WRITE

    When the gentle and private and highly respected author Kate Grenville marshalls a call to arms from among her author mates and colleagues about Climate Change, things are getting serious.
  • WHY? IS THE BIG QUESTION!

    Wendy Borchers Why has the ABC decided to abolish 75 jobs in its precious Archives and Libraries division: 58 permanent positions and 17 contractors, Australia-wide?  Why make the announcement now,
  • JOIN AUSTRALIA’S BIGGEST ANNUAL ONLINE BOOK CLUB TOGETHER WE READ

    Between September 6-20 Together We Read invites anyone with a library card to borrow Australian author Jacquie Byron’s novel Happy Hour, as an e-book or audiobook, and join Australia’s biggest
  • Painting the Light: A novel

    Ned Manning Broadcast Books  RRP $29.99 Ned Manning’s novel Painting the Light invokes an Australian past that starts on the eve of World War II and moves through the twentieth
  • On painting bricks white

    This is one of Charmian Clift’s essays ….while she supported the rights of women  and migrants ( this is back in the 1960s remember), called for social justice for Aboriginal
  • DI’S DIARY – The Book Tour and Talks

    It’s that time again. Book number 29 has been published – “The Night Tide”. It still feels as thrilling as when my first book was published. Some things have changed
  • Sneaky Little Revelations

    Selected Essays of Charmian Clift Edited by Nadia Wheatley NewSouth Rrp. $34.95 Charmian Clift is a timeless writer; her words resonate today as much as when they were written for
  • The Idea of Australia (A search for the soul of the Nation)

    Julianne Schultz Allen & Unwin 2022 RRP $34.99 John Watts I always cringe a little when I hear someone say that they are on a journey to: “find themselves”. I always
  • JUST WILLIAM TURNS 100!

    One hundred years ago, in May 1922, the first Just William book by Richmal Crompton was published. The daughter of a vicar, conservative and oh so English, her 385 stories

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  • Collectibles

    Antiques and Collectables

    Collect the past and invest for your future. A wonderful hobby that brings much enjoyment. I have been collecting for most of my adult life
  • Your say

    Your Say…

    Dear Editor, Recently I was unexpectedly admitted to the Manning Base Hospital. Having never been in hospital before, I write to support the hardworking

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