About us

Di Morrissey

This is the monthly newspaper that has captured local hearts and minds and reached a thinking, achieving audience who wanted a fresh and in depth perspective of events, people and places in the Manning Valley and the wider world.

Its editor and instigator is former journalist, now author, Di Morrissey, who was born in Wingham and now resides in the valley.  Comments, ideas and feedback are welcome.


“At last! A newspaper that doesn’t underestimate our intelligence!’ Catherine, Darawank.


“About time someone told us what’s really going on!” Darren, Tinonee.


“ … The Manning deserves the passion and commitment you bring to the recognition and preservation of its beauty and its history . . .”  Murray Gleeson.


“Now, more than ever, communities like the Manning need independent papers like yours to help liven debate and forge positive futures. Long may you publish.”  Robert, Nabiac.


“Thank you for the breath of fresh air in this new publication. It is heartening to read an honest and encouraging approach to improving the profile of our wonderful location.”  Louise, Caparra.


“Congratulations. A refreshing change from dumbed down, pappy articles!  I will be a regular reader.” Frances, Marlee


The paper is free to the community and staffed by volunteers. In order to keep informing and entertaining readers, advertising and donations will keep us alive.

BSB 032102   Account 007242 (The Manning Community News Pty Ltd.)




  • Until I saw 60 minutes last night I didn’t know your paper existed,I’m so glad that I have found it.

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