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6 September, Nelson Bay
dougkSun, 28/08/2016 - 9:55pm

We have heaps of fancy communications technology and a range of social media apps at our finger tips - but how often do we really connect with those we care about: our family, our friends and neighbours?

September 8 is R U OK Day. Asking the simple question "Are you okay?" and then taking time to listen to the answer is a great place to start. It can help those who may be struggling with life, to feel connected.

In the lead up to R U OK Day, our State MP, Kate Washington is hosting a public...

Annie44Sun, 21/08/2016 - 2:07pm

Join the YESS Committee for a good old Aussie Bush Lunch on Saturday 27 August commencing 12pm at the Community Hall.

Adult ticket $10.00 or Family ticket $25.00.

Great entertainment by bush poet Bob Bush and Adam Price from Blue Water Cowboys.

Lunch is traditional Aussie fare - pie & peas, sausage rolls, roast beef and gravy sandwiches, baked potatoes, apple pie with ice cream.

Tea, coffee and soft drink included (or BYO...

New MidCoast directors
dougkThu, 21/07/2016 - 4:20pm
New Mid Coast directors

This week saw the announcement of the appointment of four directors to the MidCoast Council's management team. Each of the three directors from the old Great Lakes Council have now been appointed as directors of the new Council.

Ron Hartley - previously Director of Engineering Services with Great Lakes becomes Director of Engineering and Infrastructure . This role will include responsibility for all of the civil infrastructure such as roads, drainage, flooding, coastal processes and technical engineering advice.

Lisa Schiff maintains her previous Great Lakes role and title of Director of Planning and Natural Systems.


A digital collectiondougkSun, 10/07/2016 - 12:38pm

Only four weeks to go to Australia's first digital census. No, it is not really a count of our fingers and toes! The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has moved the census to online collection to reduce costs and because it is more environmentally friendly. There will be massive data-entry savings compared to the last census. Our fingers will be doing the work.

In the first week of August we should receive a letter from the ABS, addressed ‘To the Resident’. This letter will include your household’s unique Census Login and instructions on how to complete the Census online....

tonyhSun, 12/06/2016 - 10:43am

Jim Pegram - 1936 to 2016

"I can see clearly now the rain is gone

I can see all obstacles in my way

Gone are the dark clouds that had me down

It's gonna be a bright bright sunhinin' day."

These are the words of the Jimmy Cliff song that played out at the finale of Jim Pegram's funeral which was held the Newcastle Memorial Park last Friday.

James Arthur Pegram was born on the 30th August 1936. His son Grant told us...


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