Our weekend wrap of the latest local news and what's on.
Footpaths: It's a green light from Greater Taree City Council for businesses in Victoria, Pulteney, Albert and Macquarie Streets in Taree to bring their shop to the street. From September 1 businesses will be able to use the footpath in a six-month trial to try to boost retail and community activity in the central business district.
Horse expo: The inaugural Manning Valley Horse Health and Management Expo will be held at the Wingham Showgrounds in November. This expo will give horse owners, trainers, managers and breeders opportunities to hear, participate and experience the most up to date information on managing horse health and the land.
Rotary car boot: A monthly Rotary Car Boot Sale has been approved at the Wingham Showgrounds. The car boot sale will be held on the first Saturday of the month at the same time at the Wingham Farmers Market.
Books in Wingham: Work continues on the Isabella Street shop for re-locating store Manning Valley Books - the shelves have now gone in ahead of the August move.
Weekend sport preview: Wingham Rugby League Club is looking forward to a big weekend. On Saturday the Tigers host Old Bar in what will be a crucial game in Group Three Rugby League. Old Bar currently sits in third place, with Wingham two points behind in fourth.
Choral magic: The Manning Valley Choral Society (MVCS) is extending its Manning Winter Festival inspired 'Magical Mystery Tour' to the highways and byways of our region. Commencing on July 19, MVCS will perform first at Killabakh Hall.
Tinonee Hall: Federal member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie will officially open the Tinonee Memorial School of Arts Hall upgrade on Saturday at 3pm.
A day for Dawby: On Sunday a bowls day will be held at the Wingham Bowling Club to assist Graeme 'Dawby' Berriman who has been fighting cancer. This will kick off at 9am with a barbecue breakfast. In the afternoon there'll be raffles and an auction.
Taree Hub Markets are on Saturday 8am-12noon at Taree Showgrounds.
Krambach markets are on this Sunday from 9am - 1pm at the School of Arts, Bucketts Way, Krambach.