Wingham Wrap: Thursday's news in under five minutes

Thursday March 27

- A work for the dole crew was at Wingham Showgrounds painting and repairing infrastructure in preparation for the Wingham Show. Organisers of the show said the crews have worked hard and they are amazed at how much work they have managed to achieve.

- Cr Peter Epov and wife Helen have been visiting host outlets in Wingham to conduct an audit of the petitions for the 'Target 10,000' campaign for better roads and bridges in the Manning Valley. Clr Epov said he is really happy with the level of support so far and is very confident the campaign will reach its target of 10,000 signatures in 21 days.

- GTCC announced the Australian National Maritime Museum this week undertook a survey of the wreck of the paddle steamer, the PS Manning. A Maritime Archaeologist undertook the survey as well as visiting other historical sites including Wingham Wharf.

- After we posted a photo of Daisy the cow on our Facebook page, we found out she is used to promote the Manning Valley produced Farmer’s Own Milk. Daisy has just been to Sydney to help promote the local brand at a Woolworth’s store manager’s conference with farmer Tim Bale.

- A popular area for student’s to play at Wingham Public School is still closed after storm damage brought down large tree branches on Sunday March 16. The school is waiting for an Arborist to assess the trees.

- Federal Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie has taken part in a promotion of Australia’s meat industries at Parliament House in Canberra.

- Police appealed for information after several students were approached by man at a primary school in Taree.