Wingham Wrap

- The 2014 Group 3 pre-season competition began on the weekend, with the Tigers playing Taree City at Jack Neal Oval on Sunday afternoon.The Wingham Tigers beat Taree City with a final score of 26-20.

Under 18's were also victorious against Taree City with a score of 20-16.

- Crowds were bigger than expected for the 129th Wingham Show. Competitors came from far and wide to enjoy the best of country life and great weather. Cattle, dogs, horses, poultry and food were all on show and attendees were treated to some thrills with a demolition derby, fireworks, fun fair rides as well as woodchopping and whip cracking.

- Clr Peter Epov had a team of volunteers helping to collect signatures at the Wingham Show. He said he collected more than 1400 signatures for the petition for the better roads and bridges campaign.

Friday March 28

- THERE has been so much response to the creative partnership between Garden Grub Café and Forster Film Festival an additional day has been added to the Wingham showing.

The best of the Forster Film Festival short films will be shown at two special dinner and show events at Garden Grub Cafe on April 4 and April 11.

-   A LARGE branch fell from a tree at Tinonee Public School on Friday just as the cleaner was doing her rounds. The area was secured and roped off as students started arriving for the day. 

- FLOODED gum logs from Lansdowne State Forest were used for the woodchopping event at the Wingham Show. The first truck load of sustainable wood chop logs was delivered last week with more timber from the forest bound for Wauchope and Gloucester shows. The timber has been supplied under a new partnership between the Forestry Corporation of NSW and the Federation of NSW Axemens Association Inc.

-   We reported on former Wingham High student Prue Clarke receiving the Social Innovation Award at the 2014 Advance Global Australian Awards at the Sydney Opera House. Prue is an award-winning international journalist. 

- ORIGINAL Sin - Australia's premiere INXS tribute show paid homage to one of our country's most popular and successful bands, INXS at Club Taree on Friday.

- THE Sesquicentenary Committee has extended the celebrations of 150 Years of Public Education in Wingham by an extra day - the commemorations will now be held on Friday September 12, Saturday September 13 and Sunday September 14, 2014.

- STAFF of Wingham High School last week farewelled Food Tech teacher Pam Riall after 32 years on the job. A faculty morning tea was held as well as a surprise dinner with more than 40 people at The Bean Bar on Saturday evening.

- WINGHAM CWA said it supports the call to ban the sale of energy drinks to children.

More than 13,600 Country Women’s Association (CWA) of NSW members and supporters signed a petition presented to the House of Representatives on Friday calling for the ban on the sale of energy drinks to children under 18 years of age.