Wingham Wrap: May 17

Our last brekkie wrap for the week - we'll be back on Tuesday. Photo by Kev Ballard.

Photo taken by Kev Ballard in Wherrol Flat

Photo taken by Kev Ballard in Wherrol Flat

Cooking a record: Charismatic celebrity chef Jamie Oliver really was larger than life at Wingham High on Friday.  A cooking class hosted by Jamie was projected onto a large screen in the school and all year ten food tech students took part in the record breaking class. Wingham High was one of 150 schools worldwide picked to take part in the Guinness World Record for 'Most participants in a cookery lesson in 24 hours (multiple venues).' 

Awards: Wingham High School Ag Show Team "cleaned up" in the Wingham Beef Week award presentations on Friday. In warm, sunny conditions the students received award after award for their efforts over the previous four days that saw 220 students from across the State compete.

Bike ride: Nearly 300 riders including world 24 hour champion Jason English from Port Macquarie will contest the opening round of the Chocolate Foot Mountain Bike event on Sunday to be held at the Manning-Great Lakes Tip Riders track in the Kiwarrak Forest on Sunday.

Budget: Eight million dollars will "start to flow for the upgrade of the Bucketts Way in the Gloucester and Greater Taree City Council areas," according to federal member for Lyne, Dr David Gillespie. Dr Gillespie announced the long-awaited investment in the region as Manning Valley residents looked to the 2014 federal budget to see if it contained any windfalls for the Greater Taree area.

For a round-up of sport being played across the region see our Manning Weekend Sports Round-up