Wingham Wrap: midweek

Tinonee sunset by Eden Bates
Tinonee sunset by Eden Bates

Our mid-week wrap of the latest local news

New clinic: Guide Dogs NSW/ACT has joined forces with Wingham Eyecare to launch a new Low Vision Clinic for Manning residents having trouble with everyday things like reading, hobbies or getting around because of vision loss from eye conditions like macular degeneration, glaucoma and stroke.

Akoostik: Some of the best local songwriters will bring their talents to the Manning Entertainment Centre tomorrow (Thursday August 14) for a one-off, intimate event presented by the Wingham Akoostik Festival.

Akoostik presents North Coast Songwriters is a unique opportunity to see some of the north coast’s most successful performers all in one night, and with tickets priced at just $10 the event is expected to be a sell-out.

Memories: Results of a survey sent to past Wingham High School principals and captains has  helped paint a clearer picture of the benefits of attending the school. 

The survey was undertaken as part of the 150 years celebration of public education and also asked participants about their favourite memories from their time as a student or working at the school.

Angry: Gloucester Shire Council has called on the State government to retrospectively introduce a 2km setback for coal seam gas wells in the valley following the decision to approve AGL’s Waukivory Pilot Program.

Resources Minister Anthony Roberts approved AGL’s plans to frack four coal seam gas wells at Gloucester last Wednesday, along with a renewal of AGL’s Gloucester Petroleum Exploration Licence (PEL) 285 for six years.

Council said it was ‘frustrated and angry’ the Minister had renewed the licence and approved fracking in the valley.

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