Drainage issues on the agenda for Pindimar Bundabah residents

Pindimar Bundabah drainage issues

Overall maintenance and public works requests for the Pindimar area to Great Lakes Council (GLC) appear to have fallen on deaf ears despite several calls, according to members from the Pindimar – Bundabah Community Association Inc (PBCA) Works Committee. Some requests for even the simplest of tasks appear to have been given a low priority according… click for more

Karuah girl Brooke Aldis is one of thousands heading to Uni this week

Brooke Aldis

Karuah local Brooke Aldis, will join thousands of students starting university this week with formal lectures and tutorials commencing at Universities across the state. Enrolled in a Bachelor of Accounting at the University of New England, Brooke is hoping her three year degree will lead to an internship in accountancy. Brooke, who recently moved into… click for more

Gonski program from Myall Region of schools

Ms Giulia Fortunaso from Tea Gardens and Mrs Karen Sullivan from Bulahdelah sign up for Gonski with the assistance of NSW Teachers Federation Councillor Mrs Vanessa Shultz

NSW Teachers Federation is continuing to pressure the Federal Government to uphold its commitment to Gonski School funding with a National Sign-Up Campaign last week. Figures from NSW Teacher’s Federation show under the Gonski program, a combined total in excess of 4.3 million dollars in additional funding has been allocated to Tea Gardens, Karuah and… click for more

Great Lakes Young Citizen 2016, Ruby Keys talks to News Of The Area

Ruby Keys

Great Lakes Young Citizen of the Year Ruby Keys, traveled to Sydney last week to continue her work with the homeless, a passion which earned her this year’s honour. Loaded with bags of food, the Pindimar teenager hit the streets to assist those in need. Ruby’s work with the homeless began when she was 14, after… click for more

Bass Bash at Bulahdelah 2016 saw large numbers of anglers

Jarrod Baxter Bailey Shultz and Scott Smith winners of the junior biggest mullet.

The Bulahdelah Bass Bash was held last weekend with perfect conditions on the Myall River. The event attracted over 200 competitors aged from six to 85, with the common goal of reeling in the biggest Bass. With a competition area stretching from Bombah Point to Tamboy and Nerong, there was no shortage of vantage points on… click for more

Myall Way, Tea Gardens, congested discussion over intersection

Tea Gardens traffic coming off Myall Way

Following on from the story in last week’s News Of The Area regarding a petition to bring about an important safety change to the design structure of the ’T’ intersection at Myall Way and Myall Quays Boulevarde, reporter Rebekka Cunningham spoke with Councillor Len Roberts from the Great Lakes Council for further comment. “The Progress Association… click for more

Myall Masters Swimming men’s and ladies teams win at home

Michael Rose, Brad Jensen, Peter Kellaway and Leon Bobako.

Myall Masters Swimming Club hosted their third extremely successful Swim Meet on Saturday, 8 February at the Tea Gardens Pool. The Meet attracted 22 Clubs from across the State and a Victorian club was represented. Approximately 160 swimmers and their supporters enjoyed perfect weather, crystal clear pool clarity and manicured lawns, competitive swimming events, genuine hospitality… click for more

Kate Washington interjects when Hawks Nest business is denied OPAL card machine

Kate Washington MP

The Minister for Transport, Andrew Constance, has shocked a Hawks Nest business owner by admitting that the Government does not have enough OPAL Card retail machines to supply regional areas. Mr Hugo Elstermann, the owner of the Hawks Nest Newsagency, turned to local MP Kate Washington to help discover why local businesses were being denied the… click for more