• Bring on those Autumn vibes

    After the long hot summer, there’s a welcome change in the air as we embrace Autumn on the MidCoast.

    We hope you find plenty of inspiration in this edition to make the most of our awesome Autumn.


  • Clean Up Australia Day

    You can clean up Australia any day but Sunday 3 March is a great excuse to get together with your community and help clean up together!

    Search a map of registered Clean Ups near you to find local events.


    Join a clean up near you 
  • Caravan safety workshop

    Whether you already own a caravan or you’re thinking of buying one, have you considered how the extra width, length and weight of a caravan impacts your car’s behaviour on the road?

    Join a free caravan safety workshop on March 8 in Taree to help you with important driver skills for safe towing.

    Register now 
  • International Women's Day at Forster library

    Help us celebrate International Women’s Day with local Circartus trainer and director, Jill Watkins, and contemporary printmaker and designer, Ali Haigh, as they talk about their professional art-making journeys. Then join us for light refreshments and the opportunity to meet and mingle.

    Image: Scott Calvin | Manning River Times

    Register now 
  • Bulky Waste Collection

    Bulky Waste Collection services the entire region from February to June. But before you run out and leave your unwanted waste on your curb make sure you double-check the advertised collection dates and details.

    Keep an eye out for an information brochure in your letter box or visit our website.

    Collection dates & details 
  • Latest exhibition at the Gallery

    Don’t miss the new exhibitions, Heather + Kate Dorrough LINEAGE and Julie Slavin with Cross-Currents, on show at the Manning Regional Art Gallery from 1 February to 23 March 2024.

    Find out more 
  • Re-imagine Waste library pop-ups

    Visit us at a library near you to learn more about recycling and pick up some free goodies! Plus, answer a few simple questions and you could WIN either an ONYA shopping bundle or a #UNTRASHY body bundle.

    Dates & locations 
Scrunch foil into a decent size ball and take a shot at the yellow bin.

Easter recylcing tip: You can always add to the foil ball until it gets big enough to go in the recycling bin as anything smaller than golf ball size cannot be recycled.


  • Youth Week 11 - 21 April

    Join us for a range of exciting events for people 12 - 24 years
    and best of all they’re free.
    • Workshops
    • Live performances
    • Arts Festival
  • Autumn school holiday 15 - 26 April

    For some indoor Autumn fun, our Libraries and Manning Regional Art Gallery teams have been busy creating a school holiday program with something for kids of all ages!

    From chilling out at a movie screening, to getting cosy doing craft, it’s a great way to keep the kids entertained these holidays.

    Head online from early April to find out what’s on and to book - hurry as places are limited and fill up fast!

  • Kate Miller-Heidke Catching Diamonds Tour

    Kate Miller-Heidke is an award-winning singer-songwriter who traverses the worlds of folk, pop, opera and musical theatre.

    She has performed on stages as varied as the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Coachella, the New York Metropolitan Opera, the Eurovision Song Contest, the Sydney Opera House, and the Roebuck Bay Hotel, Broome.

    Catch her at the MEC Friday 26 April - 7:30

    Book now