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Port Macquarie Independent

Community makeover worth $20,000 up for grabs

It’s time to give our community projects a well deserved lift and it’s all thanks to the generosity of a local Club. Port Macquarie Panthers...

My Word: by Laurie barber

Years ago, I saw a news item about a homeless man who had found a way of getting some cheap food. He would look up...

Program part of healing for breast cancer survivors

An enriching program to help in the healing process for women overcoming breast cancer is being held in Port Macquarie from February 22. The YWCA...

Get bowling for a cause

Port City Bowling Club and Westpac are teaming up to raise money to help out with the flood disaster. "We have all seen and been...

Local Clubs dominate at Championships

Report: Mel Cockshutt of Port Macquarie Surf Life Saving Club A record number of competitors (approximately 2000) lined up for the 2011 Stramit Country Surf...

Justin’s under the pump to help out flood victims

Locals are pumping away to help out the flood victims in Queensland - literally. Last week resident Justin Loveday travelled to Brisbane to help pump...

Arts’ hub vision surprises

Local businesses were amongst the first to hear Glasshouse Manager Joe Conneely speak of his vision and priorities for 2011 and beyond. Mr Conneely was...

Festival a true blue cultural hit

Thousands turned out at Westport Park yesterday, Australia Day, to celebrate our cultural roots at Port Macquarie’s inaugural 2011 Saltwater Freshwater Festival event. The much...

Grape expectations go under for winery

The flood devastation that has wreaked havoc in Queensland, and more recently Victoria, has also hit close to home, with prominent local businessman John...

Soldier of the soul awarded OAM

Charles Edward Lloyd-Jones of Port Macquarie may be 85, but he soldiers on with the best of them — and then some. The charismatic, yet...

Taking a bow

Life was but a stage for Port Macquarie’s Terence Taylor Gould. Terry, as he was known, a pioneer of theatrical arts in the region, passed...

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