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  • 07 Dec 2017 8:30 PM | Lisa McPherson (Administrator)

    Bain Park Wauchope will be home to Wauchope’s first Town Christmas Tree this year. The tree located near the mural wall will be dressed in the coming days with the official ‘lighting of the tree’ set for the evening of Saturday 9th December as the finale of the Wauchope and Hinterland Community Christmas in Bain Park celebrations, presented by Holiday Coast Credit Union.

    The Wauchope Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc are delighted to announce the “Lighting of the Tree” as a new addition to the night. The tree will stay lit until after Christmas night giving all a chance to enjoy it. Wauchope is known as a destination for great Christmas lights and the tree will be another stop on the map.

    Thanks go to many Wauchope businesses and groups who have sponsored the Christmas celebrations and made the tree a reality; these include Holiday Coast Credit Union, Bundaleer Care Services, North Coast TAFE, A1 Auto Parts, Hastings Co-op, Presbyterian Church, Curly's Café, Waterman's Café, Elements of Design, Party Professionals, Expressway Spares, Wauchope Gazette, Head AV, Harcourts, Valley Guitar, Mount Seaview Water and Red Shed Hire. Special mention to Chris Bowser, MNC Tree Services and Abstract Plastics for their assistance with dressing the tree and Port Macquarie Hastings Council to approve the works.

    The evening offers stalls and children’s activities from 5pm and entertainment on stage from 6pm.

    Local performers will join us on the night and Sing Australia Wauchope accompanied by the Hastings Municipal Band will lead the carols. Visitors and locals are invited to come along with your rug or chair and sing along. There is plenty to do for the kids with face painting, jumping castles, cookie decorating and of course a picture with Santa.

    For more information go to www.visitwauchope.com.au/Wauchope-Christmas or visit the Wauchope Chamber of Commerce Facebook page.


  • 27 Nov 2017 12:07 PM | Lisa McPherson (Administrator)

    The Wauchope Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc are delighted to announce the 7th Wauchope and Hinterland Community Christmas in Bain Park will kick off from 5pm on Saturday 9th December 2017 in Bain Park Wauchope, proudly presented by Holiday Coast Credit Union. 

    The Holiday Coast Credit Union have continued their support as the Major Sponsor along with several other local businesses including Bundaleer Care Services, North Coast TAFE, Hastings Coop, Wauchope Gazette, Party Professionals and Head AVPort Macquarie Hastings Council Community grants are a great contributor to this iconic annual event.

    “Holiday Coast Credit Union having just celebrated 50 years of serving the Wauchope and broader Hastings community is proud to again be the Major Sponsor for the Wauchope Community Christmas celebrations in Bain Park on Saturday 9 December 2017. It is very appropriate that a home-grown business is the major sponsor and we are delighted to do so.” said Neville Parsons CEO Holiday Coast Credit Union.

    The evening offers stalls and children’s activities from 5pm and entertainment on stage from 6pm.

    Local performers will join us on the night and Sing Australia Wauchope and Community Choir accompanied by the Hastings Municipal Band will lead the carols. Visitors and locals are invited to come along with your rug or chair and sing along. There is plenty to do for the kids with face painting, jumping castles, cookie decorating and of course a picture with Santa.

    For more information go to www.visitwauchope.com.au/Wauchope-Christmas or visit the Wauchope Chamber of Commerce Facebook page. 

  • 17 Nov 2017 8:44 PM | Lisa McPherson (Administrator)

    The Wauchope Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc are beyond excited that the 2017 Moto Fest Wauchope is on tomorrow, Sat 18th November at the Wauchope Showground. 

    The work of the wonderful people on the Motorcycle Friendly Wauchope Committee, a sub-committee of the Chamber, are to be commended on the tireless efforts to bring the Moto Fest event about.  A Special mention goes out to Jenny Pursehouse, Coordinator of the sub-committee and the Moto Fest event for her contributions.

    Moto Fest celebrates the one year Anniversary of the announcement of Wauchope as a Motorcycle Friendly Town, and what a great job the Wauchope community and local business have done in welcoming riders.

    Thank you to the many volunteers and Sponsors of the event for your support as we take another step in making Wauchope THE destination for motorcyclists.

    The Chamber hopes all have a fantastic day enjoying Moto Fest tomorrow. The event is family friendly so grab the family and friends and head on down!

    For more information head to to www.motofest.com.au  


  • 01 Nov 2017 7:32 PM | Lisa McPherson (Administrator)

    The Wauchope Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc Annual General Meeting was held on Monday 30th October at the Wauchope RSL Club.

    The AGM was proceeded by a fun 'Interview with the Mayor' with many laughs around the room and a few more serious local issues covered. 

    So what was the Mayor's first job? She was a Medical receptionist in a doctor's office based in Sydney. Mayor Pinson had a number of insights to share including concepts of "Love it or leave it", "When things aren't right let it go" and don't be afraid to use your voice on issues you are passionate about. She also shared her enthusiasm for the promising future for the Wauchope and surrounding areas.

    AGM Matters: 

    All Executive positions were declared vacant on the night by the Returning Officer Kellon Beard. Eight Executive positions were elected as follows:

    • President: Gary Rainbow 
    • Vice President/ Secretary: Lisa McPherson
    • Treasurer Ann Pereira
    • Committee Member: Terry White
    • Committee Member: Janette Rainbow 
    • Committee Member: Kylie Hackney 
    • Committee Member: Robyn Flanagan   
    • Committee Member: Vacancy
    The Meeting shared an update on local happenings including MotoFest, Wauchope Community Christmas in Bain Park, Creative Wauchope and the upcoming Wauchope to Kempsey Rail Centenary & Bridges and Viaducts Celebrations due to happen in Wauchope later this year.




    Images courtesy of the Wauchope Gazette
  • 01 Nov 2017 6:51 PM | Lisa McPherson (Administrator)

    It is with great appreciation the Wauchope Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc today accepted a Community grant from Port Macquarie - Hastings Council for the Wauchope and Hinterland Community Christmas in Bain Park which will be held on Saturday 9th December 2017 from 5pm.

    2017 marks the 7th year of this annual community event and each year has seen increased participation by locals and visitors alike. The grant goes a long way to assist with the event basics including the stage, sound and lighting, activities, promotion, signage and more.

    The Wauchope and Hinterland Community Christmas in Bain Park is now inviting  entertainers, community groups, schools and stall enquiries. More information can be found on the Chamber website here.

    Bring the family, friends, a rug or chair and enjoy a night out celebrating the festive Spirit with your fellow community members. Everyone is welcome and the event is very child friendly! 

    Be sure to click you are 'going' on the Facebook  Event Page to receive updates.

    Image: Lisa McPherson. Wauchope Chamber Vice President and Mayor Peta Pinson

  • 25 Sep 2017 10:04 PM | Lisa McPherson (Administrator)

    The September Wauchope Chamber gathering was held at the Fire & Rescue NSW Wauchope Firehouse on Campbell and Young St.

    The Fire crew shared a presentation on Fire safety both at home and in the workplace.

    By law business are required to have an emergency plan in place. It is essential to have personnel trained to implement the plan. We have compiled a few helpful links below to assist with putting your plan together.

    The Wauchope Firies demonstrated the tools of the trade including the Firetrucks and jaws of life.

    Thanks to the Wauchope 492 team for hosting the evening.

    Helpful Links:

          

           

  • 12 Dec 2016 7:36 PM | Jenny Pursehouse


    Such a wonderful night at the Community Christmas in Bain Park on Saturday night. A big thank you to the dedicated team who put this great event together. Congratulations to the lucky winners of the Hastings Co-op 100 year Major Giveaway.

    Winners of the Hastings Co-op 100 year Major Giveaway

  • 15 Nov 2016 9:42 PM | Jenny Pursehouse
    Saturday 19th November will see the launch of Wauchope as NSW's 1st Motor Cycle Frendly Town. Come along from 9.30 am at Bain Park, Wauchope for a 10.00 am Offical Launch.  


    Thanks for the great article from Mark Hinchliffe "Motorbike Writer"

    http://motorbikewriter.com/wauchope-becomes-motorcycle-friendly/

  • 23 Aug 2016 8:27 AM | Jenny Pursehouse


    Marketing is not the "be all and end all"

    Thanks to Tracie Sanim from Splash Marketing and PR for her insights into Marketing at our recent Chamber of Commerce General Meeting. A very thought provoking look into gaining the best Marketing approach for your Business. 

    Marketing-is-NOT-the-be-all-and-end-all.docx


    tracie-sanim-pic

  • 14 Jul 2016 2:28 PM | Jenny Pursehouse

    Have a look at this interesting article on riding The Oxley Highway.

    Getting us ready to get in the groove for the upcoming Ulysses AGM to be held in Wauchope, May 2017. According to the organising committee we will have over 3000 Ulysses Club members coming to Wauchope! 

    This will be HUGE!!!  

    "Riding the Best Roads in Australia: The Oxley Highway"


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