IN the past 48 hours, residents of Greater Port Macquarie have mused about the rising cost of living on this exquisite coastline.
The Reserve Bank of Australia's decision to cut interest rates helped, but IPART’s acquiescence to Port Macquarie-Hastings Council's application to increase its general income by more than the rate peg of 3.6 per cent offset that to some degree.
If we ponder the effect of the looming Carbon Tax from July 1, then life tends to cloud over.
So, amid the budget forecasts and necessary fiscal juggling acts, we should be grateful for the hidden angels who put budget second and generosity first.
Young Noah Woods (story page 3) and his family will be eternally grateful for the Newborn and Paediatric Emergency Transport Service, which is now even better resourced thanks to a $6000 donation.
It is actions and outcomes like this we all need to heed when a spare dollar lies in our pockets.