TAREE POWERBOAT CLUB’S EASTER CLASSIC KICKS OFF NEXT WEEKEND

The biggest tourism event in the Manning kicks off next weekend, and last year’s winner will be back to defend his title.

All eyes will be on Queenslander Troy Marland and his boat “Madness” after he set a new speed record last year at Taree Powerboat Club’s Easter Classic.

But local contenders Ian Bryant and Jim Mcfarlane are among the local entrants hoping to shake up the competition.