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Reminder about handbag safety

Last week I witnessed a diligent, young woman notice an older lady, packing her groceries into her car in a Woy Woy carpark, who had left her handbag in her trolley. The young lady had…


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‘Pay it forward’ spirit in Umina

We were shopping at Umina last week, and we decided at the register not to have the pork knuckle. To our surprise, as we came out of the checkout, a beautiful young woman and her…


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Community loses confidence in Council planning

As proposals for high rise development come before Council in increasing numbers for the Peninsula, I wonder what information Council relies upon to assess the impacts of building high rise on land that was formed…



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Compliance an issue for climate change policy

It is expected that the Central Coast Council’s Climate Change Policy will soon be publicly exhibited. Agenda item 5.4 for the July 9 Council meeting, “response to Mayoral Minute Climate Change” reported that the policy’s…



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Let’s not deafen whales with oil testing

Recently people have been expressing concern about the erosion of our beaches but unbeknown to us all is a worse, hidden threat to our way of life. Off our coast all the way from Newcastle…


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The ABC is doing its job

Our ABC is under attack as never before. This surely points to the fact that it is doing its job. This push to rid the country of the ABC is being led by the Institute…


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Bring back the boarding house

When I left the bush for the bright lights, it was to Brisbane in 1959. There were only two beggars that I saw. They were both at or near the southern end of the old…