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Peninsula schools hold Book Week activities

Three Peninsula schools have held Book Week activities in the last three weeks.Book Week ran from August 17-24, and the schools took the opportunity to hold book character parades.Woy Woy South Public School held its…


Planner calls for preparation for climate change

A Woy Woy planner has called on State and local government to provide stronger and integrated planning and flood controls to prepare for the impacts of climate change.Mr Mark Ellis of Coast2Coast Town Planning was…


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Councillor calls for sea level overlays

Gosford East Ward’s Cr Rebecca Gale Collins has argued in Council that residents should be provided with sea level rise overlay maps during workshops on a draft climate change policy.The timing of the draft policy’s…


Sustainable home opens its doors

A home in Empire Bay is opening its doors to visitors on September 16, as part of Sustainable House Day.The reborn old fibro cottage in Empire Bay is a revitalised 100-year-old cottage that has been…


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Batteries, globes and phones collected

Unwanted household batteries, light globes and mobile phones are being collected for recycling in new bins installed at Woy Woy and Umina libraries.Central Coast Council is calling the bins “problem waste units”.“We are really hoping…



Council consults sculptor to fix whale tails

The Whale Tail Sculptures at the playground near Umina Oval will be repaired, according to Central Coast Council.A letter published in Peninsula News edition 452 raised questions about the public art being run down with…


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Arboretum celebrates 42 years

The Crommelin Native Arboretum in Pearl Beach has celebrated its 42nd anniversary.More than 60 Arboretum members, volunteers and community members attended a barbecue afternoon on August 19.Over the past year, the Arboretum has seen the…


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Officer receives award

A Woy Woy Country Women’s Association branch member has been awarded the prestigious Pat Witt Memorial Award for her efforts during the CWA Northumberland Exhibition.Woy Woy CWA’s cookery officer Ms Amy Scott received the award…


Ed’s legacy lives on

Ed James A true patriot, community activist and fighter of corruption, Edward James has passed away.Ed used to live on the main street of Umina, for many years publishing his latest causes on his front…