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Central Coast has recorded a rise in unemployment

NSW Business Chamber, Central Coast, has said that the latest unemployment figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics are “a real worry” for the local economy. Regional Director, Paula Martin, said the Coast has recorded…




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Is an attractive denser urban environment possible?

The best of both worlds: an innovative, smart, small scale, high density, lifestyle. Is it possible to densify the Central Coast, create a more cohesive urban environment, and more attractive and active townships, while keeping…


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Telstra’s new motto

For about two months I was without Telstra service due to NBN slicing through the wrong cable for reasons unknown. It has now been restored, and Telstra is happy to refund me for the outage,…


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Gate crashers charged over birthday party brawl

A dispute between players from three local junior rugby clubs was the supposed catalyst of a brawl involving multiple people and weapons at a 16-year-old girl’s birthday party at Forresters Beach, in November, 2018. Umina’s,…


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Former parish priest facing charges

Seventy-nine-year-old, Carl Stafford, faced Sydney Downing Centre Court on June 28 accused of 11 historic child sex offences, including two counts of inciting the aggravated indecency of a child under his authority, three counts of…


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Three vehicle crash at Bensville

A woman is in a critical condition following a three vehicle crash at Bensville. Emergency services were called to Empire Bay Dve, Bensville, around 1pm on Thursday, July 4, following reports of a serious crash….


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Thief caught in the act

A 33-year-old man has been charged with property offences after being caught robbing a West Gosford home. At about 5:30pm on Tuesday, June 18, the resident of a home on Donnison St, West Gosford, returned…