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ttalong Beach’s three day festival was held from Friday, March 15, to Sunday, March 17, with an estimated 12,000 people in attendance. Local shop owners reported high levels of trading with some recording all time record day sales on the Sunday. Festival attractions ranged from the quirky Ettalong Beach Retro Bash on the Friday night, which sold out prior to the night, the Big Sing Workshop and film screenings on Saturday and Sunday, which were also sold out, plus the all-day Street Festival with wall to wall entertainment on the Sunday. Two separate stages operated all day on the Sunday with a wide variety of entertainers. “The Lolo Lovina Gypsy Caravan stage was a huge hit with the crowd and I’m sure we will see it again on the Coast at other events,” said creative director Ms Ylenna Zajec. “On the main stage Bukhu, the Mongolian throat singer, completely changed the atmosphere when he began to sing. “It was just

extraordinary. “I could see that the crowds were absolutely enthralled by what Bukhu was doing with his voice, he was later joined by three members of the Bridge Project, Tunji Beier, John Robinson and Andy Busuttil for their first public performance of Bukhu’ s new ensemble, Ecrrus,” said Ms Zajec. Ettalong Beach Business Group president Ms Jeanette Polley said “some of the stall holders have already booked for next year’s festival so that they don’t miss out”. “We have had great support from our sponsors this year and greatly appreciate their generous contributions to the festival. “We thank Gosford City Council, 2GO, NBN, Bendigo Bank, Ettalong Beach Club, Earth Central, Wot’s Hot, Ettalong Tourist Resort, McKay Properties and IGA,” she said. The festival is organised by the Ettalong Beach Business Group and is scheduled each year at the beginning of autumn to stimulate activity for the town at a low time in the tourist season.

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“This is important and vital investment in the local community would demonstrate Council’s commitment to boosting the fortunes of the Ettalong Beach town centre. “Council is also proposing a new café-restaurant building on the proposed reclamation area at the end of Beach St which is due to go out for public comment on March 13. “While this is inconsistent with what the Chamber envisaged as part of the plan of management, we recognise that it is an important piece of infrastructure that has the potential to raise revenue for the ongoing upkeep of the foreshore reserve,”

said Mr Wales. “We will be keen to look at the proposal and how it fits within the management plan and gauge how it may further activate the foreshore area”. “Overall, the funding announcements are welcome news to the Chamber and the local business community and we look forward to the work commencing in May,” said Mr Wales. Media Release, 12 Mar 2013 Matthew Wales, Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Status of Women Committee chairperson and Australian Local Government Women’s Association NSW Branch secretary Cr Vicki Scott leading the march Photo: ValsPix

Patonga plan placed on exhibition The document will remain on public exhibition for 28 days and Council will accept submissions for 42 days from the date it was placed on exhibition. Council will adopt the tabled documents should no submissions be received that a comprise significant objection to the Draft Patonga Crown Reserves and Dark Corner Cottages Crown Lands Plan of Management. Should significant objections be received, a further report will be prepared for the Council detailing submissions received.

access to, public areas, particularly the foreshore. They were also to address issues of public risk and safety, to manage heritage items, to manage increased demands on accommodation and commercial opportunities. Other aims were to address the adequate provision of car parking, to promote the features of the area so that they may be fairly enjoyed by all members of the community and to prevent the degradation of Crown Land caused by inappropriate or over use. In 2006, the Department of Lands provided funding for the preparation of a Plan of Management for Patonga Caravan and Camping Area which has been in progress since February 2007. In December 2007, Council was approached by the then NSW

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Gosford Council’s director city services Mr Stephen Glen said in his report to Council that Patonga Crown Reserves contained public lands that provided social, recreational, environmental and economic values that had the potential to provide a range of conservation and tourism based experiences. “The draft Patonga Crown Reserves and Dark Corner Cottages Crown Lands Plan of Management will facilitate how these goals can be achieved, whilst simultaneously aiming to protect the unique character of the coastal village.” Mr Glen’s report stated that the core principles of the Plan of Management were to ensure that the essential character of the area was maintained and strengthened in a sustainable manner, and to improve the condition of, and community

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Department of Lands requesting that the Draft Plan of Management for the Caravan and Camping Area be incorporated into a Patonga Crown Reserves and Dark Corner Cottages Crown Lands Plan of Management. Due to significant time constraints in the preparation of the overarching Patonga Crown Reserves and Dark Corner Cottages Crown Lands Plan of Management, it was decided that the Draft Patonga Caravan and Camping Area Plan of Management be placed on public exhibition in June 2008 given its prominent foreshore location, crown land assessment, and popularity amongst both visitors and local residents. In May 2009, after review of the submissions received and further advancement of the Patonga Crown Reserves and Dark Corner Cottages Crown Lands Plan of Management,

it was decided that the amendments would need to go back out on public exhibition. The outcomes of community consultation led to the development of management objectives which included the protection of the scenic value and ecologically sustainable limits of the Land, improvements to access and circulation, continuance and improvement of public and park amenities and recreational amenities, provision of security through improved vehicular access and increased security surveillance, promotion of the area as a family friendly caravan and camping area and recreational area and recognition of the significance and history of the land in any future management options. Gosford Council Agenda CIT.8, 5 Mar 2013

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Branch secretary Cr Vicki Scott said that the day honoured the achievements of women right around the world. “International Women’s Day is a celebration of the powerful role of women in political, cultural and economic fields. “This year’s theme,

Voiceless Women, also provided an opportunity to highlight some of the issues women still face in our community,” Cr Scott said. Member for Robertson Ms Deborah O’Neill said she was “very proud” to march with local women to continue to advance the cause of gender equality in the community.

She said that the Labor Government had made great strides in bringing equality for women participating in workplaces around the country. “We have funded a pay increase for 120,000 female community workers, we have introduced the Workplace Gender Equality Act, and we have made record investment for skills and education for women in non-traditional employment.

“The Labor Party has a long legacy of delivering policy to help advance the status of women, and I am proud to be an Australian today as we look to our female Prime Minister, and our female Governor-General as markers of how far we have come,” said Ms O’Neill. However, Ms O’Neill said there was more work to be done. “We must ensure that we continue to work hard

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he Central Coast Country Music Festival was held on the weekend 2013 Toyota Star Maker busking competitions James, Bryce Sainty, of Friday, March 8, to Sunday, March 10, at Memorial Park, The Winner Ms Kaylee Bell, which attracted record Liam Brew, Kelly Hope, Mr Craig Morrison, entries providing free Christie Lamb and the Entrance.

Camille and Stuie, entertainment throughout Brothers 3,” said Mr Wolverines and Melinda the township. Barnes. The event had a mostly fully booked extremely high Schneider. “ A u d i e n c e s line-up of over 90 of throughout the weekend. occupancy rates. thrilled with Media release, 12 Mar 2013 “Other highlights were “Saturday featured of the weekend were performances on the Donna Judge, The Entrance “Accommodation Australia’s country Town Centre Management recorded Simply Bushed, the the junior and senior Sails Stage by Kristy artists and performers properties at over 25 venues throughout Wyong Shire and Gosford City. “This event is a wonderful boost for the local economy, said The Entrance Town Centre Management manager Mr Paul Barnes. “Large numbers of visitors, both locally and from out of town, came to the region to attend the festival. “We are delighted to welcome visitors to our town and the region each year for this event, which is now starting to rival other large Country Music Festivals in Australia. “The festival, having celebrated its 13th year, is not only for our local community to enjoy but is beneficial to the local economy through job creation. “Picture perfect weather for the entire three days saw huge crowds gather on the foreshore of The Melinda Schneider at the Country Music Festival Entrance with venues

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They were joined on the medal dais by team mate Jason Fawcett, who also won gold in what was his third fight, and Kyle Schneider who missed out on gold after he was ruled out for the finals bout by the doctor. “For Satali, this was to be his third straight Australian Title, and was won with the style, flair and power the young man has become renowned for,” said Umina PCYC coach Joel Keegan. “He faced a tough and rugged Queensland opponent Lachie De Santis who could not contain the Brisbane Water High School captain, as he raced away to win 17-1, the biggest margin of the entire week of the National Championships. “His Queensland opponent tried everything he could to compete and upset the rhythm of the Umina boxer, but to no avail as young Satali was clinical, repeatedly landing powerful shots that forced at least one eight count against a very willing opponent. “It was a near faultless performance from Satali, despite what was a pretty disrupted preparation.

“Qualifying for the World Championships has been a big goal for a while, but we will need to improve another 10 to 20% to be a medal chance. “This looks like being the biggest World Championships on record, with both Cuban and American representation, as well as the entire European and Asian blocks, so we will be ready. “Mark Glew, fighting at his first National Titles, had to find something special in two bouts to claim his gold medal and his plane ticket to the Ukraine. “Coming from behind in both his semi and his final, Glew earnt a reputation as the ‘heart-break kid’ as the coaching staff were distraught watching him claw back a deficit in the final seconds of both bouts. “Glew had his hands full in the first semi against Victorian Kade Alexander, whose rangy build and awkward style posed real problems for Mark, and meant Mark had a two point lead to pull back going in to the final round. “Digging deep, Glew overwhelmed his opponent and the points that were denied him in the first two rounds started to flow for a very close win. “Mark is a special kid. “What he was able to do, come from behind and virtually refuse to lose, showed so much character. “It wouldn’t surprise anyone that watched him train though. “He will have to, and I’m sure he will, lift another level

Gold Medalists - Mark Glew, Jason Fawcett and Satali Tevi-Fuimaono

for these World Champs. “The final was a very similar story, with the Tasmanian opponent slipping away to a two point lead until Glew charged home in the last round. “In an incredibly close decision, Mark won on count back after the scores had been locked 8-8, and his path to World Championships had been secured. “Young Jason Fawcett, a Woy Woy Rugby League Junior, was given little chance against the highly fancied and undefeated Queensland sharpshooter

Theo Rayfield. “However it was the Peninsula’s power puncher who was to prove to be too sharp, landing clean shots with both hands, racking up a big score by the end of the second round. “The final score was 12-4 and a clear indication of the success Fawcett had enjoyed with some telling punches. “I never doubted Jason ‘pacman’ Fawcett for a second. “He had everything going against him, a red hot opponent, needing to drop

weight, being a rank novice with only two fights himself, I knew it wouldn’t matter. “This kid is a competitor. “A silver medal at a national championship is never a bad thing, but it was not a great moment for Kyle Schneider or the team at Umina PCYC when Kyle had to settle for a silver medal, after being ruled out of his gold medal finals bout by the doctor. “He had suffered what seemed pretty obviously to be sun blistered lips, but was ruled out on the advice of doctors it could possibly

be cold sores, and had to cop a very tough decision on the chin. “Kyle had prepared just as well and as hard as his team members, and was ideally positioned to win the final,” said Keegan. Jordan Bunder also competed but was bundled out in the first round of the Elite 81kg division, after what was a somewhat flat performance for the three time state champion. “While not given any help on the night by the judges, Jordan was well below his best, and was certainly short of a gallop, and has some work to do if he is to figure in calculations for next year’s Commonwealth Games,” said Keegan. “Jordan has so much talent, it’s just about getting it all to fire on the night. “There is no doubt these results are an indication of how strong the Umina PCYC boxing program is. “That strength is based in the quality of the coaches who dedicate their time to help develop these young, motivated boxers. “There is a crew of up to 10 coaches, every one of them offering invaluable input to these young boxers’ development but also their lives. “People like Sape Fuimaono, Kristan Dowdle, Chris Nixon, Luke Phipps, Luke Johnson and Lance Davies have all worked hard to create a learning culture, a working culture. “Our strength is based in our mentors,” said Keegan.

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ttalong Beach’s three day festival was held from Friday, March 15, to Sunday, March 17, with an estimated 12,000 people in attendance. Local shop owners reported high levels of trading with some recording all time record day sales on the Sunday. Festival attractions ranged from the quirky Ettalong Beach Retro Bash on the Friday night, which sold out prior to the night, the Big Sing Workshop and film screenings on Saturday and Sunday, which were also sold out, plus the all-day Street Festival with wall to wall entertainment on the Sunday. Two separate stages operated all day on the Sunday with a wide variety of entertainers. “The Lolo Lovina Gypsy Caravan stage was a huge hit with the crowd and I’m sure we will see it again on the Coast at other events,” said creative director Ms Ylenna Zajec. “On the main stage Bukhu, the Mongolian throat singer, completely changed the atmosphere when he began to sing. “It was just

extraordinary. “I could see that the crowds were absolutely enthralled by what Bukhu was doing with his voice, he was later joined by three members of the Bridge Project, Tunji Beier, John Robinson and Andy Busuttil for their first public performance of Bukhu’ s new ensemble, Ecrrus,” said Ms Zajec. Ettalong Beach Business Group president Ms Jeanette Polley said “some of the stall holders have already booked for next year’s festival so that they don’t miss out”. “We have had great support from our sponsors this year and greatly appreciate their generous contributions to the festival. “We thank Gosford City Council, 2GO, NBN, Bendigo Bank, Ettalong Beach Club, Earth Central, Wot’s Hot, Ettalong Tourist Resort, McKay Properties and IGA,” she said. The festival is organised by the Ettalong Beach Business Group and is scheduled each year at the beginning of autumn to stimulate activity for the town at a low time in the tourist season.

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he 60th annual NSW Australian Local Government Women’s Association (ALGWA) conference was held in Ettalong from March 14 to 16.

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he Central Coast Country Music Festival was held on the weekend of Friday, March 8, to Sunday, March 10, at Memorial Park, The Entrance. The event had a line-up of over 90 of Australia’s country artists and performers at over 25 venues throughout Wyong Shire and Gosford City. It was estimated that the festival injected over $3 million into the local economy. Tens of thousands of visitors, both locally and from out of town, came to the region to attend the festival. “This event is a wonderful boost for the local economy,

said The Entrance Town Centre Management manager Mr Paul Barnes. “We are delighted to welcome visitors to our town and the region each year for this event, which is now starting to rival other large country music festivals in Australia. “The festival, having celebrated its 13th year, is not only for our local community to enjoy but is beneficial to the local economy through job creation. “Picture perfect weather for the entire three days saw huge crowds gather on the foreshore of The Entrance with venues mostly fully booked throughout the weekend. “Accommodation

properties recorded extremely high occupancy rates. “Saturday featured Simply Bushed, the 2013 Toyota Star Maker Winner Ms Kaylee Bell, Mr Craig Morrison, Camille and Stuie, Wolverines and Melinda Schneider. “Other highlights of the weekend were the junior and senior busking competitions which attracted record entries providing free entertainment throughout the township. “Audiences were thrilled with performances on the Sails Stage by Kristy James, Bryce Sainty, Liam Brew, Kelly Hope, Christie Lamb and the Brothers 3,” said Mr Barnes.

The conference attracted delegates from across the state including councillors, Council staff and community representatives and covered a broad range of topics relevant to women involved in local government. Gosford Council was represented at the conference by Crs Deanna Bocking, Gabby Bowles, Hillary Morris, Vicki Scott and Bob Ward. Australian Local

Government Women’s Association executive member Cr Vicki Scott said it was a privilege to host such a significant event in Gosford City. “Gosford City is honoured to have been selected from a number of other councils to host the 60th annual ALGWA conference. “The theme for 2013, Strong Actions New Directions, allowed for reflection of the significant milestones already achieved by women working in local government while also focusing on the opportunities for growth moving forward. “Delegates were treated

to presentations from a range of inspirational women who have each made substantial contributions to their local community as well as being given the knowledge and tools to empower them to make a difference in their own local government roles. “Conference delegates and their guests were also be able to enjoy the local area during their stay and as the event coincided with the Ettalong Beach Festival, there was an opportunity for those interested to attend on Sunday following the conference,” said Cr Scott.

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Youth event to be held for third year in Toukley Greater Toukley Vision

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The Easter themed market will include an Easter hunt with the Avoca Beachside Markets Easter Bunny hiding 100 golden tickets with winners receiving an Easter showbag. The Lizottes Live Stage will feature local bands from Fairplay Entertainment with the return of Toni and Gibran and new acts including Remedy Lane, Tiali, Chasing Ruby and Fletcher Pillon. The Enchanted Craft

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y o m i n g Community Centre has announced the return of the Wyoming Festival following its absence over the last few years.

The Wyoming Festival will be held in May in Jarratt St Park, North Gosford. “Planning is well advanced and it is shaping up to be a great day with fun and information for

everyone,” said Wyoming Neighbourhood Centre manager Ms Kathy Sokk. “We are keen to hear from residents of North Gosford and Wyoming who would like to be involved in being part of this wonderful day. “The aim is to get as many people as possible involved and networking with others. “We want to celebrate ‘Wyoming – Your

Community’ to build a strong and supportive neighbourhood that looks after its residents,” said Ms Sokk. Stall holders, entertainers, roaming entertainers, displays, demonstrations and volunteers are being sought for the festival. For more information, contact Kathy or Lyn at the Community Centre on 4323 7483.

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P6 - Out&About - March 21, 2013

Woohoo Revue to visit Central Coast

Baby and Kids Market in Terrigal Jennifer Harrison, Baby and Kids Market

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he Baby and Kids Market will be held at Bridgecoast Stadium in Terrigal on Sunday, March 25, from 9am to 12pm.

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extet band Woohoo Revue will visit Kantara House in Green Point on Saturday, April 6, as part of their East Coast tour of Australia. “The Woohoo Revue are a fiendishly talented sextet who create an adrenalinfuelled celebration fit for dancing, drinking, and ignoring tomorrow,”

said Earth Central Events director Ms Ylenna Zajec. “They have been described as a Balkan gypsy brass band, roaring 20s swing ensemble, or a soundtrack for Looney Tunes. “The combination of absolute dance floor mayhem and a strong sense of old world style has inspired The Age to

describe the Woohoo Revue’s shows as ‘pandemonium in a pin striped suit’,” she said. The band comprises Sarah Busuttil on violin, Fabian Acuna on trumpet, Jarrod Brereton on sax and bass clarinet, Dannie McKenzie on guitars, Katherine Ades on electric bass and Andrew Rousch on drums.

The market will have over 70 stalls with quality preloved items including clothes, toys, books, shoes, cots, highchairs and prams. The Baby and Kids Market has been providing local market events for 10 years. “These community events help cash conscious families make some extra money by selling their gently used baby and kids’ items,” said market manager Ms Jennifer Harrison. “We consider our events to be almost like a community service in that they help families of all financial situations to make some extra money or save a few dollars. “These days it’s not just about saving money but also saving the planet. “Why buy brand new for a fortune when you can recycle by purchasing pre-

A couple browsing at a previous Baby and Kids Market

loved items at a baby and kids market? “The benefits are numerous, you can refurbish your child’s bedroom and wardrobe for a fraction of what it would cost you in the retail stores with the added knowledge that you haven’t contributed to our growing landfill problems. “You can sell to other

like-minded families all the near perfect items that your kids have grown out of while making some extra money to make ends meet. “You can connect with other mums and dads who are going through the same stages. “We’re a family here and our roots are very much in the local community,” said Ms Harrison.

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News Women march at Gosford Brackets and Jam concert G on Kincumba Mountain Richard Mehrtens, Office of Deborah O’Neill MP Gosford Council Media

osford Council’s Status of Women Committee held its annual International Women’s Day celebrations on Friday, March 8. The event commenced with the popular annual march down Mann St and culminated in an official ceremony with entertainment and a barbecue in Kibble Park. Status of Women Committee chairperson and Australian Local Government Women’s Association NSW Branch secretary Cr Vicki Scott said that the day honoured the achievements of women right around the world. “International Women’s Day is a celebration of the powerful role of women in political, cultural and economic fields. “This year’s theme, Voiceless Women, also provided an opportunity to highlight some of the issues women still face in our community,” Cr Scott said. Member for Robertson Ms Deborah O’Neill said she was “very proud” to

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march with local women to continue to advance the cause of gender equality in the community. She said that the Labor Government had made great strides in bringing equality for women participating in workplaces around the country. “We have funded a pay increase for 120,000 female community workers, we have introduced the Workplace Gender

Equality Act, and we have made record investment for skills and education for women in non-traditional employment. “The Labor Party has a long legacy of delivering policy to help advance the status of women, and I am proud to be an Australian today as we look to our female Prime Minister, and our female GovernorGeneral as markers of how far we have come,” said

Ms O’Neill. However, Ms O’Neill said there was more work to be done. “We must ensure that we continue to work hard to deliver a better deal for women, including nurturing female talent in traditionally male dominated industries, and bringing fairer representation to government and private sector boards.”

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Networking breakfast for International Women’s Day

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yong Council, in partnership with Central Coast Women’s Health and B2B with a Twist, hosted a networking breakfast on Friday, March 8, to commemorate International Women’s Day.

Jessica Mackillop (Catherine), Ruth Jordon (Teresa) and Sally Bartley (Mary) reading a sympathy card

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yong Drama Group will present The Memory of Water by Shelagh Stephenson from April 11 to 20 at Wyong Memorial Hall. The play, directed by Ron Baker, focuses on three sisters who have gathered in their old seaside Northern English family home in the wake of their mother’s death. On the surface, Teresa, who runs a successful health food business, seems

content with her second marriage; Mary is a vaguely discontented successful doctor in a relationship with an equally successful lover, Mike, who is alas, married. Catherine is the youngest and most immature of the sisters. She binges on shopping for inappropriate clothes, hopeless love affairs, and drugs. Trapped by a snowstorm in the hours before their mother’s funeral, the sisters bicker incessantly

over conflicting childhood memories, sniping at each other and haranguing each other over old grudges. Resurrecting decades-old arguments, their different and often distorted memories compete for authenticity. Julie Bailey will play the character of Vi, Ruth Jordan will play Teresa, Sally Bartley will play Mary, Jessica MacKillop will play Catherine, Marc Calwell will play Mike and Duncan Mitchell will play Frank.

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olunteering Central Coast Inc will host the annual Volunteer Expo on Wednesday, May 15, from 9:30am until 12pm during National Volunteers Week at the Niagara Park Community Centre. “If you have ever thought of volunteering and would like to explore the possibilities available, this is the event for you,” said Volunteering Central Coast coordinator Ms Sharon Roberts.

“Come and meet some of the great staff and wonderful volunteers from Central Coast’s not for profit organisations, over 30 stalls, and discover the world of volunteering that awaits you,” said Ms Roberts. Two information sessions will be run on the day called Bridge to Volunteering at 10am and 11am. Interviews for referral to volunteer positions will also be available on the day. Gosford mayor Cr Lawrie

McKinna will officially open proceedings at 10am. Member for The Entrance Mr Chris Spence and Gosford Council deputy mayor Cr Bob Ward will also attend the event. Entertainment on the day will be provided by Acapella group Ms Behavin. The Cancer Council will be holding Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea with tea, coffee, cakes and slices available at a small cost to raise funds.

Wyong Council deputy mayor Cr Lynne Webster said the event gave women the opportunity to showcase the achievements and invaluable contributions they had made to their community. “There have been significant improvements towards women’s rights and it is really important to take the time to reflect on progress and realise

how lucky we are to live in a country where women’s rights are upheld,” said Cr Webster. This year’s theme Gender the Agenda - Gaining Momentum focused on what can be learnt from past struggles and accomplishments to help overcome inequalities, and discover new opportunities to help future generations of women. “We were lucky enough to hear from two inspiring local women, Robyne Abernethy, CEO of Central Coast Tourism and Talara Freeman, a young indigenous woman,” said Council’s community and cultural development manager Ms Julie Vaughan. “Today also gave us an

opportunity to celebrate our diversity, with women from more than 10 nationalities, spanning three generations, attending the breakfast. “We all got the chance to learn something from someone else’s journey this morning.” Ms Vaughan said Council would continue to help empower and engage women in the local area, with the assistance of the Status of Women Committee, which was launched last year. “The Committee will work to foster participation from women to establish networks, create and participate in organised women’s events and promote a regional focus,” said Ms Vaughan.

Humour Foundation to hold Smile Luncheon

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he Humour Foundation, also known as the Clown Doctors, will hold a Smile Luncheon at The Entrance Leagues Club from 11am on Sunday, March 24, to celebrate National Smile Day.

Locals Bill and Tricia Fortier and their team of supporters have been supporting the Clown Doctors through numerous fundraising events over the last 10 years. The day will be filled with entertainment, raffle prizes, an auction, a two-

course lunch, and plenty of laughter and smiles. Infamous clown doctor, Dr Silly Billy, also known as Dr Paul Wilson, will make an appearance at the event. Dr Wilson has been working as a clown doctor for many years, putting smiles on the faces of sick children and their families in hospitals across NSW. Tickets are $25 each and include lunch as part of the package. Attendees are asked to wear their favourite fascinator or hat to the lunch.

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Lynne Lillico, Pearl Beach Progress Association

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Susan Collins (left) and Karina Hollands (right) with their children having a song and dance at rehearsals

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he Concertante Ensemble will present a program of songs and dances with guest director, Ms Susan Collins on Sunday, March 24, at The Entrance Art Gallery.

The program will include Ottorino Respighi’s Ancient Airs and Dances, Johannes

Brahms’ Liebeslieder Waltzes and Nikos Skalkottas’s Greek Dances. The ensemble comprises violins played by Ms Collins alongside Ms Katrina Hollands, Ms Olena Zaporozhets, Ms Miranda Arrighi, Ms Jennifer Stephens, Ms Tamara Jacobs and Ms Natalya Bing. Violas will be played

on the day by Ms Suzanne Borrett and Mr Peter Garritty. Cellos will be played by Ms Patricia McMeekin and Mr James Yoo, with Mr Warwick Ross on Double Bass. The concert has been organised by the NSW Arts, alongside Wyong Council and the Central Coast Conservatorium of Music.

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he Pearl Beach Easter Saturday Book Fair will be held from 9am until 5pm on Saturday, March 30, in the Pearl Beach Memorial Hall.

“Origins of the book fair were to raise much needed funds toward the upkeep of the native Arboretum with a table of books outside the local shop,” said Pearl Beach Progress Association communications officer Ms Lynne Lillico. “Once the Arboretum received a large bequest, organiser Bill Abbott, and his mother Dorothy Hart continued with the concept. “Over the years, book donations increased to such a degree that they moved into the Memorial Hall. “Now in its 37th year, the event is the largest Pearl Beach fundraising activity with proceeds going toward the Memorial Hall repairs and upkeep,” said Ms Lillico. Book Fair organiser Mr Abbott said: “Over the years we have been fortunate to receive large numbers of books from members of the community who are moving house or

Book Fair Organiser, Bill Abbott replenishing the tables at a previous Pearl Beach Easter Saturday Book Fair

downsizing. “This year is no exception with thousands of books waiting to be snapped up.” Titles will include reference, children’s, educational, cooking, gardening, business, art, travel and hundreds of novels. Also for sale will be collectables and bric-a-brac.

“The traditional homemade cake stall is always a sell-out and will once again provide that special treat, so come early to avoid disappointment, and back by popular demand is Pim’s café which will be available for refreshments and lunch at reasonable prices,” said Ms Lillico.

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playground will be a large facility that can be used by the wider community. According to Council, Sohier Park is the perfect place for a new playground, as it is located close to other facilities such as toilets, parking and sports grounds. There is also enough room for expansion in the

future. It is anticipated that the new playground would have a range of equipment that would suit different activities and age groups. Council is asking for suggestions on what equipment the community would most like to see at the playground.

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P10 - Out&About - March 21, 2013

Koala Park hosts GOATS Festival

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he annual GOATS Family Festival, which coincides with Youth Week, will be held at Koala Park (Delta Electricity) in San

Remo on Sunday, April 7. The free festivities will start at 9am and run through until 5pm, and will showcase the talents of youth aged 25 and

under. The festival will feature both local and interstate performers, who will sing and dance in an alcohol free environment. The day will feature more than 45 performances over three stages, roaming entertainment and rides as well as community, food and market stalls. Over 50 volunteers work on the many aspects of the festival from risk assessments and stall bookings to stage managing, emceeing and manning stalls.

Indigenous inspired art exhibition at The Entrance

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he burrun – dharra beginning exhibition will be held at The Entrance Gallery during Youth week from Thursday, April 11, to Sunday, April 14.

The exhibition is the beginning of a creative and cultural journey for young emerging artists and will showcase the talents of young people aged 12 to 25 who are engaged in art programs coordinated by the Youth Arts Warehouse in Gosford. Indigenous culture and heritage has been explored through painting and art techniques at Bateau Bay PCYC, under the guidance of Aboriginal artist mentor Brett Parker. Over two terms students have created art works and paintings with their imagination while being exposed to indigenous culture. “The wonderful thing about this project is through Wyong Council’s grants and facilitation from Regional

An indigenous inspired painting

Youth Support Services the Wyong community get to be part of an opportunity to showcase their talents and to pass on traditional skills to our younger generation,” said youth arts coordinator Ms Sharon Aldrick. “The successes come when you see how much the young people gain confidence and original creative expression having their opinions valued and heard.

“Seeing the strong friendships developed throughout our programs and giving our young people the chance to see their work displayed to a diverse and new audience in the public domain is very rewarding,” said Ms Aldrick. Students’ work from the Youth Arts Warehouse, Gosford Street Art and Home School Visual Art programs will also be displayed.

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judgemental showcase, and attendees were asked to nominate their favourite exhibit from all the entries. Projects entered in the event included knitting, paintings, drawings, crocheting, sewing, homemade cards, tapestry works and cross stitch.

Various stalls were available at the event, which offered amateurs’, including children, the chance to experiment with craft making and painting. The event was a non-

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Alternative routes are available to motorists during this closure and include roads parallel to Mann St (Showground Road and Henry Parry Drive), Racecourse Rd and Hill St which provides direct access to the Gosford CBD. Around 9:50pm police from Brisbane Water Local Area Command responded to reports of the fire. Attending police were

forced back due to a large amount of smoke from the fire. Fire and Rescue NSW officers attended and extinguished the blaze, with the structure having been totally destroyed. Specialist officers then uncovered an amount of asbestos in the building and the structure was deemed unsafe. A number of businesses

have been affected by the fire and subsequent road closure including Central Coast Eurocars and Gosford City Suzuki which are located opposite the fire damaged building. Central Coast Eurocars and Gosford City Suzuki principal dealer Mr Julios Husazarek said the closure severely impacted the access to his business. “Apart from the road

closure, across the front is an eight foot barrier that we can’t move cars in or out of and, apart from that barrier, we have an asbestos fallout on all the cars which we are not allowed to touch or open until they’re cleaned professionally,” he said. Mr Husazarek, who is also a board member of the Gosford Chamber of Commerce, said he was surprised that the reopening of the main street of Gosford wasn’t made a priority. “My concern is to expedite the opening of Mann St and the cleaning of

the buildings. “The whole business will have to be hosed down and even the pebbles in the garden will need to be replaced,” he said. Gosford Business Improvement District (GBID) manager Mr Paul Brasch said the team at GBID were “devastated” when news of the fire broke. “Zone 3 Laser Tag was an extremely popular business, particularly for youth. “We have been in touch with a number of businesses along that end of Mann St and obviously they are

doing it tough because of the road closure. “I know Gosford City Suzuki has been heavily advertising and letting their customers know that they are still open. “We’re looking forward to the road re-opening when it is deemed safe. “The sooner the better,” said Mr Brasch. Kaitlin Watts, 7 Feb 2013 Media Release, 7 Feb 2013 NSW Police Media Media Release, 7 Feb 2013 Gosford Council Media

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round 6,500 homes in Peats Ridge, Mooney Mooney, Kariong, Kulnura, Mount White and Narara were without power over the weekend of February 23 and 24 following severe storms in the region. Additional crews from Ausgrid were sent from Newcastle and Sydney to assist in the restoration efforts as well as tree trimming crews to help cut away large trees and branches entangled in the electricity network. In some sections of major cable from Ausgrid's Somersby Zone Substation, large trees had fallen every 200 metres, making

the repair job even more difficult. Gosford SES controller Mr Rolf Poole said 200 calls were received from the Gosford area regarding damaged roofs, fallen trees, leaking roofs and floods. Flooding occurred on the Central Coast Highway at the Racecourse Rd intersection, Shepard St in Umina, Wells St in Springfield and Showground

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of the public to never enter floodwaters or cross flooded causeways. “It is dangerous for them and for those who have to rescue them. “Emergency services are tied up assisting people who have been affected by the weather and shouldn’t have to divert their resources to those who don’t heed warnings and act in a foolish manner. “Motorists intending to drive are urged to slow down, be patient and drive to the conditions as many

roads are affected by surface water. “Most importantly motorists need to be mindful of the dangers of flooded roads due to hidden dangers and debris. "Drivers should never enter floodwaters or cross flooded causeways,” assistant commissioner Clarke said. In the 24 hours leading up to Saturday, February 23, Narara received 36mm of rain, Kincumber 25mm and Lisarow 38mm. On Sunday, February

24, Kincumber had 64mm, Narara had 72 and Lisarow received 122mm. A number of beaches were closed over the weekend including Avoca, Copacabana, Killcare, North Avoca and Wamberal due to dangerous sea conditions. Media Release, 24 Feb 2013 Ausgrid Media Media Release, 23 Feb 2013 NSW Police Media Website, 24 Feb 2013 Bureau of Meteorology

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osford Council’s Status of Women Committee held its annual International Women’s Day celebrations on Friday, March 8.

The event commenced with the popular annual march down Mann St and culminated in an official ceremony with entertainment and a barbecue in Kibble Park. Status of Women Committee chairperson and Australian Local Government Women’s Association NSW

Branch secretary Cr Vicki Scott said that the day honoured the achievements of women right around the world. “International Women’s Day is a celebration of the powerful role of women in political, cultural and economic fields. “This year’s theme,

Voiceless Women, also provided an opportunity to highlight some of the issues women still face in our community,” Cr Scott said. Member for Robertson Ms Deborah O’Neill said she was “very proud” to march with local women to continue to advance the cause of gender equality in the community.

She said that the Labor Government had made great strides in bringing equality for women participating in workplaces around the country. “We have funded a pay increase for 120,000 female community workers, we have introduced the Workplace Gender Equality Act, and we have made record investment for skills and education for women in non-traditional employment.

“The Labor Party has a long legacy of delivering policy to help advance the status of women, and I am proud to be an Australian today as we look to our female Prime Minister, and our female Governor-General as markers of how far we have come,” said Ms O’Neill. However, Ms O’Neill said there was more work to be done. “We must ensure that we continue to work hard

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Marine tours especially for seniors

Jane Smith, CCMDC

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he Central Coast Marine Discovery Centre (CCMDC) is hosting a number of tours especially designed for seniors during Seniors Week from Sunday, March 17, to Sunday, March 24. The theme for NSW Seniors Week is Live Life! and aims to reflect the celebration of life, achievements and community engagement. “The vision of the CCMDC is to promote a better understanding and sustainable use of coasts, catchments and marine

environments,” said CCMDC spokesperson Ms Jane Smith. “This is important at any age. “As an educational facility the CCMDC celebrates lifelong learning and the participation of our valued seniors in discovering new elements of the marine environment. “Visitors will have the opportunity to see our local marine inhabitants, the Whites Seahorse and Port Jackson sharks. “Find out what makes these animals so special

and where they occur on the Central Coast,” said Ms Smith. The CCMDC is coordinating eight sessions during the week especially designed to engage seniors with marine and coastal environments. Each visit will include a tour of the centre including aquaria, wet touch table and presentation as well as morning or afternoon tea. Sessions are from 10am to 12pm or 2pm to 4pm each day. Cost is $3 per person which included morning or afternoon tea.

Pottery workshops for kids

Sue Sullivan, Ettalong Beach Arts and Craft Centre

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ttalong Beach Arts and Craft Centre will hold school holiday pottery workshops for kids from April 15 to 22 and September 23 to 30. “Term time can be very busy for school students with homework and

sporting activities under way,” said Ettalong Beach Arts and Craft Centre publicity officer Ms Sue Sullivan. “Now is their chance to have a break from the hectic schedule and experience the joy of doing something creative.

“Annette Poole is a long term tutor with our centre and is offering this great opportunity for children to try their hand at making pottery during the school holidays. “They will learn the joys of working with clay to create their own unique piece of artwork. “These items will be bisque fired ready to have the final touch of glazing which will amaze them when they see how their work has magically come to life,” said Ms Sullivan. The short courses will run for three hours over four days. Morning courses, from 9am until 12pm will provide high school students with the opportunity to learn hand building while afternoon sessions from 1pm to 4pm will provide primary school students with the same opportunity. For enrolments and enquiries, phone 4341 8344.

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Physie kids crash Ettalong Beach Festival

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ver 50 dancers from Brisbane Water United (BWU) Physie Club surprised the Ettalong Beach Festival with a flash mob dance on Sunday, March 17.

involved in physical culture since she was three years old. Mrs Allan said she thought the Ettalong Festival would be a great opportunity to spread the word about physical culture. “Physie is an excellent sport for children who want to learn to dance. “The routines are modern, based on hip hop, ballet and different styles of dance. “The kids have fun and it also helps them to stay fit,” said Mrs Allan. Mrs Woodward, whose daughter Halle performed at the Ettalong Festival, said she liked

Visitors looked on as children located around the festival spontaneously began to dance to modern music playing from a portable loud speaker. The energetic dance lasted for several minutes ending in the children casually walking back to their family and friends, while onlookers applauded. BWU Physie founder Ms Lee-Anne Allan has been

the confidence that Halle had gained since starting physie. “Brisbane Water Physie is a fun club. “She has learnt heaps about dance and it has improved her confidence,” Mrs Woodward said. BWU Physie, located in Ettalong, was established in 2008. With Mrs Allan as the head coach there are now over 100 students, ranging from three to 53 years old. The club is active in competitions and achieved success last year with 18 students qualifying for the national physical culture finals.

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P12 - Out&About - March 21, 2013

Free vocal session at launch of Academy

The Metrodome returns to Gosford

Madeline VanDerMast, Woy Woy School of Music

Sharon Aldrick, Regional Youth Support Services

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hildren aged seven to 16 are invited to attend the launch of the Central Coast Vocal Academy for a free one hour session at the Peninsula Community Centre on Sunday, April 21, from 4pm.

Valley of Kings, the band that will close the performances at The Metrodome

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ll-ages indie and dance music event, the Metrodome, will return to the Youth Arts Warehouse in Gosford on Friday, April 12, for its first show of 2013 to celebrate National Youth Week.

The event will serve as the first NSW show for Airports, the new live act from Central Coast producer DJ Northie and long-time collaborative partner Nathan Moss. Launching at the start of March, their debut single, Stellar, is a radio friendly electro-pop number that’s not short of energy or an infectious hook. Stellar explores the search for purpose, surrender and adventure in all of us, as illustrated in the tagline “tonight we’re living for something bigger than you and I”. “Proving their worth under the Northie Live banner at events including Easterfest, Youth Alive Groundswell, Black Stump

Music Festival and a performance at The Metro Theatre, Airports are set to take off in The Metrodome,” said Regional Youth Support Services youth arts coordinator Ms Sharon Aldrick. “The brand of contemporary folk created by Valley of Kings will be a fantastic addition to The Metrodome. “Taking out first place in Youthrock 2012, the guys were pointed in the direction of being added to Peats Ridge Festival, performing two sets to packed out crowds in the Chai Temple, mesmerising festival-goers with beautiful harmonies and marvellous instrumentation. “Valley of Kings will bring everyone back to earth, closing the night at The Metrodome. “Safro Lionza will return to the Youth Arts Warehouse for their second live show ever, after proving their talent in support of Jinja

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Safari at a sold out Indent Tour show late in 2012. “The indie rock band cited their main influences as Radiohead, Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes and Foals but are careful not to be a carbon copy of any of these acts, instead creating a unique brand of music that was missing from the Central Coast music scene. “The music won’t stop with 16 year old Central Coast music prodigy KONVEX to perform DJ sets between band sets, fresh from his performance at Good Life Festival supporting world number one DJ Avicii,” said Ms Aldrick. The Metrodome is a drug and alcohol free, under 25s music event providing young musicians and fans with a safe place to perform and enjoy live music. The Metrodome provides a pathway for emerging local artists and event managers to grow the music scene on the Central Coast. Media and music entrepreneur Nic Kelly, 17, is the team leader for the project and said he was looking forward to taking on the challenge of leading a team of other young people to produce a high quality event.

“All vocal ranges are welcome to join and no previous singing experience is required, we’re here to have fun, and grow you into your full singing potential,” said Woy Woy School of Music owner Ms Madeline VanDerMast. Members will have the opportunity to learn about aspects of singing including performance, songwriting, showmanship and technique. The Central Coast Vocal Academy will be coached by Whitney Erickson, who has coached numerous Sydney choirs and will be performing in the upcoming Metropolitan Players Musical Production,

Vocal coach Whitney Erickson

Phantom of the Opera. “I have taught piano, singing and general performance for many years and it is something that I love doing,” said Ms Erickson. “I have been lucky enough to have had many performance

opportunities, however, my true passion lies in teaching.” After the launch, the Central Coast Vocal Academy sessions will be taking place on a weekly basis at the Peninsula Community Centre.

Land for Wildlife talk at MacMasters Beach

Jen Dwarte, CEN

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he Community Environment Network’s (CEN) Land for Wildlife (LFW) project is inviting residents of MacMasters Beach, Copacabana, Kincumber and surrounding areas to an information session on the morning of Saturday, March 23.

The session, which will start at 10am and conclude at 12pm at the MacMasters Beach Progress Hall, will provide a background on the program and how residents can better manage weeds on their

properties to provide better wildlife corridors for native animals. The session will include a talk on wildlife corridors by Gosford Council’s open space and leisure services project officer Ms Lisa Ford It will also provide an opportunity to network and explore funding opportunities with other landholders and partners. “Land for Wildlife is a free program, with free ongoing support to landholders via advice, site visits, training workshops, wildlife resources and greater access to funding,”

said Land for Wildlife coordinator Ms Jen Dwarte. “Registering your property in the program is easy and, although the program is non-binding, it is a significant step to improving habitat for wildlife. “Current Land for Wildlife members are encouraged to attend the session, to share their experiences and advise on how we may continue to support them through the program,” said Ms Dwarte.

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March 21, 2013 - Out&About - P13

Volunteers to save lakes from plastic Wyong Council Media

olunteers are being sought for the Love our Living Lakes campaign to be held at The Entrance over the Easter long weekend.

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Volunteers are needed to help distribute reusable bags, information on plastics in waterways and responsible fishing guides to boaters, fishers and visitors at boat ramps and foreshore areas around the Tuggerah Lakes estuary. Volunteers will also

spread the word about caring for the lakes and the key message that plastic lasts forever and kills millions of animals each year. “The project was recently implemented over the 201213 Christmas and New Year holidays and was a great success with much of the local and visiting community responding positively to the campaign,” said CEN Waterwatch coordinator Ms Samantha Willis. Volunteers will be supplied with the reusable bags and fish guides as well as a free

lunch voucher to the Surf Spot Cafe. The project is coordinated by the Community Environment Network (CEN) in partnership with Wyong Council and Take 3, with funding from the Australian Government’s Caring for our Country initiative. Information on locations of boat ramps and foreshore sites, dates and registering to become a volunteer, can be found on the CEN Website www.cen.org.au or www. loveourlivinglakes.com.au.

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Nine Central Coast schools to attend youth forum on voting Charlotte Dickie, Youthconnections.com.au

Wine tasting to be held in celebration of music festival Lynne Lillico, Pearl Beach Progress Association

wine tasting will be held on Friday, March 22, from 5pm to 7pm at the Pearl Beach Memorial Hall to celebrate the 20th Pearl Beach Music Festival which will be held over the June long weekend.

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“This is a huge and consistent commitment by the Pearl Beach Community to the arts,” said Pearl Beach Progress Association communications officer Ms Lynne Lillico. “The Festival also continues to be an occasion that brings our community together to enjoy great music. “To celebrate the 20th Music Festival, we have secured a great deal on two premium wines from Patrick of Coonawarra, a family owned winery, and we would like to make these available for a community tasting and to purchase. “Come along and meet with wine expert and judge John Parkinson to learn about

the wine and hear about this exciting wine offer,” said Ms Lillico. Mr Parkinson said that “by taking advantage of this special offer you will get to enjoy two excellent wines from a top quality boutique winemaker that I have known for over 30 years”. “These are two of the latest releases from Patrick of Coonawarra under their Mother of Pearl label, a 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, and a 2009 Shiraz. “They are being offered to residents and friends of Pearl Beach, at prices usually only available to their VIP Cellar

Door customers,” said Mr Parkinson. Ticket sales for the Festival will be launched at the wine tasting, including the Early Bird four concert package. “Entertainment will be provided by students from the Central Coast Conservatorium, and it promises to be a great evening,” said Ms Lillico. Cost is $10 per person and proceeds from the evening and the wine sales will go to the Pearl Beach Progress Association toward landscaping of the Memorial Hall grounds.

Members of the Central Coast Aboriginal Youth Reference Group Jake, Shahni, Keiran, Joey and Josh

ore than 100 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australian school students will attend a youth forum on Friday, April 5, aimed at encouraging indigenous voting and parliamentary participation.

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Hosted by the Youthconnections.com.au Central Coast Aboriginal Youth Reference Group and supported by the Australian Electoral Commission and Sydney Leadership, the

forum will bring together young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians from nine high schools on the Central Coast. Central Coast Aboriginal Youth Reference Group member Shahni Wellington said the forum aimed to empower young people to create change by exercising their right to vote. “Students involved in the forum will learn the importance of voting and how by voting they can influence the decision-making directly affecting them. “Youth involvement is crucial for constitutional

recognition and we’re here to facilitate, empower and encourage student participation,” Ms Wellington said. A representative from the Australian Electoral Commission will be present and students will have the opportunity to enrol to vote. The schools involved are Northlakes High School, Gorokan High School, Wadalba High School, Wyong High School, Narara Valley High School, Henry Kendall High School, Brisbane Water Secondary College Woy Woy, Kincumber High School and NAISDA Dance College.

John Parkinson with Pearl Beach Progress Association members, (L-R), Carolyn Everett and Lynne Lillico sampling the wine

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while more than $11 million in funding for the Sparks Rd intersection was announced last year. “The UrbanGrowth NSW application is another piece of the Warnervale Town Centre jigsaw falling into place,” said Wyong Council mayor Cr Doug Eaton. “UrbanGrowth NSW’s application is a

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yong Council has received an application from UrbanGrowth the new release areas of duplex lots, located on will now be assessed Hamlyn key corner blocks. through Council’s NSW (formerly Landcom) for a 137 lot subdivision to be Woongarrah, Terrace and Wadalba. There are also two super normal approval constructed in the Warnervale Town Centre precinct.

This follows on from Council accepting a tender last October for the construction of 3,000 metres of sewer trunk mains, at a cost of more than $2 million, to service the proposed Warnervale Town Centre. Woolworths also have a Part 3A development still awaiting approval from the State Government,

significant step forward for the Town Centre and further belief in the work Council continues to do to deliver this long awaited development. “UrbanGrowth NSW knows Council is very serious about getting on with delivering the Warnervale Town Centre for the people who have moved into

“There are a lot of things happening, both tangible in terms of this application we have received and behind the scenes, but residents can be assured this Council will continue to work hard right up until the day construction work starts on the actual Town Centre.” The UrbanGrowth NSW proposal is for 123 conventional lots and 12

lots, which are subject to future development applications. The conventional subdivision layout comprises lots ranging in size from 250m2 to 746m2, with potential for 147 dwellings excluding the super lots. The proposed subdivision also includes pedestrian and cycle linkages and landscaping. The application

process, including public notification requirements. “Overall, it’s an exciting time, and another major step forward for Warnervale Town Centre,” said Cr Eaton. “Things are happening, and I am also hopeful the State Government will soon approve the Woolworths shopping centre application.”

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Catchments in the yong Council is cleaning up Yarramalong and Dooralong closed road instructions. personnel said they were region also Deputy State frustrated that time and Wyong Valleys, following damage to roads from heavy rains and Emergency operations resources were being received heavy rainfall, fallen trees on the weekend of Saturday, February 23.

“We had crews out over the weekend putting out water over road signs in many locations throughout Yarramalong and Dooralong Valleys and closing roads in those locations as well as at Warnervale,” said a Wyong Council spokesperson. “We also had crews working to clear fallen

trees from road reserves in both valleys, but mainly the Yarramalong Valley, as it seemed to cop the brunt of the poor weather. “We have an extra Rural Grading crew working to repair the gravel roads in both Valleys from flood damage to the pavement and also table drains. “We will have a

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better understanding of the amount of work still required by the end of the week when we can collect more information following thorough inspections.” The bad weather coincided with an urgent warning issued by NSW Police and Emergency Services asking motorists in particular to not defy

controller Assistant Commissioner Alan Clarke said if roads were closed it’s for a very good reason; they are flooded and dangerous. “We are again appealing for motorists, and members of the public to never enter floodwaters or cross flooded causeways. NSW Police and emergency service

wasted to rescue motorists who were ignoring signs that roads were closed. “It is dangerous for them and for those who have to rescue them.” Motorists driving through Tuggerah on the Saturday were diverted through the Woodbury Park housing estate to return to Wyong Rd, following the closure of Anzac Rd.

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The event had a line-up of over 90 of Australia’s country artists and performers at over 25 venues throughout Wyong Shire and Gosford City. “This event is a wonderful boost for the local economy, said The Entrance Town Centre Management manager Mr Paul Barnes. “Large numbers of visitors, both locally and from out of town, came to the region to attend the festival. “We are delighted to welcome visitors to our town and the region each year for this event, which is now starting to rival other large Country Music Festivals in Australia. “The festival, having celebrated its 13th year, is not only for our local community to enjoy but is beneficial to the local economy through job creation. “Picture perfect weather for the entire three days saw huge crowds gather on the foreshore of The Entrance with venues

mostly fully booked throughout the weekend. “Accommodation properties recorded

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extremely high occupancy rates. “Saturday featured Simply Bushed, the

Camille and Stuie, Wolverines and Melinda Schneider. “Other highlights of the weekend were the junior and senior

entertainment throughout the township. “ A u d i e n c e s were thrilled with performances on the Sails Stage by Kristy

Brothers 3,” said Mr Barnes.

Media release, 12 Mar 2013 Donna Judge, The Entrance Town Centre Management

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P14 - Out&About - March 21, 2013

Students create mural to combat graffiti

Markets on the Coast Irregular Markets March 24 Baby and Kids Markets Bridgecoast Stadium, Duffys Road, Terrigal 9am until 12 March 30 Handmade Craft Market Bridgecoast Stadium, Terrigal 9.30am to 2.30pm MacMasters Beach Market and Second Hand Book Sale MacMasters Beach

Progress Association Hall 10am-2pm Patonga Easter Fete Patonga Progress Hall Cnr Bay & Brisk Street, Patonga 9am until 1pm April 7 Point Clare Community Hall Association Market Stall Day Point Clare Community Hall 9am-3pm

Regular Markets EVERY WEEKEND Ettalong Markets Cnr Schapper & Oceanview Roads, Ettalong Beach 9am -4pm EVERY Saturday The Entrance Waterfront Art & Craft Markets Waterfront Plaza, The Entrance 9am – 4pm EVERY Sunday The Entrance Lions Club Markets The Entrance Cinema Car Park, Bayview Ave 8:30am – 12:30pm. Toukley Sunday Markets Coles car park off Yaralla Rd in Toukley 7am – 1pm Sunday March 24 Avoca Beachside Markets Heazlett Park Foreshore 9am-2pm Saturday March 30 Church on the Hill Markets Anglican Church The Entrance 8am to 1pm Sunday March 31 Lions Club of Woy Woy Peninsula Monthly Markets Dunban Road Car Park, Woy Woy 9am-1pm Mangrove Mountain Country Markets Cnr Wiseman's Ferry Rd & Waratah Rd 9am - 2pm Saturday April 6 Budgewoi Lions Village Markets The Park opposite Coles Kincumber Markets Cnr Killuna Rd & Avoca Drive 7am to 12noon Morisset Showground Markets Morriset Showground Ourimbah St 8am onwards The Entrance Farmers Markets Memorial Park, The Entrance 9am – 1pm

Sunday April 7 Terrigal Wamberal Lions Club Car Boot Sale Terrigal Lagoon Reserve. Cnr Willoughby Rd & Terrigal Dr 9am -1pm Saturday April 13 Central Coast Craft Sale Art Studios at Gosford Regional Gallery 9.30am - 4pm Computer Fair Gosford Showground 10am – 2.30pm Gosford City Markets Kibble Park Gosford 8am -1pm Niagara Park Market Day Niagara Park Shopping Centre, Washington Ave 9am – 1pm Wyee Community Markets Wyee Hall Grounds, Cnr Wyee Rd & Huey Huey Rd 7am - 1pm Sunday April 14 Wyoming Community Centre Markets Wyoming Community Centre 9am – 2pm Mangrove Districts Market Corner Wisemans Ferry Road and Waratah Road 9am - 2pm Peninsula Waterfront Art & Produce Market Anderson Reserve, Cnr Brisbane water Drive and The Boulevarde 10am 3pm Saturday April 20 Terrigal Market Day 92 Serpentine Road Terrigal 9am to1pm The Handmade and Boutique Market The Hive in Erina Fair 9am - 5pm Sunday April 21 Davistown RSL Charity Markets Davistown RSL, 19 Murna Road 9am-2pm

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he Gosford Graffiti Art Project, which is part of the NSW Premier’s Student Volunteering Awards, has gathered a team of people together for another project tackling graffiti in the Umina area.

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The NSW Premier’s Student Volunteering Awards gives students an opportunity to serve their community, to acquire new skills and to meet new people. Gosford Graffiti Art Project coordinator Mr Charlie Trivers and his assistants, along with students from Brisbane Water Secondary College Umina campus, have been designing and painting a mural on Coopers store wall that forms a laneway

from West St to the car park behind the shops. The team has also been involved in the beautification of the dry cleaner’s establishment in Ettalong called Drop Your Pants and another mural on a community establishment at West St, Umina. The mural for Coopers was designed by the students from Brisbane Water Secondary College and depicts some of the items for sale in the Coopers store itself. The Coopers mural, which was started on Tuesday, March 6, is expected to take approximately one month to complete. Mr Trivers enlisted the help of art students in Years 7, 8 and 9 from Brisbane Water Secondary College with Ms Lea Lawler from the college coordinating the 11 art students.

Josh Hamilton, Rebecca Fuller, Kye Wellens and Lachlan Steel working on the mural

“The idea behind community murals is to minimise graffiti tagging,” said Mr Trivers. “Graffiti vandals do not seem to be attracted to leaving their tag on them. “The mural is a great example of collaborative community spirit. “The people who are

Thursday March 21 Wills Day, Woy Woy Library George Golla and Guy Strazz concert, Robert Knox Hall, 8pm St Joseph’s Workshop Open Day, West Gosford, 8am-12pm Small Biz Bus visits Erina, Platinum building, 9am-4pm

Friday March 22 Restore Op Shop third birthday celebrations, Umina, 10am Krait Club meeting, Cooinda Village, 10:15am Wine tasting, Pearl Beach Memorial Hall, 5pm-7pm St John the Baptist Catholic Primary School Big Arvo Brackets and Jam concert, Kincumba Mountain, 7pm Fun with Sounds workshop, Mingaletta Hall, 10:30am

Saturday March 23 Troubadour Folk Club concert, CWA Hall, Woy Woy, 7pm Coastal Communicators T o a s t m a s t e r s communication workshop, Avoca Bowling Club, 10:30am Second Hand Saturday Positive Living Gala Day, Peninsula Village, Umina, 9am-4pm Opera in the Arboretum, Pearl Beach Native Crommelin Arboretum Warnervale Fair, Warnervale Athletics Field, 9:30am-3:30pm Green Living workshop, Erina Centre, Erina Fair Land for Wildlife information session, MacMasters Beach Progress Association Hall,

producing the mural are working with the community and with the shopkeepers. “Repainting the wall every couple of months after it is trashed with graffiti is a time-consuming and expensive exercise for Gosford City Council,” he said.

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Monday March 25 Meditation evening, Warnervale Uniting Church, 6:30pm At Any Cost play reading, Peninsula Theatre, 7:30pm Musical Fiesta for Kids who are homeschools, the Rhythm Hut, 10:30am

Tuesday March 26 Central Coast Conservatorium fundraising concert, 7:30pm Meditation evening, Warnervale Uniting Church, 6:30pm Solace meeting, Central Coast Leagues Club, 2pm4pm

Wednesday March 27 Meditation evening, Warnervale Uniting Church, 6:30pm Central Coast art Society social meeting, 1:30pm, Gosford Arts Centre Tai Chi, Erina Community

Trust Hall, 9am-10am, free Green Living workshop, Erina Centre, Ocean Beach Surf Club Insulation forum, Business Incubation Centre, University of Newcastle Ourimbah Campus, 7pm

Easter service, Warnervale Uniting Church, 9am Breakfast in the Bays, Woy Woy Bay Community Hall Easter Sunday Parish Service, Umina Uniting Church, 9am Easter church service, Tumbi Calvary Baptist Church

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SuperJam, Bateau Bay Hotel Sharing in Holy Communion, Warnervale Uniting Church, 7pm Maundy Thursday service, Umina Uniting Church, 7:30pm MacMasters Beach Art Show, MacMasters Beach SLSC, 6pm Working with Children information sessions, Niagara Park Community Centre, 11am, 12pm and 1pm

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Friday March 29 Good Friday Service, Warnervale Uniting Church, 9am Good Friday Service, Ettalong Uniting Church, 9am Good Friday Service, Umina Uniting Church, 9am

Saturday March 30 Patonga Easter Fete, Patonga Progress Association Hall, 9am-1pm Central Coast Watercolour Society exhibition, Gosford Regional gallery, 10am4pm Peace Concert, Kibble

Friday April 5 Stevie and the Easybeats, Laycock St Community Theatre

Saturday April 6 Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service Charity Masquerade Ball, Crowne Plaza Terrigal, 7pm Central Coast Family History Society meeting, Lions Community Hall, East Gosford, 1pm

Sunday April 7 Central Coast Blues Society jam session, Breakers Country Club, Wamberal, 6pm-9pm GOATS Family Festival, Koala Park, San Remo

Tuesday April 9 Solace meeting, Central Coast Leagues Club, 2pm4pm

Wednesday April 10 Central Coast Potters Society committee meeting, 6:30pm, East Gosford


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representative Mr John Gorman. “A special congratulations to Tazmin Caldwell from Woy Woy South Public School, Leon Dransfield from Umina Public School and Tyler Gossip from Woy Woy South Public School, all of whom are coached at the Peninsula School of Tennis in Umina and have made it through to state try outs in Sydney.”

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March 21, 2013 - GRANDSTAND - P16

On the Water

Killcare scores at SLS Championships

Umina wins gold at home Peter Talty, Umina SLSC

Allan Wilson, Killcare Surf Club

espite the disruption and adverse conditions at the NSW Surf Life Saving Championships on March 2 and 3, host club, Umina, performed well with a number of gold medals won.

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Lachlan Braddish

Lachlan Braddish won gold in the U11 boys swim while Mimi Henderson won gold in the U13 girls board race and Rachel Wood won gold in the U14 girls swim. Kirsten Miller placed sixth in the U11 girls swim while Jemma Smith placed fifth in the U14 girls swim. In the ironperson events, Lachlan Braddish won silver in the U11 boys while Mimi Henderson placed fourth in the U13 girls and Rachel Wood placed fifth in the U15 girls. In the beach sprint events, Lailani Montgomery placed fifth in the U8 girls while Harry Braddish won silver in the U13 boys and Kieran Braddish placed sixth in the U14 boys.

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illcare Surf Club’s Masters performed well at the NSW Surf Life Saving Championships held earlier this month.

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Overall, Killcare Masters members picked up a tally of six medals, with two gold, a silver and three bronze. Additionally, a number narrowly missed placings in Open Men’s and Women’s and Junior events. Michaela Hofer, a prolific medallist at global, national and state levels, confirmed her world rating when she won gold in the 35 to 39 years women’s sprint and the 140 years combined ages women’s beach relay team with Laura Washington, Leah Fotofili and Tegan Spackman. Additionally, Michaela secured a silver medal in the 35 to 39 years women’s beach flags. Other Killcare medallists were the bronze-winning 160 years women’s boat crew of Sarah DoakStride, Monique Keogh, Deb Stenning and Megan Sheppard, with Mel Smith as sweep, Kellie Robinson

Michaela Hofer in the 40 to 45 years competitor and a great team women’s beach flags and person. current world and national “Kellie Robinson is titleholder Phil Tubby, who improving with every finished third in the men’s 50 performance and the ladies to 54 years beach flags. boat crew, after qualifying Reflecting on the Killcare for the final through the team’s performances, round robin series, came club coach John Bourne home strongly and were nominated those of Michaela a strong chance to grab a Hofer, Kellie Robinson and silver medal in the dying the women’s boat crew as seconds of this event. “standouts”. “It all augurs well for the “ M i c h a e l a ’ s upcoming Australian titles in (performances) speak for a couple of weeks’ time in themselves,” he said. Queensland.” “She is a wonderful

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On the Water

P15 - GRANDSTAND - March 21, 2013

Poor conditions force surf events’ move to Terrigal Alix Vanny, SLSNSW

n east coast low hanging over the Central Coast on Friday, March 1, brought horrendous conditions to the Allphones NSW Age Surf Life Saving Championships which saw a number of events moved from Ocean BeachUmina to Terrigal.

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Despite the multiple program changes, thousands of nippers aged eight to 14 had the opportunity to compete. Officials who have been involved with surf lifesaving state championships for close to four decades said they couldn’t recall worse conditions for a NSW junior state final. “This weekend has been very trying for everyone,” said Surf Life Saving NSW president Mr Tony Haven. “I’d like to thank the competitors and their parents for their patience and understanding given the program changes and split venues.” Despite the driving rain and wind, Central Coast clubs fared well over the carnival, which was originally meant to be a three-day event, but finished up a condensed two-day program. Narrowly missing out on top place for the second year

Wyong students perform well at state level swim Ian Liney, Wyong Christian Community College

hree students from Wyong Christian Community College competed at the Junior State Swimming Carnival in Blacktown on Monday, March 4.

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Year 2 student Thomas Clark placed third in

backstroke and seventh in freestyle while classmate Darcy Stubbs placed second in his backstroke heat and ninth in breaststroke. Year 5 students Emily Leslie competed in six races and placed first in breaststroke and medley and third in butterfly.

Interschool junior physical disabilities swimming carnival held

Nikkie Beltran, Northcott

in a row, was Avoca Beach SLSC, just six points behind the large Sydney Northern Beaches club Manly SLSC. The Flaherty family, who moved to the Coast in 2005, had collected three gold medals by the end of the first day of competition. Owen Flaherty won the U10 boys beach sprint beating Manly’s Tyler Sully and Sam Braun from Bronte, and was part of the all age beach relay winning combination. Owen has been training

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15 to 20 hours a week over the summer and said he was determined to better his fifth in last year’s U9 sprint final. “I knew I had had a lot of work to do,” he said. Older brother Finn collected gold in the U12 board relay conducted at Terrigal, which was opened up as part of a safe contingency plan based on the atrocious weather and sea state at Ocean BeachUmina. One brother opted for beach events and the other for water, and dad Greg said this allowed each to do well in their own discipline. “We moved to Avoca in 2005 and the boys have been in nippers at Avoca SLSC ever since. “The kids in our club are all good mates, they want to win but in between there is good sportsmanship,” he said. Owen’s heroes are Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Ironman Ky Hurst and older club mate and success story, Jake O’Brien. Other junior Central

Coast competitors made a solid impression at the NSW Age Surf Life Saving Championships. A number of competitors did host club Umina proud, including U13 athlete Mimosa Henderson, who took out the board race in trying conditions. “Winning was a bit of a surprise, the conditions were very messy, but I have been training very hard for this event. “I didn’t really have the home advantage today because the conditions were so wild,” said Henderson. Mimosa edged out close friend and fellow water polo teammate Jazmyn Rodwell from Terrigal, who secured the silver. Up and coming competitor Lachlan Braddish, also from Umina, did well to secure gold in the U11 surf race and silver in the U11 ironman. Brother Harry was impressive on the sand, winning silver in the U13 beach sprint.

hildren with p h y s i c a l disabilities from Gosford East Primary School travelled to Sydney to make a splash at Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre for Northcott’s annual Interschool Junior Swimming Carnival on Wednesday, March 13.

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Northcott’s Swimming Carnivals provide children with disabilities with the opportunity to compete in an accessible carnival environment adapted especially for children with physical disabilities. Students participated in a variety of races and novelty events such as the noodle race and ping pong event. The carnival accommodates all levels of abilities, with children competing against each other according to their age

and ability. Paralympian Kristy Pond, 15, who lives with cerebral palsy and competed in wheelchair racing at last year’s London Games, was present to cheer on athletes, having competed in Northcott events throughout primary and high school years. “I will always remember the humble, fun beginnings I had at Northcott carnivals and I’m very grateful to have had that opportunity to start off my athletics career at them,” said Kristy. “London was an amazing journey; to compete in front of 80,000 people showed me that the general public are accepting of athletes with disabilities. “But, it must be remembered that not all people living with a disability strive to compete at this level, yet all people with a disability need some level of support which Northcott can provide.”

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Ocean Beach surfers compete at Noosa Festival Craig Coulton, OBMC

hree surfers represented the Ocean Beach Malibu Club at the 2013 Noosa Festival of Surfing conducted at First Point, Noosa, from March 10 to 16.

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All three reached the finals of their respective events against long boarders from all over the world. Kai Ellice-Flint won the Old Mal division against seasoned competitors and placed third in the U18s. Tom Payne, 14, claimed fourth place in the U15s final while newcomer to the OBMC, John Gill, placed third in the final of the O40s despite recovering from a broken wrist. In other events, the OBMC held its first point score contest for the year at Umina Beach on Sunday, February 24. Wild seas and strong onshore winds in the days leading up to the contest

had everyone assuming the competition would be postponed but a light NNE breeze cleaned up the water surface and the swell dropped to around head high. John Gill, in his first contest with the OBMC, showed he was going to be in contention for the 2013 championship title, untroubled in winning both rounds from last year’s champion Garry Halliday and Tom Payne in third place ahead of Chris Irwin, Craig Coulton and Brian Cook. Marty Skewes, who returned to the club after a year’s absence, claimed victory in the seconds while Matt Sing easily won the thirds. Ben Scully-Hawkins made up for a disastrous first round heat by winning the fourths while another member surfing his first contest with the club, John Wilson, was successful in the

fifths with Peter Wellington winning the sixths. The full results for the contest were: Round one, heat one: Garry Halliday, Martin Skewes, Matt Sing, Greg McKilliam, John O’Malley and Peter Wellington. Heat two: Craig Coulton, Sean Cornwall Richie McClelland, Ben ScullyHawkins, Tony Irwin and Daryl Anderson. Heat three: John Gill, John Payne, Angus O’Malley, Hayden Wellington, Brent Olsson and Callum Baker. Heat four: Kai Ellice-Flint, Matt Kirby, Ron Stockings, Angela Goodwin, John Wilson and Mark Shaw. Heat five: Chris Irwin, Chris Taylor, Mick Day, Dave Wirth, Dave Moulton and Paul Viron. Heat six: Tom Payne, Lachlan Mackay, Craig Palmer, Matt Cornwall and Wylie Gill. Heat seven: Brian Cook,

Mark Rylands and Bill Burke. Round two, heat one: John Gill, Garry Halliday, Tom Payne, Chris Irwin, Craig Coulton and Brian Cook. Heat two: Martin Skewes, Sean Cornwall, Mark Rylands, Chris Taylor, John Payne, Lachlan Mackay and Matt Kirby. Heat three: Matt Sing, Ron Stockings, Angus O’Malley, Craig Palmer, Mick Day, Richie McClelland and Bill Burke. Heat four: Ben ScullyHawkins, Hayden Wellington, Matt Cornwall, Greg McKilliam, Dave Wirth and Angela Goodwin. Heat five: John Wilson, John O’Malley, Tony Irwin, Wylie Gill, Brent Olsson and Dave Moulton. Heat six: Peter Wellington, Callum Baker, Daryl Anderson, Mark Shaw and Paul Viron. Kai Ellice-Flint Photo: Tony Gilbert

Marine Discovery Centre seeks scuba divers Jane Smith, CCMDC

he Central Coast Marine Discovery Centre (CCMDC) is inviting all scuba divers on the Central Coast to register with the newly formed Marine Discovery Divers.

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Marine Discovery Divers is a network of divers interested in marine conservation and marine science. Divers will take part in fish identification surveys, occasional clean ups, photography projects and other opportunities as they arise. As a first initiative, a series of free workshops will be held in March and April to train divers in a range of skills including fish identification, underwater photography and understanding of the Range Extension Database and Mapping Project (Redmap) website. These workshops will allow divers to provide important input into the new and interactive website Redmap. “The Marine Discovery Divers Network aims to bring together individual divers, local dive shops and dive clubs working together to increase participate in ‘citizen science’ initiatives

and practices that contribute to a healthy marine environment,” said CCMDC spokesperson Ms Jane Smith. “We have been fortunate to receive funding from the Federal Government’s Community Action Grants to run a series of initial training workshops allowing divers to participate in the Redmap program.” Redmap, which was launched in NSW in December last year has invited all members of the Australian community to spot, photograph, log and map marine species that are not common in Australia or along particular parts of our coastline. They can then upload this information to the website where the sighting can be verified by expert scientists from the University of Newcastle and DPI NSW (Fisheries). “The data on Redmap provides real-time tracking of changes to species distributions that all users can contribute to and view,” said NSW Redmap coordinator Associate Professor Natalie Moltschaniwskyj. “Local divers and fishermen have already picked up some fish species that are new to our waters, such as the Klein’s Butterfly

Fish, Redspot Wrasse, Spangled Emperor and the Coral Sea Gregory. “The use of this website relies upon people being willing to record and log any out-of-range marine animals and plants. “These workshops will assist by giving divers the skills and confidence to participate in the program.” The CCMDC will also be setting up a system for

divers to conduct a series of pilot dives so that they can practice their new skills in recording different marine species. The Marine Discovery Divers using the Redmap initiative is funded by Caring for our Country and hosted by the Central Coast Marine Discovery Centre. Redmap NSW is led by the University of Newcastle.

Point Clare students finish second at Zone Colin Cashman, Point Clare Public School

wenty-seven Point Clare Public School students participated in the Zone Swimming Carnival held at the Peninsula Leisure Centre on Monday, March 11.

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Point Clare finished second overall with Lisarow Public School taking out the competition. “The children had a very enjoyable day and for many children it was their first time representing the school,”

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Athletics

P13 - GRANDSTAND - March 21, 2013

Forty Woy Woy athletes qualify

Cross Country season to commence

Tammy Sonter, Woy Woy Peninsula Little Athletics Nicky Kelly

oy Woy Pe n i n s u l a Little Athletics Centre has had 40 athletes qualify for Regionals, 29 of whom competed at Zone on February 23 and 24 at Glendale.

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“This year was the first time our athletes have competed in this region under a completely different method of qualifying for state,” said Woy Woy Peninsula Little Athletics publicity officer Ms Tammy Sonter. “Despite the weather, the children did a fantastic job and put in 100% effort. “They should be very proud of themselves. “We achieved some fantastic results for our club with the following athletes qualifying for state championships to be held at Sydney Olympic park on March 23 and 24,” said Ms Sonter.

he 2013 season of Central Coast Cross Country will

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begin on Saturday, April 6, at the Pioneer Dairy in Tacoma.

The Central Coast Cross Country running club, which runs at different venues across the Central Coast,

has been running since the late 1990s and has approximately 500 runners who compete each season. Ages vary from five years through to 75, with families encouraged to participate as a way to keep fit and active. The distances for the runs are 1.5 kilometres, three kilometres and six kilometres. The season runs through until Saturday, August 31, where it will finish with a presentation of trophies and awards for standout members.

Rowan Brown qualified in the 1,500m, Daisy Duguid, Elliot Easson and Georgia Gordan in the 800m, Bailey Holt in the 70m and Mikayla Sonter in the 90m hurdles and long jump. “It is a great improvement for the club as only one athlete qualified for state last year,” said president Bob Walkley. “Daisy, Georgia and Mikayla are the first girls to represent the club at State level since 2007. “Well done to all the athletes who competed and to the devoted parents, committee members and coaches for all their help on the day with various duties. “To the six athletes that will be attending state all the very best of luck. “You must be commended on your efforts, you have done yourselves and Woy Woy Peninsula Little Athletics so very proud,” said Mr Walkley.

St Patricks hold cross country Nicole Cumming, St Patricks Catholic Primary School

t Patricks Catholic Primary School held its cross country event on Friday, March 15, at Adcock Park.

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Students who were eight, nine or 10 years old ran 2km while 11, 12 and 13 year olds ran 3km. The eight years event male and female events were won by Michael Holmes and Violet Gates respectively while the nine years events were won by

Alec Warwick and Elise Patrick. The 10 years events were won by Daniel Peters and Sophie Holiday, the 11 years event were won by Alex Bailey and Jessica Sawyer and the Open age events were won by Amngelo Mosquero and Danielle Pizzata. A team of 100 students will now progress to the CCC Cross Country Carnival to be held at Adcock Park on Friday, April 5.

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March 21, 2013 - GRANDSTAND - P12

Bowls

A good start to Men’s Pennants Bob Bourke, Bowls Central Coast

n round one of the Central Coast Men’s Pennant c o m p e t i t i o n , Ettalong Memorial Bowling Club showed how much they wanted to win back the Grade One Pennant with a win over last year’s winner Avoca Beach.

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Playing on home turf, Ettalong got away to a flying start on all three rinks with John Roberts’ team scoring an all-the-way 22-15 win from Avoca’s Brett Pritchard. With the end wins shared almost evenly, it was the greater number of multiples by Ettalong that told the difference. Aron Sherriff skipped his Ettalong team to a 20-9 caning of Tony Shoebridge, allowing Avoca to score five singles and two twos in a match that drew applause for the accurate draw shots from Ettalong’s lead Luke McBeatty. The win was a late birthday present for Luke who turned 17 three days before the game. It was no easy task for Ettalong’s Lee Trethowan and his team as they were up against former English International representative Phil Downs who had come

to Australia to play for Avoca for his fourth year in a row. Phil skipped his team in a game that saw Ettalong crowd the jack, forcing Phil to drive into the head and kill the end on at least four occasions. With the scores tied at 6-6 on end seven, 9-9 on end 10 and Ettalong trailing by six shots at end 14, Ettalong kept their cool and exploded by rattling off 12 shots for six ends straight, to lead Avoca by six shots with one end to go. It was all over for Avoca as a single shot scored on the last end wasn’t enough to stop Ettalong winning the game 21-16 and the master scoreboard 63-40 which gave the home side three rink wins and six competition points. The Entrance Bowling Club met Terrigal at home in the grade one second round on Saturday, March 16. Both sides put on a great exhibition with the master scoreboard even at 19-19 at 24 ends and 23-23 at 30 ends with Terrigal grabbing a win on the final master scoreboard of 49-44, which included two rink wins, and collected five competition points. All three games were a show of top quality bowls, particularly on rink two

where the teams of Dick Thornton (The Entrance) and Bruce Jewell (Terrigal) had a toe-to-toe battle from start to finish with Bruce’s team ending up scraping a win 18-16. Another tight game was between Miro Perovik (Terrigal) and Bill Constantine (The Entrance) who were tied 13-13 on end 20 before Bill’s team scored a three on the last end for a 16-13 rink win, while Darren Morrison (Terrigal) had an all-the-way 18-12 win over Phil Flippence (The Entrance). Meanwhile, at Bateau Bay Bowling Club more great bowls were on the menu as the visitors from Ettalong Memorial Bowling Club were determined to keep on a roll following their round one win over Avoca the week before. The host club were not going to give the Peninsula boys an easy time and Aron Sherriff’s Ettalong team had to work hard against Bateau Bay’s Steve Bryant and team. Ettalong managed to sew the game up for a 27-23 rink win but John Roberts (Ettalong), with Shane White leading had it easier, taking a rink win of 25-14 from Bateau Bay’s skip Greg Cott. Ettalong’s other team,

Shane White (left) and Harley McDonald (right) firing for Ettalong at Bateau Bay

with Lee Trethowan as skip, had a nail-biter of a game against a determined Kevin Trezise (Bateau Bay) with the score tied at 13-13 on end 20 and, with both teams giving it their all, it was Kevin’s team that grabbed one shot on the 21st end, and one competition point for Bateau Bay. Ettalong is now leading grade one with 11 competition points from two rounds.

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Betty Polson, Bateau Bay Women’s Bowling Club

ateau Bay lady bowlers Fay Larkin and Margaret Stokes (skip) had a convincing win over Helen Lewis and Di Chalklin in the final of the Club Pairs on Thursday, March 7, with a score of 18-9.

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The game commenced on February 21, but after the completion of five ends, the game was abandoned due to heavy rain. Fay and Margaret handled the conditions well and led 8-1. With a strong field vying for the title, Fay and Margaret fared well with previous game scores of 2219, 14-10 and 24-7. After a few ends the game got away when Fay moved a winning shot by Helen but, on a measure, Helen had secured her two lead bowls as the winners which brought the score to 11-4 in Margaret’s favour. In the next end Helen

Fay Larkin and Margaret Stokes(skip)

again put her first bowl on the jack which held until the end score of 11-5.

Another two wins by Helen and Di gave them three consecutive wins of

seven points. The 13th end saw Helen draw to the jack with Di’s first in another draw, which gave them two up. Margaret, not to be beaten, drew just behind the jack for the shot. End 14 was anyone’s with all bowls clustered close to the jack for a measure. Helen continued in great form but the 15th end saw Fay move the winning bowl and her first two bowls held the head. The ends had been long up to this time but Fay, with the mat, shortened it considerably and they were ahead by three shots before Di put down another ‘wow’ draw bowl and reduced it to one which ended the final 18-9 in Fay and Margaret’s favour. The last end was not played Fay and Margaret said they were thrilled with their win, having taken out the title in 2010 as well.

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Union

P11 - GRANDSTAND - March 21, 2013

Central Coast no match for Gordon

14 schools compete in Jesse Parahi Cup Michael Magriplis, Sevens Rugby Schoolboy competition

Larry Thomson, Central Coast Rugby Union

he Central Coast Rugby Union team commenced their NSW Country Championships with a trial against a strong Gordon team on Saturday, March 9, at Mingara.

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Finalists – Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College Tumbi Umbi Campus, St Edward’s College, Lisarow High and Brisbane Water Secondary College Umina Campus students he Jesse Parahi on the Gold Coast preparing 10-5 by Tuggerah Lakes Magriplis. “The feedback from the Cup, a Sevens for the Hong Kong Sevens Secondary College, Tumbi Umbi Campus, over St boys was very positive and event of the IRB circuit said, Rugby Schoolboy “It’s so good to see so many Edward’s College. it was a true testament to competition, was students playing sevens The Plate was won by rugby with free running play held on March 7 and rugby on the Coast”. Lisarow High School over resulting lots of tries being 8 at Brisbane Water “To fulfil my dream of Brisbane Water Secondary scored. Secondary College, representing my country in College. “The games were played Umina campus. rugby will hopefully inspire In the Year 7 event, the in the right spirit, ending up Approximately 300 13 and the next batch of Central Cup was won by Green with excellent camaraderie,” 14 year old Central Coast Coast rugby players to Point Christian College said Mr Magriplis. boys from 14 secondary maybe strive to be future who defeated St Edward’s schools each played at least Olympians in our rugby College 25-10, and the Year five games of sevens rugby sevens program. 7 Plate event was won by on each day. “I am disappointed I Terrigal High over St Peter’s The Jesse Parahi couldn’t get back for the Catholic College. Cup was named after an event but I know it’s getting “This event was a lot Avoca Beach Junior and bigger each year and that’s of fun and an introduction Kincumber High student, great for the game,” said for many players,” said who is the current captain of Jesse. Sevens Rugby Schoolboy the Australia Sevens team. In the Year 8 event, the competition development Jesse, who was in camp Cup competition was won manager Mr Michael

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“Gordon won the trial by 15 points to five but the standard of play from both teams was the outstanding feature,” said Central Coast Rugby Union president Larry Thomson. Central Coast started strongly but Gordon scored midway through the first half to take the lead. “Conditions were quite warm and the players were finding the conditions quite tiring,” said Thomson. Gordon gradually got ahead and gained the ascendancy only late in the game. “Gordon is a Sydney Premier Rugby side and showed their skills in this game. “The only try for the Central Coast was scored by halfback Mitch Hyde. “Central Coast certainly gave it their all and was most committed from start to finish. “Best players for Central Coast were lock Joe Taylor, prop Luke Sheridan, half back Mitch Hyde and number eight Emile Thomas.

“It was certainly an intense game and answered a few questions for the local coach, Paul Briggs. “This was only the seniors’ second trial because of washouts but the squad will work hard in preparation for the big game in two weeks’ time. “This was an excellent preparation for the Central Coast team who take on Illawarra in the first round of the NSW Country Championships at Tamworth on March 23. “The Central Coast Colts also had a great hit out against the Gordon Colts. “The local side was defeated by 20 points to five but the good sign was that the Central Coast team improved as the game went on. “They got away to a slow start but the further the match went the more confident the local side became. “The Colts had several good players but none were better than lock Sam Kenny, flanker Jarrod Grange, fullback Will Magnusson and number eight Andrew Lawler. “This team should do well at Tamworth where they meet Mid North Coast in the first round. “Coach Brett Marchant was quite pleased by the local team’s effort on the day,” said Thomson.

Coast aims to reclaim the Caldwell Cup Larry Thomson, Central Coast Rugby Union

he 2013 NSW C o u n t r y Rugby Union Championships will be held this weekend on March 23 and 24 in Tamworth with senior teams from the Central Coast to contest the Caldwell Cup.

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past achievements. If you would like your sport, club, school or team included and have information and photographs, please send them to us for consideration. Contact details are on page 2.

There are no restrictions but we would prefer to start with material prior to 1970. Where appropriate and space permits,

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The Caldwell Cup has been competed for since 1951 and Newcastle Hunter has won the Cup for the past five years. All Zones will play their semi-final rounds on the Saturday before moving

on to the Championship deciders on the Sunday. A total of 17 teams will be involved over the weekend with eight zones playing for the Caldwell Cup and the Richardson Shield, and eight teams competing in the NSW Country Colts Championship. Central Coast Rugby Union has won the Caldwell Cup on four occasions, in 1993 at Concord Oval in Sydney, and then for three successive years from 2005 to 2007. In recent years Central Coast Rugby Union has made the finals and last year

finished in fourth position. The local senior side is being coached by Paul Briggs and the team has been in preparation since the end of last year. The Central Coast will play against Illawarra on Saturday in their semi-final and is hopeful of winning the game and continuing on to win the Caldwell Cup on the Sunday. The Central Coast Colts will play Mid North Coast on the Saturday and are hopeful of winning that fixture and moving on to the final on the Sunday.


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Cricket grand finals held Aidan Cuddington

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In Premier League, Narara retained the Gavenlock Shield with a nail-biting 1-run win over Lisarow. The two sides had lead the competition from start to finish with Lisarow taking out the minor premiership with Narara second. The weather was kind and play started on Saturday with Narara captain Andy Ryan winning the toss and electing to bat. The Lisarow attack had immediate success with Mitchell Coombes removing Troy Marchant, caught by wicket-keeper Blake Iddles. Andrew Bull came to the crease and set about building a solid innings against an enthusiastic and talented set of bowlers. At one stage Narara were 4-39 but Bull and Andrew Murray saw the score through to 91 before Bull was out for 49. The lower order worked hard and with Murray’s 34 and Tony Cornwell's 27 and Dane Hokin's 17, Narara reached 188. Lisarow bowlers gave a great account of themselves,

with Mitchell Coombes (343), Matt Jones (3-27) and skipper Chris Archer (25 overs 1-33) leading the way. Lisarow had to face two overs at the end of the first day and Narara’s Ashley Shoobridge dismissed Chis Sheppeard to leave Lisarow half at the close of play. Sunday saw another perfect day for cricket on an immaculate Erina Oval and Lisarow set about chasing down the total. The batsmen found it tough to keep the scoreboard ticking over and, at one stage, they were 4-50 with 40 overs to go.

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Lisarow’s strong middle order started to assert themselves but just as a batsman would appear to be set he would get dismissed. Ken Huckle, Matt Jones, Ryan Fenning and Michell Coombes all got started only to lose their wickets before going on to get a big score. Trent Riley batted superbly for 76 not out, only to see his team-mates lose their wickets in dramatic fashion. The last two wickets were run-outs as the tail-enders tried to turn the strike over to Riley with the final wicket

59 overs and were bowled out for 151. Brendan Simpson achieved 43 Brady Pennington 41 and Mitch Pennington 33, while Umina’s bowlers were led by Daniel Fiddock 5-47 and Jordan O’Donnell 3-45. Umina batted again and, with captain Brad Jones scoring 50 they scored 126. Lisarow gained the outright win with 3-49 with a couple of overs to spare. Division two was another terrific game at Gavenlock Oval. The Entrance batted first and used their full 80 overs to reach 201 all out. Jack Bailey top scored with 55 supported by captain Nick Harris with 32. Doyalson’s bowlers were led by Daniel Watson with 4-55. Doyalson then reached the target losing four wickets along the way with two of their younger players Jonathon Boyd (56 not out) and Josh Abel 49 leading the way. Kincumber took out the division three grand final with a hard-fought win over Narara. Toukley comfortably defeated Warnervale in division four, Lisarow beat Woy Woy in division five,

of Scott Burkinshaw falling in the final over. Narara’s bowlers were led by Man of the Match Andrew Murray (3-37) and Ashley Shoobridge (2-55) and they were helped by the three run-outs. In division one at Sohier Park, Lisarow had a comfortable outright win over minor premiers Umina. Lisarow set the game up on the first day by bowling Umina out for 73 in 45 overs. Rod Wehrle took 4-9 and Mitch Pennington 4-21. Troy Spicer top scored with 29. Lisarow then batted for

and Wyong's win over The Entrance in division six was, at the time of writing, under dispute. Doyalson defeated Lisarow in division seven and in the Suburban One Day Limited Overs competition Narara beat Lisarow in grade one and Lisarow beat The Entrance in grade two. The Junior Grand Finals saw Toukley beat Woy Woy by 20 runs in the U17As. Kincumber beat Narara in the U17B T20 final, The Entrance took out the U15A over Toukley, the U15B was, at the time of writing, subject of a protest, Warnervale beat Lisarow in the U15Cs, The Entrance beat Gosford in the U13As, Umina beat The Entrance in the U13Bs, Terrigal beat The Entrance in the U13Cs, Terrigal beat Umina in the U11As, Narara beat Warnervale in the U11Bs and the U11’s saw Woy Woy beat Gosford. Highlights of the day were 82 runs scored by Thomas Sigley of Toukley in the U17As, Dylan Bennet 3-5 for The Entrance U15A team, Luke Fuller 3-6 for The Entrance U13As and Alex Searle 3-17 in Woy Woy’s U17A match.

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Almost $5 million is to be allocated from a variety of sources for the work. Chamber president Mr Matthew Wales said: “Gosford Council attended the Chamber AGM and confirmed that the upgrade of the Ettalong foreshore would kick off in May this year. “A total of $5 million would be spent on the works which includes the $2 million promised by the Federal Government prior to the last

Federal Election,” said Mr Wales. “While the delays to the project have been frustrating, the $5 million funding is good news with a combination of Council, State and Federal funds being made available,” said Mr Wales. “The Chamber had been previously advised that work would commence in August 2012 and then again in March 2013. “The project will include the upgrading and reclamation works along Ferry Reserve between Beach St and Bangalow St, upgrading of Lance Webb Reserve including the bicycle and pedestrian link from the

ferry wharf to Picnic Pde and major beach renourishment works which will restore Ettalong Beach to a 15 metre width. “These works are a culmination of nearly 18 years of lobbying by the Peninsula Chamber to have the foreshore upgraded so that the area can once again attract visitors to Ettalong and boost the local economy. “We are also delighted that Council may also allocate an additional $2.4 million towards the much needed revetment wall along Lance Webb Reserve that will finally repair the severe erosion in this area.

“This is important and vital investment in the local community would demonstrate Council’s commitment to boosting the fortunes of the Ettalong Beach town centre. “Council is also proposing a new café-restaurant building on the proposed reclamation area at the end of Beach St which is due to go out for public comment on March 13. “While this is inconsistent with what the Chamber envisaged as part of the plan of management, we recognise that it is an important piece of infrastructure that has the potential to raise revenue for the ongoing upkeep of the foreshore reserve,”

said Mr Wales. “We will be keen to look at the proposal and how it fits within the management plan and gauge how it may further activate the foreshore area”. “Overall, the funding announcements are welcome news to the Chamber and the local business community and we look forward to the work commencing in May,” said Mr Wales. Media Release, 12 Mar 2013 Matthew Wales, Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Status of Women Committee chairperson and Australian Local Government Women’s Association NSW Branch secretary Cr Vicki Scott leading the march Photo: ValsPix

Patonga plan placed on exhibition Gosford Council has placed the Draft Patonga Crown Reserves and Dark Corner Cottages Crown Lands Plan of Management on public exhibition on Saturday, March 16. The document will remain on public exhibition for 28 days and Council will accept submissions for 42 days from the date it was placed on exhibition. Council will adopt the tabled documents should no submissions be received that a comprise significant objection to the Draft Patonga Crown Reserves and Dark Corner Cottages Crown Lands Plan of Management. Should significant objections be received, a further report will be prepared for the Council detailing submissions received.

Gosford Council’s director city services Mr Stephen Glen said in his report to Council that Patonga Crown Reserves contained public lands that provided social, recreational, environmental and economic values that had the potential to provide a range of conservation and tourism based experiences. “The draft Patonga Crown Reserves and Dark Corner Cottages Crown Lands Plan of Management will facilitate how these goals can be achieved, whilst simultaneously aiming to protect the unique character of the coastal village.” Mr Glen’s report stated that the core principles of the Plan of Management were to ensure that the essential character of the area was maintained and strengthened in a sustainable manner, and to improve the condition of, and community

access to, public areas, particularly the foreshore. They were also to address issues of public risk and safety, to manage heritage items, to manage increased demands on accommodation and commercial opportunities. Other aims were to address the adequate provision of car parking, to promote the features of the area so that they may be fairly enjoyed by all members of the community and to prevent the degradation of Crown Land caused by inappropriate or over use. In 2006, the Department of Lands provided funding for the preparation of a Plan of Management for Patonga Caravan and Camping Area which has been in progress since February 2007. In December 2007, Council was approached by the then NSW

Department of Lands requesting that the Draft Plan of Management for the Caravan and Camping Area be incorporated into a Patonga Crown Reserves and Dark Corner Cottages Crown Lands Plan of Management. Due to significant time constraints in the preparation of the overarching Patonga Crown Reserves and Dark Corner Cottages Crown Lands Plan of Management, it was decided that the Draft Patonga Caravan and Camping Area Plan of Management be placed on public exhibition in June 2008 given its prominent foreshore location, crown land assessment, and popularity amongst both visitors and local residents. In May 2009, after review of the submissions received and further advancement of the Patonga Crown Reserves and Dark Corner Cottages Crown Lands Plan of Management,

it was decided that the amendments would need to go back out on public exhibition. The outcomes of community consultation led to the development of management objectives which included the protection of the scenic value and ecologically sustainable limits of the Land, improvements to access and circulation, continuance and improvement of public and park amenities and recreational amenities, provision of security through improved vehicular access and increased security surveillance, promotion of the area as a family friendly caravan and camping area and recreational area and recognition of the significance and history of the land in any future management options. Gosford Council Agenda CIT.8, 5 Mar 2013

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osford Council’s Status of Women Committee held its annual International Women’s Day celebrations on Friday, March 8.

The event commenced with the popular annual march down Mann St and culminated in an official ceremony with entertainment and a barbecue in Kibble Park. Status of Women Committee chairperson and Australian Local Government Women’s Association NSW

Branch secretary Cr Vicki Scott said that the day honoured the achievements of women right around the world. “International Women’s Day is a celebration of the powerful role of women in political, cultural and economic fields. “This year’s theme,

Voiceless Women, also provided an opportunity to highlight some of the issues women still face in our community,” Cr Scott said. Member for Robertson Ms Deborah O’Neill said she was “very proud” to march with local women to continue to advance the cause of gender equality in the community.

She said that the Labor Government had made great strides in bringing equality for women participating in workplaces around the country. “We have funded a pay increase for 120,000 female community workers, we have introduced the Workplace Gender Equality Act, and we have made record investment for skills and education for women in non-traditional employment.

“The Labor Party has a long legacy of delivering policy to help advance the status of women, and I am proud to be an Australian today as we look to our female Prime Minister, and our female Governor-General as markers of how far we have come,” said Ms O’Neill. However, Ms O’Neill said there was more work to be done. “We must ensure that we continue to work hard

to deliver a better deal for women, including nurturing female talent in traditionally male dominated industries, and bringing fairer representation to government and private sector boards.” Media Release, 7 Mar 2013 Richard Mehrtens, Office of Deborah O’Neill MP Media Release, 25 Feb 2013 Gosford Council Media

The event had a line-up of over 90 of Australia’s country artists and performers at over 25 venues throughout Wyong Shire and Gosford City. “This event is a wonderful boost for the local economy, said The Entrance Town Centre Management manager Mr Paul Barnes. “Large numbers of visitors, both locally and from out of town, came to the region to attend the festival. “We are delighted to welcome visitors to our town and the region each year for this event, which is now starting to rival other large Country Music Festivals in Australia. “The festival, having celebrated its 13th year, is not only for our local community to enjoy but is beneficial to the local economy through job creation. “Picture perfect weather for the entire three days saw huge crowds gather on the foreshore of The Entrance with venues

mostly fully booked throughout the weekend. “Accommodation properties recorded

extremely high occupancy rates. “Saturday featured Simply Bushed, the

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2013 Toyota Star Maker Winner Ms Kaylee Bell, Mr Craig Morrison, Camille and Stuie, Wolverines and Melinda Schneider. “Other highlights of the weekend were the junior and senior

busking competitions which attracted record entries providing free entertainment throughout the township. “ A u d i e n c e s were thrilled with performances on the Sails Stage by Kristy

James, Bryce Sainty, Liam Brew, Kelly Hope, Christie Lamb and the Brothers 3,” said Mr Barnes. Media release, 12 Mar 2013 Donna Judge, The Entrance Town Centre Management

Melinda Schneider at the Country Music Festival

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wo Umina Beach PCYC boxers, Satali TeviFuimaono and Mark Glew, have qualified for the World Championships in Kiev, Ukraine, in August after they both won gold medals at the National Titles in Adelaide.

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They were joined on the medal dais by team mate Jason Fawcett, who also won gold in what was his third fight, and Kyle Schneider who missed out on gold after he was ruled out for the finals bout by the doctor. “For Satali, this was to be his third straight Australian Title, and was won with the style, flair and power the young man has become renowned for,” said Umina PCYC coach Joel Keegan. “He faced a tough and rugged Queensland opponent Lachie De Santis who could not contain the Brisbane Water High School captain, as he raced away to win 17-1, the biggest margin of the entire week of the National Championships. “His Queensland opponent tried everything he could to compete and upset the rhythm of the Umina boxer, but to no avail as young Satali was clinical, repeatedly landing powerful shots that forced at least one eight count against a very willing opponent. “It was a near faultless performance from Satali, despite what was a pretty disrupted preparation.

“Qualifying for the World Championships has been a big goal for a while, but we will need to improve another 10 to 20% to be a medal chance. “This looks like being the biggest World Championships on record, with both Cuban and American representation, as well as the entire European and Asian blocks, so we will be ready. “Mark Glew, fighting at his first National Titles, had to find something special in two bouts to claim his gold medal and his plane ticket to the Ukraine. “Coming from behind in both his semi and his final, Glew earnt a reputation as the ‘heart-break kid’ as the coaching staff were distraught watching him claw back a deficit in the final seconds of both bouts. “Glew had his hands full in the first semi against Victorian Kade Alexander, whose rangy build and awkward style posed real problems for Mark, and meant Mark had a two point lead to pull back going in to the final round. “Digging deep, Glew overwhelmed his opponent and the points that were denied him in the first two rounds started to flow for a very close win. “Mark is a special kid. “What he was able to do, come from behind and virtually refuse to lose, showed so much character. “It wouldn’t surprise anyone that watched him train though. “He will have to, and I’m sure he will, lift another level

Mark Glew, Jason Fawcett and Satali Tevi-Fuimaono

for these World Champs. “The final was a very similar story, with the Tasmanian opponent slipping away to a two point lead until Glew charged home in the last round. “In an incredibly close decision, Mark won on count back after the scores had been locked 8-8, and his path to World Championships had been secured. “Young Jason Fawcett, a Woy Woy Rugby League Junior, was given little chance against the highly fancied and undefeated Queensland sharpshooter

Theo Rayfield. “However it was the Peninsula’s power puncher who was to prove to be too sharp, landing clean shots with both hands, racking up a big score by the end of the second round. “The final score was 12-4 and a clear indication of the success Fawcett had enjoyed with some telling punches. “I never doubted Jason ‘pacman’ Fawcett for a second. “He had everything going against him, a red hot opponent, needing to drop

weight, being a rank novice with only two fights himself, I knew it wouldn’t matter. “This kid is a competitor. “A silver medal at a national championship is never a bad thing, but it was not a great moment for Kyle Schneider or the team at Umina PCYC when Kyle had to settle for a silver medal, after being ruled out of his gold medal finals bout by the doctor. “He had suffered what seemed pretty obviously to be sun blistered lips, but was ruled out on the advice of doctors it could possibly

be cold sores, and had to cop a very tough decision on the chin. “Kyle had prepared just as well and as hard as his team members, and was ideally positioned to win the final,” said Keegan. Jordan Bunder also competed but was bundled out in the first round of the Elite 81kg division, after what was a somewhat flat performance for the three time state champion. “While not given any help on the night by the judges, Jordan was well below his best, and was certainly short of a gallop, and has some work to do if he is to figure in calculations for next year’s Commonwealth Games,” said Keegan. “Jordan has so much talent, it’s just about getting it all to fire on the night. “There is no doubt these results are an indication of how strong the Umina PCYC boxing program is. “That strength is based in the quality of the coaches who dedicate their time to help develop these young, motivated boxers. “There is a crew of up to 10 coaches, every one of them offering invaluable input to these young boxers’ development but also their lives. “People like Sape Fuimaono, Kristan Dowdle, Chris Nixon, Luke Phipps, Luke Johnson and Lance Davies have all worked hard to create a learning culture, a working culture. “Our strength is based in our mentors,” said Keegan.

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ttalong Beach’s three day festival was held from Friday, March 15, to Sunday, March 17, with an estimated 12,000 people in attendance. Local shop owners reported high levels of trading with some recording all time record day sales on the Sunday. Festival attractions ranged from the quirky Ettalong Beach Retro Bash on the Friday night, which sold out prior to the night, the Big Sing Workshop and film screenings on Saturday and Sunday, which were also sold out, plus the all-day Street Festival with wall to wall entertainment on the Sunday. Two separate stages operated all day on the Sunday with a wide variety of entertainers. “The Lolo Lovina Gypsy Caravan stage was a huge hit with the crowd and I’m sure we will see it again on the Coast at other events,” said creative director Ms Ylenna Zajec. “On the main stage Bukhu, the Mongolian throat singer, completely changed the atmosphere when he began to sing. “It was just

extraordinary. “I could see that the crowds were absolutely enthralled by what Bukhu was doing with his voice, he was later joined by three members of the Bridge Project, Tunji Beier, John Robinson and Andy Busuttil for their first public performance of Bukhu’ s new ensemble, Ecrrus,” said Ms Zajec. Ettalong Beach Business Group president Ms Jeanette Polley said “some of the stall holders have already booked for next year’s festival so that they don’t miss out”. “We have had great support from our sponsors this year and greatly appreciate their generous contributions to the festival. “We thank Gosford City Council, 2GO, NBN, Bendigo Bank, Ettalong Beach Club, Earth Central, Wot’s Hot, Ettalong Tourist Resort, McKay Properties and IGA,” she said. The festival is organised by the Ettalong Beach Business Group and is scheduled each year at the beginning of autumn to stimulate activity for the town at a low time in the tourist season.

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Wyong Roos finding it tough in NSW Cup

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ound two of the VB NSW Cup saw the Wyong Roos travel away for the first time to play last start winners Wentwor thville Magpies on Sunday, March 17.

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The Roos were hoping for a much better start than their first half against the Knights the previous week to better control the rucks and limit the leakage of points. While the Roos grabbed good field position early, their attack was too lateral to seriously threaten the Magpies line. When the Magpies had the ball, rangy lock, Pat O’Hanlon, targeted the smaller Wyong defenders and, with his left arm carry, unloaded to create good second phase play that had the Roos scrambling. Roos’ five eighth Brad Murray put Jay Florimo into fresh air behind the Wenty defensive line, using the same play that opened up the Knights in the opening minutes in round one. Again the Wyong supports were absent and Flo was grassed short of the line. The Roos secured a repeat set from an in goal grubber, but could not double it up from the ensuing set of six. Wenty worked the ball upfield. The Roos had trouble containing the Magpies forwards, particularly front row Taulima Tautai, who was surging into the Roos’ line, disengaging from defenders, offloading to close following supports or passing to wider men. At the nine minute mark, Wenty quickly shifted the ball through several sets to get on the outside of a compressed Roos’ line. Fullback Jake Mullaney raced clear and scored in the corner with his opposite, Grant Nelson, wrapped around his legs. Mullaney did not convert his try and the score was 4-0 Wenty.

The Roos struck back three minutes later. Brad Murray, at first receiver, passed to Flo, who split the A and B defenders to score a relatively soft try. Murray missed the conversion which saw the score at 4-all. The Magpies pressured the Wyong line after the Roos twice knocked the ball down while defending. Hooker Dean Parata looked certain to score but lost the ball as he surged from dummy half. Big runs from Ronnie Alovilli and Arthur Brown helped the Roos move the ball into the opposition half. Wenty were then caught off side from Murray’s midfield bomb, and the next set saw Joel Patterson split the A and B defenders, and score adjacent to the posts. Murray converted and the score was 10-4 Wyong. In the next set, Roos’ forwards ripped in, and quick play had the Magpies back pedalling. Grant Nelson caught a towering Josh Lewis kick and, in virtually one motion, flicked the ball back to Allen Mulia. The defence swarmed Mulia and killed the play, but the Roos had travelled 70m in the set. At 25 minutes Wenty again found the Roos’ left side defence slow to adjust, and created an overlap for centre John Pepa to race clear and score. Mullaney missed the conversion and the score was 10-8 Wyong. The Roos struck back seven minutes later. Murray again took the ball at first receiver and spotted space wide on the right. Murray’s long pass was touched mid-flight by one of the Wenty defenders and the ball lobbed invitingly for Arthur Brown to regather and score unopposed in the corner. Murray missed the conversion and the score was 14-8 Wyong. Late in the first half the Roos attempted a trick shot

Jake Mullaney of the Wentworthville Magpies challenges Etu Uaisele of the Wyong Roos for the football during Round 2 Photo: Paul Barkley/LookPro

from dummy half, down the short side close to the Wenty line. The defence misread the play, but received a penalty for obstruction when the Roos appeared certain to score. The scores were unchanged at half time. The Roos had completed 16 of their 17 sets and had missed only 11 tackles. During the break, coach Stringer urged the Roos to refocus on defence. He told the Roos: “keep talking and moving in defence; keep your feet underneath you.” String was particularly critical of the left edge defenders tackling around the legs, not locking up the ball, and allowing too many off loads. Wenty fed a scrum early in the second half and a missed tackle by the Roos resulted in Mullaney scoring

his second try. Mullaney converted and the scores were locked at 14-all. Lorenzo Ma-afu and Peni Terepo had started the second half for the Magpies and their vigorous and aggressive defence was dominating the Roos. Wenty went close to scoring again but the try was disallowed for a double movement. Fourteen minutes into the second half, Mitch Williams scooted the short side from dummy half. The Wenty defence

compressed, leaving Allen Mulia unmarked. Williams hit Mulia with a long ball at pace. Once behind the defensive line Mulia kicked infield. Replacement forward Todd Wilson grounded the ball as it rolled in goal. Murray converted the try and the score was 20-14 Wyong. Four minutes later Jon Pepa broke a Grant Nelson tackle and sent his centre partner Brayden Williame to the line. Mullaney failed to convert and the score was 20-18 Wyong. Minutes later Mullaney isolated and stepped around a defender and, despite the attention of Grant Nelson, crashed over to score. Captain Api Pewhairangi converted which saw Wenty lead 24-20. Wyong received a penalty for a lifting tackle on Shaun Boss and, in the melee that followed, Ma-afu lashed out with his feet. Referee Lawrence McDonnell had no hesitation sending him for an early shower. The send-off galvanised the Magpies. Half Brendan Walters scored on the end of some spirited forward play. Pewhairangi missed the conversion and the score went to 28-20 Wenty. Nine minutes out from full time the Roos received back to back penalties, the second cleverly drawn by Williams as he enticed an off side marker to engage. Murray saw Arthur Brown in space on the right touch line and kicked cross field for Brown to catch and score. Murray failed to convert

and the score sat at 28-24 Wenty. The clock was a problem for the Roos despite having an advantage in numbers. Sensing something special was needed to breach a motivated Wenty defence, Murray kicked short for Nelson to regather on the full. The movement came to nothing when Lewis kicked dead. From Wyong’s next set Murray took on the line, stepped through and passed to Williams in support. The movement broke down when Lewis tried to volley Williams’ pass with his foot. Magpies’ winger Semi Radrada put the match beyond doubt when he sprinted down the left hand touch line to score, leaving the cover with no chance. Mullaney converted and the final score was Wenty 34, Wyong 24. Tautai was outstanding for Wentworthville and well earned his second straight Man Of The Match Award. He repeatedly tore into the defensive line, shrugged off defenders and laid the ball back to supports. When the play demanded he shift the ball wide, he did so. Williams was again best for the Roos, and received his second straight Players’ Player Award. String said he was disappointed with the defensive effort. “If you score 24 points, at this level you should be able to defend those points. “That should be enough to win. “Defence is all about attitude, and it wasn’t there.”

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Artists’ impressions of the Ettalong foreshore

Foreshore work to start in May The Oyster Eating Competition at a previous Brisbane Water Oyster Festival

Stage one of the Rawson Road Level Crossing replacement

Extend underpass comment period, says Chamber The Peninsula Chamber of Commerce has called on Gosford Council to extend the advertising period for the Rawson Rd Level Crossing Replacement Plan, claiming that many in the community were unaware of the extent and implications of the proposal. “The Chamber is concerned that the new underpass proposal has been advertised over the Christmas holiday period when many local residents are away and taking time off with their families,” said Chamber president Mr Matthew Wales.

“Whilst we welcome the news that the NSW State Government is going to construct the new rail underpass at the base of Bulls Hill, we still have serious concerns over the environmental impact that the reconstruction of the Bulls Hill section to Horsfield Bay Rd. “It is for this reason that we believe Council should extend the advertising period and undertake extensive consultation with residents and the wider community due to the sizeable impact the road works will have on the Bulls Hill escarpment. “The rail underpass will eliminate the Rawson Rd rail crossing which is a welcome development.

“However, replacing the historic Bulls Hill Rd with three lanes and a major culvert over the Horsfield Bay Rd gully will have a significant environmental and visual impact on the landscape. “We all acknowledge that it is important to improve road connections in and out of the Peninsula but the Bulls Hill works will require significant excavation of the escarpment, removal of hundreds of trees, demolition of several homes and the disposal of thousands of cubic meters of overburden. “We understand that the State Government is keen to press on with the first stage being the rail

underpass with the Bulls Hill work to follow. “The project has been allocated $30 million in the first term of the O’Farrell Government. “The Chamber is concerned that the Bulls Hill section of the works will forever change the historic nature of the escarpment and the village atmosphere that exists leading into The Bays precinct. “To date we have not seen any visual impact assessment for the proposal and call on Gosford Council to ensure that photomontages are prepared to accurately show how the works will impact from key vantage points. “Whilst we support that

allocation of funds for the first stage of the works for the rail underpass and elimination of the Rawson Rd rail crossing, we question to cost of the Bulls Hill reconstruction works at a time when Peninsula streets are unkerbed, lack adequate storm water drainage and have inadequate pedestrian access. “We have written to the mayor requesting a one month extension to the advertising period and will be encouraging the community to make submissions to the Council,” said Mr Wales. Media Release, 5 Feb 2013 Matthew Wales, Peninsula Chamber of Commerce

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$1M festival makes loss Gosford Council has been told that last year’s Brisbane Water Oyster Festival made a loss of $3660, despite claims that it had generated a turnover of close to $1 million. The council has decided to write to the festival organisers stating the sponsorship conditions have not been met. It will ask why audited reports for last year’s Brisbane Water Oyster Festival had not been provided to Council as required by the sponsorship conditions. It will ask why the Festival was run at a loss of $3660, rather than at a profit as required by sponsorship conditions, so that a minimum of 50 per cent of the profit could be used as seed funding for the following year. It will inform the organisers that any future sponsorship would be conditional on providing information about last year’s event and a detailed proposal for future events. The council also asked for information from its acting director

of community services. It asked why the Brisbane Water Oyster Festival Report has only recorded part of the sponsorship provided by Council and whether there were any outstanding debts relating to the festival. The report was considered in a confidential Council meeting last Tuesday, February 26. The matter was discussed behind closed doors because the report contained “information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the council is conducting or proposes to conduct business”. In a media release to Peninsula News after the festival last year, organisers estimated that more than 30,000 people attended the festival on Sunday, November 11. Peninsula Chamber of Commerce president Mr Matthew Wales said that the festival generated a turnover of close to $1 million. Gosford Council Agenda COM.C3, 26 Feb 2013 Photo: Naomi Bridges

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Work to upgrade the Ettalong foreshore will start in May, the Peninsula Chamber of Commerce has been told. Almost $5 million is to be allocated from a variety of sources for the work. Chamber president Mr Matthew Wales said: “Gosford Council attended the Chamber AGM and confirmed that the upgrade of the Ettalong foreshore would kick off in May this year. “A total of $5 million would be spent on the works which includes the $2 million promised by the Federal Government prior to the last

Federal Election,” said Mr Wales. “While the delays to the project have been frustrating, the $5 million funding is good news with a combination of Council, State and Federal funds being made available,” said Mr Wales. “The Chamber had been previously advised that work would commence in August 2012 and then again in March 2013. “The project will include the upgrading and reclamation works along Ferry Reserve between Beach St and Bangalow St, upgrading of Lance Webb Reserve including the bicycle and pedestrian link from the

ferry wharf to Picnic Pde and major beach renourishment works which will restore Ettalong Beach to a 15 metre width. “These works are a culmination of nearly 18 years of lobbying by the Peninsula Chamber to have the foreshore upgraded so that the area can once again attract visitors to Ettalong and boost the local economy. “We are also delighted that Council may also allocate an additional $2.4 million towards the much needed revetment wall along Lance Webb Reserve that will finally repair the severe erosion in this area.

“This is important and vital investment in the local community would demonstrate Council’s commitment to boosting the fortunes of the Ettalong Beach town centre. “Council is also proposing a new café-restaurant building on the proposed reclamation area at the end of Beach St which is due to go out for public comment on March 13. “While this is inconsistent with what the Chamber envisaged as part of the plan of management, we recognise that it is an important piece of infrastructure that has the potential to raise revenue for the ongoing upkeep of the foreshore reserve,”

said Mr Wales. “We will be keen to look at the proposal and how it fits within the management plan and gauge how it may further activate the foreshore area”. “Overall, the funding announcements are welcome news to the Chamber and the local business community and we look forward to the work commencing in May,” said Mr Wales. Media Release, 12 Mar 2013 Matthew Wales, Peninsula Chamber of Commerce

Patonga plan placed on exhibition Gosford Council has placed the Draft Patonga Crown Reserves and Dark Corner Cottages Crown Lands Plan of Management on public exhibition on Saturday, March 16. The document will remain on public exhibition for 28 days and Council will accept submissions for 42 days from the date it was placed on exhibition. Council will adopt the tabled documents should no submissions be received that a comprise significant objection to the Draft Patonga Crown Reserves and Dark Corner Cottages Crown Lands Plan of Management. Should significant objections be received, a further report will be prepared for the Council detailing submissions received.

Gosford Council’s director city services Mr Stephen Glen said in his report to Council that Patonga Crown Reserves contained public lands that provided social, recreational, environmental and economic values that had the potential to provide a range of conservation and tourism based experiences. “The draft Patonga Crown Reserves and Dark Corner Cottages Crown Lands Plan of Management will facilitate how these goals can be achieved, whilst simultaneously aiming to protect the unique character of the coastal village.” Mr Glen’s report stated that the core principles of the Plan of Management were to ensure that the essential character of the area was maintained and strengthened in a sustainable manner, and to improve the condition of, and community

access to, public areas, particularly the foreshore. They were also to address issues of public risk and safety, to manage heritage items, to manage increased demands on accommodation and commercial opportunities. Other aims were to address the adequate provision of car parking, to promote the features of the area so that they may be fairly enjoyed by all members of the community and to prevent the degradation of Crown Land caused by inappropriate or over use. In 2006, the Department of Lands provided funding for the preparation of a Plan of Management for Patonga Caravan and Camping Area which has been in progress since February 2007. In December 2007, Council was approached by the then NSW

Department of Lands requesting that the Draft Plan of Management for the Caravan and Camping Area be incorporated into a Patonga Crown Reserves and Dark Corner Cottages Crown Lands Plan of Management. Due to significant time constraints in the preparation of the overarching Patonga Crown Reserves and Dark Corner Cottages Crown Lands Plan of Management, it was decided that the Draft Patonga Caravan and Camping Area Plan of Management be placed on public exhibition in June 2008 given its prominent foreshore location, crown land assessment, and popularity amongst both visitors and local residents. In May 2009, after review of the submissions received and further advancement of the Patonga Crown Reserves and Dark Corner Cottages Crown Lands Plan of Management,

it was decided that the amendments would need to go back out on public exhibition. The outcomes of community consultation led to the development of management objectives which included the protection of the scenic value and ecologically sustainable limits of the Land, improvements to access and circulation, continuance and improvement of public and park amenities and recreational amenities, provision of security through improved vehicular access and increased security surveillance, promotion of the area as a family friendly caravan and camping area and recreational area and recognition of the significance and history of the land in any future management options. Gosford Council Agenda CIT.8, 5 Mar 2013

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March 21, 2013 - GRANDSTAND - P8

Rugby League

Centurions beat Roosters and Storm Andrew Stark Photos: Andrew Stark

he Centurions Matthews Cup rugby league team remain in strong contention for a finals berth after book-ending a hectic week with victories over the Sydney Roosters and Melbourne.

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Forced to play three games in seven days owing to postponed fixtures arising from the big wet of last month, the U16 boys currently sit in eighth spot on the competition ladder. In warm and humid conditions in Woy Woy, the Central Coast ran roughshod over the Melbourne Storm on March 16, crossing for eight tries to complete a 46-6 victory. Erina five eight Matt Downey was outstanding in attack, contributing a try and seven goals. The Centurions were missing half and captain Ethan Fortis due to injury yet both Downey and replacement number seven Liam Swan controlled either side of the ruck with aplomb. Hooker Daniel Peck was

Fullback Jack Carlisle is well and truly wrapped up against Melbourne

once again the standout player on the field and his weaving darts out of dummy half had Storm defenders back-pedalling all afternoon. The Central Coast boys began their busy week by recording a 20-18 away win over the Sydney Roosters on Saturday, March 9. Powerful fullback Latrell Mitchell nabbed a hattrick of tries in a game that saw the Coast relinquish a commanding 16-0 halftime advantage to trail by two in the latter stages.

Back rower Lachlan Shaw, hooker Daniel Peck and captain Ethan Fortis were the standouts. The following Wednesday saw the Centurions run into a red hot South Sydney squad at Woy Woy, succumbing to the Rabbitohs 32-4 after a Darnell Wisham try in the corner gave them an early 4-0 lead. Toukley tyro Daniel Peck was once again outstanding for the locals, alternating between dummy half and first receiver.

Despite the mid-week loss, the Coastie boys managed to regroup manfully to inflict the sizeable defeat upon Melbourne. Meanwhile in the SG Ball Cup the Central Coast boys are still searching for their first victory. Despite racing to a 12-0 lead over the Storm, the locals were overpowered in the second half to go down 50-12. Early success up the middle via hefty forwards

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Matt Ghazawy runs into trouble against Souths

Thorne, Mitchell, Easton and the Saifiti twins withered markedly after the break as the athletic southerners swung the ball wide to great effect. A week earlier the Coast’s U18s were ambushed by the Roosters and trailed by 28 at the interval. A gutsy second half saw the Centurions cross for three tries with nippy Wyong fullback Luke Sharpe securing a double. Despite strong efforts from Dylan Thorne up front

and Ryan Doherty at pivot, the tricolours prevailed 4016. An injury to Doherty saw Mitch Riley assume and excel in the number six jersey for the follow up clash with South’s and, despite recording a 34-16 loss, the Centurions held their own for lengthy periods against one of the gun sides of the U18s competition. Shaq Mitchell carried the whole Rabbitohs pack on his back to struggle over for the Coast’s opening try and, when Riley delivered a wonderfully timed short ball to Mitch Casson, the hard working second rower speared over to the left of the uprights to bring the locals back to be trailing by just 12-16 late in the opening half. A brace of long range South’s tries before the break blew the deficit out to 12-28 and, despite a plucky showing from the boys in sky blue during the second stanza, the visitors prevailed by 18. This Saturday, March 23, will see the Centurions at home to the Western Suburbs Magpies.

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P7 - GRANDSTAND - March 21, 2013

Ibini nominated for Young Footballer of the Year Central Coast Mariners Football Club

entral Coast M a r i n e r s attacker Bernie Ibini has been announced as the fifth nominee for the 2012-13 NAB Young Footballer of the Year award.

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Ibini was voted as the most outstanding under 21 player for the month of February following standout performances in four matches. Ibini returned to the Mariners following a trial stint in Belgium with Club Brugge in January, and has since produced a number of displays for his side. He has helped the Mariners achieve two wins and a draw from four Hyundai A-League fixtures in February. The Australian youth international netted a neat double in a 5-0 thumping of Wellington Phoenix at Bluetongue Stadium early in the month and backed his performance up with the Mariners’ only goal in their 2-1 defeat away to Perth Glory in round 21 of the Hyundai A-League. Ibini was also a key figure in the yellow and navy’s 6-2 triumph over Melbourne Victory in Gosford on Saturday, February 23. Ibini described his pride in joining the four other nominees for the NAB Young Footballer of the Year prize, an award he was also nominated for last season. “It’s good to be the second player nominated from the Mariners this year, I think it shows how well the coaching staff has done with the young boys,” said Ibini. Ibini added that his January trial in Belgium had given him extra belief in his ability. “The (Mariners) coaching

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staff have given me a lot of belief to go out and perform,” said Ibini. “(But) I think going over there (to Belgium) was a great experience for me. “For me it was a 10 out of 10 experience and it helped me to come back with a lot more confidence to show what I can do.” Head of NAB Enterprise Sponsorship and Events Mr Tim Clarke said he was delighted to see the NAB Young Footballer of the Year Award continue to unearth future stars of the game. “We congratulate Bernie on his nomination and look forward to watching his development and growth on the football field in the years to come,” said Mr Clarke. “As a supporter of the NAB Young Footballer of the Year Award, NAB is proud to play an important role in identifying and rewarding tomorrow’s stars of football. “We are also pleased to recognise Bernie’s junior club, Westfield Sports High

in Fairfield and hope that the equipment pack provided will help the club continue developing the game at a local grassroots level,” said Mr Clarke. The overall winner will receive a $10,000 personal investment portfolio, a NAB Private Client Manager to assist with a range of banking and financial services, and the NAB Young Footballer of the Year Award. To aid the development of future football stars NAB have donated a $3,000 equipment pack that will go to Bernie Ibini’s chosen junior football school, Westfield Sports High. Central Coast Mariners custodian Mathew Ryan won the NAB Young Footballer of the Year Award in 2010-11 and 2011-12. Former Mariner Tomas Rogic, now of Glasgow Celtic FC in Scotland, received an NAB Young Footballer of the Year nomination earlier this campaign.

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CountryNet Cup kicks off again in amended format

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he 2013 CountryNet Cup recommenced on Sunday, March 17, with eight matches played at Killarney Athletics Field.

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The original round robin competition was cancelled due to the wet weather and ground unavailability and the Cup will now be played in a knockout format for first grade teams only with the quarter finals to be played on Saturday, March 23, and the semi-finals on Wednesday, March 27, at Bloodtree Oval. The final will then be played as part of the official re-opening of Pluim Park on Anzac Day. The opening round produced a number of upset results with second tier Division One teams defeating top tier CountryNet Football League (formerly Premier League) teams in three of the eight matches. In the first of the upsets, second half goals to Jeremy Phillips and Pelayo Ballester gave Southern-Ettalong a

2-0 win over Kanwal. After trailing 1-0 early in their match against Avoca, Ourimbah United bounced back for a 3-2 win with goals to Ben Dibben, Josh Di Candilo and Daniel Edwards. Three goals within a 10 minute period early in the second half saw Budgewoi win 4-1 over 2012 premiership runners-up Killarney District. Earlier, a Tim Knight penalty gave Killarney a short-lived lead midway through the first half with Budgewoi equalising within a few minutes. The match between premier league big guns Wyoming and Umina ended in a stalemate with neither team able to score in the allotted 90 minutes or after extra time. The match then went to penalties with Wyoming on target with each of their first four shots after Umina missed with their first two. Berkeley Vale were extended by their Division One opponents Kariong but

eventually ran out winners 2-0 with goals to Brenton Olzomer in the 55th minute and Sam Brown in the 65th. The biggest win of the day came from newly-promoted Gosford City who thrashed their former Division One opponents Wyong 8-1 with hat-tricks from both Marc Tarring and Ryan Hoare and a double from promising youngster Dylan Hayne. Toukley caused another upset, beating East Gosford 4-3 while in an all-Division One match The Entrance downed Tuggerah 1-0. In the CountryNet Women’s Cup, Kanwal, Kariong and Killarney District all had big wins while The Entrance caused a shock defeating defending premiers Umina 3-0 and Kincumber downed newcomers Woongarrah 2-1. The match between Budgewoi and Wyoming was deferred until Wednesday night while Gosford City had a bye.

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March 21, 2013 - GRANDSTAND - P6

Football

Mariners secure top two position Central Coast Mariners Media

he Central Coast Mariners returned from their AFC Champions League match loss in Japan to notch up a 1-0 win over old foes Brisbane Roar.

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This secured their 2nd place on the table and keeps their bid for the 2012-13 Hyundai A-League Premier’s Plate alive. A touch of class in the first half from Bernie Ibini was all that was needed for the Mariners to secure a guaranteed top two position on the ladder with just two regular season rounds remaining. The round 25 Hyundai A-League fixture at Bluetongue Stadium was a must win for Central Coast as Graham Arnold’s men looked to renew their hopes of winning a second successive Premiership. The opening chance of the match fell to Brisbane from a set piece. Steven Lustica attacked a pass from a corner and fired his first time shot over the crossbar 12 minutes in. Mariners’ midfield maestro Michael McGlinchey hit an impressive volley in the 24th minute that was tipped behind by Michael Theo for a corner. The Brisbane shotstopper pulled out an equally impressive save to thwart a diving Daniel McBreen header and then watched Bernie Ibini lift the follow up shot over the bar soon after. Ibini was the man to break the deadlock 35 minutes in. Picking the ball up just outside Brisbane’s 18-yard box, Ibini managed to turn two defenders before squeezing a crisp shot beyond Theo. The goal was Ibini’s seventh of the season, equalling his total from last season’s Hyundai A-League campaign. Three minutes later, Ibini turned creator with a pinpoint through ball to a charging Nick Fitzgerald who was facing off against his old club for the first time. Fitzgerald deftly flicked the ball to McGlinchey in the box, however, his strike flew over the bar. The second half started in a similar fashion to the end of the first and the Mariners had the first clear cut chance to go further ahead as a Joshua Rose cross found McGlinchey in the area.

The nimble New Zealander failed to hit the target with another close range volley in the 62nd minute. Brisbane was on the counter attack straight away as foreign duo Stefan Nijland and Besart Berisha raced to the other end of the pitch. Dutchman Nijland couldn’t get the better of the Central Coast Mariners custodian while some desperate defending thwarted Albanian Berisha’s follow up effort. The final 20 minutes of play were contested in a tense nature as the Mariners showcased a more defensive style of play to hold out a desperate Roar keen to secure at least a point from their travels. Nevertheless, the pacey Mitchell Duke looked dangerous on the break as he continued to combine with McBreen, Ibini, and substitute Oliver Bozanic as Central

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Coast searched for a second. Despite four minutes of stoppage time and a number of set piece opportunities for Roar, the Mariners’ defence remained strong, with Ryan

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earning yet another cleansheet to add to his season’s tally. Following the game, Central Coast Mariners head coach Graham Arnold praised the effort and fight of his players who returned from their AFC Champions League match day two clash with Kashiwa Reysol in the land of the rising sun little more than two days earlier. “I thought the effort and the performance in our defensive structure, and the fight, was exceptional,” Arnold said. “It could have been three or four at half time. “Theo made some good saves, and we totally dominated in the first half. “We’ve sewn up second spot (and) for this Club, this season has been a massive success already.” Arnold indicated to the press that he would look to rest players leading into the Hyundai A-League Finals Series, as the team aims to etch its name in Central Coast and Australian club football history over the next two months via domestic and continental success. Central Coast Mariners 1 (Ibini 35’) Brisbane Roar 0 Bluetongue Stadium, Gosford

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P5 - GRANDSTAND - March 21, 2013

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Terrigal driver to take on F3 championship Peter Hawkes, Hawkes Media

errigal’s Steel G u i l i a n a will compete in the Formula 3 Australian Drivers Championship this year, driving for R-Tek Motorsport in a Dallara F307Mercedes Benz.

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This year marks the third full-season for the 21 year old, having finished third in the championship behind veteran drivers James Winslow and Chris Gilmour last year. In 2011, he won the inaugural Forpark Australia scholarship for young drivers, and the F3 National Class title, also driving for R-Tek. Guiliana’s R-Tek Motorsport entry will be sponsored by Adelaidebased Company, Rising Discoveries, who has signed as the R-Tek Team’s major sponsor this year. The sponsorship allowed R-Tek to secure Guiliana for the season ahead. Steel will also be supported by GreenOzNet. com and SevenPoint2 this season. “I’m definitely looking forward to another season with R-Tek in the Formula 3 Australian drivers’ championship,” Guiliana said. “The team and I had a great season in 2012, consistently finishing on the podium. “I am hungry and determined to step up and claim victories and the championship, and with it the Gold Star, to further my career towards Formula One. “Australian Formula 3 remains the perfect place for

All Schools OZTAG Charlotte Dickie, Youth Connections

ine Central Coast schools will compete in an all schools OZTAG tournament on Friday, May 17, at Adcock Park in Gosford.

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The Boomerang Shield tournament, which aims to encourage young people to make positive and healthy lifestyle choices, is an initiative of the Yo u t h c o n n e c t i o n s . c o m . au Koori Connect Unit and contributes to the Australian Government’s Close the Gap campaign. The event is the first ever for the Central Coast and will see over 200 students

participate. Schools to compete include Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College Tumbi Umbi Campus, Brisbane Water Secondary College Woy Woy and Umina Campuses, Kincumber High School, Gorokan High School, Narara Valley High School, Northlakes High School, The Haven Education Centre and Green Central Connectors (Youth Connections alternate Year 10 school). Health, education and employment workshops will be on offer at the tournament as well as a free sausage sizzle and an appearance from St Johns Ambulance staff.

Wyong Crushers start season well Jo Lloyd

he Wyong Crushers started their 2013 hockey campaign on Sunday, March 17, with two wins.

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Playing against a strong Gosford outfit, the second grade side came away with a 5-2 win while the third grade team beat last year’s

me to continue to chase my dreams within the sport. “With the very low budget required compared to Europe, and with lots of laps on Australia’s best tracks like Bathurst and Phillip Island, it should be the mandatory step on the ladder towards international open-wheel racing, or top level GT or Touring Car competition,” he said. In 41 championship race starts, Guiliana scored four

second-place finishes last season, en route to third place in the championship. Team owner Ian Richards said he was pleased to secure Guiliana for another season, as his R-Tek Motorsport team seeks back-to-back Formula 3 titles this year. “Steel is ready to become a title contender for the championship this year,” Richards said. “Last year he took a step

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Ettalong students represent Colin Wallis, Ettalong Public School

wo students from Ettalong Public School have been selected to represent the area in their respective sports.

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Ningali Forrest-Freeman was selected to represent the Central Coast at the Sydney North Tennis Trials.

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“A great achievement for this talented young tennis player,” said principal Mr Colin Wallis. Daniel Hughes was selected to represent the area at the next level of the soccer trials. “Another talented sports person in our midst,” said Mr Wallis.


March 21, 2013 - GRANDSTAND - P4

News

Coast takes part in Special Olympics

Basketball referee given top honour

Jenni Chapman, Special Olympics Central Coast

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isarow referee David Winiata was awarded the Number One Referee award for the Men’s Gold Medal game in the U20s National Basketball Championships held at Launceston, Tasmania, last month.

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The tournament was run over seven days with performances evaluated after each game. David’s dedication to refereeing began in 1995 with the Central Coast Waves before he moved across to rivals Gosford City Rebels to further develop his skills. In his early years he represented NSW Basketball at various state tournaments, however, in 1999 he took a break from basketball due to work commitments. A promotion to manage his own Toys R Us store in Wagga Wagga was a big move but he returned to Sydney in 2005 and kick started his refereeing career with North Sydney Basketball Association earning Referee of the Year in his first year back. In 2006 he moved back to the Central Coast with partner Terri and son James, setting up their family home in Lisarow. He returned to the Central Coast Youth Club to

continue senior refereeing. In 2009 David was invited to the National U16s in Ulverstone, Tasmania where he achieved the Men’s Gold Medal game in his first attempt at this level. An invitation to the 2010 National U18s held at Terrigal gained him a Women’s Gold Medal game while 2011 saw him achieve the National U18 Men’s Gold Medal game at Ulverstone, Tasmania. David achieved the U20 Women Gold Medal game last year in Canberra and was awarded National Junior Referee of the Year in Tamworth in June. David said the U20s National Tournament was a stepping stone for players into senior ranks such as NBL, WNBL, Euro Leagues, US College and even the NBA. The same goes for referees at this high level. U20s National referees usually go to WNBL or NBL level and David said he dreamed of his chance to referee WNBL or NBL in the near future. National Tournaments bring the best players and referees from Australia and New Zealand together. David said he was blessed with the opportunity to attend five of these tournaments and to be ranked number one referee in his final junior tournament was a major achievement.

Robert Stott, Alexander Shepherd and Carley Chapman at the Athletics State Titles 2013

n u m b e r of Special Olympics Central Coast competitors competed in the State Titles in bocce, athletics, long and short course swimming held by Special Olympics NSW this month.

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Bocce was held at Club Italia in Lansvale where Ashley Emerson of Wyoming won a silver medal in the doubles event and bronze in the teams event. Sandy Caruana of Somersby won a gold medal in singles and said she was very excited about possible selection for the Asia Pacific Games to be held in Newcastle in December. She said that she was “getting the hang of bocce”. Carley Chapman of Umina won two bronze medals for singles and doubles and said it was the best she had played and thoroughly enjoyed the competition.

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Athletics was held at Barden Ridge Athletics Field with only a short shower through the day, however, athletes had to contend with wet conditions for field events. Robert Stott of Matcham won silver, bronze and a fourth place in athletics. Carley Chapman won a silver medal in the 50m run, fourth in the 100m run with a personal best, gold in discus with another personal best and fourth in shot-put. Long course swimming was held at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre, where Ashley Emerson won gold

in the 50m breaststroke, 150m individual medley and 4 x 50m relay and silver in the 50m freestyle and 50m backstroke. Ashley achieved personal bests in all individual races. Sandy Caruana won a silver medal in the 50m breaststroke with a personal best, bronze in the 50m freestyle, fifth in the 50m butterfly and fourth in the 50m backstroke. Robert Stott won three gold medals and a fourth place in his events. He swam three personal bests on the day and said his favourite event was the

100m breaststroke, as he had only swum this once before and achieved a personal best. Carley Chapman won a bronze in the 50m freestyle, placed fourth in the 50m butterfly and second in the 200m Individual Medley. Short course swimming was also held at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre where Carley Chapman backed up the next day from the long course and was the only contender from the Central Coast. She contested a close 50m backstroke race.

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KIDO wins nine medals at Queensland International comp

Rogic and Ryan in Socceroo squad Central Coast Mariners Media

Pete Acciari, KIDO Mingara Judo Academy

embers of the KIDO Mingara Judo Academy in Tuggerah competed in the Queensland International Open Judo Championships recently and brought home nine medals.

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Photo: John Dewberry

entral Coast M a r i n e r s ’ glovesman Mathew Ryan and former Mariners’ player Tom Rogic have been called up to the Qantas Socceroos for the team’s forthcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier against Oman in Sydney.

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Ryan was last chosen to don the green and gold

against Chinese Taipei in December last year at the EAFF East Asian Cup Qualifiers in Hong Kong. That match marked Ryan’s second senior appearance for Australia’s national team and, despite being 20 years old, the capable custodian has now been called into four of coach Holger Osieck’s squads. Continued selection to the Qantas Socceroos furthers Ryan’s burgeoning reputation, with the

goalkeeper having already collected a host of accolades in his career, among them Hyundai A-League Goalkeeper of the Year (2011-12) and Hyundai A-League Young Player of the Year (2010-11 and 201112). Rogic returns to the Qantas Socceroos squad after missing last month’s friendly against Romania. The former Mariners player is currently playing in Glasgow, Scotland, for Celtic.

“All the players found themselves in uncharted waters competing in new weight and age divisions, which they handled extremely well,” said KIDO Mingara’s head coach Peter Acciari. “Most have been training very hard. “Kasiea Naidoo, still on a winning streak, did a fantastic job to secure her second international gold medal in the 48kg U15 girls in as many weeks. “She finally settled into her division and, with improved transition to groundwork and following her throws closely, is obtaining top results. “Eleven year old Daniel Villani finds himself as one

of the youngest in his U15 Junior Boy category. “He lost by underestimating a player he defeated in his last encounter and hesitating momentarily, a vital lesson, which relegated him to silver. “Liam Yokoyama, in the U66kg and U20 Young Men division relied on his natural ability and solid judo skills by winning with quality throws in his bouts. “Liam was only stopped in the finals, settling for silver. “In the Senior Men’s, he found the going tougher. “His fitness was seriously tested by entering overtime ‘golden score’, and limited recovery time between bouts. “He impressed his coaches by again powering through with his fast ashi [foot] techniques that opened opponents for his big throws to securing a bronze and vital National points. “Sixteen year old Neeson Naidoo only entered the

U18 Cadet category, and had challenging bouts, since it now includes submission techniques. “Only his solid command of tachiwaza [throws] saw him secure a bronze medal. “With his defence against shime waza becoming stronger, he also ventured in the U20s division and performed equally as well with a bronze medal. “Caroline Hain had a full plate competing in three age divisions and managed a strong showing against some solid opponents. “The three bronze medals didn’t reflect her great performance and how close she really got to a win in many instances. “Often it takes quite some time to work oneself back up into medal contention after changing age groups. “But it is tremendous to see all Kido players repositioning themselves at this high level so quickly,” said Acciari.

Squash Club to hold Central Coast Masters Aaron Craine, Central Coast Squash Club

he Central Coast Squash Club at Long Jetty will stage the Central Coast Masters Squash Tournament on April 6 and 7 for squash players over the age of 35.

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NSW Ironman and Ironwoman champions crowned Donna Wishart, Surf Life Saving NSW

he pinnacle of the NSW Surf Life Saving Championships is the Open Ironman and Ironwoman event and, after a three-day fitness and endurance contest at Ocean BeachUmina, the new state champions were crowned.

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In front of thousands of competitors and spectators, Dane Farrell from Elouera and Manly’s Candice

Falzon dug in for the race of a lifetime, egged on by the screaming crowd to be declared first time state champions in the blue ribbon event. Falzon has finished runner-up in the Ironwoman to Naomi Flood twice and at 28 said she wasn’t sure what her lifesaving future held. “It was my time and I’m going to enjoy it,” said the former Kellogg’s Series Ironwoman, who admitted there was nothing left in the tank by the time she crossed the finish line just seconds

ahead of Terrigal’s Rachelle King. Bulli’s Hannah Minogue made Falzon work until the dying seconds when she fell off the back of a small shore wave and out of the top three. “Hannah was on my tail the whole way, I could hear her board strokes then suddenly I looked around and there were two more on the same wave. “I knew then I was going to have a sprint finish,” said Falzon. “I’m so happy to be

wearing the sky blue cap for Manly, I wanted to keep the ironwoman title in Manly and to win and have Naomi handle for me was very special.” Jack Moyes from Terrigal was Chris Allum’s nemesis for all three legs of swim, ski and board, but it was Farrell who caught both frontrunners and exploded out of the water. Allum, 27, said he tried to find the horsepower to mow the younger ironman down, but had to settle for runnerup to the new 23 year old

state champion. “It was a tough race. “I had a rough start, my race plan was to come out in the top two in the swim, which didn’t work, then I got a wave when I wanted it,” said Farrell. “It was a flat out sprint finish, I felt really bad for Jack from Terrigal who really deserved it. “It’s just one of those days, the same thing happened to me last year at state.” Runner-up Chris Allum was philosophical.

“It’s no excuse but I tore a groin muscle yesterday so I was racing strapped and without being able to wade with pace and flexibility. “Dane got me on the turn, he had one of those golden days.” Allum is currently coaching at Queenscliff Surf Life Safing Club. “I’m training superb young superstars who keep me on my toes,” said the two-time gold, silver and bronze medallist from this carnival.

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Umina boxers to go to World Championships

Joel Keegan, Umina PCYC

wo Umina Beach PCYC boxers, Satali TeviFuimaono and Mark Glew, have qualified for the World Championships in Kiev, Ukraine, in August after they both won gold medals at the National Titles in Adelaide.

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They were joined on the medal dais by team mate Jason Fawcett, who also won gold in what was his third fight, and Kyle Schneider who missed out on gold after he was ruled out for the finals bout by the doctor. “For Satali, this was to be his third straight Australian Title, and was won with the style, flair and power the young man has become renowned for,” said Umina PCYC coach Joel Keegan. “He faced a tough and rugged Queensland opponent Lachie De Santis who could not contain the Brisbane Water High School captain, as he raced away to win 17-1, the biggest margin of the entire week of the National Championships. “His Queensland opponent tried everything he could to compete and upset the rhythm of the Umina boxer, but to no avail as young Satali was clinical, repeatedly landing powerful shots that forced at least one eight count against a very willing opponent. “It was a near faultless performance from Satali, despite what was a pretty disrupted preparation.

“Qualifying for the World Championships has been a big goal for a while, but we will need to improve another 10 to 20% to be a medal chance. “This looks like being the biggest World Championships on record, with both Cuban and American representation, as well as the entire European and Asian blocks, so we will be ready. “Mark Glew, fighting at his first National Titles, had to find something special in two bouts to claim his gold medal and his plane ticket to the Ukraine. “Coming from behind in both his semi and his final, Glew earnt a reputation as the ‘heart-break kid’ as the coaching staff were distraught watching him claw back a deficit in the final seconds of both bouts. “Glew had his hands full in the first semi against Victorian Kade Alexander, whose rangy build and awkward style posed real problems for Mark, and meant Mark had a two point lead to pull back going in to the final round. “Digging deep, Glew overwhelmed his opponent and the points that were denied him in the first two rounds started to flow for a very close win. “Mark is a special kid. “What he was able to do, come from behind and virtually refuse to lose, showed so much character. “It wouldn’t surprise anyone that watched him train though. “He will have to, and I’m sure he will, lift another level

Gold Medalists - Mark Glew, Jason Fawcett and Satali Tevi-Fuimaono

for these World Champs. “The final was a very similar story, with the Tasmanian opponent slipping away to a two point lead until Glew charged home in the last round. “In an incredibly close decision, Mark won on count back after the scores had been locked 8-8, and his path to World Championships had been secured. “Young Jason Fawcett, a Woy Woy Rugby League Junior, was given little chance against the highly fancied and undefeated Queensland sharpshooter

Theo Rayfield. “However it was the Peninsula’s power puncher who was to prove to be too sharp, landing clean shots with both hands, racking up a big score by the end of the second round. “The final score was 12-4 and a clear indication of the success Fawcett had enjoyed with some telling punches. “I never doubted Jason ‘pacman’ Fawcett for a second. “He had everything going against him, a red hot opponent, needing to drop

weight, being a rank novice with only two fights himself, I knew it wouldn’t matter. “This kid is a competitor. “A silver medal at a national championship is never a bad thing, but it was not a great moment for Kyle Schneider or the team at Umina PCYC when Kyle had to settle for a silver medal, after being ruled out of his gold medal finals bout by the doctor. “He had suffered what seemed pretty obviously to be sun blistered lips, but was ruled out on the advice of doctors it could possibly

be cold sores, and had to cop a very tough decision on the chin. “Kyle had prepared just as well and as hard as his team members, and was ideally positioned to win the final,” said Keegan. Jordan Bunder also competed but was bundled out in the first round of the Elite 81kg division, after what was a somewhat flat performance for the three time state champion. “While not given any help on the night by the judges, Jordan was well below his best, and was certainly short of a gallop, and has some work to do if he is to figure in calculations for next year’s Commonwealth Games,” said Keegan. “Jordan has so much talent, it’s just about getting it all to fire on the night. “There is no doubt these results are an indication of how strong the Umina PCYC boxing program is. “That strength is based in the quality of the coaches who dedicate their time to help develop these young, motivated boxers. “There is a crew of up to 10 coaches, every one of them offering invaluable input to these young boxers’ development but also their lives. “People like Sape Fuimaono, Kristan Dowdle, Chris Nixon, Luke Phipps, Luke Johnson and Lance Davies have all worked hard to create a learning culture, a working culture. “Our strength is based in our mentors,” said Keegan.

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