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“I am vindicated” said Craig Thomson ember for Dobell Mr Craig Thomson has said the allegations of documents’. “New matters and claims against him in the findings of the Fair Work Australia (FWA) report have been completely discredited by concerning investigations into key Health Services the KPMG advisory group review.

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The review by KPMG was initially commissioned after concerns were raised that FWA were taking too long to investigate financial mismanagement issues. “The spurious allegations and claims against me in the findings of the Fair Work Australia report have been completely discredited by the KPMG review,” said Mr Thomson. “I am vindicated and the FWA report is totally discredited. “The key findings of the KPMG review are that the investigations by FWA were hampered by the absence of relevant

investigation standards and procedures, document and case management protocols and insufficient appropriately qualified and experienced personnel. “When you consider that the investigator based his conclusions on blatant assertions, this review by KPMG makes a complete mockery of the so called investigation by FWA. “Right from the outset, I have said that the investigation by Fair Work Australia was flawed. “This review confirms my concerns. “One of the many findings dealing with deficiencies in the conduct of the FWA

investigations says the security arrangements over documents were inadequate. “In my response to FWA, I indicated that documents that existed that would clear me had gone missing or were destroyed. “KPMG’s review confirms this. “I have said on many occasions that FWA did not consider all relevant documents and evidence. “This position is also vindicated in other findings, that: ‘FWA did not consider all potential sources of information…’, and that ‘FWA did not have protocols in place for the collection and retention

Union personnel, including media reports regarding the police investigation into Kathy Jackson, further vindicate my position that the FWA investigation and report were grossly deficient and inaccurate. “While KPMG says it could not ‘identify any indications of potential interference in the HSU investigations’, KPMG also says FWA VicePresident Lawler’s records were not made available. “This finding by KPMG therefore, must be left open, given the investigation by Victorian Police into this matter,” said Mr Thomson. Email, 31 Aug 2012 David Gardiner, Office of Craig Thomson, MP

Public to decide on mayoral vote yong Council has released a reminder to residents that not only will they have the chance to vote for councillors on Saturday, September 8, but they can also vote on the way a mayor is elected in the future.

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The public will be asked to complete a referendum question to decide if future mayors of Wyong Shire should be elected by the public for a four year term, or continue to be elected by

fellow councillors. “Currently, the mayor of Wyong Shire is decided on a yearly basis by a vote from Councillors,” general manager Mr Michael Whittaker said. “The Local

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Government Act dictates mayors elected by Councillors can only serve a 12 month term and they must renominate should they wish to be considered for another year. “This referendum gives

the public a chance to change this process if they wish,” Mr Whittaker said. On election day, the public will be asked to answer either yes or no to the following question; “Do you favour the election of the Mayor by electors for a four year term and an increase of the number of Councillors from 10 to 11 (including

the mayor) to enable the election of five Councillors from the two wards?” If the majority vote to the referendum question is yes, the mayor would be elected by the public for a four-year term starting from the 2016 Local Government elections, and the number of councillors would

increase from 10 to 11. If the vote to the referendum question is no, the elected council will continue to determine the mayor on a yearly basis and the number of Councillors will remain at 10. Media release, 27 Aug 2012 Wyong Council Media

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Announcing the group’s policies for the September council elections, Mr Ian Kilpatrick said that Central Coast First was committed to “fair representation of sub-regions” within the Gosford local government area, with “the creation of wards in Gosford Council”. Mr Kilpatrick said both he and his number two candidate, Ettalong resident Daryl Lynch, were particularly concerned about past Council commitment to the Peninsula. “The Peninsula has been forgotten by Gosford Council for far too long,” said Mr Kilpatrick. “We need to see funding committed to improve local roads, kerbing, guttering and drainage.

“Central Coast First is committed to ensuring that the Peninsula receives its fair share of funding.” If elected to council, Mr Kilpatrick said Central Coast First would implement management plans for Ettalong and Umina beaches, improve local infrastructure, develop entertainment venues for Ettalong, Umina and Woy Woy and encourage local business. Mr Kilpatrick said the team was focused on jobs, equity for the Peninsula and would have a “can do” attitude in Council. “Central Coast First is a coalition of independent Coast residents and business owners, nonaligned to the major political parties or vested interest groups,” said Mr Kilpatrick. “Central Coast First is committed to building a brighter future for the Coast through increased local employment opportunities, while preserving and promoting the Coast lifestyle.

“We have a strong team of local residents and business owners, who live in the area, have families in the area and understand the challenges faced by Coast residents. “We represent the entire Coast with representatives from the Peninsula to Somersby. “We are committed to meeting and consulting with the community so that when we get to Council we can get straight to work addressing the issues that really matter,” he said. Mr Kilpatrick said that Central Coast First was committed to ensuring the provision of a wide range of recreational, social and educational facilities, including a university campus in the Gosford Council precinct; job opportunities; and the provision of appropriate services and recreational facilities for the retired and aged. Media Release, 16 Aug 2012 Ian Kilpatrick, Central Coast First

was also undertaken of craft and persons using the wharf. The study was undertaken with a dollar-for-dollar grant funding from NSW Maritime under the 2009-10 Better Boating Program. The council is now investigating funding opportunities for the design and construction of Woy Woy Town Centre Wharf in accordance with option two. At the meeting, the council also

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Swimmer, Teigan van Roosmalen, who attended Terrigal High School, was born with ushers syndrome, a hereditary disease affecting her hearing. She was the youngest person in the world to receive a cochlear implant. Teigan, 21, competed at the 2008 World Cup in Manchester and won two bronze medals. Later that year, at her

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to wharves on the Peninsula, particularly the commuter facilities at Ettalong and Wagstaffe”. “This is a similar levy to what is imposed by Pittwater Council,” said Cr Macfadyen. “Up until this point, Gosford hasn’t received any income for the heavy use of our wharves by private operators. “At the same time, Council has been incurring expenses year after year for upkeep and maintenance. “The funds raised will be quarantined for wharf upgrades across the city. “Top of the list for improvement will be the commuter wharves at Ettalong and Wagstaffe. “Once the levy is implemented, there will be discussions with the local communities and ferry commuters about what upgrades are needed,” said Cr Macfadyen. Gosford Council Agenda CIT.34, 7 Aug 2012 Email, 9 Aug 2012 Jim Macfadyen, Gosford Council

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reen Point C h r i s t i a n College competed in the Taree, Hunter and Central Coast Christian Schools Association (THACCCSA) Zone Secondary Athletics Carnival at Hunter Sports Stadium, Glendale on Friday, August 3.

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There were 67 competitors from Green Point and they all represented the College with great pride. The Girls Opens Relay Team kicked off the meet, consisting of Jessica McGillivray (Year 8), Madeline Linnet (Year 8), Laura Amos (Year 8) and Kate Linnet (Year 9), who not won but also broke the previous record with a time

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of 54.21. Green Point also broke other long standing records including Lachlan Apps in the 12years Boys 100m with a time of 12.90 broke the previous record of 13.03. He also broke the previous 12 years boys 400m record of 1:07.67 with a time of 1:05.26 and the 12years Boys Long Jump record 4.55m with a distance of 4.73m.

Ross competes in Olympic track final oshua Ross of Woy Woy competed in the Men’s 4 x 100 metre relay final in the last track and field event on day 15, the last day of the London Olympics.

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Ross competed alongside team members Anthony Alozie, Isaac Ntiamoah and Andrew McCabe and ran the last leg for the team.

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the performance of the Council and its delivery of services, financial and management plans and its annual budget. The work of Councillors is voluntary and a small allowance is paid to compensate them for the cost of attending the many Council meetings and carrying out their civic duties. Each September the Council also elects one of its members to the office of mayor. The mayor chairs all Council meetings and is chief spokesperson and civic leader. Candidates for the Gosford Council local government elections were asked to provide 250 words about what they have done and will do for Gosford. See pages 5-9 for their responses.

Australia placed seventh with a time of 38.43 seconds, 1.59 seconds behind the first placed Jamaican team of Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake, Michael Frater and Nesta Carter. The former Henry Kendall High School student competed in the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, and placed sixth in the 4 x 100m relay and 20th place in the men’s 100m.

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ember for Dobell Mr Craig Thomson has said the allegations of documents’. “New matters and claims against him in the findings of the Fair Work Australia (FWA) report have been completely discredited by concerning investigations into key Health Services the KPMG advisory group review.

The review by KPMG was initially commissioned after concerns were raised that FWA were taking too long to investigate financial mismanagement issues. “The spurious allegations and claims against me in the findings of the Fair Work Australia report have been completely discredited by the KPMG review,” said Mr Thomson. “I am vindicated and the FWA report is totally discredited. “The key findings of the KPMG review are that the investigations by FWA were hampered by the absence of relevant

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investigations says the security arrangements over documents were inadequate. “In my response to FWA, I indicated that documents that existed that would clear me had gone missing or were destroyed. “KPMG’s review confirms this. “I have said on many occasions that FWA did not consider all relevant documents and evidence. “This position is also vindicated in other findings, that: ‘FWA did not consider all potential sources of information…’, and that ‘FWA did not have protocols in place for the collection and retention

Union personnel, including media reports regarding the police investigation into Kathy Jackson, further vindicate my position that the FWA investigation and report were grossly deficient and inaccurate. “While KPMG says it could not ‘identify any indications of potential interference in the HSU investigations’, KPMG also says FWA VicePresident Lawler’s records were not made available. “This finding by KPMG therefore, must be left open, given the investigation by Victorian Police into this matter,” said Mr Thomson. Email, 31 Aug 2012 David Gardiner, Office of Craig Thomson, MP

yong Council has released a reminder to residents that not the public a chance to the mayor) to enable increase from 10 to 11. If the vote to the only will they have the chance to vote for councillors on change this process if they the election of five Saturday, September 8, but they can also vote on the way a wish,” Mr Whittaker said. Councillors from the two referendum question is no, the elected council On election day, the wards?” mayor is elected in the future.

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investigation standards and procedures, document and case management protocols and insufficient appropriately qualified and experienced personnel. “When you consider that the investigator based his conclusions on blatant assertions, this review by KPMG makes a complete mockery of the so called investigation by FWA. “Right from the outset, I have said that the investigation by Fair Work Australia was flawed. “This review confirms my concerns. “One of the many findings dealing with deficiencies in the conduct of the FWA

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Zach Bolton broke the 15 years Boys 400m 56.97 record with a time of 55.89, Jordan Fleming broke the 16 years Boys 200m record of 23.72 with a time of 22.69, Logan Palmer broke the 15 years Boys 4kg Shot Put 12.07m record with a distance of 12.60m and Nicola McDermott broke the 16years High Jump with a leap of 1.70m.

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first Paralympic Games in Beijing, she made the final in four of her six races and set several personal bests. Among the most decorated and respected members of the Australian team, five-time Paralympian Liesl Tesch is a teacher at Brisbane Water Secondary College’s Woy Woy Campus. Liesl, who will compete in sailing, was involved in a bike accident which resulted in incomplete paraplegia. She has won medals in several Paralympic Games in wheelchair basketball, and in London, will be competing in sailing, a sport she only took up in January last year.

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decided to impose a levy of $7000 per year per wharf on vessels with a capacity of 120 passengers or more. Scenic and tourist cruises that picked up and dropped off passengers from the same wharf would be exempt. Gosford Labor Crs Jim Macfadyen and Vicki Scott proposed the motion on the basis that it “would deliver upgrades

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Gosford Council has adopted a design for the upgrade of the Woy Woy Town Centre Wharf. The council adopted “option two” at its August 7 meeting, after considering five submissions and discussion from specialist council offers. Council was told that the option offered advantages to local recreational boat owners and fishermen. It had an increased mooring area on the floating pontoon and foreshore wharf-boardwalk, and an increased fishing area away from the commercial and high pedestrian traffic areas. It also had the ability to add further moorings to floating pontoon at the western end similar to “option one” if required in the future. It also separated passenger and commercial vessels to the eastern end of the proposed pontoon and existing commercial wharf.

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Iconic work on Tuggerah Lakes regeneration ember for Dobell Mr Craig Thomson has said there is a possibility of further Federal Government funding for Tuggerah Lakes, after he asked a question of Environment Minister Mr Tony Burke in Parliament on Monday, August 20.

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“Environment Minister Tony Burke was very positive about the fantastic work done by Wyong Council, which matched $20 million in Federal funding to clean up Tuggerah Lakes,” said Mr Thomson. “This work has been acknowledged as iconic by the Federal Government because we are now seeing better water quality and great saltmarsh regeneration and creek and river bank restoration projects in and around the lakes. “Since I helped secure $20 million in federal funding in 2007 and Wyong Council added another $20 million, much has been done to clean up the lakes and restore them to their former pristine state. “Central Coast residents know how important it is to have their lakes in good condition,” said Mr Thomson. Mr Burke was asked by Mr Thomson in Parliament about further funding commitments. Mr Burke said: “I have to say, looking at the progress over the last five years, Tuggerah Lakes has been one of the great success stories of the project.” “It has been a great example of community engagement and a great example of substantial environmental improvement in something that is iconic to the people of Central Coast and beyond,” Mr Burke said. Mr Thomson said

Wyong mayor Cr Bob Graham should be recognised not only as mayor but also for his role on the Tuggerah Lakes Estuary Coastal and Floodplain Management Committee, for his tireless efforts in putting the funding into a solid program. “Cr Graham has shown

exemplary leadership in helping save our lakes, by overseeing this joint environmental funding program between Council and the Federal Government,” Mr Thomson said. Media release, 20 Aug 2012 David Gardiner, Office of Craig Thomson, Member for Dobell

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yong Council is ahead of schedule by more than $2 million in its quest to reach a break-even financial position by 201415, according to Council’s chief financial officer Mr Stephen

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“Preliminary end of year figures from our most recent quarterly review show our financial situation is far healthier than we had budgeted,” said Mr Naven. Two years ago, Council faced an operating deficit of $30 million. With the endorsement of Councillors, staff undertook a financial reform program to overturn this deficit and set Council on the path to financial sustainability. “At this stage of the financial reform, we had previously aimed for our deficit to have come down from $30 million to $14.7 million,” Mr Naven said. “However, the figures have actually come in at $12.1 million, which means we are $2.6 million ahead of schedule. “It has not been an

easy task and this result is the second major step in the staged improvement journey to break even. “This sound financial result, however, is a clear example of the turnaround in Council’s performance,” Mr Naven said. The most significant saving has been a $6.2 million improvement in expenses, which is predominantly a result of savings on materials and contracts. Council’s general manager Mr Michael Whittaker said: “We have undertaken these savings while still managing to provide excellent value for money to our community and undertake a major capital works program of more than $65 million” “While there is still

a lot of work to do in order to break even by 2014-15, this has been a tremendous result for Council and a wonderful endorsement of the hard work that has been undertaken. “Effectively, this means we have had an $18 million turnaround in two years and we are heading in the right direction faster than expected which is a real credit to everyone including Councillors and staff,” Mr Whittaker said. Council’s deficit was reduced from $30 million to $17.4 million at the end of 2011, and further reduced to the current $12.1 million preliminary end of year figure as of June, 2012. Media release, 24 Aug 2012 Wyong Council Media

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Your chance to decide on the future of Wyong yong Shire residents are required to vote for their favoured council candidates in the local government elections on Saturday, September 8.

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There are 55 candidates running for election in Wyong Shire from both A Ward (the northern end of the Shire) and B ward (the southern part of the Shire). The running parties for both Wards comprise three groups of independents and four parties, Save Tuggerah Lakes, Central Coast Greens, Labor and Liberal. Wyong Shire covers an area of 827 square kilometers, located on the coastal lake system of Tuggerah Lake, Budgewoi Lake and Lake Munmorah. It includes a coastal strip from Bateau Bay to Budgewoi, with lakeside towns and residential areas, inland towns on the coastal plain and a meagerly populated region to the west with some rural townships, including Yarramalong, Dooralong and Jilliby. Wyong Shire is bounded north by the City of Lake Macquarie, with the boundary running along the southern shore of Lake Macquarie through Wyee and then north-west between Lemon Tree and Cooranbong; and south by the City of Gosford, with the boundary running Bateau

Bay and Forresters Beach, through Tumbi Umbi, Holgate, Lisarow, Somersby and Kulnura. Wyong Council is composed of 10 councillors; five for each of the two wards. The 10 councillors make decisions on behalf of the community, while complying with a code of conduct and a set of policies and procedures. The councillors serve a four-year term, with the mayor and deputy mayor elected privately within the chamber by the councillors every 12 months in September. A referendum question has been added to the voting procedure asking residents to vote on whether this system of electing a mayor should remain or to have it changed to a popularly elected system. Candidates for the Wyong Shire local government elections were asked to provide 250 words about what they have done for Wyong Shire in the past, where they have already been councillors, and what they plan to do in the future if elected.

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“In February this year, Wyong Council voted to review its waste management system; one Councillor was quoted as saying the green waste bins are little used and costing too much to collect, leading to speculation in the local media that Council may stop its green waste collection service,” Labor

candidate Mr David Mehan said. “The Green Bins are one of a large range of essential services Council provides to the local community. “Labor wants to retain our Green Bin service and protect all services Council currently provides. “We want to give

people an opportunity to let Council know the Green Bin is important to them, Mr Mehan said. Another Labor candidate for the Shire Mr Brandon Sohier said: “Everyone in our street uses their green bin fortnightly, cutting back on the service would be crazy.” Media release, 29 Aug 2012 David Mehan, Ourimbah


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f re-elected, I will continue to work tirelessly in listening to, responding and working on your communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s behalf.

I fully support, and will pursue, my teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s objectives as well as enabling well-paid job creation and further improving governance and accountability and striving to get Wyong Shire Council back to sustainable financial health. I will work on a strategic plan to fix drainage in the

north to end decades of poor planning and will continue an integrated shared path network for north of Doyalson. I will keep all public lands and planning in the communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hands and will build a disability tourism sector, plan a regional sports grounds and art centre. Sue Wynn Greg Best and Doug Eaton

he main issue for the community right now is the proposed rezoning of schools (and other public spaces) to allow them to be sold for development without further community comment.

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I will make every effort to resist this rezoning. Public land needs to be kept in community hands for community use, and should be zoned as special purposes â&#x20AC;&#x153;community useâ&#x20AC;?, not zoned as medium density housing or commercial land or whatever the surrounding zoning happens to be. If elected, I will strenuously oppose any environmentally risky activities, including fracking and other mining in Wyong Shireâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s agricultural lands and water catchment areas. I know that infrastructure has not kept pace with our population growth, and while understanding the current financial constraints, will aim to fast track â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;catch upâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; road,

drainage and footpathcycleway construction. I would encourage the development of an academic and research precinct surrounding the existing University, expecting that this would be a substantial source of employment. I have lived in Ourimbah for a long time and I understand the frustration of commuting, having travelled to Sydney for work as a University lecturer for many years. Now I teach Conservation and Land Management at Wyong TAFE and run a native plant propagation nursery. I have been an active Landcare participant since 1992, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m still involved in the RAP

project at Ourimbah School. I do a lot of field work with students so I have developed a deep knowledge of the local landscape and the existing and emerging environmental problems within the Shire.

e champion local job creation and in the last year or so we have worked to ensure the Woolworths Shopping Centre at Lake Munmorah was approved, the Aldi supermarket at Toukley opened and construction has just started at Aldi, Wyong.

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In the last year, we have at the panel approved projects that will generate at least 500 local jobs. These projects include Woolworths, factories at Berkeley Vale, a new university department, and nursing homes. The construction will also generate significant local jobs and we expect most of these to commence shortly. We have a huge need

for local employment and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great to get these projects approved After restructuring the budget, we have been able to put more money into road rebuilding. Notorious black spots including Minnesota and Louisianna Rds have had work and Warnervale Rd is planned for next year as is the next stage of Lindsay St, Long Jetty and Gavenlock Rd,

Tuggerah. In total, some $40 million is allocated to roads in next yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s budget. With this level of spending we are finally getting some much needed improvements, however many of our roads are still in urgent need of upgrades and we will be working hard to get further road funding.

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P8 - Wyong Regional Chronicle - September 3, 2012

Liberal

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I graduated from the University of New South Wales in 2009 with Majors in Human Resource Management and Social Science and Policy and am now employed locally as a Public Servant. I am also currently completing a Masters in Politics and Public Policy. I have been involved locally with organisations working to protect and enhance our local community and I am strongly committed to ensuring Wyong Shire receives the local jobs and infrastructure needed as we continue to grow. I am extremely proud to be leading a strong local Liberal Team. Between us we share strong involvement in our local communities including local community engagement and small business ownership, with a joint passion to see the very

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best for Wyong Shire community. Together we understand the challenges currently before Wyong Shire Council, particularly as our region continues to grow. We all hold dear our unique lifestyle, and understand the importance of sensible planning while protecting and maintaining the natural beauties we all enjoy day to day. Unfortunately, in recent times, Wyong Shire Council has fallen behind the pace and as a result is missing opportunities for

strong local investment. Such investment is necessary to support local job growth and investment in infrastructure. The Liberal Party plans to support Wyong Shire Council, by cutting red tape and speeding up the DA approval process; opening the door for local investment, jobs and opportunities; protecting land owners properties and rights; ensuring infrastructure investment is a key priority and delivering value for money and best practice procedures.

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am running for the Save Tuggerah Lakes Party in A ward in this year’s Wyong Council Elections.

I own and operate A and K Troy Bobcat and Tipper and am deputy captain of Wadalba Rural Fire Brigade. As a life-long Central Coast resident and married father of three, I have a strong interest in local issues. In particular, I am appalled at the condition of the lake and believe there should be a royal commission into the enormous amount of money that has been spent on its restoration with limited results. I will ensure any further money spent restoring the lake is spent wisely and effectively. While I am heartened to see that the dredge is finally operational again, Council needs to investigate a second opening and breakwall to facilitate proper flushing of the channel. I am committed to ensuring the weed

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harvester operates fulltime with no restrictions. Professional fishing reforms are needed to improve dwindling fish stocks and encourage recreational fishing and tourism. I strongly oppose any introduction of Section 149 notices on low-lying properties that will greatly affect property values and insurance premiums. In the unlikely event of rising water levels, homes should be protected by

levies. Through regular maintenance of gross pollutant traps, drains and along the foreshores, I am committed to ensuring we have safe, healthy beaches and swimming areas free from pollution. Other issues that I am passionate about include increasing road maintenance, tackling graffiti and improving local employment opportunities, especially for young people.

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Shadow Police Minister and failed Premier, Nathan “Scurried like a rat” Rees

A very tired Labor Shadow cabinet hit the Central Coast town of Toukley. Were they trying to attract local voter support? As a tax payer, I must let readers know that Nathan Rees, already a failed Premier, now Shadow Police Minister, bunged on an act refusing to talk with me on Tuesday afternoon. John Robertson, you should give Nathan some advice. The man is in denial about his failings, Corrupt Gosford City Council and five wrongful deaths among them. The few people who attended were almost outnumbered by politicians and staff.

The empty chairs kept silent vigil over an almost empty hall, bearing testament to just how toxic the Labor Party has become. A few of the concerned Labor Party members know it. Rodney Cavalier wrote a book about the Labor Party’s self destruction titled, Power Crisis. Some staffers attending told me they were Labor party members and they did not see any problem with Labor. I pointed out that they were like one eyed parents of a problem child. They just can't see, never mind accept ownership of all the problems with the Labor Party and its brand.

These two staffers and many rusted on Labor party members refuse to see what hundreds of thousands of us can see leaking out into the media almost every day and causing a stink! While I expect the law courts will take up the abuse of positions and rorting in another place, voters must consider where they will direct their votes because the Labor Party rank and file, in failing to expel the dead wood, have permitted their party to become a political hazard to good governance. Have I have failed to effectively convince the people who count that Gosford City Council is corrupt? Will the ten councillors elected to sit on Gosford City Council

insist on an open enquiry into why the state coroner was misled by Gosford City Council during his inquiry into the deaths of five people at Piles Creek, Somersby in 2007? “Forget about it and move on.” That’s what our dead wood politicians want!

Some people ask me whom they should vote for. I can’t tell them that. I do however tell them that I won’t vote for Labor or anyone who preferences Labor because they have still not learned their lesson.

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I point out that for Gosford, with forty one candidates, it is both easy and strong to vote below the line, directing your own preferences and place numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 in the squares opposite the names of five candidates in the order of your preference for them. If you wish to vote for additional candidates, place consecutive numbers beginning with the number 6 in the squares opposite the names of those additional candidates, in order of your preferences for them.


Wyong Regional Chronicle - September 3, 2012 - P9

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Labor

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r Doug Vincent’s A Ward Labor team wants to make sure that Wyong Council is focused on your needs and is listening to your views. Cr Lisa Matthews and her B Ward Labor Team

Proposals are underway that may change the planning approval process, which may diminish community consultation. Our policy is that Council continues to consult with the community on all major plans. We’ve heard the concerns about the state of roads and drains across the shire and the determination of the community to maintain our public assets in public hands We will push for a fair share of the annual roads

and drains budget across the north of the shire. We will oppose any sale of public parks, playgrounds and sporting fields. We will fight to retain the libraries, child care centres, community halls and other facilities that the residents use and depend upon for their great quality of life in the Shire. We will also maintain the Green Bin service. We know that the future of the Shire depends upon local jobs and the infrastructure that any development

depends upon. We will support the infrastructure planning that will allow for more local jobs. We will push for a real start for the Warnervale Town Centre; it’s time that the plans were turned into reality. Wherever you live in the great web of suburbs that make up the north of Wyong Shire, we stand for your local values and we will strive to make your voice heard on the local issues that matter to you.

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n enthusiastic crowd of supporters welcomed the Labor party’s campaign launch for the September Wyong Council elections at North Entrance Surf Life Saving club.

Shadow Minister for Local Government Ms Sophie Costis introduced Cr Lisa Matthews and the B ward team. Sophie said Cr Matthews had been a hard working Wyong councillor for the past four years and that she welcomed her serving the people of Wyong again for another four years. Cr Matthews said: “We have a strong team for the Wyong Council elections

to be held on Saturday, September 8, this year.” Cr Matthews went on to say that she was proud to be associated with such a talented and dedicated team who have a passion for representing their local community. Cr Matthews outlined three of the main objectives of Labor’s campaign, Improving local roads and drainage, community consultation and protecting the assets

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Business & Forum

P10 - Wyong Regional Chronicle - September 3, 2012

Long Jetty business wins national award

Webstuff.biz win ethics award eb design and e-Commerce Solutions Company, Webstuff. biz, has won the Wyong Regional Chamber of Commerce and Central Coast Business Excellence Awards for Business Ethics, at a ceremony held at Mingara Recreation Club on Saturday, August 18.

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Webstuff biz CEO Ms Michelle Allen designed a package for small businesses and start-ups that needed a customised, target market focused website at an affordable rate. Ms Allen said: “Every

Central Coast business deserves to have an effective online presence, but unfortunately I come across local businesses every day that think a quality website is beyond their means. “The fact of the matter

is this; being in business in the 21st century means you simply can’t afford not to be online,” Ms Allen said. Email, 23 Aug 2012 Phaedra Pym, A Way with Words

Asylum seekers not illegal awrence Shaw in his letter on Illegal Boat People from Indonesia (Wyong Regional Chronicle, August 13) quotes Maritime Law, however, he does not cite relevant Australian Law.

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A Doors at Long Jetty has been named the B and D Doors National Accredited Dealer of the Year, having previously won the B and D Doors NSW Accredited Dealer of the Year award in 2007 and 2010.

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B and D Accredited Dealers are judged on a number of criteria, including customer service ratings, customer satisfaction, product knowledge and sales success. “It’s taken us 10 years to win the National Award and we’re very happy that our hard work has paid off,” JA Doors owner Mr David Alexander said. “Implementing the B and D accreditation scheme into the business has helped to drive our sales up. “I think that the biggest recipe for success in this industry is service; doing what you say you’ll do

and keeping your word. “And it’s helpful that our staff members are well motivated. “We work well together, and even play a bit of golf together to unwind,” Mr Alexander said. B and D Doors NSW sales manager Mr Paul Burns said that JA Doors deserved to win this award because of their professionalism in so many areas of the business. “JA Doors have shown their dedication through everything they do. “A look into their business reveals astute investment in

promotion, thorough staff development, upto-the-minute showroom presentation and good business practices. “It’s these kinds of combined efforts that bring success, along with good old-fashioned friendly service and professionalism,” said Mr Burns. JA Doors operates with a staff of five, who carry out everything from sales to installations, and partake in regular inhouse training through the B and D Doors network. Media release, 28 Aug 2012 Rob Gillam, The Project Group

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Lake Haven Shopping Centre receives marketing award

Business

Beauty Salon wins Best Training Award

ake Haven Shopping Centre was named Marketer of the Year for the second consecutive year at the Central Coast Business Excellence Awards at Mingara Recreation Club on Saturday, August 18.

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The awards recognise Central Coast businesses that strive for excellence and play a vital role within the community. The evening was attended and received by the regional business community, including the Minister for the Central Coast Mr Chris Hartcher, Member for Gosford Mr Chris Holstein, Member for Wyong Mr Darren Webber, Federal Member for Robertson Ms Deborah O’Neill, Wyong Council mayor Cr Bob Graham, Wyong Council deputy mayor Cr Sue Wynn and Gosford Council deputy mayor Cr Craig Doyle. Lake Haven Shopping

Centre manager Mr Mike Cochrane said: “It is a great honour to be recognised for the second year running as the Marketer of the Year award winner in this prestigious regional awards event.” To be selected as Marketer of the Year, the business was required to demonstrate innovative and long term marketing strategies and execution, have an active, customer focused marketing strategy and have in place a marketing plan that reinforces the business’s brand and a strategy to ensure long term sales growth. “Our submission for

this year’s award was for our Celebrating 25 Years campaign, conducted in March this year,” said Mr Cochrane. “The campaign focused on the Centre’s contribution to the community, growth of the centre and sales, and highlighted the ongoing marketing and promotions held over the period. “The campaign itself exceeded targets in sales, retail support, community votes, PR coverage and Facebook likes,” said Mr Cochrane. Media release, 24 Aug 2012 Marcelle Proper, Lake Haven Shopping Centre

Nina Barbera with team from Beautique Beauty Medispa

eautique Beauty Therapy and Medi Spa, who have franchises at Tuggerah, Lake Haven and Bateau Bay, have won the Best Training Award, at the inaugural Australian Beauty Industry Awards, held at Dockside Convention Centre on Sunday, August 12.

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Winners from all over Australia were rewarded for excelling in their field, across all aspects of spa and beauty services, as voted on by industry professionals including Vogue, Primped, Global Nail Design, Cream Salon

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Thomson welcomes dental health reform

Spence opens disability accommodation

ember for Dobell Mr Craig Thomson has said he welcomes the announcement by Health Minister Ms Tanya Plibersek of the $4 billion dental health reform package under which more than $3 million children will receive government help for dental care.

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The package will also provide dental services to more than one million low income adults and Australians in rural and remote areas, with a strong focus on pensioners. “I congratulate Minister Plibersek and the Government for this step forward towards a dental scheme for all Australians, a system that I have pushed for ever since I was first elected,”

Member for The Entrance Chris Spence with Disability Services Minister Andrew Constance and residents of Rainbow Haven

he Rainbow Haven in North Gosford was officially opened on Wednesday, August 29, by NSW Minister for Disability Services Mr Andrew Constance and Member for The Entrance Mr Chris Spence.

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The Rainbow Haven provides supported accommodation for 12 people with a disability. The NSW Government invested $3 million for the development on Henry Parry Dr, which is run by the Samaritans Foundation and contains six units with two beds in each. “This development recognises the NSW Government’s commitment to expanding supported accommodation, ensuring people with disability have the same standard

great to see the residents settling into their new home. “Rainbow Haven is a mini-community where each resident has their own space to live and decorate as they like, while they also share a backyard space and a communal barbeque area. “I’m sure the residents will enjoy their new surrounds where they will be supported to live independent lives,” said Mr Spence.

of living as the rest of the community,” Mr Constance said. “An important part of providing quality services is ensuring that there are modern facilities and appropriate accommodation available for all members of the community. “Organisations like the Samaritans Foundation truly enhance the lives of the people they support, by creating a more inclusive environment where everyone has a sense of belonging.” Mr Spence said it was

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Mardi-Mangrove Link officially finished osford City and Wyong Shire Councils celebrated a significant milestone in securing the region’s water supply on Wednesday, July 25, with the official completion of the Mardi-Mangrove Link Project.

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The Councils have taken official control of the $120 million Mardi-Mangrove Link from contractor John Holland after extensive testing of all components has ensured its functionality and reliability. To commemorate this milestone, Wyong Shire Mayor Bob Graham and Gosford City Mayor Laurie Maher unveiled a speciallydesigned sculpture at Woodbury Park, Mardi.

The Mardi-Mangrove Link Project is an initiative of Gosford City and Wyong Shire Councils with Australian Government funding of $80.3 million through its Water Smart Program and an additional $40 million combined from the two Councils. Media Release, 23 Jul 2012 Megan Low, Gosford Council

Central Coast Alliance candidates now unable to stand for Council election Gosford Council mayor Cr Laurie Maher, Wyong Council mayor Cr Bob Graham and contractor John Holland

Council moves into caretaker mode osford Council will operate under a caretaker mode from Friday August 10, to Saturday, September 8, as part of its responsibilities during the election period to ensure major decisions are not made which may limit the actions of an incoming council.

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On June 22, amendments were made to the Local Government (General) Regulation (the Regulation) to mandate what were formally caretaker conventions.

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the council of any amount equal to or greater than $150,000 or one per cent of the Council’s revenue from rates in the preceding financial year. It must not determine a

controversial development application, except where a failure to make such a determination would give rise to a deemed refusal, or such a deemed refusal arose before the commencement of the caretaker period. The term “controversial development application” is defined as one for

which at least 25 persons have made submissions by way of objection. Council must not appoint or renew the appointment of the general manager or terminate their employment. This does not include the appointment of an acting or temporary general manager).

In particular cases, these functions may be exercised with the approval of the Minister for Local Government. Gosford Council Agenda COR.73, 24 Jul 2012

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osford Cr Peter Freewater has said so long to local government after his nine candidate party failed to submit its nomination forms in time.

All of the nomination forms for Central Coast Alliance were completed and handed to one of the candidates on Cr Freewater’s ticket to submit while he was in Scotland supporting his son in the world championships of highland dancing. “This person decided to wait until half an hour before the close of nominations to submit the paperwork and then realised that they hadn’t brought the form with all the candidates’ signatures. “Subsequently, they went home to look for it and

by the time they got back, nominations had closed. “Therefore, not only did they not submit the group nomination, they didn’t submit [the forms for] any of the candidates at all. “That’s it - all over red rover,” said Cr Freewater. The person handling the nominations for the Central Coast Alliance came into the office of Ducks Crossing Publications shortly after nominations had closed to cancel booked advertising in view of missing the deadline. He said he was “devastated” in missing the

nominations by one minute and was too upset to make further comment. Number five on the ticket Mr Jake Cassar said he was disappointed and it was unfortunate it was left until the last half an hour. “I guess the whole group should take some responsibility to a point. “It’s remarkable how it could come down to those last few minutes, but rules are rules. “The real losers in this are the community because I think we had a really, really great team of genuine community leaders that are

out there in the community making a difference. “Me personally, I’m not deterred from any of the things I’m doing for the environment and social justice,” he said. Cr Freewater said he had worked hard for the last four years to clean up Gosford Council and had made a pretty good fist of it. “I saved Coastal Open Space System (COSS) from getting a recreation zoning that would allow sporting fixtures and hotels; I got the entrance [to Brisbane Water] dredged so boats wouldn’t get trashed on the rocks; I helped secure Bambara. “I showed the community that they can stand up to Gosford Council and

expose them. “I also played a major role in the retiring of the general manager and so now we can make a clean start with a new one. “My concern is that many of the old councillors will still be there and I believe it would be better if the new Council were to grow out of fresh, fertile soil. “So with this in mind, please don’t vote Labor, Liberal, Central Coast First or Craig Doyle; you’ll just be throwing the same old fertiliser on the new general manager. “I think Kate da Costa and Hillary Morris would be excellent councillors if you don’t mind the fact that they’re Greens.

“I’d like to thank all those people in the community that have supported me and written to me or called me to thank me for things I’ve done. “It was really good to hear people say ‘thank you’. “I’m just sorry I won’t be there for another term to ‘keep up the good fight’,” said Cr Freewater. He said he would now be able to return to being a marine scientist and spending more time with his family. Email, 9 Aug 2012 Peter Freewater, Horsfield Bay Kaitlin Watts, 10 Aug 2012 Jake Cassar, West Gosford

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There are 41 candidates contesting the Gosford Council election. These are made up of two groups of independents, Labor, Liberal, Central Coast First, Central Coast Greens and two independent candidates. The city of Gosford covers an area of 1029 square kilometres, stretching east to the Tasman Sea, south to the Hawkesbury River, west to the Judge Dowling Range, and north to meet the Cessnock and Wyong Shires on a border through Kulnura, Lisarow and Forresters Beach. Gosford Council comprises 10 councillors who are elected for a four year term to direct and control the affairs of the Council, in accordance with the Local Government Act. The councillors review

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10 teeth by their late 30s, and we have one of the highest tooth extraction rates in the developed world. “Today’s announcement is a positive step towards a dental scheme for everyone, which could be parallel to or part of Medicare,” Mr Thomson said. Media release, 29 Aug 2012 David Gardiner, Office of Craig Thomson, MP

Quality of life surveyed by Councils yong Council, in conjunction with Gosford Council, will quiz Central Coast residents in an effort to gather information about their overall quality of life.

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The project will see 1500 telephone surveys from randomly selected households undertaken by the Central Coast Research Foundation. The survey will ask residents questions covering a range of topics including their attitude to work and family, feeling part of the community, the environment, access to health services, education, commuting and employment. Gosford Council’s acting manager of integrated planning Mr Tim Macdonald said that the survey results would

assist both Councils in effectively planning for the Central Coast region. “This research will provide us with a greater understanding of how people are living in their local community and identify aspects of quality of life that are important to Central Coast residents. “The information will be a great resource for both Councils’ in future planning and policy decisions,” said Mr Macdonald. Wyong Council’s manager of community and cultural development Ms Julie Vaughan

encouraged residents to provide their feedback. “The information will provide us with the ability to measure and monitor residents’ quality of life compared with the first survey conducted in 2007,” Ms Vaughan said. “Participation in the survey is voluntary but we are encouraging residents to participate so the information collected is based on a good representation of the community.” Media release, 22 Aug 2012 Gosford Council Media and Wyong Council Media

Mental health support group in Wyong ot for profit mental health organisation, GROW, will host self-help support groups for people with mental and emotional problems on Wednesday evenings from 6:30pm, and Thursday afternoons from 2:30pm at Wyong Uniting Church.

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Mr Thomson said. “While this is a good start, there is still much to be done. “In my first major speech in Parliament, I highlighted the fact that our Medicare scheme looks after every other part of the body except for the mouth. “The lack of a national dental scheme is sharply reflected in the figures. “Most Australians will suffer decay in at least

“Groups are ordinarily run by their own members, according to a wellstructured and successful format,” said group organiser for GROW Mr Mick Courtney. “GROW Meetings are supportive and nonthreatening, positive and constructive. “During the meeting,

members can share their problems, learn how to rebuild their lives and report on our progress. “We know one another in the group on a first name basis only and make a commitment to confidentiality. “We find it takes courage to go to our first meeting, but we find we

are not alone. “Others have felt fearful the first time. “There is no pressure on you to say anything; you control the pace of your involvement,” Mr Courtney said. Email, 27 Aug 2012 Mick Courtney, Wyong Uniting Church


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Council flushes water mains yong Council is currently undertaking water main flushing work as part of its water quality program in the Shire, which is set to run until October.

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Work was undertaken in Wyong, Halekulani and Watanobbi throughout the week of August 20 to 26. Council will carry out the work on weekdays between 7pm and 10pm. Residents should refrain from washing

clothes during this time. While there will be no disruption to the water supply, residents may notice a drop in water pressure, discoloured water or a chlorine odour and taste after the mains are flushed, which is considered normal during

this type of process. Should residents have any immediate concerns they are advised to contact Council on 4350 5555.

Charity house built in Wadalba for Steve Waugh Foundation

Media release, 21 Aug 2012 Wyong Council Media

Walkathon for rugby league player embers of the community are being urged to join or donate to the Great Strides Walkathon at Speers Point Park, Lake Macquarie, on Sunday, October 21.

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The walkathon is being held to raise money for eight-year-old Blue Haven Junior Rugby League player Preston Williams who has cystic fibrosis, “Preston’s team mates and families have

registered their support in walking with Team Preston this year to help us raise much needed funds for Cystic Fibrosis NSW in the hope of finding a cure,” said Blue Haven Junior Rugby League administrator Mr

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Brian Howden. All donations over $2 are tax deductible and are able to be made through Bpay and Australia Post. Email, 24 Aug 2012 Brian Howden, Blue Haven Junior Rugby League Club

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ormer Australian Cricketer Steve Waugh has partnered with residential property company, AVJennings, to build a charity house in Wadalba for auction to raise funds for The Steve Waugh Foundation.

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The concrete pour for the house slab took place on the morning of Thursday, August 30. Waugh was present with the ambassador for the Steve Waugh Foundation, Ms Renee Eliades, who officially ‘pressed the button’ alongside AVJennings CEO Mr Peter Summers, to officiate the construction of the property. “The partnership between the Steve Waugh Foundation and AVJennings brings together two iconic Australian brands who share one vision to significantly change the lives of young Australians who suffer from rare diseases,” Waugh said.

The Steve Waugh Foundation supports and funds a program offering respite, recreation and assistance to regional families in Australia who have children with a rare disease. AVJennings have invited its suppliers and

contractors to be a part of this initiative, with a large number having pledged their commitment to get their hands dirty through support of materials and or labour. Media release, 28 Aug 2012

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Schools win at Rock Eisteddfod hittaway Bay and Warnervale Public Schools competed in the 2012 J Rock Eisteddfod Challenge at Sydney Entertainment Centre where they won several awards.

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arnervale Public School student, Amelia Clarke aged five, will compete at the Hunter Central Coast Regional Public Speaking finals in Newcastle on Thursday, September 12, after she won the zone seven public speaking finals held at Mannering Park Public School in August.

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In the early stages of the year, all the students from Warnervale Public School prepared and presented a speech to their classmates. The students participated in the Zone Public Speaking Finals at Mannering Park Public School on Tuesday, August 7. The topic for Early Stage One was My

favourite, and Amelia chose white chocolate. Amelia was announced the winner in her stage and will now take part in the Hunter Central Coast Public Speaking Regional finals in Newcastle. Email, 27 Aug 2012 Betty Polson, Bateau Bay Women’s Bowling Club

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Chittaway Bay Public school won several titles on the night, including the award of excellence for stage use, award of excellence for concept and the award of excellence for set design and function. Warnervale Public School won the Urban Dance Centre award for excellent choreography, award of excellent drama and the award of excellence for costuming character. Rock Eisteddfod

judge Mr Andrew Benson described the performances as “bold and epic”. Event manager Ms Karla Tatterson said: “The schools have worked so hard to get here and it really showed in the quality of the performances.” “ I hope every school joins in the fun in 2013.” Media release, 20 Aug 2012 Michelle Pearson, Rock Eisteddfod Challenge and J Rock

Students win Future Homes design competition tudents from Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College, Tumbi Umbi Campus, have won Future Homes 2012, a region wide home design competition.

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Short stories on educated Coast community members entral Coast Campus Friends (CCCF) is producing short stories about members of the Central Coast community who gained all or part of their post-school education through the Central Coast Campus of the University of Newcastle, Hunter Institute of TAFE or Central Coast Community College, and are applying their learning on the Central Coast.

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The project is entitled Putting Post-School Learning to Work on the Central Coast. “Not only will the stories, when published, acknowledge the value of post-school learning through application, they will constitute a celebration of our recentlygained status as a region and provide information on

the work of industry here,” said CCCF president Ms Sonnie Hopkins. “The project has the endorsement of the education providers and is expected to deliver material useful to school staff and anyone else interested in how learning is applied in paid and voluntary work.” All stories require the

Media release, 16 Aug 2012 Sonnie Hopkins, Central Coast Campus Friends

he Telstra Foundation, in conjunction with the Alannah and Madeline Foundation, launched an $8 million, multi-year partnership to develop and deliver eSmart Libraries across Australia, including Wyong Shire library, as part of a community cyber safety program.

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and organise our lives and this fast-changing environment presents new risks. “This partnership, through eSmart Libraries, will give more Central Coast residents the opportunity to experience the social and economic benefits of new communication technologies, while making the online library experience more inclusive and safer for everyone.” The Alannah and Madeline Foundation’s CEO Dr Judith Slocombe said the Foundation was committed to working with the Telstra Foundation and libraries to help the community, irrespective of income, ability or disadvantage, to increase their skills to become more empowered cyber-citizens. “Many sectors of the community rely on their community library to use technology as they don’t have access to it in their own homes,” Dr Slocombe said.

“ESmart Libraries is an extension of eSmart Schools, which The Alannah and Madeline Foundation has made available to all Australian schools in 2011. “Since the national roll out of eSmart Schools, more than 1400 schools across all states have adopted eSmart, with more schools coming on board each week. “The Alannah and Madeline Foundation is proud to partner with the Telstra Foundation and we have a shared vision to help all Australians become smart, safe and responsible online,” Dr Slocombe said. The Telstra Foundation and The Alannah and Madeline Foundation will pilot eSmart Libraries in 20 clusters of libraries in early 2013 and afterwards, before launching it Australia wide. Media release, 27 Aug 2012 Chris Cusack, Telstra Countrywide Australia

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Students from Year 3 to 6 who don’t attend Special Religious Education (SREscripture) classes now have the option to go to philosophical ethics classes run by Primary Ethics, a not-for-profit organisation authorised to deliver ethics classes in NSW primary schools. Killarney Vale Public School’s principal Ms Sue Britton said that the ethics classes have become a reality at the school because a few keen parents have volunteered to organise the program and have trained to become ethics teachers. “The students seem to really enjoy discussing ethical issues. “The children are taught

to look at ethical issues from all sides and are then encouraged to make up their own minds on the subject,” Ms Britton said. There is a growing network of trained Primary Ethics volunteers on the Central Coast, including the Killarney Vale Public School coordinator Ms Patricia Wayling and its ethics teacher Ms Danielle Rodgers, who are both parents. Primary Ethics general manager Ms Teresa Russell said the program has had a positive start, especially in Sydney, but they are now looking to extend the reach into more schools, including on the Central Coast.

“We’re now trying to let people know what they have to do to get ethics classes started. “The Government isn’t providing classes, as some people think. “Like most faith groups that deliver SRE in schools, Primary Ethics relies on the good will of volunteers to manage and deliver our classes,” said Ms Russell. Classes for younger children are set to be released over the next two years and will be made available to schools where there are trained volunteers to teach. Email, 21 Aug 2012 Patricia Wayling, Killarney Vale Public School

School celebrates Youth Environment Week orokan Public School will participate in Youth Environment Week held from Monday, September 3, to Friday, September 7.

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“This year, students have the opportunity to create an arcade game from recycled materials or a scarecrow for our school garden,” said assistant school principal

Ms Amy Ball. “There will be prizes for the best entries. “To celebrate this week, we are also planting 60 trees around the school as well as

holding a sausage sizzle to help raise funds for the school’s Environmental Committee.”

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P16 - Wyong Regional Chronicle - September 3, 2012

Paws and Claws a success

Norah Head Coastal Forum a success Coastal Heritage forum conducted by Wyong Council and Coastcare was attended by more than 40 people who learnt about the history of the Norah Head coastline on Thursday, August 23.

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he annual Paws and Claws for a Cause community dog walk was held at The Entrance, on Sunday, August 26, and raised $6000 for the RSPCA Central Coast and the Wyong Animal Care Facility.

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Four hundred dogs were registered to go in the walk with over 700 people, including many families walking along the waterfront with their

pets. An estimated crowd of 4000 gathered in Memorial Park for free entertainment, with Skyepoint, Crocodile

Encounters, Central Coast Dog Obedience displays, amusements and stalls. The Best Dressed Dog, Cutest Puppy and

Best Trick competitions attracted over 45 entrants. Media release, 28 Aug 2012 Donna Judge, The Entrance Town Centre Management

Watercolour Society presents free exhibition he Central Coast Watercolour Society will present its next free exhibition, Watercolour Brushstrokes, at the Entrance Gallery on Saturday, September 29, from 11am.

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Terrigal, which will be displayed and offered as a raffle prize. Thanks to a donation from Wyong Council, the Watercolour Society is also able to offer a free community workshop over the Monday, October 1, long weekend, in the studio adjacent to the gallery. The exhibition will be open until Tuesday, October 9. Email, 28 Aug 2012 Pam Jullian, Central Coast Watercolour Society

The forum, held at the new Soldiers Beach Surf Club, brought together a diverse group of representatives from Council, Coastcare, Wyong Historical Society, Bushcare, Norah Head Lighthouse Trust, local surfers and the State Government. “This forum was a fantastic way to capture the community’s interest and allowed everyone to share in the past to help protect the future,” Council’s Landcare project officer Ms Nikki Bennetts said. “It allowed people to define the unique idea of what heritage means to them.” Ms Bennetts said one of the highlights of the forum was the presentation about Aboriginal protocols for finding and managing archaeological sites. “Everyone agreed they would consider the local Aboriginal groups when deciding how to report material, and do it more sensitively. “There were varying perspectives about coastal heritage from the Aboriginal community, maritime archaeology and the science of climate change and sea level rise. “All the presenters kept the discussion local and specifically relating to Norah Head,” Ms Bennetts said. Co-organisers from Coastcare, Ms Cate Inwood and Mr Peter

MacLeod, presented displays using archival and modern material about founding families such as the Rossettis, the first commercial fishers of Cabbage Tree Harbour, shipwrecks, Coastcare’s threatened fauna such as the Eastern Pygmy Possum and Wallum Froglet, and mysteries surrounding the Aboriginal Bullen Aglen myth, a reef known today as The Bull. “A lot of people were surprised because they didn’t expect there would be such a rich maritime heritage, and archaeology provided by local shipwrecks,” Ms Bennetts said. Dr Brad Duncan from the NSW Environment and Heritage Office demonstrated the maritime heritage extended far beyond shipwrecks and included old wharfs, fishing encampments and Aboriginal heritage. Sue Effenberger, of Crown Lands, facilitated a closing discussion in which participants shared their ideas of what heritage is. “The forum’s definition became much wider, and more personal than envisaged and I’m sure those present will be more vigilant and active in protecting and managing the community’s heritage,” Ms Bennetts said. Media release, 28 Aug 2012 Wyong Council Media


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Job hunters encouraged to join skill-building group yong residents who are looking for work are being encouraged to join Think outside the Square, a fortnightly group to help build skills and confidence, starting on Wednesday, September 12, at Lakelands Community Centre, Kanwal.

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The Benevolent Society’s Gorokan Village Hub facilitator Ms Toni Trent said Think outside the Square was run in partnership with The Benevolent Society and the Salvation Army Employment Plus. “Everyone has skills, and Think outside the Square is all about helping people recognise and build their skills, experiences and identify their strengths to help them prepare for work,” Ms Trent said. “We’ve been hearing from the local community that traditional ‘job clubs’ or employment services can be a bit confronting, particularly for people who have been out of the

workforce for a while and feel uncomfortable speaking in front of others. “Think outside the Square is a friendly, relaxed group with a strong focus on increasing people’s confidence and helping them identify their skills and interests and set some goals they can achieve at their own pace. “We’re not about telling people what to do, we’re here to help people with what they tell us they need, from meeting other locals, to hearing from guest speakers, right through to getting a hand with some practical skills like resume writing and interview preparation.

“Setting a life direction plan for the next 12 months can be a great source of motivation to people. “Taking the time to look at what’s important, get new skills and get inspired is very helpful to most of us, particularly in a time of personal change,” Ms Trent said. Think outside the Square meets at Lakelands Community Centre, 3 Literary Close, Kanwal, every second Wednesday. For information contact Toni on 4394 2500 or 0410 010 809.

Out & About

National park activities held in Munmorah State Conservation area

Media release, 20 Aug 2012 Liz Lawrence, The Benevolent Society

Forest hosts music event he Australian Rainforest Sanctuary held a Soapbox Sunday event which featured music and activities at the Forest of Tranquillity, Ourimbah, on Sunday, August 26.

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The park reopened on Sunday, after a brief closure due to the weather, for patrons to visit. Donations of Gymea lilies and tree ferns were

planted as part of the afternoon festivities. Music on the day included Beginner Ukulele and Intro to Banjo sessions, and a lunch followed by a

sustainability tour of the grounds. Email, 21 Aug 2012 Australian Rainforest Sanctuary Media

Workshop in oils to be held with artist he Toukley and Districts Art Society are inviting the community to attend a workshop in oils with artist Mr Greg Jarmaine on Monday, September 10, from 9:30 am.

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On display during September are paintings in oil, acrylics, watercolour and pastel, along with hand-painted porcelain, hand-painted silk, craftwork, jewellery, and original cards.

All the artwork is by the Society’s local members and is all for sale. Paintings classes are also held each Wednesday from 9am to 12pm by Mr Peter Tassell for a fee

of $5 and Wednesday afternoon from 12pm to 3pm by Ms Donna Gilbertson for a fee of $20.

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he NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will run a range of activities within national parks in the Munmorah State Conservation area, as part of the Central Coast Hunter Range Region Discovery Program, from Wednesday, September 12, to Wednesday, September 26.

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The program is designed to show communities the cultural and environmental heritage available within the local area, also highlighting that national parks, nature reserves and state conservation areas are accessible. The Discovery program operates all year round and activities are conducted by a group of volunteers.

On Wednesday, September 12, community members are invited to explore Snapper Point to Ghosties and view the native flora and fauna of the area, with the walk taking place from 10am to 2pm. On Saturday, September 22, the program will feature a Great Australian Night Stalk, starting from 6:30pm.

The tours for September will finish with a sea creature treasure hunt on Saturday, September 26, from 10am Children are invited to discover the creatures that live beneath the waves on the rock platforms. Email, 22 Aug 2012 Mark Shanks, Central Coast Hunter Range Region Discovery Program

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Adssi HomeLiving celebrates 25 years

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dssi HomeLiving Australia held an event to commemorate its 25th birthday at Mingara Recreation Club on Thursday, August 16, where it also announced its new corporate identity.

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For 25 years, Adssi has provided home based services to people who are aged, living with a disability or who care for someone who is. Now known as Adssi HomeLiving Australia, the organisation will offer a mix of government funded and commercial services aimed at meeting the needs of people in the community who are looking for choice, independence and lifestyle. “We’re all about helping people,” said chief executive officer Ms Jenni Allan. “If you need something done around your home, or something done for you or a loved one, then we can arrange it for you. “The new Adssi

HomeLiving Australia brand is vibrant and contemporary. “The name Adssi is well known in the community and we wanted to take it into our future. “HomeLiving is a word that represents what we do, which is to provide services in or from the home, which help people to live a better life. “We provide services to over 3700 clients each year. “We will grow this number by addressing the unmet need in our community by providing a wide range of services tailored to individual circumstances,” said Ms Allan. From a small community business

og obedience trainer Mr John Gatt of K-9 Services will run a four week canine training class, with profits from a $3 weekly fee going to the Kids with Cancer Foundation.

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with government funding for two projects in 1987, Adssi HomeLiving Australia is now a well-known multi service provider of case management, occupational therapy, building services, carer support and in home assistance.

Profit will be returned to the business in the form of improved services and to further assist clients who are frail aged or who have a disability. Media release, 20 Aug 2012 Monique Webber, Adssi HomeLiving Australia

The course starts on Saturday, September 22, at North Lakes High School, San Remo. “If your pooch is taking you for a walk, running away, stealing your belongings, it’s time to teach him or her some manners in this four week course,” said Mr Gatt. Mr Gatt said he has raised a substantial amount of money for his chosen charity since establishing his classes and collecting the $3 donation from clients.

“You and your pooch will learn to walk together, command him to sit, stay, and come when called, down, food refusal, response to high pitch whistle and stand for examination. “A $30 registration fee is required to participate to cover liability insurance. “The classes fill very quickly as they are essentially free,” said Mr Gatt. Email, 27 Aug 2012 John Gatt, K-9 Services

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Breast cancer exercise program to run at Berkeley Vale

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oung Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) NSW is inviting and information-sharing Wyong residents who have had breast cancer surgery to register amongst women with for a free gentle exercise program, Encore, starting at Berkeley similar experiences. “Studies have shown Vale Neighbourhood Centre on Tuesday, October 9.

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place. “The Encore Program was created to improve movement, flexibility and strength after breast cancer surgery,” YWCA NSW Encore coordinator Ms Kate Guthrey said. “It helps to reduce

the potential risk of lymphoedema and can assist in its management. “It runs for eight weeks and incorporates gentle floor and hydrotherapy exercises. “It’s a perfect opportunity for relaxation

Email, 24 Aug 2012 Hayley Bryce, YWCA NSW

Voice alerts for traffic on the F3 yong Shire motorists who travel on the F3 are now able to receive traffic updates from a new service, F3 Voice Alerts, launched by Newcastle engineer Mr Rod Breis to allow commuters to stay up to date with traffic reports and incidents.

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The service is different from other online traffic systems as it is audio based, allowing reporters to

convey incidents in more detail. They can also be delivered over more platforms than the

traditional text based systems currently in use. The service delivers a single traffic update simultaneously over

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Facebook, Twitter, email, RSS Feed and is also broadcast to UHF CB Radios installed in over 10,000 trucks that use the freeway each day. “We are currently in discussions to interface F3 Voice Alerts with Service Station’s internal PA systems, this will allow motorists to be kept up-to-date whilst stopping for a break,” said Mr Breis. Updates are provided by the Australian Traffic Network (ATN) which is Australia’s sole traffic provider for television and radio stations around the country. “It’s a very exciting project, we have been providing text based traffic services on the Internet for a long time however the voice element allows us to stand out from the rest and will allow us to reach those who may not listen to traditional media,” said ATN national operations manager Mr Jay Flood. The F3 Voice Alerts allowed the Australian Traffic Network to provide rolling detailed coverage of the recent Morisset truck crash on the F3 with detailed directions on how to detour the incident There are plans to shortly release an iPhone and Android App which would automatically play traffic alerts to drivers. Email, 28 Aug 2012 Rod Breis, F3 Voice Alerts

ateau Bay Square, formerly Bay Village Shopping Centre, received a visit from Guide Dogs NSW-ACT, as part of their campaign, A Vision for All, to advocate for vision impaired persons to be included as part of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), on Wednesday, August 30.

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The world’s biggest guide dog mascot, Gulliver, visited the centre as part of a two month road show. The campaign called for more than 10,000 signatures in support of Guide Dogs NSW-ACT’, and their work to ensure that the NDIS funds orientation and mobility services, including canes and guide dogs for people whose functional mobility is affected by vision loss. “Vision loss is a challenging disability and it’s on the rise,” said Guide Dogs NSW-ACT CEO Dr Graeme White. “Without these services, people with vision loss become disconnected from their community, dependent on others to get around and are at a higher risk of accidents and depression. “With the number of NSW and ACT residents aged over 40 with vision loss projected to reach 100,000 by 2020, NDIS funding will be critical to enabling us to meet

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The YWCA Encore Program meets the physical needs and supports the well-being of women after breast cancer surgery in a supportive environment, regardless of how long ago the surgery took

that exercise programs for most cancer survivors in general can reduce anxiety and depression, improve mood, boost self-esteem and reduce symptoms of fatigue,” Ms Guthrey said.

growing demand for our vital services,” said Dr White. Over the past year, Orientation and Mobility Instructors from Guide Dogs NSW-ACT have provided approximately 150 training programs to Central Coast residents who have trouble getting around due to vision loss. “We visit you, where and when it suits you,” said Guide Dogs NSW-ACT Central Coast regional manager Mr John Payne. “Our training programs are designed around your needs. “So if night vision is a problem, we will focus on giving you the skills to be able to get around on your own at night.” Demonstrations of how Guide Dogs NSW-ACT teaches orientation and mobility skills to residents with vision impairment were conducted on the day. Media release, 23 Aug 2012 Sally Edgar, Guide Dogs NSW-ACT

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Wyong Regional Chronicle - September 3, 2012 - P21 21

Wyong 1st Grade teams all winless in final Union round

One hundred riders compete at Wyong

Pony Club

urimbah’s first grade rugby union team was defeated by Kariong, while Gosford beat Warnervale and The Entrance drew an even score against Woy Woy, in round 18 on Saturday, August 25.

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Kariong ran out victors over Ourimbah at Kariong Oval, winning by 29 points to 15. They were able to score four tries to two which was a fair indication of the flow of the match. Ourimbah did have their chances but dropped the ball at vital stages. Kariong led throughout the game and appeared to always be in control but Ourimbah never gave up and were always in with a chance. They were able to score a try late in the match. Gosford defeated Warnervale at Woongarrah Oval by 31 points to 15. The win saw Gosford hang on to fourth spot on

the competition ladder which put them into the Minor Semi-final against Ourimbah. Warnervale opened the scoring with a penalty goal, but it was Gosford who hit back with two tries in the first half to go to the halftime break leading by12 points to three. Gosford always appeared to be in control and were able to increase that lead to 26 points to three, midway through the second half. However, it was Warnervale who finished strongly to get the score back to 26-5 before Gosford were able to cement the win. The Entrance and Woy

Woy also played their final game of the season, and their match resulted in a 16 all draw at Joseph Banks Oval. Both teams scored a try apiece. The Entrance went to the halftime break leading by 13 points to six and it seemed that they would go on with it and record the win. The Entrance were only able to kick one further penalty goal in the second half, while Woy Woy was able to cross for a converted try as well as kick a penalty goal Email, 25 Aug 2012 Larry Thomson, Central Coast Rugby Union

Wyong women bowl in State Pennant Playoffs yong Women's Bowling Club’s Grade four players competed in the State Pennant Playoffs at Tuncurry and Forster Bowling Clubs, on Tuesday, August 14, to Wednesday, August 15.

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The first round was a round-robin, where Wyong played at

Tuncurry, firstly against Forestville RSL on Tuesday morning where

they had a one rink win. In the afternoon Wyong played against Maitland City Bowling Club. After a slow start, they picked up their game but were not able to prevail Pick of the crop against Maitland. “On Wednesday morning Wyong played against Sutherland, who at that time were leading in the point score, and Pick of the Crop CD4 Wyong won very well,” said Wyong Women’s Bowling Club publicity officer Ms Margaret Harrison. “Unfortunately, their Pick of the Crop CD5 overall point score wasn’t sufficient to allow them to go on to the semi-finals. “Wyong played really great bowls and the Clubs, both Wyong Women's and Wyong Men's Bowling Clubs are extremely proud of everyone in the side,” Ms Harrison said.

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yong Pony Club hosted its interclub riding event, with seven Central Coast based pony clubs competing on Sunday, August 19.

“A bright and sunny day dawned on Sunday, providing fantastic weather for Wyong Pony Club to host an interclub event, which attracted over 100 riders,” said Wyong Pony Club president Mr Simon Wood. The club was keen to show off its newly completed club and arena, built in conjunction with the Central Coast Sporting Horse Association. The day began with competitors fronting the judges for classes, including working hunter, equestrian hack and rider and pony club mount.

“The presentation of horses and riders was of a very high standard, making the judges work hard to rank the combinations of horse and rider,” said Mr Wood. The show jumping competition was held throughout the day on a challenging course designed to test everyone from A Grade to E Grade, which included a range of double combination jumps, oxers and a fan jump. Afternoon sporting events included bending, ball race, keyhole bounce and the stock horse race. “The tiny tots group

led off will smiles on the faces of all, many of whom were first timers at an inter-club event,” said Mr Wood. “The serious sporting events then got under way with many of the timed events coming down to fractions of a second to decide the winners. “There were some spectacular runs,” said Mr Wood. Wyong Pony Club placed as winners on the day, with a total 343 points, with second place awarded to Tall Timbers Pony Club on 273. Email, 20 Aug 2012 Simon Wood, Wyong Pony Club

Central Coast Sports History Ducks Crossing Publications will include articles on the history of various sports on the Coast, with photographs where possible, subject to space available in each edition. Many of our readers have shown a great deal of interest in having historical information included in our papers and while sport is usually about here and now, we should not forget

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, we will also try and use some of this material in our other newspapers.


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Baldwin in America for athletics C entral Coast Academy of Sport athlete Angus Baldwin, 19, of athlete will be focusing Tumbi Umbi, has received a university scholarship to East on in Tennessee, as he will also be completing a Tennessee State University in the United States.

After a summer of domestic racing in Australia, Baldwin began investigating his options for a college scholarship in the Unites States. “I had a good summer where I ran some solid times and trained really well,” said Baldwin. “I was really happy with my results at the State Three Kilometre Championships, Hunter

Track Classic and City2Surf, so I feel as though I’m heading to America at the right time. “I had discussions with a few different universities and coaches and eventually decided that Eastern Tennessee would be the best place for me to progress my racing,” said Baldwin. Having already arrived in the United States,

Baldwin is currently settling into his new home, located close to the Tennessee and North Carolina border on the Eastern side of America. “It took 31 hours to get here from Sydney, so I’m pretty happy to have finally arrived and am starting to find my way around,” said Baldwin. It’s not just athletics that the Academy of Sport

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university degree. “I’m enrolled for a science degree while I’m here,” said Baldwin. “I still need to decide upon what I will be majoring in, but all things going well, I’ll be here for the next three or four years and am really looking forward to being part of the U.S college sporting system, which is huge over here. “The Central Coast Academy of Sport have been really good to me over the past couple of years, so I’d really like to thank them for that support and acknowledge the role that the Academy played in getting me to

Media release, 23 Aug 2012 Warwick Whitmore, Central Coast Academy of Sport

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ue Ryan of Bateau Bay Women’s Bowling Club has been named the new 2012 Club Singles Champion after she won the major singles competition on Thursday, May 17.

Ryan’s opponent in the major singles was Faye Larkin, who was the Singles Club Champion in 2011, 2007, 2004 and 2001. The game drew a good crowd who were not disappointed in the performance of the players who gave their best to produce a close and worthy final. All the games leading up to the final gave both Sue and Faye good

had been her coach when she decided to take up bowls four years earlier.

results, with the final score being 31-24. This was Sue’s first Major Championship. She commenced playing lawn bowls in August 2005. Since then, she has been part of the Grade Three Pennants team in 2009 and won the Minor Pairs with Betty Dircks the same year. Ryan stated at the time that she was pleased on the outcome as Ms Dircks

Email, 20 Aug 2012. Betty Polson, Bateau Bay Women’s Bowling Club

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Slingsby wins Olympic gold

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August 23, 2012

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Swimmer, Teigan van Roosmalen, who attended Terrigal High School, was born with ushers syndrome, a hereditary disease affecting her hearing. She was the youngest person in the world to receive a cochlear implant. Teigan, 21, competed at the 2008 World Cup in Manchester and won two bronze medals. Later that year, at her

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Tom Slingsby of Point Frederick was selected for sailing while Jai Opetaia of Wattanobi was selected for boxing and Joshua Ross of Woy Woy was selected for athletics.

Liesl Tesch of Woy Woy was selected for paralympic sailing and Teigan Van Roosmalen of Bateau Bay was selected for Paralympic swimming. Former Terrigal resident Ky Hurst was selected for open water swimming and Ryan Napoleon, formerly of Kincumber, was selected for swimming.

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om Slingsby of Gosford won Australia’s first individual gold medal in the men’s Laser class sailing event at the London 2012 Olympics on Monday, August 6.

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Slingsby finished how he started the Olympic competition: in total control.

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The 27-year-old Gosford boy erased his demons from Beijing, where he also entered the Olympics as a raging favourite, only to finish in a disappointing 22nd place. This time it went to script as he made the blue water of Weymouth his own, totally dominating the event with four wins and three seconds from the ten fleet

races. “The Olympics is a dream,” said Slingsby. “It is the pinnacle of the sport and right now I am the happiest man on the planet. “This is the best feeling in the world. “I worked for 12 years to get to here and I put everything I had into it. “Last time, I put in so

much hard work and came away with nothing, and this time I put in more work and look at me now,” said Slingsby. Slingsby, who started sailing at the age of eight, said his first gold medal had him deeply back in love with sailing and looking forward to the future. “If I did not do well at this Olympics I would have

hung up the shoes,” said Slingsby. “I am so proud to have done it with (my family) watching,” said Slingsby. Parents Mavis and David, his twin sisters, girlfriend and another half a dozen close friends were perched on the Nothe with another 20,000 spectators cheering him on. Kontides had to beat

Slingsby by six places in the ten-boat medal race to turn his certain silver, the first medal for Cyprus for any sport, into gold. Slingsby finished the medal race a tactical ninth.

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reen Point C h r i s t i a n College competed in the Taree, Hunter and Central Coast Christian Schools Association (THACCCSA) Zone Secondary Athletics Carnival at Hunter Sports Stadium, Glendale on Friday, August 3.

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There were 67 competitors from Green Point and they all represented the College with great pride. The Girls Opens Relay Team kicked off the meet, consisting of Jessica McGillivray (Year 8), Madeline Linnet (Year 8), Laura Amos (Year 8) and Kate Linnet (Year 9), who not won but also broke the previous record with a time

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first Paralympic Games in Beijing, she made the final in four of her six races and set several personal bests. Among the most decorated and respected members of the Australian team, five-time Paralympian Liesl Tesch is a teacher at Brisbane Water Secondary College’s Woy Woy Campus. Liesl, who will compete in sailing, was involved in a bike accident which resulted in incomplete paraplegia. She has won medals in several Paralympic Games in wheelchair basketball, and in London, will be competing in sailing, a sport she only took up in January last year.

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Central Coast Paralympians wo Central Coast locals, Teigan van Roosmalen and Liesl Tesch will represent Australia at the Paralympics in London from Aug, 29 to Sept, 9.

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where I am now,” said Baldwin. Baldwin will begin training for the Eastern

of 54.21. Green Point also broke other long standing records including Lachlan Apps in the 12years Boys 100m with a time of 12.90 broke the previous record of 13.03. He also broke the previous 12 years boys 400m record of 1:07.67 with a time of 1:05.26 and the 12years Boys Long Jump record 4.55m with a distance of 4.73m.

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Zach Bolton broke the 15 years Boys 400m 56.97 record with a time of 55.89, Jordan Fleming broke the 16 years Boys 200m record of 23.72 with a time of 22.69, Logan Palmer broke the 15 years Boys 4kg Shot Put 12.07m record with a distance of 12.60m and Nicola McDermott broke the 16years High Jump with a leap of 1.70m.

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oshua Ross of Woy Woy competed in the Men’s 4 x 100 metre relay final in the last track and field event on day 15, the last day of the London Olympics. Ross competed alongside team members Anthony Alozie, Isaac Ntiamoah and Andrew McCabe and ran the last leg for the team.

Australia placed seventh with a time of 38.43 seconds, 1.59 seconds behind the first placed Jamaican team of Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake, Michael Frater and Nesta Carter. The former Henry Kendall High School student competed in the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, and placed sixth in the 4 x 100m relay and 20th place in the men’s 100m.


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