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Railway underpass proposal is open for comment A Development Application for the Rawson Rd Level Crossing Project is currently being advertised with Gosford Council. It will remain available for public comment until January 31. The $25 million Rawson Rd Railway Level Crossing Replacement Project, which was put up for public exhibition on December 2, aims to address safety concerns by closing and removing the existing level crossing at Rawson Rd. The project extends from Railway St at the Shoalhaven Dr Underpass to the base of Bulls Hill and includes: improved pedestrian and cycleway connectivity under the railway tracks at Shoalhaven Dr; an upgrade and extension of Nagari Rd from Shoalhaven Dr to a new roundabout south of the railway tracks; new vehicle underpass at the bottom of Bulls Hill under the railway tracks; and a new bridge over Woy Woy Creek at the bottom of Bulls Hill. The construction of the project would allow the closure and removal of the existing Rawson Rd level crossing and would benefit road and rail users with improved safety and efficiency. The design is being developed to minimise environmental and local heritage impacts and will incorporate input from the community and other stakeholders. According to council’s Development Application, the need for the application was triggered due to the encroachment

of the proposed works into the State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP) No 14 – Coastal Wetlands No 947 at the base of Bulls Hill and the western end of Correa Bay, Woy Woy. Council has received a number of submissions One submission expressed concerns regarding further siltation to Correa Bay, stating that the sand bar has been slowly creeping after heavy rain depositing silt from the tip. “It could be worse from these road works without extra care. “Apparently the current sand bar doubled in size after Bull’s Hill was constructed during the 1950s.” Former Gosford Council councillor Ms Lynne Bockholt said she fully supported the proposal in her submission. “Council held an extensive public consultation process several years ago where many options were listed and discussed, and the option currently on display was the one chosen by the great majority to the community. “Over 500 people attended the consultation sessions held on two Sundays in the South Woy Woy Progress Hall and the Everglades Country Club. “The current level crossing is highly dangerous and has been the scene of many major and minor accidents over the years. “Emergency vehicles are currently unable to access Woy Woy Rd or the Bays area in cases of emergency due to the movement of trains.

“Goods trains are much longer and more frequent than they used to be, therefore the level crossing is closed more often, leading to greater traffic congestion and hold ups for emergency vehicles including ambulances. “The length and frequency of goods trains will increase over the next few years with the boom in coal exports as well as rail being seen as a viable alternative to road transport as road costs increase. “The level crossing is closed for longer periods now as the railways seem to have a policy which sees the level crossing remain closed when a train has passed and another is due within four or five minutes. “I have sat and waited for a second train to pass for many minutes on many occasions. “This would also affect emergency vehicles in cases of fire and accidents. “The current underpass under the railway line is well past its use by date and taller vehicles can become stuck, thus leading to further traffic congestion. “An underpass, as contained in the development application, is the best option to eliminate unsatisfactory level crossing and the underpass in one fell swoop. “There is little to no damage to the environment of national park with this option,” said Ms Bockholt. Website, 17 Jan 2014 DA submissions, Gosford Council

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Council keeps quiet on asbestos ‘spill’ Gosford Council has admitted it has taken more than three weeks to inform Woy Woy residents of a “spill” of asbestos in their area. Corrugated asbestos roofing was found lying in Veron Rd and Hillview St, Woy Woy, on Sunday, December 22. However, residents were not told of the spill until Tuesday, January 14, as the clean-up of asbestos continued. Local resident Mr Jim Morrison, who reported the spill to police on December 22, said the NSW Fire Brigade had been out a number of times to clean it up. He said the NSW Fire Brigade picked up all of the bigger pieces and hosed the rest onto the verge. “The Fire Brigade did what I would call three partial clean-ups,” said Mr Morrison. He said they visited the site on December 22, 24 and 27. “I don’t believe that anyone in the street or affected areas had been notified by council about the problem until we received a letterbox drop on Tuesday, January 14.” Gosford Council’s director environment and planning Ms Danielle Dickson told Peninsula News that the council had the area independently tested and, following on from the initial clean up, affected residents were advised of the spill on Tuesday, January 14.

Mr Morrison said that despite the initial clean-ups, cars were still driving over pieces of asbestos and breaking it up. However, Ms Dickson denied this, saying the asbestos was in a bonded state and could not be broken down as a result of traffic impacts. Ms Dickson said: “The NSW Fire Brigade carried out the initial cleanup which was believed to have resolved the issue, however, testing confirmed further cleanup was required, which council is continuing to undertake until the site is fully cleaned. “Once council received test results confirming the substance at the site was asbestos and determined the nature and scope of the illegal dumping, formal notification was provided to residents to advise them of council’s actions regarding cleanup of the site. “The time taken to clean up the site has been due to the factors outlined above, as well as the engagement of specialist contractors to undertake the work required, once test results were received,” said Ms Dickson. The contractor was continuing to clean-up the area last Friday, January 17. Kaitlin Watts, 17 Jan 2014 Interviewee: Jim Morrison, Woy Woy Media statement, 17 Jan 2014 Danielle Dickson, Gosford Council

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It will remain available for public comment until January 31. The $25 million Rawson Rd Railway Level Crossing Replacement Project, which was put up for public exhibition on December 2, aims to address safety concerns by closing and removing the existing level crossing at Rawson Rd. The project extends from Railway St at the Shoalhaven Dr Underpass to the base of Bulls Hill and includes: improved pedestrian and cycleway connectivity under the railway tracks at Shoalhaven Dr; an upgrade and extension of Nagari Rd from Shoalhaven Dr to a new roundabout south of the railway tracks; new vehicle underpass at the bottom of Bulls Hill under the railway tracks; and a new bridge over Woy Woy Creek at the bottom of Bulls Hill. The construction of the project would allow the closure and removal of the existing Rawson Rd level crossing and would benefit road and rail users with improved safety and efficiency. The design is being developed to minimise environmental and local heritage impacts and will incorporate input from the community and other stakeholders. According to council’s Development Application, the need for the application was triggered due to the encroachment

of the proposed works into the State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP) No 14 – Coastal Wetlands No 947 at the base of Bulls Hill and the western end of Correa Bay, Woy Woy. Council has received a number of submissions One submission expressed concerns regarding further siltation to Correa Bay, stating that the sand bar has been slowly creeping after heavy rain depositing silt from the tip. “It could be worse from these road works without extra care. “Apparently the current sand bar doubled in size after Bull’s Hill was constructed during the 1950s.” Former Gosford Council councillor Ms Lynne Bockholt said she fully supported the proposal in her submission. “Council held an extensive public consultation process several years ago where many options were listed and discussed, and the option currently on display was the one chosen by the great majority to the community. “Over 500 people attended the consultation sessions held on two Sundays in the South Woy Woy Progress Hall and the Everglades Country Club. “The current level crossing is highly dangerous and has been the scene of many major and minor accidents over the years. “Emergency vehicles are currently unable to access Woy Woy Rd or the Bays area in cases of emergency due to the movement of trains.

“Goods trains are much longer and more frequent than they used to be, therefore the level crossing is closed more often, leading to greater traffic congestion and hold ups for emergency vehicles including ambulances. “The length and frequency of goods trains will increase over the next few years with the boom in coal exports as well as rail being seen as a viable alternative to road transport as road costs increase. “The level crossing is closed for longer periods now as the railways seem to have a policy which sees the level crossing remain closed when a train has passed and another is due within four or five minutes. “I have sat and waited for a second train to pass for many minutes on many occasions. “This would also affect emergency vehicles in cases of fire and accidents. “The current underpass under the railway line is well past its use by date and taller vehicles can become stuck, thus leading to further traffic congestion. “An underpass, as contained in the development application, is the best option to eliminate unsatisfactory level crossing and the underpass in one fell swoop. “There is little to no damage to the environment of national park with this option,” said Ms Bockholt. Website, 17 Jan 2014 DA submissions, Gosford Council

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Council keeps quiet on asbestos ‘spill’ Gosford Council has admitted it has taken more than three weeks to inform Woy Woy residents of a “spill” of asbestos in their area. Corrugated asbestos roofing was found lying in Veron Rd and Hillview St, Woy Woy, on Sunday, December 22. However, residents were not told of the spill until Tuesday, January 14, as the clean-up of asbestos continued. Local resident Mr Jim Morrison, who reported the spill to police on December 22, said the NSW Fire Brigade had been out a number of times to clean it up. He said the NSW Fire Brigade picked up all of the bigger pieces and hosed the rest onto the verge. “The Fire Brigade did what I would call three partial clean-ups,” said Mr Morrison. He said they visited the site on December 22, 24 and 27. “I don’t believe that anyone in the street or affected areas had been notified by council about the problem until we received a letterbox drop on Tuesday, January 14.” Gosford Council’s director environment and planning Ms Danielle Dickson told Peninsula News that the council had the area independently tested and, following on from the initial clean up, affected residents were advised of the spill on Tuesday, January 14.

Mr Morrison said that despite the initial clean-ups, cars were still driving over pieces of asbestos and breaking it up. However, Ms Dickson denied this, saying the asbestos was in a bonded state and could not be broken down as a result of traffic impacts. Ms Dickson said: “The NSW Fire Brigade carried out the initial cleanup which was believed to have resolved the issue, however, testing confirmed further cleanup was required, which council is continuing to undertake until the site is fully cleaned. “Once council received test results confirming the substance at the site was asbestos and determined the nature and scope of the illegal dumping, formal notification was provided to residents to advise them of council’s actions regarding cleanup of the site. “The time taken to clean up the site has been due to the factors outlined above, as well as the engagement of specialist contractors to undertake the work required, once test results were received,” said Ms Dickson. The contractor was continuing to clean-up the area last Friday, January 17.

According to Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park general manager Ms Tassin Barnard, the NSW PAC said they considered the quarry’s impact on water, endangered animals, plants and ecosystems, the Aboriginal cultural landscape and ecotourism, and were happy to allow the quarry to proceed anyway. “They have declined a small part of the proposed operation, but approved the rest,” said Ms Barnard. Ms Barnard said that the Planning Department had completely disregarded Walkabout Park’s submissions that detailed the risks to Walkabout Park’s operations, including a $10 million new Gondwana Safari Park that would bring 90 new jobs to the Central Coast. “They think we will just have a good cry and then all get back in our boxes. “Well that’s not the way it’s going to work this time. “We have 28 days to appeal the decision and take it to the Land and Environment Court, and we will. “We have taken legal advice and are confident that the PAC’s decision will not stand up to legal scrutiny. “We understand the time and the financial risks involved but we are sick of the NSW Planning Department acting like it is above the law; it is not.

“It is time that the community took them on to show them that they are as much bound by the law as the rest of us,” said Ms Barnard. The planning process allows for a Land and Environment Court appeal within 28 days of a decision being made. “The PAC conveniently made their decision on December 23, and published it on December 24. “With the PAC closed until January 13, the Environmental Defender’s Office closed until January 6, politicians and lawyers all away on their Christmas breaks, and the community wanting to spend time with their families, the deadline of January 20 for launching an appeal is barely possible. “The NSW Planning Department has destroyed three of the last seven Christmases. “Rocla’s original Development Application in

2009, then their Preferred Project Plan in 2012, both hundreds of pages long, were released for community comment just before Christmas. “Doing this yet again smacks of bully tactics or, at the very least, complete disregard for the rights of the community,” said Ms Barnard. A PAC community meeting was held on November 18 which saw over 200 people attend and heard 33 registered speakers present concerns or opposition to the expansion of the quarry. Our Land Our Water Our Future Inc (OLOWOF) president Mr Paul Robert Burton said if the expansion was approved, the state government would be effectively declaring a civil rights war on its own community. “What is the benefit to the Central Coast Community?” Mr Burton asked. “This decision will have a

massive impact on so many people. “Under the previous Labor government, the planning system related to resources in NSW was dysfunctional and heavily favoured the resource sector; the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) has now shown it was corrupt as well. “The current Coalition government that was elected on its promise to rectify this situation has continued to use and expand on this same discredited planning system. “The PAC’s own information about the quarry expansion is a bucket full of holes with many unanswered questions and incorrect information about water allocation licenses. “Rocla’s own statement of ‘a most thorough investigation by competent people’, will most certainly be challenged,” claimed Mr Burton. Following on the back of a merit appeal from the

groups that submitted to the PAC, OLOWOF will also be lodging a court case against the existing quarry. “In matters like these, we have a legal system to determine the truth and I am convinced there are significant issues with Rocla, the NSW Office of Water (NOW) and the state government,” claimed Mr Burton. “As a united community we cannot believe this appalling situation and we have been forced to initiate a massive community campaign. “We know this may be a long hard battle but we are determined to fight for what is right and true and we will win. “We ask that local current Liberal representative Chris Holstein either step up and help the community he was elected to represent or resign from his position. “We also ask that all Central Coast political representatives from all parties actually represent those communities they were elected to represent. “Our political system has failed the people and we have had enough. ‘Not one local MP came to the original PAC meeting about a massive sand quarry that destroys far more than it creates. “If our elected representatives will not help, then the community will have to do their job for them.” Mr Burton announced that Camp Quoll was established on New Years’ Eve as an educational facility and peaceful direct action site in the vicinity of the Rocla Calga quarry. Community groups who

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have established Camp Quoll, named after one of the threatened species known to inhabit the area of the proposed quarry expansion, are working in close contact with the police and other social services in this matter and plan to use the highest principles of Peaceful Direct Action (PDA). “A community cannot survive without its water, agricultural land, air, flora, fauna and its cultural connection with each other. “Despite the government’s false claims of significant local economic benefit, there is no long term benefit to the Central Coast community and ultimately there is no economy without an environment. “We invite all the Central Coast community to join this peaceful direct action. “Many are not even aware of the huge level of industrialisation planned for our region. “It’s not just about the sand quarry, it’s also the about Wallarah 2 long wall coal mine (threatening the water supply for over 350,000 Central Coast residents), the Mandalong long wall coal mine and Coal Seam Gas licenses across the entire Central Coast region including the ocean. It is about the entire Central Coast and our fundamental human right to protect our land our water and our future.”

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West Metro, North West Metro and Northern Regions, in executing seven search warrants at properties in Sydney and the Central Coast. As a result of the operation, three men were arrested including alleged gang leader 31-year-old Farhad Qaumi from Chittaway Bay; a 29-year-old man from Wyong; and a 27-year-old man from Auburn. The three men were

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charged with a variety of offences, before being refused bail to appear before court on Thursday, January 9. Quami was charged with two counts of possess unauthorised pistol; possess unauthorised prohibited firearm; two counts of supply prohibited drug (Large Commercial Quantity); supply prohibited drug (Indictable Quantity); and knowingly direct criminal activities of

January 9, with the case adjourned to March 7; he was again refused bail. The 29-year-old was charged with: possess unauthorised pistol; possess unauthorised prohibited firearm; two counts of supply prohibited drug (Large Commercial Quantity); supply prohibited drug (Indictable Quantity); and knowingly direct criminal activities of group. He was also refused bail.

possess unauthorised prohibited firearm; Two counts of supply prohibited drug (Large Commercial Quantity); Supply prohibited drug (Indictable Quantity); and Participate in criminal group. He was refused bail and appeared in Parramatta Local Court on Thursday, January 9. Of the seven search warrants executed by police, three were in Wyong, one was in Villawood, one was in

part of an ongoing investigation by Strike Force Sitella, which was formed by MEOCS to investigate a number of shootings in Sydney during the second half of 2013. Strike Force Sitella has resulted in police arresting eleven people and preferring 73 charges, as well as seizing three handguns, two shotguns and quantities of illicit drugs. Media release, 9 Jan 2014 NSW Police Media

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President acts as unpaid secretary-manager The Hardys Bay Club president Mr Terry O’Flaherty has taken on the role of secretarymanager on an unpaid basis. He is being supported by an active board and club members, according to director Mr John Brown. The club has benefited from increased patronage over the school holiday period as well as the efforts of volunteers and local musicians, said Mr Brown. The club is now a communityfocused venue without poker machines or TAB. Children’s play areas have also been established both inside and outside. “Thanks must go to local bands such as Big Yellow Moon and Luv

The dolphin is believed to have become separated from its group around September 2012 and is now considered a solitary dolphin that prefers to seek out human interaction rather than other pod members. An information sheet put out on the dolphin by the ORRCA organisation, warning people that the dolphin’s behaviour may be hazardous to both the dolphin and humans. Experts have observed that the dolphin has increasingly sought human interaction and is spending

less time with her own species. Those who come in contact with the dolphin are advised to be cautious of the risky behaviour of the dolphin that could pose potential injury and harm. These behaviours include: nudging, nipping and pushing swimmers in the water; tail slapping, jaw popping, pectoral slapping, chasing, and squawking; approaching boats at the stern and following boats close to the propeller; nudging or playing with the engine or propeller when the vessel is stationary; approaching kayaks and nudging the stern, keel and paddles; playing with the anchor chain and rope when the boat is at anchor; and approaching boats and attempting to encourage interaction with people onboard. The National Parks and expert

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Council considers marina extension at Hardys Bay An application for the extension of the marina at 39 Araluen Dr, Hardys Bay, was lodged with Gosford Council on January 8 and will remain available for public comment until February 7. The $120,000 development would comprise an extension to

the existing jetty for a distance of 33.75m and the creation of six additional berths. The proposal would require adjustments to the existing lease issued by the Department of Lands dated March 1, 2003. The current lease will expire on February 28, 2022. The Killcare Marina has operated

on a commercial basis since the early 1960s with the earliest recorded consent dated April 17, 1962. Consent was granted by council for a boatshed and shop to K Johnson of Bay St, Killcare. Following the approval of the boatshed and shop, a wharf was approved on July 3, 1964, to H

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Australia Day at Wagstaffe and Woy Woy Australia Day celebrations will be held in Wagstaffe and Woy Woy on Sunday, January 26.

The day’s celebrations will begin at Wagstaffe from 8am with an official ceremony and flag raising followed by the annual Breakfast by the Bay.

Woy Woy waterfront activities will start at 2pm with celebrations going into the night. Live entertainment will be provided in Anderson Park from

4pm including Joe Coffee, Jess Hind and The Cover Up. Children’s activities will be taking place in the CWA Hall until 6pm including a colouring in competition, face painting and games. There will also be plenty of food and market stalls to peruse. The annual display of hand held lanterns will light up the night sky with the Lantern Parade taking place at 8:45pm, ending in a fireworks display at 9:15pm. Gosford Australia Day Committee chairman Cr Jim Macfadyen said the Australia Day celebrations were designed to bring the whole community

together. “With a full day’s schedule of entertainment and activities there is something on offer for everyone in our community,” said Cr Macfadyen. Gosford mayor Cr Lawrie McKinna said that Australia Day was also a time to recognise and welcome the new Australian citizens joining the Gosford City community. Mayor Cr McKinna and Cr Macfadyen will attend the ceremonies at Wagstaffe and Woy Woy. Media release, 15 Jan 2014 Jim Macfadyen, Gosford Council

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Marine environment activities A Sea Kids Day will be held at Ocean Beach Surf Life Saving Club on Wednesday, January 22, from 10am to 2pm. The free event, run by Gosford Council and Ocean and Coastal Care Initiatives, is designed to encourage children aged three to 12 years to discover their local marine environment and will feature a range of activities, games, experiments, crafts and story time. Volunteers such as Ocean and Coastal Care Initiatives, the Marine Discovery Centre, Waterwatch and local environmental artist Judith Price will provide activities such

as a marine debris art challenge, a giant stormwater snakes and ladders game, as well as marine story time. Children will also gain beach safety information from council’s lifeguards. Council’s coordinator of environmental health and protection Mr Shannon McKiernan said that the Sea Kids event would give young people the chance to explore what lies in and around our shores with a range of fun, interactive and hands on activities. “This free school holiday event provides an excellent opportunity for young people to discover our local marine environment. “One of the highlights of the

day will be the chance for kids to explore and interact with the touch tables, featuring some of the plants and animals that can be found in our coastal waters,” Mr McKiernan said. For further information contact Shannon McKiernan on 4325 8328. For a complete timetable of activities, visit council’s website at www.gosford.nsw.gov.au/ environment. Children attending Sea Kids Day must be supervised by an adult. Media release, 15 Jan 2014 Shannon McKiernan, Gosford Council

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Jazz in park A monthly Jazz in the Park event will now be held in the park behind Wagstaffe Hall every second Friday of the month from 10:30am to 12pm.

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Free jazz picnic A pre-Australia Day event will be held in Wagstaffe on Friday, January 24, from 6pm. The Jazz Picnic will be held in the grounds of Wagstaffe Hall, or inside if it’s raining, and will run

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Book launch at Woy Woy Umina resident Ms Robyn Collins will launch her book, Return to Soul - A Transformational Guide to Spiritual Freedom, True Peace and Inner Stillness, at Woy Woy on Wednesday, February 26, at 10am. After losing her newborn baby, Ms Collins said she travelled a diverse journey through the Eastern and Western philosophies, seeking answers to the questions of life and death. She said that a journey of profound experiences and mystical encounters culminated in her receiving inner guidance that she said helped her, and now others, to reach inner peace, clarity and freedom. Return to Soul editor Ms Wendy Millgate said Robyn was

remarkably guided from the universal intelligence of non-dual wisdom on how to wake up to the true nature of love, unity and peace, which is so much vaster than what the normal human mind comprehends.”This message is shared in her newly released book, Return to Soul – A Transformational Guide to Spiritual Freedom, True Peace and Inner Stillness.” Ms Collins is now a soul psychologist, transpersonal counsellor and spiritual teacher who offers spiritual and psychological transformation services, workshops and retreats in Australia and Bali. Return to Soul has been described by Tenzin Saveon, a Tibetan Buddhist nun, as “illuminating, compassionate and compelling, a must-read for those new on the spiritual path,

the disenchanted seeker and the advanced soul”. According to Kevin James Carroll, international chant musician and song writer, Return to Soul is exactly what is needed now in this ever-changing world of chaos, information overload and spiritual confusion.

“It is everything the world needs to hear for today’s modern awakening.” Ms Collins holds a Bachelor Degree of Applied Social Science (Counselling Psychology), specialising in transpersonal psychotherapy, crisis and trauma, and has undergone extensive

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New bags from old clothes Textiles artist and teacher Ms Donna Jones, of Booker Bay, held a workshop at the Peninsula Community Centre from January 13 to 16 for teenagers who wished to create their own denim bag from recycled fabrics. “You may not realise it yet, but there is hidden potential lurking at the back of your closet,” said Ms Jones. “Stored in plastic bags labelled ‘winter’, where daggy jeans and shrunken jumpers

gather dust, are possibilities galore,” she said. Ms Jones said these possibilities occurred to her when she discovered her husband’s 30-year-old pure wool Arran jumper. She said she set herself the challenge of creating as many things as possible from this one jumper. So far she has made a makeup bag, two pots for sewing equipment and a handbag with the addition of recycled leather and wooden beads. She still has part of a sleeve left to use. On a roll, the daggy jeans were next. Donna said she decided to deconstruct them to make shoulder bags and back packs, all with original embellishing to express individual styles. Having recreated items from her closet, Ms Jones said it was time to discover other hidden gems hiding in the shed and garden.

Ms Jones used eucalyptus leaves, gum nuts, a few rusty nails and other old metal objects to create colours and textured prints on white fabric. From this an original wall hanging evolved. “That’s another project and workshop to be released soon,” said Ms Jones. According to The Australia Institute, NSW families waste an average of $1326 per year buying unused goods including

clothes and food. “With a little imagination there are many items that can be recycled to save money and reduce landfill waste,” said Ms Jones. “The art of textile techniques and basic sewing skills are often lost through the business of life. “There is real value and empowerment in being able to recycle items and express yourself creatively,” she said. Email, 15 Jan 2014 Donna Jones, Booker Bay

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Little Theatre holds auditions Woy Woy Little Theatre will hold auditions this month for experienced 20 to 40-year-old actors for the play, A Streetcar Named Desire, by Tennessee Williams. Auditions will be held at the Peninsula Theatre in Woy Woy on January 20 and 22 from 7pm. Woy Woy Little Theatre’s David Wicks said the play

was so revered by the theatre world, and theatre goers, that it was constantly revived by the professionals, as recently as last year by the Sydney Theatre Company. The three lead roles are Blanche DuBois and her pregnant sister Stella who is married to Stanley Kowalski. These three are aged between early 20s and early 40s.

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The main supporting characters are Harold Mitchell and Eunice Hubell, both mid20s to mid-40s. There are also six smaller roles consisting of four men and two women collectively aged between 17 and 75 years. Woy Woy Little Theatre’s president Ms Barbara Hickey said the production was a fantastic opportunity for aspiring younger actors and actresses to show off their abilities. “The play may be old but the characters certainly aren’t,” said Barbara who has announced her retirement from the theatre group.

Her husband John Hickey is directing the play and said he was certain there would be a big roll-up for auditions. Audition information is available from John on 4341 2931 for the play which will

be staged from May 16 to June 1 this year at Woy Woy’s Peninsula Theatre. Media release, 14 Jan 2014 David Wicks, Woy Woy Little Theatre

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Animal Care Animal Welfare League Aid to sick or injured animals & subsidises dog desexing.

Meet 2nd Tues, Spike Milligan Room, Woy Woy Library, 10am. Debra 4344 4435 awlcentralcoast@ optusnet.com.au RSPCA Assist with desexing for cats, dogs & small animals. Veronica 0407 295 655

Art Ettalong Beach Art & Crafts Centre Adult Classes in Patchwork & Quilting, Pottery, Folk Art, Silk Dyeing, Oils, Acrylics, Pastels, Drawing, Watercolour, Silvercraft and Children’s Art & Pottery Mon - Sat 10am - 3pm 4341 8344 info@ebacc.com.au Central Coast Art Society Weekly paint-outs Tues 4369 5860. Workshops 9.30am 1st & 3rd Wed Gosford City Art Centre 4363 1820. Social Meetings 1.30pm 4th Wed for demonstrations publicity@ artcentralcoast.asn.au 4325 1420 Point Clare Art & Craft Wed - Adult Art Class Wed & Fri - Adult Crafts Bunka Embroid, Cards, Crotchet, Cross Stitch $3 Point Clare Community Hall 10am - 12noon 4325 5007 Hospital Art Australia Meet every Tue and Fri 9am-2pm - 109 Birdwood Ave, Umina - Painting and Canvas drawing. Volunteers welcome 4341 9920

Bushwalking National Parks Association Central Coast Twice weekly bush walks on the Central Coast and further afield, varying distances and grades of difficulty. Explore, enjoy scenery, fauna, floral, history. Keep fit and make friends. 4389 4423 & 4332 7378

Community Centres Peninsula Community Centre Cnr Ocean Beach Rd & McMasters Rd Woy Woy Activities, programs and support groups for children, teens, adults and seniors including occasional care, playgroups, dance classes, karate, fitness classes, youth services, gambling solutions, internet kiosk and social groups. www.coastcommunityconnections. com.au

4341 9333 Ettalong 50+ Leisure & Learning Centre Mon - Fri - Cards, Computer Lessons, Dancing, Indoor Bowls, Fitness, Handicrafts, Leatherwork, Line Dancing, Painting, Scrabble, Table Tennis, Tai Chi, Yoga, Darts 4341 3222

Community Groups AACC Computer Club www.aacc.asn.au Computing problems - Program demos + Q&A sessions - Monthly meetings Feb to Nov • 2nd Wed Windows 7-10pm Narara Valley H S Fountains Road • 4th Thur Social + Windows 12.15 – 3.15pm East Gosford Progress Hall Cnr Webb Rd & Henry Parry Dve 4362 1918 - 4324 2740 secretary@aacc.asn.au

Directory - Not for profit Community Organisations ABC “The Friends” Support group for Public Broadcaster. Aims: Safeguard ABC’s independence, adequate funding, high standards. Meetings through the year + social afternoons Well-known guest speakers www.fabcnsw.org.au 4341 5170 Bridge Duplicate Bridge Mon Tue Thur Fri Sat-12.15pm & Wed 9.15am Brisbane Water Bridge Club Peninsula Community Centre 93 McMasters Rd.Woy Woy www.brisbane-water.bridge-club.org

Cash Housie 50 Games every Sat night Peninsula Community Centre, McMasters Rd, Woy Woy, 7.30pm. Proceeds to Woy Woy Catholic Parish. wwcphousie@hotmail.com Central Coast Handweavers, Spinners and Textile Arts Guild Spinning, weaving, patchwork, quilting, felting & other fibre & fabric crafts Workshops & community quilting bees - Day & night groups - 4325 4743 www.centralcoasthsguild. org.au Central Coast Family History Society Inc. Resources, information & advice to study your family’s history. 1st Sat 1pm Lions Community Hall, 8 Russell Drysdale St, E. Gosford. www.centralcoastfhs.org.au 4324 5164

Probus Club of Umina Friendship, fellowship and fun Advancing intellectual, cultural and social interests for active retirees 55yrs+ Non Political and Non Sectarian - 2nd Wed 10am, Everglades Club uminabeach@probusclubs. com.au Seniors Computer Club Central Coast Beginners classes for PC or Mac Mon or Tues. Classes Mon to Fri for most programs - see website. 10am – 12md or 1pm - 3pm Kincumber Neighbourhood Centre. Monthly Meetings with Guest Speaker at Kincumber Hotel 1st Mon 43692530 The Krait Club Community Centre - Cooinda Village, Neptune St, Umina 10.30am For senior members of community. Gentle exercises, quizzes, games, social activities, guest speakers, entertainment and bus trips - 4344 2992

GROW Groups meet weekly all year round Meals on Wheels Delivered meals and flexible food options for people with a functional disability 4382 9401 Mary Mac’s Place Providing hot, freshly cooked meals - Mon to Fri 11am-1pm with support, info & referrals 4341 0584 marymacs@woywoycatholic.org.au

Overeaters Anonymous (OA) 12-step fellowship for those with eating disorders. No dues, fees, or weigh-ins. Peninsula Corn. Cntr, cnr. Mc Masters Rd & Ocean Beach Rd. Woy Woy, Fri 8pm www.oa.org - 0412 756 446 Pink Butterfly Breast Cancer Support Group First Sunday 10.00am -12.00 Shop 71 Schnapper Road Ettalong Markets 0428 712 251

Umina Beach Men’s Shed Inc. Men share a variety of tools, pursue interests and hobbies, Spend time with other men and Learn new skills Darrell 4341 2355

Peninsula Village Wellness Centre Offering holistic and complementary therapies including aromatherapy, massage and music therapy 4344 9199

Volunteering Central Coast Refers potential volunteers to community orgs. Support both volunteers and community orgs. Training for volunteers & their managers. 4329 7122

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Peninsula Village Carer’s Support Group For carers of loved ones with dementia - 1st Wed - 10 to 11.30am Paula 4344 9199

Central Coast Tenants’ Advice and Advocacy Service Do you have issues with your landlord or real estate agent? Free telephone advice and advocacy for all tenants and residents in residential parks. 4353 5515

Wagstaffe to Killcare Community Protect and preserve the environment & residential nature of the Bouddi Peninsula and to strengthen community bonds 2nd Mon, 7.30pm Wagstaffe Hall - 4360 2945

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Peninsula Women’s Health Centre Clinic sister; counselling; alternate therapists; groups and community education; drop-in; support for women in crisis; 4342 5905 Wed & Thur 9.30am-3pm 20a McMasters Rd, Woy Woy

Community Care Services - Central Coast For people with memory loss & their carers. Enjoy a relaxing coffee morning Rocky Point Café - Ettalong Beach Memorial Club 3rd Wed 4324 4244

Riding for the Disabled Horse Riding as a therapy for those with intellectual or physical disabilities Volunteers required. No Previous exp necessary School hours only Mon to Sat 4340 0388

Prostate Cancer Support Group (Gosford) Meet last Friday Terrigal Uniting Church, 380 Terrigal Drive, Terrigal 9.30am to 12 noon 4367 9600

Central Coast Over 30s Social Group Inc We offer social contact, entertainment events & new friendships for people in their 30’s, 40’s, 50’s & 60’s etc. Our events range from; Live Music, House Parties, Restaurant Nights, BBQ’s/Picnics, Trips Away & lots more. For a FREE calendar call Sharon on 0432 760 272 or email cco30s@live.com.au I AM LOST Deep Conversations & systematic exercises for understanding my self & my place in life. - Gurdjieff Society - Ancient and modern knowledge. 6pm 2nd Thu 0425 296 783 www.gurdjieff.org.au

Peninsula School for Seniors The Community Centre, McMasters Road, Woy Woy Discussions, Rumikin, Craft, History, Walkers, Coach trips Tues, Wed, Thur 4341 7785 4341 2142 Peninsula Village Playgroup Carers, Grandparents, parents & children ‘Intergenerational Playgroup’ Every Tues 10-11.30am Paula Newman - 4344 9199

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Peninsula Environment Group Talks, films, social events, workshops, renewable energy and recycling projects, organic food buying group www.peg.org.au

Health Groups Alcoholics Anonymous If you want to drink, that’s your business. If you want to stop, that’s our business. Every Sat - Progress Hall Ronald Ave, Wyoming 8pm 4323 3890 Arthritis NSW 3rd Tues Peninsula Community Centre, Cnr McMasters Rd and Ocean Beach Rd, Woy Woy 4341 5881 Gambling Solutions Gambling help counsellors providing free confidential professional service to gamblers, family and friends Available Woy Woy, Kincumber, Gosford and The Entrance 4344 7992 GROW - Free Weekly 12 Step Mental Health Self Help Group - Helping thousands to recover from mental health challenges for more than 55 years to find a GROW group near you call 1800 558 268 or visit www.grow.net.au

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Woy Woy Public Hospital Alliance To restore medical services previously available & upgrade to a standard that meets with local needs. 2pm 2nd Sat St Lukes Church Hall, Blackwall Rd Woy Woy 4344 4811

seeking new members Thur Night Laycock St North Gosford 4341 4210 Soundwaves Men’s acapella 4 part harmony chorus - all ages 7pm Mon Central Coast Leagues Club Ray 0405 030 945 Troubadour Central Coast Inc Folk, Traditional & Acoustic Music and Spoken Word Inc Ukulele meets, Concerts and Sessions 4th Sat 7pm CWA Hall Woy Woy 4341 4060 mail.info@troubadour.org.au

Political Group Australian Labor Party Umina Ettalong Branch Political discussions, national, state and local government issues 2nd Mon Umina Beach Bowling Club 7.30 4342 3676 Central Coast Greens Active regarding ecological sustainability, social & economic justice, peace & non-violence, grassroots democracy & gettingGreens elected 3rd Thur, centralcoast.nsw.greens.org.au centralcoastgreens@gmail.com

Peninsula Day Branch ALP Meeting 1pm 2nd Mon monthly CWA Hall Woy Woy Federal, State, Local Government and Community matters under caring discussions 4341 9946

Service Groups Lions Club of Woy Woy 1st and 3rd Mon at Everglades Country Club 4326 1996 Make new friends and have fun while serving your community. Northern Settlement Services Provides socialisation for migrants. Volunteers assist with home visits, shopping and social days. Every Thur Peninsula Community Centre 93 McMasters Rd Woy Woy - 4334 3877 Rotary Club of Kariong/Somersby International service club improve lives of communities in Aust. & o/seas. Fun-filled activities, fellowship and friendship. Phillip House, 21 Old Mount Penang Rd, Fri 7.15am 4340 4529 kersuebay@philliphouse. com.au Rotary Club of Umina International service organisation of business leaders improving lives of youth & those in need. Weds. Everglades Country Club curleys@ozemail.com.au 0409 245 861 Rotary Club of Woy Woy International service club improve lives of communities in Aust. & o/seas. Tues 6pm Everglades Country Club. Don Tee 0428 438 535

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Central Coast Potters Society Dedicated to increasing the ceramics knowlede, experience and skills of members and the general public. Running classes, workshops, demonstrations, exhibitions and social events - Annual exhibitions in May and December - Open Day in Sept

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National Malaya Borneo Veterans Association 1st Sat (except Jan) 2pm Ettalong Beach War Memorial Club, 51-52 The Esplanade. 4342 1107 Vietnam Veterans’, Peacekeepers’ and Peacemakers’ Assist all Veterans & families with pension & welfare Mon & Wed 9am-1pm 4344 4760 Cnr Broken Bay Rd & Beach St Ettalong. centralcoastveterans@ bigpond.com. Woy Woy Ettalong Hardy’s Bay RSL Provide help with pensions and welfare etc. Shop 5/382 Oceanview Rd Ettalong. Tues & Thurs 9am to 1pm 4341 2594

Women’s Groups Country Women’s Association Woy Woy Opposite Fisherman’s Wharf Craft & Friendship 1st and 2nd Wed 10am Meetings 4th Wed 10.30am 4324 2621 Country Women’s Association Umina Craft and Friendship: • Mon 6pm; Wed 9am; 1st Sun 12.30pm • Branch meeting: 1st Wed 10am CWA Hall, Cnr West and Sydney St, Umina 4341.5404 The Endeavour View Club, Woy Woy Lunch 1st Mon Everglades Country Club 10.30am. Friendship days, 3rd Wed Uniting Church Hall, Picnic Pde Ettalong 10.30am 4342 2283 Gosford RSL Women’s Auxiliary For women over 18 years. Raise money for welfare of veterans and their families RSL Club West Gosford 4th Mon 2pm 4323 7336 Inner Wheel club of Gosford North Women making a difference with friendship, personal service and international understanding. Social activities combined with fund raising 2nd Wed 7pm Phillip House Kariong 4324 7176 gosfordnorthiw@live.com.au

WOWGIRLS Wave of Wisdom Inc WOWGIRLS Wave of Wisdom connects women and local businesses around a common theme of wellbeing. to share wisdom and explore lifes potential. Regular Powwows, WOW Wisdom gatherings, WOW days and WOW courses check our website for activities. www.wowgirls.com.au info@wowgirls.com.au


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Centre celebrates 20 years at park Ettalong Beach Arts and Crafts Centre will celebrate its 20th anniversary in its present building at Kitchener Park on Thursday, February 20. Prior to the Kitchener Park location, the Centre was located in an old house and garage on the premises owned by the Memorial Club before the club started extending. “When we had to move, we approached Gosford Council who finally provided us with the then soccer change rooms in Kitchener Park and we, the

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Friday January 31

Wednesday January 22 Aboriginal Bush Tucker and Tools, Brisbane Water National Park Sea Kids Day, Ocean Beach Surf Life Saving Club, 10am-2pm A Streetcar Named Desire auditions, Peninsula Theatre, Woy Woy, 7pm

Friday January 24 Special Sea Creature Treasure Hunt, Bouddi National Park The Jazz Picnic, Wagstaffe Hall, 6pm

Saturday January 25 Dancing by the Water, Lions Park, Woy Woy, 5pm

Sunday January 26 Celebrate Australia Day, Pearl Beach, 8am-12pm Australia Day Celebrations, Wagstaffe, 8am Australia Day Celebrations,

Woy Woy Rec Physie Club Fundraiser Hypnotist Night, Woy Woy Leagues Club

Sunday February 2 Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon, Peninsula Leisure Centre and James Browne Oval

Thursday February 6 It’s Ok To Be Me self-esteem group, Peninsula Women’s Health Centre, 10am-12pm

Saturday February 8 Happy Days at Ettalong Beach, 10am-4pm Vov Dylan, Ettalong Beach Club, 8:30pm

Sunday February 9 Happy Days at Ettalong Beach, 10am-4pm Peninsula Waterfront Markets, Anderson Reserve, Woy Woy, 9am-3pm

Tuesday February 11 Encore exercise program begins for survivors of breast cancer, Woy Woy, 6pm-8pm

Friday February 14 Jazz in the Park, Wagstaffe Hall, 10:30am-12pm, free

Saturday February 15 Learn to Surf day, Umina Beach, 2pm-3pm A Coupla Numbers, Patonga Beach Hotel, 8pm

Sunday February 16 Free Form Dancing class, Peninsula Community Centre, 10am-12pm

Wednesday February 26 Robyn Collins’ book launch, Gnostic Forest, Woy Woy, 10am

Thursday March 6 Arthritis and Osteoporosis NSW program, Peninsula Community Centre, 12:30pm3pm

If you’ve got something happening on the Peninsula over the next few weeks, let us know about it and we’ll list it here for you, for free. Contact details are on page 2. See the Coast Community News for events in post code areas 2250, 2251 & 2260 and the Wyong Regional Chronicle for events in post code areas 2258, 2259, 2261, 2262 & 2263

members, worked hard to raise money by many raffles, garage sales and donations,” said president Ms Thelma Browne. “We approached our then State Member Tony Doyle and Federal Member Frank Walker for government grants which we were fortunate to receive at the time. “We then proceeded with alterations to the old change room into our current pottery shed and had the clean room built.

“Frank Walker opened our new centre with great fanfare on February 20, 1994. “Some of our new members won’t have met Penny Riley who was our pottery tutor at the time, but without her constant drive for this and the determination to see it through, Ettalong Beach Arts and Crafts Centre would not exist today,” said Ms Browne. Newsletter, 14 Jan 2014 Thelma Browne, EBACC

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Ambulance, Police, Fire 000 Emergency Ambulance, Police, Fire 000 Police Assistance Line 131 444 Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 Woy Woy Police Station 4379 7399 Energy Australia 13 13 88 Gas Emergency 131 909 Gosford City Council 4325 8222 Marine Rescue NSW Central Coast 4325 7929 SES - Storm and Flood Emergency 132 500

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Organisations Mingaletta 4342 7515 Aboriginal Home Care 4352 1153 Drug & Alcohol rehab 4388 6360

Accommodation Dept. of Housing Gosford 4323 5211 Cassie4Youth 4322 3197 Coast Shelter 4324 7239 Pacific Link Com Housing 4324 7617 Rumbalara Youth Refuge 4325 7555 Samaritans Youth Services 4351 1922 Youth Angle • Woy Woy 4341 8830 Woy Woy Youth Cottage 4341 9027

Horizons (For men with children) 4333 5111 Uniting Care Burnside Gosford 1800 067 967

Health Poisons Information 131 126 Ambulance Text Mobile 106 Ambulance GSM 112 Gosford Hospital 4320 2111 Woy Woy Hospital 4344 8444 Sexual Health @ Gosford Hospital 4320 2114 After Hours GP Help Line 1800 022 222

Legal & Financial Help Financial Counselling Service 4334 2304 Tenants’ Advice and Advocacy Service 4353 5515 Woy Woy Court 4344 0111

Libraries Gosford district: Umina Beach 4304 7333 Woy Woy 4304 7555

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Alcoholics Anonymous 4323 3890 Narcotics Anonymous 4325 0524

Wildlife Arc 4325 0666 Wires 8977 3333

Transport

Community Centres Peninsula Community Centre 4341 9333 Men’s Shed Cluster Inc 0413 244 484

Counselling Centacare: 4324 6403 Relationship Australia: 1300 364 277 Interrelate: 1800 449 118

Family and Relationships Centacare Gosford 4324 6403 Gosford Family Support Service 4340 1099

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12-years-old. Council’s cultural development coordinator Mr Elio Gatti said the workshops would offer creative, educational experiences for children of all ages. “Each workshop is highly interactive and guided by experienced professionals and is designed to encourage young people to have fun and use their imaginations. “Every year, the lantern making workshops are a real highlight on the program. “The children can create and decorate their own lanterns, which they can then collect at Woy Woy on Australia Day and use as part of the Woy Woy Lantern Parade. “The Summer in the City program provides some great opportunities for our young people to unleash their creativity and get

involved in our community,” he said. Each workshop costs $5 per child, with all money to be donated to the Children’s Ward at Gosford Public Hospital. Registrations are essential for all workshops. For further information or to book your place in one of the workshops, email admin@ imperialshoppingcentre. com.au or phone 4324 4299. Media release, 10 Jan 2014 Gosford Council Media

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Ducks Crossing Publications has a very liberal credit policy for advertisers and realises that from time to time, people, businesses and organisations get into financial difficulty and may need assistance and time to get things back on track. However, some people, businesses and organisations take advantage of this generosity they use advertising but simply don’t pay their account after several months and need to be taken to court to do so. From time to time, as necessary, we will name these people, businesses or organisations as a warning to our readers so that they will be wary when dealing with them. Premier Electrical • Affordable Roof Solutions - • First Service of Umina Beach Brad Sedgewick Ettalong • Sharon Martin - Devine Image • High Thai-d • Marilyn Clarke - Formerly of Umina Beach

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Sport

Tennis club offers futsal at Umina Umina Tennis and Sporting Club is now offering the game of futsal. Futsal is a game played the world over and is a variant of soccer played on a smaller pitch. The surface, ball and rules create an emphasis on improvisation, creativity and technique as well as ball control and passing in small spaces. “At Umina Tennis and Sporting Club, we have five outdoor pitches available for play, our games will be played on synthetic grass; we believe this surface, coupled with the

outdoor experience, will create the best futsal experience on the Peninsula,” said organiser Mr John Gorman. Competitions will begin next month for all ages, genders and level of experience. “If you’re just looking for some fun with friends, we will also be running social games as well as casual pitch hire,” said Mr Gorman. For more information, phone John on 0415 506 635. Media release, 6 Jan 2014 John Gorman, Umina Tennis and Sporting Club Photo: Neil Packer

Boardriders competition start Umina Boardriders will hold its first competition and registration day simultaneously on Sunday, February 9, at 7am at Umina Beach. A and B Grade, Masters and Cadets Divisions are available with social memberships also on offer. Competition days will be held on the second and third Sunday of the

UMINA BAIT & TACKLE

From 6am Weekends and 7.30am Weekdays

month with an option to relocate to Tudi headland at MacMasters Beach on the third Sunday if the waves are better. The March competition day will be held on March 16 at Tudi headland due to the Surf Life Saving State Titles held at Umina throughout March. Email, 14 Jan 2014 Craig Glynn, Umina Boardriders

LAT 33° 51’ S - LONG 151° 14’ E - TIME ZONE - 1000 Times and Heights(m) of high and low waters

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TUE - 21 0500 - 0.55 1112 - 1.56 1735 - 0.41 2352 - 1.40 FRI - 24 0130 - 1.43 0741 - 0.64 1335 - 1.30 1949 - 0.52 MON - 27 0438 - 1.64 1121 - 0.45 1715 - 1.29 2300 - 0.45 THU - 30 0057 - 0.31 0729 - 1.98 1407 - 0.11 2005 - 1.53 SUN - 2 0339 - 0.24 1000 - 1.92 1627 - 0.13 2234 - 1.63

WED - 22 0545 - 0.59 1152 - 1.47 1814 - 0.45 SAT - 25 0230 - 1.47 0854 - 0.63 1445 - 1.25 2050 - 0.53 TUE - 28 0538 - 1.77 1222 - 0.32 1817 - 1.37 FRI - 31 0151 - 0.25 0820 - 2.02 1455 - 0.07 2056 - 1.58 MON - 3 0432 - 0.30 1049 - 1.79 1711 - 0.22 2323 - 1.61

APPROX. TIME LAG AFTER FORT DENISON Ettalong 40 min, Rip Bridge 2hrs - Wisemans Ferry 2 hrs 30 min, Koolewong 2 hrs 10 min

In view of the variations caused by local conditions and meteorological effects, these times are approximate and must be considered as a guide only. They are not to be relied on for critical depth calculations for safe navigation. Actual times of High and Low Water may occur before or after the times indicated


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Sport

Woy Woy bowler to play in Hawaii Woy Woy Bowling Club’s John Orme will represent Australia, along with Terrigal Bowling Club’s Adam Davidson, at the inaugural Aloha Barefoot Bowls Championship to be held in Honolulu, Hawaii, next month. The Aloha Barefoot Bowls competition, organised by Bowls NSW and sponsored by IMG Sports Technology, is a pairs event consisting of one registered player and one new player. John has only been bowling socially at Woy Woy Sporties for a couple of months and teamed up with Adam who has skippered 10 clubs in Sydney and rural NSW. Adam and John entered the Hills District Tournament in December

and won their section. Earlier this month they visited Baulkham Hills to play against the winners of the Northmead teams. The Coast boys got off to a flying start only to see their four-nil lead become a deficit of two after six ends. Both Adam and John got a winning bowl each to draw the match and send the game into a one end sudden death playoff. Two bowls per player were sent down and both Adam and John had the four nearest to the jack to win the trip to Hawaii. Six teams from NSW will represent Australia and five nations will participate for the world title, including Japan, America, Canada and New Zealand. Media release, 14 Jan 2014 John Orme, Woy Woy

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A number of Umina Surf Club athletes competed in the 21st Junior Iron Person competition held at Wamberal Beach on Saturday, January 4. “This is a tough competition with many surf clubs travelling from the north and south coast to compete,” said Umina Surf Club’s Peter Talty. “In near perfect conditions, the Umina Surf Club competitors achieved some outstanding

results.” Lachlan Braddish won the under-12 boys for the third time and Jemma Smith showed her skills in winning the under-15 girls event. Kieran Braddish place third in the under-15 boys, Jasmine Darwin placed fourth in the under-14 girls and Mackenzie Perry placed fifth in the under-9 girls. Email, 9 Jan 2014 Peter Talty, Umina Surf Club

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