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Collapse Issue 439 - 26 Feb 2018Issue 439 - 26 Feb 2018
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Woy Woy bowling club makes steps towards Ettalong
Vinnies plans to spend half a million on op shop
Play equipment to be removed from three playgrounds
Nursing home proposal resubmitted for Hillview St
Council considers making submission on Sporties
Landowner disappointed at council intervention
Petrol station construction gets the go-ahead
NRMA applies to upgrade cabins at Ocean Beach
Renovations for hotel
Questions asked about sandstone blocks
Cr Marquart given 12 weeks' leave
Council should spend up to $20M on dredge - Chamber
Exchange student reports on 12 months in Mexico
New school building opens in Uganda
Community housing project officially opened
Community group foreshadows coming events
Boatshed receives heritage grant
Guide dog group to have a stall
Baptist annual fete
Council changes mind on planning submissions
Nominations sought for council groups
Environment group holds annual meeting
Day of Prayer service at Woy Woy
Scouts visit Gosford waterfront
Sale donations wanted
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Precinct system is potential model for Central Coast
Intention was to first tell members directly
Rudeness shown by Member for Terrigal
Free independent advice on solar systems
Council has to set standards
Insulting to building industry and council planners
Rocks on beach since work on Ettalong dunes
Beach will only get worse before it gets official help
Peninsula News is bad for my health
Beach needs more than tinkering at the edges
Need for footpaths and kerbing does not require survey
Council has no imagination beyond the ad hoc
Time to rethink underpass - without Holstein
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Medical students visit Ocean Beach surf club
Hearing checks at Ettalong
Free afternoon tea at women's health centre
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Pair to perform at folk club
Scottish folk singer performs at Woy Woy
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Ethics co-ordinator attends official reception
Crackdown on hats at Woy Woy
Ettalong to celebrate Harmony Day
School leaders welcomed
Testing to take place online
Classes move as roof is replaced
School reflects on Sorry Day
Swimming carnival
Woy Woy gains an extra teacher
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Roosters notch up opening win
Locals recognised by Bowls Central Coast
Charity bowls day raises $1100
Life savers in exchange program
Event for non-registered bowlers
Charity day for Cambodian orphans

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