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Where have all the flowers gone?
The Whitfields celebrate 60 years of marriage
Ettalong channel dredging starts - or does it?
Tesch calls for outreach resources for homelessness
Food drive sees Mary Mac's stocked well into spring
Koolewong reserve carpark closed
Residents meet with council over Umina oval security
CCTV installed free of charge
Council calls failed wharf applications 'excellent'
Wharf upgrade rejected
Pathway and amenities applications rejected
Association objects to 150m long metal fence
Two-storey units may replace end-of-life fibro house
Proposal to replace single dwelling with three units
Wales to consult client before meeting residents
Peninsula flooding to be studied
Tidal baths inspection may lead to remedial work
Committee will focus on waters around the Peninsula
Car park to built near Dark Corner boat ramp
Emergency dredging has taken too long - Tesch
Ferry services may start in four weeks, says association
Plan shows dredging as government responsibility
Council acts on dune erosion
Tesch seeks submissions on disability scheme
Ettalong home park has bake-off
Fire brigade benefits from bar sale
Fire near Blackwall Mountain
Renovations for retirement village
Presbyterian church receives heritage grant
Probus club receives grant
Mentoring program for young men starts in Woy Woy
Rotary clubs join to raise money for drought areas
Latest exchange student is from Denmark
Commendation for Bouddi architect
Belinda Neal fights party expulsion
Free English classes at church
Man charged over Killcare break-ins
Lions donate trauma teddies
Spike Milligan exhibition opens at library
Woytopia to be held again in October
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Negative response, yet the trend continues
Pleas ignored by indolent council
Discovering the truth about disabled parking
Kerb and gutter in my lifetime?
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Prostate cancer day raises $7500
Teddy bears help soothe children's fears, says hospital
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Author talks about beach safety children's book
Wagstaffe art show to be held in September
Children hold market at Killcare
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Two students given early entry to university
Buddy Benches unveiled
Fun Friends program at Umina
Students learn about micro-organisms
Cross country placings
Umina school plans open day
Photograph donated to Umina campus
Knocked out of netball comp
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Five selected for pool rescue team
Woy Woy topples Gosford in rugby union
Soccer club holds fundraiser
Successful weekend at pool rescue championships
Junior clubs travel to Cardiff
Local clubs in winners' circle
Bowler receives long-service award
Charity bowlers raise $995

Rotary clubs join to raise money for drought areas

The Rotary Clubs of Woy Woy and Umina Beach have joined a campaign to raise a quarter of a million dollars by Christmas to assist drought-affected communities in NSW.

"Farmers and local communities are doing it tough as they watch their crops fail, rivers and dams dry up and their stock starving and dying," said Woy Woy Rotary Club president Ms Jayne Mote.

"Some communities have even reported farmer suicides, a devastating situation for both the families and the communities.

"Central Coast Rotarians representing most of the 14 local Rotary Clubs met up on July 22, at the Gosford RSL and committed their clubs to raise and distribute at least $250,000 to desperate country communities by Christmas 2018," Ms Mote said.

"Central Coast Rotarians have formed a local committee to co-ordinate and act as a central focal point for all interested clubs, businesses and local people who wish to assist our country cousins survive this once in a lifetime crippling drought."

Ms Mote said the clubs would open a special bank account with an initial deposit of $50,000 from club funds.

"All monies raised will be distributed to local country communities via their local support groups such as Rotary, CWA, Salvation Army or any recognised local community support group that has the capacity to distribute the funds," Ms Mote said.

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