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Collapse Issue 470 - 27 May 2019Issue 470 - 27 May 2019
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Ward councillors vote for Farnell Rd approval
Nursing home receives visit from alpaca
Application for five-storey 83-room hotel in Ettalong
Two-storey 'boutique' boarding house proposed
Sand artistry at Kiddies' Corner
Better shopping centre access to George St
Hotel proposal draws comment before exhibition period
Democracy has failed, says residents' group founder
Council staff at odds over street tree planting
Chamber receives $30,000 to promote local business
Council staff recommend rate rise
Matting installed to provide wheelchair beach access
Volunteers wanted to water street trees
Wicks returned for third term
An honour to be returned, says Wicks
Tesch urges support for on-demand bus service
Donation to Men's Shed
CWA branch president speaks on radio
CWA celebrates Mothers' Day with scones
CWA branch shows second fastest growth in NSW
Scouts donate to community garden
Hospital supports employee cycling for cancer cure
Lions club holds tea cosy expo
Parenting program at community centre
Strom Talk for World Environment Day
It takes a village ...
Sandplain lends itself to different drainage solution
Universities drive up house and rent prices
Stop outrageous boarding house development
Nasty mood at pre-poll booth
Metres of plastic propaganda is unacceptable
Demerit points are gained, not lost
Declare property portfolios and conflicts of interest
Climate action does not have much council commitment
Morning tea attracts 250 people
Aged care facility receives accreditation
New barbecue and dining area opened
Women urged to take advantage of BreastScreen van
Chinese dance treat
Exemplary staff receive awards
New nurse educator starts
Volunteering for 76 years
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Jordan Richardson named as Archibald finalist
Artisan show planned for Wagstaffe hall
Literary lunch attracts 120
Bush poet speaks at Rotary club
Author talk at Woy Woy library
'Inconsiderate' parents endanger school children
Drama students perform Harry Potter
Request to not visit skate park before school
Ag students attend Beef Week at Wingham
Third in Woy Woy Cup competition
Rugby 7s gala
Nathan wins $50 for remembering pi
Campus contributes to Adopt a Farmer
Woy Woy South to get new roofing
Sensory garden benefits from planting
Peninsula students dominate touch football selection
Lions women retain top spot on soccer ladder
Ettalong venue for Senior Sides championships
Anja returns from Spain with silver medal
Fight night raises funds for PCYC programs
Umina in 11th place
Jemma Smith part of medal-winning contingent
Woy Woy's best performance despite defeat
Woy Woy does well in pennant competition
Margaret Smith narrowly defeated in grand final
Former Bunnies player signs with Melbourne Storm
Umina bowling club champion
Donations to children in Zambia
Umina United to celebrate 40th birthday
Young life savers attend Collaroy workshop

Jemma Smith part of medal-winning contingent

Umina's Jemma Smith was a part of the contingent of Paddle Australia athletes that took out the 2019 Asia Pacific Sprint Cup after a gruelling three-day campaign on New Zealand's Lake Karapiro over May 10-12.

The Asia Pacific Cup is a regatta for junior and developing canoe sprint athletes in the Under-16, Under-18 and Under-21 age groups.

It is the result of an international collaboration between Paddle Australia, Canoe Racing New Zealand and the Japan Canoe Federation, aimng to create an event for developing athletes in the Asia Pacific region.

Team Australia won 30 gold, 26 silver and 17 bronze medals to win the Asia Pacific Cup ahead of New Zealand's canoe sprint team in second and Japan following in third.

Jemma, who is a member of the Avoca Kayak Club, went into the competition on a high after being elected regatta team captain along with fellow Avoca club member Fletcher Cunningham.

She contested the Women's Under-21 Division for team Australia and earned several medals during her campaign.

Jemma's first medal came on day one in the Under-21 WK4 500 where she combined her talents with Alicia Fay, Lucinda Kelly and Kailey Harlen to take the gold.

Smith then took the bronze in the Under-21 WK1 500 and ended day one with another team-up with Lucinda Kelly to take out the silver in the Under-21 WK2 500.

Day two saw Jemma again join Lucinda Kelly and team Australia's Reece Bacchus and Ethan Neville to claim the bronze in the Under-21 Mixed WK4 200.

Jemma then placed seventh in the Under-21 MK4 200 final before another team up with Lucinda Kelly saw the pair take out fourth in the Under-21 WK2 200 to wrap up her day two.

The third and final day of competition saw Jemma, Lucinda Kelly, Jenaya Massie and Charli Smyth, open the scoreboard for team Australia with a silver in the Under-21 WK4 500.

She then teamed up with Fletcher, Ethan Neville, Lucinda Kelly, Jakob Hammond and Yasemin Ray to end her run in the Cup and take the gold in the Under-21 Mixed Relay 200.

All 34 members of team Australia medalled at the event which saw them take out this year's Cup, retaining it for the second year running.

Jemma's next event for Paddle Australia will be the Under-23 World Championships which commence in Pitesti, Romania, in August.

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