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Fuel tanks to be replaced to remediate contamination
Council is 'more bureaucratic and less attentive'
Concrete burrows installed for penguin colony
Village resident celebrates 100th birthday
Tesch to continue to campaign for palliative care
Hamper donated to celebrate birthday
Community halls 'not commercial entities'
Peta Colebatch steps down after eight years
Three receive Queens Birthday honours
Small buses not suitable for Phegans Bay, residents told
Marquart attends fewest briefings of ward councillors
Application to construct new warehouse
Submissions to close on proposal next to St Luke's
'No tender' for Correa Bay boat ramp
Two local councillors claim no expenses
Water rates to drop from July
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Councillors give themselves a pay rise
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Sea Shepherd to clean Umina Beach
Chamber president welcomes Farnell Rd approval
Geoff Melville steps back from a lifetime of service
Rotary club hears about youth cottage
Bill would prohibit Woy Woy cash loan machine
Residents with stormwater issues invited to tell council
Italian theme day
Special lunch for volunteers at restaurant
Trainee named as finalist
Papua New Guinea lunch at CWA
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Have efficiency and economies occurred?
Could some councillors up their work rate?
Living next to a weekend party house
Loud minority of older people take selfish attitude
Democratic representatives or government tools?
Decline in non-compliance is deemed to be acceptable
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Defibrillators for Wagstaffe and Killcare
Memory walk for dementia body
Fundraising barbecue
Physiotherapist is outstanding employee finalist
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Winners of music scholarship announced
Folk club puts on two events
Bays art show is planned for July
Colouring competition for aged care residents
Artist launches art classes for adults
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Pretty Beach principal retires
Pacific island group at risk of collapse
Breakfast club to be extended
Three teams in cheer and dance finals
Arts students camp at Cockatoo Island
School reviews both winter and summer uniforms
First debates in debating challenge
Uniform shop seeks donations
Support unit students enjoy arboretum
New lambs at Umina campus
Rotary Club hears about mentoring program
Grant to install bush tucker garden and dreaming trail
Ettalong students take part in simultaneous storytime
Year 2 students visit zoo
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Under-15s captain celebrates 150 games
Southern and Ettalong loses top spot on women's ladder
Woy Woy defeated by Hornsby in rugby union
Gold medal in vision-impaired games
Selected for junior squad
Soccer camp to be held in Woy Woy
Celebrating 50 years of Buckworth Shield
Basketball returns
Volunteers honoured

Loud minority of older people take selfish attitude

In response to Astra Revson's letter in Peninsula News edition 470; I read this paper with increasing disdain for the loud minority of older people living on the Peninsula who go to great lengths to shoot down any proposal where their age group are not the primary benefactors.

In her letter Ms Revson claims, without evidence, a university on the Central Coast would result in an influx of international students and their families and a bumping up of housing and rental prices.

She wants the Central Coast to remain the way it is, a selfish approach given the region's lack of opportunities for young people.

I am a current student of the University of Newcastle who is forced to travel to the Callaghan Campus to complete my degree due to the Central Coast Campus offering a third of the degrees the major campuses do.

A fully-fledged Central Coast University like the one David Abrahams supports (not an offshoot campus of an existing university) would do wonders for the region's young people who want to live, work and study on the Coast.

My university does not have thousands of international students.

Across all six campuses of the University of Newcastle, there are just over 7000 international students enrolled making up less than five per cent of the student body.

The majority of international students that I know either live on campus in student housing or in off-campus sharehouses.

Given that they pay through the nose to study here and are not guaranteed residency in this country after they graduate, I also don't put much stock in claims that they bring their entire family along with them.

I am tired of seeing older residents of the Peninsula stand in the way of projects that don't benefit them.

Most of you won't be here long enough to witness the repercussions of your tireless campaigns against developing housing, both high rise and social, but every generation after yours will.

Look back with fondness at the Central Coast of your youth, but please stop standing in the way of the Coast of the future.

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