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Collapse Issue 480 - 14 Oct 2019Issue 480 - 14 Oct 2019
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Peninsula should speak up about planning, says Smith
Dredging of Lobster Beach next, says committee
Tesch urges Premier to deliver underpass not insults
Good Samaritan removes graffiti
Residents urged to keep cars locked
Residents asked about Empire Bay flood management
Three-storey building proposed for Ed James' site
Councillors to inspect three-unit development site
Council approves 'shop top' plan not above shops
Councillors approve five-townhouse development
Boutique boarding house plan resubmitted with changes
Chairlift concept proposed for tourism plan
Beach water quality remains stable, says report
Annual fete at Ettalong senior citizens' centre
Bowling club staff raise money for Rural Aid
Public bins destroyed in Umina
Playgroup started in aged care home
Bring your bills to the Peninsula Community Centre
Building sites to face sediment control blitz
Residents asked to be respectful
Successful grant application
Trivia night for RSPCA shelter
Aged care home opens new tea house
Retirement villages hold open day
Inappropriate developments will destroy local ambience
A 'village' not as attractive to developers
Let's crowd-fund our own pothole-fixing truck
Party politics claim strains credulity
Excellent newspapers
Non-profit started to support domestic violence sufferers
Workshop discusses diverse needs of older people
Bowling club donates $6100 to Gosford Hospital
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Coast Twist festival exceeds expectations
Little Theatre presents Venetian Twins for three weeks
Rotary club to hold youth gala ball
Oyster Festival celebrates 20 years
Hundreds follow Bouddi art trail
Free family movie night
Formal wear thrift shop takes off
Aboriginal smoking ceremony to open bush garden
'Young, black and ready' information session
Morning workshop to help parents talk about divorce
Ethics teachers recognised in volunteer awards
Halloween night disco
Six students attend camp
Parking information given to parents
PCYC provides holiday activities
Woy Woy students to present Wolf's Tale
Oldest former international sports players at trivia day
Bowling club supports RUOK Day

Aboriginal smoking ceremony to open bush garden

Woy Woy Public School's new bush tucker garden was opened with an aboriginal smoking ceremony on Wednesday, September 25.

Aboriginal elder Uncle Tim Selwyn conducted the ceremony with Aunties from the Mingaletta corporation in Umina also attending.

School principal Ms Ona Buckley said: "Mr Selwyn performed a traditional aboriginal smoking ceremony to cleanse the area and make it a peaceful and restful space for all to visit and enjoy.

"Everyone respectfully joined in and participated, following Mr Selwyn around the garden as he moved along the paths with the traditional smoking gum leaves.

"After the smoking ceremony, all the guests and visitors were treated to a lovely picnic afternoon tea."

Ms Buckley said: "This is a wonderful added space for our school where children can explore bush tucker plants growing and enjoy the tranquillity of nature in a restful shady and green space.

"It will be used as an outdoor learning space and environmental education learning tool."

Early Intervention aboriginal teacher Mrs Chloe Nebauer said countless hours of work had been spent to make it "such a fantastic area for our students".

The school received an Eco Schools Grant of $3500 towards the cost of the project.

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