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New Woy Woy wharf plans announced
Bowling club celebrates Kitty's birthday
Plans for new Umina Mall 'shovel-ready', says owner
Month-long consultation about Woy Woy
Man dies following head-on crash
Workshop about planning for emergencies
Secure housing found for homeless people
Work begins on Hillview St nursing home
Proposal submitted for oval facilities
Council meeting proposed to answer resident questions
Proposal for four townhouses in Allfield Rd
Five townhouses approved under delegation
Council staff urge refusal of four-storey development
Amended fence plans approved for Wards Hill Rd
Construction certificate issued for group home
Vietname Vets receive support grant
New seismic testing film to be screened at Everglades
CWA branch visits guide dogs centre
Man charged over armed robberies
Awards for pride of workmanship
New aged care activity
Vintage craft picnic
Hospital staff dress colourfully
Mobile farm visits Umina
Pensioners may benefit from free solar power
Business wins travel industry award
Business award for outstanding employer
Food pick-up available through online app
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Thanks for the coverage
Place phone tower in car park
Skill shortage remains a joke
Any reason for having to dredge of Lobster Beach?
The costs of dredging
Mallard ducks have disappeared
Let's have reasoned debate, not unsubstantiated slurs
A glimpse of the future
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Woy Woy student helps children's hospital
Hospital delivers produce boxes
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Blues festival accessible only by water
Marion crowned Reciter of the Year
Free open air screening
Backyard concert will feature American singer
Play tells of East German survival
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Two students among top three writers
Student leaders deliver care packs
Donations of toiletries wanted
Olympian meets with sports students
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First victory for women's cricket team
Bailey wins medals in bowls championships
Pelicans win medals in State championships
Men's pairs champions
Swimming club recognises life members with plaque
Surf club members meet Prince Edward
Southern Spirit struggles after strong start
Junior futsal starts
Free training for disabled surfer volunteers
Peninsula Ducks start softball season

New seismic testing film to be screened at Everglades

Southfish, a new short film about ocean seismic testing, will be shown at session held by Save Our Coast at Everglades Country club on November 6 at 6.30pm.

Produced by NSW surfer Ms Belinda Baggs, in collaboration with local group Save Our Coast, the short film features local surfers, scientists, and fishers, with music by Ziggy Alberts.

After the screening, Save Our Coast will hold a "petroleum exploration update" and answer questions about the campaign to stop oil and gas rigs off local beaches.

This will include information about the Senate Inquiry into seismic testing that has commenced in Federal Parliament.

The panel will include local groups Peninsula Environment Group and Community Environment Alliance.

"We're convinced that most people on the Peninsula don't want to see gas rigs off our coast, and would be horrified at the impact of seismic testing on marine life such as whales and dolphins," said Peninsula Environment Group's Mr Mark Mann,.

"In May this year, 1800 locals held hands along Umina and Ocean beaches in a moving gesture to send a message to politicians and industry that they valued their coastline highly.

"Australia is the largest gas exporter in the world and yet we have the highest gas prices to homes and industry.

"Gas supply is not the issue. Failed government regulation has brought us to this point," he said.

"This highly speculative oil and gas exploration off Central Coast beaches poses a significant risk to marine life and in turn our coastal industries of tourism, fishing, diving, surfing and swimming." said Save Our Coast, Central Coast convenor Mr David Abrahams.

"We were delighted to be able to collaborate with Belinda to raise awareness of this threat to our coast from seismic testing and offshore oil and gas.

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