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Groups come together for Bouddi emergency plan
Study about relocating koalas to Pearl Beach
Tree group wins regional environmental award
Furniture truck believed to have cause power cut
Community hall to receive $66,000 upgrade
Clifford St villa development approved
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Bouddi Bushcare wins State prize
Stolen elf needed for Christmas fund-raiser
Hawke Head Dr is finally sealed
Workshop about keeping chickens
Roadworks to be completed over next five years
Amalgamation report adopted without debate
Tip receives 'unlimited' e-waste
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Council services limited over Christmas period
Council still to receive final quarter figures
Marquart calls climate action councillors 'hypocritical'
Free children's activities
Annual handbag donation
Rotary clubs hold first joint meeting
Rotarians witness expansion Uganda program
Local Member holds youth forum
Free kayaking tours
Tesch experiences Dunecare voluntary work
Pharmacist describes industry changes
Santa pictures with a Umina flavour
Business Concierge service piloted in Woy Woy
Gift drive for Coast Shelter
Pet store mounts drought relief collection for Christmas
Annual wishing tree appeal
Uniting Church holds early Christmas service
History book still available
Welcoming to non-heterosexuals
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Explanation needed for boatshed demolition
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What is parking space shortfall across the Peninsula?
Thanks for making a difference
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Teachers check in on new hospital employee
Chicken eggs hatch at Woy Woy village
Photos used to facilitate communication
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Tributes paid following death of John Hickey
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Two locals win Bouddi Foundation awards
Troubadour ends year with Hawaiian theme party
Artists take reins of annual Killcare art show
Artist raises money for eye care
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Campus offers beach volleyball as a sport
Plaque honours memory of school rooster
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Students create ceramics garden
School launches dance program
Weather shed transformed by indigenous mural
Schools vie for Christmas tree award
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Men's champion goes on to win district title
Paul is Masters Athlete of the Year
Pool visits top 491,000 a year
Rugby club pays visit to Tongan college
Southern Spirit women defeat Warnervale Whites
Surf club members named for interbranch team
Umina Eagles women hope to contest Premier League

Rugby club pays visit to Tongan college

Three members of the Woy Woy Rugby Club have visited a college in Tonga.

Mr Kevin Glew, Mr Peter Fenton and Mr Sione Ofahengaue have visited the Tupou College to renew the club's relationship with the college and to foster a new one with its ex-students' rugby team, the Toloa Old Boys.

In the past decade, the Woy Woy club has welcomed several players into its ranks from the College, with Mr Glew saying their acquisition was a core factor in Woy Woy's meteoric rise in the Central Coast Rugby Competition.

"Woy Woy benefited greatly from acquiring Tupou College players over the past six seasons," Mr Glew said.

"Feleti Atiola, Chris Paseka, Tevita Tanginoa, Fokolulu Taumalolo and Sione Toki all played five or six seasons with Woy Woy and helped lift us from the bottom of the ladder to become one of the strongest teams in the competition.

"Tonga is rich in culture, but poor financially.

"Nevertheless, the people are essentially happy and typical of Pacific Island countries.

"The trip to the college was a real eye opener.

"Rugby plays an extremely important part in their lives," Mr Glew said.

Tupou College was opened in 1860 by Australian missionary Mr John Moulton whose grandson, also named John, was the Eastwood club doctor and Wallaby's doctor during the 1990s.

The College has produced many international players including, George Atiola and Fakahau Valu who captained Tonga in the first World Cup in 1987 as well as famous Wallaby Viliame Ofahengaue.

Mr Glew said Woy Woy Rugby Club has resolved to assist the College in several areas while benefiting from the talents of its rugby players into the future.

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