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Collapse Issue 485 - 23 Dec 2019Issue 485 - 23 Dec 2019
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Proposal to divert dredging funds
Proposal for nine flats approved without debate
National Park closed due to bushfire danger
High risk fishing locations identified
Crouch appointed Secretary for the Central Coast
Surfer breaks leg at Umina Beach
Yacht runs aground in smoke haze
Conservation group donates trees to Peninsula
Woman's 100th birthday celebration attracts 120
Koala project group has first meeting
Water quality good around the Peninsula, says council
Money for Killcare roadworks
Men's Shed seeks approval for larger workshop
Council defers adoption of consolidated planning
Hall improvements in time for centenary celebrations
Holstein calls for discussion about water restrictions
Acknowledged as a 'hidden treasure'
Aboriginal engagement day at PCYC
Christmas lights competition winners announced
Seaside Cinema at Killcare
Bushfire donations raised at nursing home
New Year's Eve events to support bushfire victims
Christmas lunch for Mary Mac's volunteers
Life saving president speaks to Rotary club
Rotary sells 275 Christmas trees in Woy Woy
Christmas Eve carols
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We have painted ourselves into a corner
Corrupt process too often means no community loyalty
Non-compliance is to the benefit of the developer only
Lack of understanding of roundabout problem
Beyond the tipping point
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Nurse recognised in State awards
Bowling club raises $4000 for research
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Day trip to Archibald Prize exhibition
Art by the Sea becomes Five Lands Exhibition
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Five named in HSC Merits List
Students build bookshelves from flat-packs
Students to restore remnant native bushland
Ethics teachers wanted for Kindergarten
'Better way' for transition to retirement
Staff changes at Woy Woy campus
Ag students visit Forbes
Student given phone for good attendance
Responses to letters to Santa
Students take part in multicultural games
Students visit science circus
College wins zone sports day
Large hampers donated for bushfire relief
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Peninsula wins two touch titles
PCYC boxers win their divisions
Local surfers compete at interbranch championships
Jemma Smith competes for State
Boardriders seek children for Grommets program
Killcare surf club members qualify
Smith wins silver in ocean paddling
New coach at soccer club
Ocean Beach compete at surf boat carnival
Southern Spirit lose first innings in round 12
Patron's Graded Pairs
Two are named Bowler of the Year
Five kilometre run on Christmas Day
Umina bowler of the year
Southern Spirit holds pink stumps day
Everglades Men win mid-week triples
Soccer club seeks volunteers

Boardriders seek children for Grommets program

Umina Boardriders is seeking children to be part of its Grubs Grommets program.

Member for Gosford Ms Liesl Tesch is encouraging local children to consider getting involved.

"As summer gets underway the Umina Boardriders are looking forward to another successful year," she said.

"For 11 years the group has taught hundreds of kids to surf, from the ages of 4-15, with their membership always growing," Ms Tesch said.

"When I come down to the beach and see so many kids out and about, being fit and active, it feels great.

"Over the holiday break I am sure the kids will be practicing their skills to take on competitive surfing opportunities," she said.

The club meets the first Sunday of every month, holding competitions throughout the year for those wanting to compete professionally.

The senior members run the program for as many as 40 kids with the help of local parents, some of whom have a competitive surfing background.

Ms Tesch says the group is a great opportunity to ignite some family fun.

"When I speak to the adults who assist the kids all I can see is an unyielding passion for the ocean, surfing, and helping young people," she said.

"They do so much more than just learn how to surf.

"The kids get to spend time with their family and friends, learning together and getting out there and having a go," she said.

The club recently received $2000 through the Local Sport Grant Program which they used to purchase a rescue board and coloured rash shirts for their competitions.

"It's so fulfilling to see this year's grant being put to good use and improve safety for the kids," Ms Tesch said.

Those interested in joining must have a surf board, a wetsuit and purchase a one-year membership which includes a club T-shirt, a club rashie and a free sausage sizzle at every event.

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