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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

Peninsula wins two touch titles

The Peninsula Touch Football Association has won two NSW titles at the Senior State Cup, which was held in Port Macquarie from December 6 to 8.

The Peninsula was represented by four teams and was heading into the competition as reigning titleholders in the Mixed Masters and Men's 20s divisions.

The Mixed Masters successfully defended their title with a 3-2 victory over the Port Macquarie Makos in what association vice president Mr Matt Sawyer described as a "thrilling grand final".

"The Peninsula champions looked gone.

"After a dubious Port Macquarie play, the ball was let go, resulting in a try and a 2-1 lead to the Makos.

"But a try to the Peninsula, with 30 seconds to go, sent the game into extra time.

"A couple of memorable diving touches to save tries by Rod Dillon and Anthony McVicker were highlights late in the game, but a try to the female player of the final, Karina Haddin, ensured the State title would return to the Peninsula.

"Karina Haddin and I were awarded players of the match," said Mr Sawyer.

The Women's 20s were the other team to pickup a state title after they beat Balmain in the Bowl Championship.

"The girls were unlucky to be relegated to the Bowl after drawing with eventual Championship winners Manly in their first match.

"However, they showed great character to pick themselves up and take out the gold medal in the grand final especially after losing Lucy Dillon to a knee injury early on.

"Jazz Wolfe played with two broken ribs and a number of girls were carrying various injuries."

The Men's 20s were unsuccessful in retaining their title.

Mr Sawyer said the team showed moments of brilliance but couldn't get it together and were knocked out just prior to the championship rounds.

The Men's 5s were the association's final rep team and made it to their semi-finals despite struggling to get player numbers.

"They managed to get 12 players for the tournament, but came up against a strong year for their age division."

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