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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
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
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
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
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

Acknowledged as a 'hidden treasure'

Elaine Hardinge, 83, of Empire Bay has been acknowledged as an outstanding community volunteer on the 2019 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll.

Ms Hardinge has been an active Meals on Wheels volunteer for about 50 years.

Elaine has spent much of her adult life in Sydney and volunteered with Hurstville Meals on Wheels.

Even though she moved to the Central Coast 16 years ago, Ms Hardinge still travelled by train to Sydney, once a week on a Monday, to deliver Meals on Wheels around Beverley Hills, Hurstville and Oatley.

"I also worked in the office for some years, organising the runs," she said.

"My children even got involved and I used to take them on runs with me sometimes.

"The family is so excited over this (recognition).

"I loved doing the Meals on Wheels because you get to know people and make friends," she said.

"It's also very rewarding to do things for other people, and some of the people we delivered to, well, we were the only ones they would see that day.

"I had to give up going to Sydney a couple of months ago because of my health but I am catching up with some of the people down there over Christmas.

"They are long time friends, and one lady I've known for 50 years," Ms Hardinge said.

Ms Hardinge said that these days she found good company at the seniors' groups, playing scrabble at Empire Bay and bingo at Ettalong.

Member for Terrigal Mr Adam Crouch visited Mrs Hardinge to congratulate her as a "hidden treasure".

"Her service over the past 50 years has been greatly appreciated by hundreds upon hundreds of people and it is so fitting to recognise her as a hidden treasure," he said.

The Hidden Treasures Honour Roll is part of the Rural Women's Network of the NSW Department of Primary Industry.

It is a tribute to women and their valuable work in rural and regional communities.

This year's Hidden Treasures Honour Roll recognises 78 women and captures inspirational stories that document and celebrate their unpaid work which ensures the viability of community groups and charities, such as emergency services, the arts, environment, social justice, education and sport.

The list now totals more than 1000 volunteers who have been recognised since the first Honour Roll in 2010.

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