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20 Jan 2020
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Umina power blackout on 43 degree day
Council approves plans for IOOF housing site
Australia Day celebrations to be held at Woy Woy
'Business as usual' despite factory fire
'We're not guilty,' says aged care provider
Busy day for Marine Rescue
Ettalong to get a spruce-up
Fire at Woy Woy tip took 90 minutes to locate
Call for more council funding for free open-air film nights
New proposal submitted for six-storey development
Hardware store proposal criticised by neighbours
Woy Woy CWA donates to Disaster Relief
Free emergency accommodation offered
Ministers' association holds prayers for bushfire victims
CWA branch delivers donations to South Coast
Community raises $14,000 for Pearl Beach fire brigade
Sewing bee to help injured wildlife
Arboretum receives second $20,000 grant
Group plans to plant 100 trees
New community garden in Umina
Talk about tree hollows as habitat
First Bays' breakfast of the year
Rotary club chooses exchange student
Free putt putt golf for children
Titanic theme for Pearl Beach dinner
Cinema under the stars
Taking part in breakfast program
Councillors need to say no to destruction of our lifestyle
Turn down temperature in the Peninsula oven
Council has forgotten it is there to ensure equal rights
Council should pause and question population targets
Why do we bother with council and its elected officials?
Permanent budget needed to keep waterways open
Act on dredging and bad driving, but not roundabout
Find time to toast success
Watering grass and concrete
Constructive political action is needed
Climate action rejected for 40 years
Men's activities result in improvement to well-being
Prosthetic limbs donated to 29 children
Cricket club raises $519 for cancer support
Film about gut health to be shown in Ettalong
Hospital staff provide drought aid and firefighter support
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Aboriginal history group shows four films
Choir holds registration day
Young singer wins music competition
English singer at folk club
Teachers' photos in social media campaign
Fun fair to show centre's program
Aged care course to be held again
Jemma Smith wins silver in debut appearance
Netball player conducts training session at Woy Woy
Graded Pairs held at Umina
Bowling clubs name Club Persons

Busy day for Marine Rescue

Central Coast Marine Rescue had a busy day on December 30.

Their day started with a call to assistance to a vessel moored in Woy Woy Channel after its owner discovered it had taken on water overnight, due to possible vandalism.

Rescue vessels Central Coast 21 and 22 were tasked to assist and responded with a fire pump and a bilge pump each.

Both crews pulled up alongside the vessel and with all pumps going, lines set up and a lot of manpower, the boat was lifted above the water level.

On the way back from pumping out the boat, Central Coast 22 was tasked to tow a small runabout from Paddys Channel to Gosford ramp.

The runabout had two adults and two children on board.

While that tow job was occurring, Central Coast 21 was tasked to assist a jet skier whose vessel had broken down in Hardys Bay.

The crew rescued the operator and then towed his jet ski to Lions Park.

Not long after, Central Coast 21 was tasked with towing an eight-metre cruiser from Paddys Channel to Caroline Bay, while Central Coast 22 was then tasked to rendezvous with Marine Rescue Cottage Point 30 in Broken Bay and take over the tow of a yacht they had picked up.

The transfer went perfectly with Central Coast 22 soon having the yacht under tow and heading to Hardys Bay.

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