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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

Climate action rejected for 40 years

Climate change action has been rejected by the three levels of government since at least the 1980s.

The ramifications of this apathy have reached crisis level years in advance of predictions by experts.

Water security expected to be solved during the Millennium drought was referred to a special Council Meeting on December 16 where all the issues pertaining to water security were revisited, discussed again for the single purpose of political gain.

Has council's chief executive explained why consumption has increased from 150L/day to 180L/day, when all residents are claimed as being waterwise?

With this record of apathy, water security will be revisited in 10 years when the same process will be repeated, with an increased population and reduced water availability.

There are two basic requirements for action: funding and commitment.

Neither is assured in the future as the crisis advances to impact the carers.

This disaster has been methodically planned and is now a world media priority.

The wide-angle lens view of the future has begun.

This is not news for the locals familiar with the visionary practice of the local expert environmental educators Allen and Beryl Strom.

We can only apply their advice and imagine what might have been.

Sustainability at its finest.

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