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3 Feb 2020
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Southern Spirit fined $1000 for Pink Day fundraiser
Community group calls for Umina Mall clean-up
Supermarket fixes leaking stormwater pipe
High winds cause widespread damage
Kingsview Hill residents petition for maintenance work
Association gives qualified support to mobile tower plan
Residents' group says new plans are 'even worse'
Bays Community Group prepares for fair
Energy company withdraws seismic testing application
Honour for service to animal conservation
Coastal Twist founder is Women of the Year finalist
Tesch urges seniors to take up travel card
Girls' lemonade stand raises $152 for Wires
Skate park work 'unlikely' before July
Fundraiser for firefighters' socks
Council invites businesses to disability access forum
Information about grants
Tree group learns about value of dead trees
Presentation about staying safe online
Paddle board beach party for vision-impaired youth
Toastmasters to hold speaking course
Lawyer returns from international cricket win
Work starts on five-storey apartment block
Real estate agents wins three franchise awards
Man charged over stabbing incident
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Social housing: What is the alternative?
Lucky streaks don't last forever
Doctor is harder to see than the Queen
Unnecessary watering is a waste
Doom and gloom prophecy or indisputable fact?
What about proportional representation in Council
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Aged care provider adopts new model
Luncheon to raise money for clown doctors
Hairdressers can help in cancer detection, says surgeon
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Environment group seeks volunteers for festival
The Final Test opens new season at Little Theatre
Opera conductor chosen for summer school
Family orchestra at Troubadour
Umina craft group supports wildlife carers
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Wide-ranging report in first newsletter of the year
Program to provide information about eating well
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Jemma finishes seventh in Ironwoman Series
Pink Stumps Day final tally was $5108
Umina has two candidates for Junior Lifesaver award
Jemma excels in interstate championships
Ollier appointed junior soccer technical director
Skate, scooter and BMX competition heat at Umina
Charity bowls returns to Woy Woy
Two speakers at Lions luncheon
Basketball at leisure centre

Jemma excels in interstate championships

Umina Surf Lifesaving Club's Jemma Smith has excelled in Surf Lifesaving Australia's Interstate Championships over the Australia Day weekend (January 25 to 27).

Held on the Sunshine Coast's Alexander Headland, Jemma was a part of the successful NSW squad that won the title for the third year in row.

The squad edged out home side Queensland by just six points.

The tournament saw over 180 competitors from all over Australia thrashing it out on the sand and in the sea.

Jemma was in scintillating form early on the ski, taking out the Open Women's event.

She cleared the breakers effortlessly to establish an early lead and then powered home through uneven waves to win the event from her nearest rival from Queensland.

"It's always nice when you're chasing those runs and it forms into a nice little wave to bring you home," Jemma said.

Jemma said she had had a break over the Christmas period and went into the competition fresh and ready to go.

Backing up from the win in the ski, she played a key role in NSW's winning Open Mixed Ski Relay team.

Jemma also found success in the Open Women's Tube and Board Rescue events, but it was her fifth place in the Open Ironwoman event that was perhaps the most impressive performance of all.

In her favourite leg, the Ocean Ski, Jemma was wiped out in the first minute by a chest wave, her signature pink ski seen hurtling backward on the whitewash.

The spill gave her competitors a 30 metre lead, but Jemma fought hard to get back in contention and had almost closed the gap by the end of the first leg.

She even took the lead during the swim leg, but the effort told in the final stages of the board leg where she faded slightly to finish a close fifth.

The next major event on the national surf lifesaving calendar is the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships, which will see members from Australia's 314 Surf Clubs compete in more than 400 beach and ocean events in Broadbeach North Burleigh in April.

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