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2 Mar 2020
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Anglican parish decides to sell St Andrews church
Tesch calls for more Return and Earn machines
Beach sculptures 'pop up' after storms
Future of Peninsula real estate given mixed assessment
Biddy turns 103
Work starts on traffic measures in Memorial Ave
Discussion about Mt Ettalong reserve plan invited
Mattress recycle project may extend to Woy Woy tip
All future council meetings to be held in Wyong
Council supports Coastal Twist festival with $50,000
Chair of Local Planning Panel announced
Springwood St seniors housing project to start this year
Two road projects approved
Local author's story included among 100
Rotary club hosts 20 exchange students for weekend
Golden retriever starts fortnightly visits
CWA branch receives donation for sock campaign
Evening patchwork in Ettalong
Village residents raise $1050 for bushfire appeal
Company grows from Ettalong lounge room
Union claims power delays due to job cuts
Rotary club provides shirts for Ugandan school teachers
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Pacific Link proposal reduces social housing
Rubbish spoils thoroughfare to beach
Repeating an action and expecting a different result?
Council has always been opposed to Wallarah 2
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Woy Woy Hospital to receive four new nurses
Clowns entertain aged care residents
Golf club donates pumps for 'chemo at home'
Hosts wanted for mental health barbecues
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Two contribute to award-winning film
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School adopts web software for administrative efficiency
Laptops and smartboards usher in new era
Leave precious items at home, parents warned
Canteen manager celebrates 25 years
Sunscreen and mosquito repellent use encouraged
Learning to make sushi
Annabelle returns with medals
Student artworks chosen for regional exhibition
School library transformed to match book fair theme
Charlotte receives scholarship for further education
Parents reminded about cycling helmets
Students selected for mentoring program
A taste of rugby league
Praise for settling in quickly
Splash-A-Thon to be held at Umina
Education department officials visit school
Staff win first round of volleyball tournament
Four well-being programs are offered
Science and technology program for indigenous girls
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Umina boxers in Olympic qualifying round
Soccer club rejoins Premier League after 30 years
Social cup celebrates 40 years of touch football
Spirit beaten for minor premiership in narrow win
Surf club member to provide livestream coverage
Pirates win medals in country championships
Narrowly beaten for bronze
Surf club mourns loss of long-time member
Major Fours hotly contested

Narrowly beaten for bronze

Umina's Jemma Smith has returned from the 2020 Oceania Canoe Sprint Championships, having narrowly been beaten for bronze medals in two events.

Held from February 12 to 16 at the Sydney International Regatta Centre, Jemma competed for Avoca Kayak Club in the Women's Open and 23-and-Under divisions.

Jemma's first event was the Women's Open K1 500.

She made it to the semi-finals where she placed seventh but did not qualify for the final.

She then competed in the direct final of the Women's 23-and-Under K2 500 event with clubmate Georgia Sinclair, where they were narrowly beaten to the bronze medal by the South Australian pair of Caitlin Webber and Francesca Kidd by less than two seconds.

The pair then competed in the Women's Open k2 500 together and looked to be contenders throughout the heats, never falling outside of a top four position and even placing second in their semi-final but were outclassed in the final by a strong international field and placed eight.

The Jemma-Georgia duo then teamed up with the South Australians that bested them in the Women's 23-and-Under K2 500 for the Women's Open K4 500 and were again narrowly beaten to the bronze by a combined NSW-QLD team.

Jemma ended her run through the championships with an eight in the Women's Open K1 200.

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