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Collapse Issue 493:<br />4 May 2020<br />_____________Issue 493:
4 May 2020
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Petrol is cheaper at Broken Hill than on the Peninsula
Nine groups granted a total of almost $200,000
Bridge safety plan 'overkill', says association
Permission obtained for remembrance activities
John Twiner pays his respects
Council provides financial relief to ratepayers
Cancelled event turns a profit for thankful Rotary club
Community groups ask visitors to stay at home
Repairs made to walking track in national park
The Bays residents' lives change dramatically
Group asks residents to remain vigilant against weed
Travel card eligibility widened
Cafe closes after suffering break-in
Driest fortnight this year
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Ratepayers are becoming desperate
Confidence wanted in council management of funds
Work from home after lockdown ends
Esplanade footpath needs access for scooters and bikes
Extended library services should be expanded
Fuel profiteering as we are asked to pull together
Queensland Council installs toilet soap dispensers
Council replies to toilet letter
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Pearl Beach resident starts online support group
New aged care wing to be named Pozieres House
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Little Theatre turns to video conferencing
Carol's quilting selected for Australasian finals
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Students' return based on house groups
Students to be continue to study online
Work packs prepared for five weeks
Umina campus starts staged returns next Monday
School canteen to re-open on Monday
Preschool will meet in groups of 10
Pick-up process changed at Woy Woy South
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Killcare Surf Life Saving Club reports active season
Bay-to-Bay run cancelled
Cricket awards held by social media live stream
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Hoop pines planted to represent Woy Woy's fallen

Driest fortnight this year

Only 10mm of rain fell in the last two weeks of April, the driest fortnight this year, according to figures supplied by Mr Jim Morrison of Umina.

Total rainfall for April was 96.1mm, 35 per cent below the average of 148mm for the month.

The March quarter this year was the wettest in 15 years, with a total of 731mm compared to an average of 418mm.

This was 75 per cent above average.

Despite the low rainfall for the second half of April, the rainfall total for the first four months was the second greatest in 15 years.

The total at the end of April was 827.4mm, 46 per cent above the average at the end of April of 566mm.

The only year to have more rainfall at the end of April was 2015 when the figure was 944.9mm.





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