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War memorial to get a facelift
Crouch defends need for $7 million roundabout
Bays group has second attempt to elect committee
Community group seeks upgrade to pedestrian crossing
Roadwork funding for Hillview St and North Burge Rd
Council introduces tree register nomination fee
Residents call for Umina Mall buildings to be razed
Free wifi at Woy Woy station
Coastal open space retained in planning statement
Volunteer-run club aims to raise $100,000
Woy Woy tip fees help fund Council solar power project
Councillors to vote on own pay rise
Opposition leader joins Tesch in preschool call
Harwin reinstated as State Government Minister
Maurie Ellis dies - 60 years on the Peninsula
Rotary club holds virtual dog show
New Rotary club keeps most of board for second year
Community group restarts its dunecare program
Bays bushcare group resumes
Garden tour and induction day
Association re-opens Wagstaffe Hall
Charity group holds gathering at Hardys Bay
Wagstaffe Square revitalisation continues
Help wanted for Pretty Beach bushcare
A chance to work in the 'most incredible locations'
Public transport capacity limits eased
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Lockdown library service appreciated
We are losing trees in reserves and on private land
Shuddered at Mt Ettalong Reserve plan
Does Council respond any better than Planning Panel?
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Tesch calls for funding for mental health organisation
Shopping centre donates $3500 to community nurses
Aged care executive says bonus splits workforce
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Young Umina actor to take lead role in Kings Cross play
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Students celebrate International Mud Day
Search finds no asbestos contamination
School planning welcomed at Woy Woy
Education Week to be shared online at Woy Woy South
School to hold kindergarten student interviews
School sets new dates for school photographs
Normal school library rules to apply next term
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Two bowlers could be in both pairs and singles finals
Singles and pairs played at Ettalong
Netball association seeks vice-president

Help wanted for Pretty Beach bushcare

The Wagstaffe-Killcare Community Association is calling on volunteers to help the Pretty Beach Bushcare group with is work along the waterfront dog track between Pretty Beach and Hardys Bay.

The group meet every Monday at the dog track 2 - 4 pm.

"It is a small friendly group and newcomers are very welcome," said Bushcare member Ms Toni Trent.

"No experience is necessary and you will learn about native plants and how to identify and eradicate weeds.

"Any time you can give will help to rescue the native vegetation that supports the local wild life.

"We are currently targeting bidens pilosa, commonly known as Farmers Friend.

"This weed is detested by every Bushcare volunteer and home gardener.

"There is nothing attractive about this weed.

"It is native to the Americas and is an erect densely hairy woody plant with branching habit to about 1m high.

"It has a small yellow flower and the seeds are black, about one centimetre long, with two or three barbed awns at the tip.

"These black burrs adhere to clothing, shoes, pet fur and skin.

"It is also a prolific seeder and will rapidly spread, dominating areas and squeezing out the native plants," Ms Trent said.

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