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19 Oct 2020
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Council seeks $100M loan 'to maintain liquidity'
Government won't 'bail out' Council, says Crouch
Not clear whether Murphy was advised of financial crisis
West Ward councillor response to council financial crisis
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Heritage ferry has its engine replaced
Peninsula has highest numbers of elderly,
Wheelchair converted to multi-purpose cart
Provisional driver charged following Pearl Beach crash
Elections to be held for Ettalong Diggers
Alcohol-free zones are re-established
Construction certificate issued for three units
Application to renovate Booker Bay marina
New proposal received for Ettalong site
Water mostly good for swimming, says council report
Path to be built at Pearl Beach?
Application for two-lot subdivision
Bridge club to seek review of community centre use
Umina to host women's network meeting
Ride to Work Day ride
Raffle held in lieu of Opera in the Arboretum
Rotary club plans to start dementia cafe
Rotary members celebrate hat day
High tea at the arboretum
Raffle raises almost $3000 for Pearl Beach hall
Club hears about Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Almost no rain falls
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Beachgoers deserve to feel safe
Inconvenient track work
Fake traffic studies for development applications?
Coronavirus prevention more luck than good practice
No reason why bridge ritual should not continue
Getting rid of states has complications
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Infectious visitors 'no risk', says health chief
Meditation group to raise funds for Lifeline
Hospital encourages traditional mental health therapies
Grant improves the walk to podiatry service
Eczema sufferer takes advantage of telehealth
Donations received for children's charity
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Folk club to hold first live concert since restrictions
Koala painting donated to arboretum
Art trail was 'well received'
Art gallery returns to regular hours
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College delivered football course online
Breakfast club to run four days a week
Band practice resumes
Mobile dental clinic expected at Ettalong next month
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Jemma Smith to compete with Newport
Plans for 'spot' skatepark in Woy Woy or Ettalong
Lachlan helps save Port Jackson sharks
Umina United takes over-45s title
Teeball and modball players wanted
Veteran Pairs bowls finals
Disabled Surfers cancel December event

Meditation group to raise funds for Lifeline

A Umina meditation group is taking part in a "28 For 28" campaign to raise funds for the Lifeline telephone crisis support service.

The group, which holds Saturday morning meditation sessions at Ocean Beach, is asking people to meditate for 10 minutes and donate a dollar day for 28 days to raise $28 for Lifeline- the amount it costs Lifeline to answer each crisis call.

The Umina group or "crew" is part of the Sydney-based Making Meditation Mainstream organisation which aims to create a global meditation movement "in response to escalating suicide rates and mental health challenges experienced in our communities".

The organisation sees meditation as "a deeply supportive practice that can nurture a person's connection to self, to mother nature and to each other".

The campaign to raise money for Lifeline is supported by Member for Gosford Ms Liesl Tesch.

She said Lifeline Australia provided a much-needed service in the community, receiving a call every 30 seconds from people who were in crisis.

"A dollar a day to potentially save someone's life is a dollar well spent in my opinion and I will continue to support the campaign," Ms Tesch said.

Making Meditation Mainstream holds a free sunrise beach meditation session at 6:30am each Saturday at Ocean Beach.

"The local instructors do an astounding job and radiate so much positivity in their sessions, encouraging others to think about their mental state," Ms Tesch said.

"The sessions provide an outlet and community for so many who have a passion for meditation and for those who just want to see what it's all about."





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