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02 Nov 2020
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Peninsula News goes it alone
Council is suspended for three months
Diggers announces financial recovery
Ettalong Diggers reports $2.2M drop in profits
Plans available for three-storey Ettalong development
New application for Mrs Wilson's Shop
Construction certificate issued for nursing home
Work may commence on Umina shopfront
Woy Woy lanes may be declared alcohol-free
Work proceeds on shopping centre carpark
Management program to include local coastal zones
ACF branch calls for long-term beach management
Beach quality on the improve, says report
Council adopts land transaction policy
Marquart resigns from council
Woy Woy tip could be major 'energy from waste' site
New waste education facility for Woy Woy tip
MP joins bicycle road safety campaign
A 87-year-old man dies after crash, 91-year-old charged
Rugs donated for Clown Doctors
Meals on Wheels chief speaks to Rotary club
Two groups receive share of $1000 donation
Lions club plans its regular sale of Christmas cakes
Association changes safety plan to allow people in hall
Ettalong Diggers directors positions are filled
Ettalong business expands despite pandemic
James wins Pride of Workmanship award
Kiosk windows smashed by bottles and rocks
Ferries diverted
October's rainfall exceeds 160mm
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Author distributes Spanish flu book locally
Double standards on kerb and guttering
What was Government's role in Council downturn?
Covid 'net effect' costs aged care provider $1M to June
Upgrades are focus of aged care provider annual report
Driver airlifted to Sydney after Umina accident
New school crossing supervisor for Woy Woy
Enjoying ducklings at a distance
Students make parachutes
Class placement requests open until November 20
Ready for School program is ready to run
A focus on road, sun and water safety
Learning about snails
Bridge club to hold Melbourne Cup Pairs
Peninsula Ducks field their own softball teams
Gordon Ferguson receives Paul Harris Fellow
Semi-finals in Umina mixed pairs championships

Peninsula News goes it alone

This issue of Peninsula News is produced entirely by the voluntary non-profit community group that owns the newspaper, and its supporters.

The long-standing arrangement we have had with Central Coast Newspapers came to an end last week.

The association's commercial operator advised us that it would no longer produce the paper on our behalf.

Many readers may not be aware that Peninsula News, despite being our community's dedicated and trustworthy local newspaper for over 20 years, is owned by a community group, The Peninsula's Own News Service Inc.

Our aim has always been to provide a news service to the people of the Woy Woy Peninsula, as important social infrastructure for a healthy community.

Over the years, association members and others have put in thousands of hours of voluntary work to stay true to that objective.

Under Cec Bucello's ownership, Central Coast Newspapers was licensed to raise advertising in return for printing and distributing the paper, and covering running costs.

Since Cec has sold the business, we have been in negotiation with the new owner to reach an agreement to continue the previous arrangement.

Central Coast Newspapers has advised us on Tuesday, October 27, that it had decided it would no longer produce Peninsula News.

We were therefore placed in a position of having to produce the newspaper ourselves.

We were left without advertising or any news content that was sent to Central Coast Newspapers for inclusion in this edition of Peninsula News, and also without the support of their journalists who had previously helped.

Help and support needed for our own local newspaper

This issue of Peninsula News has been researched, written, designed, printed and distributed by our local, voluntary, not-for-profit community group and its supporters, and it returns to its base on the Peninsula.

Our news team now consists of a previous Peninsula News journalist, Jackie Pearson, and editor, Mark Snell, both working in a voluntary capacity.

They will also be handling advertising inquiries, at least in the short term.

Your help and support is needed, particularly while we get ourselves back on our feet.

We would welcome volunteers in all aspects of the newspaper's production, from news gathering and photography, in graphic design, advertising and administration, through to distribution.

Any support local individuals or organisations are able to provide would be greatly appreciated.

NEWS: For example, please send newsletters, media releases, news items or photographs as contributions to future editions to

ADVERTISING: Advertising rates will be no more costly than those under the previous arrangement. Please consider advertising and encourage local businesses to advertise with us. Contact us at for advertising or call us on 4342 5333

DISTRIBUTION: We are also looking for volunteers to help distribute the paper.

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