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16 Nov 2020
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Peninsula News is still here
Remembrance Day ceremony held at Ettalong
Umina Mall demolition makes way for new centre
Fire hazard reduction burns planned for The Bays
Blackwall Mountain 'severely damaged', says Trust
Ettalong Bowls Club weathers coronavirus pandemic
Information centre receives level two accreditation
Bridge Warriors renew letter-writing campaign
Council backs off on street tree planting
Men's Shed to hold garage sale in former car yard
Restrictions impact school farm operation, Rotary told
New graduate appointed to Umina fire station
Survey to understand arboretum use
Rotary holds christmas tree sale
Litter collected from Woy Woy Bay
Continued success with bacon and egg rolls
Help sought to locate missing man
Fire brigade holds 'relay training'
Group pursues environmental options
Historic newsletters wanted
Letters to let people know they are not forgotten
Opera raffle closes next week
Safer driver's course offered through PCYC
More than $6000 raised in Cup sweep for Rotary
Bags being filled with toiletries
Markets held at Umina
Almost 40mm in 13 days
Were mergers really making councils 'fit for future'?
A complete bungle on the part of the Council
Aged care home resumes bus outings
Christmas drummer bear included in decorations
Aged care residents buy ECG machine
Bently is 'cutest pet'
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Hoping mural will be the first of many
Author launches new children's book
Vice-captain appointed to Minister's steering committee
New building planned for Ettalong school
Woy Woy campus captains chosen
School seeks voluntary ethics teachers
Nominations open for SRC and school captains
Students were voluntary referees
Preschool children plant vegetables and flowers
Learning about the life cycle of silkworms
'Naughty or nice' fundraiser
Students tutored in lawn bowls
Swimming zone champions receive certificates
Rugby league and touch teams make it to the finals
Umina United women win soccer grand final
Daniel celebrates his 100th First Grade game
Women's bowls club celebrates 61st birthday
State bowls championships to be held at Ettalong
Representative netball players selected
Southern Spirit cricket results
With more players, four Ducks teams are fielded
Christmas Party entries close early
Bicycle group holds 'coffee cruise'

Peninsula News is still here

What's happening with Peninsula News?

Peninsula News is still here and will continue into the future. We are not shutting down.

We have fewer pages at present due to a change in production arrangements, but - with the help of the Peninsula community - we expect to build the newspaper back up to its previous size over time.

A voluntary non-profit com-munity group has owned and operated Peninsula News over the past 21 years, and continues under the leadership of its founding editor Mark Snell.

It will continue with the same editorial policies that have seen it develop an extraordinary level of recognition, appreciation and support over the years: comprehensive and exclusive coverage of news relevant to the Peninsula, encouragement of well-informed discussion of issues affecting our future locally. What are the changes?

As you may have read in the last issue of Peninsula News, the long-standing arrangement we had with Central Coast Newspapers to produce Peninsula News on our behalf has come to an end.

The new owner of Central Coast Newspapers told us he was not willing to continue the arrangement that we had with the previous owner Mr Cec Bucello.

What we did not know at the time was that Central Coast Newpapers was planning to bring out a newspaper in competition with Peninsula News - the Pelican Post.

Under the previous arrangement, Mr Bucello bore the costs of production but was able to retain all advertising revenue. This arrangement meant that we were able to concentrate on the quality of the news content of Peninsula News, without needing to attend to the commercial realities of the operation.

However, it also meant that, when we were faced with having to "go it alone", we were left without the advertising that businesses had previously placed with Peninsula News.

We are now having to re-establish these relationships directly with those concerned. Help and support needed

Peninsula News is now being researched, written, designed, printed and distributed and advertising raised by volunteers from our not-for-profit community group, The Peninsula's Own News Service Inc, and its supporters.

Your help and support is needed, while we establish our own commercial operation, and 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.

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ADVERTISING: Please consider advertising and encourage local businesses to advertise with us. Contact us at or call us on 4342 5333.

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