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19 Apr 2021
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Persson calls for administration while merger proceeds
Crouch to petition Minister for public inquiry into council
Mingaletta in consortium to deliver housing program
Tickets provided for Anzac services
Climber taken to hospital with multiple injuries
Titanic Dinner was 'fabulously successful'
Palm tree installed during the night
First concert after aged care home lockdown
Community group joins in bank celebrations
Book fair raises $8500
Rotary club views stained-glass panels
Minister seeks ideas for church statement of purpose
Tesch calls for grant applications
CWA branch to hold second stall
CWA branch seeks support for grant application
Multi-unit development proposal retains existing house
New council chief has rebuilt councils, says Crouch
Panel denies planning document exhibition problems
Medical centre plan 'designed to maximise site usage'
Decision on Mrs Wilson's Shop is deferred
Government reviews planning provision variations
Tree group calls for submissions on State design policy
'Excellent' water quality in Booker and Woy Woy Bays
First transfer made
Bays group gears up for more events
Star jumps at PCYC
Bags of food for Coast Shelter
Busy Easter weekend for Marine Rescue
St John youth group gathering
Easter eggs to competition winners
Rotary member attends world service conference
Anzac service at Pearl Beach
CWA members have history of quilting
Road safety forum at Gosford
Small businesses should apply for rebate, says Tesch
Charities share in profits
Little rain in last three weeks
Precedents take over from planning provisions
Creating a safe world for politicians and developers
When 8-4=0: 'No cuts' to ABC budget
Cumulative impact of Council decisions not considered
Best of friends
Rugs and blankets donated to palliative care project
The face of a new service at Woy Woy
Staying active is key to preventing falls
Buggy rides a regular event
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Jewellery class finishes term one
Visit to Monet exhibition at Moore Park
Writers' festival program is released
College wins ribbons at Royal Easter Show
Students receive White Cards and barista certificates
Catholic school enrolments open
Community childcare to hold annual meeting
Schools to receive new roofs
College cross country attracts 200 students
Students set sights on goalball championships
Pre-schoolers have a look inside worm farm
Cross country carnival at Woy Woy South
Young official of the year
Umina hold junior presentation day
Bailey Meti wins Singles event in state championships
President's Cup bridge results
Mixed pairs bridge championship
First trial game
Lessons on bridge cardplay strategy
Southern Spirit to hold presentation nights
Under-10 girls selected for Central Coast girls' team
Pennant wins to Ettalong Eagles
First round loss for Woy Woy Lions
Rugby League results
Umina bowls results


Busy Easter weekend for Marine Rescue

Marine Rescue Central Coast has reported that the Easter long weekend was a busy time for the service.

"Our crews and radio operators were incredibly busy over the three days, receiving multiple calls for assistance from people having issues such as engine failure and running out of petrol," said volunteer Ms Megan Loaney.

"The amount of debris in our waterways at the moment has been phenomenal," she said.

"Our crews have been picking up large loads of wood, palettes, large tree limbs and even a section of plastic slide from a playground.

On Easter Saturday morning, a rescue vessel was tasked to assist an 11-metre ketch that was having engine difficulties.

The vessel was located just near Anderson's Boat Hire at Ettalong, and it was pictured being towed to Killcare Marina.

On the following Friday, April 9, the service had a call from a boat where the skipper was having issues with the engine on his boat.

A rescue crew was called to assist the boater who was drifting, just off Box Head.

"One of our radio operators put a navigational warning out over the radio to ask nearby boaters for assistance, while our crew made their way there.'

The call was heeded and another boat took the distressed vessel under tow, until Marine Rescue arrived.

The following evening, three people on board a small yacht were reported to have grounded between Pearl Beach and Patonga, having activated their EPIRB.

Marine Rescue Hawkesbury as well as water police and a rescue helicopter responded.

The police and helicopter ambulance departed when the occupants were found on land at Pearl Beach.

The crew from Marine Rescue Hawkesbury was stood down because it is too risky to attempt to recover the yacht.

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