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11 Oct 2021
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Covid case numbers skyrocket with low vaccination rate
Wharf use delayed for ribbon-cutting photo, says Tesch
Vacancies at arboretum's bee hotel
Xenos, the 'ignitable liquid detection canine', helps out
Residents' association is incorporated
Vaccine numbers revised down, no jabs for a week?
Aboriginal health service holds first Umina vaccinations
Historic ferry soon to return to service
Seal colony visits Brisbane Water
Rotary club collects men's and women's products
Tree group encourages verge planting in 'fish streets'
Council tree planting used as shade tree example
Asset protection zone mapped
Outdated phones and laptops wanted
Holiday program held online
Talking like a pirate
Historical sites sought for plaques program
Seed library starts at community garden
Activity bags made for Coast Shelter in record time
'Full house' online at Ettalong Toastmasters
Berejiklian departure is 'loss of talent', says Tesch
Umina and Woy Woy markets to return in December
September rainfall total down by a quarter
Collapse  PLANNING PLANNING
Pearl Beach group claims planning provisions 'ignored'
New proposal for five units in South St
Six two-storey units proposed for Booker Bay
Collapse  FORUM FORUM
Thanks for the vaccination calculations
Glasgow conference is important to the Peninsula
Highrise foreshore development has me worried
Collapse  HEALTH HEALTH
Aged care visitors must be fully-vaccinated
Hospital seeks nursing graduates
Aged care home promotes its French chef
Collapse  ARTS ARTS
Craft centre awaits further easing of restrictions
Collapse  EDUCATION EDUCATION
Students become pen pals of nursing home residents
Year 12 students may access school from next week
Revised access plan for Ettalong school
Kindergarten information
Making recycled paper
Kindergarten enrolments at Woy Woy South
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Bowls resumes at Umina Beach
Tribute paid to club patron and 'legend'
Shipping container sought while clubhouse is rebuilt
Netball association announces annual meeting date

Outdated phones and laptops wanted

The Rotary Club of Brisbane Water is seeking donations of outdated and unwanted phones and laptops for people escaping domestic violence.

Club president Ms Cherie Simpson and vice-president Ms Jayne Mote recently handed over seven phones and one laptop to Ettalong charity The Peninsula Lighthouse.

Lighthouse chief executive Ms Natasha McDowell said the phones and laptops would be cleaned and set up for use for domestic violence victims who could no longer use their existing devices as they faced cyber-bullying from their perpetrators, as well as their whereabouts being easy to track.

"There has been an increase in domestic violence cases during Covid lockdown so more help is needed for people to stay safe," Ms McDowell said.

The Lighthouse "guides people through the storm of trauma and abuse with counselling, practical help and referral to appropriate agencies", she said.

The Rotary has "answered the call" to help these vulnerable people by donating old mobile phones and laptops," Ms Simpson said.

"There will be more to come."

Anyone wanting to donate old phones or laptops should contact Jayne Mote on 0405 714 289.

For further information about the Peninsula Lighthouse, phone 0417 472 374 or email peninsulalighthouse.org





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