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10 Jan 2022
Case numbers grow by almost 1000 in a week
'Stay calm' despite rising cases, says Crouch
Hospital offers new patients rapid antigen tests
Staff member tests positive at aged care home
Several aged care staff test positive
Aged care home creates email address for families
Positive test at Ettalong school
Festival postponed at last minute due to Omicron cases
Surf club postpones five events due to Covid uncertainty
Cycling group issues guidelines with high case numbers
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Resident recognised as 'legendary community volunteer'
Umina CWA Christmas activities
Online guide to wildflowers upgraded for holidays
Tree lovers respond to tree rescue call
Woy Woy Bay wharf celebration
Produce swap
Toastmasters return to face-to-face
'Look around Pearl Beach' - GUST urges
Two wet months bring year's total close to average
No mention of Woy Woy in fast rail announcement
Two-storey dual occupancy proposed for Murray St
Pearl Beach talk about regenerative design
Raft of council plans on show ahead of rate rise move
Book brings to life disadvantage of Stolen Generations
Peninsula needs its own planning framework
Respect the real Australia
Farnell Rd lights will not help traffic flow
Government and council roadside advertising a waste
New chief executive at aged care home
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The Bays Art Show to go ahead
Parents urged to buy stationery at January sales
Woy Woy uniform orders taken from January 19
Year 7 uniforms available from next Monday
Jaylen's achievement in Bradman Cup carnival
Large bridge field for New Year's Cup
Ride to Gosford and back
Interest sought in operating canteen
Southern Spirit to hold annual eight-a-side day
Southern and Ettalong seeks a gear manager
First interclub bridge competition in two years
Senior cricket resumes
Minor singles played at Umina
Triples final at Umina bowling club
Soccer club seeks authors of clubhouse graffiti
Athletes wanted for regional championships
Pre-season soccer training starts

Respect the real Australia

There are many new residents arriving on the Peninsula and in the Bays.

They were probably attracted to the area because of the natural beauty but like many of us they might not realise that we must be aware of certain things in order to keep it that way.For instance, the great display of yellow coreopsis along the verges are not a native flower. They are a weed.

I loved having agapanthus in bloom at Christmas but it is essential to dead head them after flowering. This is the same for many plants.

Perhaps people forget that pets must by law be controlled in their owner's yard.

Cats particularly must be kept indoors for they kill many thousands of native species per year.

I watched a local dog in the Bays chasing the lyrebird round and round in a frenzy. It was very distressing.

The very soil must be treated with respect, for it contains many microbes, fungi and worms. We cannot live without this fantastic bio diversity.

Australia Day is fast approaching.

We don't want to fly the flag and sing the anthem and think of ourselves as proud Australians, if we are not respecting the natural environment, the real Australia which doesn't just consist of koalas.

We share this planet with many other species all of great importance.

Happy Australia Day.

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