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12 Feb 2024
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Year 10 students spend first day at new campus
'Pre-consultation' starts for community land review
'Is Ocean Beach sea wall still planned?' ACF group asks
Prime Minister has Medicare cake in Umina
Peninsula groups to pilot local energy trading network
Everglades opens grant applications*
Plenty of activities at Patonga fire station
Craft day held on long weekend
Talks to help residents become energy efficient
Dunecare work resumes
Umina CWA to hold fabric sale
Ferries diverted to Patonga*
Reminder of the world's oldest living culture
Report of Australia Day fireworks grass fire*
Local Member presents flags for Australia Day*
Food donations delivered*
Jam will be made on Thursday*
Lunch club meets on the first Monday*
Marine Rescue unit has busy Australia Day weekend
Ettalong mural is finished*
Sensitive storytime at Woy Woy library
Group to discuss Tao Te Ching*
Fire brigade holds training night*
January records 99mm rainfall
Affordable housing proposal has 17 one-bedroom units
Proposal to replace one 'gun-barrel' with another
CEN announces campaign to fix planning scheme
Blanket planning rules could change the Peninsula
Miticide used for varroa mite
'Cinderalla' reserve should be community land
Fortress mentality widespread within Council
Most complaints about Central Coast Council*
Celebrating her 105th birthday
Charity bowls day raises $1035
Retirement village residents celebrate Australia Day
Psychiatry specialist joins hospital team
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Patchwork group 'happy to be back'
Little Theatre holds free play readings
New silvercraft tutor starts at arts and crafts centre
'Rising star' to perform at Opera in the Arboretum*
Little Theatre announces 2024 season
Free basket and textiles project starts for women
Cross country training starts at Woy Woy South
Reminder to update phone app
Professional learning for school staff
Families will 'meet the teacher'
Students finish Year 6 typing faster than they write
Fours championship bowls final played at Umina
Woy Woy Wolves open baseball registration
Rugby club to celebrate 50 years*
Bunnies start 'boot bank'
Bridge club plays Australia Day pairs
Junior registration days for Umina Bunnies*
Canoe club to host regatta at Patonga
Floorball starts tomorrow*
Grommets' start delayed*
Kane Williams signs with Roosters*
Junior rugby players help at Mary Mac's*
Umina life savers spend at day at The Entrance
Pool 'regularly unavailable' over next five weeks
Grant for cricket pitch roller
Woy Woy Rugby holds annual sports luncheon*
Women rugby players 'better get in quick'
New team formation process at Southern and Ettalong
Umina hosts regional surf boat event*
Girls should give Aussie Rules a try, says Liesl Tesch
Swiss pairs results after three matches*
Umina United announces women's coach*



Marine Rescue unit has busy Australia Day weekend

A 6.3m Bar Crusher, estimated to cost $150,000, nearly became the latest Brisbane Water shipwreck, when it ran out of fuel off Box Head on the Australia Day weekend.

Marine Rescue Central Coast responded on Friday afternoon to a Mayday call which came from the skipper of the vessel with four people on board.

He advised the craft was being drawn to the rocks east of Box Head.

Conditions on Brisbane Water were 20 - 25 knots north-westerly winds and half metre seas.

Marine Rescue's rescue craft Central Coast 21 was dispatched from the Point Clare base, reaching the distressed vessel within 25 minutes.

When the crew arrived, the wind had shifted to a south-westerly blowing around 20-25 knots, tide was ebb and the seas were two to three metres on the bar and 1.5 to two metres in Broken Bay.

The vessel in danger was located about 300m east of Box Head and a line was attached before being towed to the leeward side of Lion Island, then waiting for about 10 minutes to hand over the tow to another boat from the Hawkesbury Unit.

It took the vessel south of Brooklyn, back to the Parsley Bay ramp which is located southwest of Flat Rock Point.

Marine Rescue Central Coast returned to the Point Clare base at about 5pm.

An unusual rescue came in the form from a canoe with father and two daughters aboard, set to enjoy the sights of Waterfall Bay.

Unfortunately, the wind picked up, preventing paddle power from adequately pushing the trio of adventurers to return to Woy Woy Bay.

Marine Rescue Central Coast's rescue jetskis CC10 and CC11 were dispatched to the site and towed the adventurous trio to safety.

A small yacht ran aground on the western side of St Huberts Island, which was also freed with the help of the jetskis.

The skipper got his crew to make up a bridle that could be attached to the two rear winches of the yacht and then attached to the towline to pull the yacht out backwards.

Marine Rescue Central Coast is currently looking for new volunteers and will be holding an information evening on Thursday, February 8, with a second session set for Saturday, February 10.

For more information, contact the Point Clare base on 4337 9600 or read the MRCC Facebook page.

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