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31 May 2021
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Residents to pay $8M more after 42.1 per cent rate rise
Rate rise is Liberal Merger Tax, says Tesch
Public inquiry into council is open for submissions
Crouch urges residents to make inquiry submissions
Greens to start de-merger petitions
Administrator's 'facts' are wrong, says community group
Rotary club to hold book fair at PCYC
Men's Shed to hold annual sale
Arboretum receives 'koala song meter'
Open space policies under threat, says green group
Strategy lists 21 playgrounds but 20-year wait for others
Tree group gives reasons for saving council reserves
Petition to save Memorial Ave reserve sent to council
Rotary donates $1000 to each of five community groups
Tea Cosy Expo with Devonshire Teas
Fishing club donates to Vietnam veterans
Student driving course available free of charge
Special Rotary evening
Lion Island penguins benefit from Hawkesbury cleanup
Preschoolers use their own Opal cards
PCYC calls for volunteers
Encouragement to buy locally
Pearl Beach pool cleaned
Gabrielle named Volunteer of the Year
Tesch calls for support for oyster growers
MP hopeful that doctor shortage is lessening
Wednesday Wanderers travel to Davistown
New restaurant
Year's rainfall is spot on average
Details of five-storey Umina proposal available
CEN criticises 'excessive' approval of non-compliance
Contribution requirement reduced by $1200
More time for comment after portal anomalies revealed
Three townhouses proposed for sub-standard site
Flats proposal still in pre-lodgement review
Urgency to protect what green spaces we have left
State policy to protect and invest in open space
Council threat to mental and physical health and welfare
Put toll on M1 to pay council's debts
Reserve is oasis in rotting neighbourhood
Why not solar panels at carpark?
Austin Butler land should not be sold
Regional plan requires investment in open space
Breastscreen bus at Woy Woy for June
Hospital is supported by 17 volunteers
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Folk club holds house concert
Ephemeral art trail to be held over three weeks
Coastal Twist Festival preparation starts
Charli Grant appointed to Minister's student council
Umina campus students walk to Patonga
Last day for scholarship applications
Students visit Newcastle stadium for numeracy day
Whole school listens to book reading in space
Defeated in penalty shoot-out
Office staff thanked on Public Education Day
Dress rehearsal for dance performances
Three dance groups attend dress rehearsals
Outing to the shops
A virtual classroom hosts cattle farmer
Charity bowls raises $32,600
Grade 6 Pennant comes down to the wire for Umina
Ettalong Red loses to Bateau Bay for Grade 7 pennant
Slow start for Woy Woy in hard-fought encounter
Hornsby rubgy union victory in round seven
Tour de Central Coast stages to start at Woy Woy
Restricted bridge championship winners
Ducks elect new committee
Apply for funding, now, says Tesch



Slow start for Woy Woy in hard-fought encounter

Kariong defeated Woy Woy at Woy Woy Oval in round eight of Central Coast Rugby Union on Saturday, May 29, running out winners by 48 points to 19.

It was an important victory for Kariong, according to rugby union president Mr Larry Thomson.

"This was another hard-fought encounter for the entire 80 minutes but it was Kariong who were always ahead on the scoreboard.

"Kariong got away to a great start in the match and were able to cross for several early tries.

"They had scored three tries, and led by 19 points to nil, before Woy Woy were able to post any of their points.

"It was a slow start by Woy Woy and not one that they wanted.

"But Kariong did play extremely well in those opening stages of the contest.

"A further converted try was scored by each team before halftime, for Kariong to go the halftime break leading by 26 points to 7.

"It was a very handy lead for Kariong, one which they maintained for the rest of the match.

"The second half was a far more even affair but the result had already gone to the visiting team.

"It was an important victory Kariong after two very close losses in recent weeks.

"The win places Kariong in second spot on the ladder in what is proving one of their best seasons in years.

"Woy Woy will continue to threaten this year and will be a danger for all teams for the remainder of the year.

"Woy Woy was best served by No.8 Philip Shaw, flanker Jazper Doak-Stride and fullback Marcus Hundt."

Woy Woy's score of 19 comprised tries by Ratu Neori Qiokata, Philip Shaw and Kabati Matanakilagi and two conversions by Corby Delaforce.

In the Premier 2 game, Kariong 53 defeated Woy Woy 7.

In the Women's competition, Gosford-Woy Woy 48 defeated Kariong 10.

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