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15 Jun 2021
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Council asked to rezone recreation land to residential
Tesch urges more consultation on Blackwall Rd
Ettalong wins tourism town itinerary award
Memorial Ave in CEN 'green community space' list
Call for holiday park to employ lifeguards
Power line tree-trimming trial starts on Peninsula
Bays group calls for slower, courteous driving
Empire Bay doctor receives Queens Birthday Honour
Casuarinas planted at arboretum
Stalls to continue on bacon and egg roll day
Courtesy bus 'back and running'
Event recognises Eric Tweedale's role in RSL
Hand tools still skilfully used
Helpers hear of programs funded by Red Shield appeal
Men's Shed makes library boxes
Microplastics workshop at Patonga
Uniting church elects elders and church councillors
Voucher expiry extended
Minister attends preaching conference
Rotary Club raises $7000 in Red Shield collection
Rotary club represented at plaque unveiling
Yoga held at Memorial Ave reserve
Just 21mm so far in 'wettest' month
But I sent it in! To us?
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Dual occupancy proposed in Booker Bay
Peninsula loses 0.6Ha open space a year to granny flats
To be advertised
Application for dual occupancy in Norman St
Recreation zone 'inappropriate' and 'not needed'
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Petition for action against Indian mynahs
We need a spreadsheet and an economic argument
Petrol prices: Something rotten in the State of Denmark
Gun barrel developments create future ghettos
Shipping container should be removed
Labor and Green councillors should be held accountable
We have nobody to blame but ourselves
Who covers flooding and draining costs?
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Aged care staff 'unable to access Covid vaccine'
Aged card accommodation 'locked down'
Activities team nominated for industry award
Made for memory support unit
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Auntie Di to launch book about her life
The New Graces to feature at folk club
Indian embroidery presentation
Scholarships won at Pearl Beach concerts
Featured artist
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Police on bicycle helmet patrol
School bands perform at Umina
Mr Betts leads the school
School canteen is a learning facility
Umina school holds athletics carnival
Attempt to reduce need for casual teachers
Teachers to use communication platform
Wins in two out of three games
Teacher training for more active students
Kindergarten information sessions
Learning the Darkinjung language
Students meet community members
Oz Tag boys win through to State championship
Pyjama day for Coast Shelter
Raising money for drink refill stations
Relieving college principal appointed until end of term
Runner to compete in State championship
Staff to wear special shirts on Wednesdays
Entire school attends Wellbeing Show
School starts worm farms
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Peninsula surf club members win Central Coast awards
Ettalong Eagles bowlers make it to zone singles finals
Lions trouble Terrigal in hard-fought rugby match
Former Woy Woy bowlers take out Everglades Pairs
Shane is Ettalong Major Singles champion
West Ham talent camp returns
Umina grade four side takes pennant
Volunteers allow soccer goal purchase
Men of League hold annual bowls day
Soccer goalposts repaired
Umina holds inaugural two-bowl graded triples challenge
Umina Major Pairs games
Netball results
Good bridge results in online and country competition

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Ettalong wins tourism town itinerary award

Ettalong has won a "judges' choice" award in the Top Tourism Town Awards at the Local Government NSW Destination and Visitor Economy Conference in Port Macquarie. While missing out on the Top Tourism Town award itself, Ettalong picked up an award for the "most compelling itinerary".

NSW Tourism Industry Council executive manager Mr Greg Binskin said the judges chose to make unexpected extra awards after being impressed by the high quality of the entries,

"Entrants submitted a short video, itinerary and editorial article which was reviewed by a

judging committee of 14 industry experts and it was always going to be very competitive with a field of 52 nominations," Mr Binskin said.

"The public then had their say, with more than 15,000 people casting a vote for their Top Tourism Town."

Judges' Choice awards were made for most inspiring editorial and most captivating video, as well as most compelling itinerary.

Ettalong's three-day itinerary starts with a morning coffee, and a bike ride along the Esplanade, followed by a visit to the Sicilian bakery.

An afternoon spa is then followed by an evening restaurant meal, staying overnight at the Mantra resort.

Breakfast at another coffee shop is followed by a morning on the water and a wholesome kiosk lunch.

The afternoon is spent at Ettalong markets, and dinner in a restaurant in the complex, the night is spent there as well.

The third day starts with visiting one-of-a-kind shops in Ocean View Rd, before "padding the waterways".

Lunch at a tea house is followed by a visit to Mt Ettalong.

After dinner at an Italian restaurant, thre itinerary suggests a stay in "the neighbouring village" of Umina Beach.





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