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12 Jul 2021
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Audit finds Woy Woy car spaces will cost $211,000 each
Ferry service abandons pet ban plan
'We cannot afford to be complacent' - Crouch
CWA still waiting for compensation for wharf land
Group may ask for Bays roads to be 'shared zones'
CWA branch calls on council to be 'fair and transparent'
ACF branch calls for retention of playground and tree
Media release ignores facts of playground strategy
Palm Beach ferries diverted
Actions of first Administrator should be examined - CEN
Grants program opens with $900,000
Wicks wants the Central Coast 'a stand-alone region'
More improvements to Patonga hall
MPs call for more government support
Speed camera program raises fines not safety - Tesch
Use vouchers with local businesses, Tesch urges
MP runs colouring and drawing competition
Pearl Beach Challenge postponed due to lockdown
Rotary club takes 'Christmas' holiday
Six topics identified for church purpose statement
Umina Rotary hears about Clean4Shore success
Egg and bacon roll morning still planned
Garage sale might have been better with good weather
Date for fete at Patonga
Four books to discuss at next CWA book club
Guide dog puppy raising is 'giving back to community'
Bays group registers for QR code
A new theme for a new president
Leadership positions vacant at Baptist church
Tree lovers welcomed
Pandemic winner
Clean4shore to hold annual meeting
Rotary awards honorary memberships
Fellowship awarded to club treasurer
Plans to fly to England
Shops offer online ordering and contact-free pick-up
Thanks to Rotary club from Uganda
Little rain for start of July
Four-unit development proposed for Paul St
Planning comments may go unnoticed
Three-unit development proposed for Bowden Rd
Liquour licence applications considered
Go ahead given for Mutu St factory
Where are the commuter parking spaces?
No limit to high-handed council behaviour
Short-term gain at economic, social, environmental cost
Access is 'main obstacle' to aged care staff vaccination
Tribute paid to 'learned and loved older Australians'
A sign of brighter days ahead
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The Bays art show postponed until October
Dates set for rescheduled Bays art show
Bays' book on sale
Book launch postponed
Learning from home this week
Preschool celebrates Naidoc Week
Students sent letters about targeted programs
Bowls club raises $5000 on charity day
Cycling 'tour' continues
Cycling Tour duration extended
Tesch congratulates Wimbledon winners
Golf club publishes 10km map
Junior touch registrations start
Bowls clubs proceed with Mixed Kingfisher carnival
Oval availability welcomed
New infrastructure for soccer field
Tribute paid to Freddy Querruel
Southern Spirit registrations start for all teams
Tennis registration postponed
Umina surf club opens online registrations



Guide dog puppy raising is 'giving back to community'

Booker Bay resident Mr Graeme Hutchison says Guide Dog puppy raising was a way he could give back to the community with his time rather than money.

In a talk to the Rotary Club of Woy Woy, he said that he had had his 11 month old guide dog puppy Bowie since he was eight weeks old.

Bowie will be going back to the Guide Dog Centre at Glossodia near Windsor for his assessment in September, Mr Hutchison said.

He said he was able to continue, even though Covid meant he now had a restricted income, because most of the costs were covered by NSW Guide Dogs.

This included dog food; preventative medications for fleas, worms and heartworm; veterinary costs; collars; leash; grooming equipment; and food bowl.

Mr Hutchison said he loved the sound of four paws around the house and the pup gave a lot of joy to the family.

He also said that it was a great way for his children to learn about community service.

Graeme filled us in on the requirements necessary to be a puppy raiser.

He said puppy raisers were families or individuals who ensured that new puppy recruits got the best possible care, in a loving home environment while receiving necessary training.

He said a good puppy raiser was someone who was caring, patient and responsible and able to give a 12-month commitment.

The puppies became a part of their household, interacting with household members.

They attended weekly training sessions.

Puppy raisers taught some basic skills, including sitting nicely when being groomed, walking nicely on a lead, good house manners and providing regular socialisation experiences, establishing good toileting, feeding sleeping and walking routines

They were expected to be home for most of the day.

The puppy must not be left alone for more than four hours at a time without supervision and human company.

It must be walked each day and be allowed to sleep and spend time indoors.

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