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4 Oct 2022
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Three council reserves still on the market, CEN claims
One per cent of council grants for Peninsula community
Council starts beach patrols early
Men's Shed receives further $20,000 grant
Three groups benefit from Club Grants
Umina CWA cooking competition
Call to support establishment of alternative schools
Ferries diverted
Firefighters called to Umina house fire
Vietnam Vets receive support service grant
Tender sought for landfill cell design at Woy Woy tip
Volunteers wanted for Woytopia Festival
Naidoc event at Mingaletta
Teddy bear tribute to a late husband
Fire brigade seeks four part-time fire fighters
Sydney's 'Roaring 20s' to be relived
'Slime lab' at shopping centre
Coronavirus case numbers level off to 190
September rainfall was well above average
Four-unit development planned adjacent to bowls club
Dual occupancy application requests street tree removal
More than 120 DAs remain 'under assessment'
Simple and safe solution is to install roundabout
Dementia sufferers often feel isolated
Ratepayers' objections overridden at ratepayers' cost
Council decisions - administrator or dictator?
'Putinesque' is legitimate description of DA process
Is placing Council under administration not intervention?
'Girls' Night In' to raise funds for Cancer Council
Hospital visiting restrictions change
New Telehealth system for aged care home
Sit Saturday Sunrise meditations start
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Little Theatre holds auditions
Awards made for Little Theatre's Flash Festival
Folk club to hold performers' night
Patchwork group shares achievements
Bridget wins silver medal with Sydney North tennis team
Students present projects at 'sustainability convention'
Ettalong's HeadStart program is about to start
Preschool to set up 'loose parts' play yard
Great North Walk to receive upgrade
Stage 2 students share $100 prize pool for reading
Twilight Spring Fair planned for October 15
Umina United beat SEU 6-0 in women's grand final
Rugby club to have most important meeting since 1975
SEU Reserves win WPL grand final
Bridge club plays Spring Pairs
Charity bowls raises $1320 at Ettalong
Women's charity day raises $2000
Access restricted to leisure centre
Spectacular Twenty Twenty Two
Tennis club wins grant for re-fencing project
Junior touch rep team trials announced
Rooster Juniors seek coaching interest



Call to support establishment of alternative schools

Independent candidate for the upcoming state election, Ms Gab McIntosh of Woy Woy, has called on Member for Gosford Ms Liesl Tesch to publicly support the establishment of six small alternative schools on the Central Coast.

Members of the Indigenous Party of Australia rallied outside Ms Tesch's office last Monday to denounce the closure of Eagle Arts and Vocational College an alternative school for teenagers on the Central Coast.

"It was doing great work with school refusers," said Ms McIntosh.

"We need small schools that do education differently and we need parents, kids and teachers to be in charge of these schools, not the NSW Education Standards Authority."

She said they could shape them "in a way that works for our kids who might be outside the box".

Ms McIntosh said: "This is not yet another job to be handed over to our weary teaching staff at local schools.

"Rather it can be an opportunity to start small alternative schools with a fresh approach to education, to give desperate parents and caregivers some hope for their kids.

"Politicians of all colours very much underrate this need in the community.

"They do not see it as a vote-catcher but it certainly is," she said.

The group was also opposing the development of bushland at Kariong as a new housing development

"We were surprised by the number of people who want to save the Kariong sacred sites," said Aunty Colleen Fuller.

"These new sacred sites are in danger of being destroyed by the 60 proposed houses for Kariong.

"We call on Ms Tesch to denounce this development and show support for keeping our beautiful bush for all to enjoy," says Aunty Colleen.

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