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Draft flood plan proposes new minimum floor levels
Sammy Seal becomes ferry passenger
Meeting to discuss floodplain and council land plans
Working together 20 years later
Council may spend $133,000 on rare bushland project
Liberals select former councillor as election candidate
Nambus leaves Ettalong for Phillip Island
Taken to hospital
Family fun at Pearl Beach for Australia Day
Wednesday night bingo resumes
Sunny weather for a trip to Patonga
Men's Shed to consider conferring life membership
Bling It Up Gala to raise money for the Iris Foundation
Car boot sales return to Rogers Park
Donation for renovations to Umina CWA hall
Donation to youth cottage
Palm Beach ferry diverted
Rotary club prepares for year ahead
Body of missing bushwalker found at Patonga
Help with a tow
Events planned at Pearl Beach hall
Maritime-themed play area is open
RSL sub-branch to hold annual meeting
Call wildlife rescue for help with tangled birds
Month's rainfall is about average
Dual occupancy application resubmitted under new rules
Plan model is based on one flood event 35 years ago
Flood study tells of smaller extent and shallower depths
Flooding consultation is 'second round'
Good Samaritan helps a wild creature in need
Need for relief for the elderly at the bus stop
Wanting to walk, but where's the shade?
Do something before we have a fatality
Community is secondary without development foresight
'Low density' is not 94 people on two residential blocks
New Covid health management plan welcomed
New aged care executive appointed
Active virus numbers lowest in two months
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Bush dance continues after 25 years
Troubadour expands its range of concerts and activities
Free mardi gras viewing party in Ettalong
Princess the pup is back
Parents raise $18,000 for school, with more to come
Bathroom upgrade for junior students
Bluey features on new basketball court
Students urged to take up training opportunities
List of items for Ettalong students
Start dates announced for Woy Woy campus
Uniform shop opens from Friday
Instructions for first day Year 7 students
Bunnies to return to senior competition?
Spot the rip
Boardriders seek member registrations before March
Grommet boardriders to hold registration day
Premier 'joins' Umina surf patrol
Bridge club trials Wednesday afternoon competition
Disabled surfers need volunteers for February event
Veteran bowlers surveyed on format preferences
Charity bowlers raise $1650
Umina United to hold junior grading
Eagles schedule pennant trials
Umina Rookies attend Central Coast challenge
Roosters to hold girls' meet and greet night



Nambus leaves Ettalong for Phillip Island

The Nambus was on display for the final time in NSW at the Ettalong waterfront on Saturday, January 14.

"The day commenced with a small ceremony at the bus," said Nambus secretary Ms Lorraine Scott.

President of the Central Coast Sub-branch of the Vietnam Veterans Peacekeepers and Peacemakers Association and the first Nambus president, Mr Alan Ball, spoke about his early days on the bus.

"Godmother to the Nambus" and former Member for Peats Ms Marie Andrews spoke about obtaining the bus from the State Transit Authority and arranging for its fit-out and painting.

"Mr Gordon Lawson spoke about his experiences as Nambus president and driver.

"The Reverend Arthur Pearce delivered an inspirational blessing."

After this, the formalities continued at Ettalong Diggers club.

Mr Lawson presented an appreciation plaque which featured an image of the Nambus to Mr Col Murphy, chief executive of Ettalong Diggers, a major sponsor of the bus.

Member for Robertson Dr Gordon Reid spoke about the time he visited the Nambus as a student.

He presented an appreciation certificate to Ms Andrews.

Some of the Nambus crew members spoke about their experiences on the bus.

Brisbane Water Secondary College school captain John Lennard spoke about the Nambus from a students' perspective.

Former Nambus president and driver for 12 years, Mr Chris Stone, travelled from Brisbane to attend the function and also spoke.

Among the dignitaries attending were Vietnam Veterans Federation national president Mr Bill Roberts and national secretary Mr Ron O'Connor.

The Nambus was formally handed over to Mr John Methven on Tuesday, January 17, at the National Vietnam Veterans Museum on Phillip Island, where it will be displayed and continue to educate people about the involvement of Australia in the Vietnam War.

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