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15 May 2023
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Call for strategy to 'focus on housing people'
Liesl Tesch makes jacket for parliament
CWA considers evening meetings
Tesch 'disappointed' shopper carpark will be privatised
Renovated CWA hall expected to open this week
Freshwater crocodile found in Umina
Injured driver flown to Royal North Shore Hospital
Clean4Shore to remove derelict vessels in Phegans Bay
Pelican sightings sought
Grant to plant wildlife corridor
Sunset session held on waterfront
New personal training
Appreciation for Linda Burney
CWA branch holds Mother's Day stall
Shade tree group plants dwarf variety of local tree
'Girls' night in' to encourage female players
Mingaletta hosts plumbing session for women
Teen dance party commended
Ferries diverted
Fire at Myola Rd
Bringing fun back to Sydney
Incident met with large police presence
Forum about learner driver program
Moving office in Parliament House
Trivia night to raise money for wildlife rescue
May rainfall is just 5.9mm so far
Five-bedroom Pearl Beach house would lose 15 trees
Application for gym to operate 24/7
Simplified process needed for affordable housing - Hart
Planning panel given report about court appeal
Changes needed for planning to succeed
Is the Peninsula another Paradise Lost?
Council still not accountable for budget spending
Dr Reid organises women's health forum
Hospital auxiliary runs Mother's Day stall
Aged care facility accredited for another three years
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Annual music concerts to be held on Saturday
New kiln for arts and crafts centre
Raucous folk group returns to the Troubadour
Two travel-themed books to be launched at library
Concert raises $10,000 for Lifeline
Free book launch and family day at writers' festival
Staff win volleyball trophy back from students
Buddy guided tours at St John the Baptist
Top student featured in college social media
Coffee and cake curriculum sessions offered
Top marks for visual design
Boys freestyle relay team win gold
Breakfast for mothers before school
Girls relay team finishes fifth
Jacob wins gold at swimming championships
Schools compete in touch football
Uniform shop opens on first Thursdays
Netball association holds grand opening
TKT has double celebration at netball centre opening
One-way traffic for Woy Woy Lions
Umina boardriders make the finals
Club holds blessing of new canoe
Woy Woy Bowling Club plays last game after 90 years
Novice bridge teams play championship
Tour de Central Coast includes Peninsula
Selected for Touch World Youth Cup
Cricket nets project under way at Rogers Park
Eric Tweedale celebrates 102nd birthday
Holly Parker recognised in Parliament
Bowling arm tournament attracts 48 bowlers
Masters swimming point score meet at Woy Woy
Kelsey wins bronze medal
Women's rugby team seeks more players
Southern and Ettalong United defeats Terrigal 5-2
Women's Premier League win to Umina
More touch teams for winter competition
Little aths presentation night promoted
Cricket club holds annual meeting
Water polo presentations
The look of success



Pelican sightings sought

Scientists are wanting to hear of sightings of pelicans with brightly-coloured leg bands.

Almost 400 birds were banded at Narran Lake, near Brewarrina in north-western NSW, in late March.

The pelicans are expected to return to coastal regions from May.

Scientists from the NSW Department of Planning and Environment are asking for public help in tracking the travel habits of the birds.

"More than 1200 birds across three locations have so far been fitted with brightly coloured leg bands which show where the pelican hatched," said senior scientist Dr John Porter.

"Once pelican chicks fledge, they take to the skies but where they choose to go and nest is critical data we are keen to collect.

"We can use this information to make decisions on wetland and water management for sites favoured by the pelicans and to find out if pelicans prefer to return to where they hatched to breed."

The pelican banding project has been running since 2017, with Narran Lake added for the first time this year.

Narran Lake birds will sport a numbered black band.

Blue bands indicate the pelican hatched in the Gayini Wetlands, while birds from Lake Brewster have orange leg bands.

Victorian pelican nesting sites use red and green leg bands.

The pelican research includes the University of NSW, Water NSW and the Lake Cowal Foundation as project partners.

So far, birds have been tracked up to 650km from their breeding grounds.

UNSW senior research fellow Dr Kate Brandis said: "Until this year, pelicans had not bred at the Narran Lake since the 1990s as there had not been sufficient flooding to support them for the six months needed to successfully raise chicks.

"If we find pelicans do return to their hatching place to breed, maintaining suitable habitat at Narran Lake for this cohort to return to in a few years' time is essential to helping support Australian Pelicans into the future."

To report a banded pelican sighting, email, including location, band number, condition of the bird, behaviour and a photograph if possible.

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