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27 May 2024
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Men's Shed finally granted occupancy certificate
Two days cleaning the waters around the Peninsula
Backlog in rail defects reduced in 12 months
Ausgrid helicopters ahead of schedule?
Woy Woy community awards evening
Mega marathon planned for Woy Woy bingo*
Council budget lacks Peninsula road funding - Chamber
'What would a Peninsula Council do?' website asks
Friends start fundraising for community garden
Safety course offered to kayak groups
Arboretum pavilion work starts
CWA wishes guide dog a happy retirement
Sloop freed from mud after tide returned*
Online survey to consult young people*
Tea cosy and 'retro' fair to be held by Lions club
Awards offered for Pride of Workmanship
Woytopia organisers seek interest from volunteers
'Quiet achievers' recognised*
Only 5mm rainfall in second half of wettest May
New internal layout proposed for Ettalong Bowling Club
Application seeks to demolish Huckleberry Finn's
Region's biodiversity 'undermined' by proposal - CEN
Pathway closure recommended
Remind the Railways of its legal obligations
Pearl Beach morning tea raises $3000
Brenda receives Stroke Foundation president's award
School for Seniors hears of mental health peer support
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Art show tickets go on sale, as artist entries continue
Folk club heads to Pearl Beach for fundraising concert
Ephemeral art trail to have artist-in-residence*
Pottery classes resume at craft centre*
Little Theatre production continues*
Prizes offered for tree-themed competition*
Writers' festival includes 70 sessions and 100 authors
Seven students selected for zone soccer trial
Students asked to arrive later
New student well-being officer at St John's
Playing in Bathurst
Help wanted at canteen
Open day for next year's kindergarten
Stage 3 team participates in its first Maths Olympiad
Stall raises $4000*
College to hold variety night at Woy Woy campus
Umina wins Grade 5 pennant
Surf club awarded $400,000 for indoor training facility
Shay Bennett becomes youngest golf champion
Long weekend celebration for tennis club
Peninsula Touch members take part in World Cup
Soccer club receives $20,000 towards operating costs
Rugby league for pre-schoolers
Bridge club raises $1070 on charity day
Bunnies seek under-10s*
Canoe training winds down as season comes to an end
Doctors and hospital staff to join in fun run
Fence banners installed at tennis club
Hosts wanted for Tongan rugby players
Little Aths association celebrates 40 years
Previous runners-up win Minor Pairs final
Bowling club has delayed Diggers Day event
Netball representatives compete in Newcastle
Roosters meet ahead of hotel renovation
Warnervale defeats Woy Woy after close first half*
Convincing defeat at Woy Woy Oval
Umina soccer results



Two days cleaning the waters around the Peninsula

Marine clean-up group Clean4shore has spent two days cleaning Brisbane Water from Tascott to Woy Woy and the Rip Bridge, with the help of students from Terrigal High School

Gutter rubbish was recovered from the foreshores of Tascott Straight, according to co-ordinator Mr Graham "Jono" Johnson.

"There were plenty of small pieces of plastic food wrappings, soft plastics and bait bags collected from the mangroves opposite Tascott Station," he said.

"From the oyster shed to the Spike Milligan Bridge plastic bottles and oyster baskets were present, and gutter rubbish removed.

"In the Woy Woy Channel, more small litter and treated pine were removed.

The students removed stacked timber and foam mattresses close to the old houseboat near Lions Park.

Water police inspected the houseboat and advised they were "working with" the occupant.

An old fibreglass boat was removed from the sandy beach adjacent to the sailing club.

A load of 360kg of rubbish was taken to Woy Woy tip on the first day.

The western side of Riley's Island has received a clean-up on the second day, with 400 metres walked by the students before the tide fell.

"Three very full bags of small litter mainly plastic bottles, soft and hard plastics, balls and polystyrene were collected," said Mr Johnson.

"The southern end of Rileys Island was then walked with another two bags collected consistent with the past loads.

"A quick stop over at the Pearl Farmers work shed had the student shown the techniques to grow pearls, from oysters, in Brisbane Waters.

"Under the Rip Bridge into the corner were much larger quantities of soft plastic, plastic bottles, polystyrene and treated pine, all loaded into the barge.

"The volume was far less than expected which is a good outcome."

Another 100kg of rubbish was delivered to the tip.

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