MUSIC FESTIVAL CELEBRATES 10TH ANNIVERSARY

The Greenway Memorial Chapel was brought to life this morning with strokes of a violin, for the annual Crossroads Chamber Music Festival. Internationally-acclaimed musicians got together to perform pieces from Australian composer Richard Goldner, and ...
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TEEN HIT IN HEAD BY BRICK THROWN BY GATECRASHERS

There were frightening scenes at an 18th birthday party at Lake Macquarie last night, with a teenager hit in the head with a brick. A group of gatecrashers was behind the attack, angry at being ...
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FIRE BRIGADE ON THE HUNT FOR NEW RECRUITS

The Copacabana and Avoca Beach fire brigades are on the lookout for volunteer superstars. A new recruitment drive has been launched to get a jump on bushfire season ...
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YOUNG TALL SCIENCE POPPY BLOSSOMS

Dr Emma Beckett isn't your average scientist. The University of Newcastle researcher ventures outside the lab to spread her love of science to the public, something she's now being recognised for ...
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STUDENTS EMBRACE INDIGENOUS CULTURE AT NAISDA

Indigenous high school students put their best foot forward this week at a dance camp on the Coast. Run by the NAISDA Dance College, the week-long course allowed the teenagers to reconnect with their culture ...
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FUTURE PLANS FOR PEAT ISLAND OUTLINED

Central Coast residents could soon have access to land which has been off limits for more than a century. The state government is one step closer to making the redevelopment of the Hawkesbury region a ...
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GAV’S WEATHER – WINTER RETURNS

As the latest front moves east it will allow cold polar air to move in, so temperatures will fall significantly tonight. Central and Northern Australia is still sunny and clear. Yet another front is sweeping ...
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BURTON TOYOTA SURF REPORT

A large new swell is on the way with strong South-West winds. The southern point breaks will be the pick across the weekend. Sunday morning will probably be the peak as the swell will come ...
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REPTILE PARK WELCOMES BABY SUGAR GLIDERS

Staff at Australian Reptile Park have fallen Crazy In Love with three baby sugar gliders... Aptly named Lemonade, Beyonce and Tiny, they were handed in after their tree home was illegally cut down. The Park ...
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WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR DREDGING ETTALONG CHANNEL?

The state opposition has accused the Liberal government of stalling on finding a permanent solution to dredging the Ettalong Channel. There are claims that political back and forth is putting resident's safety in jeopardy ...
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GAV’S WEATHER: COLD WINTER WINDS SET TO RETURN

Yet another front is sweeping in across the south-east and this one will force the cold air back in across the region to chill down the weekend. The winter of wind continues but now the ...
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ON-DEMAND LIFT SERVICE FOR TRAIN COMMUTERS

Train commuters on the Peninsula will soon be able to leave their cars at home and be picked up from their door-step. A new on-demand shuttle service is being trialled across Sydney and the Central ...
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FATHER BOWER SAYS ‘YES’ TO MARRIAGE EQUALITY

The Archdeacon of the Central Coast has announced he'll be voting 'yes' in the plebiscite on marriage equality. Father Rod Bower posted the news on social media over the weekend, and it's since gone viral ...
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HOMELESS VETERAN’S DOG STOLEN FROM SHELTER

It's been nearly two months but a homeless veteran on the Central Coast isn't giving up on finding his stolen dog just yet. Buster, the American Staffy, was reportedly stolen from out the front of ...
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SEAL WASHES UP ON KILLCARE BEACH

Killcare Beach locals got a shock early this morning when a seal washed up on the shore. The creature was alive but beachgoers spotted a large gash in its head, most likely from a boat ...
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THE GREAT NORTH WALK FOR TAYLAH AND LACHLAN

A Central Coast step-father is on a mission to raise the public's awareness of an obscure medical condition. Making Matthew Emery's journey from Sydney to Newcastle even more remarkable, his two teenage children suffer from ...
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GAV’S WEATHER – AUGUST HEAT TO PEAK

A trail of jet stream cloud is making its way across the Hunter delivering a brief unexpected shower. As the front moves east, it will allow some slightly cooler air to move in behind it ...
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BODY FOUND AT THE ENTRANCE

Police aren't treating the discovery of a body at The Entrance this morning as suspicious. It's understood a person walking on the beach stumbled upon the body of a 40-year-old Surry Hills man around 7am ...
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WOY WOY TO KEEP ITS SERVICE NSW DESK

While there won't be a full Service New South Wales centre in Woy Woy anytime soon, the suburb gets to keep its smaller hub - for now. The State Government says it will continue to ...
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GAV’S WEATHER – AN AUGUST HEAT WAVE

Clear across the northern half of the country as the big dry and record breaking winter heat rolls on, with some of the heat spilling in over the region this week. A trail of jet ...
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ETTALONG BEACH PARADE HONOURS VIETNAM VETERANS

Central Coast veterans gathered in the setting sun to commemorate those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. Vietnam Veterans' Day began with a parade and finished up at the War Memorial for a fitting tribute ...
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BIG CROWDS FOR COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL

There was a huge turnout in The Entrance today for the Central Coast's 17th annual Country Music Festival. Country music fans flocked to the waterfront with their chairs and blankets to catch an impressive lineup ...
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MISSING SYDNEY WOMAN MAY BE ON THE CENTRAL COAST

Police believe a woman, missing from the Upper North Shore of Sydney, may be on the Central Coast. 83-year-old Joan Bonner was last seen at a bus stop on Congham Road at West Pymble, about ...
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ANOTHER FIRE AT OLD FROGGIES BUILDING

There's been another fire today at the Old Froggies building on Baker Street Gosford. The derelict building is becoming a hot spot for apparently deliberately lit fires, with four in the last month alone. Emergency ...
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GUN SURRENDER NUMBERS BLOW AWAY COAST POLICE

Central Coast Police have had more than 100 unregistered firearms surrendered, in just the first month of the national gun amnesty. Authorities are encouraging residents to surrender their illegal weapons and face no penalties ...
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RACE CAR DRIVER INJURED IN HIT & RUN AT SPRINGFIELD

National race car champion Luke King has been run over in a frightening hit and run accident near his home. The V8 driver was knocked to the ground while crossing the road with his mum ...
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SURF REPORT: AUGUST 11, 2017

We have another weekend where we have to make the most of the small swell. So hit your local wave magnet locations and use the tides to your advantage, keeping away from the high tide ...
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WEATHER: HOT AUGUST NIGHT

Today temperatures have soared into the high 20s with some locations reaching 30 degrees. We have somewhat of a hot August night on the way, as a weak change moves through. As the weakening front ...
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GOROKAN HOME BADLY DAMAGED IN FIRE

Fire and HAZMAT crews were called in late yesterday afternoon after a house in Gorokan went up in flames. Firefighters initially had trouble accessing the Mary Street property due to the presence of asbestos. The ...
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CLOSE TO 100 CANDIDATES FOR CENTRAL COAST COUNCIL

Central Coast Council's first election is shaping up to be a hotly contested race. An unprecedented 94 candidates have nominated - more than a third of those are independents. Reporter Samantha Long has the details ...
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