NAISDA DANCE STUDENTS PREPARE FOR MID-YEAR SHOW

Kariong's NAISDA Dance College is putting the final touches on its mid-year production. 'Speaking to the Future' tells the legend of the Southern Sky, and comes ahead of Naidoc Week celebrations ...
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COMBINING ANIMALS AND ART FOR ARCHIBALD PRIZE

One of the Central Coast's most well-known faces has been put on canvas, with the Australian Reptile Park's Director Tim Faulkner the subject of an Archibald Prize entry. Local artist Kelly-Anne Love chose him as ...
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LADY LIFEGUARDS TO BE HONOURED

During World War Two, a special group of women in Terrigal started the first all-female surf lifesaving patrol in the Commonwealth. Now, one Central Coast woman is on a mission to honour the heroes of ...
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GAV’S WEATHER: GREAT LOOKING WINTER WEEKEND ON THE WAY

The fine weather for all has finally arrived thanks to the dominating high over the east forcing the front around it. A great looking weekend is on the way. There may be some high level ...
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BURTON TOYOTA SURF REPORT

A great looking winter weekend of waves is on the way with morning westerly winds on a moderating swell. Go get some ...
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INFORMATION SOUGHT INTO CENTRAL COAST ASSAULT

Police are appealing for witnesses, or those with any information regarding the assault of a man at Gorokan on the Central Coast. The 23-year-old was assaulted around 12.20am on Sunday 28 May and was airlifted ...
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ASBESTOS REMOVAL UNDERWAY AT WAMBERAL BEACH

Homeowners on Wamberal Beach woke up to a surprise this morning, with council starting work to remove exposed asbestos. But they say they have a number of concerns with how it's being done ...
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NEW DATA SHOWS RESPONSE TIMES FOR AMBOS

Ambulances on the Central Coast are slower to respond to call outs, compared to the state average. According to new data from the Bureau of Health Information, the median response time on the coast is ...
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TEN CARS DESTROYED BY BLAZE IN TUGGERAH

Ten cars have been destroyed in a fierce blaze at Tuggerah early this morning. Just after 2:15, fire fighters were called to a smash repairs business on Johnson Road. It took just over half an ...
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NEW FINDINGS IN UON EUCALYPTUS RESEARCH

A scientist at the University of Newcastle's Ourimbah campus is venturing into unchartered waters. He's found some species of eucalyptus might be able to help our bodies fight bad bacteria ...
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BLAZE RIPS THROUGH EMPIRE BAY HOME

A home in Empire Bay has been gutted by fire. Despite the best attempts of fire crews, the top level of the home was completely destroyed ...
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GOSFORD COUNCIL AUDIT REPORT FINALLY DELIVERED

It's been a long time coming, but finally, audit report findings have been handed down into the mismanaged finances of what used to be Gosford Council. But locals are frustrated - saying it's still unclear ...
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BIG DOLLARS FOR HOSPITALS ON CENTRAL COAST

There was plenty on offer for the Central Coast in today's state budget. Gosford Hospital's redevelopment received more than $112 million while roads and rail were also winners ...
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WEATHER: SOLID SWELL TO CONTINUE

It will remain only slightly showery for the NSW coastal districts. The low in the Tasman will maintain the southerly winds and the solid swell. Mostly fine for the region. The majority of the showers ...
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NEW SCHOOL ON THE WAY FOR WARNERVALE

Meanwhile one of the new public schools to be put forward in the State Government budget papers is to be built at Warnervale. But while it's been welcomed by the local Labor MP, he does ...
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GAV’S WEATHER: STRONG SOUTHERLY AND LARGE SWELLS TO CONTINUE

All of the main weather features are offshore today. The strong southerly winds and large dangerous swell with showers will continue along the coast. Remaining all fine inland ...
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SUBMACHINE GUN SEIZED ON THE CENTRAL COAST

A submachine gun has been seized after police stopped a car on the Central Coast. Police stopped a Holden Commodore on Oakland Avenue in The Entrance, about 7.40pm last night. A search of the vehicle ...
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COPA WHALE TALKS A BIG HIT DESPITE WEATHER

The whale watching season is well underway, and on the Central Coast, the giant marine mammals are proving as popular as ever. Today whale watchers braved the elements at Copacabana for the first "whale talk" ...
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FREE HEALTH CHECKS TO SAVE LIVES

Getting a general health check can be daunting, especially when you reach your senior years. Today, Coasties got the chance to have a check-up for free - even looking at some alternative remedies ...
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BURTON TOYOTA SURF REPORT

It's been a good run of swell that will continue across the weekend. Fairly light to moderate winds, predominantly out of the south. Strong again for South-East Queensland and North-East New South Wales. The southerly winds ...
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VALE TERRY WAND

The Coast's rugby league community is in mourning after the sudden death of Terry Wand. Terry helped shape the landscape of the game in the region, taking on the CRL Central Coast Division's top job ...
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MORE BUS SERVICES FOR THE COAST

Public transport should get easier to access on the Coast, with the state government adding more than 100 additional weekly services. Four routes will have their numbers bolstered, including route 64 between Woy Woy and ...
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COUNCIL COMMITS TO UPDATING CENTRAL COAST STADIUM

Council has reaffirmed its commitment to upgrading parts of Central Coast Stadium. It's budgeted close to $2-million to give the sporting facility a facelift, with the aim of attracting more major events to the region ...
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PERMANENT DREDGE PLAN NEEDED FOR ETTALONG

Boats will soon be able to pass through the Ettalong Channel with ease as emergency dredging finally got underway. Local business owners are relieved - but want a permanent plan put in place ...
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GAV’S WEATHER – CLOUDY WEEKEND AHEAD

Increased cloud stretches across central eastern Australia headed for NSW and the broadcast region of South-East Queensland. It will remain only slightly showery for the NSW coastal districts and South-East Queensland. The high will pass ...
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STUDY REVEALS A CHILD’S BRAIN WORKS FASTER THAN ONCE THOUGHT

A Harvard University study is shining new light on the way preschool children think. New research from the Centre of the Developing Child has found early interactions shape the architecture of the brain, especially in ...
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GOSFORD HOSPITAL NURSES QUARTERS DEMOLISHED

Memories and stories of old have been revisited in Gosford as hospital staff gathered to watch the original nurses' quarters be knocked down. The demolition means the multi-million dollar refurbishment of Gosford Hospital can begin ...
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COPA’S MATT WILKINSON TAKES OUT FIJI PRO

Copacobana's Matt Wilkinson will have a target on his back next month when he heads to South Africa for the sixth stop on the world tour. The 28-year-old claimed the leader's yellow jersey after beating ...
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DROWNING IN A PLASTIC OCEAN

Almost four billion plastic bags are used each year in Australia alone, with just a fraction of them and other plastics recycled. The drastic rate of plastic pollution has been the crux of a campaign ...
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PETROL ATTACK ON CENTRAL COAST POLICE STATION

A man will face court on the Central Coast today, charged after trying to set fire to a police station. A 25-year-old man allegedly poured petrol from a wine bottle around the front doors of ...
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