STATE BUDGET GETS MIXED REVIEWS ON THE COAST

The Central Coast has received a smaller slice of this year's state budget than local MP's expected. An additional $165-million will go towards upgrading local roads, but there were no new infrastructure projects on offer ...
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LOCAL BOY COLLECTS HUNDREDS OF BLANKETS FOR THE HOMELESS

A little boy from Lake Munmorah is determined to prove one person can make a difference. As the Central Coast shivers through a cold and wet winter, Aiden Rice has been quietly collecting hundreds of ...
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A PELICAN FEEDING AND….A REPTILE SHOW?

The three o'clock pelican feed has long been drawing crowds at The Entrance, but a recent submission to Central Coast Council would see it stepped up. A local animal wrangler is pushing to combine the ...
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A NEW WAY TO SELL YOUR HOME

In the midst of an increasing housing affordability crisis, a Hamlyn Terrace couple has become the first in Australia to sell their home under a new model. The pair received a flat fee upfront, had ...
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FOOTBALL CLUBS RESPOND AFTER BRAWL

Two Central Coast football clubs have responded, following a brawl during a third-grade match yesterday afternoon, which saw a referee hospitalised. The 56-year-old man is stable and recovering from a coward punch attack at Pat ...
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DRONE CATCHES HUMPBACK WHALES OFF COPA BEACH

No doubt about it, it's officially whale-watching season on the Central Coast. Yesterday, a local drone photographer captured a pod of humpbacks coming up for air, not too far from Copacabana Beach. The creatures are ...
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BON JOVI TO SKIP GOLD COAST ON UPCOMING TOUR

American Rock band Bon Jovi has snubbed the Gold Coast for his upcoming Australian tour. The band giving Metricon Stadium the flick because it's too expensive ...
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WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER WADALBA POLICE CHASE

A woman has been refused bail on the Central Coast after allegedly leading police on a high-speed chase in a stolen BMW. After crashing the car into several other vehicles, officers caught the suspect hiding ...
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GOSFORD MEN’S SHED FINALLY HAS NEW HOME

After four years of planning and construction, Gosford Men's Shed finally has a new home. The shed's official opening was made even more special today, aligning with Men's Health Week ...
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NEW DIGITAL HUB TO REPLACE WOY WOY’S SERVICE NSW KIOSK

Residents of the Peninsula will now have better access to state government services, with Woy Woy set to introduce a new Service NSW digital hub. It's welcome news for locals following the closure of the ...
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FUNDING ANNOUNCED TO GUIDE YOUTH AWAY FROM CRIME

Steering young people away from crime faces some unique challenges on the Central Coast. Attorney General Mark Speakman was in Gosford today to announce the grant for Regional Youth Support Services ...
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SURF REPORT: LACK OF SWELL ACROSS THE WEEKEND

There's not much on offer for surfers this weekend, with a lack of swell and strong westerly winds keeping the ocean flat. Your best bet will be hitting the wave magnet spots that have some ...
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GAV’S WEATHER: COLD WINDY WEEKEND AHEAD

A wintry front is making its way across the south east corner of the country, with a lot of cold air on the way with little to no rain for most local areas. We may ...
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SHADOW MINISTER FOR HOMELESSNESS VISITS THE COAST

A campaign to do more for the Central Coast's increasing homeless population is gaining momentum. The Shadow Minister for Housing and Homelessness paid the region a visit today, agreeing the situation is dire ...
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WALLARAH 2 COURT DATE SET

A court date has been set for the case against the Wallarah-two coal mine. The Planning Assessment Commission gave the controversial mine the green light in January. The Australian Coal Alliance launched another legal challenge, ...
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ALLEGED TRAIN GROPER ARRESTED

A man has been charged with assault after allegedly groping two women in their twenties earlier this year. Police say the 34-year-old sat next to a woman and touched her inappropriately at Tuggerah Station in ...
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MULTIPLE CHARGES FOR CENTRAL COAST PAIR

Two people have been charged with a number of offences, following two alleged incidents on the Central Coast in April this year. Police allege that around 2.45am on Saturday April 21, a 31-year-old man broke ...
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GAV’S WEATHER: FINE AHEAD OF A CHILLY WEEKEND

A wintry front is making it's way across The Bight! Today eastern Australia was largely under a blanket of cloud. The system crossing The Bight will cause Victoria and the south east to see some ...
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MEN ENCOURAGED TO SPEAK OUT THIS MEN’S HEALTH WEEK

Don't be afraid to ask for help - that's the key message during this year's National Men's Health Week. On the Central Coast, the event was marked with a cooking class, inspirational speeches and even ...
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GLASS SAND TO HELP REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE!

The future of recycling may be happening right now at Lake Macquarie. The council is using tonnes of crushed glass for road infrastructure, and it's hoping its neighbours follow suit. REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE! @lakemac is ...
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COUNCIL FLAGS NEARLY $5 MILLION TO TACKLE WATER MAIN BREAKS

They come without warning, causing thousands of dollars worth of damage....and water main breaks are becoming all too common for the Central Coast. But change could be on the way, with Council promising nearly $5 ...
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GAV’S WEATHER: FINE WEATHER AHEAD

Another winter low is making its way across the Bight, while most of the country is again cloud free. The system crossing the Bight will bring some wet weather to Victoria and the South East, ...
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WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN FOR OLD SYDNEY TOWN

When Old Sydney Town was sold late last month, one Central Coast resident was more disappointed than most. Councillor Bruce McLachlan says he had ambitious tourism plans for the site, including wave pools and animal ...
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$3 MILLION FOR A BOARDWALK AT TERRIGAL

The state government has pledged nearly $3-million for a long-awaited boardwalk connecting Terrigal Beach to The Haven. Local MP Adam Crouch says he hopes construction will begin within a year ...
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19 COAST IDENTITIES RECOGNISED IN QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY HONOURS

On the Central Coast, generosity was the common thread among the 19 local identities honoured as part of the Queen's Birthday celebrations. The Marine Discovery Centre's John Asquith has been recognised for 50 years of ...
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GAV’S WEATHER: FINE LOOKING TUESDAY

A fine looking Tuesday is on the way for the Central Coast and Newcastle region, with the rain finally clearing. We can expect westerly winds, with an afternoon sea breeze on the Northern NSW coast ...
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UMINA TAKES OUT SURF LIFESAVING CLUB OF THE YEAR

Volunteers from the Umina Surf Life Saving Club are riding on a high, after being named Central Coast Club of the Year. It caps off an outstanding surf season on our beaches, where more than ...
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SECOND WATER MAIN BREAK IN LESS THAN A MONTH AT AVOCA

A street in North Avoca resembled a river yesterday afternoon, as a water main ruptured due to heavy rain. The overflow occurred on Surf Rider Avenue just before 5pm, with council crews working through the ...
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LOCAL CHEF OFF TO UK TO LEARN FROM SOME OF THE WORLD’S BEST

A Central Coast chef is about to head off on the trip of a lifetime, working in two of the world's best restaurants. It comes after 24-year-old Toby Raley secured a prestigious Hunter culinary award ...
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ROLLS ROYCE CRASHES INTO CENTRAL COAST HOME

A Rolls Royce has crashed into a house on the Central Coast. The accident happened as the driver was reversing down an embankment. The 72-year-old woman smashed into the Lake Haven home at around 2pm, ...
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