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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



Club holds blessing of new canoe

Central Coast Outrigger Canoe Club celebrated the blessing of its new canoe on Saturday, April 29.

This ceremony is a centuries-old Polynesian tradition that is still upheld by outrigging clubs today.

"It reflects their respect of the canoe's value as an integral part of the club's 'Ohana' or family," said club president Ms Jenny Norris.

The ceremony was attended by club members and guests including Mingaletta elder Aunty Robyn Reid and Member for Gosford Ms Liesl Tesch.

Mr Shayne Bennett led the ceremony, explaining the significance of the canoe's name Whaitere and performing traditional Maori prayers (Karakia) for spiritual guidance and protection for all those who travel in her.

"The launch of the canoe and the casting of the wreath into the sea were symbolic gestures that marked the beginning of Whaitere's journey," said Ms Norris.

Club member Mr Gary Machin said: "The new canoe was sleek, stable and fast.

"It is a very light weight canoe, making it easy to pick up and walk it into the water."

Ms Norris said: "Outrigging is a great sport enjoyed all year round.

"The sport helps develop personal fitness and team spirit, while paddlers enjoy access to our unique coastal and inland waterways.

"The club welcomes new members at any time throughout the year and offers free introductory sessions for prospective paddlers to learn about basic paddling techniques and outrigging culture.

For further information, email or search for Central Coast Outriggers on social media.

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