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23 Oct 2023
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The Peninsula votes No
Firefighting helicopter helps contain Killcare fire
Palm Beach ferry service resumes today
Three parties in five days as Eileen Crawford turns 100
Neighbourhood service purchases 'new' bus
Community group help wanted for Melbourne Cup raffle
Swinging Sixties fundraising night on Saturday
CWA craft group makes quilt for hospital
Pearl Beach food fair to be held for 16th year
More dried fruit wanted
Third phase of Paul St tree planting completed
Umina pharmacy celebrates 10th anniversary
Thrilled to be chosen for business award
Women's network helps re-provision food larder
Trivia night raises $4300 for wildlife rescue service
Quilt sets donated to women's refuge*
Tempted by golf club on Norfolk Island
Stalls available at oyster festival
Brigades attend car fire*
Group 'heartbroken' at loss of healthy shade tree
Clean-up program annual report is available
Information sessions for prospective councillors
Rotary board meeting held in Gosford*
Arboretum to hold annual meeting*
Ettalong men's shed holds fundraiser*
Family history social group meets in Umina*
Mingaletta to hold AGM*
Dementia cafe*
Didge and dance program starts for term
Grants for projects engaging older people*
Marine Rescue vessel out of the water*
Rotary club welcomes new member*
Road toll relief to start in the new year, MP says
On course for lowest annual rainfall in 19 years
Four townhouse proposal features curved walls
Carport parking proposed to retain large tree
Review requested of refused dual occupancy
Conservation zones proposed for 'deferred matters land'
An alternative to the sale of Austin Butler Reserve
A green zone vision for Woy Woy town centre
Awareness session about automated defibrillators
Reported virus cases drop to just five in two weeks
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Former federal judge to perform at folk club
Annual crafts exhibition and sale
Author talk at Woy Woy library
Little Theatre presents French farce
Two childcare centres in early childhood award finals
Volunteers wanted for school canteen*
Dance student receives nomination for showcase
Session to 'bridge the digital divide'*
Program aims to break down misconceptions
Halloween disco to be held tomorrow
Early entry gained for two courses
Grandparents Day to be held at Woy Woy
Work experience offered at bakery*
Sightings of the elusive ghost*
Year 10 student competes in Coolangatta surf event*
Headstart program starts this week
First rewards for term four
Under-14s win Rugby League 9s grand final
Preschool 'exceeds' quality requirements
Interested in next year's snow excursion?
St John's holds crazy sock day
Opportunities for students in Year 9 or aged 15 years
Donations sought for treat for teachers
Everglades take pennant after drawn final
Major pairs final played at Umina
Ride to Work ... or to Gosford Hospital?
Volunteers wanted for Nippers program
Labour Day bridge played with reduced field*
Peninsula players in country baseball championships
Brisbane Water bridge teams at Muswellbrook*
Last trip away before group renames
Bowling club to hold presentation night*



The Peninsula votes No

The Peninsula has voted No by a substantial margin at Saturday's Federal referendum.

The tally was 10,868 Yes votes (40.4 per cent) and 16,032 No votes (59.6 per cent).

Of the 29,600 votes cast, 16,562 votes were made at pre-polling centres before Saturday.

Pre-polling at Woy Woy saw only 36.6 per cent of the 14,406 votes in favour of the referendum proposal and 63.4 per cent against.

Votes at polling booths on the day was slightly closer with 45.6 per cent (4713) Yes votes and 54.4 per cent (5625) No votes.

Only one Peninsula booth had a majority of Yes votes and that was the Mingaletta booth at Umina, where 596 people voted Yes and 585 voted No.

The next most positive was the booth at Woy Woy campus of Brisbane Water Secondary College which had a difference of 22 votes.

Booker Bay booth had the lowest Yes vote on the day with 38.6 per cent voting Yes and 61.4 per cent voting No.

For the whole Robertson electorate, 42.5 per cent or 39,344 votes were in favour of the constitutional change and 57.5 per cent or 53,250 votes were against.

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