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29 May 2023
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Council decides to retain Pelican Park playground
Tea Cosy Expo banners stolen
Bourke Rd, Ettalong, 'among worst on the Coast'
Hazard reduction burn occurs with one day's notice
Bob Puffett dies
Community advocates oppose public forum change
Peninsula resident groups meet
Talk about breeding Australian endangered species
CWA hall renovation is completed
Mingaletta elders praise Federal Minister
Do-it-yourself plumbing workshop held for women
Car fires on Patonga Drive
Three-year Patonga stabilisation project is completed
Happy birthday to you
'Burgerque' held to say thanks
Greet a dog using gentle hands
Third time lucky for young pelican?
Long weekend activities at Pearl Beach
Youth Voice Forum to be run by youth support service
Mingaletta to hold Naidoc event on July 7
Free digital classes for over-50s
Fire brigade members receive long service awards
Gone fishing?
Rotary club to have joint presidents
Collecting for the Red Shield Appeal
Marine Rescue members win volunteer awards
Overhauled tanker returns to Pearl Beach
Residents encouraged to consider volunteering
May rainfall is less than 30 per cent of average
Amendment sought to increase height for lift overrun
Proposal for 'co-living' opposite new ambulance station
Multi-dwelling applications hit by council backlog
Planning processing continues to deteriorate
Will water supply keep up with population growth?
Action needed on Memorial Ave bushland
Administrator's term is far too long
Older shoppers need express lane
Nessie Newman celebrates 100 years
Aged care volunteer is awards finalist
Breast screening available until June 30
Crazy hair and sock day for Kid's Cancer Project
Airlift not needed by injured toddler
After-hours service uncertain despite Medicare boost
Virus numbers treble in six weeks
Aged care facility honours its nurses
Two aged care websites are updated
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Entries sought for The Bays Art Show
Jazz festival planned for Five Lands Walk weekend
Entries open for ephemeral art trail
Words on the Waves festival starts this week
Patchwork group had 'great' show and tell session
Music awards presented at Pearl Beach
Education authority 'refuses to work with community'
Parents asked not to give students 'energy' drinks
Year 10 students offered meningococcal vaccine
Help wanted to protect trees planted by school
School appoints new parent engagement co-ordinator
Students shows steers at Wingham Beef Week
St John's students play in AFL Cup competition
School bus timetable changes
Students attend Sydney Writers' Festival
College students compete in zone cross country
Mixed result in girls' touch football
Nicho Hynes to speak at youth wellbeing event
Ettalong school hold Kindergarten 2024 open day
Walking to school
Neck-and-neck rugby union match for Woy Woy
Holly wins archery gold in short course championships
Grant to upgrade website for Bouncing Bunnies
Charity bowls event attracts 26 bowlers
Cheer team qualifies for the State finals
Grade 3 pennant to Umina
Ettalong and Umina win open gender bowls pennants
Umina surf club holds Nippers presentations
Charity bridge day raises $800 for Pantry
Swiss pairs championship restricted to novice players
Rhonda is minor singles champion
Peninsula Touch players representing Australia
Ettalong Classic Triples winners
Southern and Ettalong wins at James Brown Oval
Woy Woy beaten by one goal in Men's Premier League
Blustery loss in Women's Premier League



Words on the Waves festival starts this week

The third annual Words on the Waves Writers Festival will run from Wednesday, May 31, until Monday, June 5, with book launches continuing until Saturday, June 10.

While based on the Peninsula, this year some events will be held elsewhere, including the Opening Address on May 31 at the Art House in Wyong and a combined book launch on Thursday, June 1, at Kincumber library.

Most events will be ticketed, but book launches and a family day at the Everglades Country Club are offered at no charge.

Authors will come from across Australia to speak at the festival.

These include Craig Silvey from Western Australia, Pip Williams from South Australia, Jock Serong from regional Victoria and Inga Simpson from regional NSW.

"We have big screen superstars, and Miles Franklin Award-winners.

"We have a number of new book releases, fresh off the press."

A Conversation with Kath Koschel and Kaya Wilson "On Kindness" will be held on Saturday, June 3.

This will tell the story of Kath Koschel, who when two broken backs and a devastating personal loss shattered her dream of becoming a professional cricketer, she turned instead to activism, founding the global not-for-profit, Kindness Factory.

Also on Saturday, a panel with journalists Helen Sullivan, Jane McCredie and Ivy Shih will discuss Science Culture Clash.

This will explore the intersection of science and culture with two writers included in the Best Australian Science Writing anthology, along with its editor.

On Sunday, a panel will discuss Shaping Australia.

It will discuss myths of "mateship" and a "fair go", focussing on migrant stories of grit and creativity with Ryan Butta (The Ballad of Abdul Wade), refugee advocate Om Dhungel (From Bhutan to Blacktown) and Shankari Chandran (Song of the Sun God).

Also on Sunday. Another panel of authors will discuss Reimagining Ageing.

Todd Alexander who cheekily claims his elderly parents are driving him Over the Hill and Up the Wall.

Clinical psychologist Melissa Levi will share practical tips in We Need to Talk About Ageing. It will be moderated by One Plus One host Jane Hutcheon.

The program is available online at

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