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Community groups oppose Austin Butler reserve sale
Reclassification to proceed
Tesch opposes reserve reclassification and sale
Hart urges community to consider options
Residents reject tree trade-off and call for planning review
Woolworths has 'no detailed plans'
Tree planting should be routine for Council, says GUST*
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Butchery passes out of family after almost 100 years
Mechanical issues cause pause in dredging
Pelican Island vandalism investigated
Bays group seeks submissions about road safety
Pirate and nature themes chosen for Pelican Park playground
CWA branch president steps down
Medal awarded for fighting fires overseas
Three gardens listed for Edible Garden Trail*
Pearl Beach community breakfast
Men's Shed installs library box for Girl Guides
Rotary team raises $13,500 in Variety Bash
Two automatic restaurant fire alarms in three days*
Bushfire survival planning advice is offered
Rotary club is 'busier than ever'*
Rotary seeks unused mobile phones
Dog plan signals 'enhancements' at Ettalong*
Baking a moist apricot roll
'Cross-generational' gaming model workshop*
'Get Ready' event at Patonga
Lions urge residents to book fire safety visit
Registered club joins with others to donate to charity*
Successful barbecue at West Gosford*
Visit to marine discovery centre*
Rotarians take time out for coffee*
Above average rainfall for August
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Strategic review consultation is dropped
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Thank you for finding my card
Memorial Ave land needs protection
The banks want a cashless society: This is why
Save last remaining shade trees in Woy Woy
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Ambulance station officially opens
Aboriginal artwork part of new hospital display
Activities broaden at aged care home*
Rotary clubs hear about women's health centre*
New wing of aged care home to be occupied in October*
More overseas workers for aged care
Information about services for older people*
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Baby quilts to be donated
Ephemeral Art Trail to open for a month
Painting workshop held at library*
Patchwork group member shows baby quilt*
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School survey shows decrease in bullying
Book Week parade 'enjoyed by one and all'
Parents seek members after stall is cancelled
Volunteers wanted for disco
Jacob's national best
Holly is now top archer
Visit to Lucas Heights
Success in regional Oz Tag gala day*
Students spend Skills Week 'learning by doing'*
Skiping raises $4075
Talent show at Woy Woy
Kindergarten open day
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Woy Woy Oval to host rugby union finals
Woy Woy defeated 73-0 in last game of rugby season*
Umina women's major pairs final
Two pairs sponsored to State bridge play-offs*
Best weather for charity bowls*
Father's Day bowls
Annual RUOK bowls daya at Umina
Surf club seeks teams for 24-hour rowing fundraiser*
Grants for surf club equipment*
Netball association starts finals series
Net Set Go presentations
Surf club wins innovation award*
Grant for new goal post pads*
Cycle ride to Gosford*
Swans receive Federal grant*

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Aged care home expects more overseas workers soon

A Woy Woy aged care home is expecting a second group of overseas workers to join its staff this month.

More workers from the Philippines are expected to join the staff at Blue Wave Living this month, said chief executive Mr Matt Downie.

"We look forward to these new team members becoming a long-term part of the Blue Wave team.

"We will be hosting another staff barbecue in early September as part of our welcome to Blue Wave for our new staff, as well as for our existing staff to enjoy."

Mr Downie said the additional team members came "at a pivotal moment as we steadily transition towards opening up new areas following our building works - both extension of existing facility and internal re-build work".

He said: "The need for additional qualified staff to work in aged care has become acute, with many operators facing extreme challenges.

"It will only become more so, as our industry is required to grow significantly over the next 20 plus years, to meet the unprecedented growth in our aging population.

"While migration is one solution, there is more which needs to be done by all levels of government to continue to support the sector: Ensuring that our industry remains competitive with wages for staff, that we have good access to the education required to qualify staff, and that there is access to affordable housing for care staff.

"There are complexities around all these issues and more which will require a collaborative approach from all involved with the sector to ensure they can be overcome.

"Australians deserve a sustainable aged care system," he said.





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