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27 Nov 2023
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Staff recommend against Austin Butler reserve sale
Surf camp for Nippers in perfect conditions
Christmas lights to raise money for Vision Australia
Lifetime resident awarded life membership
Two Peninsula residents win environment awards
Busy day for Pearl Beach brigade
Bushland fenced for 'ecological burn'
Five Council documents may be open for comment*
Rotary club raises money for pelican rescue
Jayne Mote is a 'voice of volunteering'
Runner to speak to ABC Friends meeting
Older Women's Network raises $1100 for food donation
Christmas Eve Family Mass to be held on school oval
Volunteers sought for Christmas tree sales
Men's Shed thicknesser is reconditioned
Peninsula Men's Shed holds fundraising exhibition
Family history group meets
Book donations wanted
Tennis players have an early Christmas lunch*
Brigade seeks new recruits*
Reid raise petrol price disparity
Progress association elects committee*
Representatives sought for Youth Parliament*
November rainfall is about average
Five units proposed for multi-dwelling development
Planning panel rejects multi-dwelling proposal
Council to tell Minister of planning review intentions
Shopfronts recommended for funding support
The most cumbersome and unfriendly refund process
Outdoor exercise classes stop
IPART highlights need to budget for green infrastructure
Urgent care clinic opens
Volunteer director retires after 30-year tenure
Hospital opens new mental health ward
Bowling clubs thanked for fundraising*
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Art trail to be held at Pearl Beach
Local authors sought for book launch program
Cafe owner welcomes live music survey
Patchwork group has busy month*
Singers announced for Opera in the Arboretum
Monet's birthday celebrated by aged care residents*
Students challenged to super-size everyday objects
Students compete in school chess championship
Dancers take to the stage for Schools' Spectacular*
St John's farewells Year 6 teacher
School issues batches of rapid antigen tests
'Great day' at Umina campus orientation
Visual arts students produce 84 pots*
Students search for solutions to food waste and nutrition
New parents' executive at Woy Woy*
Ettalong takes national bowls title in BPL Cup
Free rescue course for recreational surfers
SEUFC announces new head women's coach
Bridge pairs competition played on Remembrance Day
Charlie named grand champion in karate world cup
Preparing for disabled surfers' season
Charity bowls day raises $2040
Umina Beach wins through to Division Four final
Southern Spirit cricket results
Netball open representative team chosen*
Junior cricket family night planned
Greg Shirley is Major Singles champion
Umina veteran pairs play final*
Woy Woy soccer club elects new committee*



Free rescue course for recreational surfers

A free rescue course for surfers will be held at Umina Beach from 9am on Saturday, December 2.

The Surfers Rescue 24/7 course is a surfboard rescue and CPR course for NSW recreational surfers run by Surfing NSW.

The course aims to teach crucial board rescue techniques that can be used to assist in an emergency situation and could ultimately save a life.

"We know surfers are in the water 365 days a year from dawn until dusk and are most often the first to assist in emergencies," said Surfing NSW education manager Mr Adam Seminara.

"With only four per cent of all beaches patrolled by professional and volunteer lifeguards, surfers are our biggest asset when saving lives.

"The techniques taught have been proven to save lives using the ready-made rescue tool already on hand - your surfboard!

"We are encouraging recreational surfers of all skill levels to do the Surfers Rescue 24/7 course to learn these techniques, as well as be trained in CPR.

"With less than 10 per cent of all Australian's being trained in CPR, these skills can be used anywhere to help save lives."

The course spends 90 minutes on basic rescue techniques using the surf board and two hours on resuscitation.

Participants must be competent with handling, paddling, and surfing on a surfboard.

They must be a competent swimmer, and able to swim 100 metres unassisted in open water.

Registration is available online through the Surfing NSW website

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