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Change needed to the Australian flag

The Union Jack on the Australian flag is a symbol of a colonial mentality and superior military force to the original inhabitants of this country. Indigenous people were here first…








Rudeness shown by Member for Terrigal

Today, (February 22) I members directly witnessed the epitome of rudeness at the official opening of the new housing complex in Oval Ave, Woy Woy. Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch…


Free independent advice

I refer to “Solar business claims to have been misrepresented” (Peninsula News, February 12). While it is important for the community and financially very beneficial to homeowners to install solar…


Rocks on beach since work on Ettalong dunes

Bravo to Kristine Martin of Blackwall for her very sensible and factual comments in the Forum of Peninsula News (Edition 438, February 12) regarding the restoration of the Umina beachfront….


Masterplan now not quite as planned

Here’s an interesting flashback from four years ago when the then Member for Gosford, Mr Chris Holstein, said: “The minister has listened to the community. “This is great news for…


Democracy needed in planning process

Matthew Wales’ claim that reducing the number of DA objections required to trigger a referral to Council will “impede the orderly development we need’ (“Chamber opposes lower submission threshold”, Peninsula…


New smart planning should mean less cars

There has been some discussion lately about the future of the Peninsula with mayor Cr Jane Smith and Peninsula Chamber of Commerce president Mr Matthew Wales talking about the need…


Few applications heard by council, fewer rejected

Your reporter states that “‘Under Mr Ian Reynolds’ administration, the 50 submissions policy was adopted by Council”. Reynolds was the “council” and the 50 figure declared by Reynolds, without debate,…



Our beaches are completely unnatural

I spat the dummy after reading the last Peninsula News (Edition 436, January 15). It seems there are people who would like to see our rates used to clean the…


E-cigarettes claims unfounded

If Brian Marlow (Legalise vaping Australia group campaign at Terrigal, Coast Community News, Jan 18) wants to promote e-cigarettes on behalf of the tobacco industry that has the majority of…