Community





Dwyer and Dowdle recognised for service

The Rotary Club of Umina Beach has recognised two of its members for their service in the community at their Christmas Party this month at the Boathouse Hotel Patonga. The…


Mingaletta celebrates NAIDOC

Local Aboriginal community-based organisation, Mingaletta, celebrated NAIDOC Day 2021 with a smoking ceremony and community stalls on December 10 in Umina. Along with a BBQ lunch, face painting, a history…


Clean up event at Avoca

Plastic Free Avoca Beach will hold a community clean-up in Hunter Park on Saturday, December 18. Registration will be open from 8:30am, with the clean-up to take place from 9-10am…


Roving Rubies reunite

After months of lockdown, a large group of Red Hatters from the Roving Rubies of the Central Coast finally got together with friends from Sydney and the Hunter Valley for…





A tribute to two young ladies

Forum – About a month ago I went into BWS at Woy Woy. A gentleman was being given medical assistance by Nicole and Jess, a staff member from the next…


New funding announced for most vulnerable

Grassroots organisations can now apply for the latest tranche of a record $43.2M funding package to support vulnerable people and multicultural communities across NSW. Minister for Multiculturalism, Natalie Ward, said…


Facilities for community use

Forum – It is difficult to know what Debra Wales is on about, in her submission to the CCCPI (“Questions raised about use of Council venues”, PP 030). Apart from…


Most magnificent discovery

Forum – Last year I finally followed my heart, realised my dream and moved to the beautiful Central Coast. I had a blast discovering bushwalks and beaches, places to get…


Fun Haus commended for innovation

Ettalong-based arts and culture organisation, Naughty Noodle Fun Haus, has received a special commendation for their role in ‘innovation’ and community contributions at the Business NSW 2021 Central Coast NSW…



Community loves home markets

Following the soaring success of their idea to bring a virtual market to Bouddi during lockdown, a Killcare duo has set their sights on expanding the initiative Coast-wide. The Bouddi…


Bus drivers seek support to stop open tender

Bus drivers have banded together and launched a community petition to support the Central Coast’s iconic Red Bus Service, which Transport for NSW is putting out to open tender. The…


Village challenge raises $16,500

A community walk challenge held at Pearl Beach in early September has raised over $16,000 to help maintain the upkeep and renovations of the community’s Memorial Hall. The three-day challenge,…