COVID-19



HSC exams deferred one week

As the region’s Year 12 students anxiously await news on when face to face learning will resume at Central Coast schools, news of changes to the HSC timetable has been…



Dog days

As the region’s students continued with on line learning last week due to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, Central Coast Grammar School decided to lighten the mood a little by inviting students…



Chamber wants soft border at river

The Peninsula Chamber of Commerce has repeated its calls for the NSW State Government to implement a soft border at the Hawkesbury River as cases continued to increase in the…


Twist to make Spring sparkle

The Coastal Twist’s Arts and Culture Festival is hoping to make a sparkling return this Spring after being cancelled last year due to COVID-19 restrictions. Coastal Twist broke regional boundaries…



We can all get through this

Community leaders are reminding those who may be struggling that help is only a call away as the national mental health charity, Lifeline, has recorded a 25 percent increase in…


Farewell Warriors

RUGBY LEAGUE – The hosting of the New Zealand Warriors at Central Coast Stadium is over – at least for now, yet the Kiwi side has been forced to say…




Pathetically poor planning

Forum – As the Federal Government is responsible for COVID-19 quarantine and securing the vaccination supplies that Australia needs, it is very worrying that they seem incapable of either. When…



Lockdown will end when it is safe to do so

About 150 Central Coast people, some from Long Jetty, joined thousands of others in Sydney for a “freedom” rally protesting Covid restrictions – but it has had exactly the opposite…


54 laptops for Coast schools

Schools on the Central Coast will receive a total of 54 laptops and each school will be provided with a pack of masks, gloves, wipes, hand sanitiser and hand soap…



UoN directs students to study from home

Students across all Newcastle University campuses, including the Ourimbah campus, will learn from home until July 30. All classes scheduled for face-to-face learning will be converted to study-from-home mode in…