Health


BWSC Umina Campus students choose water

Brisbane Water Secondary College Umina Beach Campus is one of 20 schools across the Central Coast to take part in an Australia-first study into the consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks by…



Exercise versus cancer

A Central Coast specialist breast surgeon who is accredited at Brisbane Waters Private Hospital features as a guest author in a new book, The Exercise Prescription, which reveals the latest…


CareFlight in focus at Woy Woy Rotary

The focus was on first responders when the Rotary Club of Woy Woy met on Tuesday, December 1, at Everglades Country Club. Club members welcomed guest speaker Natalie Occhiouto, communications…


Dorf on home stretch of Bondi 2 Budge

He’s tired, sore and more than a little salty, but Bryan ‘Dorf’ Dorfling’s Bondi 2 Budge charity swim is almost at its end. The Budgewoi local is preparing for the…








Make-A-Wish Australia Event of the Year Award

Toukley building company, Hotondo Homes, has received the prestigious Make-A-Wish Australia Event of the Year Award for their Champagne Brunch, held in October. Business owners, Jon and Lyndsey Clarke are…


Hospital to expand nursing scholarship scheme

Gosford Private Hospital will continue its nursing scholarship and placement program next year, with plans to expand the scheme to Brisbane Waters Private. The scholarship program, facilitated by Healthe Care,…


Boosting mums’ body image

Mum and owner of Strong Mums Fitness at East Gosford, Louise Hurley, will run a free workout for mums at the Gosford waterfront on December 5, as part of the…


Training video makes finals of national awards

A training video developed by Central Coast-based Next Step Community Services has been nominated as a finalist in the Suncorp Resilient Australian National Community Award category in the 2020 Resilient…



Staying sun safe as summer heats up

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia has issued a warning about staying sun safe as the weather heats up and more and more Central Coast residents are taking to our beaches….


Helping seniors keep fit

A Umina business is encouraging local seniors to get their fitness on track with a series of training classes aimed to help prevent fall injuries and muscle loss. Owned by…


Schools get a tick for healthy canteens

Secondary school students on the Peninsula are eating healthy, with every government secondary school on the Peninsula having been assessed as meeting standards outlined in the NSW Healthy School Canteens…