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Restricted fund crisis fixed

It was a moment to celebrate, said Administrator Rik Hart. He was talking about the Investment Report for November 2021 which showed that Central Coast Council had enough money in…



Low rate peg throws out Council’s numbers

Central Coast Council Administrator Rik Hart has joined the chorus of councils criticising the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal’s rate pegging. IPART has infuriated Councils across NSW with its latest,…


The Weekly News 5@5

Welcome to Central Coast Newspapers’ Weekly News 5@5 Christmas Eve edition 2021. Christmas can’t come early enough – though the events of 2021 aren’t over yet. The Premier Dominic Perrottet…


Grants need overhaul say Labor MPs

An exposé by the Sydney Morning Herald highlighting the discrepancy between the amounts and values of grants given to Coalition seats versus non-Coalition seats has enraged local Labor Federal and…


Holt vows to fight corruption

Independent Candidate for Robertson, Vania Holt, said she believes corruption must be at the forefront of the national debate during the 2022 federal election. Holt said after spending five years…






Election may come before death of PEP-11

The Federal Government announced last week it had taken the first steps towards cancelling the PEP-11 permit for off-shore gas exploration over an area stretching from Newcastle to Wollongong, with…


A very caring Christmas

Community organisation We Care Connect has received over 1,100 requests to provide Christmas gifts to disadvantaged Central Coast children this year. We Care Connect called on the local community to…



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…


Centenary marked with new park bench

This year Soroptimist International celebrated its centenary with 72,000 members in 122 countries participating in a variety of events to mark the occasion. COVID restrictions meant that several of the…