Out & About

When Kraken met Daenerys

Keepers at the Australian Reptile Park risked life and limb this week to lend a helping hand as the Park’s resident Komodo dragons, Kraken and Daenerys, were paired for mating….


The devils’ advocate

The Australian Reptile Park is looking for help to name its two newest arrivals – twin Tasmanian devil joeys being hand-raised at the Park by keeper Hewin Hochkins. Born at…




Charities humbled by swelling support

A range of local charities and non-profit organisations across the Peninsula are taking an ‘all hands-on deck’ approach to support those in need and have been overwhelmed by the support…




New pet policies to train owners

Members of a Central Coast Council committee believe more dog attacks happen on the Coast than are reported to Council. “Council is often blamed for dog attacks, and there is…



Tara pens fantasy trilogy

Tara Chau has been busy during lockdown, penning her first novel Rise of the Xavia. The 15-year-old Central Coast Steiner School student has been working on the book for two…


Woman wanted by police

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate Michaylah Cross who is wanted on an outstanding warrant for fraud offences. The 25-year-old woman is described as being of Caucasian appearance,…


Jane stitching a quilt a week for retreat

President of the Country Womens Association Woy Woy, Jane Bowtell, has been keeping busy this lockdown, creating seven quilts for the Elsie’s Retreat Project. Elsie’s Retreat is a dedicated in-patient…





COVID-safe tea anyone?

Comfy chairs and cuppas popped up in driveways across the Wood Glen Retirement Village at Erina recently for a series of COVID-safe driveway teas. In one week, the village hosted…



Let’s get physical

As a yoga teacher, acrobatic professional and performer, Zoe Braithwaite has lost 80 per cent of her income flow through the COVID-19 lockdown but has focused on sharing the benefits…


Dog owners put on short leash

Members of a Central Coast Council committee believe more dog attacks happen on the Coast than are reported to Council. “Council is often blamed for dog attacks, and there is…