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FROM MENACES TO MULCH

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The Central Coast’s fallen storm trees are being put to good use, with Gosford Council offering residents free mulch. Thousands of trees and branches were chipped last week following the wild storm, with large trees closing major roads and shutting off some of the region’s power supply. Residents can help themselves at Hylton (HILTON) Moore Park in East Gosford or Rogers Park in Woy Woy Read More »

O’NEILL URGES PARENTS TO PRESSURE PRESCHOOL PROMISE

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New South Wales Labor Senator, Deborah O’Neill, is urging Central Coast parents to pressure the federal government on its preschool budget promises. The coalition has agreed to continue funding Labor’s early childhood program, but the Senator says they can’t be trusted. Read More »

CENTRAL COAST REPRESENTATIVES SWORN IN

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The Central Coast’s new state government representatives were officially sworn into today, as the 56th parliament sat for the first time. Member for the Entrance David Mehan, Member for Gosford Kathy Smith and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch were among the new faces on Macquarie Street this morning. While Member for Wyong David Harris was sworn in for the second time, after holding the position from 2007 to 2011. Read More »

POLICE HUNT FOR MAN AFTER ERINA FIRE

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Police are hunting a man believed to be linked to a deliberately lit fire at an Erina shopping complex last year. Two CCTV images of the man of interest were released today, he’s described as being of Caucasian appearance and of a medium build. The blaze completely destroyed the centre on Karalta Road in the early hours of November 16, with several businesses badly damaged. Thankfully no-one was injured in the fire. Read More »

WEATHER: SUN, SUN AND MORE SUN

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We are in for a beaming week of sunshine. Today has been very warm and it will be even warmer in northern New South Wales and south east Queensland tomorrow. As we move through the week, the only difference will be a drop in temperature. Cool to cold, dry south westerly winds will be with us for some time including this weekend as the sunshine rolls on. Some very nice surfing conditions are on the way as well. Read More »

WYONG SES FINISHES STORM JOBS

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Two weeks after the Central Coast storm first hit, Wyong SES has completed all of its jobs. Over the course of the event, almost 2,500 calls for help were made. “Some of our people worked the whole two weeks. It’s been an absolute amazing effort. It’s been an effort of determination and resilience to get through that.” Local volunteers were supported by crews from across country New South Wales and Sydney, as well as 200 workers from Victoria. “Everything we’ve required from the SES we’ve been given… So we’re very appreciative of all of the support that we’ve had.” (AUDIO IN PARTS) Read More »

THREE MEN CHARGED OVER BUFF POINT HOME INVASION

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Three men have been charged over a violent home invasion in Buff Point on Saturday morning. Police say it’s the latest in a string of break and enters across the region. Read More »

MAN CHARGED OVER GLASSING IN EAST GOSFORD

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Meanwhile, police have charged a 27 year old man with reckless wounding after he allegedly glassed another man in East Gosford yesterday afternoon. Police say the accused was walking along Victoria Street at about 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon, after leaving the Elanora Hotel. Following a brief argument, it’s alleged he struck a 25-year-old man with a glass, causing a deep laceration to his forehead. The victim has since been released from Gosford Hospital. The man was granted conditional bail to appear in Gosford court on May 12. Read More »

WEATHER: SUNSHINE ON THE WAY

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There’ll be a foggy start tomorrow for most, before a warm, sunny day unfolds with north west to north east winds. Through the week, expect plenty of sunshine with cooler, drier, south westerly winds. This will give the coast a chance to dry out, while the drought rages on Inland. It will be a good week for surfers with fun waves to be had. Read More »

SES CLEARING BACKLOG OF CENTRAL COAST JOBS

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Emergency crews on the Central Coast are still rushing to clear a backlog of jobs following last week’s violent storms. Their efforts are being hampered by more rain. Read More »

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