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Wyong MP David Harris calls on Premier Gladys Berejiklian to put Wallarah 2 coalmine 'to sleep'

SHADOW Minister for the Central Coast, David Harris, has called on Premier Gladys Berejiklian to block the proposed Wallarah 2 Coal Project if it is approved by the Planning Assessment Commission.The planned coalmine moved a step closer to fruition this

Friday, 13:15 in Regional
 

Retail workers' union critical of Boxing Day trade legislation | photos | poll

THE union representing retail workers said the state government had ruined Christmas for hundreds of local families by legislating this week to permanently allow retailers across NSW to trade on Boxing Day.Shop Distributive and Allied (SDA) Employees Ass

Friday, 10:03 in Regional
 

Lifeguards return to Lake Macquarie City beaches on Saturday, September 23

LAKE Macquarie City Council’s professional beach lifeguards will kick off their summer patrols this Saturday, September 23, at Blacksmiths, Caves, Catherine Hill Bay and Redhead beaches.Almost 950,000 people visited Lake Macquarie’s beaches over the six

Thursday, 15:57 in Regional
 

Scot MacDonald praises outgoing Central Coast Council chef executive officer Rob Noble

PARLIAMENTARY Secretary for the Central Coast Scot MacDonald has praised outgoing Central Coast Council CEO Rob Noble for his outstanding leadership. Mr MacDonald said Mr Noble had established a platform from which the newly elected councillors could del

Thursday, 09:07 in Regional
 

Letters to the editor

PREDICTIONS that global warming will kill off the lake’s sea grasses (“Hotter, drier future threat to lake species”, Lakes Mail, September 7) with rising oceans caused by our lakeside power stations, l believe, are pushing the boundaries of reality.Yes,

Thursday, 09:07 in Regional
 

The former home and studio of artist Sir William Dobell earned state heritage listing this year

WE can only wonder what Sir William Dobell would have made of this afternoon tea at his former home and studio in Wangi Wangi.

Wednesday, 17:39 in Regional
 

Lake Macquarie Family History Group to meet at Marmong Point on October 21

LAKE Macquarie Family History Group will host author Ralph Seccombe as guest speaker at its meeting next month. Mr Seccombe wrote From the Suburbs to the Trenches, the story of two Australian soldiers of the Great War. The group will meet at Marmong Poin

Wednesday, 16:21 in Regional
 

Former Lake Macquarie City Council general manager Brian Bell appointed interim CEO of Central Coast Council

FORMER Lake Macquarie City Council general manager Brian Bell has taken up the role of acting chief executive officer of Central Coast Council.Mr Bell replaces the Central Coast Council’s CEO, Rob Noble, who officially steps down today. In August, the La

Wednesday, 11:08 in Regional
 

What's on at the Living Smart Festival at Speers Point Park this Saturday, September 23

VISITORS to the Living Smart Festival at Speers Point this Saturday can discover a range of handy ideas and fun activities to help them live a more sustainable life. Lake Macqurie City Council’s sustainability manager, Alice Howe, said this year’s festiv

Wednesday, 10:28 in Regional
 

State government refers proposed Wallarah 2 coalmine to Planning Assessment Commission for final determination

THE state government on Monday referred the proposed Wallarah 2 Coal Project to the independent Planning Assessment Commission for determination. The controversial $800-million underground coal mine project is proposed for a site at Bushells Ridge, about

Tuesday, 18:15 in Regional
 

Wyong Roos to take on Penrith in the NSW Cup rugby league grand final at Leichhardt on September 25

WYONG Roos will take on Penrith in the grand final of the NSW Cup rugby league premiership at Leichhardt Oval on Sunday night. The Roos qualified after defeating New Zealand Warriors 16-12 in a heart-stopping qualifying final at the same venue on Sunday.

Tuesday, 12:06 in Sport
 

Wyong Roos to take on Penrith in the NSW Cup rugby league grand final at Leichhardt on September 25

WYONG Roos will take on Penrith in the grand final of the NSW Cup rugby league premiership at Leichhardt Oval on Sunday night. The Roos qualified after defeating New Zealand Warriors 16-12 in a heart-stopping qualifying final at the same venue on Sunday.

Tuesday, 11:17 in Regional
 

Cliff diver Rhiannan Iffland hopeful of competing in final Red Bull event of series.

LAKE Macquarie’s Rhiannan Iffland is expected to recover from injury in time for the final round of the Red Bull cliff-diving world series next month. INJURY: Rhiannan Iffland The 26-year-old from Nords Wharf missed the penultimate event, held in Mostar,

Tuesday, 10:58 in Regional
 

Cliff diver Rhiannan Iffland hopeful of competing in final Red Bull event of series.

LAKE Macquarie’s Rhiannan Iffland is expected to recover from injury in time for the final round of the Red Bull cliff-diving world series next month. INJURY: Rhiannan Iffland The 26-year-old from Nords Wharf missed the penultimate event, held in Mostar,

Tuesday, 10:54 in Sport
 

Toronto Tigers break 69-year baseball drought | photos

TORONTO broke their Newcastle Major League title drought in emphatic fashion on Saturday with a 25-11 mauling of Belmont at Waterboard Oval.The Tigers needed only seven innings to end Belmont’s run of nine straight titles and secure the club’s first top-

Tuesday, 10:54 in Sport
 
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