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Collapse Issue 218 - 29 Jun 2009Issue 218 - 29 Jun 2009
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Centre was more work than expected
Drainage swales may be tested
Government spends $17M on local projects
State spends $20M on Peninsula
Police call off search for kayaker
Culverts planned for Woy Woy Rd
Sewage pumps replaced
Singo spends $16 million
Mingaletta raffle for heart surgery
Workshop looks at native fish
Website shows local walks
Transition towns talk
Project focuses on saltmarsh
Job offer after career course
August release for estuary plan
Sale at church
Jewellery sale aids rock pool
Seniors donate to Mary Mac's
Residents want wall retained
Mary Mac's Place praised
Wagstaffe call for human rights law
Street lights wanted
Certificates awarded
Rainfall remains above average
Fire prompts business move
Business in chillies
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Hospital is vote winner
Coastal protection needed, not beautification
Foreshore plan is outdated and inappropriate
Shooting in national parks
Begin debate on governance change
Foreshore properties not worth a postage stamp
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Ettalong to get connected
Students in dance festival
Debate defeat
Farewells at Ettalong
State quarter finals
Students excel in geography comp
College comes third in State bowls
Students help paint mural
Speaking
Spelling results
Teacher joins select few
Campus launches uniform initiative
Troupe performs for primary schools
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Surf club receives interest-free loan
President's day
Football clubs to play charity games
Fun run from Woy Woy
Wobbly Boot Cup declared a success
Judo medal winners
Matches played against Erina
Surf conditions normal for malibu
Underground tanks at Ocean Beach
Bowls singles
Presentations at Umina surf club
Holiday tennis camp
Harbord wins Umina triples
Rugby union washed out
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Students perform in schools' showcase
Blue Goose at folk club
Part of national tour
Busker started at a young age
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Four generations work for hospital
Centre receives $80,000 for HACC
Morning tea for 100
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Trains in the days of steam
Rogers Park named for disaster hero
Pride of Erin danced at debut
Brisbane Water Dr ends isolation
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Winner

Fire prompts business move

A fire which burnt out shops in Umina has led two of the people affected to buy their own fire protection business.

Joel Neich, 23, said a fire that burnt down the Umina Repco store and surrounding shops left him and his business partner Mr Adrian Morgan out of work for more than three months, due to inadequate fire protection systems.

"It's scary how many shops we go into which have fire equipment that is older than we are," Mr Morgan said.

"It can be a real shock you how little people think of fire safety and it's generally not until they have a bad experience that they see the light."

Mr Neich and Mr Morgan recently took over Coastal Fire Services.

The two Peninsula residents are looking to spread their message of fire safety.

"We've spoken to a lot of small business owners and the effects on employers and employees losing work for months on end can bankrupt people," Mr Neich said.

Coastal Fire Service recommends residents and business owners to install and check fire alarms, leave heaters off at night when asleep, create a family evacuation plan and remove any obstructions from exits.

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