Kate Milford from North Arm Cove was the director and logistics co-ordinator for the camp

Tea Gardens Hawks Nest Lions Camp

Around 180 young people from across the world were recently hosted by Australian Lions for approximately one month before heading into four Lions Youth Camps held in Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales. The purpose of the camps is to “foster a spirit of understanding amongst the people of the world”. In New South Wales,… click for more

Bulahdelah Central School meets Newcastle University for some forensic work

Bulahdelah School Students

Newcastle University CSI (Crime Scene Investigation) was at Bulahdelah Central School (BCS) recently. The event was conducted to give the students an insight into some of the courses that are available at university and how to put these courses into practice. The day was a success with many of the students being able to identify the… click for more

Glenn Handford Great Lakes Council GM hits 20 years of service

Great Lakes Council’s Mayor, Cr Jan McWilliams has applauded General Manager Mr Glenn Handford’s achievement of 20 years of service at Great Lakes Council. Speaking at a ceremony held before the Council meeting, Cr McWilliams said that a large part of Great Lakes Council’s success is attributed to Mr Handford’s leadership. “Glenn has really been responsible… click for more

Carl Baker and Di Palmoni from Tea Gardens Autocare win a holiday from battery sales

Tea Gardens Auto Care wins a holiday

Tea Gardens Business partners Carl Baker and Di Palmoni are off to Las Vegas in November after winning a five night holiday as a result of the local Tea Gardens Autocare store selling a high percentage of Century YUASA batteries. With their partners, Wendi Baker and Paul Palmoni, all four are looking very forward to… click for more

Hawks Nest Preschool extensions

Hawks Nest Pre School upgrades

The Hawks Nest Preschool Committee, Teaching staff, parents and pupils of Hawks Nest Preschool, are all very appreciative of the ongoing support to help finalise the new extensions. The Preschool just received yet another generous donation in the form of an ‘in kind’ nature. Local man Steve Cabban volunteered to paint out the storage area… click for more

Rose Crick from Bulahdelah passed away after battle with cancer

former Port Stephens Examner worker Rosemary Crick

Well known Myall Coast News and former Port Stephens Examiner newspaper person Rosemary Crick passed away last Thursday morning after an 8 month battle with cancer. Many of you would know Rose since she is a ‘local girl’ from Bulahdelah. For the last 3 months Rose has been so very instrumental in getting the Myall Coast News, this important… click for more

Improve Fish Habitat in Myall Lakes

Myall Lakes fishing grants

Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead encourages individuals and community groups wanting to improve fish habitat in Myall Lakes to apply for a grant with more than half a million dollars available through the NSW Government’s Habitat Action Grants Program. Mr Bromhead said fishing clubs, community groups, local councils and individuals can apply for grants… click for more

Karuah Timber and Oyster Festival

Ready, Set, CHOP!

FOR the past twelve years, Karuah has been host to the Karuah Oyster and Timber Festival which has attracted at least 1500 people, with this year’s Festival taking place in Longworth Park, Karuah. Two main events for the day are the woodchopping competition with choppers coming from Katoomba and Cessnock. The second event is the… click for more

Great Lakes Council Mayor, Jan McWilliam gives update

Local Government Week We have kicked August off with Local Government Week, there are many activities for people of all ages during this NSW-wide celebration of Local Government and the services provided by Councils. The Library is running a series of events for children from birth to 18 years of age and Council is putting… click for more