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WARNING to DOG owners and PARENTS – Rat poison found on the beach in Pearl Beach

Warning – Deadly dog baits on our beach

A dog is currently fighting for its life having eaten a poisonous dog bait left on the beach. Please beware & remove any you see. Please also report to council & Woy Woy police if you find any. These were picked up on the beach shortly afterwards

In NSW, section 15 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979 makes clear that it is against the law to administer poison to a domestic animal – Fine of $22,000. Please report anything suspicious to the Woy Woy police.

Dog owners across the Peninsula are being warned to remain vigilant after more suspected poisonous baits were found at an off-leash area of Umina Beach.

It comes after suspected rat poison was found in baits at Pearl Beach. Those baits were found after a local cavoodle fell ill. Read more here:

The Central Coast Council says it is working with the EPA to investigate. NSW Police said it was also investigating both alleged incidents.

Police are urging anyone with information to contact CrimeStoppers on 1800 333 000

Central Coast Conservatorium : What’s on TERM 1

Dear Central Coast Conservatorium students, families and friends,

Welcome back to Term 1. Students have already been busy rehearsing for several collaborative events with our partners coming up on the Coast soon, including:

We also see the return of our popular Premier Ensembles Concert on Friday 31 March and our Young Performers Concert Series in our refurbished Robert Knox Hall on Saturday 1 April.

Let’s get out there and celebrate music-making on the coast, and the welcome return of live community events to our region! 

Supporting Guide Dogs

Lake Haven Centre supports Guide Dogs NSW/ACT fundraiser

Central Coast locals can help contribute to the $50,000 it takes to breed, raise and train one life changing Guide Dog by supporting fundraising activity at Lake Haven Centre.

More than $6,000 worth of prizes are on offer through a special raffle to support Guide Dogs NSW/ACT, with prizes generously donated by Lake Haven Centre. Prizes include an 8 day P&O South Pacific Cruise, a 65 inch Samsung TV and a PS5 Play Station.

Locals can purchase raffle tickets and other merchandise at a stall located outside Coles, Lake Haven Centre between Monday 20 and Saturday 25 February – proudly manned by Guide Dogs Central Coast Support Group. Some labradorable friends will also be on hand at the stall throughout the week, with visits by local Guide Dogs with their Handlers, and dogs in training.

Raffle tickets can also be purchased online up until 1 March.

“While best known for our beautiful dogs, Guide Dogs NSW/ACT delivers a wide range of services to people with low vision or blindness of all ages – so they can fulfil their individual goals and potential while being safe, confident and independent in their communities,” said Gary Bristow, Head of Fundraising, Guide Dogs NSW/ACT.

“Thank you to Lake Haven Centre for the generous donation of raffle prizes, and to the central Coast community who are always such big supporters of our vital work,” Gary Bristow added.

“Guide Dogs is one of Lake Haven Centre’s favourite charities because of the important services the organisation provides in the community. We are proud to support the fundraising raffle and encourage all Central Coast locals and shoppers to purchase a ticket that will help provide freedom and independence to someone with low vision or blindness,” said Jo Brody, Centre Manager –  Lake Haven Centre.

​​Casey WaltonPublic Relations and Communications Manager ‑ Marketing & Communications Centre of Excellence
P 1800 436 364 
+61 2  9412 9303 
0448 863 226
A yellow guide dog in harness sits on the pavement in an urban environment.
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