Interruption to Power
Supply On Richard Road & Thompson Road, Scotland Island
Wed. 13 Nov. from 7.30 to 18.00pm (Duration 10.5 hours)
the poster to download the PDF file
Pink Water Taxi Update
Good news is Michael Spiller, our possible, maybe, new third partner
got his Coxswains ticket last Thursday. Bad news is that the
bureaucracy that is Roads Traffic & Maritime won't let him drive
until he has the ticket in his hot, little hand; 10-14 days.
Inigo Wijnen is off sailing the Pacific (fair winds, mate) and Tim
Byrne is getting his barge business (Pittwater Offshore Services) back
up and running, so the taxis are down to just Rod and Alex driving for
the next week or so. For now, we'll be working day-about, still
starting at 6am but our ability to work late in the evening is
Obviously we'll supplement with casual drivers and increase the hours
if we can but if you need a taxi after 8pm, please call us during the
day and we'll see what we can do.
For quick updates to our hours, check www.facebook.com/PinkWaterTaxis
or follow @PinkWaterTaxis on Twitter.
Yours aye- Rod & Alex
2013 Carols Afloat
After founding, hosting and feeding the choir at her beautiful house,
Tarrangaua, Susan Duncan has stepped back from her hands-on role in the
choir and we will be moving to a new rehearsal area for 2013. Choir
wrangler Chuck Bradley has also taken a sabbatical to work on other
projects. Thanks to both of them for their dedication over the past
The new venue is Elandra, the uppermost house on the point between
Elvina Bay and McCarrs Creek. Our host is Scott Saunders who has a
musical background and, just as importantly, has a grand piano for John
Lloyd to play.
The house is large enough to hold the forty or so choir members and
there will be a light supper after each rehearsal.
Susan Wallace will handle the catering for the first rehearsal and then
future catering arrangements will be decided after that.
bring a drinking receptacle with you if you wish to imbibe!
‘Elandra’, Elvina Bay
At junction of Wirringulla Avenue and Elvina Walking Track
On the point between Elvina Bay and McCarrs Creek
Use the right hand jetty. Take inclinator or steps to the higher house.
6.30 arrival for 7 pm start
Tuesday November 19th
Tuesday November 26th
Tuesday December 3rd
Tuesday December 10th
Tuesday December 17th
Thursday December 19th at
Frog Hollow and Church Point aboard the Laurel Mae, thanks to Toby Jay
and Dave Shirley,
John Flower 0403 442 046
New picnic table at
The SIRA Parks and Reserves Working Group are pleased to announce that
Harold Reserve now has a new picnic table to go with the BBQ and light.
So dust off the hamper, grab your meat tray and head down to this
wonderful picnic spot.
Please enjoy responsibly and remember to take your rubbish with you.
Kayaks at Harold
Pittwater Council has said that they will be removing dead trees at
Harold Reserve. This includes the pine tree with the kayak rack.
have not said when the clearing will happen: so would anyone with a
kayak at Harold Reserve remove it as soon as possible, to avoid any
danger of it being damaged.
If you have any questions, please contact Steve Lawler from Pittwater
Council on (02) 9970 1359. Or call Sue Dickson on (02) 9986 0147 or Tim
Turpin on (02) 9979 1096.
Thanks from the SIRA Parks and Reserves Working Group.
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Singing songs from her
latest CD Nowadays
8 pm November 23 2013
David Richards and Petra
See ‘Deck Sale’
instructions in the PON Nov 2013 ! (HERE
$20 at the door
BYO RSVP if possible to email@example.com.
Calling All Paddlers
on the Western Foreshores and Northern Beaches for the ‘Bridge to Beach’
Bridge to Beach proudly supports The Fragile X Association of Australia.
As you may be aware from the book on my son Marty, I am a carrier of
FXS. After 10 years on the committee I became the President of the FXAA
in September 2013. Through my daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Luke
Ratcliff, we have managed to link the FXAA up with this paddle event
and hopefully it will be a good fundraiser for the Association.
The Fragile X
Association of Australia is a national organisation and registered
charity providing support and services for people with FXS and their
families. We provide free specialist assessment clinics, counselling
and family support, try to raise community awareness and lobby
government for support for those affected by FXS (eg Better Start and
NDIS). The Association is funded by membership fees, fundraising,
grants—no government funding. We have an office in Manly with 4
part-time staff and a national Board of 9 who are volunteers.
Please help us raise funds for Fragile X through Everyday Hero and
other sites. Keep an eye on our website (www.fragilex.org.au) for
has 30 categories in the race and will be encouraging all participants
to raise funds for FXAA. They have also allowed us to create a team
We live in a land of
paddlers! I am particularly interested in encouraging teams of 4-6 to
participate in the event, as well individuals. There will be 2 joint
prizes—for the fastest team and the team that raises the most money for
Please consider putting together a team, naming it appropriately and
registering for the event from early December.
For further information,
please contact Robyn Iredale, 99791096.
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We are running a raffle to
raise another year's education for a child in Kenya.
The 'hamper' is a
fabulous extra-large French shopping basket with leather handles and in
- The first prize is a Christmas hamper to end all
- Second Prize - 2 bottles of very classy red win
- Third Prize, a bottle of Sapphire Blue gin
A bottle of Veuve Clicquot
A bottle of Penfolds 389
Truffle,and walnut flavoured oils
Organic bread mix
A Christmas cake - home made of course
Organic mixed nuts and macadamias
Some wonderful biscuits both sweet and savoury
Maggie Beer pastes and sauces
Various very classy chocolates and Turkish delight
Smoked sea salt from NZ
Caramelised onion jam and other gourmet jams
Campos coffee and some very good tea
1 bottle of Rutherglen 'sticky' wine
1 for $5.00
3 for $10.00
10 for $20.00.
The raffle will be drawn
on Thursday evening 12 December.
Contact: Michelle McDonald - 0416 039335 or 9999 3550
So keep us in mind because we may accost you on the ferry, at the Point
or even knock on your doors.
It's a great cause and the prize is fantastic!
Cottage available for rent
in Towlers Bay from November through February- March.
Treetops is a quaint cottage nestled in the bush suitable for a single
or couple and features a loft bedroom, bathroom, open plan kitchen,
dining and living area, dock and outdoor dining on the deck.
The spacious verandah faces north with scenic views over the national
park, Towlers Bay and Pittwater.
Rent is $285 per week including utilities.
Call Suzanne on 9997 4219 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
at Bell Wharf
Friday night I.e. 8.11 we found an iPhone at bells.
We do not know whom it belongs to.
We want to return it to the owner.
Contact Ana 0428143350 or email email@example.com
Tin shed. 3m X 3m. Good condition with a few dents and leaf
discolouration adding to its character.
Great for storing wood, for chooks, growing mushrooms, accommodating
visiting mothers-in-law or just marvelling in its practical monument.
Assembled with a drill, pop-rivet gun and two beers.
Phone Allan, 0428 681 526
billionaire Philip Ng buys Yamba, Scotland Island's finest heritage home
By Jonathan Chancellor
Tuesday, 05 November 2013
Yamba, the idyllic Pittwater retreat, has been sold for $7 million
after Foreign Investment Review Board approval to interests associated
with the Singaporean based property development company, Far East
Organization which is headed by billionaire Philip Ng from Singapore's
Philip Ng and his brother Robert have an estimated US$10.6 billion net
worth, according to the most recent Forbes Rich List.
The prized Scotland Island trophy property will be used as a retreat
for the Far East family following the companies' recent expansion into
Sydney via the purchase of prime commercial property, the Clocktower
Square complex in Sydney as part of its growth and diversification
Far East Organization also owns a 13.7 hectare site in St Helena,
Greensborough, Melbourne with plans to develop into an integrated
residential community and is buying the Harbour Town Centre in Perth.
Since its 1960s establishment by Philip Ng's father, Ng Teng Fong, the
Far East Organization has developed nine sites on Orchard Road into
major shopping malls, the most recent being Orchard Central, along with
hotel and health care interests. Over the 53 years, the Far East
Organization has undertaken more than 730 developments in the
residential, hospitality, retail, commercial, and industrial sectors,
including 44,000 or one in six private homes in Singapore. The
developer of hotels and malls in Singapore and Hong Kong is reported to
have annual revenues of US$5.5 billion.
Accessible only by boat, the 7,463-square-metre Scotland Island
property has three separate waterfront titles, with two residences, a
cabin and a vacant parcel of waterfront land.
Property Observer regards it as one of Pittwater's most significant
landholdings, set on the north-western side of the island.
It was built for the Robertson family of Angus & Robertson
bookstores, with later owners including the Moran healthcare
Read the full article HERE
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