March 2016

A message from the new secretary

As the incoming secretary, it is my pleasure to thank Ruth Herman on behalf of all members for the dedication and enthusiasm that she brought to this position. We are all greatly indebted to her for a fantastic effort. Ruth will continue to be an active and valued member of our local group.

Do you have an interest in or experience with media?

We have been very fortunate to have the skills and vision of Justine Suthers to drive our local group media matters but our luck has come to a sudden end with Justine’s notice that she will not continue in that role.

With a federal election on the horizon and our campaign already underway, the Central Coast Greens are now urgently seeking to fill that position with one or more suitable candidates from among our membership.

What does being our Media Officer involve?

– general publicity for our events and our candidates

– releasing of statements and announcements to the local media

– dealing with photographs and footage, audio recordings

– maintaining media relations

– collating and managing a media archive

– coordinating with our campaigns and the local group

– maintaining and running of our social media pages

– liaising with our web site coordinator

– being one of the spokespersons for the local group

– being a co-creator of our media strategy

Like all of our positions, this role is on a voluntary basis.

We are open to proposals for sharing or sub-tasking this position.

Training, mentoring and support will be made available to supplement your existing skills.

If all or any of these sound like you then please respond to: by 17 March 2016 or take part in our local group meeting on 18 March (details below). Please refer to the attached “Call for Nominations – Media Officer” for further details.

Invitation to our March Local Group meeting

Our next meeting will be held at 7pm on Thursday 17 March at:

Gosford Uniting Church, Donnison St. Gosford (directly opposite Kibble Park)

Call for Agenda Items

Please send your suggested items and proposals for discussion to: by c.o.b. Monday 14 March

Minutes and Reports from our February meeting

Keep an eye on what is going on in our local group, decisions made and the many and various activities we are engaged in by looking at the attached minutes and reports.

If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions you are invited to contact me directly at any time.

Support our Candidates

Hillary Morris is the Greens candidate for the seat of Robertson, find out more in: or follow her on facebook at:

Abigail Boyd is the Greens candidate for the seat of Dobell, find out more in: or follow her on facebook at:

We are working on a brand new web site

For all those not in favour of or not familiar with social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc), we are doing our best to completely overhaul our Central Coast Greens web site. The idea is to give you access to all up-to-date news, announcements, our events calendar, information archives and resources to make it easier to participate and keep in touch. I will let you know and provide an introduction as soon as we go ‘live’ with it.

What next?

Here are the details of events for the next month (in order of appearance):

 Sunday 13 March:

10:00 am: Sunday coffee social at Warnie’s 1/13 Warnervale Rd Warnervale

12:00 noon: Rally starting at Hyde Park “Save Our Councils – Stop Forced Amalgamations, details:

Tuesday 15 March:

12:00 noon: Rally outside Parliament House, Macquarie Street “Defend the right to protest – defend democracy, details:

Thursday 17 March:

7:00 pm: Central Coast Greens Local Group meeting at Gosford Uniting Church, Donnison Street Gosford (opposite Kibble Park)

Friday 18 March:

7:30 pm: Public Forum “Innovating our Future” with Lee Rhiannon and Adam Bandt at Newcastle City Town Hall, 290 King St Newcastle, details:

Saturday 19 March:

Harmony Day – Gosford: Kibble Park, (look out for announcements by CC Greens) 

10:00 am: Coffee social at Kemu, Terrigal Esplanade, Terrigal

Sunday 20 March:

All day: International Day of Forests – tree wrapping in Wyong Shire, details: see attached media release by Save Wyong Trees,,

1:00 pm: Palm Sunday March, starts at Belmore Park, Sydney – details:

Sunday 27 March (Easter Sunday):

2:00 pm: Sunday coffee social at Bar Copa, Copacabana Surf Club, Del Monte Place

Friday 8 – Monday 11 April:

Conference “Beyond Coal and Gas 2016” at Myuna Bay (on Lake Macquarie), to register go to:

Sunday 10 April:

10:00 am: Sunday coffee social at Shelly Beach Surf Club, Shelly Beach

10:00 am Sunday coffee social at Fahrenheit Cafe, 7 Wells St. East Gosford

9:00 am to 5:00 pm: CC Greens stall at the GOATS festival at Koala Park, The Scenic Drive, San Remo  – for details go to: – seeking volunteers to help with our stall

Saturday 16 April:

9:00 am to 5:00 pm: CC Greens stall at the ECOBURBIA festival, Narara Valley High School, Fountains Rd. Narara, details: – seeking volunteers to help with our stall

I hope to see you there.

Wolfgang Koerner, secretary

0419 209 467