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mpicklesFri, 28/02/2020 - 8:26am

Can you spare some time on Sunday Morning for Clean UP?

This year there are more sites for clean up than last year.

Can you help with a trailer or other vehicle?

We will be supplied with bags for collecting rubbish that can be carried by cars.

Meeting at the Community Centre at 8 am. All collectors will be supplied with gloves.

Please wear long sleeves, trousers and covered shoes and bring insect repellent, the mozzies are vicious....

ChrislynWed, 26/02/2020 - 11:06pm

There is still time to Renew your Membership and participate in the upcoming Survey that was discussed at the Special Meeting before the AGM on Saturday the 8th February.

Your opinion is really important to help us deliver a New Constitution that will fit with the needs of our Community. Only current financial members will be eligible to vote.

If you are unsure if you are actually a Current Financial Member , please send an email to: and we will gladly check the register.

We are Welcoming...

bobreidMon, 17/02/2020 - 9:36pm

The minutes from the 8 February meeting have been completed and are available for members to review. Note that the format has been changed to make them easier to follow, with actions from the meeting clearly identified.

janinerFri, 14/02/2020 - 5:34pmBlack Plastic Casing from Oyster Pole.

Below is a message from Matt at XLOysters:

The Port Stephens Oyster farmers are conducting a shoreline clean up on Friday 21st February.
We have multiple sites around the Port, and North Arm Cove is one of them.
We are aware that there may be some rubbish that has washed up on the shoreline. The purpose of our clean up is to clean not only oyster waste but any waste that may have made its...

nigeltFri, 14/02/2020 - 4:20pm

Solitude.  A recent mid-afternoon, scrambling precariously across the fractured rock headland just east of Balberook Creek. Barely a breeze, patchily overcast, gently warm – a welcome relief from the preceding days and weeks. Slowly descending towards the sandy cove a shallow dome interrupts its sharply angled surrounds. Lodged firmly against a rock face, one sadly departed turtle; green by name, but coyly sheltering behind chelonia mydas.

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bobreidTue, 11/02/2020 - 9:32pm

This post is a brief summary of what happened at the NACCAi meeting last Saturday 8 February.

The meeting had three parts to it: Forum and survey on the constitution, the Annual General Meeting, and the General Meeting.

Constitution Forum and Survey

The forum commenced with an introduction by President Jim Parnell on how it was going to be run, which was followed by a presentation by Secretary Maria Pickles on the Executive Committee’s views on the geographical area that should be covered by the constitution and the reasons why.

mpicklesFri, 07/02/2020 - 2:59pm

SARG Report

The Southern Area Reference Group meets the 1st Friday of every month. NACCAi is represented on this group at present by Maria Pickles. Other groups may also attend the meeting.

The main focus of this groupo has been monitoring works requests to council for works that have been on the books for a long time. Now that these works are up to date the focus has now changed to community planning for the southern area of MCC with the outcome of providing a strategy to identify and agree on priorities and...

mpicklesThu, 06/02/2020 - 7:46am

Consultation Forum on the NACCAi Constitution

Note that this forum has been arranged following concerns and issues raised in the last months on the proposed Constitution.


10 am – 11.00 am approx

Welcome Jim Parnell

Brief introduction

Main Discussion points.

1. Locality / Village/ Urban Non Urban

2. Membership

3. Committee composition

4. Voting – how can we manage perceived differences and fears.

5. Quorums

6. Number of meetings

7. Other issues/comments

8. Survey – Doug and...

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dougkSun, 02/08/2015 - 9:35pm

As we continue to campaign for improved telecommunications in the Cove it is worth remembering that this local struggle began many years ago. But before relating a bit of that history here is a quick question:

How many permanent residents do you think would have lived in our North Arm Cove village back in 1968?

10? 20? 50? 100? more?