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Chronicle Counsel: The Easter edition

We know that this Easter will be difficult for a lot of us for a myriad of reasons. But, we’ve created a list of things to do AT HOME this long weekend to ensure your Easter one of the “Hoppiest”!

We are being reminded to STAY HOME this Easter, Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch is calling for tourists to stay away and not visit the Central Coast region.

“The Easter school holiday period is normally one of the busiest times of the year, but this year I’m asking people to stay at home,” Mr Crouch said.

“If you are on the Central Coast right now but your home address is not a Central Coast suburb, please go home.”

Tourists need to go home and stay home.

“The restrictions on travel may be tough for some but they are necessary to keep people in our community healthy and alive.”

Mr Crouch said penalties included $11,000 or six months jail for individuals and $55,000 for corporations. Anonymous reports can be made to Crime Stoppers online at https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au or by calling 1800 333 000.

“The only reasons to leave home are shopping for essentials, medical care, exercise or essential work and study commitments.”

For the latest announcements from Adam Crouch MP, Like his Facebook page. 

If you do need supplies for Easter, then Deepwater Plaza at Woy Woy is your go-to shopping destination. COLES will be OPEN on Good Friday, meaning you won’t have rush for your Easter supplies in the lead-up to the long weekend.

The following outlets are still open at Deepwater Plaza; Kmart,  Nev & Jim’s Butchery (offering delivery), Bakers Delight (offering delivery), Liquorland, Priceline Pharmacy, Specsavers (emergencies and essential workers only), All banks, Best&Less, EB Games, The Reject Shop, Service NSW, Telstra, Optus and food is available as takeaway only from Subway, Gloria Jeans, Café Cherry Beans and Fah’s Thai Kitchen.

Center Hours over Easter:

April 10 – Good Friday
Centre – CLOSED
Coles – 11am – 5pm
Kmart – CLOSED

April 11 – Easter Saturday
Centre – 9am – 4pm
Coles – 7am – 10pm
Kmart – 8am – 5pm

April 12 – Easter Sunday
Centre – 10am – 3pm
Coles – 9am – 6pm
Kmart – 8am – 5pm

April 13 – Easter Monday
Centre – 10am – pm
Coles – 7am – 10pm
Kmart – 8am – 5pm


If you’re keen to indulge your culinary senses over Easter The Lucky Bee at Hardys Bay has you covered!  A new weekly takeaway and delivery menu has just been released.  Open from Thursday to Saturday from 5pm and Friday to Sunday from 12pm. The Lucky Bee really does deliver on taste, personality and community spirit!  We highly recommend their Bang Bang Chicken and their cocktails (which they also deliver!)


Deliciousness at The Lucky Bee – Image: Lisa Haymes



If you’re looking to build your skills over the Easter break, then our suggestion is to start with your video presentation and conferencing skills. (Because no one wants to see a double-chin or the inside of your nose!) Treehouse Creative’s online course will  equip you with effective tips and tricks to make zooming/webinaring (definitely a word!)/FaceTiming a breeze.

Packed with unforgettable Presentation Tips, you’ll emerge more confident, competent and relaxed about using video as a home office communication tool, regardless of your industry or audience. Enrol with the insurance that if you take the course and feel it’s anything less than what you needed, they’ll give you your money back.

Access the course via the link here and get video conferencing like a pro!

Of course, you’ll be wanting to look good for those online catch-ups or Skype interviews and Alira Hair at Hardy’s Bay has your haircare needs covered. Owner Leah has said, if you’re desperate for a treatment, “Conditioner can work, but it’s not quite as intensive as a treatment package. All you have to do is leave your conditioner of choice on wet hair, dampen a hand towel and warm the towel up in the microwave (only briefly) and pop it on your head with the conditioner combed through.  Leave until the towel has cooled.

“Alternatively, you can put a shower cap on over the conditioner and leave it on for a good 20 minutes, then rinse, probably best to do this once everyone has gone to bed to avoid the comments from other family members!”

Alira Hair do have essential oil blends that can be added to the conditioner for extra nourishment, contact Alira Hair on Facebook to organise a time to collect product and view their range of beautiful accessories clothing and shoes (pictured below). No hair services are available at this time.


Now it wouldn’t be Easter without some delicious HCB’s (Hot Cross Buns!) thank goodness for the talented team at The Bakery East Gosford.

They are open ALL LONG WEEKEND! (Cue angels 👼  singing!) Make sure you follow them on Facebook and a warning in advance, be prepared to want to lick your computer screen.


Wanting to support the Central Coast Mariners?

You CAN! The Loose Cannon is now online and you can read it here.  This edition is filled with activities for the kids (thank goodness!) and it’s a great way to keep the Mariners spirit going. And you DON’T HAVE TO LEAVE HOME to enjoy it! Moving forward, the Mariners are on the look out for their Members & fans to share their stories -think of your top Mariners moments, or maybe your young Mariners fan has done a drawing you’d like to share,  submit stories and creative pieces to info@ccmariners.com.au with your details and keep an eye out on future editions!

If you’re not able to leave home, or perhaps you’re missing a good meal from Gosford RSL, then never fear,  their frozen and fresh take-away meals start from just $10. Members can pay with points or Gosford RSL TIX cash. Visit here to view the menus. Call 43232311 to order. To read an update from the RSL click here.


If you’re going to use the long weekend to think about some work ideas, then why make a point of visiting the Pursuit Communications site, the Central Coast’s leading PR agency.  Pursuit has a series of tips for businesses in different industries to keep them front of mind with their customers.

Think every profession from gardeners, podiatrists, general retail, creatives, musicians, freelancers, cleaners, hairdressers and MORE.

You may also want to use this time to lock in a HALF-PRICE 60 minute online planning session to start thinking about what you can do NOW to be ahead of the curve, once we’re on the other side of this pandemic.

For all the details, click here. 


If you’re looking to do something a little creative, then the guys at Pinot and Picasso have you covered.

They’re hosting FREE, yes (F-R-E-E!) Facebook LIVE sessions that we will be running over the weekend. Viewers will just need to follow the crew on Facebook to access these. No sign up required!

They are also offering our paint-at-home-starter-pack to get people kitted up with everything they need to complete any of their artworks. Click here to find out more. 


If you’re in the North Lakes region of the Coast, and you need your mobile fixed over Easter, don’t despair, and DON’T LEAVE HOME!  Phone Culture will still be trading over the Easter break, with a mobile mobile repair service. Visit their Facebook page for more details.

If you’re craving some online shopping and want to support local, then the HIT 101.3 #SmalllocalBIGLOVE list of businesses is what you need.

Click here for the details and if you want to be involved give the team a buzz and let them know Central Coast Chronicle sent you!


Pizza Inn in Terrigal will be open over the long weekend and have zero contact for all pick-ups and deliveries. Open Good Friday 5.00 -10.00pm, Easter Saturday 5.00pm -midnight, Easter Sunday 5.00pm – 10.00pm and Easter Monday 5.00pm -10.00pm For more information visit their website


If you’re after some sanitiser, then now’s the time to support local business Distillery Botanica.

They have been inundated with calls to provide sanitiser and they are doing everything they can to assist with the solution (pun intended)!

As Distillery Botanica is  a tiny distillery with limited resources to scale up to producing the amounts ethanol currently under demand.  They have previously diverted all available ethanol to local pharmacies who are making sanitisers for the Central Coast Local Health District as well as supplying our Doctors, Nurses and front line healthcare providers.

Their sister brand Mr Black is in sanitiser production and we will have a limited amount available at the Distillery Door this week. They are open Wed, Thursday CLOSED GOOD FRIDAY, Open Sat and Sun – 10am – 5pm.

Please respect the social distancing requirements when visiting.

Due to extraordinary demand, it is strictly one bottle per person. Available as 500mls refill. 80% abv. $20 a bottle. They look forward to seeing you!



Hi-Tide Cafe at Avoca Beach will keep you caffeinated all long weekend. With their opening hours 10am-3pm every day from Good Friday to Easter Monday inclusively. Order ahead via the Bopple App or phone 0404 285 503 View their menu here

It wouldn’t be Easter without some fresh seafood, especially on Good Friday, our recommendation? Get in early (like ASAP!) to get your fresh fish, prawns and other delicious seafood fare from Woy Woy Fisherman’s Wharf. 


They are currently taking orders for Easter. They will be open all weekend (closed Monday) for take away, pick up phone orders and delivery 🚚

They will have fresh deliveries coming in daily from local fishermen & oyster farmers, the markets and our suppliers. Place your order for fresh seafood delivery at www.woywoyfishermenswharf.com.au (they deliver from Patonga to Somersby to The Entrance). You can call them on 43411171 to place orders for pick up or delivery and hear our daily specials.

Finally, we’re including a little self-promotion here. If you’re struggling for content for your social media pages, Electronic Direct Mail (EDMs), and blog posts, then your struggle is over.

Our calendar while usually PACKED with events from one end of the Coast to the other, is now your go-to source for standing out, we have *every* date covered with ideas for your business – no matter what industry you’re in!

We’ve got a special discount to spread the kindness. Join Central Coast Chronicle – at any level of membership* and you will get 50% off 

Simply enter “Kindness” at checkout.  You can view the membership options here.

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