September 8 - 14, 2019: Issue 420


Northern Beaches Local Wins Silver In World Rowing Championships, Now Heading To Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Georgie Rowe has won a silver medal as part of the Australian Rowing Women’s Eight crew at last weekend’s finals of the 2019 World Rowing Championships, in Linz Ottensheim, Austria and is on her way to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Australia was pipped for the gold by New Zealand.  After a fast start where Australia held a tough field for 1500 metres, before NZ just nudged ahead in the last 500 metres to win. Second place has qualified them for Tokyo.

‘’It has always been a dream of mine to compete at an Olympic Games” said Georgie ‘’when I was younger, I thought it would be for kayaking.’’

‘’Making the final at the World Rowing Championships was tough.  We came second in the heat to the USA, which meant we had to come top two in the repercharge to make the final.  After coming second to the Canadians, in the repercharge we made the final.” 

 Women’s Eight: Georgie Rowe and Molly Goodman  -  Copyright Rowing Australia

In July the Women’s Eight had another Trans-Tasman battle with the New Zealand Eight in their final at World Rowing Cup 3. The Russians were the first to show in the final, but the New Zealand and Australian crews muscled their way through the pack to take first and second place, with the Canadian crew taking third.

Georgina grew up on Sydney's Northern Beaches where she competed in surf boat rowing for her local surf club, Collaroy SLSC. 

Her sporting life changed when Mona Vale SLSC boat sweep Ryan Halangahu suggested she should compete in the National Indoor Rowing Championships three years ago.

She transitioned into the world of still water rowing in her early 20’s and after a short amount of time was selected to the Australian Rowing Team.


Celebrating with silver medals - Copyright Rowing Australia


Mona Vale Road East Upgrade: September 2019 Update - And Pictorial Record Of Works

Mona Vale Road East - Out Of Hours Work Update: September 2019

September, 2019: NSW RMS

We will continue out of hours work along Mona Vale Road to remove loose rock from the cuttings along the road and to remove concrete medians. We will also carry out surveying work and deliver materials to the site at night.

For safety reasons, we will close one lane of Mona Vale Road during the night work. During the lane closure, we will reduce the speed limit to 40km/h to ensure the safety of motorists and workers. A stop/slow arrangement will be in place with traffic controllers and signage directing traffic.

Night work is planned for Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights between Monday 2 September and Friday 13 September from 8pm to 5am.



Spring In Pittwater 2019

Turrimetta - North Narrabeen Sea's edge - photo by Joe Mills, 2019

View towards The Basin from Pittwater Park, Palm Beach, on Thursday, September 5th, this week. A J Guesdon photo.

High Tide at Palm Beach Ferry Wharf on Thursday, September 5th, this week. A J Guesdon photo.

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