Loop Charity Cycle Challenge 2019

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Formerly “Loop the Lake” Bike Ride, this event no longer goes around Lake Macquarie south of Newcastle – rather down the eastern side to Doyalson and returns. The event is run by the Rotary Club of Warners Bay with support from other nearby Rotary clubs. Proceeds from the event support the Cancer Council of NSW […]

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Singleton Mailrun Charity Bike Ride 2019

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The Singleton Mailrun Charity Bike Ride is an annual fundraising event for the Singleton Family Support Centre. The event takes in the picturesque agricultural landscape of the north Eastern area of the Singleton Shire. This event is in its seventh year and attracted a total of 475 riders. Participants had the choice between 20, 40, […]

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Bulahdelah Hill Climb – September 2018

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The Bulahdelah Hill Climb is a motorsport event run twice yearly by the Myall Lakes Motor Sports Club Inc. It is patronised by a range of motoring enthusiasts with all sorts of vehicles. From rally bred Datsun 1600’s, Stanzas, Mitsubishi Lancer and Subaru Imprezza to virtually anything in between – Holden HQ’s and Toranas, Commodores, […]

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Multisports events kick off for 2019

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Our 1st event for 2019 saw members from Sydney, Prospect and Singleton combine to provide safety communications races for a total of 150 entrants. The race Start and Finish was at Cams Wharf on Lake Macquarie NSW. Competitors in Classic and Novice Courses run, mountain bike, kayak paddle, mountain bike, then finish with kayak paddle […]

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Coastal Run

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CREST Sydney, Prospect, Singleton on 7 July 2018 attended Max Adventure’s Rafferty’s Coastal Run, a 12km 22km and 36km trail run hosted from Rafferty’s Resort, Lake Macquarie. The course takes in the sights of beautiful Lake Macquarie and the stunning coastline of Catherine Hill Bay and the Munmorah State Conservation Area. Our task was to […]

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40th Anniversary Dinner report

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We all enjoyed the 40th anniversary dinner held at Wallsend on Saturday 6th August. Apart from a good attendance by members from across the State, we appreciated support from our Patron, Greg Ackman of Mobile One Antennas, Paul Humphreys of H Events and Trevor Millgate of Cessnock Rescue Squad representing the head of the VRA, […]

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CREST NSW 40 year Anniversary Dinner

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  You’re invited to a Dinner celebrating CREST NSW and its 40 years assisting the community with communications and safety Where: Diggers 5 Tyrrell Street WALLSEND NSW 2287 (11km from Newcastle CBD) When: Saturday, 6th August, 2016 6:00 for 6:30 pm Cost: $40.00 each, at time of booking – please advise any special dietary requirements […]

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St Albans Writers’ Festival

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Julie Garrash and Des Cottle (CREST NSW Sydney Post) attended the St Albans Writers’ Festival from 17 to 20 September 2015 in St Albans NSW. The request for assistance came to CREST from the event organisers impressed with our work with the St Albans RFS and Max Adventure for the Convict 100 event. The CREST […]

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CREST preparing for a celebration

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CREST will be turning 40 in 2016 and is currently preparing for a celebration. Past members and those who we have assisted are encouraged to get in touch with CREST via info <at> crest <dot> org <dot> au. A press release is attached.   CREST turning 40

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Founder of CREST passes

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A Eulogy delivered at by the CREST Executive at a wake to honour Bill Payne Since the creation of CREST in 1976 by Bill, the organisation has seen many changes. The initial aim of providing a Monitoring Service to assist travellers and others in times of emergency saw the organisation spread across the country. As […]

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More assistance to wildlife

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Newcastle CREST has been out again this week assisting the Native Animal Trust Fund Inc (NATF) and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). Josey from the IFAW was kind enough to pass on the following words about the recent operations and some great pics: Update: Operation started Mon 14 Oct- called by RFS due […]

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CREST active during the fires

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Newcastle CREST have been active this week assisting the Native Animal Trust Fund (NATF) in the Salt Ash area. Native wildlife were found in the area injured or killed by the recent fires. CREST established radio communications to provide a safety net for the NATF volunteers. Sadly many animals could not be saved from the […]

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CREST farewells Jean Henderson

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Jean Henderson, member of Newcastle CREST passed away on 1st October 2012 and was farewelled today at Wallsend. Jean had been a member for 17 years and had continued to actively take part in events until shortly before her death. Over the years, Jean had received recognition for her assistance with the Maitland floods and […]

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We’ve become more social!

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Following on from Newcastle CREST recently joining Facebook, CREST NSW Inc is now on Twitter. We’ll be providing ‘on the spot’ updates to our Twitter feed with photographs and links to other websites. The twitter account @crestnsw can also be used to get in touch with CREST. Follow us today!

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We ‘like’ Newcastle CREST

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The Newcastle Division of CREST NSW has recently joined Facebook. Reaching out to its members and the community, Newcastle CREST is using Facebook to announce up-coming events and to attract new members. Members are encouraged to ‘like’ posts regarding future exercises and visitors are very welcome to keep in touch. Visit the Newcastle CREST Facebook […]

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CREST sizzles hot at the WICEN BBQ

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On Sunday 29 April, members from Sydney, Singleton, Prospect and Central Coast attended a BBQ and get together organised by WICEN NSW at the Amateur Radio NSW (ARNSW) site in Dural. WICEN like CREST is a specialist squad of the Volunteer Rescue Association (VRA) and has a team of experienced amateur radio operators that volunteer […]

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Evan Longworth recognised for his contribution to the Newcastle and Hunter Region

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On 29 November 2011, Mr Evan Longworth was awarded a service award by the Newcastle City Council for his outstanding contribution to emergency services and community organisations servicing the Hunter region. Evan has been a member of CREST NSW for some 30 years, has worked as the Newcastle Operations Director and is currently the NSW […]

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CREST NSW celebrates 35 years

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Last night, CREST members past and present gathered with special guests at the Newcastle Diggers Club function rooms to celebrate 35 years of CREST NSW. Newcastle Lord Mayor Cr John Tate opened the event by extending a welcome to all the visitors to the Newcastle area and told the audience of Newcastle council’s high regard […]

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Hot team at Glenrock

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Last weekend CREST members from Newcastle, Central Coast and Sydney provided safety communications for the Kathmandu Adventure Series event at Glenrock State Conservation Reserve near Newcastle NSW. The weekend consisted of two separate identical events on each day. In parallel with the first day, CREST undertook a training exercise. The exercise focussed on the installation […]

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New CREST webpage goes live

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After many tireless hours from CREST’s webpage team, the new webpage went live today. We have moved to a new open source content management system called WordPress which should prove easier for the entire CREST team to add their own stories. The webpage team designed their own WordPress template for the CREST site. If you […]

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CREST members find themselves

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Sunday, 15 November 2009 CREST members from across NSW attended a training day held in conjunction with a State Council meeting in Northern Sydney. The training session focussed on mapping and navigation and forms an important component of the CREST Level 1 training qualification. A presentation covered different map types, the features of a topographic […]

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CREST scores a trifecta for charity

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Monday, 26 October 2009 Over the weekends of 17 / 18 and 24 / 25 of October 2009, CREST provided communications, marshalling and traffic control at 3 events for charity. CREST assisted the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) in the annual walk on 18 October, this year held at Parramatta Park in Sydney. The team […]

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Four Wheel Drive Rescue Call

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Sunday, 30 August 2009 17 January 2009: Newcastle CREST received a call via the channel 5 / 35 UHF CB Emergency repeater following a four wheel driving incident at Stockton Beach. A member of the public called for help after coming across a 1974 soft-top Land Rover that had rolled and one of its occupants […]

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CREST celebrates 10 years of assistance to the Oxfam Trailwalker

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Sunday, 30 August 2009 On Friday 28 August 2009 the annual Oxfam Trailwalker commenced in Sydney’s north. The fundraiser held by the charity Oxfam is an event where teams of 4 people walk or run over a 100 km trail through Sydney’s northern bushland and National Parks. Sydney CREST has provided communications support for the […]

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