Illawarra YouTube star making waves online

Contributing to the growing list of online media moguls is a Wollongong man with a passion for editing and content creating. Jacob Smith's online success has highlighted the calibre of talent coming from within the Illawarra region. He began his career editing for...

Artist sets out to re-write masculinity

A writer and visual artist has used humour and wit to challenge preconceived ideas about masculinity. Sam Leighton-Dore's newly-released book, How To Be A Big Strong Man, explores issues surrounding masculinity through a series of cartoons, making it an engaging and...

The founding father of Wollongong comedy

When an Irish comedian arrived in Wollongong 15 years ago, he would have to take the train to Sydney to see live stand-up. Now, there are regular local gigs in at least five spots, including a weekly open-mic night that almost never made it off the ground.   Martin...

UOW, NRL renew student mentor program

University students juggling study with a rugby career will have an easier time getting into the swing of things after the University of Wollongong and the NRL signed a five-year renewal of a program aimed at mentoring players off the field. Dragons reserve grade...

A Moment of Science Please!

It’s passionate and motivated employees like David Lukins that makes Wollongong’s Science Space the most unique and exciting science experience in NSW. Catching up with David in the midst of National Science Week, it didn’t take long to understand that for this...

Student union votes not to distance itself from former leader

The Wollongong Undergraduate Students’ Association (WUSA) has sunk a motion to distance itself from its former president, Chloe Rafferty. Ms Rafferty was charged with common assault after allegedly throwing coffee on a man at Saturday’s Conservative Political Action...

Student magazine hits back over ‘offensive’ issue

A statement by the University of Wollongong criticising an issue of student magazine, The Tertangala, has been called "unnecessary" by its coordinator. UOW released a statement on Thursday that said the 'debauchery' issue could distress survivors of sexual harassment...

The Royal Easter Show celebrates 116 years of fun and education

The Royal Easter Show has continued to educate with Lake Illawarra High School taking out first place in the School District Display for the second year. The display was made out of organic materials such as vegetables, seeds and grains. Lake Illawarra High School...

Puppies and pinot

A Wollongong animal welfare group is trying to change negative perception's of rescue dogs through puppies and a glass of wine. Dagwood hosted a 'Puppies and Pinot' day at the the popular Market Street bar. Wollongong Animal Rescue Network (WARN), an animal rescue...

A new take on an old theme

Everything old is new again at Kiama’s Vintage-Retro Market which offered treasure hunters the chance to get their hands on some unique and collectible items.   The Old Kiama Co-op hosted the market for the first time at the Masonic Hall bringing together 15 local...

Artist sets out to re-write masculinity

A writer and visual artist has used humour and wit to challenge preconceived ideas about masculinity. Sam Leighton-Dore's newly-released book, How To Be A Big Strong Man, explores issues surrounding masculinity through a series of cartoons, making it an engaging and...

The founding father of Wollongong comedy

When an Irish comedian arrived in Wollongong 15 years ago, he would have to take the train to Sydney to see live stand-up. Now, there are regular local gigs in at least five spots, including a weekly open-mic night that almost never made it off the ground.   Martin...

UOW, NRL renew student mentor program

University students juggling study with a rugby career will have an easier time getting into the swing of things after the University of Wollongong and the NRL signed a five-year renewal of a program aimed at mentoring players off the field. Dragons reserve grade...

A Moment of Science Please!

It’s passionate and motivated employees like David Lukins that makes Wollongong’s Science Space the most unique and exciting science experience in NSW. Catching up with David in the midst of National Science Week, it didn’t take long to understand that for this...

Puppies and pinot

A Wollongong animal welfare group is trying to change negative perception's of rescue dogs through puppies and a glass of wine. Dagwood hosted a 'Puppies and Pinot' day at the the popular Market Street bar. Wollongong Animal Rescue Network (WARN), an animal rescue...

A new take on an old theme

Everything old is new again at Kiama’s Vintage-Retro Market which offered treasure hunters the chance to get their hands on some unique and collectible items.   The Old Kiama Co-op hosted the market for the first time at the Masonic Hall bringing together 15 local...

Lakeside scavenge helps clean up waste

Canberrans traded trash for treasure at a Lakeside Scavenge event, combatting pollution and textile waste to save the planet. The event was located at Bowen Park beside Lake Burley Griffin, in conjunction with the World Environment Day weekend in June. Event...

Canberra’s tiniest gallery a big success

A backyard laundry-turned-gallery has had its fifth exhibition of tiny artworks, supporting emerging Australian National University art students and local artists within the Canberra community. The Gallery of Small Things (GOST) has just finished its annual exhibit,...