Skaters roll in for Fairy Meadow Skate park grand re-opening

The turnout to the re-opening of Fairy Meadow’s newly upgraded skate park was a testament to the region’s skating community, according to those behind the project, The park was officially opened by Wollongong Mayor Gordon Bradbery on 3 November, after being closed...
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Lack of Paralympics coverage cause for concern: Athletes

Lack of Paralympics Coverage a Cause For Concern The push for equal recognition and exposure between the Olympics and the Paralympics remains an uphill battle, according to Wheelchair Sports NSW (WSNSW). WSNSW Regional Sports Coordinator Todd Parker points to the...
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Creative caravans hope to cut graffiti attacks

Wollongong City Council launched its new fleet of worksite caravan murals on Friday in hope it will reduce graffiti attacks across the Illawarra. The caravans, which operate as mobile offices for council workers, are prone to graffiti attacks because of their large...
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Guns back in Aust lawmakers’ sights

Verbal shots fired in parliament this week over alleged ‘horse-trading’ between the Turnbull government and Senator David Leyonjhelm, have reignited the gun laws debate in Australia. There were allegations a deal had been done for the federal government to...
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Spotlight shines on Wollongong’s women in film

The first Wollongong Film Festival premiered at Project Contemporary Artspace last month, and woman and girls were in the spotlight. Wollongong local Gia Frino organised the event as part of her ambassadorship for charity One Girl. One Girl will use the proceeds of...
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Pitch-perfect teachers target drones in science education

A University of Wollongong project is using drone technology to engage young students in science. ‘Fliight’ is the brainchild of science education students George Harriman and Kian Garcia. The ‘Fliight School’ teaches children how to build and fly drones, and to...
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Fires that don’t burn out

Illawarra home owners are being warned to be vigilant during the summer months as avoidable home fires take their toll on emergency services. With 1750 kitchen fires last year in homes across NSW, emergency service workers are seeing a rise in tragedies that could...
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Local talent helps international education

Film buffs gathered at the Project Contemporary Art Space to watch the first annual Wollongong Film Festival in October. Local film maker and Festival Director, Gia Frino is excited about what the festival can bring for other local film makers. “I’m a feminist and I...
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AFL 9s game gains popularity in the Illawarra

Women interested in playing AFL are being encouraged to get involved through the modified AFL 9s game, which is gaining traction in the Illawarra. AFL 9s player Laura Russell said the sport, which runs during the AFL off-season, is a no-contact option that provides a...
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St Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal gives hope to those in need

The added financial burden and stress that comes with the holiday season will be felt twice as hard by many families in the community this year, according to coordinators of one of the country’s biggest charities. The annual St Vincent De Paul Christmas Appeal...
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Skaters roll in for Fairy Meadow Skate park grand re-opening

The turnout to the re-opening of Fairy Meadow’s newly upgraded skate park was a testament to the region’s skating community, according to those behind the project, The park was officially opened by Wollongong Mayor Gordon Bradbery on 3 November, after being closed...

Lack of Paralympics coverage cause for concern: Athletes

Lack of Paralympics Coverage a Cause For Concern The push for equal recognition and exposure between the Olympics and the Paralympics remains an uphill battle, according to Wheelchair Sports NSW (WSNSW). WSNSW Regional Sports Coordinator Todd Parker points to the...

Creative caravans hope to cut graffiti attacks

Wollongong City Council launched its new fleet of worksite caravan murals on Friday in hope it will reduce graffiti attacks across the Illawarra. The caravans, which operate as mobile offices for council workers, are prone to graffiti attacks because of their large...

Guns back in Aust lawmakers’ sights

Verbal shots fired in parliament this week over alleged ‘horse-trading’ between the Turnbull government and Senator David Leyonjhelm, have reignited the gun laws debate in Australia. There were allegations a deal had been done for the federal government to...

Pitch-perfect teachers target drones in science education

A University of Wollongong project is using drone technology to engage young students in science. ‘Fliight’ is the brainchild of science education students George Harriman and Kian Garcia. The ‘Fliight School’ teaches children how to build and fly drones, and to...

Fires that don’t burn out

Illawarra home owners are being warned to be vigilant during the summer months as avoidable home fires take their toll on emergency services. With 1750 kitchen fires last year in homes across NSW, emergency service workers are seeing a rise in tragedies that could...

Local talent helps international education

Film buffs gathered at the Project Contemporary Art Space to watch the first annual Wollongong Film Festival in October. Local film maker and Festival Director, Gia Frino is excited about what the festival can bring for other local film makers. “I’m a feminist and I...

Calls to do more to remove mental health stigma

People living with mental illness and those working to help them have called for more to be done to address the impact and the stigma surrounding the condition. October was NSW Mental Health month and it aimed to raise awareness of and support the 20 per cent of...

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