Breakers boot to back-to-back success

The Gerringong Breakers Football Club is celebrating another all-conquering year for its senior women’s teams in the Shoalhaven District Football competition. For the second year running, the Breakers’ first and reserve grade teams won their...
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UOW Ultimate prepares for Perth championships

The humble Frisbee will be thrust into the spotlight at the Australian University Games in Perth next week. The University of Wollongong will field six teams at the championships, including men’s and women’s Ultimate sides. “We’re really excited to have...
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Kiama High School honours Jessie’s Garden

A former Kiama High School student has received an award acknowledging her dedication and commitment in the establishment of an Indigenous garden. Jessie McIntosh created her work in 2014 as her HSC project and has since received a plaque to signify the importance of...
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Local baker captivates canines with gourmet treats

A Dapto woman has made sure every dog has its day designing organic sweet treats for pampered pooches. Molly and Me is a barkery owned by baker Melissa Batterson. Her dog-friendly tarts, donuts and cupcakes line the stall every Sunday at the Foragers Markets in Bulli....
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Student sacrifices social life for social work

Local university student sacrifices work and play for rickshaws and saris. A university student has swapped her winter coat for a sari to research water filtration and the preservation of energy in the isolated village of Marenhalli in Bangalore. After being given the...
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Yours and Owls directors responsible for Wollongong’s thriving live music scene: Mayor

Wollongong’s booming small bar and live music scene is all thanks to the Yours and Owls festival directors, according to Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery. His comments come as the city prepares for its third, and largest, advent of the live music festival which...
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The Illawarra offers a second chance at life

Tears were shed as refugees shared their journey to Australia at the second Illawarra Refugee Challenge community night held at Woonona High School. University of Wollongong student Azita fled Iran with her family in 2011 after her 14-year-old sister was kidnapped....
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Menangle Markets re-opens after almost a decade

Menangle Markets was filled with people as it re-opened for the first time in almost a decade on Saturday. Hundreds of patrons braved chilly weather to enjoy the sights, smells and sounds on offer at Tabcorp Park Menangle. Event organising director Valery Borg said it...
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You Can Talk: Men’s Shed and mental health

Ten to 15 per cent of people aged 65 and over will experience clinical depression, but they are less likely than younger people to seek professional help for it. They often do not discuss their feelings with peers or doctors for fear of being stigmatised. The...
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Futsal’s Olympic Chance

By the time the 31st Olympiad finishes in Rio de Janeiro, over 300 events across 28 sports will have been contested. One sport that won’t feature is futsal (sometimes referred to as 5-a-side), the little brother of the world’s most popular sport, football which does...
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Breakers boot to back-to-back success

The Gerringong Breakers Football Club is celebrating another all-conquering year for its senior women’s teams in the Shoalhaven District Football competition. For the second year running, the Breakers’ first and reserve grade teams won their...

UOW Ultimate prepares for Perth championships

The humble Frisbee will be thrust into the spotlight at the Australian University Games in Perth next week. The University of Wollongong will field six teams at the championships, including men’s and women’s Ultimate sides. “We’re really excited to have...

Kiama High School honours Jessie’s Garden

A former Kiama High School student has received an award acknowledging her dedication and commitment in the establishment of an Indigenous garden. Jessie McIntosh created her work in 2014 as her HSC project and has since received a plaque to signify the importance of...

Local baker captivates canines with gourmet treats

A Dapto woman has made sure every dog has its day designing organic sweet treats for pampered pooches. Molly and Me is a barkery owned by baker Melissa Batterson. Her dog-friendly tarts, donuts and cupcakes line the stall every Sunday at the Foragers Markets in Bulli....

Student sacrifices social life for social work

Local university student sacrifices work and play for rickshaws and saris. A university student has swapped her winter coat for a sari to research water filtration and the preservation of energy in the isolated village of Marenhalli in Bangalore. After being given the...

The Illawarra offers a second chance at life

Tears were shed as refugees shared their journey to Australia at the second Illawarra Refugee Challenge community night held at Woonona High School. University of Wollongong student Azita fled Iran with her family in 2011 after her 14-year-old sister was kidnapped....

Menangle Markets re-opens after almost a decade

Menangle Markets was filled with people as it re-opened for the first time in almost a decade on Saturday. Hundreds of patrons braved chilly weather to enjoy the sights, smells and sounds on offer at Tabcorp Park Menangle. Event organising director Valery Borg said it...

You Can Talk: Men’s Shed and mental health

Ten to 15 per cent of people aged 65 and over will experience clinical depression, but they are less likely than younger people to seek professional help for it. They often do not discuss their feelings with peers or doctors for fear of being stigmatised. The...

Futsal’s Olympic Chance

By the time the 31st Olympiad finishes in Rio de Janeiro, over 300 events across 28 sports will have been contested. One sport that won’t feature is futsal (sometimes referred to as 5-a-side), the little brother of the world’s most popular sport, football which does...

Refugee stall comes to Winter Night Market

The initiative to support refugees in the Illawarra is growing. The Community Space at 275 Keira St was filled with stalls and a bustling crowd on Saturday night. Salt Church held its second Winter Night Market to raise funds for the Wollongong Homeless Hub. It was...

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