Ronaldinho rejects Wolves’ $100,000 offer

Brazilian-legend Ronaldinho Gaúcho has rejected a $100,000 contract offer from the Wollongong Wolves to play in their FFA Cup game against Sydney FC in Wollongong on Wednesday. The South American champion was reportedly interested in coming to Australia to play in the...
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Headspace Wollongong screens ‘Gayby Baby’ for IDAHOT

IDAHOT: the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia was celebrated in Wollongong last week with a screening of the controversial documentary Gayby Baby at the Wollongong Art Gallery. IDAHOT is designed to raise awareness of the discrimination that takes...
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Zonta gathers community volunteers to provide safe, sanitary births in developing countries

The Zonta Club of Wollongong has again been overwhelmed by community support for its Birthing Kit Assembly Day. The event, held at St Marys College last month, was in support of the Birthing Kit Foundation of Australia. Among the volunteers were Wollongong Zontians,...
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Kirrawee High prepares to take on ‘Refugee Challenge’

Student leaders at Kirrawee High School are preparing to simulate an interactive refugee camp on school grounds as part of Refugee Week later this month. Conceived and administered by Gymea Community Aid, the Refugee Challenge aims to encourage high school students to...
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Slam poetry helping alternative art grow in Wollongong by taking it to the streets

The monthly showcase of slam poetry in Wollongong is helping more people notice the growth of alternative art, according to coordinators. Wollongong City Mall is the home to a new six-month showcase of slam poetry. The first night of this new breed of talent began on...
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Little Free Library at Menangle re-inspiring a love of reading.

Nestled in the tiny village of Menangle, an innovative reading project is encouraging residents to return to books and a love of reading. The project titled “Little Free Library” is operated by primary school teacher and literacy coordinator Laura Egan-Burt. Mrs Burt...
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Heritage-listing comes as shock to owner of Gatekeepers Cottage at Douglas Park.

A Douglas Park woman is in shock after discovering the house she has lived in for 45 years has been included on the heritage list. Margaret Summers calls the Gatekeepers Cottage at Douglas Park her home. The house was first constructed in 1903 and contains a centuries...
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Breast cancer discovery offers hope for cure

The world could be a step closer at finding a cure for breast cancer. The University of Edinburgh has discovered a new way to reduce the risk of breast cancer before it becomes deadly. Scientists have identified a chemical compound that is highly effective at blocking...
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Facebook Live changing the social broadcasting game

The age of the personal live broadcast is upon us, with Facebook Live predicted to change the way we consume social media, interact, and learn. New features set to be introduced shortly to Facebook live include 24/7 continuous streaming, the ability to skip to...
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Rock climbing boulders towards Tokyo 2020

Rock climbing is on its way to becoming a part of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Despite a bid failing in 2013, the sport secured a second chance after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) introduced reforms in 2014 that allow the host city to add sports that are...
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Ronaldinho rejects Wolves’ $100,000 offer

Brazilian-legend Ronaldinho Gaúcho has rejected a $100,000 contract offer from the Wollongong Wolves to play in their FFA Cup game against Sydney FC in Wollongong on Wednesday. The South American champion was reportedly interested in coming to Australia to play in the...

Facebook Live changing the social broadcasting game

The age of the personal live broadcast is upon us, with Facebook Live predicted to change the way we consume social media, interact, and learn. New features set to be introduced shortly to Facebook live include 24/7 continuous streaming, the ability to skip to...

Rock climbing boulders towards Tokyo 2020

Rock climbing is on its way to becoming a part of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Despite a bid failing in 2013, the sport secured a second chance after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) introduced reforms in 2014 that allow the host city to add sports that are...

Could chatbots play a role in speech therapy?

University of Queensland and CSIRO researchers have developed a chatbot that may hold the key to better speech therapy. The chatbot, HARLIE (Human and Robot Language Interaction Experiment), is aimed at elderly people living with neurological conditions, such as...

NSW bolters turn plenty of heads

NSW coach Laurie Daley has named four debutants to play in the opening State of Origin match of the 2016 series next week. After loosing 52-6 in the final match in the 2015 edition, Daley has looked to youth and the future to reclaim the coveted Origin trophy. Albion...

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