Rising feed prices hits South Coast farmers

With intense drought gripping the South Coast and Southern Highlands many local farmers are having to sacrifice profits to pay for livestock feed. In some cases, the cost of feed grain and transportation have increased by 40% since 2017, the added expense proving to...

New Record for Lifeline Big Book Fair

The Wollongong community has banded together to raise a record amount of money for crisis support services at the Lifeline Big Book Fair. The three-day book sale welcomed 5,386 people through its doors at the Illawarra Sports Stadium in Berkeley and raised a record ...

UOW students pioneer recycling breakthrough using 3D printers

Plans to repurpose plastic bottles using a 3D printer have been unveiled by students and staff at the University of Wollongong. The project aims to close the loop of single-use plastic on campus by collecting items made from PET plastic and turning it into items...

Long wait times and a lack of funding frustrates NDIS participants

There have been conflicting reviews of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) with claims a lack of funding and limited access to services are to blame. The scheme, initiated in 2013, was designed to provide those with a permanent disability access to support...

‘Reclaim the night’ – Wollongong marches against domestic violence

“I had to leave to save my life. Think of Chopper Reid. That was the sort of guy I was escaping from.” When Shez left her abusive partner, she had to leave her children behind with him. “You’ve got to have somewhere to live. I didn’t have family, I didn’t have any...

Happily fur-ever after at North Gong Dog Day

Dozens of paws hit the pavement at North Wollongong Hotel for the Illawarra’s biggest dog event, North Gong Dog Day. The event is organised by Pound Paws, an organisation that provides a modern online approach to rehoming pets. Pound Paws founder Brittany Bloomer...

University of Wollongong launches its largest UOW Goes Global program

The University of Wollongong will celebrate its vast multicultural community at the largest, annual UOW Goes Global program in an effort to create cultural harmony on campus. The two-week event aims to celebrate the ethnic diversity at the University of Wollongong...

Volunteers clean up coastline as part of global movement

More than 200 volunteers have gathered to clean up North Wollongong beach and its surrounding areas as part of World Clean Up Day. The event, run by local not-for-profit organisations, was one of many that took place worldwide. JCI Illawarra representative Kevin...

Yours & Owls 2018 – The Earworm Debrief

Hellooooooo and welcome to The Earworm (Online!!) Now that we’ve had a day to recover, we’ve thrown together this article & there'll soon be a highlights reel too! DAY ONE We started day 1 with a drink bottle emergency. The drink bottles I specifically bought for the...

Yours & Owls Festival Guide from The Earworm

Oh, so you're going to Yours & Owls this weekend? Do you have everything ready?? I’m sorry to say that you’re probably not like me. You probably don’t already have a 3-page excel spreadsheet planned for your Yours & Owls festy experience. Lucky for you, I like to...

Rising feed prices hits South Coast farmers

With intense drought gripping the South Coast and Southern Highlands many local farmers are having to sacrifice profits to pay for livestock feed. In some cases, the cost of feed grain and transportation have increased by 40% since 2017, the added expense proving to...

New Record for Lifeline Big Book Fair

The Wollongong community has banded together to raise a record amount of money for crisis support services at the Lifeline Big Book Fair. The three-day book sale welcomed 5,386 people through its doors at the Illawarra Sports Stadium in Berkeley and raised a record ...

Volunteers clean up coastline as part of global movement

More than 200 volunteers have gathered to clean up North Wollongong beach and its surrounding areas as part of World Clean Up Day. The event, run by local not-for-profit organisations, was one of many that took place worldwide. JCI Illawarra representative Kevin...

Yours & Owls 2018 – The Earworm Debrief

Hellooooooo and welcome to The Earworm (Online!!) Now that we’ve had a day to recover, we’ve thrown together this article & there'll soon be a highlights reel too! DAY ONE We started day 1 with a drink bottle emergency. The drink bottles I specifically bought for the...

Yours & Owls Festival Guide from The Earworm

Oh, so you're going to Yours & Owls this weekend? Do you have everything ready?? I’m sorry to say that you’re probably not like me. You probably don’t already have a 3-page excel spreadsheet planned for your Yours & Owls festy experience. Lucky for you, I like to...