Now an anticipated event, Comic-Gong looks to build on recent success

Cosplayers and comic book lovers alike across the country will travel to Wollongong on Saturday 13th May for the fifth annual ‘Comic-Gong.’ Comic-Gong is a comic arts convention that brings together people of all ages to enjoy inclusive activities, read...
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Hats off to a ‘politically correct’ Easter

Schools are facing backlash for what has been called an ‘over-the-top’ case of political correctness. Some primary schools are have removed the word ‘Easter’ from the traditional Easter hat parade, opting instead to call the events ‘Crazy...
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Wollongong council wants to paint the town red, blue, yellow …

Wollongong City Council is installing more public art across the city, and hopes to build on the success of last year’s Wonderwalls festival, The council has implemented a public art strategy to run from 2016 to 2021. Local and international artists have been...
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Australian government accountable for preventing immunisation risks, Federal Health Minister says

Facebook groups for Anti-Vaccers (the name dubbed to anti-vaccination activists), are being used to establish new day care centres in response to the Governments ‘No Jab No Play’ laws. A Facebook group withholding more than 5000 members was approached by...
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More than just a ‘Welcome to Wollongong’ event

The University of Wollongong will hold its tenth ‘Welcome to Wollongong’ at the University Hall tomorrow night. The welcome evening has taken four months to organise, and coordinators expect 400 community members and students to attend. Hosted in partnership with...

Strawberry Boogie’s new year flavour

Photography: Chris Frape Photo. The instalment of ‘Strawberry Boogie’ has made a swift return this year, beginning their first night at UOW’s Unibar last Wednesday. This event not only brought together a collection of live artists, but also Art, Photography, VJing and...

Showing love for India through dance

Argentinian dancer Natalia Grosso decided to put on the fundraising dance festival Amor Por India when she saw the poor living conditions of many Indians. “After living in India for a while I was able to see the crude reality,” Ms Grosso said. “I had the chance to...

Micro-businesses making their mark in Wollongong

A Wollongong cook is using her colourful, experimental and adventurous baked goods to contribute to the Illawarra’s growing micro-business culture. Gemma Jamison set up her own small business, Gemmcraft, less than a year ago. She aimed to add her name to the list of...

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