Retro Surf Comp 2017 raises thousands for refugee families

Crisp skies, low winds and glassy waves, for the last 11 years, the first weekend of May has turned on some of the best surf conditions for the Annual Retro Surf Comp and Beach Clean Up. A group of tight-knit mates wax up their single fin surfboards and pull out their...
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UOW Unibar praised for environmentally friendly waste management

A new organic waste disposal machine has seen the University of Wollongong's Unibar lead the way in environmentally friendly waste management. The use of the machine has been implemented as a result of a "bin trim audit" on UOW Pulse in late 2016. The machine, known...
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5 Apps you’ll want to download right now

Can't do life? You can bet that there's an app out there to help you. Long gone are the days of organising yourself between the pages of a Kiki-K diary, apps have taken over almost every aspect of organising our lives. Need your room cleaned? There's an app for that....
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Black, White and Khaki – A story of an Indigenous Warrior

Under the command of the Commonwealth, the Australian Infantry Force lost 39,652 sons and daughters in the Second World War. Frank Richard Archibald was one of them. A proud Gumbaynggirr man killed on the battlefields of Papua New Guinea on November 24th, 1942. His...
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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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Netflix passwords sold on blackmarket: Report

Netflix login and account details are being sold on the blackmarket, according to a new report. The Symantec report said users were being hacked by a phishing and malware campaign that posed as Netflix files on hacked desktops. "The files are downloaders that, once...
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How did the FBI unlock Syed Farook’s iPhone?

The FBI has revealed it no longer needs Apple's help to unlock the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook. Having unlocked the phone, the FBI has ended all legal action with the multinational technology company but begs the question - how did they do...
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Brussels terror attacks – One word

"What we feared has happened,"Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said after Tuesday's back-to-back attacks in Brussels. Tragedy struck in the metro and the airport, with bombs killing 34 people and wounding many more. ISIS has since claimed responsibility for the...
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Breast cancer survivor inspires others through the arts

In May 2013, South-West Sydney Mum Jodee Lee was diagnosed with stage three Triple Negative Breast cancer which led her to re-discover her love for the arts and, as a result, publish her first book. The 44-year-old mother of four and survivor of cancer said that if it...
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What university taught me: Soon-to-be grad

I was always perplexed by ‘forever students’ -- those who continued to study well into their 20s and 30s. Clinging to the safety of lecture halls and shielding themselves from the ‘real’ world behind bookshelves. Happy to suckle from the teat of welfare as their...
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Moments too soon but memories last forever

Women are being encouraged to talk about the deaths of their stillborn children as part of the healing process during International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. According to statistics from the miscarriage, stillbirth and newborn support charity Sands,...

Camden ready to light the way

Argyle and John Streets are set to be transformed for the 17th annual ‘Light Up Camden’ event. The Camden Chamber of Commerce, Tourism and Industry (CCCTI) says the Saturday, 18 November, event will be family-focused and a boost for business. “We have booked in 48...

Four years strong, SCYLF takes a local turn

The South Coast Youth Leadership Forum (SCYLF) has always had a local focus but this year all of the facilitators and speakers were from the local community. SCYLF co-convenor Avalon Bourne said the program, now in its fourth year, and the participants benefitted from...


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