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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Pint-sized two-wheeled fury hits Kembla Grange

‘Awesome Drive’ Go-Kart track in Kembla Grange will play host to an exciting motorcycle racing event this October long weekend. The technical asphalt circuit creates the perfect setting for junior motorsport ‘MotoStars’. MotoStars is the product of professional Moto...

Businesses claim bypass has cut Berry profits

Businesses have seen revenue drop up to 15 per cent in the two months since the Berry Bypass opened, according to the local chamber of commerce. The two service stations and the IGA have reported a significant drop in earnings, as traffic on the old highway through...

Community spirit, support rallies to save lives

Corrimal businesses came together to support a well known local charity at the annual Spring into Corrimal festival on Sunday. Money and awareness was raised for Saving Chloe Saxby by donations and the sales of merchandise and raffle tickets. Over $7000 went to the...

Football award to be named after crash victim

Helensburgh Thistles Football Club has announced the award for the Amateur Men’s Player of the Year will be named in honour of the late former player Lachlan Scipione. Lachlan and clubmate Rueben Martin were killed in a car crash in June. The idea was suggested by...

Campbelltown mountain bike racer competes in Cairns

Downhill mountain bike riders have gathered in Cairns for the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships. Campbelltown resident Kellie Weinert was among those representing Australia after years of rigorous training in local events. “It’s the pinnacle of the sport and all...

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