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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The Rugby Revolution

New technology in jersey fabrics has created a revolution on the field as sporting clubs move to improve athletic ability and performance through uniforms. The sculptured high tech synthetic fabric is now worn by professional rugby players all over the world,...

Surprise koala colony a Wollondilly wonder

Koalas have climbed back onto the community agenda, the 're-discovered' population sparking a tagging and tracking program and an outpouring of local support. Listed as vulnerable in NSW, the unexpected revelation represents a major step forward in the conservation of...

Cronulla Sharks proposed centre of excellence for Shark Park

The Cronulla Sharks has proposed a centre of excellence to be built at Southern Cross Group Stadium. Cronulla Sharks chief executive Lyall Gorman unveiled plans for centre that he said would be a huge boost for the club and the community. “The club is creating a place...

Albury student to direct film in Melbourne

Film and Television student, Dylan Harris is set to direct a film, Whispey that sheds light on the issues faced by young people living in regional areas. The Victoria College of the Arts student, 21, who is the former captain of Albury High School said that the...

Northern Illawarra Steps Up for Reconciliation

The Northern Illawarra community has gathered in the spirit of national unity on a walk for reconciliation. A gathering of 1000 people, including over 20 schools, participated in the Aboriginal Education Consultative Group’s community event, carrying flags and banners...

Kiama woman’s marathon effort for Bravehearts

  Seven full marathons, in seven states and territories in only seven days and Susan Hawley is tackling it all to raise money for the victims of child sexual abuse. Susan Hawley sets next month to run the 777 Challenge to help the charity Bravehearts raise...

A new student home among the gum trees

The University of Wollongong's latest student residence was officially opened yesterday, having hosted students since the beginning of the year. Vice-Chancellor Prof. Paul Wellings, Deputy Chancellor Noel Cornish, Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra Gareth Ward,...

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