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,...
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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Spreads Much Further Than Hollywood

The recent Harvey Weinstein scandal has highlighted how common sexual assault is in the Australian workforce. Young women aged between 18-24 are most likely to be sexually assaulted at work and not take action, according to a Sexual Harassment National Telephone...
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‘Dog Day’ to raise awareness for Illawarra pet rescue

The North Wollongong Hotel has paired with Pound Paws for Wollongong’s first ‘Dog Day’. The event is a celebration of pet adoption. It is being held to raise awareness about Pound Paws and to encourage prospective dog owners to ‘adopt instead of shop’. A free,...
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Comradery the key for Harley Days success

The distinctive rumble of the Harley Davidson ‘chopper’ engine could be heard echoing throughout Wollongong this weekend as thousands of enthusiasts descended on Stuart Park for the annual Harley Days...
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Dapto barber-come-app developer wants fairer cut of marketing pie

Success in the cut-throat world of app development comes down to money for marketing, according to a would-be Illawarra entrepreneur. Dapto barber-come-app developer, Mick Boardman has called for more support for...
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Helensburgh P&C has recipe for fundraising success

An Illawarra school has cooked up a clever way to pay for much needed playground equipment. Helensburgh Public...
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Macarthur health receives funds injection as population soars

Macarthur is set to have one of the world’s premier health care services following an injection of $632 million in government funding. This contribution comes after last year’s Census revealed that the Macarthur region is the fastest growing area in NSW. District...
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BeyondBlue confirms anxiety is Aust’s most common mental illness

https://youtu.be/yltgyRT76nM New research has revealed anxiety is the most common mental health issue in Australia. BeyondBlue conducted a survey of 1400 people and found over two million Australians experience anxiety in any given year. BeyondBlue CEO Georgie Harman...
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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...
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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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Students step in to raise mental health awareness

Towradgi Beach was abuzz with students and walking enthusiasts who flocked to the “Share the Journey - Walking for Mental Health Awareness” event on Sunday. Student Nurses as Professionals (UOWSNAP) was only four months old when its team decided to host this year’s...

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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