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,...
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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...
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Food lovers get a taste of the Sutherland Shire

Sutherland Shire is set to become a beacon of hope for local restaurant owners with ‘A Taste of the Shire’ attracting more than 10,000 visitors. A Taste of the Shire is an annual, late autumn celebration of food and wine established by the Sutherland Rotary Club....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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It’s a man’s world for a group of bachelor fur seals on Five Islands

A bachelor group of fur seals now calls the Illawarra home after settling down on Five Islands, off Port Kembla. The owner of United Divers Wollongong, Suzanne Friend, has been diving with the Australian and New Zealand Fur Seals around Martin Island for five years....
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Victim of hit-and-run voices concern over lack of CCTV in Narellan car park

A Camden woman involved in a hit-and-run at Narellan Town Centre on 7 May has claimed the centre failed to fulfil its duty of care after discovering a lack of CCTV in its car park. Margarita Russell was walking with two of her children in a Narellan Town Centre car...
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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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Pic It Up program a win for young residents

Wollongong Council’s Pic It Up environmental program has targeted a younger crowd to help tackle litter in the city. The program, derived from Tangaroa Blue, began at the end of last year and has seen a young residents sign up and post pictures on social media with...

Young Indigenous Leaders Take on the World

This month, a group of seven young Indigenous people from around Australia will travel to South Africa to volunteer in rural communities. The initiative, funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, was first established by the Eidos Institute in partnership...

Norwegians bring national celebrations to the Gong

Each year thousands of Norwegians travel to Sydney to celebrate their national day, and the people from Wollongong are no exception. This years celebration saw about 30 Scandinavian students come together with the Norwegian student association, ANSA for short, for a...

Warning against cyber attack cultural age

Can you hear me? Answer yes and your identity could be stolen. Article on #privacyawarenessweek and #FraudWeek2017 for @UOWTV #socialj — Sarah Leong (@Sarahh_Leong) May 17, 2017 The international ‘Can you hear me?’ scam has hit Australian shores amid Privacy and Fraud...

Waste becomes the energy of the future

Household waste and wastewater in the Illawarra is being converted to renewable energy in a new research project between the researchers at University of Wollongong and Sydney Water this week. The process called anaerobic co-digestion takes household waste, sewage and...

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