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...
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Spring Show educates the Shoalhaven community about endangered orchids

The Spring Orchid Show, hosted by the Shoalhaven Orchid Society, gave people the opportunity to buy native plants as well as learn about endangered orchids. The annual show featured native Australian Orchids such as the Dendrobium Speciosum, a yellow-flowering orchid...
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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...
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Mt Annan roundabout gets a native wildflowers makeover

Australia’s native flora will flourish in Mount Annan this spring thanks to the work of environmentalist to integrate native flowers into the urban landscape. About 20 members from Greening Australia, Camden Council and The Australia Botanic Gardens joined forces...
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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...
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Stylish sustainability on show during National Op Shop Week

Fashion met sustainability at the Salvation Army during this year’s National Op Shop Week in Wollongong. Op shops across the country took part in the initiative to raise awareness about the stores and the programs they fund. Reducing, recycling, and re-purposing goods...
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New generation of banknotes look to make Australia’s currency more accessible to people who are blind or vision-impaired

The Reserve Bank of Australia has released the new $10 note, and it has won support of parts of the disability community. The new note includes tactile features which have been designed to assist people who are blind or have low vision to quickly and easily recognise...
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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...
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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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Local charity steps back in time to move forward

Everything old is new again at the annual Macarthur Vintage, Fifties and Collectables Fair. Vintage enthusiasts flocked to the event to soak up the atmosphere and relish in the retro cars,...
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Local icon leads Relay for Life event

  Cancer survivor and WIN Television news presenter Geoff Phillips swapped his lapel mic for his running shoes when he was named ambassador of the 2017 Wollongong Relay for Life. Mr Phillips joined...

Conservation Through the Art of Photography

Wollongong photographers have come together to promote conservation through the art of photography at the National Threatened Species Day photo exhibition, held at the Moving Mountains gallery. The exhibition which opened on September 7, is hosted by the Office of...

Making a Difference Through Music

  The power of music to bring people together and prompt positive change has proved strong at the Kooloobong Village Relay for Life concert with residents raising $400 for the Cancer...

Scouts launch campaign to attract new members

A local Scouts group is hoping to increase its youth membership by engaging with the community and encouraging friends of members to join the organisation. The 1st Figtree Scout Group is looking to boost its youth membership, in line with the Scouts Australia NSW...

Engadine band sets sights Australian Catholic Youth Festival

The Engadine music scene is proving to be eclectic and entertaining. Come Alive Worship Band was formed with the intention of bringing high-quality praise and worship music to its local parish community, but  what started as a one-night performance at a local event a...

The Shang tracks toward early success

This year’s annual Fisher’s Gig pre-selection heats have showcased some of the finest up-and-coming home-grown talents within the Macarthur region. Among the young artists is aspiring local Camden alternative rock band, The Shang. Referring to themselves as a quintet,...

Fluro Friday – It’s OK not to be OK

Fluro Fridays start with one rule:  It is OK to say that you are not OK. Fluro Fridays is an initiative of the One Wave group to start a conversation about mental health. Started in Bondi four years ago, it has grown to other beachside towns along the east coast. The...

Illawarra shooters aim for conservation

Hunters in the Illawarra have opposed a renewed call to reclassify deer from 'game' to 'pest'. As an introduced species, growing deer numbers in the region have a significant ecological impact. The reclassification would mean recreational hunters could no longer shoot...

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