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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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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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...
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Illawarra Flame House opens doors to public for Sustainable House Day

The award winning Illawarra Flame House was one of 190 energy-efficient homes across the country to open its doors to the public last month. The 16th annual Sustainable House Day event, held by the not-for-profit Alternative Technology Association, attracts more than...
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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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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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‘Come & Try’ Shellharbour’s healthy ageing program

Those 65 years and over are increasingly experiencing age-associated diseases and health impairments due to increase life expectancy and low fertility. Shellharbour City Council has recognised its ageing population and has implemented a two-year Healthy Ageing...
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Wollongong holds world’s first cannabis trial

Wollongong hospital has become part of a world-first canabis trial for chemotherapy patients! @UOWTV #socialj— Joshua Makhoul (@JoshuaMakhoul) May 17, 2017 Wollongong hospital has become part of a $21 million world-first cannabis trial for chemotherapy patients....
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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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Are TV shows normalising teen pregnancy?

Leading experts are blaming TV shows for helping to normalise teenage pregnancy in Australia. Executive manager of Youth Connections, Andrea Cingi believes TV shows distort teen perceptions about pregnancy. “Young people really seem to identify and replicate a lot of...
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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...

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...

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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