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Illawarra Mercury
Editorial, October 25: Fly the flag in support of marriage equalityIt’s time. Time for the rainbow flag to fly over the city of Wollongong. If i
Illawarra Mercury / Posted an hour ago
It’s time. Time for the rainbow flag to fly over the city of Wollongong. If it’s good enough for other cities around the country such as Newcastle, Melbourne, Sydney, Albury and Bendigo, it is good enough for us. On Monday night, the newly-elected... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Nieves Murray’s shock resignation from IRTShock announcement: IRT chief executive and former Wollongong Citizen of the Ye
Illawarra Mercury / Posted an hour ago
Shock announcement: IRT chief executive and former Wollongong Citizen of the Year and Illawarra Business Person of the Year Neives Murray resigns. Pic: Greg Ellis IRT Group chief executive Nieves Murray surprised staff with her sudden resignation... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
LettersWith Reclaim the Night events being held locally and worldwide at the end of Oc
Illawarra Mercury / Posted an hour ago
With Reclaim the Night events being held locally and worldwide at the end of October (in Wollongong - 26/10), we continue to think of women who have lost their lives through violence, often, by a partner. Sadly, 39 women have died by violence this... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Nieves Murray in top 100 women of influenceSydney next Thursday when 10 category winners will be announced. Ms Murray’s a
Illawarra Mercury / Posted an hour ago
Sydney next Thursday when 10 category winners will be announced. Ms Murray’s achievement comes a year after University of Wollongong academics Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Judy Raper and Director of Innovation and Commercial... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Nieves notches up a decade at the helmageing – a generation who really shook everything up – and they’re changing the
Illawarra Mercury / Posted an hour ago
ageing – a generation who really shook everything up – and they’re changing the face of the sector.’’ Born and bred in Wollongong, Ms Murray completed her schooling at St Mary Star of the Sea College before embarking on an electrical... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
IRT’s provision of senior living and care continues to growthe group’s four-year $200 million capital works program. “We also commenced p
Illawarra Mercury / Posted an hour ago
the group’s four-year $200 million capital works program. “We also commenced planning for two new lifestyle communities at Wollongong and Kanahooka, and a Care Centre of Excellence at Bulli in the Illawarra," Ms Murray said. “This asset growth was... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Heeding a cry for helpofficer Tania Brown recently described the IRT chief executive as a whirlwind a
Illawarra Mercury / Posted an hour ago
officer Tania Brown recently described the IRT chief executive as a whirlwind after she enlisted the support of 25 Wollongong leaders for the Vinnies CEO Sleepout in Lang Park on June 21. Mrs Murray also recently donned wings to become an... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
CEO sleepout smashes 2012 fund-raising totalSantis at the Vinnies CEO Sleepout. Pictures: GREG ELLIS More than 40 business
Illawarra Mercury / Posted an hour ago
Santis at the Vinnies CEO Sleepout. Pictures: GREG ELLIS More than 40 business leaders have smashed last year's inaugural Wollongong Vinnies CEO Sleepout total of $83,000. The St Vincent De Paul fund-raiser sees CEOs in cities around Australia... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Illawarra salutes best in businessStock. Melissa Russell, El Clark, Lee Starr, Kylie Maylin and Julia Fox. Emil
Illawarra Mercury / Posted an hour ago
Stock. Melissa Russell, El Clark, Lee Starr, Kylie Maylin and Julia Fox. Emily Squires, Walter Immoos, Craig Osburne and Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbury. Seniors lifestyle and aged-care provider IRT was the big winner at last night's 2012... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Hawks stars sanctioned in NBL charging spreehave all been slapped with charges by the NBL’s game review panel in the afterm
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 2 hours ago
have all been slapped with charges by the NBL’s game review panel in the aftermath to Sunday’s fiery clash with Brisbane in Wollongong. The NBL came down hard on incidents arising from a third quarter melee with Demitrius Conger facing a one-game... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Left oust Liberals to win UOW student union presidencyOur Union group. WUSA is here to stay. That’s the defiant message incoming pr
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 2 hours ago
Our Union group. WUSA is here to stay. That’s the defiant message incoming president Chloe Rafferty had for University of Wollongong management, who recently released the results of a year-long review into student representation on... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Corrimal cokeworks housing plan to ‘boost Illawarra economy by $750m’of the massive redevelopment, which is slated to cost more than $230 million to
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 3 hours ago
of the massive redevelopment, which is slated to cost more than $230 million to build, are now on public exhibition through Wollongong City Council. The Illawarra Coke Company revealed it had lodged a rezoning proposal for its 18 hectare site next... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
More steel jobs possible for WollongongImportant agreement could create steel jobs in Wollongong: Bisalloy Steel chief
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 4 hours ago
Important agreement could create steel jobs in Wollongong: Bisalloy Steel chief executive and managing director Greg Albert with Rheinmetall Defence Australia managing director Gary Stewart in front of Rheinmetall’s BOXER Combat Reconnaissance... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
‘Wollongong council should fly the rainbow flag’ – Labor candidatesWollongong’s Labor council candidates say the city should fly the flag for marr
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 4 hours ago
Wollongong’s Labor council candidates say the city should fly the flag for marriage equality. A wave of support: Labor council candidates met outside Wollongong's Burelli Street headquarters on Monday. Pictures: Adam McLean. A group of politicians... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Broken glass a key clue in Oak Flats hit and run mysterysmall – everything’s of value to us in our investigation.” Several people stop
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 4 hours ago
small – everything’s of value to us in our investigation.” Several people stopped to help Mr Anderson, who was taken to Wollongong Hospital and underwent surgery for his injuries, which police have described as “ongoing”. Among the Good... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Big Picture change at Five Islands Secondary Collegestudents two new Big Picture classes. It will also offer courses in fitness an
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 4 hours ago
students two new Big Picture classes. It will also offer courses in fitness and/or childcare alongside the University of Wollongong and UoW College. ‘’This four way partnership puts together the pieces of the puzzle that will enable our students... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Surprise wedding proposal at North Wollongong Beacha beautiful proposal for his girlfriend of two-and-a-half years – and mother to
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 4 hours ago
a beautiful proposal for his girlfriend of two-and-a-half years – and mother to his son Hudson – Brooke Turton at North Wollongong on Saturday evening. The pair had been dining nearby with friends when Mr Munroe got up to go to the... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Crowd queues to see Jimmy Barnes in Wollongong CentralHundreds of eager rock fans gathered to meet a working class hero who was signi
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 4 hours ago
Hundreds of eager rock fans gathered to meet a working class hero who was signing copies of his latest memoir in Wollongong on Tuesday. Rock star turned author Jimmy Barnes has just released the second instalment of his autobiography, Working Class... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Renewed call for Wollongong council to raise rainbow flagRaising the issue: Councillors will debate whether to join other cities and hoi
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 4 hours ago
Raising the issue: Councillors will debate whether to join other cities and hoist a rainbow flag at Wollongong's Burelli Street headquarters. Councillor Mithra Cox will call on Wollongong City Council to raise the rainbow flag above its headquarters... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Wollongong staff launch campaign to improve maternity servicesdaughter Michaela Schulz and grandson Eli - to have better births. Picture: Rob
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 5 hours ago
daughter Michaela Schulz and grandson Eli - to have better births. Picture: Robert Peet A critical shortage of staff at Wollongong Hospital’s maternity unit is leaving midwives ‘’stretched and stressed’’. That’s the word from Denis Wann –... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
‘We’re hearing horror stories’: Illawarra mothers call for better birthsexperience: Unanderra mother Alyssa Booth opted for a home birth with Judah fou
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 5 hours ago
experience: Unanderra mother Alyssa Booth opted for a home birth with Judah four weeks ago, after a frustrating stay at Wollongong's Hospital's maternity unit with daughter Amilia, 3. Picture: Georgia Matts Mothers have spoken out about the... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Staff launch campaign to improve maternity servicesdaughter Michaela Schulz and grandson Eli - to have better births. Picture: Rob
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 6 hours ago
daughter Michaela Schulz and grandson Eli - to have better births. Picture: Robert Peet A critical shortage of staff at Wollongong Hospital’s maternity unit is leaving midwives ‘’stretched and stressed’’. That’s the word from Denis Wann –... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Illawarra business leader caught with cocaine at Yours and Owls festivalA local businessman who was caught bringing cocaine into a Wollongong music fes
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 7 hours ago
A local businessman who was caught bringing cocaine into a Wollongong music festival has been convicted and fined. Paul John Sassall, 35, of Kiama, was stopped by a drug detection dog called Rufus as he went to enter the Yours and Owls festival at... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Shellharbour has a new state-of-art early learning and childcare centrenew facility is to rooftop parking at the shopping centre. Read more: Big Fat
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 7 hours ago
new facility is to rooftop parking at the shopping centre. Read more: Big Fat Smile annual awards 2017 at the Sage Hotel Wollongong Big Fat Smile drew on decades of experience in child care to develop the new early education centre. It has... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Govt plan floats idea of new South Coast rail linetransport plan. Also making the wishlist of projects for the region is a road
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 7 hours ago
transport plan. Also making the wishlist of projects for the region is a road bypass of Mt Ousley and a link between Wollongong and the Hume Motorway. This week Transport Minister Andrew Constance released the Future Transport 2056 draft... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Last chance to have a say on short-term staysEconomics figures, Airbnb’s top four destinations in NSW outside of the Sydney
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 7 hours ago
Economics figures, Airbnb’s top four destinations in NSW outside of the Sydney region are Byron Bay, Nowra, Newcastle and Wollongong. Meanwhile, the ‘Our Strata Community, Our Choice’ campaign is encouraging strata residents in Wollongong to... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Illawarra business leader caught with cocaine at Yours and Owls festAn local businessman who was caught bringing cocaine into a Wollongong music fe
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 8 hours ago
An local businessman who was caught bringing cocaine into a Wollongong music festival has been convicted and fined. Paul John Sassall, 35, of Kiama, was stopped by a drug detection dog called Rufus as he went to enter the Yours and Owls festival at... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Wollongong is ‘yet to experience anything quite like Avantè’Agents are reporting strong initial sales for Wollongong’s latest skyline addit
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 8 hours ago
Agents are reporting strong initial sales for Wollongong’s latest skyline addition. Apartments start from $475,000 for a one-bedroom; $640,000 for a two-bedroom, two-bathroom; and $1,075,000 for a three-bedroom, two-bathroom. Avantè, an 18-storey... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Illawarra Cookbook hitting bookshelves later this yearStefan Posthuma-Grbic at North Wollongong beach with the second edition of the
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 8 hours ago
Stefan Posthuma-Grbic at North Wollongong beach with the second edition of the South Coast Cook Book published in 2015. Picture: Adam McLean Recipes, stories, podcasts and photos have been collected from eateries across the Illawarra for a new book... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Police and PCYC get in early to remove graffiti in Shellharbourcleaned up the area fairly quickly,’’ he said. The clean up event was held ahe
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 8 hours ago
cleaned up the area fairly quickly,’’ he said. The clean up event was held ahead of Graffiti Removal Day, which is happening across NSW on Sunday, October 29. This year local volunteers will be removing graffiti from three sites across Wollon... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Reid on shortlist for top awardnominated for the NSW Institute of Sport athlete of the year award. Reid is on
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 9 hours ago
nominated for the NSW Institute of Sport athlete of the year award. Reid is one of six athletes shortlisted, including the Wollongong-based Queensland triathlete Ashleigh Gentle, as well as winter sport star Britt Cox, two-time Olympics... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Govt plan floats idea of new rail linetransport plan. Also making the wishlist of projects for the region is a road
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 9 hours ago
transport plan. Also making the wishlist of projects for the region is a road bypass of Mt Ousley and a link between Wollongong and the Hume Motorway. This week Transport Minister Andrew Constance released the Future Transport 2056 draft... Read more
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Perth Now
CBA interrogation trio namedthe RBA, is on the board of Woolworths, chairs Swiss Re Life and Health Austral
Perth Now / Posted 9 hours ago
the RBA, is on the board of Woolworths, chairs Swiss Re Life and Health Australia, and is chancellor of the University of Wollongong. Dr Laker is a former APRA chairman, chairman of finance industry group Banking and Finance Oath, a council... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
When it comes to getting to work in the Illawarra, the car is kingLGAs weren’t much better when it came to car use – 68.1 per cent of Kiama resid
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 10 hours ago
LGAs weren’t much better when it came to car use – 68.1 per cent of Kiama residents drove to work as did 66.3 per cent of Wollongong workers. Just 3.4 per cent of Wollongong LGA residents (2994) caught the train to work, and 1.3 per cent (119) of... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Save a life at North Gong Dog Day this weekendwith Ausilia Cristiano. Picture: Supplied/Furtographer Rescued greyhounds will
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 11 hours ago
with Ausilia Cristiano. Picture: Supplied/Furtographer Rescued greyhounds will be looking for new families at the North Wollongong Hotel on Saturday from 12pm to 4pm. Greyhound Rescue (GR) NSW volunteer Ausilia Cristiano said dog lovers can... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Gig Guide October 26-29Club Bootleg Beatles: Anita's Theatre Thirroul Dale Ostridge: Sussex Inlet Ta
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 11 hours ago
Club Bootleg Beatles: Anita's Theatre Thirroul Dale Ostridge: Sussex Inlet Tavern Dune Messiah: Rad Bar Emily Markham: Wollongong Golf Club Garry Booth: Unanderra Hotel Jamie Parkinson: Fairy Meadow Bowling Club Kate Young: Balgownie... Read more
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News.com.au
Organised crime hit by AFP budget cutstheir outlaw motorcycle gang, a move that changed the bikie subculture forever.
News.com.au / Posted 11 hours ago
their outlaw motorcycle gang, a move that changed the bikie subculture forever.20 of 50 A look inside the Fourth Reich’s Wollongong clubhouse. Raptor officers raided the venu as part of a 2015 operation. At the time, the gang had opened their... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
All the winners from the Big Fat Smile Awards 2017and Anne Taylor of the Port Kembla centre were two of the big winners at the Bi
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 12 hours ago
and Anne Taylor of the Port Kembla centre were two of the big winners at the Big Fat Smile annual awards at Sage Hotel Wollongong on Saturday night, Mrs Taylor was excited to be to be named Employee of the Year from Big Fat Smile’s 650... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Shellharbour has a new state-of-art early learning and childcare centrenew facility is to rooftop parking at the shopping centre. Read more: Big Fat
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 12 hours ago
new facility is to rooftop parking at the shopping centre. Read more: Big Fat Smile annual awards 2017 at the Sage Hotel Wollongong Big Fat Smile drew on decades of experience in child care to develop the new early education centre. It has... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Bob Fulton departs Manly ending a 50-year associationthe right time." Bob Fulton will end a 50-year association with the club. Phot
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 14 hours ago
the right time." Bob Fulton will end a 50-year association with the club. Photo: AAP Fulton joined the Sea Eagles from Wollongong Wests in 1966 and won a hat-trick of premierships in 1972, '73 and '76. After a short stint at the Roosters, at... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Wonderwalls returns to Wollongong with a rooftop partyWollongong’s street art festival, Wonderwalls, returns this November with the a
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 14 hours ago
Wollongong’s street art festival, Wonderwalls, returns this November with the addition of a rooftop party in the centre of the city. Hip hop collective One Dayers (Horrorshow and Spit Syndicate) will take over Wollongong Central’s roof space on... Read more
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The Age
Bob Fulton departs Manly ending a 50-year associationthe right time." Bob Fulton will end a 50-year association with the club. Phot
The Age / Posted 14 hours ago
the right time." Bob Fulton will end a 50-year association with the club. Photo: AAP Fulton joined the Sea Eagles from Wollongong Wests in 1966 and won a hat-trick of premierships in 1972, '73 and '76. After a short stint at the Roosters, at... Read more
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Sky News Australia
Researcher honoured for 3D-printed biologywith human biology has been named the state's scientist of the year. Professor
Sky News Australia / Posted yesterday
with human biology has been named the state's scientist of the year. Professor Gordon Wallace from the University of Wollongong has been honoured for his work which could pave the way for implantable 3D-printed structures containing living... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Fairy Meadow man choked by step-son ‘fighting for life’the weekend remains fighting for life in hospital, a court has heard. John Ryd
Illawarra Mercury / Posted yesterday
the weekend remains fighting for life in hospital, a court has heard. John Rydquist was still in a critical condition in Wollongong Hospital’s intensive care unit on Monday afternoon when his step-son, Mitch de Bruyn, faced court charged with... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Bodybuilder Daniel Knust is Wollongong’s new national champtitle at the ICN Natural Body Building Competition. Picture: Sylvia Liber. Def
Illawarra Mercury / Posted yesterday
title at the ICN Natural Body Building Competition. Picture: Sylvia Liber. Definition Fitness owner Daniel Knust is Wollongong’s newest national champion. After six months intense training Mr Knust won his division in the ICN Natural Body... Read more
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News.com.au
Daily Telegraph driving strong digital audience growththeir outlaw motorcycle gang, a move that changed the bikie subculture forever.
News.com.au / Posted yesterday
their outlaw motorcycle gang, a move that changed the bikie subculture forever.20 of 50 A look inside the Fourth Reich’s Wollongong clubhouse. Raptor officers raided the venu as part of a 2015 operation. At the time, the gang had opened their... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Research project to reveal Thirlmere Lakes mysteryMP Jai Rowell (right) secured funding for the $1.9 million research project. Pi
Daily Telegraph / Posted yesterday
MP Jai Rowell (right) secured funding for the $1.9 million research project. Picture: Carmela Roche The program is a collaboration between the University of NSW, University of Wollongong and the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisati... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
This is the future of Macarthur educationWeekes inspects the work at the new St Greg's Junior School. (AAP Image/Angelo
Daily Telegraph / Posted yesterday
Weekes inspects the work at the new St Greg's Junior School. (AAP Image/Angelo Velardo) Catholic Diocese of Wollongong professional assistant to the director of schools Tim Gilmour said Oran Park and Leppington would soon become home... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Toddler injured after concrete shatters Wollongong yoga windowA two-year-old girl is an unintended casualty of vandals who targeted a buildin
Illawarra Mercury / Posted yesterday
A two-year-old girl is an unintended casualty of vandals who targeted a building in Wollongong’s CBD at the weekend. Evie-Grace Blatman’s family is waiting to see if there will be any lasting damage to her eyesight, after she came into contact with... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Wollongong students twin assault on HSCbeen accepted to do a double degree in Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of C
Illawarra Mercury / Posted yesterday
been accepted to do a double degree in Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Communications and Media at the University of Wollongong. Gabi also wants to become a nurse in the future but plans to defer her studies next year. ‘’I definitely know... Read more
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