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Illawarra Mercury
Plan for $41m seven-level office block at Wollongong’s city fringeA modern seven-storey office block could soon rise from a warehouse site next t
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 5 minutes ago
A modern seven-storey office block could soon rise from a warehouse site next to the South Coast rail line at Wollongong’s city fringe. Plans for the $41 million commercial complex, to be built on a 3,300 square metre site at 25-27 Denison Street,... Read more
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The Age
'Worried about mum': Shaun Primmer claims asthma behind escape from Unanderra jailholed up inside a house on Lowanna Street, less than 3km away from the jail. P
The Age / Posted an hour ago
holed up inside a house on Lowanna Street, less than 3km away from the jail. Primmer pleaded guilty to an escape charge in Wollongong Local Court on Tuesday, with his lawyer, Fiona Jowett, claiming family was the reason behind the 23-year-old's... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
'Worried about mum': Shaun Primmer claims asthma behind escape from Unanderra jailholed up inside a house on Lowanna Street, less than 3km away from the jail. P
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted an hour ago
holed up inside a house on Lowanna Street, less than 3km away from the jail. Primmer pleaded guilty to an escape charge in Wollongong Local Court on Tuesday, with his lawyer, Fiona Jowett, claiming family was the reason behind the 23-year-old's... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Why Shaun Primmer says he bolted from Unanderra jailwas discovered hiding in a manhole in the cavity of a neighbouring home. Primm
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 12 hours ago
was discovered hiding in a manhole in the cavity of a neighbouring home. Primmer pleaded guilty to an escape charge in Wollongong Local Court on Tuesday, with his lawyer, Fiona Jowett, claiming family the reason behind the 23-year-old’s bizarre... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Dapto teenager Olivia Strumfin wins Illawarra’s Top Model 2016run out of St John’s Lutheran Church on Burelli Street. Illawarra Mercury Read
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 14 hours ago
run out of St John’s Lutheran Church on Burelli Street. Illawarra Mercury Readers’ Choice Award winner Bree Millar. The Wollongong program is based on, but not accredited by, a United States “community-based” treatment approach to mental health,... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Citizen of Year Robyn te Velde to host Australia Day fashion paradeOlivia Strumfin & Bree Millar wearing Bardot with creative director Robyn te Ve
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 14 hours ago
Olivia Strumfin & Bree Millar wearing Bardot with creative director Robyn te Velde OAM and hair and make-up by Total Bliss, Wollongong. Picture: Greg Ellis. Bree Miller, Kaia Brienen and Gianna Cheung wearing Surf Dive'n Ski. Gianna wearing a throw... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Inebriated Fairy Meadow driver avoids jail over Picton Rd crashwaiting police paddy wagon. They tried to breath test him at the scene but sai
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 14 hours ago
waiting police paddy wagon. They tried to breath test him at the scene but said he kept “falling asleep”. He was taken to Wollongong Police Station where he returned an alcohol reading of 0.30 – six times the legal driving limit. Vidaic told... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
The Wollongong suburb with the loudest cicadas revealedsound meters, Mercury readers sent in noise levels from Helensburgh to Albion P
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 14 hours ago
sound meters, Mercury readers sent in noise levels from Helensburgh to Albion Park Rail. According to their readings, West Wollongong (115dB), Otford (108dB), Mount Keira (96dB) and Farmborough Heights (95.7dB) were among the loudest... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Plan for $41m seven-level office blockA modern seven-storey office block could soon rise from a warehouse site next t
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 14 hours ago
A modern seven-storey office block could soon rise from a warehouse site next to the South Coast rail line at Wollongong’s city fringe. Plans for the $41 million commercial complex, to be built on a 3,300 square metre site at 25-27 Denison Street,... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
New weekly football show launched for Illawarra’s round ball fansSHOW HOST: Andrew Byron is the host of the new and exciting Wollongong Football
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 15 hours ago
SHOW HOST: Andrew Byron is the host of the new and exciting Wollongong Football Show. The WFS podcast runs every Thursday. A new and exciting weekly football show is striking a chord with the Illawarra’s starved round ball fraternity. News,... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Steelers Club signs up hundreds of English members on social mediaWelcome: Sharon Arrow is preparing to serve up a pint or two to English fans vi
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 15 hours ago
Welcome: Sharon Arrow is preparing to serve up a pint or two to English fans visiting Wollongong for the first Super League game outside Europe. Pic: Greg Ellis. The Steelers Club has signed up almost 500 temporary members among the English Super... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Wigan and Hull fans give Gong thumbs upattention on social media. With just one month until the first Super League Ru
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 16 hours ago
attention on social media. With just one month until the first Super League Rugby League game outside Europe is played in Wollongong fans from Wigan and Hull fans are actively talking about the city. Destination Wollongong is engaging many of... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
McKeon well placed for Commonwealth Games assaultchance of matching swimming legends Ian Thorpe and Susie O’Neill with a record
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 16 hours ago
chance of matching swimming legends Ian Thorpe and Susie O’Neill with a record six gold medals at the one Games. While the Wollongong product is not purely motivated by medals, McKeon is pleased with the way her preparation for April’s Games is... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Wollongong is new Illawarra home for Australia’s first charityWollongong will soon be the Illawarra home of The Benevolent Society. Australi
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 16 hours ago
Wollongong will soon be the Illawarra home of The Benevolent Society. Australia’s first charity has selected the University of Wollongong for its new Illawarra office and will move into its Innovation Campus premises on August 1. ‘’This new office... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Steelers Club signs hundreds of English members on social mediaWelcome: Sharon Arrow is preparing to serve up a pint or two to English fans vi
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 16 hours ago
Welcome: Sharon Arrow is preparing to serve up a pint or two to English fans visiting Wollongong for the first Super League game outside Europe. Pic: Greg Ellis. The Steelers Club has signed up almost 500 temporary members among the English Super... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Welcome party for new NDIS player in WollongongBenevolent Society were on hand to officially open the charity's office at the
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 16 hours ago
Benevolent Society were on hand to officially open the charity's office at the Innovation Campus on Squires Way in North Wollongong. Picture: Adam Mclean Things have changed for the better since The Benevolent Society opened its Illawarra office... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
The three-decade long family ties driving the McKeonsof Sport in Canberra at the time, McKeon has enlisted Bohl and half-a-dozen oth
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 16 hours ago
of Sport in Canberra at the time, McKeon has enlisted Bohl and half-a-dozen other elite training partners to join the Wollongong Whales Swimming Club at the Continental Baths, the region’s equivalent of the famous Bondi Icebergs. The... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Steelers Club signs hundreds of English members on social mediaWelcome: Sharon Arrow is preparing to serve up a pint or two to English fans vi
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 16 hours ago
Welcome: Sharon Arrow is preparing to serve up a pint or two to English fans visiting Wollongong for the first Super League game outside Europe. Pic: Greg Ellis. The Steelers Club has signed up almost 500 temporary members among the English Super... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
All but two Illawarra beaches closed due to dangerous surfSydney, the Illawarra and the South Coast will be affected on Tuesday. Lifegua
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 21 hours ago
Sydney, the Illawarra and the South Coast will be affected on Tuesday. Lifeguards closed all Illawarra beaches but North Wollongong and Shellharbour North on Monday, with boaters, swimmers and rock fishers advised to avoid the water. Surf Life... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Dangerous surf shuts Illawarra beachesA deserted Wollongong City beach on Monday afternoon. The beach was closed due
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 21 hours ago
A deserted Wollongong City beach on Monday afternoon. The beach was closed due to dangerous surf conditions. Illawarra boaters, swimmers and rock fishers have again been warned to steer clear of the ocean, as dangerous surf conditions linger along... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
When we go wading into the wild sidemoment of terror. That moment you are enjoying your dive when you come literal
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 23 hours ago
moment of terror. That moment you are enjoying your dive when you come literally face-to-face with a 3.5 m Great White. Wollongong freediver Callum Stewart has lived that moment. Thankfully he survived to tell the tale. “It did a full... Read more
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Herald Sun
Bullies start as young as age threepresented reveals 92.8 per cent of early childhood educators believe young chil
Herald Sun / Posted yesterday
presented reveals 92.8 per cent of early childhood educators believe young children are capable of bullying. University of Wollongong Dr Cathrine Neilsen-Hewett, who will address the two-day National Centre Against Bullying Conference, said pushing... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Lindsay ‘The Doctor’ McDougall launches new ABC Illawarra Drive radio programthe ABC's Illawarra-specific drive radio show. Illawarra Drive will air between
Illawarra Mercury / Posted yesterday
the ABC's Illawarra-specific drive radio show. Illawarra Drive will air between 3pm and 6pm weekdays from next Monday. Wollongong will have a new dedicated afternoon radio show from next week, when the ABC launches its Illawarra Drive... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
New website helping Illawarra parents create healthy luncheshealthy lunch box at home, or on the move with their smartphone or tablet. Thi
Illawarra Mercury / Posted yesterday
healthy lunch box at home, or on the move with their smartphone or tablet. This is music to the ears for Adele Fiene. The Wollongong mother of two boys aged between three and five, said it’s challenging finding things her sons’ will... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Experience key for mentally tough mountain climberstoughness in mountain climbers and how they respond to natural disasters. Dr C
Illawarra Mercury / Posted yesterday
toughness in mountain climbers and how they respond to natural disasters. Dr Christian Swann, from the University of Wollongong’s (UOW) Early Start Research Institute, along with collaborators Dr Lee Crust and Professor Jacqui Allen-Collinson... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Study to help people keep New Year’s resolutions to get activethinks there could be a better way of getting and staying in shape. To prove h
Illawarra Mercury / Posted yesterday
thinks there could be a better way of getting and staying in shape. To prove his point Dr Swann and fellow University of Wollongong researchers are searching for participants to take part in a new study looking at ways to help us increase our... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
All but two Illawarra beaches closed due to dangerous surfSydney, the Illawarra and the South Coast will be affected on Tuesday. Lifegua
Illawarra Mercury / Posted yesterday
Sydney, the Illawarra and the South Coast will be affected on Tuesday. Lifeguards closed all Illawarra beaches but North Wollongong and Shellharbour North on Monday, with boaters, swimmers and rock fishers advised to avoid the water. Surf Life... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
How this Wollongong runner plans to win his third ultra marathonLong distance runner Barry Keem at North Wollongong beach will try and retain h
Illawarra Mercury / Posted yesterday
Long distance runner Barry Keem at North Wollongong beach will try and retain his title and make it three years in a row. Photo: Adam McLean For the past two years, Wollongong man Barry Keem has won the Canberra 50km ultra marathon. This year, Mr... Read more
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Western Advocate
Hoe slams Group 10 clubs and those who doubt Group 11 quality | Photos, Pollwho have gone (from Group 11) were developed here so that shows they’re in dema
Western Advocate / Posted 2 days ago
who have gone (from Group 11) were developed here so that shows they’re in demand. “We’ve had some go to Illawarra and Wollongong and four of five have gone to Group 10 and a lot of under 18s have gone to NRL clubs so that shows our systems are... Read more
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Canberra Times
'Girls Rock!': Youth Music Camp making its way to Sydneytaking place in Australia in Canberra in 2016. It has since rocked its way thro
Canberra Times / Posted 2 days ago
taking place in Australia in Canberra in 2016. It has since rocked its way through the hearts of Brisbane, Melbourne and Wollongong. "After going to the first Canberra camp I realised that music education was my passion and I had just finished... Read more
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Canberra Times
Barry Keem to defend ultra marathon title at Canberra Australian Running FestivalFor the past two years, Wollongong man Barry Keem has won the Canberra 50km ult
Canberra Times / Posted 2 days ago
For the past two years, Wollongong man Barry Keem has won the Canberra 50km ultra marathon. This year, Mr Keem will try and make it three years in a row. Long distance runner Barry Keem at North Wollongong beach will try and retain his title and... Read more
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NZCity
Big matchups loom in NBL after round 15at least one of their two games against the Hawks. Adelaide host Illawarra nex
NZCity / Posted 2 days ago
at least one of their two games against the Hawks. Adelaide host Illawarra next Friday and the two teams clash again in Wollongong two days later. If the 36ers win both games, they will make it just about impossible for Illawarra to pass them... Read more
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The North West Star
How Barry plans win his third straight Canberra ultra marathonhalf, full, and ultra marathons on Sunday morning. Barry Keem wins the ultra ma
The North West Star / Posted 2 days ago
half, full, and ultra marathons on Sunday morning. Barry Keem wins the ultra marathon in 3:05:34 For the past two years, Wollongong man Barry Keem has won the Canberra 50km ultra marathon. This year, Mr Keem will try and make it three years in a... Read more
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NZCity
Wildcats win continues Bullets NBL miseryit to 26-18 at quarter time. Perth looked off the pace backing up for their fi
NZCity / Posted 2 days ago
it to 26-18 at quarter time. Perth looked off the pace backing up for their fifth road game since losing to Illawarra in Wollongong on December 23. When Brisbane import Stephen Holt nailed a hat-trick of uncontested three-point shots the deficit... Read more
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The Age
Barry Keem to defend ultra marathon title at Canberra Australian Running FestivalFor the past two years, Wollongong man Barry Keem has won the Canberra 50km ult
The Age / Posted 2 days ago
For the past two years, Wollongong man Barry Keem has won the Canberra 50km ultra marathon. This year, Mr Keem will try and make it three years in a row. Long distance runner Barry Keem at North Wollongong beach will try and retain his title and... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Barry Keem to defend ultra marathon title at Canberra Australian Running FestivalFor the past two years, Wollongong man Barry Keem has won the Canberra 50km ult
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 2 days ago
For the past two years, Wollongong man Barry Keem has won the Canberra 50km ultra marathon. This year, Mr Keem will try and make it three years in a row. Long distance runner Barry Keem at North Wollongong beach will try and retain his title and... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
'Girls Rock!': Youth Music Camp making its way to Sydneytaking place in Australia in Canberra in 2016. It has since rocked its way thro
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 2 days ago
taking place in Australia in Canberra in 2016. It has since rocked its way through the hearts of Brisbane, Melbourne and Wollongong. "After going to the first Canberra camp I realised that music education was my passion and I had just finished... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Canaries developing as season resumesScifleet being able to bowl. Hopefully we have an easier run to semis and we ca
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 2 days ago
Scifleet being able to bowl. Hopefully we have an easier run to semis and we can string a few wins together.” After seeing Wollongong race away to 0/52 on Saturday, a Scifleet wicket swung the game in Dapto’s favour. Wollongong were bowled out for... Read more
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The Age
'Girls Rock!': Youth Music Camp making its way to Sydneytaking place in Australia in Canberra in 2016. It has since rocked its way thro
The Age / Posted 2 days ago
taking place in Australia in Canberra in 2016. It has since rocked its way through the hearts of Brisbane, Melbourne and Wollongong. "After going to the first Canberra camp I realised that music education was my passion and I had just finished... Read more
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Northern Daily Leader
Kay stars as Hawks outlast Breakerson Saturday. Picture: Adam McLean ILLAWARRA steadied their finals ship with a
Northern Daily Leader / Posted 2 days ago
on Saturday. Picture: Adam McLean ILLAWARRA steadied their finals ship with a clinical 90-79 victory over New Zealand in Wollongong on Saturday night. A week after squandering a match-winning lead against Melbourne on their home floor, the Hawks... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Search for car chase culprits leads to arrest of Balgownie man on knife chargea disqualified driver, was on bail relating to allegations he led police on a d
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 2 days ago
a disqualified driver, was on bail relating to allegations he led police on a dangerous car chase through the streets of Wollongong in June last year. Police allege they saw Stenzel behind the wheel of a black Mitsubishi Triton ute travelling... Read more
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Aliran Online
Double-edged sword that is NEPof having Malay as my mother tongue to prove my ability in academia.” Dr Eric
Aliran Online / Posted 3 days ago
of having Malay as my mother tongue to prove my ability in academia.” Dr Eric Loo, senior fellow at the University of Wollongong, Australia, who also worked at a public university in Malaysia for a long while, views the NEP as a double-edged... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Who makes the best coffee in Wollongong?Highway, Woonona. Bill & James, Shop 3, 168-172 Balgownie Road, Balgownie. Th
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 3 days ago
Highway, Woonona. Bill & James, Shop 3, 168-172 Balgownie Road, Balgownie. The Broken Drum, 6/78-80 Princes Highway, Wollongong. Buck Hamblin, 260 Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Thirroul. Steam Heads, Shop 4/2 Tannery Street, Unanderra Reay's... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
HONK hits all the right notesHONK FESTIVAL: Combined City of Wollongong Junior and Senior Band performing in
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 3 days ago
HONK FESTIVAL: Combined City of Wollongong Junior and Senior Band performing in the Wollongong Art Precinct. Pictures: Georgia Matts. Hundreds of people turned out on Saturday morning for free concerts at the annual HONK! Oz street music festival in... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Your photos of Friday night’s incredible lightning stormBureau of Meteorology but what followed was more of a light show than damaging
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 3 days ago
Bureau of Meteorology but what followed was more of a light show than damaging winds and large hailstones. The storm hit Wollongong, Kiama and Picton from 10.30pm and Helensburgh, Stanwell Park and waters off Thirroul by 11pm. There have been no... Read more
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News.com.au
Bevilacqua not giving up on maiden titlefourth round of the series at Fairhaven Beach on Victoria’s Surf Coast in great
News.com.au / Posted 3 days ago
fourth round of the series at Fairhaven Beach on Victoria’s Surf Coast in great form after winning Round 3 at North Wollongong last month. And while he rates Surfers Paradise’s ladder leader Ali Day as an overwhelming favourite for the... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
‘It is our dream team’: Judges reflect on Greatest Illawarra Hawks of All Timeexcellent group of guys that have come together and supported basketball and pl
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 4 days ago
excellent group of guys that have come together and supported basketball and played their hearts out for the Illawarra and Wollongong over the 40 seasons. It is a really good team and it is the dream team.” Over the course of an hour, the judges... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
ZZ Top star outrages fanshas been an disaster for Gibbons, who has carved out a legacy over almost 50 ye
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 4 days ago
has been an disaster for Gibbons, who has carved out a legacy over almost 50 years with ZZ Top classics like Legs, La Grange and Sharp Dressed Man. Gibbons’ first two shows in Wollongong last weekend also attracted criticism and demands for refu... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
ZZ Top’s guitarist cancels final Australian show after backlashmusicians are not new to the Illawarra with veteran rocker Jimmy Barnes set to
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 4 days ago
musicians are not new to the Illawarra with veteran rocker Jimmy Barnes set to bring his second tour of that style to Anita’s Theatre this year. The Angels have also had recent success with a national tour in the same vein that stopped by Wollong... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Saving the lllawarra’s heart and soulStuart Howie with some of the iconic front pages of the fight to save the Hawks
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 4 days ago
Stuart Howie with some of the iconic front pages of the fight to save the Hawks. I still shake my head, amazed how the Wollongong Hawks did a Houdini two years running to survive imminent death - and go on to contest the 2010 NBL grand final.... Read more
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