AFLSC Premier Division heats up after big weekend of close games

After 6 rounds of the AFL SC Premier Division, the title race has been blown wide open after 3 tightly contested games over the weekend across the city.   Wins to the Figtree Kangaroos, Shellharbour Suns and Wollongong Lions proved that no one single team has a...

UOW launches new network to close gender gap, boost opportunities for female engineers

Research engineers from the University of Wollongong (UOW) have joined forces to form a new network aimed at advancing women’s participation in engineering. Dr Marcella Bernardo Papini and Dr Mainã Portella Garcia established the Women’s Research Engineering Network...

UOW Global Challenges marks eight years supporting diverse research

Photo by NASA on Unsplash A University of Wollongong program dedicated to acting locally but thinking globally has marked a milestone. 'Global Challenges' marks its eighth birthday this year and its leaders hope to build in the diversity they say is at the heart of...

Wollongong council reveals plan to improve safety at Bellambi boat ramp

Wollongong City Council has proposed a short-term overflow boat and trailer car park at the Bellambi boat ramp to improve safety at the site The announcement of the plan comes after safety concerns were raised about the park's capacity not meeting demand for parking...

Bowral Memorial Hall to receive $2.8m upgrade

The Bowral Memorial Hall, which serves as an important social and architectural landmark to the Southern Highlands community, is to undergo a $2.8 million upgrade. The refurbishment will include a new roof and lifts, and upgraded kitchen and bathroom facilities....

‘Eco Games II’ in planning phase for October

Eco Community Fitness in Bellambi is planning a second 'Eco Games' event, following the success of their previous competition in late April this year. Members and coaches are getting ready for this competition, with mobility programming and practise workouts. The gym,...

Vaccine confusion continues to worry those in aged care

Pressure on the federal government over the COVID-19 vaccine rollout has grown after it was revealed authorities do not know how many aged care workers have received the vaccine. Aged Care Services Minister Richard Colbeck said over 31,000 aged care workers across the...

June the time to ‘out and proud’: LGBTQI activists

The start of June marks the beginning of pride month. The annual event celebrates the LGBTQI community and its achievements. For Australia, the annual tradition began in June 1978 when the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Community organised several events to draw attention to...

Chris Minns, Michael Daley, contenders for NSW Labor leadership

The race for the NSW Labor Party’s top job has found its competitors. Kogarah MP Chris Minns and Maroubra MP Michael Daley are both slated to become the new state Opposition Leader, after Jodi McKay resigned following the disastrous Upper-Hunter by-election result. ...

Puppy scams on the rise: What to look out for when considering buying from a breeder

Photo: Slate.com COVID-19 has made it easier for scammers to take advantage of Australians looking to buy a puppy according to the ACCC. Puppy scams in Australia are four times higher than they were in 2019, with the pandemic driving demand for a forever friend....
‘Eco Games II’ in planning phase for October

‘Eco Games II’ in planning phase for October

Eco Community Fitness in Bellambi is planning a second 'Eco Games' event, following the success of their previous competition in late April this year. Members and coaches are getting ready for this competition, with mobility programming and practise workouts. The gym,...

Regional Victoria excluded from Melbourne’s extended lockdown

Regional Victoria excluded from Melbourne’s extended lockdown

Regional Victoria will see an easing of restrictions tomorrow night as Melbourne faces a further seven day lockdown.  Acting Premier James Merlino said in today’s press conference this includes the restriction of travel between Melbourne and regional Victoria. “You...

NRL sin bin surge only temporary, says Woolford

NRL sin bin surge only temporary, says Woolford

A high profile former rugby league player and coach has weighed into the debate about automatic send-offs for head-high tackles in the national Rugby League. Former Raiders star and English Super League coach Simon Woolford said the high amount of sin bins in the last...