‘Unfinished business’: the campaign to save Willow Grove

Content warning: this story contains discussion of colonial violence and other themes that may be distressing to First Peoples of Australia. The New South Wales Government announced in 2015 it planned to relocate the Powerhouse Museum to Western Sydney. The backlash...

A most wholesome and continentally-isolated streamer

In the gaming world, Australia couldn’t be more isolated. A comparatively tiny, mostly English-speaking, pocket of the world that shares timezones only with Asia, and which is practically a universe unto itself in video games and streaming. How does someone not only...

Local woman and her charity bettering lives across the globe

A Helensburgh woman is changing lives in Africa as her charity celebrates the success of the opening of its second school and sets its sights on new impactful projects. Sayari Nyuki charity founder Maeve Turner, 21 partnered with Tanzanian non-government organisation...

The teacher who dislikes school

Alan Poole is not your average high school teacher. He has a complicated relationship with authority, an alternative view of education and a deep dislike of the physical and metaphorical four walls of the classroom. Currently teaching in the Kimberley Region of...

Sussex Inlet student photographer captures his family’s battle with bushfire ‘Beast’

"Through December 2019 and January 2020, the Currowan and Tianjara bushfires threatened our family home near Sussex Inlet on the South Coast of New South Wales. Through these images, my intention has been to capture the personal emotion of the event and also the...

Reducing food waste for climate change

Students have been encouraged to take on the challenge of reducing food waste as part of Global Climate Change week at the University of Wollongong. The ‘Eco Food Challenge’ is a four-day program run by the Illawarra Public Health Society and UOW Nutrition and...

Fight against stigma of the Wollongong LGBTQIA+ community

  With the help of education and an open mind, the University of Wollongong’s support group ‘Allsorts’ and the Queer AF organisation have given students the opportunity to be themselves by providing a safe place in the community. The Allsorts Queer representative...

Healthy lifestyle, healthy mind: WHO reveals guidelines on dementia prevention

He lived in the same house for over 40 years, but couldn’t remember what street it was on. His wife passed away four years ago, but he often didn’t know why she never responded when he called her name in the middle of the night. According to Alfred Price, watching his...

‘Reclaim the night’ – Wollongong marches against domestic violence

“I had to leave to save my life. Think of Chopper Reid. That was the sort of guy I was escaping from.” When Shez left her abusive partner, she had to leave her children behind with him. “You’ve got to have somewhere to live. I didn’t have family, I didn’t have any...

Activism and Art

The Women's Movement in the 70s paved a future for a fairer society. Jack Draper reflects on her contribution to feminism from activism to art. She spoke with UOW journalism student Stephanie Hazelton. A wooden telegraph pole stands tall and strong metres from the...
Travelling Charity “Brick Show” Weekend in Macarthur

Travelling Charity “Brick Show” Weekend in Macarthur

LEGO builders from NSW and the ACT have showcased their building skills to raise money for charity in Camden. The GongLUG (LEGO User Group) has set up the travelling exhibition in the Camden Civic Centre displaying custom built works from original conceptions to pop...

Queerstories in Thirroul

Queerstories in Thirroul

A national LGBTQI+ live story-telling project and correlating podcast, Queerstories  was a sell out event at Thirroul’s Community Library in June. Queerstories featured six local queer speakers from the Wollongong community, joining over 250 LGBTQI+ speakers across...

Duo celebrate milestones as local league referees

Duo celebrate milestones as local league referees

A veteran rugby league official has notched up his 300th game as a local first grade referee, becoming one of the first ever to achieve the milestone. William Drury has been a Group 7 referee since 1989, with his 300 game stint in the first grade competition including...