Shark Shield keeps swimmers safe

Shark Shield keeps swimmers safe

New shark repelling technology will be introduced to North Wollongong beach this summer providing an eco-friendly alternative to keeping beachgoers safe. The Shark Shield, a device used to repel sharks via electrical pulses, is attached to jet skis to drive sharks...
Illawarra shooters aim for conservation

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...
Pic It Up program a win for young residents

Pic It Up program a win for young residents

Wollongong Council’s Pic It Up environmental program has targeted a younger crowd to help tackle litter in the city. The program, derived from Tangaroa Blue, began at the end of last year and has seen a young residents sign up and post pictures on social media with...
Surprise koala colony a Wollondilly wonder

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...