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At the Wollongong Hawks' gala dinner Contact us
If you would like your social event featured in the Illawarra Mercury, please email the details to events@illawarramercury.com.au, including your name and mobile phone number. This is a free service and publication is not guaranteed.
Illawarra Mercury 10/04/2014     no charge     38 words

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Wollongong City athletes deliver medal haul
WOLLONGONG City won a host of medals including several gold at the NSW Little Athletics State Championships at Sydney Olympic Park.
Illawarra Mercury 10/04/2014     no charge     329 words

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Wollongong claim top Illawarra Pennants honours at The Links
A SERIES of nail-biting matches decided the Illawarra Pennant finals at The Links Shell Cove on Sunday.
Illawarra Mercury 01/04/2014     no charge     246 words

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Wollongong nightlife bashed
I am prompted to write in response to the article headed "Experts to focus on city centre" (Mercury, March 19).
Illawarra Mercury 24/03/2014     no charge     531 words

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Take TWO
What I like about Stuart is that he is a big-picture person who can look beyond his own job
Illawarra Mercury 05/04/2014     no charge     687 words

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Star gazer looks back
In the 1970s, I decided to try and take this idea of science through astronomy further
Illawarra Mercury 12/04/2014     no charge     1191 words

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Workforce make-up continues to change
"It appears that the traditional mining and manufacturing jobs are being replaced by employment in a range of sectors
Illawarra Mercury 12/04/2014     no charge     722 words

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Options in the centre
A new development featuring Torrens title semi-detached homes in central Kiama is now selling off the plan through Ray White Kiama and Vodaland.
Illawarra Mercury 05/04/2014     no charge     786 words

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Radical Gong revealed
WOLLONGONG has a radical, activist history that challenges anywhere else in the country, Woonona author John Rainford says.
Illawarra Mercury 26/03/2014     no charge     283 words

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Bumper Sydney to Gong turnout
SYDNEY to Hobart yacht Southern Excellence II will headline an impressive field when the Seafood and Sail Sydney to Wollongong yacht race returns from a 12-year absence on Saturday.
Illawarra Mercury 22/03/2014     no charge     395 words

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Closure of Gong vets' office political: MPs
ILLAWARRA Labor MPs have condemned as a "political move" the federal government's decision to close a shopfront Wollongong veterans' affairs service.
Illawarra Mercury 16/04/2014     no charge     386 words

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Word getting around about Lagoon award
LAGOON Seafood Restaurant is already enjoying the benefits of being named Australia's favourite restaurant in the nation's biggest people's choice restaurant awards.
Illawarra Mercury 09/04/2014     no charge     675 words

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Trentham sale online
One of Mangerton's most prestigious homes - "Trentham" at 31 Hilltop Avenue - is about to go on the market.
Illawarra Mercury 29/03/2014     no charge     746 words

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Astronomer leaves permanent legacy
THE man whose dogged determination helped Wollongong establish its own science centre and planetarium retired on Friday after 44 years employed by the University of Wollongong.
Illawarra Mercury 29/03/2014     no charge     442 words

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Expert would chase cars out
"One of the fundamental principles in Copenhagen is that everyone should be able to walk or bicycle in the city centre Henriette Vamberg
Illawarra Mercury 22/03/2014     no charge     899 words

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Mt Keira ideal spot to showcase the region
IT is one of the best views in the world, so why not show the world the many aspects of Wollongong that make it such a great place to live, work and visit?
Illawarra Mercury 19/03/2014     no charge     734 words

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Appeal for shuttle service expansion
THE University of Wollongong and bus company Premier Illawarra have appealed to the state's transport department to expand the free Gong Shuttle service.
Illawarra Mercury 19/03/2014     no charge     478 words

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Metis sells off the plan
Peter Taranto Real Estate is officially launching their newest residential development today - the Metis Apartments at North Wollongong.
Illawarra Mercury 12/04/2014     no charge     770 words

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Rival codes up the ante in turf war
HOSTING an historic Test in Wollongong is a remarkable coup and long overdue for one of rugby league's great heartlands.
Illawarra Mercury 12/04/2014     no charge     669 words

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Two charged with affray
TWO men have been charged after they allegedly stabbed each other during a dispute in Wollongong on Wednesday night.
Illawarra Mercury 04/04/2014     no charge     145 words

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Newest angel grows wings over weekend
ANGELS at Work is growing more wings in 2014.
Illawarra Mercury 02/04/2014     no charge     728 words

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Wildcats outclass Hawks to advance
COURAGEOUS and committed to the very end, the Wollongong Hawks were knocked out of the NBL title race by Perth on Sunday at WIN Entertainment Centre.
Illawarra Mercury 31/03/2014     no charge     671 words

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New delights cooking in waterfront precinct
WOLLONGONG'S newest eatery opens on Wednesday.
Illawarra Mercury 26/03/2014     no charge     729 words

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Centre milestone in blood donor history
THE Australian Red Cross Blood Service hopes that Wollongong's new state-of-the-art blood donor centre will get people's generosity flowing.
Illawarra Mercury 25/03/2014     no charge     355 words

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Into finals but now it gets really tough
THEY might be the NBL's hottest team, yet the Wollongong Hawks are the undisputed underdogs of the finals series.
Illawarra Mercury 24/03/2014     no charge     499 words

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Gong in danger of being a wasteland
WHAT will it take?
Illawarra Mercury 22/03/2014     no charge     660 words

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Seminar helps directors hone productivity
THE Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) is offering senior business leaders in the Illawarra an opportunity to learn how to improve and measure board productivity.
Illawarra Mercury 20/03/2014     no charge     291 words

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Boxing Day 'just wedge'
THE union representing retail workers says the state government plans to introduce Boxing Day trading in regional cities including Wollongong and use it as a "wedge" to eventually allow businesses to open on days including Easter.
Illawarra Mercury 20/03/2014     no charge     421 words

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DVD gives insight into Aboriginal perspective
When Illawarra Koori Women's Group and Illawarra Women's Health Centre launched a Healing Hearts DVD in Albion Park last week, the woman who was the first Aboriginal person to serve in the NSW Parliament was among the most impressed.
Illawarra Mercury 16/04/2014     no charge     697 words

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Mayor firm against rezoning campaign
WOLLONGONG Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery has said the council will not bow down to a campaign to rezone 18 hectares of industrial land at Kembla Grange, despite a new social media push to allow the change to go ahead.
Illawarra Mercury 14/04/2014     no charge     481 words

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Kiama keeping faith in behind-the-ball tactics
KIAMA and Bomaderry will use the other as a measuring stick in Saturday's round-three South Coast AFL clash at Bonaira Oval.
Illawarra Mercury 12/04/2014     no charge     371 words

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Recalling the lost village of Sherbrooke
AN entire village lies forgotten at the bottom of Cataract Dam. On Sunday, the history of once-thriving Sherbrooke will be retraced as part of Wollongong's Heritage Festival.
Illawarra Mercury 12/04/2014     no charge     410 words

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Your paper is on the move
AFTER a decade at its Auburn Street location, the Illawarra Mercury is moving to a new home.
Illawarra Mercury 12/04/2014     no charge     239 words

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B-Mozall fired up over Test at home
AS a premiership and World Cup winner, Dragons winger Brett Morris ticked off most career milestones but said a Test appearance at WIN Stadium would rank among his greatest moments.
Illawarra Mercury 11/04/2014     no charge     341 words

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Stores must act on plastic
I note that there have been a number of comments from folk who clearly see the convenience of single-use plastic bags.
Illawarra Mercury 01/04/2014     no charge     531 words

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Registry closes despite social media outcry
A SPIRITED social media campaign that attracted more than 900 followers has failed to stop the closure of the Wollongong Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages on Friday.
Illawarra Mercury 29/03/2014     no charge     218 words

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Accelerator for whole community: innovator
A WORLD leader in cultivating new technology entrepreneurs flew in from Canada this week to tell Wollongong to get right behind the city's new business accelerator.
Illawarra Mercury 28/03/2014     no charge     307 words

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Restore owners' land rights
Repeal day & good idea Tony! The most important repeal that's not on your list, however, is replacing the Petroleum Onshore Act 1991 with something that allows private and state owners of property democratic rights over what is on and below their land.
Illawarra Mercury 25/03/2014     no charge     502 words

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Renaming of reserve in dispute
THE family of well-known Wollongong community workers Efram and Guilia Bonacina hope to rename Gwynneville's Spearing Reserve as Bonacina Park in honour of the late couple.
Illawarra Mercury 22/03/2014     no charge     281 words

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Hawks rumours denied
DEPARTING Wollongong Hawks general manager Stuart Wilkinson has slam-dunked rumours of the club's imminent demise, insisting the team's future is safe in the National Basketball League.
Illawarra Mercury 22/03/2014     no charge     469 words

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Police warn about theft of valuables from cars
WOLLONGONG police have warned residents to lock their vehicles at night after a man was charged with using credit cards he allegedly stole from cars.
Illawarra Mercury 22/03/2014     no charge     163 words

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Rotnei in Sanders' cross-hairs
CHAMPIONSHIP-WINNING guard James Harvey is confident his Sydney teammate Jesse Sanders can shut down Wollongong sharpshooter Rotnei Clarke in Friday's all-NSW battle for the final play-off spot.
Illawarra Mercury 21/03/2014     no charge     430 words

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Hawks eye the inside
PLUCKY Wollongong make no secret of their plans to nullify Sydney's interior offence in Friday night's do or die battle at WIN Entertainment Centre.
Illawarra Mercury 20/03/2014     no charge     376 words

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Council counting the cost
WOLLONGONG ratepayers are being slugged millions of dollars each year because of increasing demands from state and federal governments.
Illawarra Mercury 18/03/2014     no charge     343 words

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Easter's blood bunnies save lives
YOU can enjoy dark chocolate bunnies and eggs guilt-free this Easter, as long as you give blood to help stem a looming shortage over the holiday period.
Illawarra Mercury 16/04/2014     no charge     375 words

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Graffiti charges
POLICE have charged a man in relation to 30 graffiti offences committed in the Wollongong area.
Illawarra Mercury 15/04/2014     no charge     87 words

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Minority youth worker honoured
WOLLONGONG youth worker Arif Khan has received a national award for his support of young refugees and work with Wollongong City Council.
Illawarra Mercury 14/04/2014     no charge     165 words

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ART EXHIBITIONS
ASIAN ART
Illawarra Mercury 12/04/2014     no charge     180 words

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Drug supply charges laid
A BARRACK Heights man charged with taking part in the supply of a commercial quantity of prohibited drugs was granted strict bail in Wollongong Local Court yesterday.
Illawarra Mercury 11/04/2014     no charge     392 words

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Cyclists must do their bit
I understand why the Illawarra Cycle Club wants motorists to keep a one-metre distance between themselves and cyclists, but the responsibility for safety is not just on motorists.
Illawarra Mercury 11/04/2014     no charge     580 words

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Fine young players lauded
THE Illawarra Junior Cricket Association recognised the outstanding achievements in the representative and district competitions this season at their annual presentation day at The Master Builders Club.
Illawarra Mercury 10/04/2014     no charge     264 words

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Local MPs sickened over canned inquiry
"OUTRAGEOUS", "disgraceful" and "disgusting" are some of the stinging rebukes Illawarra MPs have levelled over the last-minute cancellation of a Senate inquiry into TAFE in Wollongong on Tuesday.
Illawarra Mercury 10/04/2014     no charge     325 words

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On the street
Do you cycle to and from work? Q
Illawarra Mercury 09/04/2014     no charge     55 words

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Coalition no-show halts TAFE inquiry
A GREENS-BACKED Senate inquiry into the TAFE system, planned for Tuesday in Wollongong, was cancelled at the last minute because not one of the Coalition's 34 senators was available to attend.
Illawarra Mercury 09/04/2014     no charge     375 words

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Aerial film unique in perspective
THE University of Wollongong library has published the region's earliest known aerial footage, showing a 1930s bird's eye view of a developing industrial city.
Illawarra Mercury 08/04/2014     no charge     333 words

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Burlesque dancers refine razzle-dazzle charms for finals
THREE Wollongong dancers will vie for top honours in the state final of the Miss Burlesque Australia competition next weekend.
Illawarra Mercury 07/04/2014     no charge     118 words

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Plan aims to get people on bikes
RIDING to work will be twice as common, crashes will be reduced by 25 per cent and cyclists will have access to a large network of new paths and roads under the Wollongong City Council's five-year bike plan.
Illawarra Mercury 04/04/2014     no charge     293 words

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Giving attention to voices that matter
A LITTLE music, a lot of art, a big debate and a big splash of colour - National Youth Week hits Wollongong from Thursday evening, and is set to cause a bit of noise.
Illawarra Mercury 03/04/2014     no charge     226 words

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Focus on faster train trips
IMPROVING rail travel times to Sydney is a focus of the NSW Government's Illawarra Regional Transport Plan.
Illawarra Mercury 03/04/2014     no charge     343 words

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Fears cost-cutting will affect courses
ILLAWARRA TAFE teachers fear the Higher School Certificate course at Wollongong campus will be next in the firing line as a result of widespread cost-cutting.
Illawarra Mercury 01/04/2014     no charge     385 words

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NBA beckons brilliant Ennis
IT remains to be seen if Wollongong has seen the last of import Rotnei Clarke, but the chances of Perth Wildcats sensation James Ennis ever returning to Australia might be remote.
Illawarra Mercury 31/03/2014     no charge     426 words

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Voting model criticised
BUSINESS owners already have enough influence over Wollongong City Council and should not be forced to vote in the 2016 council elections, Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery has said.
Illawarra Mercury 29/03/2014     no charge     416 words

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Seafood favourite voted best in country
WOLLONGONG can lay claim to having Australia's favourite restaurant.
Illawarra Mercury 29/03/2014     no charge     365 words

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Stars join family splash
THE elite Wollongong Wizards triathlon squad will add some star power when the Splash and Dash Festival kicks off in Wollongong on Saturday.
Illawarra Mercury 29/03/2014     no charge     334 words

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Hawksbearnoscars
THE Wollongong Hawks swear they aren't nursing any psychological bruises from last week's semi-final dress rehearsal with Perth.
Illawarra Mercury 28/03/2014     no charge     379 words

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Rates revolt over sewage
LORD Mayor Gordon Bradbery has conceded the council could have done more to limit the threat from flooding on Kembla Street in Wollongong, where properties were inundated by sewage on Monday night.
Illawarra Mercury 28/03/2014     no charge     402 words

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Accused denies knowing about plot to kill lawyer
MICHELLE Sharon Proud has vigorously denied suggestions she helped kill Wollongong solicitor Katie Foreman because of a perceived debt she owed co-accused Wendy Anne Evans, a court has heard.
Illawarra Mercury 27/03/2014     no charge     390 words

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Hawks embrace 'free hit'
THERE was no chest-beating statement with Sunday night's "free hit" in Perth, but it doesn't mean the Wollongong Hawks won't take a far more defiant stance in this Friday's opening game of the semi-final series.
Illawarra Mercury 25/03/2014     no charge     381 words

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Council cashing in on newly hip Gong
EVEN a few years ago, Wollongong's late-night options were limited to noisy pubs or pulsating nightclubs.
Illawarra Mercury 24/03/2014     no charge     512 words

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Warm welcome for overseas students
THE words of Waltzing Matilda rang out across the University of Wollongong's duck pond lawn on Friday afternoon as primary school students sang the iconic tune for the university's international students.
Illawarra Mercury 22/03/2014     no charge     216 words

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Showroom bonanzas
Berkeley Shopping Centre is up for sale and will go to auction next month.
Illawarra Mercury 22/03/2014     no charge     767 words

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Duo booted out amid parliamentary chaos
ILLAWARRA infrastructure spending was in the spotlight in NSW Parliament this week, as the region's MPs traded insults during a debate over the government's "record spending".
Illawarra Mercury 21/03/2014     no charge     296 words

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National title spots on line
WOLLONGONG City Little Athletics Club are expecting top efforts at NSW Little Athletics State Championships at Sydney Olympic Park from Friday.
Illawarra Mercury 20/03/2014     no charge     204 words

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Season change promises renewal
THE Baha'i New Year's Day, a time of new beginnings and hope, will be celebrated in Wollongong this week.
Illawarra Mercury 20/03/2014     no charge     186 words

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Students intend to party on
A DOZEN police cars including the dog squad were forced to break up an out-of-control St Patrick's Day party which attracted more than 300 university students in Keiraville on Monday night.
Illawarra Mercury 19/03/2014     no charge     299 words

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Lake costs to wash up
THE NSW government has abandoned its financial responsibility for the area surrounding Lake Illawarra, heaping millions of dollars in additional burdens on to cash-strapped Wollongong City Council.
Illawarra Mercury 19/03/2014     no charge     395 words

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From the web
Great achievement
Illawarra Mercury 18/03/2014     no charge     266 words

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WE'LL BE READY
WOLLONGONG captain Oscar Forman rejected suggestions that his side didn't switch on mentally until it was almost too late last Friday against Townsville.
Illawarra Mercury 18/03/2014     no charge     407 words

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University lashes Greens
UNIVERSITY of Wollongong Vice-Chancellor Paul Wellings has slammed Greens senator Lee Rhiannon's claims the university is in trouble, calling it "political hyperbole of the worst sort".
Illawarra Mercury 16/04/2014     no charge     307 words

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Cancer council disputes tobacco report
THE NSW Cancer Council has dismissed a recent report claiming illegal tobacco use is on the rise in Wollongong.
Illawarra Mercury 16/04/2014     no charge     156 words

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Anzac link shaped in education
THE Illawarra Connection (TIC) has secured the Governor of NSW to give the 22nd Annual Hargrave Lecture at its June meeting.
Illawarra Mercury 15/04/2014     no charge     370 words

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Greens slam unishake-up
UNIVERSITY loans may attract interest fees, and targets for students from disadvantaged backgrounds may be scrapped, in a move Greens senator Lee Rhiannon has labelled an "enormous setback" to institutions such as the University of Wollongong.
Illawarra Mercury 15/04/2014     no charge     256 words

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Blueys aiming to counter dangerous Olympic
RAIN, hail or shine, Blueys coach Luke McGuire knows there is one certainty for his side in the Illawarra Premier League on Saturday.
Illawarra Mercury 12/04/2014     no charge     439 words

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Champions desperate for points
BONNYRIGG White Eagles coach Brian Brown has his squad on high alert ahead of their trip to WIN Stadium on Sunday.
Illawarra Mercury 12/04/2014     no charge     292 words

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Annie acclaim puts teenager in latest lead
IT was Siena Elchaar's reputation as a stellar performer that earned her the chance to play a leading role in the world premiere of Sinbad The Musical.
Illawarra Mercury 12/04/2014     no charge     431 words

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Q&A
Miners play the Farmer and the Owl lLaneway Party with King Gizzard and The Walking Who on Sunday. Nicholas from the band gave us the lowdown on their backstory.
Illawarra Mercury 11/04/2014     no charge     275 words

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Driver tells of bad blood
THE getaway driver turned prosecution witness in the 2007 Splashes nightclub shooting has taken the stand in the Supreme Court trial of his alleged accomplices, telling jurors there was bad blood between the deceased, Dragan Sekuljica, and at least one of his accused murderers.
Illawarra Mercury 11/04/2014     no charge     599 words

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Surf movie scores some local sounds
SOME of Wollongong's finest bands have teamed up to soundtrack a local man's surf safari around the globe.
Illawarra Mercury 11/04/2014     no charge     296 words

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Sultan hits the waves
Beloved rock'n'roller Dan Sultan is coming our way in July in a big national tour to launch new album Blackbird. With worthy tour supports in Stonefield and Way Of The Eagle to accompany Dan on the road, he rolls into Waves on July 12.
Illawarra Mercury 11/04/2014     no charge     334 words

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On the street
Do you consider the Shoalhaven to be part of the Illawarra? Q
Illawarra Mercury 11/04/2014     no charge     74 words

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Beautiful noise to sound out at MacCabe Park
SUNDAY is a day of rest, but an outdoor mini-festival will bring new noise to the city this weekend.
Illawarra Mercury 11/04/2014     no charge     234 words

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Around the traps
THURSDAY
Illawarra Mercury 10/04/2014     no charge     340 words

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Youngsters come out victors in Great Debate of the Ages
IT was young versus old on Wednesday as three teenagers battled some more mature opposition in the "Lord Mayor's Great Debate of the Ages".
Illawarra Mercury 10/04/2014     no charge     213 words

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Developer sued by subbies
AN Illawarra property developer has been accused of failing to pay several contractors who worked on his housing projects in Bellambi and Wollongong.
Illawarra Mercury 10/04/2014     no charge     468 words

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Shoalhaven finds its place in the Illawarra
THE powers that be have drawn a line in the sand, formally welcoming the Shoalhaven into the fold that is the Illawarra.
Illawarra Mercury 10/04/2014     no charge     319 words

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ACADEMY CORNER
IAS HOST CLUBS NSW ACADEMY GAMES
Illawarra Mercury 10/04/2014     no charge     333 words

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Aged malts sway young
"I'd say the old previous image of whisky was an old man's drink
Illawarra Mercury 09/04/2014     no charge     472 words

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Hearing to be rescheduled, but little consolation
THE Education and Employment Reference committee hearing will be rescheduled, but there is small consolation and much disappointment for those who were slated to address Tuesday's meeting.
Illawarra Mercury 09/04/2014     no charge     205 words

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Libraries face closure
PUBLIC libraries are in a fight for survival and their current funding model is "broken beyond repair".
Illawarra Mercury 08/04/2014     no charge     285 words

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Push to act against CSG
WOLLONGONG City Council is set to lead the state's 23 mining-affected councils in a stronger stance against coal seam gas mining, with staff proposing councillors rule out exploration in drinking water catchment areas.
Illawarra Mercury 07/04/2014     no charge     208 words

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Timetable adds urgency to search for new digs
WOLLONGONG Eisteddfod is on the hunt for a new home.
Illawarra Mercury 07/04/2014     no charge     214 words

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Chairman of the boards: Morris goes above and beyond
Brett Morris' breath-taking try against Cronulla was no fluke  it was a shining example of talent meeting hard work, writes Brad Walter.
Sydney Morning Herald 05/04/2014     no charge     899 words

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New bridge links university campus
A NEW bridge linking the University of Wollongong's Innovation Campus with Montague Street in North Wollongong was officially opened by Vice-Chancellor Paul Wellings and Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery on Friday.
Illawarra Mercury 05/04/2014     no charge     107 words

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Winning auctioneer set for prized abode
SYDNEY auctioneer Damien Cooley holds the Australian record for the highest price for a house at auction and he's twice performed a winning auction on reality show The Block.
Illawarra Mercury 05/04/2014     no charge     516 words

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Slippery inaweof modern athletes
HOURS spent practising leaping and diving from spring-loaded floorboards at a Wollongong gym helped Brett Morris score the try that his famous father Steve describes as the best he has seen.
Illawarra Mercury 05/04/2014     no charge     850 words

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Big month of music for locals
Record Store Day is coming up on April 19, and the city's favourite vinyl shop is again gearing up for a big one. Music Farmers will host a whole day of music alongside the special RSD vinyl releases, with acts including Step-Panther, UK one-man band Hank Haint, locals The Escarpment and more to play through the day.
Illawarra Mercury 04/04/2014     no charge     439 words

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Son hurt by mix-up with mother's plot
SAYING goodbye to his mother was hard enough for Dapto's Jamie Venters; now an administrative mix-up by Wollongong City Council has forced him to relive the pain.
Illawarra Mercury 04/04/2014     no charge     365 words

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Girl visited brothels: court
A GIRL who described being coached with a pornographic video during a sexual assault when she was seven or eight years old was exposed to adult videos at the brothels where her mother worked, and not as a result of any assault, the man defending the allegations has told Wollongong District Court.
Illawarra Mercury 04/04/2014     no charge     477 words

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Accused blames mother
A GIRL who described being coached with a pornographic video during a sexual assault when she was seven or eight years old was exposed to adult videos at the brothels where her mother worked, and not as a result of any assault, the man defending the allegations has told Wollongong District Court.
Illawarra Mercury 04/04/2014     no charge     477 words

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Court hears Splashes killing a family feud
THE Supreme Court trial of four men accused of planning and carrying out the 2007 Splashes nightclub shooting has begun in Sydney, with jurors told the alleged catalyst for the killing was an unpaid debt that spiralled into a feud between two Wollongong families.
Illawarra Mercury 03/04/2014     no charge     542 words

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Internet still off for many
TELSTRA is expecting to have the last of 3500 Wollongong internet connections that went down on Saturday reconnected by Friday.
Illawarra Mercury 02/04/2014     no charge     373 words

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Skydive the Beach aims for shiny new premises
SKYDIVE the Beach has revealed plans to upgrade its North Wollongong headquarters, proposing to replace its ageing Stuart Park cottage with a modern administration block at the edge the park.
Illawarra Mercury 02/04/2014     no charge     304 words

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Blood brothers at uni colleges
WOLLONGONG Blood Donor Centre is benefiting from an injection of young blood thanks to some inter-college rivalry at the University of Wollongong.
Illawarra Mercury 01/04/2014     no charge     342 words

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Rain makes itself scarce just in time for festival
MORE than 1000 people took advantage of the outdoors after a week of constant downpour, turning out for the annual Splash 'n' Dash Festival at Belmore Basin.
Illawarra Mercury 31/03/2014     no charge     237 words

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Hold-ups the norm for Tigers shooter
The National Basketball League has had a hold on Chris Goulding this season, literally.
The Sunday Age 30/03/2014     no charge     722 words

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From Russia with love
If you want to become a professional, you have to dedicate everything to ballet
Illawarra Mercury 29/03/2014     no charge     1039 words

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Cats wary of deadly duo
WOLLONGONG three-point bombers Oscar Forman and Rotnei Clarke will be marked men when the Hawks host Perth in Sunday's second game of a best-of-three semi-final series.
Illawarra Mercury 29/03/2014     no charge     359 words

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Cruel stroke strikes down talented girl
KEIRAVILLE mother Vicky Wharton didn't know children could have strokes - now she is helping her 12-year-old daughter Sarah learn to walk and talk again.
Illawarra Mercury 29/03/2014     no charge     483 words

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Forman won't die wondering
CLAWING their way into the playoffs against the odds is one thing; staring down the meanest bully on the block is another.
Illawarra Mercury 28/03/2014     no charge     331 words

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Around the traps
THURSDAY
Illawarra Mercury 27/03/2014     no charge     359 words

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Hawks taking Cats head-on
WOLLONGONG forward Tim Coenraad believes title favourites Perth are under pressure to live up to expectations.
Illawarra Mercury 27/03/2014     no charge     317 words

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Better drivers key to safety
Governments, the NRMA and police have been discussing road safety and the need to reduce road accidents. What is needed is for drivers to have patience, respect and restraint on the road.
Illawarra Mercury 27/03/2014     no charge     536 words

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MORE TO GIVE
THEY have been playing sudden-death games for almost two months but the Wollongong Hawks aren't a spent force yet.
Illawarra Mercury 27/03/2014     no charge     472 words

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Two Gong police officers under investigation
NSW Police Professional Standards Command has confirmed it is investigating a complaint against two Wollongong police officers.
Illawarra Mercury 27/03/2014     no charge     156 words

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Mayor takes philosophical view on plan
SHELLHARBOUR Mayor, Marianne Saliba, has said she understands Wollongong City Council's rejection of a NSW government plan to hand over millions of dollars of Lake Illawarra Authority infrastructure and management costs, unless state funds of more than $22 million over the next 10 years are guaranteed.
Illawarra Mercury 26/03/2014     no charge     210 words

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Clogged creeks overflow
RUSSELL Vale resident Barry Basham's three-car garage was inundated with water by Monday night's storms - and it was not the first time.
Illawarra Mercury 26/03/2014     no charge     470 words

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Accused takes the stand
ACCUSED murderer Michelle Sharon Proud has taken the stand in her Supreme Court trial to reject claims she helped kill Wollongong solicitor Katie Foreman, as the Crown closed its case after more than five weeks of evidence from dozens of witnesses.
Illawarra Mercury 25/03/2014     no charge     525 words

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Catsget'pass'fromGleeson
PERTH coach Trevor Gleeson believes the Wildcats are on top of their game heading into the best-of-three semi-final series with Wollongong.
Illawarra Mercury 25/03/2014     no charge     165 words

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Flexible fund brings businesses into eco-friendly fold
MANY businesses and business owners want to embrace the cost savings and environmental benefits of renewable energy, but are often discouraged by the initial price of installation.
Illawarra Mercury 25/03/2014     no charge     248 words

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Eateries, bars keep CBD aglow after dark
THE central business district is not waiting on the council's evening economy strategy, with new projects set to further spruce up the city's night-time offerings.
Illawarra Mercury 24/03/2014     no charge     308 words

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New level of dining by the harbour
A NEW dining experience is opening in Wollongong under the name levelone @ harbourfront.
Illawarra Mercury 22/03/2014     no charge     295 words

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Wild students inspire fear
The report about uni students' drunken parties in residential streets (Mercury, March 19) highlights the darker side of living in "a university town". If objective research was performed, it would become clear that there are very serious negatives for ordinary residents who live close to the city arising from the university's presence.
Illawarra Mercury 22/03/2014     no charge     538 words

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Businesses buckle during mall work
SMALL retailers say they are being pushed out of lower Crown Street Mall, blaming drawn-out, erratic construction for a sharp downturn in trade.
Illawarra Mercury 22/03/2014     no charge     450 words

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Crasnich seeks sale of prime public housing
A WOLLONGONG councillor wants the NSW government to look into selling off the region's waterfront public housing blocks to make way for private development.
Illawarra Mercury 22/03/2014     no charge     485 words

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The Haze's new phase
Entries for the UOW heats of the National Campus Band Competition are about to open.
Illawarra Mercury 21/03/2014     no charge     571 words

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Labor MPs dismiss apathy accusations
A WAR of words has broken out over Illawarra Labor MPs' responses to the latest round of the Resources for Regions program.
Illawarra Mercury 21/03/2014     no charge     334 words

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Around the traps
THURSDAY
Illawarra Mercury 20/03/2014     no charge     303 words

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Heart of city in sorry state
I have just read the letter by Eric Lamb, of Figtree, titled "City to avoid". I'm afraid I have to agree with him. Why don't we have more live music in MacCabe Park during spring, summer and autumn?
Illawarra Mercury 20/03/2014     no charge     534 words

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Hawksin play-off wrangle
WOLLONGONG forward Tim Coenraad believes desperation provided the key to putting the Hawks on a path to a play-off berth.
Illawarra Mercury 19/03/2014     no charge     415 words

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Experts to focus on city centre
IF you are walking, sitting, dining or just spending time in Wollongong's CBD over the next few days, chances are your movements will be tracked and counted by Wollongong City Council.
Illawarra Mercury 19/03/2014     no charge     310 words

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Care training 'essential'
PUTTING hospital support staff in charge of volatile patients is not fair to either party, according to clinical and forensic psychologist Dr Mitchell Byrne.
Illawarra Mercury 18/03/2014     no charge     379 words

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Eyesores on our landscape
How wonderful to drive home to Thirroul and see that the ugly facade in front of the Plaza which has been a blot on the landscape for four years has gone.
Illawarra Mercury 18/03/2014     no charge     547 words

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Retirement isn't working
NOW the Big Man of Money wants all old Australians to keep working until at least they reach 70 before they get the old age pension.
Illawarra Mercury 16/04/2014     no charge     541 words

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From the web
Pension debt
Illawarra Mercury 15/04/2014     no charge     279 words

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Food donations aid families
WOLLONGONG Emergency Housing (WEH) helped more than 1000 families last year but the need is growing.
Illawarra Mercury 14/04/2014     no charge     550 words

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BRADBERY DEFIANT
WOLLONGONG Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said he would stand firm against any push from developers or the public, in the ongoing saga over the rezoning of 18 hectares of industrial land at Kembla Grange.
Illawarra Mercury 14/04/2014     no charge     167 words

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CSG passions ignite
WOLLONGONG councillors painted a dystopian picture of the region's future as they debated coal seam gas last week, warning that lush fields could become barren wastelands and Smiths Hill would turn into Smiths Island if gas mining went ahead.
Illawarra Mercury 14/04/2014     no charge     436 words

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On the street
What do you think about federal government plans to cut funding to the ABC? Q Q
Illawarra Mercury 14/04/2014     no charge     119 words

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Humour helps survivor tell story
WOLLONGONG hairdresser and breast cancer survivor Tanya Curran Brown is launching her new breast cancer survival book A Tale of Two Titties at the Novotel Wollongong Northbeach on Monday.
Illawarra Mercury 14/04/2014     no charge     149 words

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Man robbed mother
A NORTH Wollongong man who broke into his mother's home and stole money while she was sick in hospital has lost his bid for a reduced prison sentence.
Illawarra Mercury 12/04/2014     no charge     285 words

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Twofoundguilty of killing Katie
BRADLEY Max Rawlinson and Michelle Sharon Proud have been found guilty of murdering Wollongong solicitor Katie Foreman.
Illawarra Mercury 12/04/2014     no charge     496 words

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Hundreds of kids hit by closures
WEEKS of rain have caused havoc for the Illawarra's young footballers, with hundreds of kids across the region missing out on weeks of training and the first two games of the season due to soggy, dangerous grounds.
Illawarra Mercury 12/04/2014     no charge     356 words

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Academy novices view future as coachinggoestonextlevel
WHILE head-to-head competition can often steal the limelight, the top of-the-line training on offer at the Academy Games can be just as crucial to the young athletes' development.
Illawarra Mercury 12/04/2014     no charge     375 words

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HERE TO STAY
AUSTRALIA coach Tim Sheens is more worried about Wollongong than the Warriors.
Illawarra Mercury 11/04/2014     no charge     453 words

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KEY POINTS IN MURDER CASE
The victim:
Illawarra Mercury 11/04/2014     no charge     208 words

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Woman accused of housing trust fraud
A 50-YEAR-OLD Warrawong woman has been charged with defrauding the Illawarra Housing Trust of more than $15,000.
Illawarra Mercury 11/04/2014     no charge     225 words

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Crime rate figures steady across the region
CRIME rates are either falling or stable across the Illawarra in almost all categories assessed in the most recent Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) annual report.
Illawarra Mercury 11/04/2014     no charge     218 words

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Early gathering marks war sacrifice
THE service may have been a few weeks early, but the sentiment was spot on.
Illawarra Mercury 10/04/2014     no charge     158 words

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Widdop's loyalty to be tested at 'home'
GARETH Widdop hopes there will a hearty reception. Knows there will probably be a few boos too. But as son Brayden is testament to, old habits die hard.
Illawarra Mercury 10/04/2014     no charge     582 words

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It's time for change of heart
I THINK council is being rather pedantic in refusing the Kembla Grange retail precinct. Everybody I have spoken to in my area thinks it would be a great idea.
Illawarra Mercury 10/04/2014     no charge     552 words

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From the web
Follow zoning rules
Illawarra Mercury 10/04/2014     no charge     285 words

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Motorbike rider caught by police
A 32-YEAR-OLD man riding an unregistered trail bike led police on a pursuit through Wollongong's northern suburbs on Tuesday night.
Illawarra Mercury 10/04/2014     no charge     119 words

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Collision leaves man with injured hand
A MAN aged in his twenties has suffered a hand laceration from a serious four-car crash in Unanderra on Tuesday morning.
Illawarra Mercury 09/04/2014     no charge     91 words

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Crash driver cut from car
NSW Fire and Rescue officers had to cut the door off a car to remove a driver in an accident at Figtree on Tuesday morning.
Illawarra Mercury 09/04/2014     no charge     162 words

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KEY POINTS IN MURDER CASE
The victim:
Illawarra Mercury 09/04/2014     no charge     208 words

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Cycle network cost worries councillors
WOLLONGONG City Council's vision for increasing the number of cyclists on the city's streets is now open for public comment, but councillors have raised concerns over how the five-year plan will be funded.
Illawarra Mercury 09/04/2014     no charge     316 words

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United call on youth brigade
DAPTO Dandaloo Fury and Wollongong United continue their crusades towards an inaugural FFA Cup berth with Waratah Cup fixtures this week.
Illawarra Mercury 08/04/2014     no charge     341 words

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Fears for Dapto campus as staff levels reduced
CUTS to Wollongong TAFE have been well publicised but now threats to the survival of the Dapto campus have local MPs and the Teachers Federation on edge.
Illawarra Mercury 08/04/2014     no charge     234 words

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Labor calls for rethink on TAFE funding cuts
SHELLHARBOUR MP Anna Watson says cuts to TAFE funding will "rip the guts out" of the education provider in the Illawarra.
Illawarra Mercury 08/04/2014     no charge     357 words

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Unpaid student debt plan meets criticism
THE federal government has been urged to tighten student loan restrictions, with a goldmine of higher education debt unlikely to ever be paid back under current rules.
Illawarra Mercury 08/04/2014     no charge     352 words

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Academic reminder proposed as legacy
THE Illawarra Centenary of Anzac committee is calling on the community to help it establish two perpetual scholarships as a permanent reminder of the early Anzacs.
Illawarra Mercury 08/04/2014     no charge     382 words

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Outage cost mounting
BAIMED Physiotherapy and Sports Injury clinic owner Michael Baines spent at least 13 hours on the phone to Telstra last week, in a desperate attempt to get his Wollongong clinic's internet reconnected.
Illawarra Mercury 08/04/2014     no charge     371 words

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Dragons favourites to rope in Cowboy
St George Illawarra are early favourites to lure North Queensland forward Tariq Sims home after the NSW Origin prospect told Cowboys officials he was considering asking for a release.
Sydney Morning Herald 07/04/2014     no charge     486 words

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Exhibition to show artist's colourful life
SPLASHES of vivid colour and scenes of exotic, far-off lands lit up Wollongong Art Gallery on Friday night, with the unveiling of a retrospective exhibit on local artist Robert Liddicoat.
Illawarra Mercury 07/04/2014     no charge     236 words

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WEST DAPTO ROAD UPGRADE SET TO PROCEED: P5
THE developer behind a controversial proposal to rezone 18 hectares of industrial land at Kembla Grange to make way for a large retail precinct has hit out at Wollongong City Council staff, saying their reports on the plan are "severely deficient".
Illawarra Mercury 07/04/2014     no charge     182 words

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United coach rues one that got away
WOLLONGONG United coach Oliver Vrtkovski said his players were disappointed they didn't claim all three points despite playing with 10 men for most of their 2-2 draw with Wollongong Olympic.
Illawarra Mercury 07/04/2014     no charge     355 words

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Teens respond to facing challenges as a team
STUDENTS from Wollongong Flexible Learning Centre have been put through "tough love" training under the guidance of former Australian Defence Force personnel.
Illawarra Mercury 07/04/2014     no charge     299 words

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Running Power a work in progress
KIAMA coach James Walton says his club remains a work in progress as they learn a new playing style.
Illawarra Mercury 07/04/2014     no charge     402 words

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Accused had code texts: police
On face value, it appeared to be a series of innocent text messages between a well-known former bikie boss and an ageing rocker discussing plans for a workout.
Sun Herald 06/04/2014     no charge     560 words

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Empowering the victims
You just have to take people through all their options, and they decide which path to choose
Illawarra Mercury 05/04/2014     no charge     957 words

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Confident Sharks ready to step up
NO longer the Illawarra Premier League's 'new boys', Woonona start their second season back in the top flight better for the experience of 2013.
Illawarra Mercury 05/04/2014     no charge     424 words

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KEY POINTS IN MURDER CASE
THE victim:
Illawarra Mercury 05/04/2014     no charge     209 words

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Rail link key to development: academic
THE proposal to quadruple the size of the Port Kembla Harbour expansion would only be successful if the Maldon-Dombarton Rail Link was completed, a senior University of Wollongong academic says.
Illawarra Mercury 05/04/2014     no charge     288 words

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Giving is better than receiving
IT took the generosity of seven strangers to keep Unanderra resident Brendan Caunt alive after a car accident on Picton Road eight years ago.
Illawarra Mercury 05/04/2014     no charge     423 words

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Wife tells of soured friendship
THE widow of the man killed in the 2007 Splashes nightclub shooting in North Wollongong has taken the stand at the Sydney trial of his accused killers.
Illawarra Mercury 05/04/2014     no charge     631 words

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Buckling up for success
IT seems a simple idea - old-fashioned, even.
Illawarra Mercury 05/04/2014     no charge     287 words

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Telstraoutagecould have cost lives: GP
THE Telstra phone and internet outage across Wollongong this week could have been life-threatening, according to a Gwynneville doctor.
Illawarra Mercury 05/04/2014     no charge     407 words

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Hawks award Joyce with life membership of club
CHAMPIONSHIP-WINNING coach Brendan Joyce was honoured with life membership by the Wollongong Hawks at the club's gala awards dinner on Friday night.
Illawarra Mercury 05/04/2014     no charge     210 words

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Q&A
Kaleidoscope play a dirty, fuzzy strain of psych-rock and have been blowing out eardrums all over town for a while now. They're one of the big names on the Kiama Youth Stock festival this weekend, and guitarist Sweeney gave us some facts
Illawarra Mercury 04/04/2014     no charge     320 words

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KEY POINTS IN MURDER CASE
The victim:
Illawarra Mercury 04/04/2014     no charge     212 words

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Bail denied after raids
THE sister of former bikie boss Sam Ibrahim appeared in Wollongong Local Court via video link on Thursday on a charge over an alleged gun-running syndicate.
Illawarra Mercury 04/04/2014     no charge     162 words

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Tireless work recognised by Vatican
WOLLONGONG'S Kathleen McCormack has been honoured with a Papal award for her pioneering work at welfare agency CatholicCare.
Illawarra Mercury 04/04/2014     no charge     238 words

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Thrills and spills too common to lift cyclist numbers
JACQUI Besgrove has been a regular bike commuter for nine years, but she still finds cycling on some Illawarra streets a "petrifying" experience.
Illawarra Mercury 04/04/2014     no charge     310 words

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Rotnei won't be rushed
"I could definitely see myself coming back to Australia Rotnei Clarke
Illawarra Mercury 04/04/2014     no charge     424 words

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Broadband users still disconnected
MORE than 1500 broadband customers were still without internet connections on Thursday, five days after flooding in the Wollongong exchange disrupted services.
Illawarra Mercury 04/04/2014     no charge     215 words

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On the street
Does hearing about a shark attack make you think twice about swimming at the beach? Q
Illawarra Mercury 04/04/2014     no charge     92 words

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Hawk import Clarke carries off Gaze Trophy for NBL's most valuable
Wollongong Hawks import Rotnei Clarke (right) claimed the Andrew Gaze Trophy as the NBL's most valuable player on Wednesday night. In his first professional season, the Butler University graduate used his three-point shooting to lift an undermanned Hawks side into the semi-finals. Clarke came from behind in the final six rounds to beat Melbourne Tigers star Chris Goulding 128 votes to 122. Goulding led the vote count until round 17, with Clarke's surge coinciding with the Hawks' late-season ...
The Age 03/04/2014     no charge     150 words

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Government not so generous
The minister closed down the Lake Illawarra Authority and saved the government $1 million each year. He then handed responsibility and maintenance of parks, pathways, bridges and other public amenities to the councils. But let's read the fine print; the government is going to hang on to any property that generates income or has the potential to generate income and the councils get the rubbish. The government is also offering councils all existing jetties over the lake to maintain at an unknown ...
Illawarra Mercury 03/04/2014     no charge     552 words

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Assault alleged after car crash
A MINOR car crash has allegedly resulted in a 38-year-old man being followed home and punched in the face, leaving him with a head wound requiring 12 stitches.
Illawarra Mercury 03/04/2014     no charge     140 words

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KEY POINTS IN MURDER CASE
The victim:
Illawarra Mercury 03/04/2014     no charge     212 words

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