Good day to be beside the seaside
Scores of families headed to Wollongong Harbour to squeeze in a final dip before the cooler autumn weather makes the water too chilly, while others were determined to keep to Easter traditions and queued for fish and chips before enjoying them on the sand.
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Thu Apr 17, 2014
One priest for the Wollongong masses
The number of Masses at Illawarra Catholic churches will be cut due to an ageing priesthood and forecasts of growing Catholic populations in other parts of the Wollongong Diocese.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
RAAF planes fly over Wollongong: PHOTOS
Royal Australian Air Force planes zipped past Wollongong on Thursday as part of their tactical formation flying training, appearing as black shadows on the cloudy sky.
Big wet shifts baseball champs
The recent inclement weather has claimed a major victim, with the Australian Baseball Federation forced to move the national women's titles away from the Illawarra.
Following the heritage trail
Wollongong has a history to rival almost anywhere in Australia - but sometimes it takes a special tour to remind us.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
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.
Cancer Council rejects illegal tobacco stats
The NSW Cancer Council has dismissed a recent report claiming the use of illegal tobacco products is on the rise in Wollongong.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Pension age rise: job hunt harder for older Australians
Illawarra blue collar workers are less likely to land a new job the older they get, a leading academic said on Monday, as debate raged over hints the federal government plans to lift the retirement age to 70. University of Wollongong economist Dr Martin O'Brien said workers over 50 who lost their jobs were less successful obtaining new employment ... (more)
South East NSW and Gippsland Rural Report, April 15th, 2014
Jeremy Story Carter A strong rebound saw wool's crucial Eastern Market Indicator rise back above the key 1000 c/kg clean on last week's sales, which came as welcome news for many.
Issue of port costs raised
Wollongong councillor Vicki Curran has called on the NSW Ports Consortium to pay for public infrastructure upgrades, such as the Maldon-Dombarton rail link, needed as part of the proposed Port Kembla harbour expansion.
Cultural grants give musos a boost
Kiama Municipal Council has put more than $10,000 into the town's creative community with a number of cultural grants.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
Luke's shot at making it big in pro wrestling
American professional wrestling is one of the greatest spectacles in world sport, and Wollongong man Luke Potter will soon have a shot at a dream he has chased since he was five.
Restoring trust Labor lost its way to sideline Palmer
In The Australian today: "That affluence can buy influence is hardly news. What makes Clive Palmer different is that he flaunts it.
Sat Apr 12, 2014
Australian woman given Papal honors for social service
Wollongong, Australia, Apr 12, 2014 / 07:03 am .- At a Mass said last week, Bishop Peter Ingham of Wollongong bestowed Papal honors on Kathleen McCormack for her meritorious service to CatholicCare, the diocesan welfare agency.
'Why Wollongong? Why science?': story of our planetarium
After stepping down as director of Wollongong's Science Centre and Planetarium last week, Glen Moore reminisces about his efforts to get it established.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
The lost village at bottom of Cataract Dam
Kerrie Christian at the chapel at Grevillea Park, the only remaining part of the lost village of Sherbrooke.
Hundreds of Illawarra kids hit by ground closures
Dapto Junior FC under-7s Daniel, Cody and Finley are sad that they haven't been able to play this season.
Cordeaux Heights teen's star on the rise with Sinbad casting
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's changing workforce: where the jobs are
For years, if you asked someone to conjure up an image of an Illawarra worker it would be an extremely safe bet that they would think of a miner with a headlamp and coal-smeared face.
Marmont seeks Moto Cross redemption
After a lean 2013 season, Wollongong MX legend Jay Marmont is out to end his win drought at Appin on Sunday.