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49 min ago | Kiama Independent

Kiama's fitness group policy to be reviewed

THE use of public reserves by commercial fitness trainers in Kiama will be addressed as part of a new policy, with one trainer suggesting such a policy would have its ''pros and cons''.

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1 hr ago | Caribbean News Now!

Caribbean fisheries officers off to Australia for training

BELIZE CITY, Belize -- Eighteen senior fisheries officers and marine management experts from ten member countries of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism will take part in the 2014 CARICOM fisheries law and management training workshop at the University of Wollongong in New South Wales, Australia.

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6 hrs ago | Illawarra Mercury

Importance of Being Earnest hits the IPAC

If Australian musical theatre stalwart Nancye Hayes had a "bucket list" of coveted roles, Oscar Wilde's Lady Bracknell would be towards the top.

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10 hrs ago | Illawarra Mercury

Pack for jail next time: magistrate

A Port Kembla man has been warned to pack his bags for jail if he gets caught drink-driving again.

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14 hrs ago | Narooma News

South Coast tourism's best recognised at awards: PHOTOS

Big 4 Broulee Beach Holiday Park, Carries Cottage at Nelligen and the Bodalla Cheese Factory were the Eurobodalla's biggest winners in the South Coast Tourism's night of nights, the South Coast Tourism Awards.

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18 hrs ago | Illawarra Mercury

Settlers found fertile soil in valley

The early settlers of the Cordeaux River valley, finding rich red volcanic soil plus an abundance of water supplied from the Cordeaux River, realised the valley was an ideal spot for cultivation and to settle and raise families.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Thursday Magnet

Eden bags record tourism awards haul

Eden businesses have bagged a record haul at the South Coast Tourism Awards in Batemans Bay on Wednesday night, with Cat Balou Cruises and Sprout Eden among the prize-winners.

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Illawarra Mercury

Power sell-off: Wollongong shut out of regional funding

POLL: Illawarra politicians say Wollongong will be left scrambling for Sydney's crumbs when it comes to getting a share of the NSW government's $20 billion poles and wires fund.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

ABC News

One-punch laws working, AG tells Wollongong lawyers

The new one-punch laws are part of a wider suite of changes that have greatly reduced alcohol-fuelled violence, the New South Wales Attorney General has said ahead of his visit to Wollongong today.

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ContactMusic.com

Australian Rocker Jason Curley Dies

The Tumbleweed bassist passed away on Monday at his home in Wollongong, Australia.

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Illawarra Mercury

Councillors fight business votes plan

POLL: All but two of Wollongong's councillors have pledged to fight the NSW government's plan to force businesses to vote in council elections all the way to the high court.

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South Coast Register

Cambewarra students tell an African tale

CAMBEWARRA Public was among nine schools from the Illawarra and beyond that took over WIN Entertainment Centre recently in an explosion of song, sound and celebration in the national creative learning festival Wakakirri.

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Illawarra Mercury

Trolley-load of trouble for thief

A 30-year-old man in possession of an overflowing trolley laden with more than $1000 worth of household items walked out of Wollongong's Spotlight store without paying for a single item.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

ABC News

Government says grain port code is on track for October deadline

The Federal Government says it's on track to have a mandatory code of conduct for port access for grain exports in place before the first of October.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

Illawarra Mercury

Myna birds a major problem in Kiama

A region-wide approach will be sought to help address a ''very visible pest'' - myna birds - throughout the Kiama municipality A region-wide approach will be sought to help address a ''very visible pest'' - myna birds - throughout the Kiama municipality.

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Catallaxy

Wayne Swan's tale: file under fantasy

In The Australian today: "Strewth Proust, Swan's on the loose! With the memoirs of the world's greatest treasurer shaping up as the stocking stuffer of the season, Wayne Swan's remembrance of deficits past adds mightily to this year's choice of spitefully disappointing Christmas presents."

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Illawarra Mercury

Jury system turns high-tech

People called for jury duty in Wollongong and Nowra will be able to nominate their availability and receive electronic reminders with the introduction of a new $4.2 million online management system.

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Illawarra Mercury

Wollongong Bulldogs savage Kiama Power

Premiers Wollongong Bulldogs made it a perfect five successive grand finals in South Coast AFL with a dominant 38-point victory over Kiama Power in Saturday's blockbuster qualifying final at West Street Oval.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

Illawarra Mercury

First home buyers in $9 million bonanza

First home buyers across the Illawarra have scored more than $9 million in NSW government grants and concessions in just 12 months, according to state revenue data.

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Illawarra Mercury

Forty new super jobs rolling out at Pillar

The recruitment team at Pillar Administration's national service centre in Coniston are preparing to hear from anyone interested in applying for up to 40 newly created information, communication and technology roles being advertised in Wollongong from this weekend.

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