Illawarra Mercury
Saturday, 18 May 2024
Surprise no licence or public consultation needed.
Ben Langford
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Wollongong council received 340 reports of road damage in April.
Joel Ehsman
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The staff member was left bleeding and wounded.
Grace Crivellaro
Arsha Safatli, who bit a Bunnings worker on the arm last August. Pictures from file, Facebook
Fire authorities say the fleet is world class.
Nadine Morton
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Wollongong firefighter and Fire Brigade Employees Union Illawarra Sub Branch secretary, Andrew Clark, with the 24-year-old truck on May 15, 2024. Picture by Robert Peet
'The home is special - it was built in 1860.'
Brendan Crabb
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The 147-acre property, known as 'Alne Bank' is for sale. Picture: Supplied
'It got passed the breakwater and out into the open sea.'
Katrina Lovell
Jordyn Murphy saved racehorse Cleitus after he started swimming out to sea and behind the breakwater when he tripped on seaweed. Picture by Anthony Brady
Police allege Ulises Davila was the leader in the alleged corruption.
Carla Mascarenhas
Macarthur FC players Kearyn Baccus, Ulises Dvila and Clayton Lewis have been charged. Pictures by AAP Image Jeremy Ng/Darren England/Dan Himbrechts
Past editions of the event have seen more than 6000 people attend.
Joel Ehsman
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The roasting of chestnuts at Castagne Day 2022. Picture by Anna Warr
The Disability Trust's short-term accommodation centre is open.
Natalie Croxon
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Bird's played nine straight games at right centre this year.
Mitch Jennings
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Jack Bird has found an elusive regular home at right centre for the Dragons this season. Picture by Anna Warr
They say they supported restructure on premise of no cuts.
Ben Langford
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The girl refused and fled to her home.
Natalie Croxon
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A NSW police officer. File picture by Marina Neil
One in three businesses are looking to lay off staff in the next three months.
Connor Pearce
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Unemployment in the region climbed in December, after record lows in 2022. Graphic by ACM
He returned to her home claiming he'd forgotten something.
Natalie Croxon
Lady Justice. File picture
The teenager was involved in a single vehicle crash.
Kate McIlwain • 2hrs ago
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The Country squad features 12 Illawarra Steelers players.
Mitch Jennings
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Kasey Reh (left) and Evie McGrath (right) have formed a formidable halves paring at all levels. Pictures Anna Warr
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The initiative stopped Wollongong's lunchtime crowds in their tracks.
Nadine Morton
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'Dad's been touching me ... it's happened a few times.'
Grace Crivellaro
Port Kembla business owner accused of sexually touching daughter
Some bumper contests await in round 10 of local football.
Jordan Warren
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The Illawarra Premier League is back with a bumper round 10 in store. Pictures by Sylvia Liber, Anna Warr, and Adam McLean
It is library policy not to charge late fees for overdue books.
Glen Humphries
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Wollongong City Council's Libraries and Community Facilities manager Sarah Taylor and (inset) the book that was returned after being decades overdue. Main picture by Sylvia Liber
What's on
Castagne Day, Comedy Roadshow, Art Express and more.
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The event will go all day and features workshops and panels.
Joel Ehsman
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L-R:Adriana Mhanga Lear, Kirli Saunders OAM, Aneshka Mora who will be presenting a panel with Alinta Maguire on culturally safe practices in art. Picture supplied by Wollongong City Council
Artificial intelligence results have 'unprecedented' accuracy.
Bageshri Savyasachi
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Dr Danh-Tai Hoang led a team of ANU researchers and US experts to develop an AI tool which classifies brain tumours faster than ever before. Picture supplied
The woman was forced to buy four MacBooks.
Anna Houlahan
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You could be fined for sifting through a neighbour's bins.
Jessica Belzycki
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The rubbish in your bin may not belong to you. Picture by Jonathan Carroll
The prize money will go towards education and facilities.
Georgina Sebar
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Skye Stewart, Cathy Halmarick and Cassie Talbot accept their awards at the Australian Nursing & Midwifery Awards. Picture supplied
The couple have had to hide their relationship for the past six months.
Megan Doherty
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Farmer Wants a Wife star Joe Bobbin in Canberra this week. Picture by Karleen Minney
Police have charged a 17-year-old boy after an alleged daylight brawl ended in a man being stabbed multiple times.
Savannah Meacham and Alex Mitchell • 38m ago
A 17-year-old boy has been charged with attempted murder after a stabbing incident in Brisbane. (Darren England/AAP PHOTOS)
A Long Trip To The Outback Worth Taking
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Bella Una less than 30 seconds away from claiming Dubbo Double
Bella Una seen winning the Ladbrokes Country Classic, is a big chance of the Dubbo Double on Saturday. Picture supplied
Bird's played nine straight games at right centre this year.
Mitch Jennings
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Jack Bird has found an elusive regular home at right centre for the Dragons this season. Picture by Anna Warr
Who Knows Gus had an upset win in heat for upcoming Brother Fox
Michael Cowley
Be at the GAP Adoption Day at The Groundz in Dapto on May 18
Michael Cowley
Sue Gow with her girls Rosie and Audrey. Picture supplied
Glandore Wines to host Greyhounds as Pets Adoption Day on May 25.
Michael Cowley
It will be a big day in the Hunter Valley on May 25 when Glandore Wines host a Greyhounds as Pets Adoption Day. Picture supplied
Three teams remain undefeated heading into round seven
Agron Latifi
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Albion Park Oak Flats Eagles are out to stun Group Seven heavyweights Gerringong Lions at Centenary Field on Sunday, May 18. Picture by Anna Warr
The Country squad features 12 Illawarra Steelers players.
Mitch Jennings
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Kasey Reh (left) and Evie McGrath (right) have formed a formidable halves paring at all levels. Pictures Anna Warr

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Situated just minutes from Shellharbour Marina and The Farm.
Nicki Davey
Overlooking the golf course and just a short stroll to the village
Nicki Davey
Charming country manor in Jamberoo
It comes as she upgrades to a $12.5 million home.
Jen Melocco
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Bold wallpapers and furnishings featured in period rooms with original marble fireplaces. Pic: Supplied
The home has fetched nearly $4 million again.
Brendan Crabb
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'The home is special - it was built in 1860.'
Brendan Crabb
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The 147-acre property, known as 'Alne Bank' is for sale. Picture: Supplied
Playing the waiting game could lead to more competition for homes.
Jemimah Clegg
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Home owners and first-home buyers who were holding out hope for an interest rate cut this year will need to wait a further 12 months, experts say. Pic: Shutterstock
The event will go all day and features workshops and panels.
Joel Ehsman
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Past editions of the event have seen more than 6000 people attend.
Joel Ehsman
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The roasting of chestnuts at Castagne Day 2022. Picture by Anna Warr
Castagne Day, Comedy Roadshow, Art Express and more.
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Castagne Day, Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow, Thirlmere Steam Festival and KidsFest.
All money raised will be donated to the Animal Welfare League.
Joel Ehsman
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Brad Hanns with Shadow, border collie cross labrador while mascot Marshall looks on in the background. Picture by Robert Peet
The show opens on May 17, at the Illawarra Performing Arts Centre.
Joel Ehsman
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L-R: Michelle Maxwell and Cloé Fournier the two choreographers of This Much Is True. Picture by Adam McLean
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For enough funds for your retirement, financial planner Cheryl Haines has some tips.
Sit back and see the best of New Zealand on this sweeping rail and coach tour.
Emma Brown
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Queenstown on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. Picture Shutterstock
Travel through the Panama Canal on a ship built for maximum enjoyment.
Emma Brown
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Colourful houses Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Picture Shutterstock

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The five things to look for when hiring full-time WFH staff.
Sue Papadoulis
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There's a big risk the RBA will blow up Chalmers' cheap strategy.
Gene Tunny
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Treasurer Jim Chalmers' budget leaves a lot to be desired. Picture The Canberra Times
One in three businesses are looking to lay off staff in the next three months.
Connor Pearce
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Unemployment in the region climbed in December, after record lows in 2022. Graphic by ACM
Surprise no licence or public consultation needed.
Ben Langford
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Sheralee Rae (foreground) with women who live or work nearby in Thirroul, not happy about the Urban Puff tobaconnist set to open soon. Picture by Ben Langford.
From Phil Haworth's garage, the store is on to the next chapter.
Connor Pearce
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Phil, Silvana and Glenn Haworth with Haworth Guitars team members Dan Southern, Elija Quintal and Joel Robinson. The business has now been sold. Picture by Sylvia Liber
Tell us what's going on and we'll publish it here.
Newsroom
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The teenager was involved in a single vehicle crash.
Kate McIlwain • 2hrs ago
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Wollongong council received 340 reports of road damage in April.
Joel Ehsman
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Potholes at Springhill Road. Picture by Robert Peet
They say they supported restructure on premise of no cuts.
Ben Langford
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The Disability Trust's short-term accommodation centre is open.
Natalie Croxon
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Georgia Walton, 14, in the sensory room at Nanga Mai. Picture by Anna Warr
The staff member was left bleeding and wounded.
Grace Crivellaro
Arsha Safatli, who bit a Bunnings worker on the arm last August. Pictures from file, Facebook
The event will go all day and features workshops and panels.
Joel Ehsman
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L-R:Adriana Mhanga Lear, Kirli Saunders OAM, Aneshka Mora who will be presenting a panel with Alinta Maguire on culturally safe practices in art. Picture supplied by Wollongong City Council
Past editions of the event have seen more than 6000 people attend.
Joel Ehsman
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The roasting of chestnuts at Castagne Day 2022. Picture by Anna Warr
There are numerous volunteering opportunities in the Illawarra for those looking to make a difference
Robert Servine
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Before news vanishes from your social feed, support our journalism now.
Gayle Tomlinson
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The Illawarra Mercury newsroom is dedicated to telling local stories for local people. Picture by ACM
A joint statement from organisations on the front line of the domestic violence crisis
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Raise a glass to some of the country's out-there outback pubs.
John Borthwick
Explore Waikiki through the legacy of one of its greats.
Caden Helmers
Secret Hawaii: An epic way to experience Honolulu's famed Waikiki Beach
Johor Bahru is often overlooked yet brims with cultural delights.
Michael Turtle
Hidden in plain sight: The Malaysian city you should visit next
The lowdown on AirTags and other similar devices.
Sue Wallace
Heart-racing hikes meet scenic cruises and world-class cuisine.
Akash Arora
Incredible moments you can only have in this part of Tasmania
Plus, a ground-breaking wellness retreat is tackling menopause.
No-alcohol holidays are on the rise - would you sign up for one?
Our duelling experts help you decide.
Amy Cooper and Mal Chenu
Which desert adventure is for you - Atacama or the Sahara?
It's all about 'lifestyle' at this well-located snow hotel.
Brittney Levinson
Heading to Japan to ski? This Hokkaido hotel is the place to check in to

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Car Expert
The first 3000 customers to order the new BYD Sealion 6 will receive a complimentary home charger unit worth $1000.
James Wong
It seems to happen all the time: someone hogs the right-hand lane on the highway. But is it actually illegal to do this?
Matt Campbell
Is it illegal to always drive in the right-hand lane?
Chery is offering $3000 off the drive-away price of Tiggo 7 Pro models until the end of the financial year.
Josh Nevett
Chery Tiggo 7 Pro deals: $3000 saving with EOFY offer
Here we share the best tips and practices for buying your first car. We also share our best first car recommendations for learner drivers.
Tyra Lawler-Cass
How to buy your first car
The fuel economy of large SUVs tends to suffer because of their size, but some are more efficient than you'd expect.
Josh Nevett
The large SUVs with the best fuel economy
The Senior
Think you're smarter than The Lightning Bolt? Find out all about the new Chaser in Australia.
Therese Murray
Proposed law changes to reduce financial elder abuse.
Eileen Wood
The Standing Council of Attorneys-General is looking into changes to financial Enduring Powers of Attorney. Picture Shutterstock
Persistence has paid off for veterans golfer Rita Gounder.
Rowan Cowley
Rita Gounder is Western Sydney Region Veteran Golf Association's ladies player of the year. Picture supplied
The Land
It helps before ordering a rose to think about why you are planting it.
Fiona Ogilvie • 2hrs ago
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Airstrips in remote and rural areas of NSW will receive a boost in funding, which the government hopes will help attract airlines to the regions.
Sophia McCaughan
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Some $15 million in airstrip funding has been announced for rural and remote areas in NSW. (Stuart Walmsley/AAP PHOTOS)
More than 6000 cattle were yarded with the market firm.
Alexandra Bernard
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Cameron and Kip Smith, River Run, Currowan, with their 40 Angus steers, 204kg, sold for $925.
Australian Made Week reminds us of the talent produced at home.
Linley Wilkie
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Farmhouse in Victoria's high country has been lovingly restored.
A gallery wall surrounds the wall-mounted TV, injecting a personal touch into the space. Pictures by Simon Ferrito
You could be fined for sifting through a neighbour's bins.
Jessica Belzycki
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The rubbish in your bin may not belong to you. Picture by Jonathan Carroll

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It was a contentious event which cost Wollongong businesses $11.5 million in trade.
Desiree Savage
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Here's seven places to find a tasty G&T in Wollongong.
Desiree Savage
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April and Mark Greenfeld of Wolf and Woman, the Illawarra's newest gin distillery. The Bellambi operation will be open to the public in the later half of 2022. Picture: Robert Peet

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