Illawarra Mercury
Friday, 19 July 2024
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Emergency services are in attendance.
Natalie Croxon • 2hrs ago
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'Biting is not where my mind would go as the first basic response.'
Grace Crivellaro • 2hrs ago
'Absurd' if Australia had to import 'clean steel' in future.
Ben Langford • 2hrs ago
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BlueScope Australia CEO Tania Archibald during the Rio Tino-BHP announcement at Port Kembla in February. Picture by Adam McLean
It comes just prior to the venue hosting a state carnival.
Jordan Warren
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Wollongong Deputy Lord Mayor Tania Brown (left), Elizabeth Moore, Isabella Hyde, Senara Hall, Kimia Beirne, Bonnie Kennedy, Kiana Beirne and Wollongong MP Paul Scully at the unveiling of eight new netball courts at Fred Finch Park, Berkeley on Friday. Picture by Anna Warr
The company went into administration earlier this year.
Brendan Crabb
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Gavin Murphy (inset), one of the two directors of Project Coordination, which entered voluntary administration in March. Pictures by Karleen Minney, Project Coordination
Police and government services down, shops cease trading.
Carla Mascarenhas, Saffron Howden and Brittney Levinson
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Jetstar passengers wait as check-in kiosks are closed due to a global IT outage at the Gold Coast Airport in Bilinga. Picture by AAP.
Gosper died in hospital after a short illness.
Carla Mascarenhas
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Kevan Gosper as a young Olympian. Picture by X
A severe weather warning has been issued for damaging winds.
Nadine Morton • 27m ago
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File image of people walking in the wind.
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Simply pleading ignorance is hardly an answer: David Shoebridge.
Nadine Morton
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The number of assault cases in Wollongong have jumped.
Nadine Morton
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A Premier Illawarra bus. File picture by Adam McLean
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The Woonona cafe has closed due to a 'financial disagreement'
Joel Ehsman
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'We're kind of at a bit of a crossroads and Paul Scully is really in the driver's seat.'
Joel Ehsman
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Demonstrators outside of Paul Scully's Wollongong office dressed as Koalas. Picture by Adam McLean
A cracking new play, a kite festival, a NAIDOC family fun day and more.
Tareyn Varley
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The cast of the Dire Theatre Company Radio Variety Hour.
But it was ruled there was no ill-intent in the principal's words.
Natalie Croxon
Shellharbour Anglican College principal Megan Hastie, former student Nyah Amponsem, and the school sign. Pictures from Shellharbour Anglican School, supplied and Sylvia Liber
Professor Lorna Moxham has devoted her career to mental health.
Natalie Croxon
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He fled, but police found his identity through his Apple Watch.
Grace Crivellaro
Steven Lawrence (inset) and the scene of the June 27, 2023 accident. Pictures from NSPWF, Google Maps
South Coast Labour Council secretary said there would be no local flow-on effect from the controversy.
Glen Humphries
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Traffic, travel and breaking news in the Illawarra and beyond.
Nadine Morton
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NSW ambulances. File picture by Adam McLean
Businesses from the region are finalists in national awards.
Newsroom
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Some of the Illawarra finalists, clockwise from left, Good Energy Run Club founder Paige Pollard; Miss Zoe's School of Dance founder Zoe McCarthy, right, with Freya James; Sandy Manfredi from Bambolini's and daughter Sofia; Carla Rogers and Aunty Munya Andrews from Evolve Communities; and Tiny Tins' Karlie Zec. File pictures by Robert Peet, Adam McLean and Anna Warr
Charges against the doctor included drug taking and mail theft.
Anna Houlahan
Security footage shows the man crawling on all fours.
Anna Houlahan
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Camouflaged thief ducks behind a display fridge inside a Perth petrol station. Picture supplied
Former NSW premier Dominic Perrottet is leaving politics and moving to the United States with his wife and their seven children to work for mining giant BHP.
Jack Gramenz and Samantha Lock • 1hr ago
Former NSW premier Dominic Perrottet has announced he will leave politics. Photo: James Gourley/AAP PHOTOS
The average amount owed is $391 per person.
Carla Mascarenhas
NSW residents are owed millions in unclaimed money. Picture by Morgan Hancock
The icy weather will continue this weekend.
Carla Mascarenhas
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Charis Cavallaro during snow in Orange NSW in 2021. Picture by Jude Keogh
The book will be launched at Robertson Pub on Saturday, July 20
Agron Latifi
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Aaron de Jager with his book Reds and Blacks to Maroon and Whites: a 110 year history of Robertson-Burrawang Rugby League, which he will launch at Robertson Put on Saturday, July 20 from 5.30pm. Picture supplied
'I've had my sights set on America.'
Jordan Warren
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South Coast Flame U16 goalkeeper Abby Inman is looking to score an overseas scholarship in the USA. Picture by Adam McLean

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The West Wollongong studio apartment has new owners.
Brendan Crabb
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Now is the time to gather around the fire.
Jen Melocco
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The impressive living area at the centre of the Indian Colonial style residence, Cameron Lodge, is the perfect winter hangout. Pic: Supplied
What the pull back in prices mean for those building or renovating.
Jen Melocco
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After years of unprecedented growth, residential construction costs have stablilised. Pic: Shutterstock
Sun, sand & savings! Melbourne buys under $600k revealed.
Emily Rayner
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The company went into administration earlier this year.
Brendan Crabb
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Gavin Murphy (inset), one of the two directors of Project Coordination, which entered voluntary administration in March. Pictures by Karleen Minney, Project Coordination
Keeping cosy in a cost of living crisis is possible.
Melissa Kehagias
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A reverse-cycle air conditioner is one-third the cost of gas and one-fifth the cost of an electric heater. Pic: Shutterstock
A cracking new play, a kite festival, a NAIDOC family fun day and more.
Tareyn Varley
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The process of brewing a stout takes 15 hours to perfect.
Joel Ehsman
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Phil O'Shea from Five Barrel Brewing with the new imperial stout, 'Steady as She Goes'. Picture by Robert Peet
A show at Anita's Theatre has just been announced on Tuesday.
Glen Humphries
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The original line-up of The Saints back in the late 1970s ... original members Ed Kuepper and Ivor Hay will be on the road playing songs from their early albums.
Dire Theatre Company unveils its latest show and issues a call for help.
Tareyn Varley
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David Rienits and Adam O'Brien inside their self-funded venue The Forge.
Annual music festival unveil impressive line-up.
Tareyn Varley
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Fred Smith, Cigany Weaver and Eric Avery (Marrawuy) will perform at the Folk by the Sea festival in September. Pictures supplied
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Preventing future crops of bad apples is key.
Michelle Grattan
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Businesses from the region are finalists in national awards.
Newsroom
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Some of the Illawarra finalists, clockwise from left, Good Energy Run Club founder Paige Pollard; Miss Zoe's School of Dance founder Zoe McCarthy, right, with Freya James; Sandy Manfredi from Bambolini's and daughter Sofia; Carla Rogers and Aunty Munya Andrews from Evolve Communities; and Tiny Tins' Karlie Zec. File pictures by Robert Peet, Adam McLean and Anna Warr
Simply pleading ignorance is hardly an answer: David Shoebridge.
Nadine Morton
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Protesters including (insets) Greens NSW Senator David Shoebridge and Lena Mozayani outside Bisalloy Steel's Unanderra factory on Friday, July 19, 2024. Pictures by Adam McLean
More than than 145 entries have been received already.
The 2023Illawarra Business Awards were celebrated at a gala event at the WIN Entertainment Centre. Picture by Adam McLean
We can't let their excesses metastasise into other industries.
Ed Cavanough
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Uber has given its Australian drivers a pay cut. Picture Shutterstock
Tell us what's going on and we'll publish it here.
Newsroom
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A severe weather warning has been issued for damaging winds.
Nadine Morton • 27m ago
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File image of people walking in the wind.
'Absurd' if Australia had to import 'clean steel' in future.
Ben Langford • 2hrs ago
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BlueScope Australia CEO Tania Archibald during the Rio Tino-BHP announcement at Port Kembla in February. Picture by Adam McLean
Emergency services are in attendance.
Natalie Croxon • 2hrs ago
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'Biting is not where my mind would go as the first basic response.'
Grace Crivellaro • 2hrs ago
 Arsha Safatli, (inset) who was sentenced on July 19. Pictures from Facebook, file
'They want to learn and I want to teach them.'
Agron Latifi • 2hrs ago
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Tech Waratahs gun Eli Sinoti is loving working and playing alongside his young up and coming teammates. Picture by Adam McLean
It comes just prior to the venue hosting a state carnival.
Jordan Warren
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Wollongong Deputy Lord Mayor Tania Brown (left), Elizabeth Moore, Isabella Hyde, Senara Hall, Kimia Beirne, Bonnie Kennedy, Kiana Beirne and Wollongong MP Paul Scully at the unveiling of eight new netball courts at Fred Finch Park, Berkeley on Friday. Picture by Anna Warr
Traffic, travel and breaking news in the Illawarra and beyond.
Nadine Morton
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NSW ambulances. File picture by Adam McLean
IRT Group CEO Patrick Reid says it's important to maintain healthy habits as we age
Patrick Reid
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Let us know how bad your morning has been.
Nadine Morton
The damaged and broken awning in the car park at Woolworths Stoney Range in Shellharbour on Wednesday, July 3, 2024. Picture by Darren Malone
Says local 17-year-old who has been vaping for five years.
A file image of a woman smoking a disposable vape.
There are numerous volunteering opportunities in the Illawarra for those looking to make a difference
Robert Servine
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 Illawarra locals Leanne, Diane and Narelle volunteering at Green Connect Op Shop Unanderra. Picture supplied
Opinion: Everything old is new again - but maybe not the prices.
Kate McIlwain
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Spiderbait, student unionism, long denim skirts - it's the 2000s all over again

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When in Tokyo and Kyoto, buy cat things.
Sarah Falson
Embrace the Paris Olympics and dine at these Australian dupes.
Katrina Lobley
Olympic Spirit: Here's how to get your French fix right here in Australia
Hotel Review: Atlantis the Palm, Dubai
Belinda Jackson
We checked in to Dubai's glitziest new hotel - here's what we found
Tips to stop phones having their 'own European adventure'.
Grace Dudley
Exploring this continent by kayak is courageous ... and safe.
Kate Cox
This experience in Antarctica will knock your socks off
Our duelling experts help you decide.
Amy Cooper and Mal Chenu
What's first on your wildlife bucket list: lions in Africa or tigers in Asia?
Hotel Review: The Dwarika's, Kathmandu
Daniel Scott
This stunning hotel in Nepal is like a living museum
This stunning beach town is hiding in plain sight.
Craig Tansley
California dreaming: A swell time ogling Ocean Beach oddballs

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Car Expert
The Nissan Patrol is expected to be revealed imminently in left-hand drive Armada guise, but we could be in for a longer wait in Australia.
Tyra Lawler-Cass • 2hrs ago
Google plans to integrate location-based ads into Google Maps, prompting drivers to visit nearby restaurants, stores, cafes and more.
Tyra Lawler-Cass • 2hrs ago
Here's why you might need an ad blocker in your car
Some MG models no longer have nationwide drive-away pricing which has resulted in price rises of up to $5678.
Jack Quick • 2hrs ago
MG Australia increases prices by up to $5600
The new Skoda Superb has been approved for sale in Australia with a singular high-output turbo-petrol powertrain and all-wheel drive.
Jack Quick
2025 Skoda Superb approved for sale in Australia
The Ford Super Duty’s popularity has led to it taking over a Canadian factory intended for new electric vehicles.
Jordan Mulach
Ford's next EV factory will build petrol, diesel pickups instead
The Senior
Be inspired by Martin Meader's health battle and the power of singing.
Hazel Bradley
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Many put their often 'vague' symptoms down to being a woman.
Eileen Wood
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Sharon is battling ovarian cancer while raising awareness of the disease. She is pictured with her son at his Year 12 graduation, receiving chemotherapy at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and with sunflowers, a symbol of hope for people living with cancer.
Dean was unhappy, out of shape and unfulfilled - then he made a change.
Rowan Cowley
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Dean Summers is the first person to swim from Newcastle to Sydney. Picture by Taek Yang
The Land
Buyers sought powerful bulls that will excel in various conditions
Elka Devney • 50m ago
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Auctioneer Peter Godbolt, Nutrien, Chris Knox and Helen Alexander, DSK Angus and Charolais, Rocky Glen, and agent Scott Cooper, Nutrien, Gunnedah, with the sale-topper DSK N71 Turbo Booster T112. Picture by Elka Devney
Young pilot killed after plane crashes in region's west.
Taylor Dodge
Pin dropped on Wyalong Road in the Central West. Picture made with Google Maps
The average amount owed is $391 per person.
Carla Mascarenhas
You could see him back on your television sooner than later.
Jess Flint
Josh "Pezza" Perry says he is still pinching himself about being this year's MasterChef Australia runner-up. Picture by Eve Woodhouse.
Native insect leaves trees unable to produce olives.
Carla Mascarenhas
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The price of olive oil is at record highs. Picture by Shutterstock

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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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