Illawarra Mercury
Saturday, 25 May 2024
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Long-time volunteer Hazel Brownlow celebrated the hub's 50th anniversary.
Grace Crivellaro
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She allegedly dealt 530g of meth, and 9g of heroin.
Grace Crivellaro
The Harlequins were too strong for the Woonona Shamrockss
Agron Latifi
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Wins for Campbelltown and Illawarra rugby heavyweights Shoalhaven and Kiama
A jury found Steve Dimeski guilty of several offences.
Natalie Croxon
Steve Dimeski leaving Wollongong Courthouse in February 2024. File picture by ACM
Project Coordination recently entered voluntary administration.
Brendan Crabb
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The Village at Corrimal was among Project Coordination's work. Picture: Supplied
Puzzling missing children cases perplexing investigators.
Anna Houlahan
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Missing teenagers Debbie Ashby, Markiah Major and Cherie Westell. Pictures supplied
'We're up to 36 women and children this year alone.'
Grace Crivellaro
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People at Lang Park on Saturday to honour women's and children's lives cut short by domestic and family violence. Picture by Anna Warr.
What's on
More than 66,000 people flocked to the festival last year.
Nadine Morton
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Fundraising efforts are underway to support her grief-stricken family.
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Madison Noronha. Picture from GoFundMe
Watch
The whole incident as caught on camera.
Nadine Morton
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Why not? Well, you'll have to read on ...
Newsroom
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Pictures by Sylvia Liber and Adam McLean
'I said before the game, we have to turn it around...'
Jordan Warren
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James Anagnostopoulos celebrates scoring in Coniston's 1-0 win against Illawarra Premier League title rivals Albion Park at Terry Reserve. Picture by Robert Peet
New cricket nets on the way for the Northern Districts Butchers
Agron Latifi
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Daniel Solway from Cricket NSW, Butchers duo Janelle Roby and Monique Sorge, Wollongong councillor Cameron Walters, Butchers junior club president Mick Allen, Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery, Member for Cunningham Alison Byrnes and Member for Keira Ryan Park at Hollyumount Park. Picture by Adam McLean
Junior Sport
Sam Cascio off to US to compete in Ryder Cup-style tournament
Agron Latifi
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The multi-agency training scenario helps keep the community safe.
Nadine Morton
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The Illawarra's Marine Rescue vessels on the water on Friday, May 24, 2024. Picture by Sylvia Liber
The mother of two is now behind bars.
Connor Pearce
The fatal Towradgi crash left one boy dead and another injured.
Connor Pearce
The scene of the fatal crash at the intersection of Towradgi Road and Memorial Drive. Picture by Adam McLean
They have just three years to get the budget into surplus.
Glen Humphries
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Kiama Council has to get the budget back in the black quickly, according to the revised performance improvement order issued by Local Government Minister Ron Hoenig.
The arts collective is hosting an event to say thank you.
Joel Ehsman
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Josh Shimmen manager of Society City. Picture by Joel Ehsman
The new community battery is the equal-biggest in the state.
Joel Ehsman
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The Wolves face Marconi at WIN Stadium this Sunday, May 26.
Jordan Warren
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Wollongong Wolves will look to return to winning ways at WIN Stadium against Marconi. Picture by Adam McLean

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A crowdfund has reached its $30,000 goal.
Jessica Belzycki
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The government has vowed to stamp out unscrupulous NDIS providers encouraging participants to spend their funding too quickly and on non-disability supports.
Holly Hales
NDIS Minister Bill Shorten says overspending is a key issue for the sector. (Mick Tsikas/AAP PHOTOS)
A man and two females are dead after an apparent murder-suicide at a home in Perth's west.
William Ton
Police declared a crime scene at a home in the Perth suburb of Floreat following a deadly shooting. (Aaron Bunch/AAP PHOTOS)
'A modern love letter to the records that have shaped the world.'
Jessica Belzycki
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The Beatles were one of five artists to have two albums make the top 100 list. Shutterstock
The education department banned the sport in the late '90s.
Marlene Even
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Australian breaker Rachael Gunn aka Raygun. Picture by AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts
Dapto were missing an entire starting forward pack.
Mitch Jennings • 2hrs ago
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The Harlequins were too strong for the Woonona Shamrockss
Agron Latifi
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Wins for Campbelltown and Illawarra rugby heavyweights Shoalhaven and Kiama
'I said before the game, we have to turn it around...'
Jordan Warren
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James Anagnostopoulos celebrates scoring in Coniston's 1-0 win against Illawarra Premier League title rivals Albion Park at Terry Reserve. Picture by Robert Peet
New cricket nets on the way for the Northern Districts Butchers
Agron Latifi
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Sam Cascio off to US to compete in Ryder Cup-style tournament
Agron Latifi
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Australian Junior Amateur Championship winner Sam Cascio has been selected to represent Australia against a United States Golf Association (USGA) National Junior Team in Ryder Cup-style competition in July. Picture supplied
The Gorillas are yet to suffer a loss through eight rounds.
Mitch Jennings
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Warilla hooker Sam Hooper in action during his side's round-five draw with Stingrays. Picture by Sylvia Liber
De La hasn't played since Anzac Day due to wet weather.
Mitch Jennings
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Andrew Faddy's (left) De La Salle will clash with Troy Pieper's (right) Dapto Canaries at the Showground on Saturday. Pictures by Anna Warr
The club has begun planning to get back in the comp in 2025.
Jordan Warren
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Berry-Shoalhaven Heads first grade has withdrawn from the 2024 Group Seven competition. Picture by Anna Warr

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Project Coordination recently entered voluntary administration.
Brendan Crabb
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Top suburbs for under $500 rentals are fewer.
Jemimah Clegg
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The number of rental properties under $500 a week across Australia's major cities has almost halved in the past year. Pic: Shutterstock
This block of four units in Windang is an ideal investment opportunity.
Nicki Davey
Looking for an investment?
Check out our interactive map to see how your suburb fared.
Brendan Crabb
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The 1960s-era home is in the NSW town of Moss Vale.
Jade Lazarevic
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TV host Samantha Armytage has paid $1.3 million for a renovation project in Moss Vale. Picture supplied
Meanwhile, a Barrack Point home has sold for $3m-plus.
Brendan Crabb
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35 Beveles Avenue, Unanderra sold earlier this week. Picture: Supplied
A spectacular light show, a Celtic festival, boutique markets and more.
'We're up to 36 women and children this year alone.'
Grace Crivellaro
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People at Lang Park on Saturday to honour women's and children's lives cut short by domestic and family violence. Picture by Anna Warr.
Long-time volunteer Hazel Brownlow celebrated the hub's 50th anniversary.
Grace Crivellaro
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Long-time volunteer Hazel Brownlow and coordinator community development worker Gillian Pilkinton at Warilla Neighbourhood Centre's 50th anniversary on May 25. Picture by Robert Peet
Launching an album at the start of COVID-19 was 'suboptimal'.
Ben Langford
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Matty, Lacey, Pacey and Dolly Stunts form the band of the same surname, playing at La La La's this weekend. Picture by Anna Warr.
Forget the cold and rain, crowds flocked and kept on dancing.
Nadine Morton
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Scenes from the inaugural Kangaroo Valley Reggae Fest held at The Friendly Inn on Saturday, May 18, 2024. Pictures by Natalie Harker, Rob Scapher
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Resort's operators have been deep in an effluent issue before.
Peter Brewer
The long-awaited National Battery Strategy has been released
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Andrew Minett and Christiaan Jordaan, co-founders of Illawarra battery start up Sicona, will locate their first commercial plant in the United States. Picture supplied
A former car yard has been turned into a green oasis.
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Ryan Atchison at the newly opened Smith Street Cafe. Picture by Robert Peet
Telco under pressure after slashing 9 per cent of its workforce.
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Telstra says the job cuts will help save the company $350 million. Picture by Shutterstock
Any cynical person might say this is just another cheap ploy to gain kudos with voters.
Amanda Rose
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Small businesses have been entirely overlooked in this budget. Picture Shutterstock
Tell us what's going on and we'll publish it here.
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Dapto were missing an entire starting forward pack.
Mitch Jennings • 2hrs ago
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Isaako John en route to the try-line in Dapto's big win over De La Salle on Saturday. Picture by Robert Peet
The Harlequins were too strong for the Woonona Shamrockss
Agron Latifi
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Wins for Campbelltown and Illawarra rugby heavyweights Shoalhaven and Kiama
'We're up to 36 women and children this year alone.'
Grace Crivellaro
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Why not? Well, you'll have to read on ...
Newsroom
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Pictures by Sylvia Liber and Adam McLean
'I said before the game, we have to turn it around...'
Jordan Warren
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James Anagnostopoulos celebrates scoring in Coniston's 1-0 win against Illawarra Premier League title rivals Albion Park at Terry Reserve. Picture by Robert Peet
Long-time volunteer Hazel Brownlow celebrated the hub's 50th anniversary.
Grace Crivellaro
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Long-time volunteer Hazel Brownlow and coordinator community development worker Gillian Pilkinton at Warilla Neighbourhood Centre's 50th anniversary on May 25. Picture by Robert Peet
New cricket nets on the way for the Northern Districts Butchers
Agron Latifi
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Daniel Solway from Cricket NSW, Butchers duo Janelle Roby and Monique Sorge, Wollongong councillor Cameron Walters, Butchers junior club president Mick Allen, Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery, Member for Cunningham Alison Byrnes and Member for Keira Ryan Park at Hollyumount Park. Picture by Adam McLean
There are numerous volunteering opportunities in the Illawarra for those looking to make a difference
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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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Everyone's talking about...: Why Oman is a must-visit destination
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Discover the unearthly beauty of Japan in winter.
Laura Waters
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A snowshoe hike. Picture: Laura Waters
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Steve McKenna
Here's how to have an unforgettable sundrenched escape in Switzerland
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Miranda Aitken
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You will need to rug up for this breathtaking tour in Maui.
Katrina Lobley
Hawaii time: Is this the world's most magnificent sunrise? You be the judge

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Matt Campbell
2024 Chevrolet Corvette review
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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
Diversity of breeds impresses the judge as Braford crowned supreme in open air theatre.
Jamie Brown
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Highlighting history at the Mooloomoon shearing shed.
Rebecca Nadge
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Graeme Nalder owns the historic Mooloomoon shearing shed in Moulamein. Picture by Rebecca Nadge
Mustering cattle with helicopters could soon be a thing of the past.
Samantha Campbell
SkyKelpie would trade in bikes, horses and helicopters for a remote and easily accessible system. Photo supplied.
It started with a TikTok video stating red goes with everything.
Linley Wilkie
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These new carpet and wallpaper ranges really make an impression.
Linley Wilkie
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The Coastal Guardians carpet design symbolises the connection to animals and the ocean. Picture supplied
Melbourne couple shut down business after ACCC recall products.
Carla Mascarenhas
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The beaded dummy chain in question. Picture by ACCC

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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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