Illawarra Mercury
Tuesday, 18 June 2024
Amanda Kowalczyk wants to create a place for the wider community.
Natalie Croxon
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'I didn't know the lady was there,' he told the court.
Grace Crivellaro
The region generated the most responses of any so far.
Connor Pearce
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Anti-offshore wind farm protesters gathered at a press conference with Nationals leader David Littleproud in Wollongong on Monday. Picture by Anna Warr
The coastal hotspots with big discounts.
Jemimah Clegg
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This cosy coastal home in Venus Bay, which has seen a 11.2 per cent drop in prices in the last year, has a price guide of $529,000. Pic: Supplied
A Melbourne-bound passenger plane has landed safely in New Zealand after a fire shortly after takeoff shut down one engine.
A Virgin Australia jet bound for Melbourne landed in NZ after a fire forced a diversion (file pic). (David Mariuz/AAP PHOTOS)
The Aussie music icon has been cancer free for a year.
Anna Houlahan
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John Farnham with his son Rob and family at the wedding. Picture Instagram
How the Illawarra will power its future remains an open question.
Connor Pearce
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Leader of the Nationals David Littleproud meets with anti-wind farm protesters in Wollongong. Picture by Anna Warr
McCrea will play in the U20 world championships in South Africa
Agron Latifi
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It's alleged she left an 'open wound' on her sister's hand.
Grace Crivellaro
Kaelah Boyle. Picture from Facebook
The plan is to devote half of the site to green space.
Glen Humphries
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The owner of the home was quoted $695,000 to repair the damage.
Grace Crivellaro
Danielle Lawrence (inset) and 87 Terry Street, Albion Park on June 24, 2023. Pictures from Facebook, Nadine Morton
The electoral commission has proposed big changes for Whitlam.
Kate McIlwain
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Whitlam MP Stephen Jones. Picture by Sylvia Liber
Pregnant with her third baby, Lisa Carrick thought she had everything sorted.
Kate McIlwain
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Dapto mum Lisa Carrick with her two-year-old son Beau. Picture by Robert Peet
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Ada 'Sally' Holland died in a "brutal" dog attack in 2020.
Natalie Croxon
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It includes our journalist Glen Humphries.
Briannah Devlin
Glen Humphries is a journalist at the Illawarra Mercury. Picture supplied
'The sea appeared calm and inviting, prompting the adults to venture down to the rocks.'
Murray Trembath
The scene on the afternoon of the tragedy. Picture ABC
The Sharks now enjoy a 1/1 win/loss record
Agron Latifi
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Shellharbour down Warilla for first open women's tackle competition win
These days, they're more grown-up when they go on the road.
Glen Humphries
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Grinspoon will be playing in Wollongong on a 45-date tour later this year.
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Live updates on traffic, travel, and everything else across the Illawarra.
Newsroom
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Gillian Dinh has been eliminated after cracking the top 10.
Natalie Croxon
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Gill Dinh in the MasterChef kitchen during her final cook. Picture supplied
The Dragons head into the bye round outside the top eight
Agron Latifi
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Jake Trbojevic of the Sea Eagles celebrates scoring a try during Manly's 30-14 win over St George Illawarra Dragons at 4 Pines Park on June 16, 2024,. Picture by Jeremy Ng/Getty Images

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Fine equivalent to 115 zinger burgers.
Anna Houlahan
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The 17-year-old escaped with minor injuries.
Anna Houlahan
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A sedan smashed after plunging from the Adelaide overpass driven by a p-plater. Picture SA Police
'I will never have it this good again,' the actor said.
Anna Houlahan
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Daniel Radcliffe nabs first Tony Award for Broadway show. Picture by Getty
The comedian has attracted criticism for his support of Israel.
Georgina Sebar
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Comedian Jerry Seinfeld performs on stage. Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP
'These helmets cost money, but they're crucial,' he said.
Anna Houlahan
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Gordon Ramsay shows off his 'purple potato' bruise in an Instagram video. Picture Instagram
McCrea will play in the U20 world championships in South Africa
Agron Latifi
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The Sharks now enjoy a 1/1 win/loss record
Agron Latifi
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Shellharbour down Warilla for first open women's tackle competition win
The Dragons head into the bye round outside the top eight
Agron Latifi
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Jake Trbojevic of the Sea Eagles celebrates scoring a try during Manly's 30-14 win over St George Illawarra Dragons at 4 Pines Park on June 16, 2024,. Picture by Jeremy Ng/Getty Images
The flying winger scored 46 of his team's 89 points
Agron Latifi
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File photo of Mark Brandon, who scored 46 points in Shoalhaven's 89-6 win over Tech Waratahs on Saturday, June 15, 2024. Picture by Sylvia Liber
Dapto and De La Salle also recorded Illawarra rugby league wins
Agron Latifi
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Jay Watling celebrates with Collegians team-mate Alec Reid after scoring his second try in his team's 20-12 win over Thirroul at Collegians Sports Complex on Saturday. June 15, 2024. Picture by Adam McLean

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What are the new owner's plans for the property?
Brendan Crabb
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'I was blown away by the amount of inquiry.'
Brendan Crabb
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128 Darkes Forest Road, Darkes Forest recently sold. Picture: Supplied
'The home was only completed about six months ago.'
Brendan Crabb
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The four-bedroom home at 8 Woodland Parade, Mount Ousley sold under the hammer. Picture: Supplied
'People associate the Southern Highlands with the English countryside.'
Grace Dudley
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The coastal hotspots with big discounts.
Jemimah Clegg
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This cosy coastal home in Venus Bay, which has seen a 11.2 per cent drop in prices in the last year, has a price guide of $529,000. Pic: Supplied
Spacious six-bedroom home with multiple living areas and a pool.
Feature Property
Versatile family haven in Horsley
A spectacular light show, a Celtic festival, boutique markets and more.
It includes our journalist Glen Humphries.
Briannah Devlin
Glen Humphries is a journalist at the Illawarra Mercury. Picture supplied
Gillian Dinh has been eliminated after cracking the top 10.
Natalie Croxon
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Gill Dinh in the MasterChef kitchen during her final cook. Picture supplied
And it includes the Mercury's own Robert Peet.
Newsroom
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Hungry? Check out some of the world's best food photography
A Filipino food night, a traditional Brazilian festival, a giant inflatable obstacle course and more.
Newsroom
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Festa Junina in Unanderra, Filipino Night in Towradgi and Enchanted Forest in Shellharbour.
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Peace, tranquility and adventure wrapped up in the comfort, service and ambience of a small luxury hotel is the experience onboard the Mekong Serenity, from Australian river cruising experts APT.
Explore Penrith City's historical walks and uncover fascinating stories of St Marys and Penrith's rich heritage.
St Marys' iconic Bennett's Wagons were internationally recognised for their quality and design. Picture supplied
Here's an invitation to join the Queen Victoria on a cruise through Spain and Morocco.
Emma Brown
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Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco. Picture Shutterstock

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Junior pay rates are discriminatory.
Joseph Mitchell • 1hr ago
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Scrapping junior wages is incredibly short-sighted.
Amanda Rose
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Many of the businesses affected will be in the struggling retail and hospitality sectors. Picture Shutterstock
Local content plans to receive 'very strong consideration'.
Connor Pearce
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Chris Bowen tours the Port Kembla steelworks with Whitlam MP Stephen Jones (left) prior to declaring the Illawarra offshore wind zone. Picture by Adam McLean
The new owners are no strangers to large pub projects.
Connor Pearce
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The Ocean Beach Hotel in Shellharbour. The hotel recently changed hands for an undisclosed price. Picture by Anna Warr
Local bank manager 'rarely' best finance option for primary producers.
Linda Mantova
Farmers' Finance Australia team members at Elders FarmFest (from left) Lauren Franzmann, Ben Robinson, CEO Christian Stevens, director Luca Catalano and Isobel Manchee. Picture by Linda Mantova
Tell us what's going on and we'll publish it here.
Newsroom
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The electoral commission has proposed big changes for Whitlam.
Kate McIlwain
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Whitlam MP Stephen Jones. Picture by Sylvia Liber
It's alleged she left an 'open wound' on her sister's hand.
Grace Crivellaro
Amanda Kowalczyk wants to create a place for the wider community.
Natalie Croxon
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Koonawarra Public School principal Amanda Kowalczyk in the old preschool building. Picture by Robert Peet
McCrea will play in the U20 world championships in South Africa
Agron Latifi
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Ollie McCrea pictured while representing the Junior Wallabies at the 2023 Under-20 World Championships in South Africa. He has been included for this year's event in South Africa as well. Pictures supplied
The region generated the most responses of any so far.
Connor Pearce
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Anti-offshore wind farm protesters gathered at a press conference with Nationals leader David Littleproud in Wollongong on Monday. 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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First look at Ponant's all-new vessel, Spirit of Ponant.
A Pacific jewel opens up with the launch of a direct flight.
Christine Retschlag
Airline Review: Express to a new island paradise
It's not an easy choice to make but our experts are here to help.
Amy Cooper and Mal Chenu
A midwinter break in Sydney or Melbourne? Here's the verdict
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Natascha Mirosch
Timeless traditions unveil the beauty of Bhutan and its people.
Lynn Gail
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Monique Ceccato
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The Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort still makes its mark in Port Douglas.
Sarah Maguire
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Car Expert
Always wanted a Volvo XC60 but never been a fan of colour or chrome? Perhaps the new flagship Black Edition is the SUV for you.
Josh Nevett
Time is running out for states and territories to hand over key road safety data and receive federal funding, as the road toll keeps rising.
Jordan Mulach
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GWM Haval Jolion Hybrids now have a completely different look outside from petrol models, while there's a rejigged range and lower prices.
William Stopford
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City car specialist Smart is venturing into new territory with a mid-sized electric SUV that'll offer up to 475kW of power.
Max Davies
Smart #5 electric SUV is brand's largest, most powerful car ever
A BYD Seal owner has spent hours on a beach in Western Australia trying to extricate their electric sedan from the sand.
Dev Singh
BYD Seal gets beached, owner hopefully now realises AWD isn't 4WD
The Senior
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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
Showpiece 4030 acre Dungowan Station is recognised as being one of Tamworth's most unique properties.
Mark Phelps
More than 1200 students travelled from across the state's north to learn about agricultural career pathways.
Mick Gee
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Lily McCosker, Year 11, PLC Armidale, tries her hand at yard work. Picture supplied.
The Passmore's have bought a bull at every Dubbo sale since 1964.
Elka Devney
Gabriel, Amelia, Jacinta and Matthew Passmore, Forbes, and National Shorthorn Show and Sale committee president Trent Johnstone, Lyndhurst. Picture by Elka Devney
Ali & Gaby's quick tips for big wins in understanding your money.
Ali and Gaby Rosenberg

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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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