Illawarra Mercury
Monday, 15 April 2024
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The two incidents occurred within a few hours of each other.
Nadine Morton • 2hrs ago
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The injured Wallaby was an interested spectator at Ocean Park
Agron Latifi
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Officers are calling on anyone with information to come forward.
Nadine Morton
The Unanderra Hotel at night time. File picture by Adam Mclean
Charmian Clift's writings remain relevant today.
Natalie Croxon • 1hr ago
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Charmian Clift and George Johnston in Greece, the blue plaque, and the writer and essayist. Pictures from the National Library of Australia, and supplied
There were 17 registered bidders for the auction.
Brendan Crabb
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The property at 149 Balgownie Road, Balgownie sold under the hammer. Picture: Supplied
Joel Cauchi killed six people and injured 12 others.
Anna Houlahan • 41m ago
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A makeshift memorial outside the Westfield Bondi Junction shopping centre in tribute to the victims of the Bondi Junction stabbing spree. Picture AAP Image/Flavio Brancaleone
Locals say they are deeply shaken.
Carla Mascarenhas • 16m ago
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Isabelle Cooper, 25, outside Bondi Westfield on Monday morning. Picture: Carla Mascarenhas
The man was with two friends when a wave swept him off the rocks.
Nadine Morton
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Surfers enjoying the conditions at Bombo Beach. File picture by Sylvia Liber
Jade Young was one of six people killed in the attack.
Natalie Croxon • 49m ago
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Gillian Dinh draws on her cultural heritage for inspiration.
Natalie Croxon
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MasterChef contestant and Wollongong woman Gill Dinh. Picture supplied
A big show by a tiny woman.
Frances Goold • 1hr ago
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Maman 1999. The Louise Bourgeois work that greets visitors to the Art Gallery of NSW. Picture by Frances Goold.
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Police hold concerns for the welfare if Ryan Davids, 36.
Nadine Morton
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Glow-in-the-dark mushrooms described as a "magical sight".
Ghost fungus in bushland near Seven Mile Beach in Gerroa. Pictures by Ashley Sykes
The Illawarra club has enjoyed a good time in all grades
Agron Latifi • 1hr ago
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150 people gathered for a sit-down feast, the first of its kind locally.
Grace Crivellaro
Mariam Haja, Naushad Ahamed, Vaidya Bala, Shweta Balaand Siva Maikandanathan standing under mango leaves at the Tamil New Year celebrations on April 14. Picture by Anna Warr
The Makers Market will be back in November.
Joel Ehsman • 2hrs ago
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The University of Wollongong's Innovation Campus was an ideal setting. Picture by Anna Warr
All the photos from the weekend's football action.
Jordan Warren
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There were upsets in both the mens and womens Illawarra Premier League competitions. Pictures by Anna Warr, inset by Adam McLean
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Live updates on traffic, travel, and everything else across the Illawarra.
Newsroom
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Lomax is expected formalise a deal with the Eels this week.
Mitch Jennings
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Departing Dragon Zac Lomax continued his rich vein of form on Sunday. Picture Getty Images
Group Seven big guns Sharks and Lions record round two victories
Agron Latifi
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Shellharbour Sharks forward Bryce Magnone crosses for a try in his team's 26-12 win over the Stingrays of Shellharbour at Ron Costello Oval. Picture by Adam McLean
'I think my Dawnie is one of those who lost their life.'
Anna Houlahan
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Fundraisers for victims including mum who 'died a hero'.
Anna McGuinness • 2hrs ago
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Faraz Ahmed Tahir, Ash Good, Yixuan Cheng, Jade Young, Pikria Darchia and Dawn Singleton have been identified as the victims of the Bondi Junction stabbing spree. Pictures supplied/LinkedIn/AAP Image/Dean Lewins
Eight people remain in Sydney hospitals on April 15.
Karen Barlow Peter Angelopoulos Ayden Dawkins Lucinda Garbutt-Young
Dawn Singleton, Ashlee Good, Yixuan Cheng, Faraz Tahir, Jade Young and Pikria Darchia have been identified as the victims of the Bondi stabbing attack on April 13. Pictures supplied/Linkedin//Nine News
He was 'hellbent on having sex' with Ms Higgins, judge says.
Tim Piccione
Brittany Higgins, left, journalist Lisa Wilkinson and Bruce Lehrmann outside the Federal Court in Sydney. Pictures AAP
The sixth victim of the attack at Westfield has been idenfitied.
Anna McGuinness
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NSW Police Commissioner Karen Webb speaks at Bondi Junction on April 14 after six people were stabbed to death at Westfield shopping centre. Picture by AP Photo/Rick Rycroft
The Illawarra club has enjoyed a good time in all grades
Agron Latifi • 1hr ago
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Lawrie is the club's reigning Player of the Year.
Mitch Jennings
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Reigning Dragons Player of the Year Blake Lawrie has offered a blunt take of his own start to 2024. Picture by Anna Warr
The injured Wallaby was an interested spectator at Ocean Park
Agron Latifi
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Injured ACT Brumbies prop Blake Schoupp dropped by Ocean Park to watch his junior club Woonona Shamrocks play Shoalhaven. Picture by Anna Warr
Lomax turned in another stand-out performance on Sunday.
Mitch Jennings
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All the photos from the weekend's football action.
Jordan Warren
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There were upsets in both the mens and womens Illawarra Premier League competitions. Pictures by Anna Warr, inset by Adam McLean
It keeps him in Wollongong for the next three seasons.
Mitch Jennings
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Wani Swaka Lo Buluk has signed a new multi-year deal with the Hawks. Picture by Anna Warr
Lomax is expected formalise a deal with the Eels this week.
Mitch Jennings
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Departing Dragon Zac Lomax continued his rich vein of form on Sunday. Picture Getty Images
Group Seven big guns Sharks and Lions record round two victories
Agron Latifi
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Shellharbour Sharks forward Bryce Magnone crosses for a try in his team's 26-12 win over the Stingrays of Shellharbour at Ron Costello Oval. Picture by Adam McLean

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'The house wasn't worth a great deal... And it's full of asbestos.'
Brendan Crabb • 2hrs ago
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Dozens of creditors believe they are owed money.
Brendan Crabb
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The North Wollongong Surf Life Saving Club and seawall, which was undertaken by Project Coordination. Picture: Robert Peet
There were 17 registered bidders for the auction.
Brendan Crabb
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The property at 149 Balgownie Road, Balgownie sold under the hammer. Picture: Supplied
The Champagne Dame's property is ideal for entertaining.
Jemimah Clegg
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Kyla Kirkpatrick bought the home in 2021 for $1.5 million, records show, after a deal to buy a chateau in France fell through. Pic: Supplied
The film star's plans for the home include a $74,000 fireplace.
Jade Lazarevic
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Liam Hemsworth has submitted plans to construct a sprawling estate near Byron Bay at a cost of $14.5 million. Picture supplied
A big show by a tiny woman.
Frances Goold • 1hr ago
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Gillian Dinh draws on her cultural heritage for inspiration.
Natalie Croxon
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MasterChef contestant and Wollongong woman Gill Dinh. Picture supplied
150 people gathered for a sit-down feast, the first of its kind locally.
Grace Crivellaro
Mariam Haja, Naushad Ahamed, Vaidya Bala, Shweta Balaand Siva Maikandanathan standing under mango leaves at the Tamil New Year celebrations on April 14. Picture by Anna Warr
It'd be a wicked thing to get caught in traffic unnecessarily.
Desiree Savage
Superstar Chris Isaak. Picture supplied
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Monday, 15 April 2024

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The Port Kembla coal terminal overlooks the site of a proposed future wind farm assembly site in Port Kembla. Picture by Anna Warr
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Manny Grigoris and what should have been his mother's retreat. Picture by Sylvia Liber
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Jade Young was one of six people killed in the attack.
Natalie Croxon • 49m ago
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The Illawarra Grammar School, and right, former student Jade Young, who was murdered at Westfield Bondi Junction. File picture by Robert Peet, left, and picture supplied
A big show by a tiny woman.
Frances Goold • 1hr ago
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Maman 1999. The Louise Bourgeois work that greets visitors to the Art Gallery of NSW. Picture by Frances Goold.
The Illawarra club has enjoyed a good time in all grades
Agron Latifi • 1hr ago
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Charmian Clift's writings remain relevant today.
Natalie Croxon • 1hr ago
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Charmian Clift and George Johnston in Greece, the blue plaque, and the writer and essayist. Pictures from the National Library of Australia, and supplied
The Makers Market will be back in November.
Joel Ehsman • 2hrs ago
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The University of Wollongong's Innovation Campus was an ideal setting. Picture by Anna Warr
The two incidents occurred within a few hours of each other.
Nadine Morton • 2hrs ago
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A burnt-out car on Towradgi Beach and another at Coniston, both were destroyed on the weekend of April 13-14, 2024. Pictures by Anna Warr, Matty Mitchell
Lawrie is the club's reigning Player of the Year.
Mitch Jennings
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Reigning Dragons Player of the Year Blake Lawrie has offered a blunt take of his own start to 2024. Picture by Anna Warr
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Greg Doyle, Wollongong City Council General Manager
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'It's vital we're not hampered by red tape and over zealous insurers.'
Ryan Park, Member for Keira
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Rick Fleming surveys the damage to the beer garden at Shell's Diner and inset Minister for the Illawarra and the South Coast Ryan Park MP. Main picture by Anna Warr
'Climate change means the Illawarra now holds a place in the top ten storm-affected regions in NSW.'
Paul Scully Mp, Minister for Planning and Public Spaces
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Road damage on Lawrence Hargrave Drive on Saturday, April 6 and inset Paul Scully MP, Minister for Planning and Public Spaces. Main picture by Anna Warr
Now is the time for the Illawarra's voice to be heard in the corridors of state and federal parliament.
Flooding of Hewitts Creek out the back of houses on Lachlan St, Thirroul. Picture by Anna Warr
What if we considered another way of doing things?
Chris Homer, Shellharbour Mayor
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Shellharbour mayor Chris Homer (inset) wants a collaborative approach to the future. Main picture supplied, inset picture by Robert Peet

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Andrew Norris • 44m ago
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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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