Buy Local

Push for Wollongong residents to buy local this Christmas

Kate McIlwain
By Kate McIlwain
Updated December 15 2021 - 6:45am, first published 12:10am
Buy local: After a tough year, Michaela Lamond - pictured at her new shop Oli and Jac - is hoping people will skip postal delays and big crowds and support small local businesses in the lead up to Christmas. Picture: Sylvia Liber.

Online shopping has become second nature over the past two years, as lockdowns and the threat of COVID transmission has driven people away from physical stores.

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Kate McIlwain

Kate McIlwain

Journalist

For the past 11 years, I've helped the Illawarra Mercury set the news agenda across the region. In that time I've covered breaking news, education, politics, urban affairs, council, environment, data journalism and development news. More recently, I became the paper's health reporter - covering the stories of Illawarra workers and residents two years into a global pandemic and at a time where our health systems are stretched to the limit.

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