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UOW receives anonymous $100K donation for brain cancer research

UOW receives anonymous $100K donation for brain cancer research

The University Of Wollongong will be able to continue to researching breakthrough treatments for Brain Cancer, thanks to an anonymous donation. $100,000 was anonymously donated to mark National Brain Cancer Awareness month. The funds will allow the University’s Centre for Medical Radiation...

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Seat of Gilmore going down to the wire

Seat of Gilmore going down to the wire

The battle for the seat of Gilmore on the South Coast remains on a knife's edge, with less than 115 votes separating the front-runners. Liberal candidate and former state government minister Andrew Constance is only just ahead of Labor's Fiona Phillips, with about 85 percent of the votes...

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Search for Oak Flats Lotto winner

Search for Oak Flats Lotto winner

Lottery officials are on the hunt for an Oak Flats Lucky Lotteries player who won $100,000 thousand in yesterday's draw. The ticket is unregistered, so officials have no way of contacting the winner to break the news and must wait for them to come forward to claim their prize. The winning entry...

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Phone voting available for those in isolation

Phone voting available for those in isolation

Illawarra residents who've contracted Covid this week will get the opportunity to vote, after urgent changes to voting rules. People who fell ill between Saturday and Tuesday were told there was no guarantee they'd receive a postal vote in time. One Independent candidate had planned to take the...

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Voluntary assisted dying legalised in NSW

Voluntary assisted dying legalised in NSW

A bill to legalise Voluntary Assisted Dying has passed New South Wales Parliament. The legislation has gone through the Upper House, passing 23 votes to 15 after a marathon 10 hours of debate on hostile amendments.  The Lower House has just approved those changes, making Voluntary Assisted Dying...

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Dragons to celebrate the life and career of league legend Johnny Raper

Dragons to celebrate the life and career of league legend Johnny Raper

The Dragons will celebrate the life and career of St George legend Johnny Raper with a tribute and plaque unveiling when they take on the Warriors on Saturday afternoon.  Front-Rower Francis Molo's No 8. Jersey will be retired for round 11 in honour of the rugby league immortal. The eight-time...

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Catholic school teachers to strike next week

Catholic school teachers to strike next week

Catholic school teachers in the Illawarra will go on strike next Friday (27 May). They're demanding an end to staff shortages, as well a payrise of 10 to 15 percent. The Independent Education Union's Mark Northam, says they're looking for a reset. “An opportunity to reset teachers and support...

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Local vax hub and clinics to close next month

Local vax hub and clinics to close next month

After more than 15 months delivering COVID-19 vaccinations to our local communities, the Mass Vaccination Centre in Wollongong and vaccination clinics at Shellharbour City Centre and Shoalhaven Hospital are set to close their doors on June 30. With vaccination rates continuing to increase and more...

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Woman rescued from rock fall at Austinmer

Woman rescued from rock fall at Austinmer

A woman in her 40s has fallen several metres onto rocks below at Bells Point in Austinmer over the weekend Yesterday saw paramedics, including a rescue helicopter respond to the incident. With the tide rising, three members of the public rushed to help, and kept her head above water until help...

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Open day for local fire stations tomorrow

Open day for local fire stations tomorrow

Illawarra fire stations will open their doors to the public tomorrow. All fire stations between Helensburgh and Kiama will open from 10am -2pm for their annual open day, after being in limbo for 2 years. Locals who don't have working smoke alarms in their home are encouraged to book an...