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Bulli to host iconic ironman and ironwoman series this summer

  BULLI Beach will host some of Australia’s best surfing athletes when round-three of the iconic Nutri Grain Ironman and Ironwoman Series returns to the Illawarra this summer. The December 1 event will not only give locals an opportunity to see the best surfing athletes, but also benefit the local economy, with spectators expected to … Continue reading

Film festival visits Thirroul and Corrimal

To celebrate the United Nations International Year of Indigenous Languages, a film festival featuring Indigenous voices from around the world will be held at Corrimal and Thirroul libraries next month. The first week of the festival in July coincides with NAIDOC Week and features Australian Indigenous content, with the second week highlighting movies that tell … Continue reading

Concert to celebrate youth week at Bellambi Point

A SPORTS workshop, featuring live music, interactive art, food and much more will be held at Bellambi Point as part of Youth Week. Wollongong City Council’s Youth Services has a range of events planned with a music concert and sporting activities at Bellambi Point, live music, aerosol art, skateboarding in Berkeley and a rolling racer … Continue reading

Moonlight Movie returns to Corrimal’s Ziems Park this weekend

MOONLIGHT Movies are back for 2019 with The Never Ending Story to play on the big screen this Saturday February 16 at Robert Ziems Park, Corrimal. The cult classic was adapted from Michael Ende’s children’s book and follows the adventures of Bastain Balthazar Bux. Released in 1984, the much-loved adventure film for kids of all ages tells … Continue reading

Moonlight movies returns

MOONLIGHT Movies returns to the north with two screenings at Corrimal and Thirroul during December. Wollongong City Council will present on Friday December 1, Boss Baby (G) at Ziem’s Park Corrimal, while on the following Saturday night, Finding Dory (G) will screen at Thirroul Beach Reserve. The Corrimal event is being presented in partnership with Corrimal … Continue reading

Boot sale comes to Towradgi

THE Giant Car Boot Sale comes to Towradgi on Sunday. Wollongong City Council’s Giant Car Boot sale is an opportunity to uncover a treasure, find a beautiful pre-loved item or score a bargain. It’s also a great way to keep the unwanted and pre-loved household goods out of Council’s tip at Whytes Gully. Council’s Promotions … Continue reading

Thirroul talk on the Tom Thumb

GUEST speaker and illustrator Christine Hill has produced a new book about a much loved Australian tale of courage and adventure from the colonial days of NSW. Christine’s description of the 1796 journey of Matthew Flinders & George Bass in the small boat, Tom Thumb II, is retold using Flinders’ journal & a series of … Continue reading

Roll up your sleeves for clean up

THE community is being asked to roll up their sleeves for the 26th anniversary of Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday March 6. Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery launched the event with members of the Australia Seabird Rescue organisation today (Monday). “Once again, we will be focussing on tidying-up our waterways, roadsides, parks, reserve beaches … Continue reading

Award winning author at Thirroul

NSW Premier’s Award winning author Babette Smith will give the author’s talk at Thirroul District Library and Community Centre on 17 February. Ms Smith won the 2015 NSW Premier’s History Award for her book, The Luck of the Irish, which looks at the history of Irish immigrants to Australia. It is an original and sophisticated … Continue reading

School holiday activities

Wollongong City Council is making it easy to keep the kids busy these school holidays, with an exciting range of programs on offer across Council services. The Botanic Garden will be offering Holiday Boot Camp Fun from 10am – 12.30pm daily from 7 to 10 April. Kids will be able to take on an obstacle … Continue reading

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