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Free Rapid Antigen Test kits now available at Helensburgh, Thirroul and Corrimal libraries

WITH a spike in reported COVID-19 cases recorded in the Illawarra Shoalhaven region, Wollongong Local Government Area (LGA) residents can now pick up free Rapid Antigen Test kits (RATs) from their local library. The RATs are provided by NSW Health and are being distributed through Wollongong City Libraries. Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said the RATs will … Continue reading

International Story Time at Helensburgh, Thirroul and Corrimal libraries

NATIONAL Simultaneous Storytime is back with special events at Corrimal, Helensburgh, Thirroul, and Wollongong Libraries this week. This year the national event is held on Wednesday, May 24 at 11am and invites everyone across the country to read the Australian picture book, The Speedy Sloth by author Rebecca Young and Illustrator Heath McKenzie. National Simultaneous Storytime is … Continue reading

Have your say on Crown reserves at Helensburgh, Austinmer, Thirroul, Bulli, Woonona and Corrimal

AUSTINMER Beach and Reserve, Corrimal Memorial Park, Darkes Forest, and the Helensburgh and District Historical Mine Museum. At first glance, none of these locations seem to have anything in common. But they do – they’re all Crown reserves. A Crown reserve is a parcel of land which has been set aside by the NSW State … Continue reading

Changes to Austinmer to Wollongong bus timetable

BUS passengers are to benefit from extended services connecting Austinmer to Wollongong on Friday nights and new services on Sunday mornings, starting this weekend. A Transport for NSW spokesperson said, local bus operator Dions, alongside Transport for NSW, amended its timetable based on customer demand, and to provide more benefits to passengers. “These changes will … Continue reading

Your list of ANZAC Day dawn services in the north from Helensburgh to Corrimal

THIS ANZAC Day, RSL NSW is calling on Australians to ‘Check on a Mate’, pledge their support, and encourage their veteran friends and family members to attend one of the services held in the northern Illawarra. Dawn services will be held on Tuesday April 25 at Helensburgh, Coledale, Austinmer, Thirroul, Woonona, Corrimal and Wollongong. Corrimal … Continue reading

Free cardboard recycling drop-off at Helensburgh and Corrimal

AT this time of year, it’s not unusual to find your yellow-lidded recycling bin filled to the brim with lots of extra cardboard thanks to the generosity of loved ones and time spent unwrapping presents from under the Christmas tree. Wollongong City Council will host cardboard recycling drop-offs at Helensburgh and Corrimal after Christmas to … Continue reading

Corrimal student takes ‘honours’ in Poem Forest competition

“I came home from school that day A bird in a cage Negativity and fear wrapped up in me Then she came uninvited To this sad grass party for one My Guardian Angel?” THESE are the words that earned a student of a Corrimal primary school ‘honours’ in the 2022 Poem Forest competition. With nearly … Continue reading

Free garden waste ‘drop-off’ to help prepare for bushfire season

A GARDEN organics drop-off will be held at Helensburgh this morning to help residents clear out waste ahead of the summer bushfire season. Wollongong City Council is holding the free garden organics collections across November and early December, including at Corrimal on Sunday December 11. These are in addition to the weekly pick up of … Continue reading

Keira MP launches 12th annual Christmas toy drive

CHRISTMAS should be a time for celebrating. Yet for hundreds of local families across the Illawarra region, it is a time of suffering and struggle. For too many children, it lacks the happiness and joy we all too often take for granted.  State MP for Keira, Ryan Park doesn’t want any child to miss out … Continue reading

Spring school holiday activities at local libraries

THE spring school holidays have taken off and there’s lots of fun to be had at northern suburbs’ libraries. Wollongong Council is offering a school holiday program once again at Helensburgh, Thirroul and Corrimal libraries. Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said libraries, youth services and the art gallery in the city have been running activities … Continue reading

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