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Search for bearded man after nine-year-old boy approached at Helensburgh

POLICE are appealing for public assistance over a child approach in Helensburgh earlier this week. Police have been told a nine-year-old boy was sitting near the fence inside a school on Fletcher Street, about 11.30am on Monday (November 11), when he was approached by a man. The man attempted to give the boy a tablet, … Continue reading

Toddlers pool closed after problems with circulation system

HELENSBURGH’S toddlers’ pool has been forced to close due to ongoing issues with the water circulation system. Wollongong City Council said the pool is more than 50 years old and draws its water from Helensburgh’s nearby gravity filtration unit. Investigations are underway as to the cause, but close monitoring of the pool water suggests that … Continue reading

Children road test new Helensburgh playground before official opening

CHILDREN from local schools got first dibs on Helensburgh’s new play space at Charles Harper Park earlier this week. The children had the opportunity to give the equipment a good workout at the official opening on Tuesday, as they were instrumental in planning and designing the playground and the creation of the artworks. Wollongong Lord … Continue reading

Custom fitted Service NSW bus to visit Helensburgh

HELENSBURGH residents will have easier access to NSW Government transactions when Service NSW’s new mobile service centre visits Charles Harper Park on Thursday May 16. State MP for Heathcote Lee Evans said the custom fitted Service NSW bus will save people time and money and spend about 46 weeks a year on the road in … Continue reading

Clean up the north this Sunday

Got a spare hour or two this weekend? Come and lend a hand to help clean up Wollongong’s northern suburbs as part of Clean Up Australia Day. This Sunday, March 4, marks the annual event, and this year is the 28th year it’s been held in Wollongong. In 2018 community efforts will focus on waterways, roadsides, … Continue reading

Bushwalkers found safe

SIX bushwalkers were located safely by emergency services after losing their way on a coastal walking track near Helensburgh. About 6.30pm on Friday the group entered the track near Otford. Upon their journey, the group became lost. A 21-year-old woman called police for assistance. A multi-agency response was activated to search for the bushwalkers with … Continue reading

Boy dies after fall

A 16-year-old boy has died after falling from a tree branch into a swimming hole in Helensburgh. About 1.30pm yesterday (Wednesday 22 February 2017), the boy was at the Kellys Falls swimming hole with several friends when he climbed about 15m up a tree and began swinging on a branch. The branch snapped and the … Continue reading

ANZAC Dawn Services 2016

Sunday April 24. Wollongong 6.30pm, Flagstaff Hill, Wollongong – Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Monday April 25 – ANZAC Day. Helensburgh: Dawn service at Charles Harper Memorial Park, 5.45am. Breakfast at Helensburgh Tradies or The Cenetannial Hotel. Coledale: Meet at Coledale Newsgagency 5.50am for march to Coledale RSL Club abd Cenotaph. Service at 6am, followed by breafast … 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

Helensburgh man drowns

A REPORT will be prepared for the Coroner following a drowning at Minnamurra today. About 12.15pm on Tuesday a 49 year old Helensburgh man was at Mystics Beach Minnamurra with his family when he appeared to get into trouble in the water. A family member assisted him from the water before he collapsed and stopped breathing. … Continue reading

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