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Thirroul man faces additional charges over alleged child abuse offences

A THIRROUL man will face more than 30 additional charges as police continue an investigation into alleged child abuse in the region. Wollongong detectives undertook a search of a home at Woonona on Wednesday December 11 2019, as part of an investigation into alleged child abuse offences. During the search, officers seized various electronic devices … Continue reading

Looking Back history feature: Bulli’s sacred sporting turf

Originally posted on Looking Back:
Slacky Flat sporting complex at Bulli in the 1990s. By MICK ROBERTS © Thirroul Cricket team on Slacky Flat 1908. ARGUABLY Woonona Bulli can boast of two sacred sporting grounds. I know some may disagree, with Nicholson Park at Woonona, and the picturesque soccer grounds of Bulli Park also in…

Woonona students help launch Clean Up Australia campaign ahead of this weekend’s activities

SCHOOL students made their way to Woonona beach today (Friday, February 28) to replace litter with low-lying shrubs and grasses for the launch of Clean Up Australia Day 2020. Celebrating 30 years of Clean Up Australia Day community groups will have their opportunity to take part in cleaning up sites throughout the city on Sunday … Continue reading

Woonona man’s effort to assist bushfire devastated South Coast residents

  A WOONONA man’s effort to step-up and assist after the devastating NSW bushfires has so far resulted in $250,000 in aid delivered over a four week period to impacted South Coast residents. Jeff Wallace said in early January he and a mate from Cootamundra, Justyn Smith put a call out to family and friends … Continue reading

Two people arrested at Bulli after police car rammed

TWO people were arrested at Bulli after a police vehicle was rammed in Wollongong today. About 2.50pm today (Thursday), a marked Highway Patrol vehicle was rammed by a black Commodore on Flinders Street, Wollongong. Both officers in the vehicle were not hurt, however, the vehicle was significantly damaged. Another highway patrol vehicle pursued the Commodore … Continue reading

Looking Back history feature: Women & Unionism

Originally posted on Looking Back:
An artists impression of the blockade at Bulli in 1887 By MICK ROBERTS © THE wives, and mothers and daughters of the Illawarra’s coal miners became powerful voices in the great industrial union movements of the late 19th century. They rallied behind their men folk with unbound enthusiasm showing overwhelming support…

Man arrested after a spate of break and enters from properties and cars at Woonona, Bulli and Thirroul

A MAN has been arrested at Woonona following a police investigation into a spate of break and enter offences in the area over the weekend. More than 20 reports of cars and properties being broken into at Thirroul, Woonona and Bulli have been made to police between Friday January 17 and Monday January 20. Following … Continue reading

Police charge man with murder following Woonona stabbing death

  A MAN has been charged with murder after a woman was allegedly stabbed to death on New Year’s Day at Woonona. Just after midnight on Wednesday January 1, Wollongong police stopped a vehicle on Nicholson Road, Woonona, for a random breath test. The vehicle drove off as police approached and collided with a guard … Continue reading

Woman found with fatal stab wounds at Woonona overnight

A MAN is in custody after a woman was found with fatal stab wounds in her Woonona home overnight. Just after midnight (Wednesday January 1), Wollongong police stopped a vehicle on Nicholson Street, Woonona, for a random breath test. As police approached, the vehicle drove off before hitting a guard rail nearby and the driver, … Continue reading

Temporary recycling drop-off available at Ocean Park Woonona this Friday

‘TIS the season for extra recyclables – and if your yellow-topped bin is maxed post-Christmas, there’s a solution. Wollongong City Council will provide an additional recycling drop-off site at Woonona this Friday morning. Residents will be able to handover recyclables, including bottles, cardboard, glass and hard plastics to Remondis staff. Interestingly, the drop-off site is … Continue reading

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