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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

Looking Back history feature: Pioneer bushman: Ben Rixon

Originally posted on Looking Back:
By MICK ROBERTS © Benjamin Rixon A POST office was established at Wollongong in 1832 enabling the people of the Illawarra for the first time to have communication with the outside world. Delivering the all important mail between Wollongong and Sydney is a tale of bushrangers, floods, fires and romance. The…

Looking Back history feature: The Price of Identity

Originally posted on Looking Back:
The officially opening of the Bulli Woonona War Memorial 1924 By MICK ROBERTS © I BELIEVE he would have been there for sure – not in the official party, or as a dignitary, but more likely standing to the back, watching as the Bulli Woonona War Memorial was unveiled in…

Looking Back history feature: The Bulli Royal Theatre

Originally posted on Looking Back:
The Royal Theatre, Bulli 1930 ON the corner of Hopetoun Street and the Princes Highway, where Bulli meets Woonona, is a large building that currently trades as a gymnasium exclusively for women. The building originally opened as the Royal Theatre in 1924. The silent film, lilies of the film, was…

Woman allegedly bashed with a salt lamp and hammer at Woonona overnight

A WOMAN has been charged by police after she allegedly assaulted another woman with a salt lamp and a hammer at Woonona overnight. About 10pm yesterday (Thursday), the 45-year-old woman went to the Popes Road home where police will allege she demanded the transfer of a significant sum of money from the other woman, before … Continue reading

Swooping magpie leads to man’s death at Woonona

A MAN has died after trying to avoid a swooping magpie at Woonona. Police are investigating after the incident at Nicholson Park yesterday. About 8.15am on Sunday, the 76-year-old man was riding a pushbike on an off-road path when witnesses report he rode off the path to avoid a swooping magpie. The man then collided … Continue reading

Charges laid after Woonona and Bellambi police raids

SEVEN people have been charged as part of raids across the Illawarra, including at Woonona and Bellambi, as police continue investigations into alleged large-scale drug supply operations and criminal networks in the region. Strike Force Yuppara was established by detectives from Wollongong Police District to investigate the supply of prohibited drugs in the Illawarra region. … Continue reading

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