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Miles Franklin winning author once called Woonona home

AWARD winning author Tara June Winch, who grew-up in Woonona, will feature in an online talk next month – and you have the chance to ask her questions. Winch’s book The Yield was recently announced as the winner of the 2020 Miles Franklin Literary Award. It also won the 2020 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, the Christina Stead … Continue reading

Woonona’s swooping magpie is back

WITH their distinctive markings and call, the magpie is one of Australia’s most loved birds – except in spring. Spring is the season when they can engage in swooping and, according to Wollongong Council’s parks crews, the well-known magpie at Woonona Beach has got the jump on the season early. Parks crews carrying out maintenance … Continue reading

Council will investigate restoring Woonona’s historic Pendlebury Park

AFTER representation from councillors, Jenelle Rimmer and Mithra Cox, Wollongong City Council will investigate upgrading Woonona’s long-neglected Pendlebury Park. The Bulli Times contacted the two ward one councillors after concern was raised on social media regarding the neglected state of the park. Community concern was raised over the overgrown gardens, broken brickwork on fencing, and … Continue reading

Police seeking assistance to find wanted man on outstanding warrant

POLICE are seeking assistance from the public to locate a man wanted on an outstanding warrant. Jesse Kinniment, aged 32, is wanted on an outstanding warrant for drug related offences. Wollongong police have commenced inquires into his whereabouts and are appealing for public assistance. He is described as being of a Caucasian appearance, between 165cm … Continue reading

Improvements to Coledale, Woonona and Bellambi surf clubs to get underway

IMPROVEMENT works on the Bellambi, Coledale and Woonona Surf Life Saving Clubs will begin early next week with upgrades to the existing facilities. Works on these projects are expected to be completed by September 2020, depending on weather conditions. Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said that the works would improve existing infrastructure that had reached the end … Continue reading

Residents lucky to escape metal missile after Woonona recycling explosion

SHOCKED residents of Railway Parade Woonona were lucky to have escaped injury this morning when a large metal cylinder shot like a missile from a recycling plant, across the main South Coast railway and embedded into the footpath outside their homes. Fire and Rescue NSW were called to a metal recycling business on York Place … Continue reading

Woonona residents react to vandalism by rolling up their sleeves and replanting trees

RESIDENTS have reacted to the destruction of 10 large trees in their neighbourhood by rolling-up their sleeves in a show of community spirit and replanting the recently planted Jacarandas. The trees were uprooted by vandals in Haddon Lane car park at Woonona. A Wollongong City Council spokesperson said the 10 trees are valued at $3,000 … Continue reading

Looking Back history feature: Take a shopping trip down memory lane

Originally posted on Looking Back:
During the 1990s I photographed quite a few business places in Woonona shopping centre. While the quality of the photographs are not the best, they will undoubtedly bring back many memories to some readers, of a time when Woonona boasted several banks, a selection of eateries and supermarkets. Sit back…

Three teenagers issued COVID-19 related penalty infringement notices at Woonona

  THREE teenagers were issued COVID-19 related Penalty Infringement Notices (PINs) at Woonona on Monday. The three juveniles were issued PINs after ignoring warnings to return to their homes. About 10.15pm on Monday (April 6), Wollongong police went to a unit on Carrington Street, Woonona, and spoke with four young people. One of them lived … Continue reading

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

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