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COLIC A diagnosis among horses that can prove fatal

COLIC A diagnosis among horses that can prove fatal

Horses and Ponies suffering from severe forms of Colic can die if not diagnosed or assessed. Colic is the abdominal or gastro-intestinal pain experienced by horse which must be assessed on the level of severity by a professional. It is important that those who own horses and ponies are able to recognise any signs or […]


Albanese to run against Shorten

Albanese to run against Shorten

Anthony Albanese has declared himself the best candidate to lead the Labor party, and will contest Bill Shorten’s bid for leadership. “I’m standing for the Labor leadership because I firmly believe that I’m the best candidate to lead Labor back into government at the next election” Albanese told the press on Friday. “I’m standing for […]


SmartZone App Deemed A Success

One year on since it’s introduction to the University Of Wollongong, the SafeZone smart phone application has been deemed a success. Manager of Security at the University David Anderson says the app has 2,040 registrations and has been well received by students and staff. “We’re quite comfortable with that number but if we look at […]


First asylum seekers on Manus Island this week

First asylum seekers on Manus Island this week

Manus Island is expecting to receive its first asylum seekers by the end of the week under Labor’s latest arrangements to move them out of Christmas Island and resettle them in PNG. The surge in boat arrivals to Australian waters that sparked resettlement plan is unlikely to be brought under  by the federal election Immigration Minister […]


Free sport at URAC

Free sport at URAC

Free sport is on offer at URAC to encourage people to get involved in sport and discover the facilities available to them at uni. Audio/Visual: GERARD MCDONOUGH


Words come to life in Final Draft

Words come to life in Final Draft

Not content with latent librettos, UOW’s young playwrights are having their words breathed to life by performance students in a series of plays being exhibited at the Illawarra Performing Arts Centre in June. Final Draft, the brainchild of UOW Creative Writing lecturer Dr Joshua Lobb and IPAC’s Fiona Finley, is a collaboration between Creative Writing […]


Stress, what stress? Help at hand as exams loom

Stress, what stress? Help at hand as exams loom

What will UOW being doing to support students during the stressful exam period? UOWTV had a chat with CSE and UOW Wellbeing to find out. Video: ANDREA HOGAN & TESS BRUNTON


Everybody say Ciao!

Everybody say Ciao!

Showcasing food, art, music and culture Wollongong city will be abuzz with Italian flare for the celebration of Italian week. Official celebrations began last week with the screening of the 1924 film, Dall’Italia All’Australia (From Italy to Australia). The silent film was accompanied by a live band, I Viaggiatori, which played a series of traditional […]


Something for Kate heads up big musical week for Wollongong

Something for Kate heads up big musical week for Wollongong

It’s going to be a big week for music in Wollongong with Something for Kate, San Cisco and Evermore coming to town. Uni Bar will host big Aussie act Something For Kate tonight which promises to be a showcase of their extensive back catalogue, and their latest EP Miracle Cure. Courtney Barnett will support, so […]


You Decide 2013 – what’s the issue?

You Decide 2013 - what's the issue?

Gay marriage ********* Education, business support With the recently proposed Gonksi reforms, education will be in the spotlight for many Illawarra voters in the upcoming federal election. The Illawarra Teachers Federation supports the Government’s Gonski school reforms, after years of campaigning for a fairer funding system for local schools. Regional organiser of the Illawarra branch, […]


New entertainment program to showcase local talent

New entertainment program to showcase local talent

Wollongong City Council Economic Development Manager Mark Grimson Destination Wollongong and Wollongong Central have partnered with Wollongong City Council to launch a new entertainment program at Crown Street Mall today. The program ‘Live Sites in the City’ will give local artists, musicians and performers the opportunity to showcase their talents to the public, both during […]


Bulli burns again

Bulli burns again

In another entry to this weekend’s busy schedule, the One Agency Bulli Burn Fun Run is being held this Sunday the 26th of May in Wollongong’s northern suburb of Bulli. Starting at 8.30am, the 10km run begins and ends at Sandon Point, at the northern end of Bulli beach, and travels along the beachside strip […]


Illawarra preschools say unvaccinated child ban unfair

Illawarra preschools say unvaccinated child ban unfair

Illawarra preschools are standing against a proposed bill that would ban unvaccinated children from attending childcare centres. Amendments to the Public Health Act 2010 will be introduced by Health Minister Jillian Skinner next week, giving centres the right to refuse unvaccinated children. Keiraville Community Preschool Director Margaret Gleeson told the Illawarra Mercury that she is […]


Nine subjects making rank for UOW

Nine subjects making rank for UOW

New stats revealed in the QS World University Rankings by Subject put UOW in the top 200 of nine different fields: Civil and Structural Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Psychology, Chemistry, Geography, Materials Science, Education and Politics and International Studies. But these rankings aren’t as clean as they appear. The Current team checked out the […]


Launch of the 2013 Student Experience Questionnaire

Launch of the 2013 Student Experience Questionnaire

The Student Experience Questionnaire, conducted at the University annually, launched last Friday and will be open until the 9th of June. The survey hopes to gather information from students to improve their university experience regarding things such as careers, accommodation and parking. Last year, it revealed that students wanted more degree-specific career information, improvements to […]


Careers Expo aims to help students’ future

Careers Expo aims to help students' future

  The 2013 Illawarra Coal Regional Careers Expo, run by volunteers, aims to help high school students think about possible career options. Various universities, Illawarra TAFE branches, trade professionals and the Defence Force were all represented at the fair.         Video: JANAI VELEZ & KATHLEEN HAINES


Gong gets a taste of Italy

Gong gets a taste of Italy

Local ceramic artist, John Kuczwal, and Italian ceramic artist, Marino Moretti, are currently showcasing their ceramic works at the Wollongong City Gallery to portray aspects of Italian culture and history. The collaborative exhibition will feature the lustre and maiolica ceramics that the artist’s are known for, as well as Spanish and Italian revival pieces that […]


A place of recognition, respect

A place of recognition, respect

The Shellharbour City Memorial is thought to be one of the most visually appealing memorials in our region. However, members from the Albion Park RSL sub-branch, Australian Korea Veterans Association and Trustee, believe it is not recognised enough by the Illawarra community. The President of the sub-branch, Harry Spicer, told the Illawarra Mercury he wanted […]


Premier reinstates CCTV in Nowra

Premier reinstates CCTV in Nowra

Premier Barry O’Farrell yesterday stated that CCTV in Nowra’s central business district might be restored by as early as next week. This comes after the Administrative Decisions Tribunal ruled that the cameras, owned by the Shoalhaven City Council, were breaching privacy laws under the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998. The Illawarra Mercury reported […]


Wollongong to hold OzTag State of Origin

Wollongong to hold OzTag State of Origin

The Current mobile reporter Liam Nethery speaks to Bill Harrigan, OzTag event organiser and former NRL referee, and Mark Sleigh, General Manager of Destination Wollongong about the Australian OzTag State of Origin to be held at Thomas Dalton Park in Wollongong over the upcoming June long weekend. Video: LIAM NETHERY


Warren Keelan opens Wollongong gallery

Warren Keelan opens Wollongong gallery

Local seascape and ocean photographer Warren Keelan is experience artistic success with the opening of his own gallery in the centre of Wollongong.


MP takes anti-ad campaign to the people

MP takes anti-ad campaign to the people

Federal Member for Throsby Stephen Jones has stepped up his campaign to ban sports betting promotions during games and telecasts. Mr Jones has called for the Australian sporting codes to voluntarily cut the ads from their telecasts, and met with community members in Dapto overnight to bolster his campaign. “I don’t have a problem with […]


CSE The Good Life series: Aussie culture and slang

CSE The Good Life series: Aussie culture and slang

Wollongong’s Centre for Student Engagement (CSE) continues it’s series of workshops aimed at helping international students adjust more easily to living in Australia.  This weeks workshop focuses on identifying and understanding Australian slang and the cultural elements associated with our often mind-boggling use of words.  


Dragons teach kids rugby league skills

Dragons teach kids rugby league skills

Kids from the Illawarra were learning rugby league skills at the school holiday clinic with the St George Illawarra Dragons, at Win Entertainment Centre today. Mobile reporter, Janai Velez spoke to the Dragons Community Officer, Adam Bezzina to learn more.