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They knocked, you answered: Red Shield Appeal a success

They knocked, you answered: Red Shield Appeal a success

The Salvation Army’s Red Shield door knock appeal raised over $100,000 in the Illawarra last weekend. So, where will this money be heading and who will it help? Our video reporters ALEX PIKE and TARIK ELMERHEBE have the answer.


UOW campaign claims: ‘There’s Nothing Mental About Seeking Help’

UOW campaign claims: 'There's Nothing Mental About Seeking Help'

One in four young people are living with a mental health issue and people aged 18-24 years have the highest prevalence of mental health problems of any age group. The University of Wollongong’s Centre for Health Initiatives (CHI) will has launched “There’s nothing mental about seeking help” campaign in an attempt to tackle the issue. […]


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Wrongfully jailed woman wins in High Court

Wrongfully jailed woman wins in High Court

Wollongong woman Roseanne Beckett has successfully won her High Court bid for compensation after being wrongfully imprisoned for ten years. “I’m over the moon, I’m numb and it’s 25 years in the making, a very hard slog,” Ms Beckett said upon leaving the court. Ms Beckett, formerly Roseanne Catt, was jailed in 1991 for nine […]


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Presenter: ALEX PIKE


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Presenter: ANDREA HOGAN Transcript: Good morning – I’m Andrea and this is your UOWTV morning update. Prime Minister Julia Gillard has announced the $14 billion national disability insurance scheme will be funded by an additional to the medicare levy. Set at 0.5 per cent of income, the tax has been introduced despite the Prime Minister […]


ATM robbery in the Illawarra

ATM robbery in the Illawarra

An ATM was stolen from a hotel in Mount Kembla early this morning. Three men smashed the front glass doors of the Cordeaux Road establishment at 3:20am and pushed the ATM into a stolen white Holden Commodore. Police are investigating the possible link to a break-in at a licensed premises in Bellambi Lane, about 5.30am […]


Kiama hosting international bodyboarding competition

Kiama hosting international bodyboarding competition

Kiama and the surrounding regions will play host to the first ever bodyboarding Grand Slam to be held on the NSW South Coast. The event begins tomorrow and will be running until Wednesday, 1st of May. The NSW Coast Crusade is the second event of the 2013 GoPro IBA World Tour. Kiama will be the […]


Wollongong’s Bomb Scare

Wollongong's Bomb Scare

Residents living at the top of Noble Road hill in Albion Park were evacuated from their homes yesterday, following the discovery of a bomb in the area. Lake Illawarra Local Area police officers uncovered a suspicious looking device in a two-storey home just before 3.30pm, and immediately began evacuating residents and setting up a perimeter […]


Major reforms to Aboriginal education

Major reforms to Aboriginal education

NSW should soon be experiencing major reforms to the way in which Aboriginal students are supported within schools. Announced by NSW Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Victor Domenillo, the new changes will aim to keep indigenous students in school and on track for a successful career. Coming in under a program, OCHRE it will include a […]


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Wollongong City Council unveils 2013-14 management plans

Wollongong City Council unveils 2013-14 management plans

Mobile reporter Sean Serpa is live blogging from the launch of Wollongong City Council’s 2013-14 Management Plans.


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Presenter: KATHLEEN HAINES


Quick cash from your car

Quick cash from your car

What do uni students love almost as much as free stuff? Cheap stuff. And next Saturday 14th of April you can get your hands on a whole lot of cheap stuff at the Giant Car Boot Sale, held from 9am-2pm in the car park of the Towradgi Beach Hotel. Hosted by Council twice a year, […]


Dangerous conditions for Illawarra coastline

Dangerous conditions for Illawarra coastline

The Bureau of Meteorology has predicted dangerous surf conditions for the Illawarra coastline today and tomorrow. Rock fishers, skippers and owners of small boats are being warned to check the conditions before moving away from the safety of the beach. Anna Baddeley has travelled from Towradgi to Bulli to bring us the story in pictures. […]


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‘Freedom to preach’ hits Illawarra

'Freedom to preach' hits Illawarra

Prominent Christian figure and once-Bishop of Wollongong Al Stewart spoke with UOW’s The Current Magazine on Adelaide City Council’s attempt to ban preachers from Rundle Mall, and what he believes regarding freedom of speech. The High Court has given Adelaide City Council new powers to restrict preachers in Rundle Mall, who are particularly blunt and […]


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UOW Impact Report sparks debate

UOW Impact Report sparks debate

The University of Wollongong’s Centre for Small Business and Regional Research (CSBRR) has found UOW generates $2 billion of profit annually. Prof. Brad Braithwaite and Prof. Charles Harvie, who conducted the study, believe it shows Wollongong is transitioning from a manufacturing-based to knowledge-based economy. Discpline Advisor of Materials Engineering at UOW, Dr. Yue Zhao, says […]


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The Current Update. Presenter: AMELIA CADDY