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  • St George Illawarra Dragons to sign Russell Packer from prison - Sydney Morning Herald
    Sydney Morning HeraldSt George Illawarra Dragons to sign Russell Packer from prisonSydney Morning HeraldSt George Illawarra Dragons have beaten the opposition to sign Russell Packer in a deal worth more than a million dollars once he comes out of prison at the end of the year. The former Warriors prop is still behind bars after being found guilty of ...Packer poised to join Dragons after prison time endsIllawarra MercuryReports Dragons Pip Panthers To Sign PackerTripleM SydneyJailed Russell Packer set to pocket $1m in dealStuff.co.nzThe Daily Telegraphall 10 news articles »


  • Latin laneway festival a hit in Warrawong - Illawarra Mercury
    Latin laneway festival a hit in WarrawongIllawarra MercuryBy EMMA SPILLETT. Sept. 28, 2014, 6:05 p.m.. Smells of Spanish food mixed with music, soccer balls and art in Warrawong on Saturday for the second Illawarra Spanish Latin American outdoor fiesta.and more »


  • Three children not properly restrained in car - Illawarra Mercury
    Three children not properly restrained in carIllawarra MercuryThree children aged six, five and four were in the car without proper restraints. The woman was charged with several offences and ordered to appear before Port Kembla Local Court at a later date. Elsewhere, a Lake Illawarra woman has been charged with ...


  • Exhibition alleviates stress of fitting into Illawarra - Illawarra Mercury
    Exhibition alleviates stress of fitting into IllawarraIllawarra MercuryChildren of refugee families in the Illawarra often become the de facto head of the family, leaving them little time to be kids, according to refugee advocate Alexa Peggie. "Kids often pick up English quicker and assimilate into new cultures better ...and more »


  • Dapto Dandaloo Fury wins Illawarra Premier League grand final: photos - Illawarra Mercury
    Dapto Dandaloo Fury wins Illawarra Premier League grand final: photosIllawarra MercuryDapto Dandaloo celebrate after winning the grand final against Bulli at WIN Stadium. Picture: ROBERT PEET. Dapto Dandaloo defeat Bulli 2-0 in the IPL grand final at WIN Entertainment Centre on Sunday. Picture: ROBERT PEET. Dapto Dandaloo defeat ...and more »


  • Gong shuttle deal 'not safe' for passengers - Illawarra Mercury
    Gong shuttle deal 'not safe' for passengersIllawarra MercuryIf these buses were not on schedule 95 per cent of the time, the drivers' company – Premier Illawarra – could cop heavy fines, he said. ''They have set a timetable and if a hint of traffic or something else holds a driver up, it means the driver can't ...and more »


  • Brave Albion Park mum gives kidney to save son - Illawarra Mercury
    Brave Albion Park mum gives kidney to save sonIllawarra MercuryBrother Ken Garcia said the family was also supporting the inaugural Illawarra Big Kidney Walk/Run – still in its planning stages but expected to be held in February 2015. ''After our experience we just want to help raise awareness for the disease any ...and more »


  • Wollongong St Vincent de Paul‎ celebrates 90 years - Illawarra Mercury
    Wollongong St Vincent de Paul‎ celebrates 90 yearsIllawarra MercuryThe council has also grown from its original service, which initially serviced just the Wollongong area, spreading across the Illawarra, Shoalhaven, Southern Highlands and Wingecarribee. The charity helps more than 46,000 people every year who are ...and more »


  • Illawarra cricketers pad up ahead of T20 comp - Illawarra Mercury
    Illawarra cricketers pad up ahead of T20 compIllawarra MercuryIllawarra begin preparations for their second season in the Sydney T20 competition with Sunday's match against South Coast and a trial against Bankstown at North Dalton Park on Wednesday night. Illawarra face South Coast at Oakleigh Park, before a T20 ...


  • Illawarra wrestlers on fast track to world titles - Illawarra Mercury
    Illawarra wrestlers on fast track to world titlesIllawarra MercuryA stunning medal haul at the Australian youth titles is a reflection of wrestling's growing success and popularity in the Illawarra, coach Cory Keating believes. Five Illawarra school students returned from Melbourne last week with a swag of medals ...