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. Swimmer Emma McKeon waves from the poolEmma McKeon’s gold rush breaks records

When Wollongong’s Emma McKeon won her record-breaking 11th gold medal (she’s won more since, by the way) in the 50m freestyle earlier this week, she overtook Ian Thorpe and Leisel Jones. She’s now has a staggering 20 Commonwealth Games medals.

Here’s the latest on how the Aussies are doingA former mayor poses with pamphlets outside an election boothMarianne Saliba is out of politics — for now

The Shellharbour Council Ward A council election was held at the weekend, and for the first time in a long time, Marianna Saliba won’t be around local government. The former mayor and state MP ran as an independent after she was expelled from the Labor party, but even that change was not enough for a win.

So who ended up getting elected?A politician poses with two other people and a rotary symbolWard has a ‘full diary’ despite being suspended from parliament

Kiama MP Gareth Ward has defended his right to stay on as MP while suspended from parliament after he was charged with historic indecent and sexual assault offences. The now-independent state MP denies the charges.

Here’s what Mr Ward says he’s been achieving for the Kiama communityA hammerhead shark caught in a netShould we still be using shark nets?

Shark nets are designed to stop swimmers coming face-to-face with the apex predator. But just last year 44 southern eagle rays, 11 hammerhead sharks and 15 bronze whalers became entangled in shark nets off the Illawarra coastline. Soon, local councils will be the ones to decide whether they use shark netting.

Wollongong’s lord mayor wants them gone — here’s whyA family pose outside their house which has lots of solar panelsCan we electrify a Wollongong community?

If you received a subsidy to help pay for it, would you sign up to a scheme to install solar panels, a large battery, electric cooker, heater and hot water system and run an electric car at home? The plan is to get 500 households in one postcode to do just that.

Which postcode in our region has been chosen?Gerroa surf project helps bring peace to veterans with PTSD

Greg Williams is so passionate about a surfing group for veterans and emergency service workers that he thinks it has the potential to “get veteran suicide down to near nothing”. The program that began in Gerroa has been so successful that there are now plans to take it Australia-wide.

Surfing ‘medicine’: Watch these veterans having a ballSinger Beyonce poses for a publicity shotHow a local lobbied Beyonce to change her song lyrics

First, Illawarra disability advocate Hannah Diviney called out Lizzo for using the word “spaz” in a song and now she’s doing it again for music megastar Beyonce. A representative for the singer says the lyrics will be changed in her new song Heated.

This is why Hannah wants to see ‘ableist slurs’ disappear from musicA woman stands in front of signs calling for the end of logging. She is holding two stuffed wombat toysPetition forces native logging to be debated in parliament

It took 20,000 people calling for it, and now NSW parliament will be required to debate whether to end native forest logging. The campaign has been led by south coast resident Takesa Frank, who says she can’t believe logging is still happening even after bushfires destroyed so much of south coast forests a couple of years ago.

Will the government or opposition support a ban?A teacher and a principal pose togetherBulli High principal ‘in awe’ of mid-career teachers like Jodie

Jodie Hirst (pictured right) is one of a growing number of people taking up teaching later in life. The sports dietician is training at Bulli High School to become a secondary school science teacher and says she’s looking forward to helping boost the number of science and technology teachers across the state.

Find out why Jodie is switching to teachingChilli oil is poured into a ramekinTry this smoky Peruvian chilli oil you can make at home

If you’re a fan of hot food, there’s no going past a good homemade chilli oil. We have found the best recipe for you: Melbourne chef Diego Carrasco’s own smokin’ creation.

Cook with it or use it as a condiment, it’s up to you! Here’s the recipeA guide dog gets its first harnessWhat else made news in the past week?

Guide dogs’ graduation: Four newly-qualified guide dogs were presented with their first harness at a special Guide Dogs NSW-ACT graduation in Wollongong. The ceremony was the first since the pandemic began.

Hill Top drug bust: Police have charged three men after searching a property at Hill Top this week. It’s alleged they found an indoor hydroponic setup and more than 50 cannabis plants, methylamphetamines, steroids, rifles, ammunition and $115,000 in cash hidden in log hollows on the property.

Zelenskyy addresses UOW students: Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressed Australian university students as part of a virtual event. University of Wollongong students were among the audience and were given an opportunity to ask Mr Zelenskyy questions.

Mine fine criticised: A collection of environmental groups says a $15,000 fine against coal miner Peabody Energy for pollution at its Helensburgh mine is inadequate. The groups, including the Sutherland Shire Environment Centre and Protect Our Water Alliance, say Peabody’s Metropolitan Coal surface facilities discharged pollution into Camp Gully Creek which flows into the Royal National Park.

New charges for quadruple murderer: Just seven days after his release from prison after spending 25 years in jail, Ljube Velevski was charged with breaching a reporting condition of his release. He wasn’t required to appear in court this week and his lawyer says Mr Velevski will plead not guilty to the new charge.

Two hundred years of Wollondilly towns: The growth of Bargo after the railway line was built in 1919 is being remembered, along with a convict revolt in 1866. The Wollondilly Council is celebrating 200 years since land grants were issued, heralding the beginning of settlement in Picton, Tahmoor and Bargo.

Oasis caravan park facing second court case: The NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal has found the owners of the Windang caravan park failed to respond to orders to improve the village on five occasions. The failure to respond to the orders has been referred to the Supreme Court for a decision.

Visit our website for more local newsThe sun rises over the coast. The photo is taken through some beach grassThe best photos from around the country

Trevor Smith shared with us this spectacular morning shot of Callala Beach. We can almost feel the soft rays of the sun on us. Thanks Trevor! 

You can show everyone what the world looks like where you live by using the hashtag #ABCmyphoto on Instagram or by uploading your photos online here

See the latest photos on the #ABCmyphoto websiteA man in budgie smugglers walks across the beach as the sun risesHow’s the weather looking?

Any rain will be short-lived, with a lovely sunny weekend ahead. The fine conditions should hang around next week too with some fresh winter days and temperatures around 18. Thanks to John Vaartjes for this glorious coastal shot.

Check the seven-day forecast for your townHow are we doing? 

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