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Jan.28, 2022: @acenewsservices

Wollongong caps off Australia Day with a bang While many of the Australia Day staple attractions like markets and rides were cancelled this year to make it more COVID-safe, fireworks will always draw a crowd. Thousands lined the foreshore, Flagstaff Hill and North Wollongong Beach to enjoy the 9pm display on Wednesday, while earlier in the day the Aquathon was back for its 22nd year.

fireworks at Wollongong Harbour

Facebook: Our Citizen of the Year Emma McKeon has a special messagepolice officers on the streetCharges laid after duck decapitation in Mittagong
 A 24-year-old man will face court on animal cruelty charges after a duck was decapitated at the weekend. Police were notified of the alleged incident involving a flock of wild ducks in a car park on the Old Hume Highway in Mittagong on Saturday.

Police initially released CCTV footage to help with their enquiriesStock medical image of a person handling biohazardous materialIllawarra Shoalhaven hospitals down 150 staff a day due to COVIDOver the past two weeks, about 150 staff have been temporarily absent on any given day after catching COVID-19 or because they are close contacts. Student nurses and doctors are now being called on to fill the gaps.

How are our local aged care homes managing outbreaks?Picture of bushwalker heading down the cliff towards Garie BeachDramatic Australia Day rescue at Garie BeachThree teenage girls were rescued from the surf at Garie Beach in the Royal National Park late Wednesday afternoon, with one being airlifted to the Sydney Children’s Hospital in a serious condition. The other two were taken to Sutherland Hospital for observation.

Our Facebook update has more detailsAerial pic of residential development at WongawilliWongawilli booming as old farming area is transformed into bustling suburbNot that long ago, Wongawilli was a sleepy coal mining and farming area south of Wollongong, but have you seen it lately? The place is exploding with new houses and businesses as part of the West Dapto expansion that will see 20,000 new homes built in the area.

What’s the one big concern hanging over the region?A man and a woman standing outside, with a crane in the background.Historic Crookhaven Heads lighthouse rescued and restoredWhile the Crookhaven Heads lighthouse was decommissioned in 2007, part of it will now live on in the Jervis Bay Maritime Museum. The lighthouse was originally built in 1904 and only a few parts of it were preserved for the museum. 

Read more about the lighthouse’s fascinating pastMan in African attire elated out from of the prisonPrison teacher brings a taste of African music to classes in Nowra jailIt’s not unusual to hear inmates at the South Coast Correctional Centre learning numeracy and literacy to the beat of some African bongo drums. That’s just a standard class with Allan Chidziva, who loves bringing his culture into the classroom to help inspire the inmates to learn.

What does he say is the most satisfying part of his job?Southern Cross Replica completes first taxi run in 19 yearsIt’s been a long time since this happened. The Southern Cross Replica aircraft has completed its first taxi run since repairs started on it at HARS in Albion Park. If you weren’t aware of the backstory of this plane, it’s an exact replica of the one flown by Sir Charles Kingsford Smith from the US to Australia in 1929.

Check out our great Facebook video of the plane in actionpicture of hundreds of swimmers at the aquathon start line at Wollongong harbourWhat else made news in the past week?Aquathon winners: In the 900m swim and 7km Long Aquathon race in Wollongong on Wednesday, Commonwealth Games triathlete Charlotte McShane came first, while 24-year-old Shoalhaven Heads local Mitchell Cunningham won gold in the men’s race.

Australia Day surf rescues: A big thanks to all the surf lifesavers and lifeguards who had a busy day performing rescues on the public holiday. Surfers also helped rescue four people who were caught in a rip at Port Kembla’s MM Beach. 

Worse than lockdown: The owner of Port Kembla’s Port Beirut Cafe, Charlie Assaf, says the current trading conditions are worse than during lockdown. He says people aren’t willing to go out and spend in the current climate.

Dapto High confident: Dapto High School principal Andrew Fitzsimmons says students will be able to make a successful return to classrooms. Teachers and staff have been preparing for a return to face-to-face teaching and the plan includes making sure parents have access to rapid antigen tests.

Pigeon House rescue: A man in his 50s is in a stable condition after being rescued from the Pigeon House walking track on Wednesday afternoon. A NSW Ambulance spokesperson says the man had a seizure at the top of the stairs, halfway up the mountain.

Dendrobium coal mine expansion concerns: Water New South Wales has raised concerns about the impact on the water catchment of a revised plan for the Dendrobium coal mine extension. South32 reduced the size of the extension after it was granted state significance infrastructure status, despite being rejected by an independent planning panel.

Vale Juris Reinfelds: The scientific community is mourning the death of computer science pioneer Juris Reinfelds, who has died aged 85. The University of Wollongong professor worked for NASA in the 1960s and the European Organisation for Nuclear Research in Geneva in the 1970s. He also created the first Apple Macintosh Lab worldwide in 1984.

COVID restrictions to remain: In case you missed this earlier in the week, the current raft of COVID restrictions will stay until February 28. That means you can keep wearing your mask indoors and checking in. And density limits will continue to apply to hospitality venues.

Visit our website for more local newsWave smashing over breakwall at Wollongong HarbourThe best photos from around the country What a photo! This picture, by Christian Isola of @everyclick_by_christian, blends the sea and sky seamlessly. Where does one stop and the other begin? The pic was shared via #ABCmyphoto on Instagram. You can show everyone what the world looks like where you live by using the hashtag on Instagram or by uploading your photos online here

See the latest photos on the #ABCmyphoto websiteAir force or navy planes do a flyover near Wollongong LighthouseHow’s the weather looking?This AP3C Orion and CA-18 Mustang from HARS enjoyed the blue skies during their Australia Day flyover on Wednesday, and there’s more warm summer weather on the way this weekend. Enjoy it before the chance of rain increases next week.

And thanks to Alex Stuart (Instagram: @ausa13x) for the photo.

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