Rosie Bensley, Illawarra Mercury

Rosie Bensley

Illawarra Mercury

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Recent:
  • Illawarra Mercury
Past:
  • Daily Liberal
  • The Land
  • Canberra Times

Recent articles by Rosie:

Parents feel the sting of creeping school supplies bills

As students head back to school this month, parents say they are feeling the bite of growing school supplies bills, as the cost of living creep continues to put pressure on families. → Read More

Kiama Show celebrates 175 years of community

The Kiama Show has been a staple of the beach-side town for 175 years, and its enduring traditions are part of the reason it's still beloved by locals and visitors alike. → Read More

Concerns for missing teen Leroy Cane last seen in Waterfall

The teen is visiting the area from Queensland and is not known to frequent any areas in Sydney → Read More

Miller's Local Bakehouse's COVID make-over has taken Wollongong by storm

Every Friday and Saturday morning, there's a line of people snaking their way up Crown Street, all after one thing: a sweet fix from Miller's Local Bakehouse. → Read More

Police investigating after dog thrown from cliff at Mount Ousley

The dog was taken to a vet, but sadly he was euthanised because of his poor condition and... → Read More

Actor, artist and muso Geoff Morrell to share his works at Clifton exhibition

Morrell will share his creative flare at an exhibition at the Clifton School of Arts in February → Read More

Keira Greens candidate reveals affordable housing plan ahead of state election

New Greens candidate for Keira Kit Docker has revealed a plan to address the Illawarra's affordable housing crisis, which has seen public housing wait lists stretch to more than ten years. → Read More

A dozen of Wollongong's legendary locals recognised for Australia Day awards

A group of 12 Wollongong residents and organisations were recognised for their outstanding contributions to their local community at the Wollongong City Australia Day awards. → Read More

Proposed speed limit cut for North Wollongong's Flinders Street.

The Flinders street 50 km/h zone may be extended at North Wollongong to improve a stretch of road where a high number of road accidents occur, according to Transport for NSW. → Read More

Thousands prepare to celebrate Lunar New Year in Wollongong

Thousands of Illawarra revellers will celebrate the Lunar New Year this weekend, marking the day with long-held traditions and a focus on reuniting with family. → Read More

Beach bus delivers summer fun for Wollondilly locals

Wollongong beaches were bustling with visitors from the Wollondilly shire on Tuesday, making the most of a free bus service straight from bush to beach. → Read More

Mangerton mum becomes overnight sensation with song she penned for her wedding

When Mangerton Mum Tania Nichamin wrote and recorded a love song for her wedding six years ago, she never expected it to capture the hearts of lovers all over Australia. → Read More

NSW Police launch online reporting for sexual assault survivors but advocates flag privacy concerns

Victims of sexual assault can now report the crime anonymously online without starting a formal investigation, but Illawarra victim-survivor advocates say the "enhanced" reporting system may have hidden consequences. → Read More

Illawarra miner South32 makes Climate Council's 'Dirty Dozen' in face of new federal emissions plan

The Australian Climate Council has named Illawarra coal miner South32 among its "dirty dozen" list of polluters, but the mining company said they are committed to doing their part to address climate change. → Read More

Crowds finally thin at Illawarra beaches but lifesavers urge vigilance

Crowds at Illawarra beaches are finally thinning after a busy holiday period that left local lifesavers run off their feet with rescues, but the team in red and yellow have warned locals not to be complacent. → Read More

Students, Tertiary Education Union back University of Wollongong's decision to make working Australia Day optional

Students have voiced their support for the University of Wollongong's decision to make working on Australia Day optional, with many choosing not to celebrate the day themselves. → Read More

Illawarra prepares to send off 2022 with a bang

Residents and revellers lining Cliff Road in Wollongong will have a front row seat to the festivities, with... → Read More

Illawarra prepares to send off 2022 with a bang

Residents and revellers lining Cliff Road in Wollongong will have a front row seat to the festivities, with... → Read More

Illawarra prepares to send off 2022 with a bang

Residents and revellers lining Cliff Road in Wollongong will have a front row seat to the festivities, with... → Read More

Traffic woes after three separate car crashes on Hume Highway

Drivers should expect delays on the Hume Highway between Berrima and Campbelltown after three separate car crashes occurred on the stretch of road since 11am. → Read More