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Dalai Lama gives Sydney a piece of his mind

The Dalai Lama has made a public appearance in Sydney, taking questions from Sydney students on issues ranging from world peace to his favourite book.

The 77-year-old leader of Tibetan Buddhism spoke on a diverse range of topics when he appeared at Sydney's Town Hall as part of the Young Minds conference last Monday.

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Chedo's focuses on artAbility

Six months ago a group of young adults commenced their journey into the wonderful world of photography. At the time the idea of using a camera was quite daunting to them.

A selection of their inspiring images, capturing the natural beauty of Wollongong's northern beaches, are now proudly displayed at a local eatery in Coledale, Chedos Cafe for all the community to enjoy.

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Anzac Day 2013

Once a year, the local community along the Sea Cliff Coast come together to celebrate Anzac Day - the Coledale RSL will be hosting a BBQ breakfast after the Anzac Day dawn service on Thursday, April 25 - all are invited (gold coin donation).

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Coledale mudder overcomes all obstacles

Coledale mother of two, and well known physical fitness guru, Melanie Hawksley, recently turned her kids onto a healthier lifestyle by taking them along to the "Spartan Race" held at Picton last weekend, which is a sprint race designed to challenge cardiovascular fitness, agility, upper body strength and requires a little mental determination.

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Culture Bank gaining interest

Mahatma Gandhi once said, "A nation's culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people", and the Sea Cliff Coast certainly does have ample heart and soul - the other powerful resource it is known for is it's strong arts community - dedicated artists and craftsmen that strive for perfection of their passion, and of course, to share it with their audience.

A group of active locals have now banded together to support these talented people and to invigorate the cultural life of Wollongong.

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Talking the Walk

Wollongong City Council is currently working on a proposal to create a shared pathway that links the Royal National Park to Lake Illawarra. The proposed path – dubbed the Grand Pacific Walk – will follow the Grand Pacific Drive route, and encourage tourists and locals walking or riding the path to stop along the way to take in the views, enjoy a coffee at a café or check out the nearby attractions.

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Coledale train victim dies

THE 24-year-old man struck by a train at Coledale has died, according to Police.

The Berkeley man was dangling his legs over the station platform about 1.30am last Sunday, November 25, before he was hit by the south-bound goods train.

The train driver sounded the horn to alert the man of his approach but failed to wake the victim, who was dragged about 20 metres.

He suffered severe head and chest injuries and was flown to St George Hospital, where he later died.

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Train victim still critical


A BERKELY man who was hit by a goods train after he fell asleep with his legs dangling over the platform at Coledale train station early Sunday morning remains in a critical condition in St George Hospital.

The 24-year-old was dragged about 20m by the southbound train and is in intensive care with critical brain injuries.

Police said the train driver sounded the horn 70m before the platform but was unable to wake the "dozing” victim.

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NF2 calls on Council to engage

WOLLONGONG City Council’s draft Community Engagement Policy will be the main topic of discussion at tonight’s (November 8) meeting of Neighbourhood Forum 2 in Coledale.

The forum is currently without a convenor and has been suffering from low attendance rates which former convenor Bruce Reyburn attributes to Council's lack of effective community engagement strategies.

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Environmental program bears fruit


Making hay: Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery is joined by community gardener Aaron Sorenson (left) and celebrity gardener Costa Georgiadis at Coledale Public School.

LESSONS moved outdoors at Coledale Public School today as warm weather and celebrity guests heralded the launch of the school's Living Classroom.

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