14,000 attend Port Kembla Billy Cart Derby 2013

The Los Angeles Police Department, Batman and a whacky bride and groom were just some of the crazy characters that flew down Port Kembla’s main street on Saturday.

Camp Quality Convoy for kids 2013

Camp Quality Convoy for kids 2013

Wollongong's Australia Day party 2014

It had all the hallmarks of a great Aussie celebration - sun, surf, sand, smiles and a spectacular fireworks display.

GALLERY: Shellharbour's Breakfast by the Lake

Australia Day kicked off in Shellharbour with Breakfast by the Lake. Were you snapped?

GALLERY: Australia Day in Kiama and Gerringong

Fun and national pride in Kiama and Gerringong on January

GALLERY: Look who got married in 2013

Do you know any of the Illawarra couples who tied the knot last year?

Meet the colour-coded Buckley triplets

GALLERY: Meet the colour-coded Buckley triplets

2013: the year in review.

Looking back on what made headlines this year, saw a region wrestling with its identity, taking a battering from bizarre weather but standing strong to fight for what it believes in.

GALLERY: Harry Potter Day at the UOW

Chris Downes won't use just any old flying broomstick.

Thrilling display at Wings Over Illawarra 2013

Hobbyist photographers, families and lovers of ‘‘boys’ toys’’ were well represented at the Wings Over Illawarra air show on Sunday.

A week of glorious autumn days in the Illawarra

A week of glorious autumn days in the Illawarra

GALLERY: Haute dogs of Million Paws Walk

Lake Illawarra’s Reddall Park went to the dogs on Sunday as thousands of the Illawarra’s four-legged friends marched for the RSPCA’s Million Paws Walk.

Festival goers nuts for Castagne Day

If anyone should know the secret to roasting the perfect chesnut, it’s Coniston’s Emilio Felli.

GALLERY: Masonic centre opens at Gwynneville

More than 90 freemasons in full regalia - aprons, chains and jewels - have come together for the dedication of a new Lodge Room at Gwynneville.

Illawarra kids on the right track

Primary school kids brought up on football, cricket, netball and other mainstream sports experienced something unique with the inaugural South Coast Orienteering Gala Day at Albion Park's Croom Road Sporting Complex.