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Princes Highway closed in both Directions at Berry

Emergency Services are currently at the scene of a crash at Berry which involved a number of vehicles. The incident took place just after 4 this afternoon along the new bypass. Crews are currently trying to free two people who are trapped. Traffic is affected in both directions and a rescue helicopter is...

Caravan Fire at Gerroa - Man suffers Burns

Police from the Lake Illawarra Local Area Command have been called into investigate a fire at a Gerroa Caravan Park which resulted in a man suffering burns to his hands and legs. Fire Crews responded to the the blaze at the Seven Mile Holiday Park on Crooked River Road just after...

Travel safe this Fatality Free Friday

People on the South Coast are being urged to pledge their support for road safety as part of Fatality Free Friday today. It comes as startling new research shows many drivers are still taking unacceptable risks behind the wheel. Nearly half those surveyed also admit they wouldn't ask speeding friends or family...

Focus now turns to keeping $9.5 million in the Shoalhaven

Gilmore MP Ann Sudmalis says she will fight to keep $9.5 million in Federal Government funding in the Shoalhaven, following the loss of the Shoalhaven Motorsports Complex. The money which was originally allocated under the Federal Governments National Stronger Regions Fund will have to go towards another project that will create...

Wesley Centre to start taking homeless people next week

The Wesley Centre is gearing up and almost ready to start taking homeless people from the 1st of June through until the 29th of September. The Safe Shelter Shoalhaven plan has been set up in response to the region's homelessness epidemic brought on by the rising cost of living and exorbitant...

Berry celtic festival this weekend

Bumper crowds are expected to pack the Berry CBD when the 11th annual Celtic Festival gets under way this Saturday. The day will kick off with a street parade from 9.30 with pipe bands marching in their distinctive kilts together with medieval knights, Scottish Terrier dogs and vintage cars. President of the...

New data reveals many families living on as little as $14 a day

  New Data is revealing many families throughout the Shoalhaven are struggling to live off as little as $14 a day. The Salvation Army Economic Social Impact Survey released ahead of the Red Shield Appeal this weekend shows nearly half of the families surveyed are forced to chose between paying the rent...

Gareth Ward supports changes to pensions for former NSW politicians

The Berejiklian Government has moved to strip Disgraced former MP’s Eddie Obeid and Ian Macdonald of their pensions, the legislation having the full support of Kiama MP Gareth Ward. The former politicians are currently paid more than $100,000 a year. Mr Ward says he’s entirely comfortable with not receiving any pension what...