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Gareth Ward supports Gonski reforms

Parliamentary Secretary for education Gareth Ward has moved a motion in the State Parliament calling on Canberra to honour its agreement with News South Wales on Gonski Funding. Mr Ward says all South Coast and Illawarra MP's are strong supporters of the needs based education model. He says as someone with a...

Greyhound reforms to directly impact Shoalhaven

The Shoalhaven can expect to see changes in local greyhound racing as the state government flags $41 million worth of taxpayer funds to be spent on reforming the industry. The money will be used to improve animal welfare standards and create a new integrity commission to oversee the industry which has...

Farmers warned about Kikuyu pasture poisoning

Farmers are been warned to be on high alert following a number of cattle deaths in recent weeks possibly as a result of Kikuyu pasture poisoning. South East Local Land Services is reporting more than 40 cattle have died on a number of farms from Albion Park to Nowra over the...

Worrigee woman narrowly escapes time behind bars following drug charges

A 42-year-old Worrigee woman who was arrested as part of a police crack on the supply of illegal drugs has narrowly escaped a jail sentence. Angelita Norris pleaded guilty in Nowra Local Court to supplying a prohibited drug. The court heard Norris had been supplying among other drugs cannabis, cocaine, ecstasy and...

Council to review DA for proposed office building in Ulladulla

A rescission motion has been passed at last night's Shoalhaven City Council meeting which will delay the Development Application for a high rise on Parson Street at Ulladulla with council to carry out a review. Local residents say the office block doesn't’ comply with the LEP agreed to by the council...

$40,000 grant for Mollymook Surf Life Saving Club

The Mollymook Surf Life Saving Club has been granted $40,000 by the New South Wales State government as part of the 2016/17 Surf Club Facility Program. South Coast MP Shelley Hancock says the funding will go towards assisting with much-needed upgrades to male and female toilet and shower facilities at the...

Shoalhaven Council to look at ending investment in fossil fuels

At last night's Shoalhaven City Council meeting, a motion was passed for council to follow in the footsteps of several other councils around Australia and look at investing funds with financial institutions that do not invest in or finance the fossil fuel industry. The motion known as divestment is aimed at...

2 men charged over alleged robbery at Bomaderry home, cannabis plants seized

A 23-year-old Nowra man has been arrested following an alleged robbery overnight at a property on Lyndhurst Drive Bomaderry. Police attended just after 4.30am and found the man in possession of a number of items including a bicycle and ball point hammer. The man was arrested and taken to Nowra Police station...

Man refused bail after allegedly holding up pizza delivery driver

A 26-year-old man who allegedly held up a pizza delivery driver at knifepoint in North Nowra in December 2015 has been refused bail. Jean-David Davaine formerly of the Shoalhaven who now lives in Brisbane is facing a number of charges including being armed with an offensive weapon and robbery. Police allege Davaine...