Shoalhaven News

Dramatic rescue at sea off Ulladulla after boat hits sunfish

A dramatic rescue at sea has been three people saved after their 11-metre catamaran began taking water after hitting a sunfish 13 nautical miles off Green Island near Ulladulla this afternoon. The three people on board were travelling to Bermagui in the catamaran they had bought just days earlier. They sent out...

Truck fire at Bewong

Motorists travelling past the Bewong rest area are being asked to exercise caution. Around 2:30pm a truck carrying two tonnnes of recycling waste caught alight. The driver had to dump the load in the rest area. There's plenty of smoke in the area. Image: Shoalhaven RFS

Kiama records first new COVID case in 10 days

Kiama has recorded its first new COVID case in 10 days as part of the figures released this morning. It was one of eight new cases in the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District to 8pm Monday night, including one is Shellharbour and six in Wollongong. Four COVID patients were being treated in...

Free family fun on Friday nights in the Shoalhaven

Friday nights will be free family movie nights throughout summer. Shoalhaven City Council is partnering with Optus to host a free Open Air Cinema Roadshow across the Shoalhaven over coming months. It starts December 10 and continues through to April next year to coincide with 2022 Youth Week and Seniors Festival.   Shoalhaven City...

Missing man has South Coast links

A 53-year-old Cootamundra man who hasn't been seen since Thursday November 18 could be on the South Coast. Police have concerns for the welfare of Shane Lloyd-Jones because of a medical condition and said his disappearance is out of character. Police said while he lives in the Riverina, he has links to...

Police investigate two armed robberies in Nowra

Police are appealing for information following two armed robberies in Nowra about an hour apart early Sunday morning. A 50-year-old man was walking along Mackay Street, Nowra, where he was approached by a group of unknown people about 12.50am, before being threatened with a weapon. The man handed over his wallet which...

No Shoalhaven cases as new measures put in place for Omicron

After recording its first COVID case in 17 days as part of yesterday's figures, the Shoalhaven is back to being infection free for the 24 hours to 8pm on Sunday. There were just two new cases in the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District for the 24 hours - both in Wollongong. They...

Roxy cinema damaged in vandalism attack

Police have released CCTV images and are appealing for public assistance after a man damaged the front entrance to Nowra's Roxy Cinema on Wednesday night. The man poured petrol on the cinema's front doors just before 11.00pm  and attempted to light it. He then retrieved an axe from his vehicle and hit...

Chamber president says worker shortage a growing problem

Jemma Tribe has been re-elected Shoalhaven Business Chamber president as the organisation moves from two years of supporting businesses through lockdowns to helping operators make the most of improved economic conditions. But she said as businesses looked forward to a busy summer they were again facing the workforce shortages that were...

Police target domestic and family violence

South Coast Police District Commander and Region Sponsor for Domestic Violence, Superintendent Greg Moore, said there was no excuse for domestic and family violence as police launched a proactive operation targeting high-risk domestic-violence offenders. The 16-day operation that started this week will ensure offenders are held accountable for their actions, according...