Shoalhaven News

Two arrested after police raid three Shoalhaven homes

Heavily armed police from the newly-formed Taskforce Erebus have raided three Shoalhaven homes, armed with search warrants and firearms prohibition orders. Police yesterday searched homes in North Nowra, Worrigee and Wrights Beach, arresting two 26-year-old men at Wrights Beach and Worrigee. Police said one was the Sergeant at Arms of the South Coast...

Support push for Kangaroo Valley Business

Suspended Kiama MP Gareth Ward is applying pressure on the state government on behalf of Kangaroo Valley Businesses.. He's calling on the government via a Question on Notice to the NSW Minister for Small Business to grant financial relief to small businesses in Kangaroo Valley that have been severely impacted by...

Vaccination clinics to close

Following the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District’s successful contribution to the COVID-19 vaccination program, its mass vaccination centre in Wollongong and vaccination clinics at Shellharbour City Centre and Shoalhaven Hospital will close on 30 June. ISLHD Chief Executive, Margot Mains, said this will enable the District to focus on delivering outreach...

Police taskforce raids and arrests on the South Coast

Police have seized three firearms and arrested seven people, as operations to prevent and disrupt serious criminal activity across New South Wales under Taskforce Erebus continue. Earlier this week, the NSW Police Force, in partnership with the NSW Crime Commission, Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) and Australian Federal Police (AFP), established...

Kiama Downs SLSC IRB crew close after round 1

Kiama Downs SLSC are just 15 points behind the Caves Beach crew, in the 2022 NSW IRB Premiership. Caves Beach SLSC flexed its muscles in a dominant display of Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) racing to take out Round 1 of the 2022 NSW IRB Premiership in Terrigal at the weekend, but defending...

Suspend MP Gareth Ward's charges go to court in Nowra

Suspended Kiama MP Gareth Ward did not appear before Nowra Local Court today to answer historical sex and assault charges, instead being represented by his lawyer Robert Foster who refused to speak to waiting media after leaving the court. The case was initially due before Port Kembla Local Court tomorrow (Wednesday,...

Nowra the focus of renewable energy push

Renewable energy advocate Dr Saul Griffith says Nowra can take the lead as communities across Australia look at ways to become completely carbon neutral. The Rewiring Australia founder and chief scientist was in Nowra yesterday to launch a report showing the millions of dollars that can be saved on the South...

Kiama Council household waste audit

Kiama Council will be carrying out a household waste audit during the weeks of 16-21 May and 23-28 May 2022. The aim of the waste audit is to identify the quantity and composition of waste generated at household level. During the waste audit, Council teams will be emptying the contents of bins,...

Three Kiama councillors want motion to sell Blue Haven rescinded

Kiama Council's plan to sell its Blue Haven aged care business is in doubt with a rescission motion being submitted by Councillor Karen Renkema-Lang. The motion has also been backed by Councillors Kathy Rice and Jodi Keast despite last week's majority vote of seven to two supporting a plan to begin...

USU demands job security and quality care at Blue Haven Illawarra

Kiama Municipal Council’s decision to sell its Blue Haven Illawarra Aged Care operation must include water-tight job security guarantees for staff and a continuation of high-quality care for patients. United Services Union (USU) members working for Blue Haven deliver vital home care services to the Kiama community. Others are employed in...