Shoalhaven News

Aerial weed spraying with RoundUp stopped

Cancer concerns stemming from the use of the weed spray RoundUp have led to the Illawarra Shoalhaven Joint Organisation putting off a planned aerial spray in the Illawarra. As part of the ongoing battle against the bitou bush infestation aerial spraying of the herbicide had been planned for five sites from...

Rock angler dies at Kiama

Police will prepare a report for the coroner after a fisherman was swept off rocks at Kiama. Just before 2am today, the 55 year old Chinese National was fishing at Marsden Head, with two other men, when he was washed off the rock by a wave. Officers from the Lake Illawarra Police...

One person in hospital after Shoalhaven crash

Just before 10 o'clock last night two cars collided out the front of Mountain View Resort. It closed Shoalhaven Heads Road while emergency services worked to help those involved. One person was taken by ambulance to Shoalhaven Hospital. The road has since been re-opened. Photos source: Shoalhaven Heads Rural Fire Brigade

Close watch continues on Shoalhaven water supplies

Shoalhaven Water has mapped out its timeline for water restrictions should there be no more rainfall in the region in coming weeks. ROBERT HORNER from Shoalhaven Water this week told the council at this stage storages across the region are at 84 percent... with Bamarang Dam expected to be at full...

Work begins on opening Lake Conjola

After a long frustrating wait, work has begun on reopening the entrance to Lake Conjola. Shoalhaven Council finally received approval to construct a pilot channel to allow water from the ocean to flow in and out of the lake. The channel will alleviate the low level nuisance flooding and reduce the overall level...

Dog mauls Nowra owner in "horrific" attack

Detectives believe a man found dead in a Nowra unit earlier this week was mauled by his own dog after he had a medical episode. South Coast police initially treated the 51-year-old's death as suspicious when his body was discovered with "horrific" injuries in the Douglas Street premises on Monday. However, a...

Nowra High School placed into lockdown (update )

Nowra High School was placed into lockdown today. In a statement, the Department of Education says there was an incident involving three students. Police were called around 1:20pm, but the Department says at no stage were any other students or staff in danger. This from police: A post on the NSW Crime and Alert...

Milton Ulladulla pull out of Group 7 First Grade comp

As was widely expected, Milton Ulladulla have pulled out of the first grade competition in Group Seven rugby league and will go with reserve grade. The Bulldogs have been struggling with numbers and a meeting overnight decided after forfeiting the last two games enough is enough. Group Seven commentator SCOTT McLAURIN says...

RoundUp spraying to be reviewed

Local councils use of herbicide spray is to be reviewed.It follows a US court ruling that found RoundUp caused cancer. The weed spray is popular in Australia and among the herbicides used by councils to control weeds. However at a meeting this week of the Illawarra/Shoalhaven Joint Organisation it was agreed to...

Ulladulla netballers state champions

Congratulations to the Ulladulla & Districts Netball Association’s Opens Rep Team. They were crowned 'STATE CHAMPIONS' ín Division 2 at the 2019 HART Senior State Titles played in Campbelltown over the Queen's Birthday weekend.  The three day event  saw 180 teams from 89 Associations take part. Photo source: Ulladulla & Districts Netball Association Facebook...