Shoalhaven News

Suspicious substance tested

The Jamberoo Post Office was put into lockdown yesterday. Acting Inspector Peter Northey from Lake Illawarra Police has told WIN NEWS that a staff member raised concerns after opening a package just after 9am. The substance was sent to Sydney for testing two hours later. Police have since confirmed it was caffeine. IMAGE CREDIT:...

Police bust multi-million-dollar dark web drug operation

Police have allegedly cracked a major online drug distribution network being operated out of the Shoalhaven. Around 11am yesterday, Officers executed five search warrants at homes in the Callala Bay area. Three people, a 25-year-old man, a 24-year-old woman and a 20-year-old woman – were arrested and taken to Nowra Police Station,...

Operation drink drive one this weekend

Police will be out in force across the Shoalhaven this weekend as part of Operation Drink Drive 1. During the operation, Officers will be targeting major motorways, main roads and local streets. Motorists caught over the limit, face hefty fines, licence suspension, demerit points and alcohol interlocks fitted to their vehicles. The operation...

Petiton to stop surf school expansion

A petition aimed at restricting the number of surf schools along Gerroa's Seven Mile Beach has now gathered more than a thousand signatures. Three schools want to operate from three sections of the Beach over a one-year trial period. Rusty Moran from Gerringong Surf School is arguing that residents shouldn't of bought...

Sevens rugby returns to Kiama

The Morgans Kiama Sevens will be officially launched today. 44 teams will once again take part in the tournament, competing for more than $35,000 in prize money. The Sevens Cup is presented to the Champion Club with the Plate presentation for the runners-up. The tournament starts on February 23. IMAGE CREDIT: Kiama Sevens

All the action at the Kangaroo Valley Show

The Kangaroo Valley Show gets underway tomorrow with a public holiday declared for the town. Plenty of activities are planned over the whole weekend including a talent quest tomorrow evening, with entertainment at the bar. This will be followed by dog and horse shows the following day and the record cheese tasting...

Dob in a dealer campaign to be launched Monday

The successful " Dob in a Dealer " campaign will be launched across the South Coast Police District on Monday. The campaign is aimed at stopping the supply of illicit drugs including methylamphetamine, cocaine, MDMA, heroin and cannabis. Police and Crime Stoppers will be conducting intensive community-engagement activities. The campaign will be taking...

New tourism strategy

A 20-year South Coast Marine Tourism Strategy has been unveiled by our State MP's Gareth Ward and Shelley Hancock. Ten million people visited the South Coast in 2017 and, those numbers are set to surge to 14 million by 2030. Mr. Ward says the strategy includes an action plan that will showcase...

New premises planned for Care South

Care South in Nowra is hoping to move into its new premises, later this year, or early next year. The organisation has big plans to develop two blocks of land in South Nowra. Care South assists in a number of areas including foster care, youth homelessness and early intervention. Regional Manager Michael Mason...

Nationals to run in Gilmore

Former State MP Katrina Hodgkinson has nominated for pre - selection for the National Party in the Federal seat of Gilmore. Ms. Hodginson has more than 18 years of experience as a State Member and during that time she also served as Minister for Primary Industries. She says she has a strong...