Shoalhaven News

Rain will continue today

We can expect showers to continue today after much of the Shoalhaven copped heavy rain overnight. About 30mm has fallen in Nowra, while Milton/Ulladulla experienced about 15mm. Duty Forecaster Rob Taggart says it's been driven by a low-pressure system across inland New South Wales. "There's a tough coming from that system going right...

Rescue crews closing in on missing bushwalkers

Update 3pm Two bushwalkers who went missing in the Morton National Park, west of Nowra have now been rescued. NSW Paramedics say the pair weren't injured and didn't require treatment, A search resumed this morning with specialist bush walkers from the New South Wales Police making their way towards Ettrema Gorge. The pair managed...

Rain today for the Coast and Highlands

Rain and thunderstorms are on the way for the Coast and Highlands today and are expected to continue tomorrow. Surfers, swimmers and boaties are also been advised to observe possible warnings. Duty Forecaster Anita Pyne with the Bureau of Metrology says the falls will be reasonably heavy. "Maybe around 10mm for the South...

Gilmore Liberals back Grant Schultz

Local businessman Grant Shultz has been backed by the Gilmore Liberals as their preferred candidate for Gilmore. The dilemma for the Liberals began back in September when sitting MP Ann Sudmalis's team was voted out of the Gilmore FEC. A new team was elected with the backing of Liberal Party power broker...

Search underway for missing bush walkers west of Nowra

Update: 11.25am Helicopter crews remain grounded as the search continues for a pair of missing bushwalkers in the Morton National Park. Specialist bush working crews from the South Coast Police District and State Emergency Service are continuing the search on foot as rain impacts the search. Earlier A large-scale search is underway for a...

Man steals from woman holding baby in Nowra

A man has been charged with allegedly stealing from a woman holding a four week old baby. The incident took place around 12:30pm today, while the 36 year old woman was sitting in a parked vehicle on Egans Lane in Nowra. The South Coast Police District will allege a 34 year old...

Body of Mark Hendy Found by bushwalkers at Culburra Beach

The search for missing Culburra Beach man Mark Hendy has been called off with his body found by bushwalkers at Culburra Beach last night. The bushwalkers made the discovery at Longbow Point on the Northern side of Wollumboola Lake. The family has now confirmed the sad news via a Facebook Post. The family says...

Nowra High School under fire for offensive end of year formal awards

Parents have complained to Nowra High School about a series of offensive end of year formal awards, parents saying they're sexist and racist. It's understood the unofficial formal was organised by year 10 students without the authority of the school. The Telegraph reports the awards range from the biggest rack" to the...

Labor says it will fund upgrades for Mollymook Surf Life Saving Club if adopted

Labor Candidate for Gilmore Fiona Phillips says they will invest $189,000 in the Mollymook Surf Life Saving Club if a Shorten Labor Government is elected next year. The funding will provide for equipment and capital works which support the activities of volunteers including the purchase of a rescue craft, a new...

Gareth Ward urging Gilmore FEC members to back Grant Schultz

Kiama MP and Liberal Party Power broker Gareth Ward is confident local businessman Grant Schultz will be endorsed as the Gilmore Candidate at a meeting of the Gilmore FEC to take place tomorrow night The Liberal Party has been without a Gilmore Candidate after Ann Sudmalis announced back in September she...