Shoalhaven News

Police officers brave fire to rescue collapsed man

More details have emerged about a deadly house fire near Batemans Bay on Sunday.  About 8pm an elderly man was woken by his bedding on fire. While trying to remove the mattress  and save his Sunshine Bay house he collapsed to the floor and suffered significant burns to 40 percent of his...

Two quakes off Illawarra coast

Two small earthquakes have been recorded off the coast of the Illawarra. Geoscience Australia says the pair of magnitude 2.0 earthquakes, struck off the coast between Coledale and Stanwell Park, at a depth of about 10 kilometres.  Geoscience Australia recorded the earthquakes at 8.59pm and 9.20pm Monday. Image Credit: Geoscience Australia https://earthquakes.ga.gov.au/

Damaging winds heading our way

A viscous westerly will whip up again this morning for the next 24 hours. Damaging winds are forecast for the Illawarra, higher parts of the South Coast and the Southern Highlands with peak gusts set to hit more than 90 km/h. Kim Westcott from Weatherzone says the wind over the last few...

Fire claims the life of a South Coast man

An elderly man has died after a South Coast house fire. The  90-year-old  passed away in hospital yesterday after suffering critical injuries in a house fire at Sunshine Bay on Sunday. Firefighters found  the man inside the Bronte Crescent home suffering smoke inhalation and burns after the mattress he was sleeping on...

Kiama MP to slug Commonwealth Bank in the guts!

The decision by the Commonwealth Bank to remove its ATM from Bomaderry has angered local resident and Kiama MP GARETH WARD. Despite community opposition to the move the machine was removed last week. Mr Ward says it's another example of the banks not listening and he's going to take the matter up...

Nowra police looking for this man

About 7:45pm on Wednesday June 26, a man armed with a knife entered the Welcome Chinese Restaurant on Meroo Street Bomaderry. He demanded money from a staff member and after being handed a sum of cash escaped on foot through a vacant block of land and then climbed into a dark...

Woman rescued overnight off Callala Beach

A woman has spent several hours in the water  before being rescued off Callala Beach overnight. It's understood she was reported missing at around 4 o'clock yesterday, initially sparking a land search, before a sea and air search was initiated later. Marine Rescue at Jervis Bay says they spotted her  just after...

Large grass fire on Pig Island

Shortly after midnight Shoalhaven Heads responded along with Greenwell Point, Broughton Vale, Callala Bay and Shoalhaven DG1 to a large area of grass alight on Pig Island. After being ferried across the Shoalhaven River on a punt crews worked for several hours to extinguish the blaze which was burning in thick...

Concerns for missing woman

Police are looking for a woman who has gone missing from the Southern Highlands. 31-year-old Joanna Latoszek was last seen in Willow Vale around lunch time Saturday and hasn't been in contact with her family since. Police said they have been told that she entered a white-coloured VZ SS four-door Holden Crewman...

Suspicious fires at Culburra Beach & Orient Point

Police are investigating a number of fires in the Shoalhaven which they believe were deliberately lit. Between 4:15pm and 8pm yesterday, six spot fires were reported to Emergency Services in the Culburra Beach and Orient Point areas. All of the fires started in bushland areas and were put out before any damage...