Shoalhaven News

Report of a man missing in South Coast surf - a hoax!

It's been revealed reports of a man missing in surf near Tathra earlier this week was a hoax. Emergency services carried out extensive searches for days after a man reported his twin brother had not returned from a swim at Gillards Beach. However Surf Life Saving NSW and Marine Rescue have been...

Concerns for this missing South Coast man

Police are appealing to the public for any information regarding missing person, Nathaniel Day.  Nathaniel has been missing since 4th August 2019 when he was last seen by his partner in Surfside at Batemans Bay.  He's possibly driving a grey/green primer coloured Toyota Landcruiser with NSW rego CK-94-NM. Nathaniel is 38 years old,...

Kiama bodyboarder takes out Australian title - again!

Kiama’s Nathan Wilson has taken out his third straight North Star Australian Bodyboard Open Men's Title. Competing at Dreamtime Beach at Fingal Head in northern NSW he was again the form surfer in the Open Men’s division and didn't miss a beat in the final, nailing down a heat total of...

Coast and Highlands police launch road blitz

Following a week of tragedy and a number of crashes on our roads including a death in the Shoalhaven , police have launched a blitz across the coast and highlands. Operation Chrome begins today and will run until midnight tomorrow in order to reduce road trauma and save lives. Officers will be...

Travolta's arrival on track for November

The arrival of John Travolta's retro QANTAS plane to the Illawarra remains on target for late November after a team from HARS checked it out in the US to continue planning for the flight. Its exact arrival date is still being worked out but HARS assures us the Hollywood star will...

Search underway for stolen trailer

Batemans Bay Police are investigating the theft of a camper trailer that was stolen sometime between Friday 9 August 2019 and Sunday 11 August 2019. The camper trailer was parked at the intersection of the Princes Highway and Cullendulla Drive, Long Beach (north of Batemans Bay).It was advertised for sale by...

Community volunteer group achieves a milestone

A 20-year licence agreement with the Australian National University will ensure a long-time community project can take its next step. The Bawley Point and Kioloa community in partnership with Shoalhaven Council have spent more than 11 years putting in a concrete pathway to link the two towns. It's 2.5 kilometres making it...

Police pursuit in Shoalhaven

A Police chase in the Shoalhaven resulted in a driver allegedly reaching speeds of 200 kilometres per hour in a 100 zone. Just before 9:30 this morning, a Volkswagon Golf was seen driving dangerously on the Kings Highway between Queanbeyan and Bungendore. Checks showed the car had allegedly been stolen during a...

Triple murderer De Gruchy now a free man

Triple murderer Matthew De Gruchy has been released from Long Bay Jail, more than 23 years after he brutally killed his mother and two siblings in their Albion Park Rail home. De Gruchy was jailed for at least 21 years in 1998 for murdering his mother Jennifer, 42, brother Adrian, 15,...

South Coast swimmer missing in surf

A man has gone missing from Gillards Beach near Tathra. The 42 year went for a run and swim but never returned to the beach to get his belongings. South Coast police, Pol Air, Surf Rescue along with the Marine Command, SES and Ambos launched a search around 5.30 last night. It was...