Shoalhaven News

Anger over NDIS leads to plans for Shoalhaven rally

A rally over failures in the National Disability Insurance Scheme is to be held in Nowra next month. The  says the NDIS promises a brighter future for thousands of Australians, but the promise is falling short. They say complicated planning processes, lots of red tape and inadequate funding in participants plans arecausing...

Plight of Gilmore's dairy farmers to be taken to the PM

Liberal candidate for Gilmore WARREN MUNDINE has meet with the region's dairy farmers this week to map out a way forward for the beleaguered industry. MR MUNDINE says it's important to the farmers, the workers and to the Gilmore economy that their concerns are dealt with sooner, rather than later. "...

Detectives investigating murder of former Kiama man head to the US

Detectives have travelled to California to extradite a man over the 2018 murder of former Kiama resident Wachira ‘Mario’ Phetmang, whose body was discovered in June of last year on the side of the road at Sydney Olympic Park. The body was wrapped in a plastic material and covered with a...

Shock withdrawal from Anzac Day Dawn Service

Organisers of this year's Anzac Day dawn march at Greenwell Point have been left shocked by an announcement Royal Australian Navy personnel will not be marching. It's understood it's about an occupational health and safety issue, with personnel not allowed to march in the dark. After 30-years of having the current serving...

Man missing from Bomaderry

Police are seeking information about a man who's gone missing from Bomaderry. 30 year old Mitchell Dempsey was last seen at his home on Monday around 8:30am. He was heading to an appointment in North Nowra and was travelling in a white coloured Hyundai I35 wagon with NSW plates JM-0129. Police believe he...

Instagram users beware

Social media users across the Shoalhaven are being urged to be wary of Instagram influencers promoting alcohol. A  health study of 70 high-profile Australians found a majority didn't fully disclose when they had been paid for booze-related posts . Spokesperson EMMA SALIBA says full disclosure is important as the number of young...

Telstra stoppage today

Telstra workers are again walking off the job, as part of an ongoing dispute about pay and work conditions.  Thousands are taking part in the industrial action - which coincides with A-C-T-U rallies across the nation.  The stoppage is mostly impacting maintenance. Photo: 2ST news stock

Measles scare NOT in the Shoalhaven

Assurances this morning a current measles scare in other parts of the country does not effect the Shoalhaven.  The 84th case for the year was confirmed late on Monday.. and the nation recorded 103 cases in 2018 and only 81 for 2017. However there's no locally acquired cases and CURTIS GREGORY the...

Tests to detect flu go next level

 Research has found a new rapid flu test could improve outcomes for Shoalhaven and Illawarra patients and hospitals.  The test allows 70 percent of patients to receive their results before they leave the emergency department. That's compared to two percent of those using conventional testing. Macquarie University research fellow Nasir Wade says...

Shoalhaven Council up for another award

Shoalhaven has been nominated as breakthrough destination of the year at the Mumbrella Travel Marketing Awards, which will be held in Sydney this week. The awards celebrate the best of Travel Marketing in Australia and New Zealand, and the 2019 awards will recognise the industry’s standout work from the past year. Off...