Shoalhaven News

Police seize homemade weapons after searching a vehicle in Nowra

Police have allegedly discovered a cache of homemade weapons during a car search at Nowra yesterday. Officers pulled over a vehicle just after midday at the intersection of McDonalds Avenue and Albatross road. They searched the 24-year-old driver and allegedly found a live round of ammunition and a spent cartridge. They then searched...

Police still looking for suspect after armed robbery in Ulladulla

Detectives have released CCTV images as they continue to investigate an armed robbery at an Ulladulla newsagency in late April. Just before midday on Thursday April 29, a man – armed with a knife and with a stocking covering his face – entered the business on Wason Street and threatened a...

Kiama MP slams Illawarra lockdown

Kiama MP Gareth Ward has come out swinging over this morning’s decision to extend the COVID lockdowns in the Illawarra for another two weeks. Last week Mr Ward started an on-line petition opposing the lockdown in the Wollongong and Shellharbour areas. It has so far received almost 13,000 signatures. With the lockdown he...

Callala Beach man to head health services

Chris Bertinshaw of Callala Beach has been appointed chair of the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District’s board, and brings a wealth of management experience to the position. His previous positions include CEO of a private health insurance fund, managing director of a medical fraud prevention company and CEO of the Australian...

New push for a small school in Milton Ulladulla

Milton-Ulladulla could have a new school within 18 months as a group of parents work to open a small school in time for the 2023 school year. The idea came forward when Peter Anderson and Wan-Yi Ng wanted to create a different learning environment for their children, and since then the...

A year after Shoalhaven support, call for Uluru statement referendum

A year after Shoalhaven City Council endorsed the Uluru Statement from the Heart, the NSW Law Society and the NSW Young Lawyers pushed for a referendum on the issue. The two organisations marked NAIDOC Week by calling for the Commonwealth Parliament to set a timetable for a referendum on initiatives outlined...

Sewer diverted in Nowra Bridge work

Shoalhaven Water has managed to divert the main sewer coming from North Nowra as part of the construction of the new Shoalhaven River bridge. The major project was the result of months of planning involving Shoalhaven Water staff, Transport for NSW, Fulton Hogan and more, to ensure it could be done...

Still no word on local pharmacy vaccinations

There is still no word on when pharmacies in the Shoalhaven and Southern Highlands will be able to start immunising people against COVID-19. As new COVID cases yesterday topped 100 in the state, Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Health Minister Brad Hazzard said NSW would green-light pharmacies to administer the Astra Zeneca...

Cambewarra in a spin over park upgrade

Children with mobility issues are able to access a new spinner in Cambewarra following Shoalhaven City Council’s efforts to make parks accessible to all. And following the official opening on Saturday even a number of adults were keen to try out the new play equipment in the Howell Faulks Park. Shoalhaven Mayor...

Spitter charged with assaulting Police following an alleged break and enter

An Ulladulla man has been charged after allegedly assaulting a police officer following a break and enter in the Shoalhaven. Police were called to a home on Page Avenue, North Nowra late Saturday night, after reports a man entered the premises of an elderly couple. The man fled the home to a...