Shoalhaven News

Driver airlifted to hospital after Jerrawangala crash

About 4.30pm on Tuesday 18 January 2021, officers from South Coast Police District responded to the intersection of the Princes Highway and Twelve Mile Peg Road, Jerrawangala, after reports of a single-vehicle crash. Police assisted the driver of a Holden Commodore after he had lost control and hit an embankment. The 31-year-old...

Constance promises a different approach in battle for Gilmore

Andrew Constance has won Liberal Party endorsement to stand against Labor's Fiona Phillips in Gilmore at the next Federal election. And the former Bega MP and State Transport Minister said he was taking a different approach to campaigning, with a focus on unity and a bipartisan approach. "The last thing people are...

Elderly missing out as Shoalhaven jobs left unfilled

Elderly people are missing out on crucial support because an agency employing people to clean their homes is struggling to find staff. Bill Alcroft from Caring Approach said he could fill 15 jobs right now if only he could find the staff. He said the work was simple and could be scheduled...

Father and daughter saved on Culburra Beach as distraught wife watches on

A 40-year-old man and 16-year-old female are extremely lucky to be alive today, both were rescued from very dangerous surf conditions off a Shoalhaven Beach. The man and his daughter were saved in a dramatic Surf Rescue on Culburra Beach on Monday 17 January at 12.15 pm. Both had been swimming in...

RAT results set to be added to Illawarra Shoalhaven COVID case numbers

  Rapid Antigen Test results are expected to be included in the Illawarra Shoalhaven's daily COVID case numbers from today. Almost a week after mandatory reporting was implemented by the state, the LHD said it hopes to share the results at a local level this morning. The Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District was...

Nowra restaurant fire under investigation

A Nowra restaurant has sustained extensive damage during a fire early Sunday morning. Emergency services were called to Junction Street at about 12.40 pm to find Moon's Sushi engulfed by flames. Two units from NSW Fire and rescue managed to extinguish the blaze. NSW Fire and rescue fire investigators combed through the charred...

RAT results muddy the water of local COVID figures

The Shoalhaven has recorded 110 new COVID infections, with a further 79 in Kiama, as health officials continue working on how to allocated positive rapid antigen tests. The Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District recorded 1289 new cases in the 24 hours to 8pm Thursday, but that was just from PCR tests. Most...

Nowra man charged after two businesses damaged

A man arrested in Nowra yesterday has been charged over two break-ins, as well as an outstanding arrest warrant. About 12.10am on Wednesday a hammer was thrown through the window of a store along the Princes Highway in Nowra and a man was seen inside, however no property was taken. An hour...

Police target four Ds in small Shoalhaven villages

Police from Strike Force Summer Safe are targeting the Shoalhaven's small villages and local roads as part of the crackdown on people doing the wrong thing. And they say people breaking the law will be caught, regardless of where they are. Police are focusing on the Four Ds - drink, drug, dangerous...

200 Shoalhaven cases, without RAT results

Nearly 1400 people in the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District tested positive for COVID via PCR swabs in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, but that number is expected to be dwarfed by rapid antigen test results. Across the state there were 92,264 new COVID cases including 61,387 that came...