Shoalhaven News

NSW/VIC wall goes up

South Coast MP SHELLEY HANCOCK says this will kick-in at midnight and the step has been taken in line with medical advice. Ms Hancock says it's a necessary step in order to protect NSW, and assist the Victorian Government with their distribution of resources. Border permits will be in force, administered by...

Victoria-NSW border to close because of COVID-19 surge

The Victoria-New South Wales border will close from 11.59pm tomorrow night as Victoria struggles to contain a second wave of coronavirus. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews confirmed the border closure this morning. Andrews said he held crisis talks with NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Prime Minister Scott Morrison this morning. Andrews said the border...

A teenager is in a serious condition after being hit by a car in Nowra.

Just after 3pm Sunday  the 15-year-old boy was riding a bicycle when he was struck by a ute at the intersection of Bridge Road and Princes Highway. He was initially taken to Shoalhaven District Hospital, before being airlifted to the Children’s Hospital at Westmead in a serious condition. The male driver was...

Female motorcyclist rescued during lengthy operation on Macquarie Pass

A motorcyclist has been rescued after falling over the steep embankment on the hairpin turn at the top of Macquarie Pass around lunchtime yesterday. The female rider fell around 25 metres from the road. SES Kiama said she was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics at the scene before being loaded onto a...

Search for missing Illawarra teen

Seventeen-year-old Tommy Holmes was last seen about 1.30pm Friday, outside a school on Smith Street in Wollongong. Officers from Lake Illawarra Police District were alerted when he failed to return to his Warilla home and couldn’t be located or contacted. Concerns are held for his welfare and police are appealing for assistance...

Seaweed bio - refinery opens at Huskisson

A new industry involving seaweed production is taking shape in the Shoalhaven. Phyco Health Founder Dr. Pia Winberg has spent the past 25 years studying the benefits of seaweed including human nutrition and health. A pilot farm is also situated at Bomaderry where it's grown in giant 50 metre pools. Dr. Winberg says...

Beach visitor numbers down

Surf Lifesaving NSW has released some interesting data for the 2019/2020 season. Around 104,000 people visited South Coast beaches during the period, which is about 50 per cent less compared to normal. This can be put down to the affect of the bushfires and COVID19. In fact the season was closed down five...

Funding for regional radio

A number of regional media organisations have benefited from Federal Government funding to deal with the impacts of the Corona Virus. The Government allocated $50 million dollars across TV, radio and print, with $12 million dedicated to regional radio. Grant Broadcasters which owns this station received a portion of that. The purpose of...

Counselling services available for staff & students

The community of Ulladulla is in shock this morning following the death of a student who attended Ulladulla High School. Just after 3pm yesterday the 14 year old girl was hit and killed by a bus. Paramedics were unable to save her, despite their best efforts. A number of teachers were first on...

Tragedy at Ulladulla - School girl killed

Investigations are continuing after a child was hit and killed by a bus outside Ulladulla High School. Emergency Services rushed to the scene on South Street just after 3 o'clock this afternoon. Despite the best efforts of Paramedics the girl died at the scene. The bus driver was breath tested and returned a...