Shoalhaven News

Illawarra runners bow out of world titles

Albion Park runner Jessica Hull has clocked a PB in the 1500 metres semi finals but narrowly missed out on qualifying for the final at the World Athletics Championships in Doha. Hull ran in the quickest heat where the top five runners automatically advanced along with the next two fastest. She finished...

Change your clock, check your smoke alarm

This Sunday the 6th of October sees Daylight Savings start in NSW. At 2:00am clocks are moved forward 1 hour to 3:00am. With the commencement of Daylight Savings time it's also a good reminder to check your smoke alarm is in good working order. The risk of a fatality in a home fire...

Illawarra Cadet Brigade a standout!

A huge well-done to the Illawarra Cadet brigade who competed in the National Fire Cadet Championships in Sydney. They placed in the top 3 for a number of events and placed 3rd overall nationally. Did their team, trainers and families proud. Photos supplied

Man drowns at Manyana Beach

Further inquiries today after a man died at a Shoalhaven Beach yesterday afternoon. Police were called to Manyana Beach just before 5 following reports of a man struggling in the water... He was pulled to shore... and despite CPR efforts he couldn't be saved.

Meroo Meadow: Crash update

A man in his 60's is being assessed by the medical team from the Toll Air Ambulance chopper following a car and truck crash on the Princes Highway at Meroo Meadow. The collision happened around 7.30am this morning in the roadworks zone between Boxsells and Morschels Lanes. The driver of the car...

Meroo Meadow: Crash closes highway

The Princes Highway is closed in both directions in Meroo Meadow, north of Nowra, due to a car and truck crash between Boxsells Lane and Morschels Lane.  Motorists are being diverted via Shoalhaven Heads using Bolong Road, Gerroa Road, Crooked River Road and Fern Street, however this diversion is not suitable...

Kangaroo Valley: Hunt for plane

  A search for a possible plane crash in Kangaroo Valley has turned up nothing. Emergency Services were called yesterday afternoon following reports of plane having smoke coming from the engine. Multiple RFS and Fire crews along with Ambulance and the Toll Rescue chopper failed to find any sign of a fallen plane. The...

Shoalhaven: Vandals strike again

Another act of vandalism has left a Shoalhaven Park with damage. Two weekends ago three Shoalhaven sports fields were left with thousands of dollars worth of damage after copper wiring was removed from floodlights and illuminators. On Friday a similar act of vandalism was discovered at West Ulladulla Sports Park's AFL field. Shoalhaven...

Husky protesters take to the trees

Efforts to stop the siteworks at the old Huskisson Anglican church going ahead have literally moved next level this morning. Members of the Save Husky Church-Huskisson Heritage Association have climbed into a tree to prevent the work going ahead. The group has condemned the development work as colonial outrage and have in...

Alleged kangaroo killer charged

A 19-year-old man has been charged after he allegedly hit and killed up to 20 kangaroos with his ute on on our far South Coast. Police called to Dress Circle and Headland Drive on Tura Beach, north of Merimbula, on Sunday found a scene of carnage, with multiple dead kangaroos lying...