Shoalhaven News

Stolen brand-named clothes - South Coast

Police are investigating the theft of over $700 worth of clothing stolen from Salt Water Dream store at Batemans Bay. About 10am on Thursday July 25 a man entered the store and took several brand-name jumpers, shirts and jeans from the racks and when staff approached him, he ran out of...

Police operation nabs two Tomerong speedsters

A couple of drivers have been hit with whopping fines after being spotted speeding at TOMERONG. A police operation targeting inappropriate driver behaviour in the Bay and Basin, and Sanctuary Point areas carried out 62 random breath tests and detected two drivers allegedly travelling way over the speed limit on Turpentine...

Shoalhaven in top 10 at Berry Firefighting Championships

Three Shoalhaven stations have finished in the top 10 following the weekend’s Firefighter Championships in Berry. Nowra 405 walked away in third place.. 477 Ulladulla in seventh and 224 Berry got the points for tenth place. The even took place over two days to test  firefighting skills. 756 Kootingal RFS and 505 Wyong...

Police Officer & fisherman rescued at Kiama

A policeman has broken his leg during an operation to save a fisherman who fell into the water near the Little Blowhole at Kiama. The fisherman fell into the water just before 9 o'clock this morning and was rescued by authorities before receiving paramedic treatment. During the rescue, a senior constable slipped...

Too many relying on Dr Google

Latest figures show more than a third of Aussies are convinced they have a life-threatening or terminal illness after researching symptoms on Google. A study of 15-hundred people showed 60-per cent were convinced they had a particular illness, only to find it was something else after visiting a G-P. More than half...

Berry hosting regional fire fighting event this weekend

Shoalhaven firefighters will pit their skills against the state’s best today when they host the Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) Regional Firefighter Championship at Berry Showground. FRNSW firefighters from as far afield as Armidale, Dubbo, Merrylands, Port Macquarie, Wyong and Ulladulla as well as crack NSW Rural Fire Service crews from...

Another dangerous sea snake spotted on our beaches

Hot on the heels of the Sea Snake sighting at Bulli beach yesterday, another has turned up - this time a venomous Yellow Bellied Sea Snake. This specimen was photographed by Sel Quintrell ,she spotted it on Kirby's Beach at Berrara, which is South of Sussex Inlet. The venom of sea snakes is...

Warning - Didn't happen here - but it could!

At 4am Friday Fire and Rescue Busby were called to a fire that had occurred on a lounge.  On arrival they found  a fire involving a mobile phone charging cable and the lounge it was sitting on had been extinguished by the resident but the house was still heavily smoke logged.  The...

Department to phase out, out of area enrolments

Parents with children at Terara Public School are up in arms over a decision by the Department of Education that will eventually see enrolment numbers slashed to just 27 kids. The decision means the brothers and sisters of some students already there, won't be able to attend the school. Instead they'll be...

Police pursuit in golf cart

South Coast Police have charged a 20 year old Batemans Bay man with several offences after he was arrested Wednesday afternoon. Police patrolling the Catalina area  sighted the man walking across a golf course carpark and directed him to stop. However  he took off across the golf course with police chasing on...