Shoalhaven News

Nowra rally to call for changes to the N-D-I-S

A rally is planned for this Friday in Nowra calling on both major political parties to make the National Disability Insurance Scheme work. The Illawarra Disability Alliance says while the NDIS promised a brighter future for hundreds on the Coast and Highlands.. that promise is falling well short. ROY ROGERS from the...

Early voting for the Federal election starts today

The stop-start election campaign due to the Easter and Anzac Day breaks is over. Early voting starts today ahead of the May 18 poll and all candidates will be shifting into top gear. In all around the country there will be 1056 putting their hands up for the House of Representatives. Out of...

Two women lost overnight at Carrington Falls

For the second time in three days, Emergency Services have had to save a couple of bushwalkers at Carrington Falls. Two women became lost late yesterday afternoon and used their mobile to call for help around 5.30pm. SES located the pair around 11 o'clock last night. They were treated on scene by paramedics...

Search for missing Illawarra man

Police are asking for our help to locate a man missing from the Illawarra region since earlier this week. Twenty-one-year-old GARY PEARCE was last seen in North Wollongong on Tuesday night and it's believed he may be located in the Illawarra region. About 4pm yesterday (Friday ), family members attended Lake Illawarra...

Shoalhaven well represented in Steelers Grand Final

The Illawarra Steelers have won their way through to the Grand Final of the Tarsha Gale Cup. The girls played out a tough 34 to 24 win over the Tigers at Campbelltown Stadium on Saturday.. and will line up against the Knights at Bankwest Stadium this Saturday. The Milton/Ulladulla Bulldogs well represented...

Gilmore possibly not 'knife-edge'

Much has been said about how marginal the seat of Gilmore is, but at least one of the seven candidates  is questioning that. Independent GRANT SCHULTZ was present at the draw this week to determine positions on the ballot paper and was happy with his number two spot. While the spotlight is...

Look out Owen! Monster waves on the way..

Surfing great KELLY SLATER says it'll be like something out of the final scene of the movie Point Break at Bells Beach today - a once in a 20-year swell bringing monster waves. Owen Wright's the only Shoalhaven surfer left,  after little bro Mikey was knocked out in the round of...

Bushwalkers rescued after massive operation

A mother and daughter from the Central Coast have been brought to safety after getting lost at Carrington Falls. The pair lost their bearings after the 23-year-old daughter fell and hurt her ankle. The women notified emergency services sparking a massive rescue operation involving PolAir and other emergency services. They were rescued early...

No joy for Warren Mundine in ballot draw

Many will say it's all about the luck of the draw.. however for the Liberal candidate for Gilmore WARREN MUNDINE it hasn't been so lucky. The declaration of candidates for the May 18 election was held on Wednesday, along with their positions on the ballot paper. In all seven people will be...

We remember the sacrifice of our veterans

Thousands have gathered for Anzac Day dawn services throughout the Coast and HIGHLANDS committed to remembering and honouring those who have served our nation.. At Greenwell Point the veterans proudly gathered in front of the memorial while the hundreds who joined them were reminded of the sacrifice of those who went...