Shoalhaven News

Study reveals the high human toll of bushfires

While the affect on homes and properties is well known, the Black Summer bushfires also had a huge impact on the people who fought the flames, according to a new Edith Cowan University study. About 65,000 first responders tackled the fire - and about 50,000 of those were volunteers. And the study...

Drink spiking on the rise as NSW celebrates the easing of COVID restrictions.

It's an under reported crime and exact statistics are impossible to gauge , but drink spiking is believed to occur anywhere from 3,000 to 4,000 times per year in Australia. According to the NSW-based Rape and Domestic Violence Services Australia, there has been a spike in calls to its hot line since...

Police investigating serious assault in Nowra

Police are seeking information about a serious assault which took place in Nowra. About 10pm on Saturday, a 28 year old woman attended a licensed premises on Junction Street, before being found outside the venue a couple of hours later by friends, who took her home. When the woman woke up the...

Shoalhaven's biggest COVID number since October

The Shoalhaven has experienced its biggest daily COVID case number since October, with five people detected in the 24 hours to 8pm Tuesday. Four of the new cases are from the 2540 area, the other from the 2541 postcode. None are linked to known cases. Elsewhere in the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District...

Ulladulla's New Year's Eve fireworks cancelled

Ulladulla's New Year's Eve fireworks have been cancelled due to an administrative backlog. The Ulladulla Milton Lions Club hosts the event each year, and president Margaret Clarke said Crown Lands approval was needed for the event to proceed. But a paperwork backlog caused by COVID shutdowns meant  Crown Lands could not process ...

The NSW Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad raid Gerroa home

Detectives from State Crime Command’s Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad have arrested eight men and seized mobile phones, electronic items and illicit drugs, as part of an ongoing investigation into the alleged transmission of child abuse material through an adult telephone service. Earlier this year, Child Exploitation Internet Unit investigators...

COVID case numbers continue to rise

COVID case numbers continue rising, with 804 in NSW during the 24 hours to 8pm last night, while the number of Omicron cases in the state has grown to 85. The rise was also reflected locally, with 28 new cases in the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District - the largest daily...

Water tests clear the way for Boneyard reopening

Kiama Council has reopened The Boneyard at Bombo Headland after water quality checks gave the popular beach the all clear. Council closed the beach last month after an overflow from a nearby Sydney Water wastewater pipeline. Sydney Water completed repairs to the pipeline and cleaned the area last week. Council then conducted water...

Severed head results in better shark protection in Jervis Bay

An apparent attempt to intimidate shark protection activists has backfired. After an activist's car was vandalised and a severed tiger shark head left on the bonnet last week during the White Sands Fishing Tournament, the Jervis Bay Game Fishing Club moved to ban sharks being killed in its competitions. The club said...