Shoalhaven News

Severe weather warning

The coast and Highlands are  in for some mighty strong winds today. The Weather Bureau has issued a severe weather warning for damaging winds for the Illawarra and parts of the South Coast and the Highlands. GRAHAM BITTAN from Weatherzone says wind gusts of up to 90-kmph are expected and  already reached...

Two men stabbed in South Nowra

A neighbourhood dispute at South Nowra has resulted in two men being stabbed at South Nowra. Just before 4pm yesterday, Emergency Services were called to Holloway Road. A 32 year old was located with a number of stab wounds to his body and a 45 year old was also found at a...

Jet ski cowboys not wanted at Jervis Bay

Moves are underway to try and reign-in some jet ski cowboys at Jervis Bay. There's concerns some of those using the speedy water craft are acting in a dangerous manner and posing a threat to those around them and to the marine life. Councillor MITCHELL PAKES says Shoalhaven City Council has agreed...

Reject shops to close

It's uncertain if any Reject Shops in the Shoalhaven and Highlands have been affected by a decision to close seven of the stores around the country. The CEO of the bargain shop chain says they have been  unable to negotiate acceptable rents and predicted a loss of up to 2 million...

Water restrictions moving closer

A fall in the flow of the Shoalhaven River has led to local water authorities looking seriously at water restrictions. It's dropped below 90-megalitres per day which is the trigger point to stop pumping from the river and instead source Shoalhaven's water supply from the Bamarang Dam which is at 91-percent...

Man charged for Illawarra murder

Lake Illawarra Police have charged a man with murder and armed robbery following last Saturday's fatal car crash at Albion Park Rail. Daniel Merritt died in the crash after the Ford he was travelling in slammed into a petrol tanker on the Princes Highway. Inquiries suggest the Ford Territory was being pursued...

Almost $38 million dollars pumped into Shoalhaven pokies in 6 months

They used to be called the 'one-armed bandits'.. these days they've lost the arm, but poker machines in the Shoalhaven are still taking alot of our hard-earned. Figures released by Liquor and Gaming New South Wales has revealed punters put almost 38-million dollars through the pokies in just six months from...

Wide support for WOW

Those orange coveralls are everywhere when there's an emergency on.. and we're being asked to wear orange today as a tribute to our SES. It's part of WOW day or Wear Orange Wednesday in support of our hard-working SES Volunteers. LEE MANNING from Ulladulla SES says a number of functions have been...

Illawarra police looking for these three

Police investigating a fatal crash at Albion Park Rail have released photos of three people who may be able to assist with inquiries into the incident. About 2.20am on Saturday (18 May 2019), a Ford Territory was travelling south on the Princes Highway, when it struck the rear of a petrol...

Bodies recovered from base of Robertsons lookout

Illawarra Police will be back at Robertsons lookout at Mt Keira this morning to continue their investigation into the circumstances surrounding the deaths of a woman and her three-year-old daughter,  whose bodies were recovered from the bottom of the lookout last night. Police Superintendent Chris Craner said it is a devastating...