Shoalhaven News

Lions to be spared

The two lions which attacked a zookeeper at Shoalhaven Zoo will not be put down. Jennifer Brown was cleaning out an enclosure when she was set upon by the two cats. She suffered serious head and neck injuries and was airlifted to hospital in a critical condition. However the good news is, that...

Waste disposal vouchers to be extended

Household waste disposal vouchers will be extended in the Shoalhaven until the end of September. Council says the COVID19 pandemic has prevented a number of people from using the service. The vouchers can be redeemed at any of Council’s Recycling and Waste Depots and can also be used for booking Council’s convenient...

RFS donations bill to go before Parliament

NSW Greens MP David Shoebridge has put forward a bill in State Parliament, calling for RFS donations made through the Celeste Barber fundraiser to be used help people who lost their homes in the bushfires or wildlife carers. The existing laws mean the $52 million in donations can only be used...

Drug & counterfeit charges at Sussex Inlet

A man has been charged with alleged drug and counterfeit money offences at Sussex Inlet. Strike Fore Dalwood was set up to investigate an armed robbery at a registered club at Sussex Inlet in July last year and an attempted robbery at a registered club at Callala Beach a couple of...

Get your ducks in a row

A set of bronze duck sculptures have been installed in Alexandra Park in Berry thanks to a generous donation by long time residents Robin and Rosmond Brooks. The park is currently maintained by a group of local volunteers and features a creek, numerous plantings and seating. Mayor Amanda Findley says it's great...

A win for public sector workers

Public servants across the Shoalhaven and Highlands have had a win with the Government's attempt to freeze wages blocked in the NSW Upper House. The Government will now be taking the issue to the Industrial Relations. Yesterday dozens of nurses held rally's outside Nowra and Bowral Hospitals. Annette Alldrick from the Shoalhaven Branch...

Police appeal for info following Shoalhaven assault

South Coast Police are investigating an assault that took place at Callala Bay late last month. Police said the incident happened at Bicentennial Park, off Silkwood Walk around 4pm on Thursday May 28. Investigators are appealing for witnesses to come forward. Any information can be provided by calling Nowra Police on 4421 9699...

Hazardous surf warning for the South Coast

Weather conditions close to the coast are set to deteriorate over the next day or so.. There's a gale warning in place for the Illawarra, Batemans and Eden coasts.. along with a warning for hazardous surf conditions. Image: Travis Winks

Crime Stoppers number spoofed in new scam

Coast and Highlands Police are warning of a new scam. Victims are being contacted by a person claiming to be from Service NSW and being told that their tax file number has been used for money laundering. Police said the scammer then transfers the victim to law enforcement who advise them to...

Shoalhaven Zoo asks for prayers for injured keeper

Police will today continue their inquiries into a lion attack on a keeper at Shoalhaven Zoo. No word this morning on the condition of 35-year-old Jennifer Brown after she was flown to ST George hospital in a critical condition after being mauled by lions on Friday morning. The Zoo has issued a...