Shoalhaven News

Shoalhaven lifesavers pause for Victoria's grief

Lifeguards and lifesavers across all Illawarra and Shoalhaven patrolled beaches paused for a minute's silence at 12.30 yesterday afternoon to honour Victorian father and son, Ross and Andrew Powell who both died trying to rescue an international tourist on Easter Sunday... Surf Lifesaving Illawarra posted on facebook that thoughts are with...

Speargun sparks massive search

Police enquiries will continue today in an effort to find the owner of a spear gun found in waters off Currarong on Saturday. The discovery sparked a massive search which included a helicopter and rescue boats from Nowra-Culburra and Sussex Inlet Surf Life Saving Clubs. It was called off on Sunday after...

Twice the speed limit and passenger asleep in boot

A driver clocked travelling almost double the speed limit at Tomerong has also been found caught with a passenger in the boot. Just before 6 on Friday night, Police stopped a Mitsubishi four wheel drive on Turpentine Road doing 152 kilometres per hour in an 80 zone. After speaking with the driver,...

Culburra Beach girl excels at surfing championship

Could be something in the water at Culburra Beach.. Already boasting two great surfers in Owen and Mikey Wright.. a young surfer from the same area has started her trophy cabinet this week... KEIRA BUCKPITT took on the best the country has to offer in the Billabong Oz Grom Cup  at Coffs...

How's the weather for our long weekend?

Mostly it's a matter of what you see today is what we'll be getting across the break. Lot's of sun and light winds Good Friday, with temps in the low to mid 20's.. Saturday much the same.. and little change on Sunday. Monday will bring a medium chance of showers, but the...

Alarm after an ambulance station left unmanned

The strain on paramedics is taking its toll with one Illawarra Ambulance station left unmanned on Tuesday night... It's claimed  both the Illawarra and Shoalhaven are understaffed, with a source - who asked not to be named - saying under-staffing does happen around long weekends, school holidays and other special events... It...

Nowra a hotspot for Easter traffic

Data collected by Roads and Maritime Services has identified NOWRA as one of the traffic hotspots to be avoided this Easter long weekend. The RMS says after examining two years of data southbound traffic heading through Nowra can expect delays of up to 35 minutes Thursday afternoon and up to 20...

Gotta see this!!

Take a peek into a Shoalhaven/SouthCoast/Illawarra police car. Ever wondered what the inside of a police car looks like?  Here is your (stress free) guide to a Highway Patrol vehicle. ( Not distracting at all?? ) With that sort of equipment, good reason to slow down over the Easter break and keep your hands...

Motorists beware - it's big and it's coming to Berry

A huge part of the 450 million dollar Berry to Bomaderry, Princes Highway upgrade will fall into place later today with the arrival of the girders for the Tullian Creek bridge. Each girder weights 50 tonnes and are 31 metres long. Kiama MP Gareth Ward said they are in transit from Newcastle....

Concerns for missing South Coast teenager

There are concerns for a teenage girl who's been missing for almost two weeks. 17-year-old Estelle McDonald was last seen at the Batehaven shops around 5pm on Wednesday April 3. Police say she told her father she was going to use the public toilets before heading home but she never arrived.. and...