Shoalhaven News

Major South Coast drug bust

Detectives from South Coast Police District have charged two men following a six-month investigation into an alleged large-scale drug supply operation on the South Coast. Strike Force Carex was established in December 2018 to investigate a suspected organised methylamphetamine (‘Ice’) syndicate operating in Nowra, Moruya and surrounding areas. About 10.30am yesterday, investigators,...

Shoalhaven renewable energy project set to start

The first stage of the Shoalhaven Hydro Expansion project has been given approval.  The state government says the decision brings thousands of homes closer to accessing clean and reliable electricity.  Origin Energy says hydro pump storage acts effectively like a giant battery, storing excess wind and solar power that can be quickly...

Mollymook surfer takes out state SUP title twice

The 2019 SUP State Titles saw its four final state champions crowned on Tuesday as the 2019 Port Stephens Surf Festival came to a climactic finish in one-foot surf.  2018 NSW SUP State Titleholder Kai Bates from Mollymook claimed his second title in as many years taking out the Open Men’s...

Dramatic end to police pursuit

A man and a woman will front Wollongong Local Court today on a combined 24 charges following an alleged carjacking in Gerringong and yesterday's rampage in Albion Park Rail. A number of vehicles were damaged and a Police car rammed during the chase. Just after 8am yesterday, Police spotted the stolen Mitsubishi...

Two arrested with Gerringong carjacking

A man and woman have now been arrested in connection with an alleged carjacking at Gerringong yesterday. Just after 8 o'clock this morning, Police noticed a Mitsubishi, travelling on the Princes Highway at Broughton, but avoided a pursuit because of safety concerns. The Mitsubishi then collided with another vehicle. The offenders then drove...

Group 7 Refs told to abandon games

Group Seven rugby league Referees have been given orders to take tougher action to stop the abuse of match officials. The Group Seven Referees Association has had enough following a weekend of ugly abuse. Association President Paul Lees said games will be stopped or even abandoned from this weekend if match officials...

A standout performance from a Shoalhaven SES team

A Shoalhaven team has won the NSW SES Division of NavShield - Australia’s most challenging bush navigation event. This weekend a combined Nowra –St Georges Basin SES team won the Cliff Harris Memorial Trophy. Shoalhaven recorded the most points by an SES unit in the overnight event held in rugged bush...

Terrifying moment for Gerringong woman

Police are looking for two men after an 18-year-old woman was carjacked at knife-point in Gerringong yesterday afternoon. She was approached by the men in the carpark of the Supa IGA who asked her for a lift to the train station. As she was driving one of the men pulled a knife...

Sally wins Rio to become world No.1

Gerroa's Sally Fitzgibbons is surfing's new world No.1 after beating Carissa Moore in the final of World Surf League's Rio Pro in Brazil. Fitzgibbons beat the former multiple world champion 14.64 to 12.57 to claim her first title since the 2017 Margaret River Pro. The 28-year-old Illawarrian has had an impressive start...

A two car crash effecting traffic at Kiama

There's been a crash south of Kiama. It's understood two vehicles have collided on the highway at Kiama Heights near South Kiama Drive. Traffic is effected in both directions. Emergency services are at the scene. Photo: Live Traffic website