Shoalhaven News

Total fire ban for Tuesday

The Rural Fire Service has declared a total fire ban across the Coast and Highlands today  with hot, dry and windy conditions expected. Locals are being asked to keep their bushfire survival plan handy and contact the Rural fire service if they see a fire. Here's some other helpful advice: Under Extreme fire...

Total Fire Ban for Tuesday

A total fire ban is in place across the Shoalhaven today with the Rural Fire Service predicting hot and windy conditions. People are being asked to know what their bushfire survival plan is and phone triple zero if they see a fire. The ban means no fires can be lit in the...

Expansion works at South Coast Correctional Centre nearing completion

Works to expand the South Coast Correctional Centre are nearing completion with the new 160 bed maximum security wing to be handed over to corrective services within the next few months. It comes in addition to a 200 bed minimum security wing which was completed in September of last year. The expansion...

Veronica Rawlinson forced out of her home, more properties could be affected

A local renter has been forced to move out of her home in the Shoalhaven after residue from methamphetamine caused her to have an allergic reaction. Veronica Rawlinson experienced low energy levels and a skin rash not long after moving into the property. When she was cleared by health practitioners, meth testing...

Serious workplace incident near Nowra

A woman has been rushed to hospital after she was scalped in a work place incident near Nowra. Just after 9:30 this morning, the 48 year old got her hair stuck in a drive shaft at the Manildra Group mill on Bolong Road. Four ambulance crews and a chopper were called to...

Shoalhaven Fox Control Program ramps up for 2019

A range of volunteers will take part in the Shoalhaven Fox Control Program getting underway this weekend. The program will also be expanded south of the Shoalhaven River to Wandandian. Last year the program saw about 240 foxes removed, Project Coordinator Peter Jirgins says they use a range of measures including shooting...

Choice Pharmacy makes bold move to stock pill testing kits

Choice Pharmacy in Vincentia has made a decision to be the first pharmacy in the Shoalhaven to stock pill testing kits which can allow users to test what's in illicit drugs like MDMA, Cocaine and LSD. The debate over pill testing has heated up in recent times with the death of...

Warren Mundine hits back at Labor over Bill Shorten's latest Nowra visit

Liberal Candidate for Gilmore Warren Mundine has dismissed promises made by Opposition Leader Bill Shorten during his Nowra Visit as hypocritical. One of those for an additional 50 public servants at the Department of Human Services...to help out in areas like Centrelink, the NDIS and other services for pensioners. Mr Mundine says...

Alexandra Atkins Berry Showgirl for 2019

21-year-old Alexandra Atkins is the Berry Showgirl for 2019 and will now head onto the zone finals in two weeks time. A passionate local, Ms Atkins is studying agribusiness and was able to impress judges with her passion for the region, as well as her confidence and knowledge of the rural...