Shoalhaven News

Nowra home goes up in flames

A home has been destroyed by fire following a blaze in North Nowra yesterday afternoon. Crews were called to the house on Page Avenue just after 3.30pm. An exclusion zone had to be set up because of fallen powerlines. A man was taken to hospital with burns to his legs while the other...

Another deliberately lit fire in the Shoalhaven

Police are once again investigating another deliberately lit fire in the Shoalhaven. This one took place in the Worrigee Nature Reserve, near the Quinns Lane Entrance yesterday. More than 10 fires have been deliberately lit across the Shoalhaven over the past month. South Coast Police District Officer in Charge, Inspector Ray Stynes, says...

Karma catches up with this alleged thief

A man is under Police guard in hospital after crashing a stolen vehicle in Kangaroo Valley. Around 6:30am yesterday, a Toyota Landcruiser was travelling south on Wattamolla Road when it collided with a hay trailer causing the vehicle to flip and come to rest against a fence. The vehicle was carrying a...

Man charged with Douglas Street shooting

A man has been charged in connection with an alleged shooting in Nowra. Around 8:30pm on Sunday July 21, Police stopped a white Ford Territory in Elizabeth Street. The male passenger ran from the scene and was eventually found hiding under a house in the same street. Officers searched him and found three...

Man charged with possessing gel blaster at Ulladulla

Police are reminding locals about the importance of having the correct licensing and permits for firearms. A 19 year old man has been charged with allegedly possessing a ‘gel blaster’ assault rifle in Ulladulla last month. Just after midnight on August 14, Officers from the South Coast Police District were patrolling Golden...

Owen and Sally star in Team Australia victory

South Coast surfers Sally Fitzgibbons and Owen Wright have helped guide Team Australia to victory in the mixed event at the World Surfing Games in Japan.The Aussies beat South Africa by just 0.8 points while the US finished third. Fitzgibbons held her nerve at the death to get Australia home after...

Another South Coast 'dress up ' robbery

South Coast police are appealing for witnesses following an alleged armed robbery by a man in a ‘ghillie’ suit at MOGO. About 12am  yesterday the night console operator at a service station on Sydney Street was attending the fuel pumps when he was allegedly approached by an unknown male in a...

Concerns for this South Coast woman

South Coast police are asking for our help to locate a missing woman. Police and Community health workers have concerns for Catalina resident, Roslyn Pike.  Ms Pike has not been seen since last Friday, which they say is extremely out of character. Anyone with information is being asked to contact Batemans Bay police...

A section of Berry to Bomaderry upgrade to open soon

Fresh from spruiking that 25% of the Albion Park Rail bypass is complete. Kiama MP Gareth Ward has more good news for South Coast motorists. Ward said vehicles will begin using a new part of the Berry to Bomaderry upgrade between Strongs Road and Wileys Creek before the end of the month. "That'll...

Premier checks out Shoalhaven projects

Premier  Berejiklian was in the region yesterday checking out a number of projects including the Berry to Bomaderry roadworks and  a topping ceremony to mark the completion of the multi-storey  Shoalhaven Hospital car park. Still no word on starting dates for other hospital upgrades, but maintaining major construction will start within...