Shoalhaven News

Thrillers highlight Group 7 return

The Eagles and Sharks have closed out the opening round of Group 7 with tight wins. Albion Park Oak Flats scored a late try to beat the Stingrays 18-12 while Shellharbour City edged Warilla 24-22. Gerringong is top of the table following the completion of round one. The Lions piled on the points...

Big wet continues as rainfall hits triple figures in Shoalhaven

A severe weather warning is in place for the Illawarra and South Coast with damaging winds and heavy rainfall today. Jiwon Park from the Weather Bureau said whilst the low pressure system off the coast has weakened, the Shoalhaven is in for more heavy rain. "Rainfall rate of something like 10 to...

Flood watch issued for South Coast

The NSW SES has issued a floodwatch for the NSW South Coast. That's because a low pressure system is expected to move south during today and tomorrow. This system has the potential to cause local and minor riverine flooding along coastal rivers from Sydney to Moruya. Catchments likely to be affected include the...

Wind warning for the Shoalhaven

A low pressure system is deepening and heading south towards the New South Wales South Coast. Damaging wind gusts of up to 90 kilometres per hour and large sea waves may develop during the first half of Monday. Heavy surf may cause damage and coastal erosion. Locations which may be affected include Sydney,...

Mystery $100,000 winner comes forward

A Nowra woman has celebrated a $100,000 Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot draw win by drinking champagne in her pyjamas. The woman wants to now buy a van so she can travel around Australia and spend her days reading and fishing. The winning entry was purchased from Sturgiss Newsagency in Nowra. This is just...

Surfing tour coming to Kiama

Some of Australia's best up and coming surfing talent will be on show at the Australian Open of Surfing Tour being held at Kiama in November. The series will feature a minimum of seven events in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. Ethan Smith from Surfing NSW says COVID19 has really thrown...

Pay increase for Shoalhaven City Councillors

  Shoalhaven City Councillors will receive a pay rise. A change to regional classification, will see the Councillor fee increase from $20,000 to $24,000. Meantime the Mayor's salary will increase from more than $60,000 to $72,000 a year. Councillor Greg Watson had originally objected to the Mayoral fee being increased due to the current...

Crackdown on cargo vessels

The cargo ship that lost 50 containers overboard off the Illawarra Coast in May has prompted the Australian Maritime Authority to launch a crackdown on the way cargo is secured on vessels visiting Aussie ports.. Debris from the APL England is still washing up from Jervis Bay to Port Stephens and...

Two charged with Basin View Assault

Two men including a Hells Angel bikie member have been charged in connection with a serious assault which took place at Basin View. Back in May, Police were called to a property on Basin View Parade where they found a 28-year-old man lying in a garage suffering serious head injuries and...

Mystery $100,000 winner

Someone in the Shoalhaven is $100,000 richer, but doesn't know it. The win came in Tuesday's Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot draw, but the entry wasn't registered so the Lott is still waiting for the person to come forward. It was purchased from Sturgiss Newsagency in Nowra. Staff member Keira Beattie says they've sold...