Shoalhaven News

Maddinson pulls out of Australia A match

Nowra cricketer Nic Maddinson has pulled out of the Australia A match against Pakistan on ' mental health grounds '. The 27 year old has been replaced by Cameron Bancroft. Maddinson has had a stellar start to the season for Victoria, with a top score of 224 and an average of 66.17. His...

Important Information for Coast & Highlands

The Rural Fire Service has issued a catastrophic bushfire danger rating across the Illawarra/Shoalhaven today with hot and windy conditions forecast. The Illawarra/Shoalhaven includes the council areas of the Shoalhaven, Wingecarribee, Wollondilly, Kiama, Shellharbour and Wollongong. The NSW Premier has also declared a state of emergency which will run for the remainder...

Council pulls advertising from local publication

A decision by the majority of Shoalhaven City Councillors to withdraw advertising from an independent free newspaper called the Bush Telegraph has ruffled a few feathers. The publication has been available in the region for a number of years and is distributed at various outlets It's also available online. Shoalhaven Councillor John Levitt...

SHOALHAVEN: Some Schools Will Now Be Closed Tuesday

  The following schools will temporarily cease operations on Tuesday 12 November due to increased fire risk in the area: Afterlee Public School Aldavilla Public School Alfords Point Public School Annangrove Public School Avoca Beach Public School Awaba Public School Balgowlah North Public School Barkers Vale Public School Barnsley Public School Baryulgil Public School Bates Drive School Beechwood Public School Bellbrook Public School Bellingen High...

ILLAWARRA / SHOALHAVEN - CATASTROPHIC FIRE DANGER TUESDAY

CATASTROPHIC FIRE DANGER – GREATER SYDNEY, GREATER HUNTER, ILLAWARRA/SHOALHAVEN The fire danger tomorrow is now expected to be worse than originally forecast. The Illawarra Shoalhaven is now forecast to experience a Catastrophic fire danger. This means Catastrophic fire danger is now expected in the Greater Sydney, Greater Hunter and Illawarra Shoalhaven areas....

Life Membership for Steve Jones

South Coast Surf Lifesaving President Steve Jones has been awarded a life membership with Surf Lifesaving NSW. Mr. Jones joined the Nowra-Culburra branch back in 1982 after he was transferred to Nowra through his work as a Police Officer. Over the past 10 years he's spent much of his time trying to...

Spread the joy

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward has launched his annual Christmas Toy Drive. Mr. Ward says new and unwrapped toys can be dropped off to his electorate office at 102 Terralong Street, in Kiama between now and 5pm on Thursday December 19. If the gifts are wrapped, people are being asked to indicate...

Emergency Services Day at Greenwell Point

All of our local emergency services will be represented at this Sunday's Emergency Services Day at the Greenwell Point Bowling Club between 8am and 2pm. This is the 14th year the event has been held and heaps of activities have been planned for the including the chance to get on board...

Another severe weather warning for Shoalhaven

Another severe weather warning is in place today for strong and gusty winds across the Shoalhaven . Wind gusts could reach speeds of 90 kilometres per hour. The windiest period will be from late morning into the evening, however it's expected to ease later tonight and into tomorrow morning. There could be a...

Training exercise over Kiama

It might be a bit noisy over Kiama and Wollongong after 2 o'clock this arvo... The RAAF and US Air Force are holding a low level exercise with three C-17 planes... The aircraft will descend to an altitude of 100 metres at points and conduct simulated and actual airdrops of equipment away...