Shoalhaven News

Crime stats reveal drop in some Shoalhaven serious crimes

Crime stats released by the NSW Bureau of Crime reveal in the 24 months to June 2019, only one of the 17 major offences significantly increased across the State.  Steal from retail store is up 6.5%. However at Eurobodalla  that offence increased by more than 100%. On the positive side stats for sexual...

The Knights book grand final showdown with Jamberoo

The Kiama Knights have advanced to their third straight Group 7 Grand Final after beating the Shellharbour Sharks 18-10 at Cec Glenholmes Oval. Matt Morris scored right on half-time to give the Knights a 12-10 lead before they kept the minor premiers scoreless in the second half. The prelim final victory extends...

Ambulance Rescue chopper needed for Berry crash

A 25 year old man is lucky to be alive after his car slammed into a tree just east of Berry on Friday afternoon... The black Honda suffered significant front end damage with the driver trapped in the vehicle for around 30 minutes. Ambulance paramedics released the man, while Fire and Rescue...

Damaging wind alert - again!

Get ready for more damaging winds later today. The bureau has issued a severe weather warning for the Illawarra and South Coast with gusts set to hit the 90 km/h mark later this afternoon. A warning has also been issued for hazardous surf conditions. A 52 km/h gust was recorded in Nowra just...

Endeavour Energy 11am power update

Crews have been working since early this morning to safely restore the remaining 16,000  customers without power due to the strong winds. The area where homes and businesses are without power include: Illawarra & South Coast - Sanctuary Point (1466), North Wollongong (379), Wongawilli (275) We’d like to thank affected customers for their patience...

Man and horse killed in South Coast crash

A man has died after the car he was travelling in collided with a horse on our south coast overnight. Emergency services were called to the Princes Highway, near Moruya about 7.45 after reports of a crash. It’s believed a Toyota Rav 4 was travelling north when a horse ran onto the...

Man dressed as super hero for South Coast robbery

South Coast Police are appealing for witnesses following an alleged armed robbery by a man in a superhero costume on our south coast. Shortly after 7.30pm Thursday, an unknown male attended a commercial premises in Batehaven. It's understood he produced a firearm before demanding cash from two male employees. The offender then demanded...

Dozens of calls for help from the SES

The severe weather warning for damaging winds has been lifted for the Hunter,  but remains in place for the Illawarra, South Coast and Southern and Central Tablelands. The Illawarra has registered the highest wind gusts in the state overnight, with a 115kmph blow at Kiama, while Bellambi recorded 107k's and  Albion...

Date set for Shoalhaven water restrictions

Shoalhaven Water has set the date for when water restrictions will go into play. Rob Horner, the Acting Director for Shoalhaven Water says on the second of October the Shoalhaven will go on to Level One water restrictions."We've come to a situation where we probably are going to fix on that...

Schools asbestos shock

At least a dozen Shoalhaven/South Coast schools have been identified as having friable or damaged asbestos. They are part of more than a thousand schools in New South Wales revealed to have the potentially deadly material following an analysis of the Education Department's asbestos register. Bomaderry High and Bermagui Public have friable...