Shoalhaven News

Nowra restaurant fire under investigation

A Nowra restaurant has sustained extensive damage during a fire early Sunday morning. Emergency services were called to Junction Street at about 12.40 pm to find Moon's Sushi engulfed by flames. Two units from NSW Fire and rescue managed to extinguish the blaze. NSW Fire and rescue fire investigators combed through the charred...

RAT results muddy the water of local COVID figures

The Shoalhaven has recorded 110 new COVID infections, with a further 79 in Kiama, as health officials continue working on how to allocated positive rapid antigen tests. The Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District recorded 1289 new cases in the 24 hours to 8pm Thursday, but that was just from PCR tests. Most...

Nowra man charged after two businesses damaged

A man arrested in Nowra yesterday has been charged over two break-ins, as well as an outstanding arrest warrant. About 12.10am on Wednesday a hammer was thrown through the window of a store along the Princes Highway in Nowra and a man was seen inside, however no property was taken. An hour...

Police target four Ds in small Shoalhaven villages

Police from Strike Force Summer Safe are targeting the Shoalhaven's small villages and local roads as part of the crackdown on people doing the wrong thing. And they say people breaking the law will be caught, regardless of where they are. Police are focusing on the Four Ds - drink, drug, dangerous...

200 Shoalhaven cases, without RAT results

Nearly 1400 people in the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District tested positive for COVID via PCR swabs in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, but that number is expected to be dwarfed by rapid antigen test results. Across the state there were 92,264 new COVID cases including 61,387 that came...

New contract presents big boost for Nowra company

There's good news for Nowra business Opstar which has won a $12 million contract to provide search and rescue services at naval base HMAS Albatross. Opstar managing director John Giffard said the new contract extended an arrangement that had been going for the past five years, and which last year saw...

Ward calls for ScoMo to go

Kiama MP Gareth Ward is so disappointed by both the Federal and NSW Government's handling of the pandemic he's calling for the leader of the nation to step down from office. Ward says both levels of government have made a series of unacceptable errors but his frustration is firmly on the...

Four rescued after boat runs aground at Crookhaven Heads

Marine Rescue Shoalhaven have taken four people to safety after the 11 metre motor cruiser on which they were passengers ran aground at Crookhaven Heads near the mouth of the Shoalhaven River this morning. The motor cruiser lost power some 400 metres east of the Crookhaven boat ramp, quickly drifting onto...

New records set for local COVID cases on state's deadliest day

COVID case numbers continue to soar, with the Shoalhaven, Shellharbour and Wollongong areas all recording their highest daily case numbers as NSW experiences d its deadliest day of the pandemic. The Shoalhaven recorded 419 new COVID cases in the 24 hours to 8pm Tuesday, including 198 in the 2540 area, and...

Work begins on Nowra Veterans Wellness Centre

Nowra's strong military connection is being recognised through the town getting one of Australia's first permanent Veterans Wellbeing Centres. After a temporary centre was established in Nowra last year, the first sod was turned yesterday on a new permanent building in Wallace Street. Construction work will start next week, with the $5...