Shoalhaven News

Alleged sexual abuse in Shoalhaven

A man has been charged with allegedly abusing a teenager in the Shoalhaven. Last Sunday, a 13-year-old girl was reported missing before being found a short time later by Police. The matter was referred to detectives from the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad. The following day, Detectives went to...

Vicious assault in Culburra

A butcher is in hospital after being assaulted at work in Culburra. Police say it's an ongoing parking dispute that's escalated to violence. A 44-year old man entered a butchery in Culburra then assaulted the the owner with a large piece of wood. It's believed he then picked up a nearby meat hook,...

Local hospital visitation restrictions tightened

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District has updated it's hospital visitation rules because of the changing COVID-19 situation. Only one visitor is allowed during two available sessions between 10am-12pm and 5pm-7pm with authorities stating it is preferable that a person doesn't stay with a patient longer than two hours. "It is recommended...

NSW Police welcome newest members of the force

Eight new recruits are ready to 'paw-trol' the community as the NSW Police Force welcomes its new police puppies. The newest canine members of the force – four males and four females – form the ‘B’ litter and were born in early May. The boys have been named Bluey, Bonus, Bruno and...

A call for PPE update as fears grow about COVID second wave

Shadow Minister for the Illawarra and South Coast Ryan Park has called on the state government to outline its preparation plans for a possible second wave of Covid-19. Park also wants the government to provide and update on the state's Personal Protective Equipment stockpile after a lack of PPE for health...

Coronavirus cluster emerges on South Coast

NSW Health is investigating a fresh coronavirus cluster on the South Coast. Six people who dined at the Batemans Bay Soldiers Club have tested positive for Covid-19 taking the total number of cases linked to the venue to eight. A father and son who stopped off at McDonalds in Albion Park Rail...

Coronavirus cases visit Batemans Bay and Albion Park Rail

There's been another 15 cases of coronavirus found in NSW. Dr Jermey Mcanulty the NSW Deputy Chief Health Officer says it's been revealed two carriers visited Batemans Bay and Albion Park Rail and is urging people to be alert... "Of the cases uncovered yesterday, two had visited the bistro at the...

Changes to visitor restrictions at Illawarr/Shoalhaven hospitals

Only one visitor is  now permitted at any one time for each hospital patient. Visiting hours remain unchanged - from 10:00am to 1:00pm and 3:00pm to 7:00pm. Children of a patient – aged under 16 – may be allowed to visit, if permitted by the nurse in charge. The child must be supervised...

Police patrols ramp up as school holidays end

As the school holidays come to an end, road users can expect to see officers from the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command out in force to ensure that all travellers return home safely. The high visibility operation began Thursday and will continue until Monday July 20 across the state’s regional and...

Hunt and McInnes to step up again for the Dragons

  Coach Paul McGregor says shifting Ben Hunt to hooker is getting the best out of a St George Illawarra team he reckons have gone to a new level in the NRL. Hunt will wear No.9 for the second straight game when the Dragons face Canterbury in Wollongong today, with captain Cameron...