Shoalhaven News

Police Officer & fisherman rescued at Kiama

A policeman has broken his leg during an operation to save a fisherman who fell into the water near the Little Blowhole at Kiama. The fisherman fell into the water just before 9 o'clock this morning and was rescued by authorities before receiving paramedic treatment. During the rescue, a senior constable slipped...

Too many relying on Dr Google

Latest figures show more than a third of Aussies are convinced they have a life-threatening or terminal illness after researching symptoms on Google. A study of 15-hundred people showed 60-per cent were convinced they had a particular illness, only to find it was something else after visiting a G-P. More than half...

Berry hosting regional fire fighting event this weekend

Shoalhaven firefighters will pit their skills against the state’s best today when they host the Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) Regional Firefighter Championship at Berry Showground. FRNSW firefighters from as far afield as Armidale, Dubbo, Merrylands, Port Macquarie, Wyong and Ulladulla as well as crack NSW Rural Fire Service crews from...

Another dangerous sea snake spotted on our beaches

Hot on the heels of the Sea Snake sighting at Bulli beach yesterday, another has turned up - this time a venomous Yellow Bellied Sea Snake. This specimen was photographed by Sel Quintrell ,she spotted it on Kirby's Beach at Berrara, which is South of Sussex Inlet. The venom of sea snakes is...

Warning - Didn't happen here - but it could!

At 4am Friday Fire and Rescue Busby were called to a fire that had occurred on a lounge.  On arrival they found  a fire involving a mobile phone charging cable and the lounge it was sitting on had been extinguished by the resident but the house was still heavily smoke logged.  The...

Department to phase out, out of area enrolments

Parents with children at Terara Public School are up in arms over a decision by the Department of Education that will eventually see enrolment numbers slashed to just 27 kids. The decision means the brothers and sisters of some students already there, won't be able to attend the school. Instead they'll be...

Police pursuit in golf cart

South Coast Police have charged a 20 year old Batemans Bay man with several offences after he was arrested Wednesday afternoon. Police patrolling the Catalina area  sighted the man walking across a golf course carpark and directed him to stop. However  he took off across the golf course with police chasing on...

Motor vehicle accident south of Nowra

There's been a motor vehicle accident near Comberton. It's on the Princes Highway near Btu Road and involves two vehicles. Live Traffic says it's affecting southbound traffic. Emergency services are at the scene.. no word on any injuries. Image source: Live Traffic

Dangerous sea creature makes rare visit to Illawarra

Life Savers at Bulli Beach were kept busy yesterday by a sea snake that was found 100 metres north of the rock pools. The highly venomous creature forced life guards to set up an exclusion zone as it slithered and swam around for two hours before heading back to sea. Anthony Turner...

Red light over Nowra traffic lights proposal

Shoalhaven City Councillors are questioning a move that it's claimed could cost jobs and see businesses close in the Nowra CBD. A proposal to put in traffic lights at the Moss and North Street intersection has shocked businesses along North and Kinghorne street because it would mean the loss of 20...