Shoalhaven News

Police Remembrance Day today

Services will be held across the coast and highlands today as part of National Police Remembrance Day. This year marks the 30-year anniversary of the Remembrance Day and NSW will commemorate the service and sacrifice of 273 members of the state's Police Force who have lost their lives in the line...

Trail bike rider arrested at Sanctuary Point

A man faces several charges after he was nabbed allegedly riding an unregistered trail bike at Sanctuary Point. Police caught up with the 23-year-old yesterday on Kerry Street. He was taken to Nowra Police Station and also found to be unlicensed. Bail was refused ahead of an appearance in Nowra local court. Photo: 2st/Power...

Changes to slow down rule begin today

When passing stationary emergency vehicles ...  drivers will no longer need to slow down to 40km/h on roads with speed limits of 90km/h or over. While the rule to slow down to 40-kmph in areas 80k's and under will be expanded to include tow trucks and breakdown assistance vehicles which are...

South Coast schools open their gates for holidays

Several South Coast schools will be opening their grounds to the public over the Spring holidays. Member for South Coast Shelley Hancock says it's part of the Share Our Space program.. helping to  solve the age old task of keeping the kids entertained during their break. More than 300 NSW schools are...

Illawarra girl has gone missing

Lake Illawarra Police are seeking assistance in locating this missing 14 year old girl, Mataja Paget-Maher. Police and family are concerned for her welfare, if you have any information please contact Lake Illawarra Police on 0242325599 Photo: supplied

Flagstaff Food recalled

The Flagstaff Group Limited T/A Flagstaff Fine Foods based at Unanderra is conducting a recall of the products below. The products have been available for sale at Meals on Wheels and community organisations in NSW, ACT, QLD and SA. Product details:Chicken Schnitzel with Gravy, 360g, Cardboard container clear film seal, Use...

Petrol warning from NRMA

Anyone on the coast and highlands hitting the road these school holidays had better fill up quick, with petrol prices already at a four-month high expected to rise again this weekend. National average petrol prices reached 147.4 cents a litre last week, but wholesale prices climbed 4.6 cents last week too. NRMA's...

Vandals attack Shoalhaven sports grounds

Three Shoalhaven council sports fields have been targeted by vandals. The Thompson Street Complex, Sussex Inlet Sports Field and Vincentia Sports field have all had copper wiring removed from floodlights and illuminators. The damage made them unsafe and resulted in power outages at the fields. It's led to a call from Mayor AMANDA...

Local rescue crews kept busy

Lots of drama for a couple of local rescue crews on the weekend. It began with the challenging and complex rescue of Betsy the cow who had fallen over a 20-metre cliff at Gerringong Saturday morning.She was perched on a 1.5m wide ledge, buried in thick lantana. In came the Kiama SES...

Kiama lift rescue

A rescue of a different kind for SES volunteers at Kiama. On Saturday morning they were called to the railway station following reports two adults were trapped inside the elevator. The internal doors had become separated from external doors and were unable to be opened. The SES crew stabilised the elevator and doors,...