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RIP Geoff Mack

Tributes are flowing for the man who wrote the lyrics to " I've Been Everywhere " which included a reference to Mittagong in the Southern Highlands. 94 year old Geoff Mack died on the Gold Coast on Friday. He wrote the song in 1959 and Lucky Starr turned it into a hit...

Bowral Public School to Celebrate 150 Years

Bowral Public School will soon be celebrating 150 years. On September 9, the Back to Bowral Ball is taking place at the Mittagong RSL Club and former student Craig Reucassel, from the Chaser has been named the MC for the night. President of the School Council Nicole Smith says they're trying to...

Steve Jacobs Does the Weather from Berrima

The Southern Highlands has received some great exposure after an appearance by the Today Show at Berrima yesterday morning. Weather man Steve Jacobs crossed back to the studio in Sydney six times from the Surveyor General Inn and the Courthouse. Trish Bow from Destination Southern Highlands says everyone managed to brave the...

Residents Asked to be Honest in Customer Satisfaction Survey

Wingecarribee Council is currently carrying out a customer satisfaction survey. Over the next week Micromex research will be calling around 400 residents to get feedback on a number of issues. Information gathered will be reported back to Councillors, to track progress and look at opportunities for future improvement including council's corporate programs. Locals...

Drugs Uncovered in Vehicle Stop at Tahmoor

Police conducting a stationary random breath test at Tahmoor have uncovered drugs during a vehicle search. Officers from the Camden Local Area Command stopped the vehicle on Friday afternoon along Remembrance Drive and found cannabis, weights, scales, prescription drugs and an ice pipe. A sum of cash and a modified metal pipe...

Lack of renal facilities highlighted in Bowral

  There are concerns locals in the Southern Highlands are having to travel to Sydney or Wollongong three or four times a week to receive renal treatment which isn't available at Bowral Hospital. This is despite hundreds of thousands of dollars raised by a local community group for a dialysis unit. Member for...

Disaster assistance now available

  Disaster Assistance has been made available for Wingecarribee Council and local residents, following last year's east coast low storm which damaged a large amount of infrastructure across the shire. Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor says the funding is being provided under the jointly-funded Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements. To...

Partial Closure of Argyle Street

One lane of Argyle Street at Moss Vale will be closed for part of next week. Roads and Maritime Services will be repairing safety barriers on the bridge above the railway line. The work will be carried out for five nights from Sunday to Thursday July 27 between 6pm and midnight, An alternate...

The Tenant From Hell

The brother of notorious serial killer Ivan Milat is proving a handful for landlords. It's alleged Paul Milat refuses to pay rent, trashes properties and uses his name to threaten people. One landlord has revealed he'd been forced to take legal action to get rid of him three times. However Mr. Milat has...

Former Councillor: I'm Guilt Free

Former Wollondilly Councillor Ray Law says the cost of a by election is a drop on the bucket compared with what council spends on legal advice. Mr. Law who's a long time resident of Bargo handed in his resignation earlier in the week over a dispute involving council's organisational structure. A By...

Road Toll in Southern Region Raises Alarm Bells

NSW Police are pleading with drivers to take extra care on our roads after the death of two women aged in their 70's at Sutton Forest. Around 6:30 on Wednesday night the pair's sedan collided with a semi trailer travelling south near Golden Vale Road. The state's road toll is now 212...

Wilton & Mittagong Worst Areas for Speeding in the State

Wilton just to the north of the Wingecarribee has been named as the worst suburb for speeding drivers in the state. Police have released their end of financial year figures.. naming the 10 worst suburbs in the state for speeding. Meanwhile Mittagong in the Southern Highlands came in at number two. Police say...

Fatal Crash at Sutton Forest - Police Urge Motorists to Take Care

Police are pleading with motorists to take it easy on our roads. Two women in their seventies have died after a crash at Sutton Forest. Around 6:30 last night on the Hume Highway a sedan and a semi-trailer collided near Golden Vale Road. The driver of the truck, a 66-year-old man, was not...

New Food and Wine Cluster for Fitzroy Falls

The Fitzroy Falls Food and Wine Cluster will be officially launched next Friday at the Burrawang Pub. The area has a great reputation for producing award winning products, including sparkling water, pies and lamb. This will be the last of the rural clusters to be unveiled and the focus will soon turn...

Hospital Smashed by Flu Season

Bowral Hospital has been singled out in the most recent NSW Health Influenza Surveillance Report. The report shows in the week ending July 9 there were 617 people patients who were experiencing breathing difficulty. That's up from the normal average of between 431 and 515. Shadow Minister for Health Walt Secord says Bowral...

New Creative Art Space to Open in Bowral

St. Vincent De Paul Ability Links is opening up a new creative art space at Kazcare in Bowral on August 24. The new space is open to everybody, particularly students who've had to pull out of fine arts training at Tafe. Community Development Coordinator Felicity Oswell says there's a real demand for...

Aldi in Bowral to Close for Store Upgrade

The ALDI Store in Bowral will be undergoing a big store upgrade next month. The improvements will include redesigned shelving, expanding wooden produce bays, extended energy efficient chillers aswell as new point-of-sale displays and store signage. The store will close temporarily from 5pm Sunday August 6 and re - open 8:30am Friday...

Doodles Folly Creek Solution

Wingecarribee Councillors have given a conditional consent for an internal driveway to be built at a property in Kangaloon after concerns were raised about coal wash reject being washed into Doodles Folly Creek. The creek is part of the Sydney Water Catchment and has a sensitive aquatic ecosystem. Councillor Larry Whipper says...

Prestigious Appointment for Bundanoon Pianist

Bundanoon Pianist Barbara Griffin has been appointed the Director of Music at St. Saviours Cathedral in Goulburn. Ms. Griffin moved to the Highlands back in 2014 and has quite a resume having been an international professional pianist for more than 30 years aswell as being trained at Trinity College London and...