Highlands News

Youth open day at Mittagong

A number of exciting activities have been planned for the SES Youth Open Day in Mittagong on Sunday. That includes a vertical rescue demonstration on a rock wall aswell as road crash rescue and first aid demonstrations. Spokesperson Dylan Whitelaw says it's all about engaging with young people in the shire. Interested people...

New online presence for Bradman Museum

The Bradman Museum now has an online global presence through Google Arts and Culture. The museum has been working with google for the past two years and now has 18 exhibits on the sports platform under Australian sports stories. Executive Director Rina Hore says the museum is expecting plenty of exposure from...

Time to dust off the cobwebs

The Bowral Blues Cricket Club will be holding their first training session of the season at Centennial Park on Sunday at 1:30PM. Juniors and seniors are welcome to attend and can also register on the day. In other news six male and female members of the Bowral Blues Cricket Club were selected...

We have a new President

Cuttaway Hill Wines owner Mark Bourne has been appointed the new President of the NSW Wine Industry Association. He was the previous Treasurer and Secretary and replaces Tom Ward from from Swinging Bridge Wines, Orange. Mr. Bourne has a strong background in the industry and has held several leadership positions in the...

Alleged grooming of teenage girl

A 28 year old man from Mittagong has been released on bail after being charged with multiple offences for allegedly grooming a 14 year old girl in the Southern Highlands.. It's alleged the man engaged in sexually-explicit conversations with the teen on social media... He was arrested at Moss Vale on Tuesday...

A big win for Pecora Dairy

Pecora Dairy owners Michael and Cressida McNamara have taken out the best dairy product in Australia at the Delicious Produce Awards. The award was for their raw milk fetta which was produced on their 200 acre farm at Robertson. The judges were extremely impressed with the texture and purity of flavour. Mr. McNamara...

Upgrade gets tick of approval

The Mittagong Station upgrade will start later this year after plans were approved by Transport for NSW. The project will include two new lifts, new toilets and bus stop next to the Regent Street station entrance. It will also include upgrades to station pathways, CCTV, lighting and signage. Member for Wollondilly Nathaniel Smith...

Heavy vehicle driver nabbed at Marulan

A heavy vehicle driver at Marulan has failed a sobriety test and has also been issued with a number of defect notices. The 59 year old Victorian man was pulled over in the heavy vehicle checking station around 7 this morning. He couldn't produce a work diary and further checks revealed his...

Big boost for Bundanoon Rebels

The Bundanoon Rebels Soccer Club has secured a grant of almost $11,000 from the Australian Sport Foundation. The money will be spent on goals and nets for the under 11's and new jerseys. Alot of young families are moving to the area and the club takes in alot of players from the...

Alleged sex act on Southern Highlands line

A man has been charged with carrying out an alleged sexual act on a train in the Southern Highlands. Back on June 6, the offender got on a train at Bargo Railway Station and sat next to a 16 year old girl. Police will allege the man exposed his genitals and then...

Escaped pile burn at Paddy's River

A landowner will be issued with a strong warning in the mail after a pileburn escaped at Paddy's River. The pile was burning in windy conditions and had moved into surrounding vegetation. It then threatened to escape onto the Hume Highway before being controlled by several brigades. Inspector David Stimson says in addition...

Leave the Daffodils alone at Bundanoon

People driving past the garden to the entrance of Bundanoon are being asked not to pick the daffodils and take them home. It comes after a woman was recently caught taking a bunch. When approached, she was a little defensive at first, but then understood the flowers were there for everyone. Bundanoon Community...

Get involved with your RFS brigade

With the Bushfire Danger period starting from next month, the Berrima Rural Fire Service Brigade is encouraging local residents to start getting involved. It all starts with the Get Ready weekend on September 13 and 14 and an Emergency Services Day at the Mittagong Sportsground on September 21. The Wingecarribee Schools Environment...

A job well done at AWM

Southern Highlands resident and Australian War Memorial Director Dr. Brendan Nelson is being thanked for his achievements. Dr. Nelson will be stepping down from the role at the end of this year. Minister for Veterans and Defence Personnel Darren Chester had the following to say: “Brendan has provided leadership to the Memorial that...

Charges result from Operation Chrome

A number of people have been charged in the Goulburn area as part of Operation Chrome over the weekend. On Friday during a vehicle search on Kinghorne Street, Police uncovered cannabis, viagra and a glass smoking pipe, with a 24 year old man now facing a number of charges. In another incident,...

New vehicle in Police ranks

A new vehicle is being rolled out across the Southern Highlands to assist Police with community engagement activities and transport. The Isuzu MUX has been sponsored by the Moss Vale Harrigan Group and this will allow Police vehicles to be used solely for operational purposes. The idea came about four months ago...

School zone enforcement at Glenquarry

A Moss Vale man has copped an $817 fine and lost nine demerit points, following a school zone enforcement operation at Glenquarry Public School in the Southern Highlands. Just before 9 o'clock this morning, Police attached to the Southern Traffic Group clocked a 27 year old man travelling at 63 in...

Council land to be subdivided

Council owned at 10 Frankland Street in Mittagong is currently in the process of being subdivided into two blocks and will then be put to open tender. At this point Mayor Duncan Gair is remaining tight lipped about where he'd like the money spent. In the meantime Deputy Mayor Gary Turland says...

Crop swap concept growing in Mittagong

A new concept is developing in Mittagong called ' Crop Swap '. It's all about getting locals to swap their fruit and vegetables, without any cash changing hands. The concept began in Sydney back in 2016 and has now moved to 12 other locations around Australia. Leanne Ferreira from the Glass Cafe in...