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Highlands News

Cyclist Killed at Bungonia

Police from the Hume Local Area Command are investigating the death of a cyclist at Bungonia, east of Goulburn. Just before 1pm, Emergency Services were called to Oallen Ford Road after a 67 year old man was found on the side of the roadway. At this stage the exact circumstances are unclear...

Bogus Scam targeting Highlands Businesses

Local tourism operators are being warned about a scam doing the rounds. A bogus company under the name of Tourism NSW has been sending out invoices for positioning on its website. Laurie Stewart from Southern Highlands Taxis is warning other businesses after he received an email.

OLSH Site Back on the Agenda

The Our Lady of Sacred Heart site in West Bowral is expected to be a hot topic discussion at Wednesday's Council meeting. The property has been purchased by Waterbrook and Wingecarribee Councillor Graham McLaughlin claims the NSW Department of Planning added a provision to allow seniors living, without proper consultation with...

10 Familes Dealing with Cancer Assisted

The Southern Highlands community has handed over almost $24,000 to Tulip Time Charity partner Red Kite at an official presentation at the Mittagong Welcome Centre yesterday. The fund will be used to support 10 families with cancer for one year. Steve Rosa from Destination Southern Highlands says there was a fantastic contribution...

Pie Time In The Awards

The recent success of " Pie Time " has been recognised. Last night at the Canberra Region Tourism Awards, the “Destination Southern Highlands’ Pie Time campaign won the Destination Marketing category. Organisers now have a grand plan to expand the event to a statewide competition which will be a pathway to the...

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Wingecarribee

A severe thunderstorm warning is in place for parts of the Wingecarribee and Wollondilly areas. People should be prepared for large hailstones and damaging winds. The State Emergency Service is asking people to move their car under cover or away from trees. They should also secure or put away loose items around their...

Moss Vale's Mystery Lotto Winner

NSW Lotteries are trying to track down the winner of a Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot 1st Prize of $200,000. The ticket for Thursday's draw was purchased from Moss Vale Newsagency in Clarence Street. The winning entry wasn't registered to a Players Club card, so NSW Lotteries has no way of contacting the...

Hume MP: Protections Needed for Priests & Celebrants

Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor says it's essential that new legislation allowing same sex marriage also allows Priests and Celebrants to keep following their own individual beliefs. Mr. Taylor has indicated he'll be voting yes in Parliament and will respect the view of the majority in his electorate. However he says...

Seniors Directory to be made Available

Local seniors keen to find out about all the different services available to them in the shire are being encouraged to get their hands on a copy of the Wingecarribee Seniors Directory. The directory is titled " Positive Ageing " and will be made available at a number of locations including...

Nails & Screws Scattered over the Hume Highway

All southbound lanes of the Hume Highway at Pheasants Nest have re - opened after an earlier crash involving an SUV towing a trailer. Emergency Crews responded just after 7 this morning. At one point traffic was queued back six kilometres, with motorists passing through the breakdown lane. The trailer was carrying building...

Hume MP to Respect Majority View

Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor says he will keep his commitment to support legislation which will allow same sex marriage. Back in September Mr. Taylor announced he didn't support same sex marriage because he had deep concerns about protections for freedom of religion, speech and choice. Now the votes are in,...

Chev Students get Airforce Simulator Experience

It's hoped a number of students at Chevalier College will develop a passion for aviation after they were put through an airforce simulator experience. The group found out what it's like to fly in a FA-18F Super Hornet aswell as act as an Air Combat Officer and Joint Battlefield Airspace Controller. Flying...

Man in Police Custody after Pursuit

A man, responsible for yesterday's out of control Police pursuit through the Southern Highlands is now in custody. The 37 year old from Albion Park and his female passenger were found at a home in Cringilla on the South Coast, where Police also located the silver Holden Commodore and a set...

Drugs & Weapons Bust at Hill Top

Police have uncovered drugs and weapons after raiding a home at Hill Top in the Southern Highlands. Around 10am today, Officers from Hume Local Area Command and Public Order and Riot Squad carried out a search warrant as part of ongoing investigations into the supply of illicit drugs. During the search, Police...

Survey Results in for Seat of Whitlam

Member for Whitlam Stephen Jones says results from the same sex marriage survey send a very clear message to the Parliament that people want change. In his seat 62.5 per cent of people were in favour.. Meanwhile in Hume MP Angus Taylor's seat of Hume which also takes in the Southern Highlands...

Last Chance to Become a Member

The Bong Bong Race Club Committee is working frantically ahead in preparation for next Friday's Picnic Races. Secretary Peter Hales says people can only go to the races if they're a member of the club or are invited by a member. People can become a member by going to the club and...

Council to Contact NSW Premier

Wingecarribee Council will be writing to NSW Premier GLADYS BEREJIKLIAN to express concerns about re -zoning the Chelsea Gardens and Coomungie sites in Moss Vale from rural to residential. This will allow for variable lot sizes of 450, 600 and 2000 square metres. The proposal has now been gazetted in State Parliament...

Pru Goward Now Talking Up Tilt Train Technology

Following her recent work trip to Spain, Member for Goulburn Pru Goward believes Talgo Tilt Trains maybe the answer to improving commuter travel times. During her trip Ms. Goward saw how the intermediate technology worked and has now questioned spending $100 million dollars for every one kilometre of new track for...