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Moss Vale Couple's Prized Pooches Mauled to Death

Residents at Moss Vale are demanding the owner of a killer dog to come forward, before the animal attacks a child. Emily Hill and her husband who live in Bulwer Road have been left heartbroken after finding their two dogs ripped to shreds. The killer dog managed to push open a latched...

Highlands Firefighter to Climb Sydney Tower

A Southern Highlands Cross Fit Coach and Firefighter will be racing all the way up Sydney Tower to raise money for Motor Neurone Disease Caitlin Danyi who's father has the condition is one of hundreds of firefighters making the dash up 98 stories on October 14. The 26 year old will also...

Scientist's Study was Focused on Effects of Mining

Coal Free Southern Highlands President Peter Martin insists he wasn't aware of a recent of catchment audit tabled in State Parliament showing poor water quality in a section of the Wingecarribee River caused by dairy effluent and sewerage overflow Coal mining opponents have been quick to point out a report carried...

Roundabout Repairs in Bowral

Roundabout Repairs will be starting on Tuesday at the intersection of Funston Street, Bong Bong Road, Moss Vale Road and Kangaloon Road. The work will involve repairing the garden retaining wall. The intersection will remain open, but there maybe some delays. Work will be taking place between 9am and 3pm and should be...

Public Meeting Gets Personal

Around a hundred people attended a public meeting about the proposed Station Street upgrade in Bowral at St. Judes Church Hall on Wednesday night. Council will now have to assess a number of submissions and Mayor Halstead believes staff have done everything possible to mitigate any loss of trees. Mayor Ken Halstead...

Need For Affordable Housing at Robertson for Seniors

Representatives from the Land and Environment Court held an on site meeting at Robertson today to discuss a proposal for eight new units on the corner of Meryla & Burrawang Streets. The proposal is exclusively for over 55's and four people spoke in favour and four against. Local resident and Real Estate...

Nicholas Hammond at National Trust Talk in Exeter

Internationally acclaimed actor Nicholas Hammond, who's known for his role as " Spiderman " will be making a guest appearance at the Exeter Hall tomorrow at 10:30am. The event is a fundraiser for the National Trust which is now looking after the Retford Park Estate and Golden Vale Homestead in addition...

Councillor Whipper Unaware of Water NSW Audit

Wingecarribee Councillor Larry Whipper says it's essential council carefully examines the findings of an audit into water quality in Sydney's Drinking Water Catchment. In the audit, Water NSW raised concerns about poor water quality in a section of the Wingecarribee River, caused by dairy effluent and a number of sewerage system...

Highlands Businesses a Smash Hit at Restaurant & Catering Awards for Excellence

Six Southern Highlands businesses have been recognised at the 2017 Restaurant & Catering Awards for Excellence held at Luna Park. That includes Cafe Rosso in Bowral for best Italian restaurant, Hordens Restaurant at Milton Park for best European restaurant and Burrawang General Store for best breakfast restaurant. Other finalists included Centennial Vineyard...

Central Park Officially Opened

Central Park within the Retford Park Estate was officially opened today. Of the 157 homes which will eventually be built, 65 per cent were bought by locals, and some of these will be completed by the end of next year. The land was initially sold off by the late James Fairfax to...

Water Main Work in Mittagong

Water main construction works are scheduled to take place on Old Bowral Road Mittagong from Monday. The work will be carried out over a distance of 350 metres between the intersections of Old Bowral Road with Lyell Street and Cavendish Street. Hours of construction will be 7am to 6pm, Mondays to Saturdays...

Big Numbers So Far For Final Fling

Preparations are well underway for the Final Fling at Bundanoon which is taking place in November. Organisers are expecting a couple of thousand people and say entries are up 30 per cent on the same time last year. A major change to the event this year is that instead of the Bundanoon...

Motorists Make their Thoughts Known on Sheepwash Intersection

Around 250 people have provided feedback for a petition to fix the corner of Sheepwash Road and the Illawarra Highway. Member for Goulburn Pru Goward believes the speed reduction to 80 isn't adequate and would like to see traffic lights or a roundabout. Ms. Goward says she'll now be writing to the...

Search Resumes Along Nattai River & Mount Alexandra Bushland

Police investigating the disappearance of missing Southern Highlands woman Kathleen Lidden will be conducting a two day search in the hope of finding answers for her family. The search which started today, will focus on areas of bushland near Lake Alexandra and the Nattai River that have not previously been able...

It's a NO for Hume MP, But...........

Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor has indicated he'll be personally voting " NO " in the same sex marriage survey. Mr. Taylor has told the Goulburn Post he has deep concerns about protections for freedom of religion, speech and choice. However he has indicated he'll be respecting the view of the...

New Vaccination Legislation

Parents in the Highlands who choose not to vaccinate their children have been put on notice. New legislation has passed Parliament House which will see unvaccinated children or those not on a catch up schedule, banned from NSW Childcare facilities from 2018. The directors of the childcare centres also face a hefty...

Home Partially Destroyed by Fire at Tahmoor

A vacant home at Tahmoor has been partially destroyed by fire. Around 2:30 on Sunday morning a passerby was driving along Byron Road when he noticed smoke and called the fire brigade. By the time the fire was under control the roof had collapsed making the home too dangerous to enter. The investigation...

Inportant Message for Residents in Wingecarribee & Wollondilly LGA'S

Due to the increasing number of escaped pile burns across the Southern Highlands over recent weeks the Rural Fire Service is asking people not to carry out any burning. The dry weather and strong wind conditions have also added to the problem. Hefty fines are in place for people who carry out...

Stepmother of James Fairfax Passes Away

The stepmother of the late James Fairfax has died. Lady Mary Fairfax passed away peacefully at her Double Bay estate " Fairview " last night. The 95 year old was born in Poland and was the third wife and widow of Sir Warwick Oswald Fairfax. She was incredibly generous and gave many gifts...