Highlands News

Four arrested in major drug bust

Detectives have charged four men, including a Spanish National, and started to dismantle a large-scale clandestine laboratory as part of an investigation into the manufacture and supply of prohibited drugs in the Southern Tablelands. In April  detectives from the Drug and Firearms Squad commenced inquiries, under Strike Force Judy, into the...

Change of location for Breast Screen NSW

Breast Screen NSW is no longer available at Bowral Hospital. The service has now moved to Suite 4/70 in Bowral Street, with the aim of providing a more private setting for women aswell as better accessibility and parking. Marketing Manager Tanya Vojsk says it's a free service. To make an appointment people can...

A new addition at the Mittagong Welcome Centre

Locals and visitors passing by the Mittagong Welcome Centre are being encouraged to check out the ' Big Pie ' which is all part of Pie Time throughout June. The new addition has been built from a disused wine barrel plastic tub which was in storage at Tractorless Vineyard. At the end...

Snow west of Bowral

A number of areas in the western parts of the Southern Highlands have recorded small dumpings of snow including Mandemar near Joadja and Canyonleigh. A few centimetres also fell in parts of Goulburn and Crookwell. Residents can expect cold and rainy conditions for the remainder of the day with just a top...

Generous benefactor wanting to help local sport

A generous benefactor has created a $500,000 grants program for sport across the Southern Highlands, Macarthur and Illawarra regions. Cash grants are available for grassroots not-for-profit clubs to help those under 20 years of age play sport. Australian Sports Foundation Chief Executive Patrick Walker says club representatives will need to meet at...

Good dumping of rain forecast

We can expect some heavy rains across the Southern Highlands today with strong winds and cold temperatures also forecast. The Bureau pf Meteorology is predicting that between 30 and 60 millimetres could fall with the conditions being caused by a low pressure system which has built up, off the South Coast. Bowral...

Prison Officer injured at Berrima Gaol

A visitor to Berrima Gaol has been charged after his vehicle allegedly hit a Prison Officer. Just after midday on Sunday, Police were called, following reports the 44 year old was trying to smuggle in contraband. However before they arrived, a Prison Officer was hit by the man's side mirror as he...

Angela's pie entry impresses the judges

2st's very own Angela Walsh was a runner up in the community section of the Southern Highlands Best Pie Competition held at the Mittagong RSL on Saturday night. Angela's entry in the home baker - savour category was called the ' War Time Pie ' It came from a recipe developed in...

P1 driver clocked twice in 30 minutes

A P1 driver has been caught speeding twice in 30 minutes on the Hume Motorway. In the first incident at Medway, just after 7 last night, the man's white Holden Commodore was clocked doing a 114. He was issued a $472 infringement notice for exceeding the speed limit by more than 20...

Woman critical after crash at Yerrinbool

A woman is in a critical condition in hospital after a crash at Yerrinbool. The incident took place around 8 this morning, in the northbound lanes of the Hume Motorway, about three kilometres north of Church Avenue. NSW Paramedics say a 55 year old was driving a Ute when it collided with...

Solution in sight for environment levy

The Wingecarribee Shire's Environment Levy looks a little safer for now after Mayor Duncan Gair met with concerned residents at the Bowral Memorial Hall on Friday. The Mayor told residents that subject to a successful vote at the next council meeting, it won't be touched during this term of council. It comes...

Promotion for Whitlam MP

Our Member for Whitlam Stephen Jones has been given two important roles in Anthony Albanese's new Shadow Ministry. That includes the Oppositions's Assistant Treasurer and Shadow Minister for Financial Services. Mr. Jones' responsibilities will be to ensure that the economy is working for everyone and that all the recommendations from the Royal...

Heatherbraes a standout in best pie competition

The Southern Highlands Best Pie Competition was hotly contested at the Mittagong RSL on Saturday night. Heatherbraes at Sutton Forest won the best overall in both the Southern Highlands and NSW/ACT. Event Manager Elizabeth Nichols says their winning steak mince pies are sure to be in high demand over the next few...