Highlands News

Tahmoor man a million dollars richer

A Tahmoor man is " gobsmacked " after winning one million dollars in last night's division one lotto draw. He went to the paper shop this morning and the Shop Assistant told him about it. After saying there would be no way it would be him, he checked his ticket and the...

Awareness levels down

Figures from the NSW Food and Wine Tourism Strategy show low levels of awareness between the State’s different wine regions and brands. 67 per cent of people in a National Visitor survey recognised the Hunter Valley but only seven per cent of respondents mentioned the Southern Highlands. The figures also show 47.1...

Bus stop bungle at Wingello

Transport for NSW has admitted they got it wrong after erecting a bus stop sign outside the front of Wingello Village General Store. It means the sign is in the way of the petrol pump and residents won't be able to stop outside the store to collect their mail. The bus stops...

Guns uncovered at Mittagong

A man from Bowral has been charged with a number of alleged firearms offences. Around 11:30 on Friday Night Police attended a car park in Mittagong where they spoke to a small group of men. Officers found several pellets in a container near a vehicle. A further search uncovered an air rifle and...

Look who's come to town!

Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott has joined Liberal Candidate for Wollondilly Nathaniel Smith at an " On Tap Event " at the George IV Inn at Picton. The event was attended by 250 people who discussed issued related to electricity prices, infrastructure and immigration. Mr. Abbott says it was was great to...

Elderly woman allegedly sexually assaulted

A carer has been charged with allegedly sexually assaulting an elderly woman at an aged care facility in Picton. Officers from the Camden Police District started an investigation after an incident which took place back on Monday October 8. Police will allege a 59 year old man sexually assaulted an 89 year...

New ambulance bay & renal dialysis expanding

Improvements at Bowral Hospital are moving ahead. Today, Member for Goulburn Pru Goward inspected the completion of a three vehicle ambulance bay which is all part of the hospital's $65 million dollar development. Hospital General Manager Joel Bardsley says the previous bay could only fit two vehicles Meanwhile the renal dialysis service is...

Holdom given two life sentences

Daniel Holdom has been handed two life sentences for the murders of Karlie Pearce-Stevenson and her two year old daughter Khandlyce. Their bodies were found in separate states, five years apart. Back in 2010 the remains of 20 year old Karlie were found in the Belanglo State Forest. Holdom had stomped on her...

Prosecution calls for life sentence for Daniel James Holdom

A man who murdered a young mother and her toddler daughter in NSW and dumped their remains 1200 kilometres apart is due to be sentenced, with prosecutors calling for life in prison. Daniel James Holdom, 43, pleaded guilty in July to the December 2008 murder of his girlfriend of two months,...

Rubbish dumping at Nattai Ponds

A developer will be issued with a final clean up notice to remove rubbish left on land at Nattai Ponds. The rubbish which includes a large amount of building products has been left at the site for months. A number of local residents have since raised concerns about the effects on the...

Compliance issues at Gibraltar Park Bowral

Wingecarribee Council has told the developer of Gibraltar Park in Bowral that new residents aren't allowed to move in until compliance issues are dealt with. The biggest sticking point is the sewer and council says a pump out has not been approved. Mayor Duncan Gair says he feels for the residents, but...

Two new inductees for Bradman Foundation

Former Australian Test cricketers Matthew Hayden and Justin Langer have been inducted as Bradman Foundation honourees. The announcement was made at the Bradman Gala Dinner at the Sydney Cricket Ground last night. Both received their awards from Foundation Patron John Howard and former Test Captain Ricky Ponting. Hayden played 103 matches for Australia...

Theo sues over Mercedes damage

Southern Highlands resident Theo Onisforou is suing a Spanish light rail builder after his Mercedes was damaged at Randwick. The high profile businessman claims traffic marshalls directed him to drive over an exposed manhole which he believes should've been protected by barriers. The Telegraph reports Mr. Onisforou is seeking close to $10,000...

Project to Save the Fitzroy Falls Spiny Crayfish

A new project is now underway in an effort to protect The Fitzroy Falls Spiny Crayfish which lives on a 12 kilometre stretch of creek in the Southern Highlands. The project is a joint initiative between South East Local Land Services, the Department of Primary Industries Fisheries, and the Australian Government’s...

Another warning issued

The Bureau of Meteorology has recently issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the Coast and Highlands for large hailstones, heavy rainfall and damaging winds. The worst of it could hit around the time parents are picking up their kids from school. People are being asked not to drive through floodwaters. The Wingecarribee SES...

Macquarie Pass closed due to torrential rain

The wet conditions are causing havoc on our local roads Macquarie Pass has been closed in both directions between Tourist Road and Tongarra Mine Road Meanwhile Tourist Road is also closed between the Illawarra Highway and Kirkland Road. Motorists are being advised to use Picton Road instead. Traffic and Highway Patrol Command Chief Inspector...

Airconditioning for Highlands schools

A number of schools across the Southern Highlands will soon receive new airconditioning as part of a $500 million dollar State Government funding announcement. That includes Moss Vale High School aswell as Moss Vale, Berrima, Exeter and Burrawang Public Schools. Other school principals are being encouraged to apply to the second round...

11 people charged during Operation Chrome

The results are in from Operation Chrome which was conducted across the Hume Police District over the weekend. A total of 4000 breath tests and 70 drug tests were carried out which resulted in 11 people being charged. That includes 8 for drink driving offences, 2 for positive drug detections and one...

A time for giving

Wingecarribee Council has launched its annual Christmas giving tree at the Moss Vale Civic Centre. Locals are being encouraged to drop off any non perishable food items and gifts for young children. ( preferably ones that haven't been wrapped ). All the items will be passed onto the Salvation Army for distribution. Gifts...