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Highlands News

Food waste information session in Bowral

Local food businesses who want to learn more about tackling food waste are being encouraged to attend an information session at the Bowral Golf Club on Tuesday at 3pm. The Love Food Hate Waste Program is a joint initiative between Regional Development Australia and the Southern Region Business Enterprise Centre. Businesses will...

Gearing up for the Home & Garden Show

This month's Home and Garden Show has been officially launched at the Bong Bong Racecourse. A full schedule of events have been planned including a speed dating architect, gardening presentations by Linda Ross and cooking demonstrations by Janelle Bloom from Ready Steady Cook There'll also be information about topics from energy efficiency...

Bowral cricket open day

The Bowral Cricket Club will be holding an open day at Bradman Oval on Sunday between 11am and 1pm. People will be able to register for the upcoming season and Chairman Angus Humphreys says they'll also be going through a few practice drills with their new coach Phillip Wells. The club is...

Archibald winner to make guest appearance in Bowral

Robertson artist Ben Quilty will be making an appearance at the Centennial Supper Club in Bowral on Sunday September 23 at 12:30pm. The Archibald Prize Winner will be interviewed by media host Andrew Denton to discuss his new book titled " Home Drawings by Syrian Children " Tickets are available from the...

Wingello horse trails to be officially opened

An official opening is taking place tomorrow of the Wingello State Forest Horse Riding Trails. There are now a series of permanently marked trails in the State Forest, where riders are able to ride varying distances from about seven kilometres up to about 45 kilometres. The project has been made possible thanks...

Two men freed after becoming stuck down a coal mine shaft at Tahmoor

Two men have been freed from an elevator which became stuck halfway down a coal mine shaft at Tahmoor. The pair spent seven hours trapped almost 160 meters underground. Fire and rescue crews lowered a second car down the well to pull the miners out. Superintendent Graham Jarratt says they've been assessed by...

Two men stuck in Tahmoor mine

A rescue operation involving two trapped miners at the Tahmoor Coal mine will start at 10:30pm. Just before 5pm, Emergency Services were called to Remembrance Drive after reports two men were trapped in a lift about 160 metres underground. A final risk assessment has been completed and Fire and Rescue Crews will...

Local organisations benefit from Charitable Foundation

Two local organisations will benefit from the Hume Coal Charitable Foundation this year. $10,000 will be donated to the Sir David Martin Foundation to help roll out training and education programs at the Triple Care Farm in Robertson. And a further $10,000 will be given to Challenge Southern Highlands for their work...

Highlands businesses named finalists in Business Awards

A number of locals have been named finalists in the Illawarra Business Awards. That includes Destination Southern Highlands for Excellence in Tourism and Terry Rayner at ANZ Mortgage Solutions South Coast & Southern Highlands for Outstanding Business Leader. Meanwhile Highlands GeoExchange was also named a finalist for Excellence in Business and Managing...

Highlands author has a best seller

A book about the top 20 gardens in the Southern Highlands is currently the number one garden book in Australia. ' Beyond the Garden Gate  - Private Gardens of the Southern Highlands ' was written by Jacqui Cameron who lives at Winter Hill Tree Farm at Canyonleigh. The photography in the book...

Cockatoo count in the Highlands

As part of National Threatened Species Day, Wingecarribee Council is holding a Glossy Black Cockatoo Count on Saturday and Sunday. The birds can be found anywhere between Bungonia and Bullio and surveying the landscape can provide an accurate measure of the local population. Environmental Projects Officer Jo Stammers says registrations can be...

Board appointment for Highlands wine producer

Local wine producer Mark Bourne has been appointed to the Board of the National Wine and Grape Industry Centre at Charles Sturt University. The centre is primarily responsible for science research and education, and is an alliance between the NSW Wine Industry Association, Department of Primary Industries and Charles Sturt. Mr. Bourne...

Temporary side track being built on Diamond Fields Road Mittagong

Work is underway on Diamond Fields Road at Mittagong to build a temporary side track around the existing timber bridge. The track will allow all legally loaded vehicles in excess of the current load limit to access the road. Wingecarribee Councillor Graham McLaughlin says it's a good outcome. A number of residents had...

Koala talk at Fitzroy Falls

As part of Threatened Species Day, Wingecarribee Council is holding a koala talk at the Fitzroy Falls Centre this Saturday from 11am. Threatened Species Day is all about turning the spotlight on native plants, animals, and ecosystems that are under threat and how we can protect them into the future. Environmental Projects...

How to avoid buying adulterated honey

A Highlands beekeeper says his industry has suspected for some time that the large supermarket chains have been selling adulterated honey. Testing at a leading international scientific lab has revealed that almost half the samples selected from Australian supermarket shelves have been mixed with other substances. That includes rice syrup or corn...

Briars Historic Inn closed for time being

It's unsure at this stage as to when the Briars Historic Inn at Burradoo will re - open after fire ripped through the ceiling over the kitchen on Saturday afternoon. Insurance Assessors are currently working through the extent of the damage Owner Spencer Allan says despite the fire they're still able to...

Plans now on exhibition

Plans for the $65 million Bowral & District Hospital Redevelopment are now on public display and can be viewed on the Department of Planning and Environment's website. The project includes: • new three storey clinical services building fronting Mona Street • emergency department • inpatient units on all floors, the maternity unit plus special...

Shooter and Fishers enter the fray

A Picton greyhound breeder and tradie is hoping to take it to the two major political parties at next year's State Election in March. 49 year old Jason Bolwell will be running for the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party in the seat of Wollondilly and former Labor leader Mark Latham was...

Former PM had HSR announcement in the pipeline

A leaked Government document shows former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull had grand plans to get a high speed rail link between Brisbane and Melbourne up and running before he was ousted. Scott Morrison is yet to confirm or deny whether this is the case. 9news.com.au reports the plan includes an $8 billion...