Highlands News

Big award for Artemis Wines

Artemis Wines in Mittagong has been recognised in the largest officially recognised wine competition in the world. The winery's 2019 'Close Vine' Pinot Noir received the AWC GOLD medal for 2021. This wine is hand picked with half the yield of conventional vineyards, and expresses intense notes of cherry, mushroom, herbs &...

No new cases for the Wingecarribee

No new cases of covid19 in the Wingecarribee up until eight o'clock last night. NSW Health is reporting there are two active cases in the shire. Cases jumped in NSW, with 304 new locally acquired infections and three deaths. There are now 418 people with COVID in NSW hospitals - down 39 from...

Moss vale rd at Burradoo now open

Moss Vale Road at Burradoo is now open after that earlier crash between two cars around midday Three women have been taken to hospital. Two of them aged in their 60's and 80's are in a serious condition and were airlifted to Liverpool and St. George. The third in her 50's was transported...

Serious head on crash at Burradoo

Emergency Services are currently at the scene of a serious crash at Burradoo. Just before midday today, two vehicles collided head on along Moss Vale Road, near the Briars. One person is in a critical condition and two others have been seriously injured. Four Ambulance crews are on scene and two rescue helicopters...

Tafe NSW partners with Silverdale farm

Tafe NSW is teaming up with Silverdale Farm at Avoca and creating a fee free intern program for high school students, who are considering a career in the thoroughbred breeding industry. The program will give students an introduction into yearling preparation, foaling, and horse health and behaviour. Equine teacher Linda Molloy said...

SH Botanic Gardens coming to life

The Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens is holding its first event, post lockdown this Saturday between 9am and 3pm. The Spring Plant and Produce sale will be the first proper fundraiser for the year, following the covid layoff. Director Chris Webb said the gardens are looking spectacular. "If anybody just wants a day out,...

Highlands FC Trials coming up

Highlands Soccer representative trials are taking place at David Woods Playing Fields next month. Teams will represent the association next year in the Football South Coast Youth League. Trial Dates: U11/U12/U14/U16 Time: 5:00pm-6:15pm Venue: David Woods Playing Fields, Boardman Road, Bowral Trial 1 - Thursday 4th November Trial 2 - Thursday 11th November Trial 3 - Thursday 18th...

Covid update for Southern Highlands

There were no new cases of covid19 reported in the Wingecarribe Shire up until eight o'clock last night. A total of 10 tests were carried out. There are just two active cases in the shire. Across the state and there have been 282 new cases in the state. 457 people are in hospital with...

Thirlmere sportsground damaged by storm

The storm which ripped through Thirlmere on Saturday tore off the roof of the clubhouse at the local sports ground. Wollondilly Councillor Michael Banasik who lives across the road said they can't seem to take a trick at the moment. "We've had drought, floods, bushfires, covid and now a mini tornado, "It's a...

More bushfire vegetation removal funding

Wingecarribee Council has secured a $4.59 million dollar funding grant from the Environment Protection Authority to clear thousands of tonnes of bushfire damaged trees. Council was one of 15 regional councils to receive funding and the focus will be on the Shire’s bushfire-impacted villages including Balmoral, Bundanoon, Exeter, Wingello, Penrose and...

Covid testing clinic at Mittagong Sportsground

A drive thru and walk in covid19 testing clinic is now available at the Mittagong Sportground. A number of signs in the area are pointing drivers to head up Beatrice Street and then turn right. You can also see a large tent erected on the oval. The clinic is being run by NSW...

Covid update for Wingecarribee

The Wingecarribee Shire has now gone eight days without a case of covid19. As of eight o'clock last night there were just three active cases in the shire. There were 11 tests carried out. Across the state and another 294 people have tested positive, while 474 patients are in hospital with Covid.

Severe storm cell wreaks havoc in Wollondilly

The Southern Highlands dodged a major bullet at the weekend. Around 6.30pm on Saturday, a severe storm cell passed through the Wollondilly Shire, causing significant damage to homes in the Thilrmere and Tahmoor areas. There have been more than 250 requests for assistance. There were only two jobs in the Wingecarribee. Incident Controller Dylan...

Covid update for Wingecarribee

There are no new cases of covid19 for the Wingecarribee Shire up until eight o'clock last night. Just six tests were carried out. There are now five active cases in the shire. Across the state and there were 345 cases, down from 372 on Thursday. Five more people died, taking the death toll from...

Robbo dairy farmer named runner up

A Robertson dairy farmer has been named the runner up of the 2020 AgriFutures Rural Women's Award. Back in 2011 Cressida Cains and her husband started Pecora Dairy which is a sheep milk dairy. She also set up Dairy Cocoon which is an online platform that allows other dairy farmers to formulate...

Council terminates building contract

Increased delays and performance breaches have forced Wingecarribee Council to terminate its contract with the civic centre builder Matrix Group Co. Pty Ltd The project began at the start of 2020 and was slated for completion in January this year. Council's General Manager Lisa Miscamble said contingency plans will enable them to...

Covid update for Wingecarribee

There have been no new cases of covid19 reported in the Wingcarribee up until eight o'clock last night. A total of 10 tests were carried out. There are now 14 active cases in the shire. Across the state and there are 372 new infections. A man in his fifties is the sole person to...

Train derailment at Moss Vale

Authorities can't say at this stage how long it will be before passenger rail services will resume from Moss Vale after a freight train derailed this morning. The train jumped the tracks and took out a line of fencing. The Australian Rail Track Corporation is currently on scene As a result of the...

Taxi industry under threat

Support for the taxi industry is gaining momentum with the issue now gaining national media attention. The state government is planning to scrap taxi licenses and leave drivers thousands of dollars out of pocket. Southern Highlands Taxis Managing Director Laurie Stewart said his 18 licences were valued at $4 million dollars before...