Highlands News

Memorial service announced for Geoff Harvey

A memorial Service will be held for music maestro and Berrima resident Geoff Harvey at the Gibraltar Hotel in Bowral on Thursday at 5pm. The 83 year old was a highly accomplished musician and composer and worked on some of Channel Nine's most popular TV shows. Such was Mr. Harvey's presence here...

Precious pooch rescued in East Bowral

The Wingecarribee SES Unit has been called to rescue a dog from inside a tree trunk in East Bowral. It's believed the Terrier, named ' PIPPA ' was chasing a rabbit up a tree when a section of rotting trunk collapsed, trapping her about five meters inside. Volunteers had to work quickly...

Robbery at Caltex on Bong Bong Street

The Hume Police district is investigating an alleged robbery at the Caltex Service Station on Bong Bong Street in Bowral. The incident took place between 4 and 5 on Sunday morning with a large amount of items taken. CCTV shows a man behind the counter and Police would like to speak with...

Protestors arrested at Goulburn abbatoir

Nine protestors have been arrested at the Southern Meats Abbatoir in Goulburn. Around 2:30 this morning the group chained themselves to a conveyor. When the owner asked them to leave, and they refused, Police were called. Officers cut the protestors free and they were arrested. Three women refused to walk from the abattoir and...

Takeover announcement for Aoyuan

The developer of the Chelsea Coomungie project in Moss Vale has announced a $200 million dollar takeover of Sydney Property developer Capital Bluestone. Aoyuan International will be buying out the majority of the company and in doing so will increase its residential footprint by about $2 billion in project value. The Financial...

Urgent egg recall has link to the Highlands

A Colo Vale egg producer is at the centre of a possible salmonella contamination scare. Synergy Produce has recalled six and 12 packs of Southern Highland Organic Eggs with best before dates up to and including May 9. They've been sold in Woolworths, I-G-A, and other independent retailers across NSW and Victoria. At...

Industry recognition for Joadja Distillery

The Joadja Distillery is starting to make a name for itself as a premier spirit maker. Owners Valero and Elisa Jimenez won three bronze medals at the Australian Distilled Spirit Awards in Melbourne last Thursday. That includes for their Single Malt Whisky, Single Barrel (or Cask) Whisky and London Dry (Gin). And on...

Major cost blowout for Berrima deviation project

A report will be going before Wingecarribee Council on Wednesday showing a massive cost blow out for the long awaited Berrima Deviation Project. Initial estimates were around the $8 million dollar mark but this could almost double, because staff failed to carry out the correct design and scoping work. One of the...