Highlands News

Covid update for Wingecarribee

There's been one new covid case for the Wingecarribee in the 24 hours to eight o'clock last night. According to NSW Health there two active cases in the shire. Across the state and the number of people contracting covid in New South Wales has blown out to 337. It should soon be known...

Two vehicle crash at Moss Vale

Emergency Services are at the scene of a two vehicle crash on Nowra Road in Moss Vale. Two people have minor injuries and are expected to be taken to Bowral Hospital. One has shoulder pain, the other neck pain Motorists are being asked to exercise caution. Image: Ambulance NSW

Wine winners announced

Southern Highlands wineries were among the awards at last night's Australian Highlands Wine Show presentation. Cherry Tree Hill, won Best Pinot Noir in Show, Centennial Vineyard won the trophy for Best Sparkling in Show, and Tertini Wines picked Best Dessert Wine in Show. In total the region won 23 bronze, 11 silver...

Medical service award for Highlands doctor

Highlands GP Dr. Vince Roche has received a Rural Medical Service Award for 35 years of service to the communities of Bundanoon, Moss Vale and Bowral. He was one of six GP's to be recognised at the opening night of the digital 2021 Rural GPs Conference. Dr. Roche has explained how he...

Serious crash at Sutton Forest

Emergency Services have been called to a multiple vehicle crash at Sutton Forest. The incident took place around 12:30pm in the northbound lanes of the Hume Highway near the Illawarra Highway. It's believed two trucks were involved in the crash NSW Paramedics say two men have been seriously injured. A rescue helicopter is on...

Crowded House to perform in Bowral

Big news for Crowded House fans! The band will be performing at A Day on the Green at Centennial Vineyard in Bowral on Saturday April 16. It's all part of their Dreamers Are Waiting Tour. Last week, Crowded House was awarded Best Adult Contemporary Album for Dreamers Are Waiting at the 2021 ARIA...

Core logic figures for Southern Highlands

Figures from Core Logic show property prices across the Southern Highlands have increased about 33 per cent over the past 12 months. That's an average price increase of $289,000 over the entire year. Head of Research Tim Lawless said that doesn't include the accumulative increase since the covid pandemic started back in...

Growing frustration for builders

If you're sick of the wet weather, then spare a thought for local builders. Not only have they had to contend with the rain, there's the Christmas break coming up, a shortage of building supplies and a lack of qualified tradespeople. That's on top of the challenges faced during covid. GJ Gardener Homes...

Vale Norm Stanton

Tributes have been flowing for Highlands identity Norm Stanton who recently passed away. Mr. Stanton was deeply embedded in the sporting community, He coached and umpired hockey at Frensham and set up over 60's cricket. Sadly his son Ian, went missing back in 2003 and was never found. Southern Highlands Cricket Club President David...

Training exercise in Burradoo

Firefighters will be honing their skills at a property along Moss Vale Road in Burradoo on Saturday and Sunday. A house near the bus stop which is about to be demolished will be filled with simulated smoke. Fire & Rescue Duty Commander for the Southern Highlands Bruce Dowling said they'll be carrying...