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National Parks Depot at Fitzroy Falls Targeted by Thieves

Police are seeking information about a number of items which were stolen from the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Depot situated on Nowra Road at Fitzroy Falls. The incident is believed to have taken place overnight. The items taken included a white 2017 Toyota Landcruiser, along with numerous power tools, including Husqvarna...

Here's One for the Whingers!

Destination Southern Highlands says more than 100,000 pies were produced and sold during the inaugural Pie Time campaign. That's a major contribution to our economy over the month of June Manager Steve Rosa says his team are over the moon with how the campaign resonated in its first year and believes the've...

Power Outages Across the Southern Highlands

Endeavour Energy is currently trying to restore power to 1800 customers across the Southern Highlands. That includes 400 at Welby caused by a garbage truck which apparently brought down power lines. Power is expected to be back on in the next hour. In the meantime Endeavour Energy is trying to get the remaining...

Photos & Old Stories Wanted!

The Bong Race Club is trying to put together a booklet for members featuring photographs and old stories. The club was founded back in 1886 and has survived the Great Depression era and two world wars. Director Allan Chittick says they're particularly after any items associated with the early days. People can contact...

Backyard Burning on the Agenda at Council

Wingecarribee Council is back in action this afternoon. Council's updated draft for Urban Backyard Burning of Vegetation is sure to attract plenty of interest, with a total of 88 submissions received from various individuals and the Rural Fire Service. Some of those support the draft because of the negative impact of burning,...

Damaging Winds Forecast across Illawarra

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning for damaging winds this morning. Wind gusts could get up to 90 kilometres per hour and locals are being asked to secure any loose items around the house. Region Controller Greg Murphy says gusts of this speed are likely to cause tree...

Senior Constable Charged in Connection with Incident at Bowral

A Senior Constable attached to a specialist Command has been charged in connection with an off duty incident in the Southern Highlands. Back on February 25 this year, the 30 year old man allegedly refused to leave a licensed premises on Centennial Road in Bowral. Following an investigation by Police from the...

Police Officer's Fingers Bitten at Mittagong

A man has been charged with allegedly assaulting Police and drug possession at Mittagong. Around 11am yesterday Police tried to speak with a 29 year old from Bargo in the car park of the Highlands Hub Shopping Complex. They then began to carry out a body search when the man put a...

Hume MP to visit Southern Villages

Hume MP Angus Taylor will be making a visit to the southern villages in the Highlands on Saturday. Mr. Taylor will be outside the Exeter General Store from 10am, the Jumping Rock Cafe in Bundanoon from 11:30am and the Wingello Village Store from 1pm. He's especially keen to hear from residents about...

Water NSW asks Hume Coal to address Key Concerns

Water NSW has raised significant concerns about the water modelling used by Hume Coal in its Environmental Impact Statement and has accused the mining exploratory company of underestimating the mine's impact on groundwater levels. The agency says unless, the water intake is properly managed and accounted for, the project may significantly...