Highlands News

Gender inequality remarks unfair to volunteers

The Robertson Show Society believes criticism surrounding gender inequality in the potato race is a little unfair, given they're a volunteer organisation donating hundreds of hours of their own time. A story run by the ABC and the Guardian recently highlighted how the prize money for the men was $1000 and...

Burnout offences at Tahmoor

A man under the influence of alcohol and travelling with his 7 year old son has been charged with doing a burnout at Tahmoor. Around 7:20pm on Friday, Police patrolling Rockford Road followed the 27 year old's Holden Utility, until he eventually stopped. He returned a low range blood alcohol reading of...

Yerrinbool pair to face Court

A man and woman from Yerrinbool have been charged with intimidation and stealing. Around 8:30pm on Sunday, the pair were at a service station on Railside Avenue at Bargo when they tried to trick the shop attendant and not pay for petrol. The 24 year old man then allegedly threatened the attendant...

Wingecarribee assistance scheme now open

Applications for the Wingecarribee Assistance Scheme are now open. Council will be distributing $130,000 this year which will go towards non profit organisations. The funding can be used to fund programs, equipment or capital works Last year a total of 59 projects received assistance including local sporting groups, a community Aboriginal bush tucker...

The swim all year campaign

The community of Bundanoon will be holding a rally at their local pool on Saturday March 3 between 2 - 4pm Residents want the opportunity to be able to swim all year round. This could be done by installing a retractable roof which could be closed in Winter and opened in Summer. Community...

Severe weather warning

A severe thunderstorm warning is likely to impact on the Southern Highlands. The warning is for heavy rainfall and damaging winds and residents are being advised to move their car under cover or away from trees. secure or put away loose items around the house and keep away from fallen power...

Extra carspaces allocated for staff

Wingecarriibee Council has agreed to a request from Coles to allocate five car spaces in its supermarket carpark in Bowral for staff. The spaces are situated on the upper level along the back eastern wall. The consent will allow five coles staff members to park for more than two hours.

New support services in Bowral

A new social enterprise supporting people with housing, disability and mental health issues has opened in Bowral today. New Horizons is currently servicing more than 30 people from the Bowral community and will be expanding its services with a new office at 286 Bong Bong Street.( Entry from Lamond Lane ) The...

New Board Directors for Bradman Foundation

The Bradman Foundation has announced three new Board Directors. That includes Harvey Norman CEO Katie Page, David Josselsohn who's a partner at law firm Gilbert and Tobin, based in Sydney and Andrew Wildblood who's the Executive Director of Premier Business and Growth for Telstra Australia. Chairman Maurice Newman has paid tribute to...

Take up rates higher than national and state averages

Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor says the rollout of the NBN is now in the home straight with fast broadband now available to 96 per cent of his electorate. In the past 18 months more than 34,000 premises in Mr. Taylor's electorate have connected to satellite, fibre or fixed wireless...