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Moss Vale Couple's Prized Pooches Mauled to Death

Residents at Moss Vale are demanding the owner of a killer dog to come forward, before the animal attacks a child. Emily Hill and her husband who live in Bulwer Road have been left heartbroken after finding their two dogs ripped to shreds. The killer dog managed to push open a latched...

Highlands Firefighter to Climb Sydney Tower

A Southern Highlands Cross Fit Coach and Firefighter will be racing all the way up Sydney Tower to raise money for Motor Neurone Disease Caitlin Danyi who's father has the condition is one of hundreds of firefighters making the dash up 98 stories on October 14. The 26 year old will also...

Scientist's Study was Focused on Effects of Mining

Coal Free Southern Highlands President Peter Martin insists he wasn't aware of a recent of catchment audit tabled in State Parliament showing poor water quality in a section of the Wingecarribee River caused by dairy effluent and sewerage overflow Coal mining opponents have been quick to point out a report carried...

Roundabout Repairs in Bowral

Roundabout Repairs will be starting on Tuesday at the intersection of Funston Street, Bong Bong Road, Moss Vale Road and Kangaloon Road. The work will involve repairing the garden retaining wall. The intersection will remain open, but there maybe some delays. Work will be taking place between 9am and 3pm and should be...

Public Meeting Gets Personal

Around a hundred people attended a public meeting about the proposed Station Street upgrade in Bowral at St. Judes Church Hall on Wednesday night. Council will now have to assess a number of submissions and Mayor Halstead believes staff have done everything possible to mitigate any loss of trees. Mayor Ken Halstead...

Need For Affordable Housing at Robertson for Seniors

Representatives from the Land and Environment Court held an on site meeting at Robertson today to discuss a proposal for eight new units on the corner of Meryla & Burrawang Streets. The proposal is exclusively for over 55's and four people spoke in favour and four against. Local resident and Real Estate...

Nicholas Hammond at National Trust Talk in Exeter

Internationally acclaimed actor Nicholas Hammond, who's known for his role as " Spiderman " will be making a guest appearance at the Exeter Hall tomorrow at 10:30am. The event is a fundraiser for the National Trust which is now looking after the Retford Park Estate and Golden Vale Homestead in addition...

Councillor Whipper Unaware of Water NSW Audit

Wingecarribee Councillor Larry Whipper says it's essential council carefully examines the findings of an audit into water quality in Sydney's Drinking Water Catchment. In the audit, Water NSW raised concerns about poor water quality in a section of the Wingecarribee River, caused by dairy effluent and a number of sewerage system...

Highlands Businesses a Smash Hit at Restaurant & Catering Awards for Excellence

Six Southern Highlands businesses have been recognised at the 2017 Restaurant & Catering Awards for Excellence held at Luna Park. That includes Cafe Rosso in Bowral for best Italian restaurant, Hordens Restaurant at Milton Park for best European restaurant and Burrawang General Store for best breakfast restaurant. Other finalists included Centennial Vineyard...

Central Park Officially Opened

Central Park within the Retford Park Estate was officially opened today. Of the 157 homes which will eventually be built, 65 per cent were bought by locals, and some of these will be completed by the end of next year. The land was initially sold off by the late James Fairfax to...