Highlands News

Water issues at Exeter

There's a shout out this morning for Exeter residents to go easy on their water. The council says a problem has occured with a large trunk main which is the major source of water supply to Exeter.. and hasn't allowed the reservoir to replenish overnight.Council crews worked through the night but...

Some changes to Sarah's Rule

The State Government will be expanding the new Sarah's rule to also protect road side assistance vehicles and tow truck drivers in addition to Police and Emergency Service vehicles. It follows the deaths of Sarah Frazer and tow truck driver Geoff Clark who were both killed when another vehicle ran up...

New coach for Mittagong Lions

The Mittagong Lions have made a couple of announcements regarding next season. The club has appointed former NRL player Jason Ferris as next year's coach, following the departure of Dan Beardshaw. Ferris played 96 first grade games with five clubs, including the Sharks and Manly. In other news, Dave Elliott has decided to...

Snow in Spring across the Highlands

A number of locations across the Southern Highlands have received falls of snow over the past 24 hours, including Canyonleigh, Sutton Forest and Moss Vale to name a few. The conditions are being caused by a frontal system associated with a trough which has moved across overnight which has caused all...

Moss Vale junior gets contract extension

Moss Vale Dragons junior Ray Stone has penned a new 12 month deal with Parramatta. As a 17 year old, Stone use to travel up to Sydney and back for training sessions. That was until the EELS helped him out with an apartment. Stone has now played six matches for the EELS this...

Canyonleigh woodchoppers excel at championships

Two Canyonleigh woodchoppers have performed outstandingly at the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Australian Championships held over the weekend on the Gold Coast. David Reumer was crowned Australia’s rookie champion, while his partner Maddison Kirley finished second in the women's competition. Mr. Reumer says he now gets the chance to head overseas as a member...

Balmoral woman sentenced for horror smash

A Balmoral woman will spend at least 18 months in gaol after her car crossed onto the wrong side of the Hume Highway at Pheasants Nest, killing Julie Bullock her son Hudson and also critically injuring her daughter Sienna. 52 year old Athena Vibert suffered a a "complex partial seizure" moments...

Two vehicle crash at Avoca

Emergency Services have been called to a two vehicle crash at Avoca. Around 9:45am a small truck ran up the back of a heavy vehicle which was turning into a property on Sheepwash Road. Rescue Crews had to free a man who was trapped. He's been airlifted to St. George Hospital by the...

Group 6 GF an absolute thriller

It's being described as one of the best first grade grand finals ever. The Thirlmere Roosters eventually got home in a nail biter against the Picton Magpies 38 to 36. Group Six Commentator Mike Shean says the match went down to the last five minutes. Unfortunately the Bowral Blacks went down in their...

Rain on the way

The Southern Highlands is due for a good dumping of rain today and tomorrow with up to 50 millimetres of rain forecast over both days. The conditions are being caused by a strong cold front that's coming up from the south west across NSW and a trough developing near the Coast...